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Hazel Walker

Six Ways to Gain More Referrals

Recently I was listening to a podcast about how to grow your business and realized that I naturally do four of these five things to get more referrals and you can bet I’ll be adding the one I don’t do… Continue Reading →

Will Anybody Please Stand Up? Anybody?

One of these days I am going to meet the entire community of Anybody. I have never met the Anybody’s but they are very popular to business people. There seems to be a whole clan of them worldwide but they… Continue Reading →

Ten Empty Chairs

A while back, I was having a one-to-one with someone that identified herself as a “PK” (that’s a Preacher’s Kid, in case you were wondering).  We talked about her experience in her BNI chapter and how things were going in… Continue Reading →

Being a Sub Does Not Give You Member Privileges

To build a business by referral requires that you create relationships built on trust. Those relationships are built over conversation—give and take. The reason that we have open networking as an official part of the meeting is to facilitate getting… Continue Reading →

Planning, Bragging, & Complaining = Opportunities for Your Network

It is said that a good networker has two ears and one mouth and they should be used proportionally. We should be listening twice as much as we are talking. If you are doing a good job listening you will… Continue Reading →

How BNI Helped Me Write A Book

I recently published my first book.  To describe the level of commitment this took would be like trying to describe the color purple to a blind person.  Everyone knows that writing a book is a lot of work, it’s just… Continue Reading →

Investing in Your Chapter Type: Starting, Growing & Not-Giving-Up

I’ve been part of each of these types of chapters during my 18 years as part of BNI! Most recently, I’ve been spending my blood, sweat, and a TON of tears helping START new chapters. I’ve scrambled to find 40… Continue Reading →

If Membership is a Privilege, Why Are You Giving It Away?

I was once a member of the Indianapolis Columbia Club, it is a beautiful old building with fine dining, guest rooms, private events, discount, private networking activities, wine and beer tastings, golf club access and membership in other clubs around… Continue Reading →

Balance versus Harmony

Balance:  a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance Harmony: a pleasing combination or arrangement of different things Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to… Continue Reading →

One Simple Thing You Can Do to Improve Your BNI ROI

Director Consultant Sandi Ballard, BNI Blog Earth Date: July 14, 2016   I’ve sat down to write this blog at least three times only to be distracted by shiny objects. Those same things I yell at my clients about chasing… Continue Reading →

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