I was driving on my way home and thinking about what I might discuss today. After about thirty seconds of not too much bubbling up, the word “network” entered my mind. Ok, no big deal, nothing special. Networking. That’s what we do, got it. But then I noticed something. The word itself — “network” —

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Make More Money With The Right Attitude – Helping People

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Last week we discussed that learning to network at the highest level, is kind of like learning how to solve a rubik’s cube. We have to break it down step by step, and then it’s not

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Edification and Setting the Table

It’s always great when we get a referral. The opportunity is there to meet new people, to make connections, and of course the potential to close some business. But not every referral is created equal. And while this is true in terms of the actual person, and their level of interest, today I want to

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Not Everyone Is a Leader

I’VE GOT GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS — SHOW OF HANDS WHICH DO YOU WANT FIRST? Who wants the good news? Ok, and who wants the bad news? Well, it turns out it’s the same news… NOT EVERYONE IS A LEADER. Leadership can be developed, it can be learned, but not everyone wants to take

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Make More Money Having 121s with Everyone!

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Last week we went over my agenda for the first 121 that you’ll have with someone. This week, we’ll discuss whom you should have a 121 with. First, you should get about 50% of your referrals

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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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Help Feed NYC’s Frontline Healthcare Heroes!

Elevate is the premier networking organization in Manhattan, and we are supporting Slice LIC and Blend Astoria in their effort to feed NYC’s frontline healthcare workers. Watch the video below for more information. For every meal donated by us, Slice LIC and Blend Astoria, will donate a second meal. 100 meals donated = 200 meals

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The Stockdale Paradox

For his fantastic book “Good to Great,” Jim Collins and a team of highly educated researchers spent years distilling down what made the difference between good companies and great companies. They created stringent criteria and found only eleven companies that met the bar. A major part of what made the difference was the kind of

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We’re about a week away from the holiday that’s all about giving thanks. Giving. And thanks. Despite the Christmas music that begins playing exactly one minute after Halloween ends, of course I’m talking about Thanksgiving. We know the words “thanks,” and “thankful,” and “gratitude.” But I want to take a closer look today because I

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Make More Money by Expressing Gratitude

This week, I would like to ask: Did you ever want to thank a fellow member for giving you an awesome referral? Well, there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. And the right way will allow you to get more referrals just like the one you just received.

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