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Hazel Walker

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Networking Lessons from My Father

Going to the post office with my Dad each time he took me to school was something I really looked forward to in the morning. Each and every time we went, Dad would call every person we encountered by their… 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 →

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 →

Practice Without Knowledge is Dangerous–Get Educated

How would you feel about having an employee who was never trained in your business?  Would they be effective? Would it be worthwhile having them on your team?  Would they be adding value at its peak level or just skimming… Continue Reading →

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