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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Do One to Ones or Fail

BNI membership can be a little overwhelming when you walk into the room as a brand new member. So the first thing we encourage new members to do is break the room down into small bites.  The only way to… Continue Reading →

Why Show Up?

Q. – Why do we have to have an Attendance Policy? After all business comes first and I cannot put BNI before my business. A. – This is a common question that I get from BNI and non-BNI members regularly… 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 →

Stop Telling Me What You Do!

I go to a lot of BNI meetings all over the world and they are all the same, people all over the world make the same mistake week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year. If I could correct this one thing for every member… Continue Reading →

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