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Ask then Ask Again

enter site I often teach programs on the strategies of building high-value networks to business professionals. One of the most valuable things you can have is a well built and well-maintained network of people who are there to support you or connect… Continue Reading →

Becoming a BNI Member of the Year

click here Christy Ragle, WholeHeart Communications, was a year into owning and running her own business and felt lonely. She worked from home, did not have any co-workers and felt “stuck.” A friend invited her to BNI visitor’s day at the local… Continue Reading →

Are You Missing Your Golden Opportunity?

http://faithfamilyandtechnology.com/page/64/?s=weekly verse Many of us learn in the early days about the importance of one-to-ones.  This is the golden opportunity to sit across from someone, outside of your weekly chapter meeting, who might be a natural referral source for you. More importantly… Continue Reading →

Building a Solid and Productive Business Network

Whether you are in sales, own a new small business or have been operating a business for years, networking with other businesses and business owners is a key to success. Some business professionals call it strategic networking while others call… Continue Reading →

Engaged or Passionate?

How many times do you meet with another person for networking or a business meeting and they are: Not prepared? Sort of prepared? Prepared? If you meet with someone who is prepared, what is their level of engagement and follow… Continue Reading →

Where’s the Skill in That?

Not long ago, I was at an event where many real estate investors were networking.  That night I met a woman, a fellow real estate investor, and struck up a conversation. In a fairly short period of time, I learned… Continue Reading →

“Black Friday” Your Network

What is your tradition for the Friday after Thanksgiving? You know that day where usually sane and normal people go almost crazy scouring every flyer, newspaper and store  internet site looking for those unbelievable “Back Friday” deals. You might be… Continue Reading →

There’s No “I” In Team, But there is in BNI!

There’s this hidden treasure called the GAINS exchange (aka GAINS profile), which has been underutilized by many BNI Members… including ME! As a “veteran” Member, I tend to get comfortable, and forget about the amazing tools BNI has given us… Continue Reading →

A Is for Accomplishments

Q. Why is it important for me to know my fellow members’ accomplishments? A. This is how we build credibility with one other. If you can share with me during our GAINS Exchange the things that you have achieved and… Continue Reading →

One Simple Way to Hit Your 2018 Goals

What an exciting time it is to be in business!  Time to put the old year behind us, reflect on what was good, improve on things that weren’t so good and set goals for the new year.  If you haven’t… Continue Reading →

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