Did you know that MOST of the Send Out Cards leaders have been in BNI?
BNI stands for Business Networking Internationalhttp://www.bni.com
BNI is a referral organization. It is a networking organization for the purpose of giving and receiving referrals.
One of the advantages of BNI over groups like your Chamber of Commerce is that in each chapter can only have one person from each specific industry. You can only have one plumber, one greeting card guy, one residential realtor, one commercial realtor, etc. That way you are protected for your referrals.
Send Out Cards actually has a partnership with BNI. We're mentioned on the BNI web site.
The founder of BNI Dr. Ivan Misner spoke at the 2009 SOC National Convention.
Dr. Misner also mentions SOC by name in TWO of his books.
The 29% Solution
Truth or Delusion
This gives you a lot of credibility when you are speaking to a BNI group.
Also as a Send Out Cards rep you can offer a lot of value to your group. You can send cards on behalf of your group to all your visitors, your new members, etc. You can also send out invitations when your group has an open house. They will LOVE having a Send Out Cards rep in their group.
So if you're looking for an edge on other SOC reps you should investigate BNI.