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Hazel Walker

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New Members

Are You Missing Your Golden Opportunity?

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 →

“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 →

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 →

Want to GAINS More Referrals? 5 Simple Things to Ask at Your Next One-to-One

One of the most valuable tools that we have in BNI is the power of one-to-one meetings using the GAINS Profile. It is good news/bad news thing—while it is one of the most valuable tools that BNI has for members… Continue Reading →

Top 7 Tools for Your Best One-to-One Ever!

As a BNI member there is no better way to quickly build your referral network than to engage in one-to-one (121) meetings with your fellow members. Not only will they be able to better refer you after a productive 121,… Continue Reading →

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 →

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