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Hazel Walker

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Using BNI to Hit Your 2018 Goals

New Year, New Goals… right? No matter if you achieved your goals last year or not, it’s a NEW YEAR—Time to get a fresh perspective and perhaps even take a NEW approach to old (carry-over) goals.  As you’re setting your… Continue Reading →

Be More Specific Please!

How many times have you attended a networking event or a BNI chapter meeting and hear your fellow chapter members throw away their time with a nice story, or sharing of a social element related to their business, only to… Continue Reading →

The Gift of Testimonial Super Powers

The golden rule states: Treat others as you would like to be treated. This rule could have been written about BNI testimonials. There is tremendous power in giving and getting great testimonials. I’ll tell you how to harness this super… Continue Reading →

Networking Is Not One Size Fits All

When you are at a networking event, every person you come in contact with has a personality that drives what they say and do when networking.  This personality also shapes how they react to everything you say and do. What… Continue Reading →

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 →

To Get Ahead, Give Ahead

When I started out in business, I thought that in order to be successful and “Get Ahead” I had to be aggressive about finding, keeping and getting more business. I had many business role models for this behavior both in… 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 →

15 Minutes A Day Can Pay Huge Dividends

We all know that we should be thankful for our many blessings. I have a warm house, a working car and a business that is exclusively referral-based. But so often I, like many of you, take that gift for granted…. Continue Reading →

All Referral Partners Are Not Created Equal

Ask any sales person if they would rather sell to a referral or cold call and every one of them will answer that they would rather sell to a referral.  Because referrals close at a much greater rate than other… 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 →

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