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Hazel Walker

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Stop Telling Me What You Do!

I go to a lot of BNI meetings all over the world and they are all the same, people all over the world make the same mistake week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year. If I could correct this one thing for every member… Continue Reading →

A Thought or Two About Visitors

A thought or two about guests and visitors coming to your chapter. First let me start with definitions. A Guest is someone who is ineligible to submit an application for membership or their line of work (example: a Fireman, Policeman… 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 →

Making the Myth of “Positive and Supportive” a Reality

The phrase “Objects in Mirror Are Larger Than They Appear” is on the outside passenger side mirrors of many newer model cars and trucks and that phrase aptly equates to the challenge to be and remain positive and supportive. As… Continue Reading →

One Minute to Better Networking

How can just 1 minute make a difference in your networking and, ultimately, your referrals? One minute is enough time to: Leave a “Happy Birthday” voice mail message. Call to say “Hello” to someone you haven’t spoken with in a… Continue Reading →

Networking at BNI?!?

Networking: Some of us like it, others LOVE it, and for some, it’s a necessary evil. So, why bother? Because it will help us achieve our goals. Or perhaps I should say, it can if you do it well. As… Continue Reading →

The Quickest Way to Close a Business…and lose customers, referrals and friends…

Tired of the rat race? Hate trying to be the best? Ready to transform yourself into something less? Follow these simple tips and you’ll be out of business in no time! Don’t provide the quality of services at the prices… Continue Reading →

6 Steps to Get More Referrals

Every business day of the week people all over the world are sitting in BNI meetings with the intention of getting and giving referrals. One of my biggest frustrations is that few members are really tapping into the potential of… 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 →

What Does Success Mean to YOU?

How do you define it? View it? Achieve it? What feelings do you get when you think about SUCCESS? When you really stop and picture yourself in a successful moment? Most people barely take the time to set goals, let… Continue Reading →

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