Guests / invitees to be treated with dignity Seating arrangements for guests/invitees
In the front rows
The “Dont’s” for Any Open Meeting
Music during the Open Meetings
Exaggeration of speaker pin level or status
Make Question and Answer a General Policy
National Anthem at the close of Open
Reference to any religious community
Statements to press by host or coordinator
Many invitees make a decision to join this business after attending this meeting. It is expected and recommended that they join this business essentially with the person or in consultation with the person (local or international) who has invited them to this meeting and has shown them the plan / introduced them to this business opportunity.
BWW recognizes the honorary commitment of the Meeting Host to conduct this meeting professionally and treat all invited guests with dignity on behalf of BWW.
Guest seating should be seated in the front rows.The Greeters and ushers should ensure that the guests are treated well and seated in prominent place.
Responsibility of the Greeters
Welcome the Guests / invitees at the door.
Responsibility of the Ushers
To accompany the guests / invitees and accommodate them in the front rows.
Introduction By :Meeting Host
Time span : 3minutes.
Sample Introduction: Audience welcome, Brief & Professional speaker introduction
“Mr. (name of Speaker) is a good friend of mine, (Speakers educational background). The business he is going talk about, has made him wealthy and he would now like to share this business opportunity with us. Please help me welcome (Speaker name)”.
Things to avoid when
Speaker comes on stage: No Music, No whistling, No Warm Up
Showing the Plan
For a lady to show the plan, upline Diamond permission is necessary.
The host must thank the Speaker and start announcements quickly after the speaker winds up STP.
Nature of announcements:
Next meeting dates
Availability of Britt tools
SOT/Book of the Month/Lamplighter Subscriptions
By: Meeting Host Time Span: 7 minutes
Recognition for: Available local leaders/Available pins
Below silvers:Seat recognition
Silvers & up:Stage recognition (allowed name & profession only)
Diamonds:Stage recognition (allowed 1min max.)
The official Britt host goes on stage to welcome the audience and briefly introduce the speaker (in 2 minutes). The introduction should be brief and professional. It could run like this : “Mr.(name of Speaker) is a good friend of mine, (Speakers educational background). The business he is going talk about, has made him wealthy and he would now like to share this business opportunity with us. Please help me welcome (Speaker name)”.
When speaker comes on stage, there should be no music, whistles or over -excitement. (Avoid doing warm up, in the presence of prospects.)
Presenting the Plan
The speaker must not exceed a time frame of 45 minutes in presenting the Business Plan; considering the concentration of the prospects. If a lady is to show the plan, this should be done only after checking with the upline Diamond. Closing
It is mandatory to mention that the prospect should contact the person who invited them to the meeting. The local leader is assigned this responsibility. The promotion of the forthcoming events and announcement of the next open meetings in the town must be repeated.
It is essential that the official Britt host hold a meeting with local leaders to encourage their involvement and distribute responsibilities. Proper advance notice of the leaders meeting and general convenience should be kept in mind.
Host Charges / Fees
The host fee per meeting payable by BWW depends on the attendance :
If attendance is between 200 â€“ 550 persons, the Host Fee is Rs.500
If attendance is 550 persons and beyond the host fee would be Rs.1000 per meeting.
This amount maybe deducted from the Surplus, while being remitted to BWW.
For any clarification please contact your local BWW office â€“ Branch Incharge.
In cases where special approval has been taken from BWW or Upline Diamond.
Legal Undertaking for quality & content:
The Upline Diamond shall be responsible for all necessary authorizations and he/she should also ensure that the quality and content of the Open Meeting is maintained as per BWW Open Meeting guidelines
To ensure awareness and adherence to guidelines, the local host and the Speaker will submit an undertaking before the announcement of any Open Meeting. This undertaking shall be valid for a year from the date of signing and shall be deemed to include all Open Meetings conducted during that said year. Please see the annexure.
Host & Speaker Undertaking Forms.(Refer Annexure)
Publishing & Announcement of Open Meetings
The local host should communicate to BWW at least 2 months prior to the event date of any open meeting that is to be held and for the purpose of clarity, the 10th of every month will be set as the deadline to submit details of all confirmed Open Meetings that are to be held in the forthcoming 2 months. Upon intimation and subsequent receipt of the undertaking of the host, BWW will proceed to publish the dates, time, language, location and venue details in the Lamplighter and Website. However, kindly note that any information or update reaching BWW after the 6th of the month will not reflect in the Lamplighter.
Registration Fees for Open Meetings
The Open Meeting registration fee / ticket price can vary from Rs.20 to Rs.30 per person (Excluding Service Tax as applicable).
However, the registration fee / ticket price chargeable for the Britt Open Meeting has to
Role of Upline Diamond
From time to time, the upline Diamond will be updated with the list of the Hosts he has authorized as BWW Open Meeting Hosts. This is to enable the upline Diamond in guiding & ensuring that the Hosts in his team are adhering to the open meeting guidelines.
What does not get measured does not get done. Therefore if Quality remains unmeasured it may not be delivered. A QA Team designated by BWW will visit BWW Opens to verify adherence to guidelines and submit a detailed report. The hosts will be informed in advance of such visits.
The summary of the findings by the QA Team will be presented to the Advisory board.
The host must thank the Speaker and start announcements quickly after the speaker winds up STP. The announcements should be made for the next meeting, Seminar, Rally; availability of Britt tools, Mail Order, SOT/Book of the Month/Lamplighter Subscriptions.
The Britt Host, shall plan the recognition involving local leaders / pins available and make sure that all are aware that the brief for recognition is only the Name and profession of the IBO.
The order of recognition shall start from people who are attending the meetings for the first time / those who joined business recently, 3%, 6%, 9%, 12%, 15%, 18%, 21% to Directs, Ruby Directs, Emeralds and Diamonds.
The Silvers and up will have a stage recognition while those below Silver in pin
Criteria for a New Open Meeting
Only those Open Meetings that have been authorized by the Upline Diamond will be recognized as (Britt Worldwide India Pvt. Ltd.) BWW Open Meetings therefore local hosts in any region or location are requested to obtain this authorization prior to announcement of any open meeting.
The minimum attendance required at the Open Meetings should be 200 and above therefore please note that any Open Meetings with less that 200 attendees will not qualify as BWW Open Meetings except
be decided in consultation with the Upline Diamond and Britt Worldwide.
Materials for BWW Open Meetings
1. The BWW banner will be displayed at all BWW recognized Open Meetings. To obtain this banner the local host will have to requisition for it through the Local BWW Regional office.
2. For the Open Meeting Tickets, the Local host will have to requisition for the quantity required (for a minimum period of 3 months) through the Local BWW Regional office.
The host will be required to provide a report on monthly attendance to the Local BWW office by the 15th of next month.
When surplus from open meetings is retained by the host, it sends a wrong message in the market, besides affecting the business.
All collections / surpluses (funds) from the BWW Open Meeting after deduction of expenses incurred should be forwarded to BWW vide cheque or draft in favour of “Britt Worldwide India Pvt. Ltd.” The same maybe submitted at the nearest Regional Office. It will be the Upline Diamond’s responsibility to ensure that this happens.
The undertaking signed by the speaker and the host will indicate the responsibility to adhere to the guidelines and form the basis of adherence to Government, Legal and BWW and Amway guidelines / policies.
Every year the Host responsibility should change and the Upline Diamond will decide on the Open Meeting Hosts from his team on the basis of :
Strong representation in terms of numbers at that open (The Host should have a lot to lose, if the meeting is not conducted in the manner it is designed).
Upline Diamond’s personal comfort and the proposed Hosts’ standing with BWW.
Quote of the Day
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.
WeRemain ever thankful to Britt Worldwide System and our entire line of sponsporship for guiding and mentoring us constantly.
G S Vishwanath & Dr Sheela Vishwanath (Founder Emerald)