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Testimonials and Advocacy

Anybody could stand up in a courtroom and say, “I didn’t do it. I’m not guilty.” And anybody who’d want to become a professional actor, musician, or sports figure, could say, “I’m talented. I should be cast in the role, or given the gig, or drafted onto the team.” But that’s not how it works

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Make More Money By Doing Less

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. As business owners and top professional alpha dogs, we think we can do it all, and maybe we can. But the bigger question is … should we? If we want to be truly successful, we have

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Independence

Independence Day. A bit different this year. Whether you were home alone or with those you live and quarantine with, or gathered in a somewhat small group, I imagine that though it may have approached normal, it likely wasn’t quite the same as it has been in years’ past. And celebrating the holiday, in this

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Make More Money by Thinking of Problems as Questions

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. As people who are pursuing constant improvement in our lives, whenever a problem arises that hinders us from achieving a goal, we’ll typically start stressing and worrying about it. Don’t do that. Instead, look at your

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Integration – How to Deal With Being Pulled in Many Directions

Here we still are. Still navigating, still facing challenges, still caring and creating. Still feeling what we’re feeling – up against what we’re up against, and yet still committed. We’re here on this call, in this community, in this world. And generating the best we can in our businesses. In many ways it’s a divisive

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Make More Money Using Power Tools Redux

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. And we want to know how to most effectively use Elevate to get those referrals, so today, I’m going to talk about nails. Have you ever used a power saw to hammer nails in? If you

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How to Look Great for Online Meetings

We spend a lot of time doing zoom calls. How you look will affect your business. As a photographer, I would like to give you a couple of tips of — How to look great for online meetings. 1. Most important thing is Lighting You need direct, natural and diffused light. Ideally you need to

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What’s The Opportunity?

Even with some lifting of restrictions, we can count on being heavily “virtual” for several months to come. We know this landscape, we have been living it. What are the opportunities here? First, consider marketing opportunities. We all meet on the internet, and more than ever people turn to the internet for information and entertainment.

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Make More Money Pivoting Your Business

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. For the last 10 years, we’ve been extracting gold from our gold mines, but at some point the ore in one of our mines will be depleted and we’ll need to pivot. To this end, this

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What Role Do You Want to Play?

Good morning everyone. It’s great to be with you on another Elevated Wednesday. And as weeks have become months with the current health dynamic in our world, we’re still in virtual space. And though it’s not the same as being in one physical room, it’s had some bright spots – among other things, we’ve had

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