BPN Blog Archives

You Are What You Attract

A short, to-the-point and humorous video from Dr. Misner and Australian friend about networking with a positive attitude. My favorite part: Don't go to networking events and complain -- half ...
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Networking by Volunteering

Networking by Volunteering

We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” The more people you know, the better chance you have of finding the people you need, ...
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David Martin at 2011 Cattle Barons' Ball

Donatin’ and Donutin’

Once again this year, Business Power Network members David Martin (Murney Associates, Realtors), Brian Wilmsmeyer (Elite Promotions), and Sharyn Dawson (Print Project Management) were heavily involved with the American Cancer ...
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Springfield Design Association

The “Nice” Department

Taking a cue from Bernie Miklasz, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, we'll be posting some BNI-related community stuff now and then on the old BPN Blog... First up, from ...
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Reap What You Sow

Reap What You Sow

Ever hear the term “you reap what you sow”? Well, that applies to BNI as well. If you become an active member of BNI and participate regularly in 1-2-1s, Power ...
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Springfield Business Journal

BPN Member SBJ Takes Home The Prize(s)!

From our own Mary Warner at SBJ: The Springfield Business Journal was a big winner in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest presented by the Missouri Press Association. Here is a ...
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Joplin Tornado Aftermath

BNI Misner Charitable Foundation Extends Hand To Help Joplin Relief Efforts

Ed.  This is a repost of an article from the BNI Missouri-Southern Illinois Blog. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our over 250 BNI members and family in ...
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Mille's Turn of the Century Café

BPN “In The News”

And now it's time for another installment of... "Business Power Network In The News"! Of course, the BIG news is that we are moving! Our chapter meetings will now be ...
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Linked In at the Lake

Linked In at the Lake

Business Power Network took part in the "Linked In at the Lake" regional BNI networking event on Friday, October 1st. This event served a dual purpose -- to provide an ...
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ltpilot

Me? On The Leadership Team?

(This article was "borrowed" from the BNI Minnesota-N. Wisconsin regional blog, found here.  I'd give the original author credit by name, but it was unsigned.  Still, well written and to the ...
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BNI – Networking For All Ages

Who says you have to be experienced to join a BNI group?  Not these "members" from the BNI Vision chapter in Enfield, U.K., who really put the meaning into "youth ...
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social

Social Hours A(n Un)Qualified Success

Why did you join BNI, really?  If you don't have a ready answer, think about it for a while.  I can guarantee that for most of us, the answer is something ...
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The 'Whys' and 'Wherefores' of Using LinkedIn

The ‘Whys’ and ‘Wherefores’ of Using LinkedIn

Over the past year or so, we have encouraged all the members in our chapter to join LinkedIn, and almost everyone has.  Still, you might be asking yourself two questions:  "Why?"  ...
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BPN Announces Pending Name Change

BPN Announces Pending Name Change

In honor of Google's pending name change to Topeka (cf. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/different-kind-of-company-name.html), Business Power Network is proud to announce that we plan to change our name to The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Chapter of ...
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BNI Featured on PBS Nightly Business Report

This video, of the BNI Platinum Chapter in Miami, Florida, has already been featured in the last week as an item in the official BNI News Briefs, as well as on our Regional ...
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Business Power Network "In The News"...

Business Power Network “In The News”…

One of my favorite activities as "unofficial chapter historian" is occasionally getting to blow the horn for other members in our chapter who have made the news for one reason ...
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Survivor Fiji - Vulagi Tribe

BNI Business Power Network uses “Survivor Fiji” to grow chapter – by Brittany Helton, Ollis & Co.

Much like the hit TV show Survivor, where contestants are thrown into the jungle to face many challenges and oppositions, we as professionals face many challenges we have to “survive” ...
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Wake up!  It's 2010.

Wake up! It’s 2010.

Ever notice how many blog posts start out with something like, "Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted anything to my blog in X days/weeks/months"?  Well, consider this another one ...
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dynamic

Braggin’ Rights?

We often refer to ourselves here at Business Power Network as "one of the most dynamic" BNI chapters in the Southwest Missouri region. You may have noticed -- it's the ...
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Being There

Being There

What's the single most important element that contributes to your success in BNI?  Is it referrals?  1-2-1's?  Power Teams?  An argument could be made for each of those things, as ...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

A client of mine recently had the need for a service that I do not provide.  Which is not unusual, of course, as no web designer can be all things ...
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