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How to make networking work for you

Anyone serious about their business, or about building their career, knows how important it is to attend networking events. But for many people, walking into a room and introducing yourself to strangers is intimidating and…Read More...

Dream big and change the world

On the 48th anniversary of one of the world's greatest moments in time, George Pytlik of Adwiz Communications reflects on how that historical moment can influence your life.

Wrap up a plan for networking success

Networking is a part of your marketing mix. Take time to set your networking goals and surprise yourself with the sales results you'll enjoy from this simple exercise.

The power of giving in business

There's business magic in store when you consistently focus on helping others. This is the essence of BNI. Here are some thoughts on how you can make the most of the potential networking offers.

10 Things the Best Networkers Do

Networking is the best way to do business in these times. But learning how to do it well can take time. Here are 10 practices the best networkers do to build their business.

Strong Ties are the Key to Networking

There's a long-held belief that networking is more effective when you connect with lots of people. A study found that this is incorrect. The best networking results come from fewer, deeper ties rather than many shallow ties. Here's why.

How to Become a Catalyst

We generally refer to those who make things happen as a "catalyst." They provide spark, energy and get things done. Here are the character qualities of a catalyst.

How to be magnetic

What if you could harness the power of personal magnetism to build your business? Here are some tips.

Make a strong first impression

In just seven seconds, people size you up, sift you, evaluate your capabilities and decide if they will ever do business with you. That's why you need to make a strong first impression. Here's how.

Toot your own horn

We're constantly asked questions like "How's it going?" The answer to those questions is far more important than most people realize, especially if you're in business.

Write down your success stories

A good story is something people can share with others, and they will. This aligns perfectly with word-of-mouth networking, which is why you need to write down your success stories.

Write your own personal introduction

You already know the importance of making a good first impression. When you're asked to speak at an event, don't leave the impression made by how you're introduced to chance. Plan ahead!

Capture your success stories

We're trained from childhood not to boast about our accomplishments. But in business, we need to share success stories, because they inspire others.

Track your way to networking success

To become a master networker, use your contact management software to keep track of your networking contacts and activities. Here's some info to help you do that effectively.

Maximizing the 3 types of business referrals

When you network, especially in a network organization like BNI, there is more than one type of referral. There are actually three distinctly different types of business referrals you can generate.

How to grow your business in 15 minutes

By spending just 15 minutes a day, four days a week, you can achieve your networking goals. Here are some insights inspired by Bernie Pawlik, the BNI Breakfast of Champions' chapter Ambassador.

How to build your EFH marketing team

There are a number of people within every networking group who have an E.F. Hutton kind of influence. Some really believe in you, your business and your product or service. Here's how to maximize the impact they can have on your business.

How to profile your ideal client

What if you could double the number of referrals you get that represent your ideal clients? The easy way is to create a profile of what an ideal client looks like. Here's how.

Find an Accountability Partner

Being held accountable for our commitments and actions heightens our awareness of what we have determined to do. Having an accountability partner for networking ensures that you will actually do the things you plan to do.

Attitude is Altitude

Pilots like their plane to have a positive attitude because it means more altitude below the aircraft, which is generally a great thing. The same principle applies to business, and even life in general.