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Hazel Walker

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Are You Missing Your Golden Opportunity?

Many of us learn in the early days about the importance of one-to-ones.  This is the golden opportunity to sit across from someone, outside of your weekly chapter meeting, who might be a natural referral source for you. More importantly… Continue Reading →

Where’s the Skill in That?

Not long ago, I was at an event where many real estate investors were networking.  That night I met a woman, a fellow real estate investor, and struck up a conversation. In a fairly short period of time, I learned… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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