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Hazel Walker

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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 →

Is BNI your BIGGEST Client?

“What?” You ask. “Is BNI your biggest client?” I repeat. “No! XYZ Company is MY biggest client,” you reply. “Ok, that’s great!” I say. “Well then, may I ask you a few questions about your BIGGEST CLIENT? “Sure,” you reply…. Continue Reading →

This One Simple Question Will Explode Your Referrals

The number one key to getting high value referrals from your referral sources is trust. It is the first step in the referral process. If there is no trust, there will be only low value referrals or leads being passed… Continue Reading →

1 Time Management Secret To Help You Succeed in BNI

Time management? You either think you’re good at it or bad. Regardless, it’s the key to success or the appearance that you’re a hot mess! Even I had to learn manage my time and it IS a process. A painful… Continue Reading →

4 Steps for a Productive Networking Conversation

It is not easy for many people to network. They feel uncomfortable approaching strangers, which makes total sense because that is what our parents taught us, “Don’t talk to strangers.” Most of the reason they are uncomfortable is that they… 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 →

Will Anybody Please Stand Up? Anybody?

One of these days I am going to meet the entire community of Anybody. I have never met the Anybody’s but they are very popular to business people. There seems to be a whole clan of them worldwide but they… Continue Reading →

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