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Hazel Walker

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The Importance of SIMPLE Accountability

Accountability is a multi-billion-dollar industry and growing.  Individually we have a love/hate relationship with accountability. We love it for others—after all they need to be held accountable—but we do not love it for ourselves. At all levels of our organization… Continue Reading →

Six Ways to Gain More Referrals

Recently I was listening to a podcast about how to grow your business and realized that I naturally do four of these five things to get more referrals and you can bet I’ll be adding the one I don’t do… Continue Reading →

Will Anybody Please Stand Up? Anybody?

One of these days I am going to meet the entire community of Anybody. I have never met the Anybody’s but they are very popular to business people. There seems to be a whole clan of them worldwide but they… Continue Reading →

Ten Empty Chairs

A while back, I was having a one-to-one with someone that identified herself as a “PK” (that’s a Preacher’s Kid, in case you were wondering).  We talked about her experience in her BNI chapter and how things were going in… Continue Reading →

Being a Sub Does Not Give You Member Privileges

To build a business by referral requires that you create relationships built on trust. Those relationships are built over conversation—give and take. The reason that we have open networking as an official part of the meeting is to facilitate getting… Continue Reading →

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 →

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