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Planning, Bragging, & Complaining = Opportunities for Your Network

It is said that a good networker has two ears and one mouth and they should be used proportionally. We should be listening twice as much as we are talking. If you are doing a good job listening you will… Continue Reading →

How BNI Helped Me Write A Book

I recently published my first book.  To describe the level of commitment this took would be like trying to describe the color purple to a blind person.  Everyone knows that writing a book is a lot of work, it’s just… Continue Reading →

Investing in Your Chapter Type: Starting, Growing & Not-Giving-Up

I’ve been part of each of these types of chapters during my 18 years as part of BNI! Most recently, I’ve been spending my blood, sweat, and a TON of tears helping START new chapters. I’ve scrambled to find 40… Continue Reading →

If Membership is a Privilege, Why Are You Giving It Away?

I was once a member of the Indianapolis Columbia Club, it is a beautiful old building with fine dining, guest rooms, private events, discount, private networking activities, wine and beer tastings, golf club access and membership in other clubs around… Continue Reading →

Balance versus Harmony

Balance:  a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance Harmony: a pleasing combination or arrangement of different things Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to… Continue Reading →

One Simple Thing You Can Do to Improve Your BNI ROI

Director Consultant Sandi Ballard, BNI Blog Earth Date: July 14, 2016   I’ve sat down to write this blog at least three times only to be distracted by shiny objects. Those same things I yell at my clients about chasing… Continue Reading →

When an Emergency Means Missing a Meeting

My phone rings and it is a BNI Member named Tom. He is mad because he received a letter from his chapter opening his position in the chapter and he felt strongly that it was unfair. I asked him why… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Reasons to Invite Guests and Visitors to Your BNI Chapter Meeting

#10. Inviting people makes you more visible to your chapter. You show that you are engaged, not just filling a seat. #9. More guests and visitors help grow the chapter or replace lost members giving you (and everyone in your… Continue Reading →

Building the Second Level of Credibility

In my last article (Click here) I discussed what it takes to build the beginning level of credibility as a new member in a BNI Chapter. It does not take a lot of hard work to build that first level… Continue Reading →

Early Credibility and New Members

Credibility: trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, integrity; reputation, status “does he possess the moral credibility the party is looking for?” To often there is an expectation from new BNI Members that they are going to be accepted into a BNI Chapter and as soon as they are… Continue Reading →

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