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Hazel Walker

Pulling Your Oar

Ask any successful BNI member what is the best part of being a member and they are likely to say “the people I’ve met and the relationships I’ve built,” but if you dig a little deeper, you may come to… Continue Reading →

How a Car Company Can Help You become a Great Conversationalist

We have all heard of Dale Carnegie the great conversationalist. His book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is a bible on how to carry on a conversation with virtually anyone. Yet how many people have heard of the… Continue Reading →

GOAL: The New 4-Letter Word

GOAL. We’re not talking sports here, we’re talking TANGIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. For some people the word “GOAL” has a negative connotation and for others it poses a challenge, something to work toward, a platform for success. When someone asks you about… Continue Reading →

How to Get Referrals From Members of Your Network

Every business day of the week people all over the world are sitting in BNI meetings with the intention of getting and giving referrals. One of my biggest frustrations is that few members are really tapping into the potential of… Continue Reading →

Seven Ways to Destroy Credibility With Your BNI Members

If you cannot build your credibility with members of your network you will not get referrals from them. Amazingly people join groups like BNI with the idea that they can just show up and get referrals. What they do not… Continue Reading →

Practice Without Knowledge is Dangerous–Get Educated

How would you feel about having an employee who was never trained in your business?  Would they be effective? Would it be worthwhile having them on your team?  Would they be adding value at its peak level or just skimming… Continue Reading →

The Winding Path That Is Life – Finding True North

My life took a left turn, then another left turn, up some amazing hills, then to the depths of valleys that I thought I would never come out of before it took a right turn on a path that would… Continue Reading →

Does Your BNI Chapter Have a Code of Conduct?

Does your chapter have a code of conduct that you expect your members to adhere to?  Many chapters have dress codes and standards that they expect their members to follow regarding participation. BNI has a set Code of Ethics that… Continue Reading →

Let your business card speak for you

BNI – It’s A Long Game – Patience and Time Pay Off

I speak to BNI Members all over the world, especially new members who come to me and tell me how frustrated they are to be getting very few referrals from their group. They always want to know what the secret… Continue Reading →

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