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Hazel Walker

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meaningful business relationships

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 →

Building a Solid and Productive Business Network

Whether you are in sales, own a new small business or have been operating a business for years, networking with other businesses and business owners is a key to success. Some business professionals call it strategic networking while others call… Continue Reading →

Engaged or Passionate?

How many times do you meet with another person for networking or a business meeting and they are: Not prepared? Sort of prepared? Prepared? If you meet with someone who is prepared, what is their level of engagement and follow… 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 →

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 →

Just 1 Goal for 2018

As this year draws to a close and we all start evaluating what we’ve accomplished and planning for our 2018 accomplishments, I want to take a minute to talk to you about setting your 1 goal for BNI this year…. Continue Reading →

Is BNI your BIGGEST Client?

“What?” You ask. “Is BNI your biggest client?” I repeat. “No! XYZ Company is MY biggest client,” you reply. “Ok, that’s great!” I say. “Well then, may I ask you a few questions about your BIGGEST CLIENT? “Sure,” you reply…. Continue Reading →

This One Simple Question Will Explode Your Referrals

The number one key to getting high value referrals from your referral sources is trust. It is the first step in the referral process. If there is no trust, there will be only low value referrals or leads being passed… 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 →

How BNI Helped Me Write A Book

I recently published my first book.  To describe the level of commitment this took would be like trying to describe the color purple to a blind person.  Everyone knows that writing a book is a lot of work, it’s just… Continue Reading →

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