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Hazel Walker

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Just 1 Goal for 2018

As this year draws to a close and we all start evaluating what we’ve accomplished and planning for our 2018 accomplishments, I want to take a minute to talk to you about setting your 1 goal for BNI this year…. Continue Reading →

Are You Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

She was a relatively new member in the chapter, there had been a disagreement between members and the chapter split, leaving only 12 active members. As I  walked into the meeting, she headed my direction and introduced herself to me…. Continue Reading →

Collaboration-The Power Behind BNI

Collaboration:  the action of working with someone to produce or create something. I love this organization because it matches my values and most of the time the leaders in BNI–from leadership teams to the CEO–work in a collaborative mindset. Working together… Continue Reading →

We Don’t Need No Stinking Name Badges!

I had this conversation recently with a BNI member in Australia and I have had this very same conversation with members in Indiana too. 1st Member:  I don’t understand the big deal over these BNI name badges. Why do I… Continue Reading →

The Importance of SIMPLE Accountability

Accountability is a multi-billion-dollar industry and growing.  Individually we have a love/hate relationship with accountability. We love it for others—after all they need to be held accountable—but we do not love it for ourselves. At all levels of our organization… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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