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Hazel Walker

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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 →

Top 10 Reasons to Invite Guests and Visitors to Your BNI Chapter Meeting

#10. Inviting people makes you more visible to your chapter. You show that you are engaged, not just filling a seat. #9. More guests and visitors help grow the chapter or replace lost members giving you (and everyone in your… Continue Reading →

When One Wins, We All Win

We’re going to go a slightly different direction today since it is the day of our BNI Awards Breakfast here in Central Indiana. This is a day where we honor and, yes, celebrate the BNI members who have best exemplified… Continue Reading →

It’s Just Not Fair

I hate rules! I know this likely surprises my friends, but it’s true. I hate rules, but I hate injustice even more and I see injustice happen in BNI Chapters all the time all over the world! I have been… Continue Reading →

Not so Fast Hot Shot!

Have you seen this happen in your chapter???   John, a member in your chapter, stands and asks for referrals to _______ (pick a common category or type of business), let’s say bankers. This seemingly simple request initiates a flurry… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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