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Hazel Walker

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Do One to Ones or Fail

BNI membership can be a little overwhelming when you walk into the room as a brand new member. So the first thing we encourage new members to do is break the room down into small bites.  The only way to… Continue Reading →

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Networking

Today is Carb Day in the Indianapolis area. For those outside of Indiana, who may not know, this is practically a state-recognized holiday. It is the final practice session before the race, held on the Friday before the Indianapolis 500…. Continue Reading →

Why Show Up?

Q. – Why do we have to have an Attendance Policy? After all business comes first and I cannot put BNI before my business. A. – This is a common question that I get from BNI and non-BNI members regularly… Continue Reading →

Changing the “Not Enough Time” Paradigm

Everyone is busy. We all make choices about how we want to spend our time and what we do during that time can have a HUGE impact on our lives or none at all. It’s not uncommon for new (and… Continue Reading →

When One Wins, We All Win

We’re going to go a slightly different direction today since it is the day of our BNI Awards Breakfast here in Central Indiana. This is a day where we honor and, yes, celebrate the BNI members who have best exemplified… Continue Reading →

You Get What You Ask For

Stop complaining! Members often complain about the poor quality of the referrals that they are receiving from their chapter, complaining that they are often not worth the paper they are written on or complete junk. When I ask them why… Continue Reading →

Where are the Golden Geese?

I am a business consultant and when I first joined BNI I hoped I would get a ton of qualified business. Don’t we all???!!!! The key I learned (and was told) was that I had to work to create meaningful… Continue Reading →

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 →

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