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“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 →

There’s No “I” In Team, But there is in BNI!

There’s this hidden treasure called the GAINS exchange (aka GAINS profile), which has been underutilized by many BNI Members… including ME! As a “veteran” Member, I tend to get comfortable, and forget about the amazing tools BNI has given us… 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 →

The Gift of Testimonial Super Powers

The golden rule states: Treat others as you would like to be treated. This rule could have been written about BNI testimonials. There is tremendous power in giving and getting great testimonials. I’ll tell you how to harness this super… Continue Reading →

Networking Is Not One Size Fits All

When you are at a networking event, every person you come in contact with has a personality that drives what they say and do when networking.  This personality also shapes how they react to everything you say and do. What… Continue Reading →

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