Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

What better what to celebrate a normal Thursday, than by putting on a red nose? Trust me, it’s for a good cause–no–a GREAT cause. Red Nose Day brings awareness and fundraising efforts to children’s charities across the globe. At the BNI Foundation, we support children in education, so this movement seemed like a great fit for us to support. Nonprofits such as charity: water, National Urban […]

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Givers Gain is a Standard, Not a Sword

Givers Gain is a Standard, Not a Sword

Understanding an important philosophy based on the law of reciprocity can make your networking far more powerful, but only when self applied. Click on the graphic above, or click here, to see the video!

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Talking on Givers Gain, Passions, and Family

Talking on Givers Gain, Passions, and Family

I have been interviewed by countless reporters, blog authors, and more. Usually once you hit the “dozen books published” line, they assume you have a thing or two to say. With all of those interviews, you’d think I’d run out of things to say. In actuality, I’ve found that the energy of the person interviewing me really comes into play and helps make each conversation […]

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Will You Take the Givers Gain Challenge?

Will You Take the Givers Gain Challenge?

This time of year always leaves me very reflective. Since it is Thanksgiving here in the United States today, I just want to take a moment to talk about something near and dear to me – Givers Gain. I have a lot to be thankful for, from my wonderful family to my striving business networking organization. Thanksgiving isn’t the only day that I’m thankful, but […]

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3 Tips for Putting the Butterfly Effect of Networking in Motion

3 Tips for Putting the Butterfly Effect of Networking in Motion

Some years back, I posted a blog detailing how my introduction to Richard Branson was completely the result of the Butterfly Effect of Networking.  In thinking about that blog post, it occurred to me that an important part of the reason I was able to make such effective and rewarding networking connections was the way that I thought about, and therefore went about networking. Here’s what I […]

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Being Your Own Chief Networking Officer

Being Your Own Chief Networking Officer

If you work in an organization, you might be familiar with the increasingly popular position of chief networking officer (CNO).  The CNO is the person who handles many corporations’ business networking and community-related activities. The role or position of CNO has changed over the years.  In the past, the CNO could have been the person responsible for such things as running the computer or IT […]

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Has Your Business Mission Changed?

Has Your Business Mission Changed?

In this video, I answer the question of how the mission for my own business, BNI® (the world’s largest business networking organization), has changed over the last thirty years. In every business, there are some things which remain constant and other things which become transformational.  The one thing which has remained constant in my  own business is the philosophy of the organization, Givers Gain®, which […]

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Learning to Use the Law of Reciprocity

Learning to Use the Law of Reciprocity

Put simply, the law of reciprocity in networking means that by providing benefits (including referrals) to others, you will be creating strong networking relationships that will eventually bring benefits (especially referrals) to you, often in a very roundabout way rather than directly from the person you benefit.  This makes the law of reciprocity an enormously powerful tool for growing your own business’s size and profitability. […]

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Make a Good Living While Serving a Greater Good

Make a Good Living While Serving a Greater Good

All of us are in business to make a profit. But if that’s the primary driving force in business, we become mercenaries to that process.  I believe that I should serve a greater need than simply to make a profit. I believe that business can be honorable.  It can make a difference in individual lives as well as communities. Small business is the engine that […]

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Your Contribution Lives On

Your Contribution Lives On

The news of Robin Williams’ suicide stunned me last week. He is someone we collectively feel strongly personal about, as if we knew him as a friend. And the situation that apparently led him to take his own life – depression – just left me feeling like I had been sucker punched. And then it led me to some deeper and more profound thoughts. Albert […]

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What’s in It for Us?

What’s in It for Us?

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in early 2012, I embarked on a journey to find a holistic way to treat it.  Though it wasn’t at all easy to find natural ways of treating cancer, I was lucky enough to have my wife Beth by my side every step of the way and, as a certified sports nutritionist, she has quite a bit of knowledge in […]

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Free Monthly ‘Networking Cafe’ Webinar–You’re Invited!

Free Monthly ‘Networking Cafe’ Webinar–You’re Invited!

In this video, filmed at a recent networking conference in Nashville, TN, I talk to my good friend and partner in the Referral Institute®, Eddie Esposito, about the monthly Networking Cafe webinars we offer to the public.  These FREE monthly webinars offer invaluable information about how to grow business through networking and referral marketing and we often have guests on the webinar who are experts […]

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