It’s Friday And That’s Awesome!

In honor of the final episode of HIMYM.

In honor of the final episode of HIMYM.

Just a few days until the Awesome Challenge begins! In prep, here are the step-by-steps for writing reviews on the various social media platforms. File this one under “Reference” in case you need it later.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Disregard my earlier comments about reviews on Google+ showing . . . → Read More: It’s Friday And That’s Awesome!

The Value of Relationships to Your Success

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Interlocking relationships benefit everyone.

As a member of Business Power Network, you already have a sense of the importance of relationships in attaining success. A study published in 2012 illustrates how your fellow BPN members and other individuals in your social network can help you implement your strategy at different phases of the . . . → Read More: The Value of Relationships to Your Success

The VCP Process® Explained, by Dr. Ivan Misner

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At the core of the BNI philosophy, right there along with Givers Gain, is the VCP Process: Visibility + Credibility = Profitability. In this short video, Dr. Ivan Misner gets into detail about what the process is, the importance of each facet of the process, and why the process works so successfully. Best of all, . . . → Read More: The VCP Process® Explained, by Dr. Ivan Misner

What Do Woody Allen and BNI Have in Common?

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Woody once famously said, “90% of success is just showing up.”  And so it is with success in BNI, as well, assuming that you consider “success” to be an increase in referrals and closed business… and, assuming you subscribe to the Givers Gain philosophy, an increase in the amount of referrals that you are able . . . → Read More: What Do Woody Allen and BNI Have in Common?

Social Butterfly Effect Wrap-Up

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Here’s something to get you through a Tuesday without BNI!  The final days of the Social Butterfly Effect are upon us.  As we wrap up this social media challenge, think about what we’ve been accomplishing over the last several weeks.  Do you think the course of someone’s business has been changed for the better by . . . → Read More: Social Butterfly Effect Wrap-Up

Social Butterfly Effect, Week 4

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Week 4 of the Social Butterfly Effect challenge, which means we’re already halfway through!  How are you doing so far?  Are you keeping up with our challenge of two reviews or recommendations a week?  Hope so!

Here are a few questions I’ve been asked about how best to succeed in this challenge, and the answers . . . → Read More: Social Butterfly Effect, Week 4

Social Butterfly Effect, Week 2

SBE Challenge Week 2

Halfway through Week 2 of our Social Butterfly Effect challenge!  I’m happy to see all the online review activity that has been going on since we started last week; I know I saw at least a third of our chapter members had posted something while I was out there on the ‘Net doing my own . . . → Read More: Social Butterfly Effect, Week 2

The Facebook Recommendation Box

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One of the options for our current Social Butterfly Effect game is to write a Recommendation for a chapter member’s business on their Facebook Business page.  The Recommendation box is usually found near the top of the right-hand column; however, it has come to my attention that the box is not always displayed on every . . . → Read More: The Facebook Recommendation Box

BNI Explained In This Short Video

With this new video done by Steven Lin at 2Q Creations, you never have to wonder about how to best explain BNI to others — you can simply share this quick, clear, simple, visually stimulating video and let it do the work for you!

(The only way this could have been cooler is if . . . → Read More: BNI Explained In This Short Video

VCP = Visibility, Credibility, Profitability

One of the nicest things about joining a BNI chapter is that none of us has to “reinvent the wheel” of business networking; we have a set structure in place that has been proven over time to produce results, and terrific results at that.  This particular wheel was “invented” by Dr. Ivan Misner, and it . . . → Read More: VCP = Visibility, Credibility, Profitability