As a professional you strive to please your clients and leave them with a good impression. And most of the time, you do just that. You know you did a good job. They know you did a good job. But, no one else knows you did a good job. Asking for testimonials from your … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Need Testimonials
It seems like an alien concept – networking in the holidays. Holidays are for relaxing, kicking back and forgetting about all those niceties and that salesy jargon. For sure, but it is also a time when people are feeling sentimental and you guessed it, a wee bit chilled. Not to play on the … Continue reading Networking in the Holidays
BNI's Member Traffic Lights (Power of One Report) and Chapter Traffic Lights are tools that are provided to help members analyse what's working and what's not working, and how we can make it better. This concept is something that all business owners and professionals do in their businesses, usually when strategizing around growth or reviewing … Continue reading BNI Tools: The Traffic Lights
Following a few surveys and stalker-like manoeuvres we sourced a few tips from around the world from the greatest woman entrepreneurs. When it comes to working in a man's world, these powerhouses don’t believe there is such a thing as a man's world. It is just our world, and we all have a place in it. … Continue reading 5 Tips on Being the Best Woman Entrepreneur
BNI is both conscious and deliberate about serving the greater good by helping businesses around the world to create a culture of collaboration in business. Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI says: “An organization needs a sound strategy to succeed but, it needs a great culture to excel. For me, that approach has been about … Continue reading Seven Core Values that serve the Greater Good
BNI members know that word of mouth marketing is the most valuable tool in any business person’s marketing arsenal. A personal referral from a trusted contact can influence a potential client to buy your products or services over any other method of marketing. What makes a referral different from a lead is that, more than … Continue reading When is a Referral not really a Referral?
Networking is one of the most important requirements of a leadership role. That having been said, while networks create great value, networking itself takes consistent hard work. No matter how busy you are, it is essential to make the time to spend on cultivating your networks. One way of fast tracking your ability to network … Continue reading Who are Your People?
Networking goes hand-in-hand with running a successful business. That being said many of us dread walking into a room and introducing ourselves to a whole bunch of strangers. Here are eight hot tips that will turn you into a master networker: ARRIVE ON TIME Resist the urge to arrive late. Showing up early at … Continue reading Mastering Networking Etiquette
In this digitally-driven world of ours the power of personal interaction is more valuable than ever. While it is the norm to partake in on-line communities, to email clients, or video conference a meeting, face-to-face communication that fosters trust, and leads to solid, long-term business relationships is, without question, worth the time and effort. Whether you own … Continue reading The Benefits of Networking