Archive for September, 2015

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There are few women who are better at building a global network than Hazel. Renowned for her straight talk, and a no-holds-barred approach on many subjects, Hazel is a globally sought-after speaker. Her extensive background in developing and cultivating business relationships has been globally recognised by BNI (Business Network International), earning her the title “Queen of Networking” all over the world.  Glenn and Paul interview Hazel to get a better understanding how the Queen of Networking has become the international success she is today.

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pippaMembers Details
Pippa Hanson
Managing Director
The Sports Injury Clinic
www.tsic.com.au
BNI Mornington Peninsula in the BNI South East Region

Tell us about your business:

The Sports Injury Clinic’s multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing you, your family and your team with immediate pain, injury and health care advice so you can achieve the best possible health and fitness outcomes.

We are committed to giving you answers and direction for your recovery and work closely with the local Medical and Specialist community in your management.

Our Mission is to provide a proactive approach to achieve answers and results for you, your family, and your team.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

1. Make Real Connections to build trust and relationships.
2. Networking takes consistency and time by attending regular events
3. Don’t dismiss someone because of their business it is their personality and their connections that will enable you to work together or assist each other.

What can’t you live without?

My family, friends and home comforts. Some might say my mobile phone!

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why? 

I must say I couldn’t list one book. I am a business book junky! Love Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. It’s important to keep learning new information all the time and taking snippets from each.

How Did Your Find Out About BNI & Why Did You Join?

I must say I couldn’t list one book. I am a business book junky! Love Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. It’s important to keep learning new information all the time and taking snippets from each.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

8 years!

What Position/s On The Leadership Team Have You Held?

President, Membership Committee, Education, Visitors Host

What value & benefit have you or your business gained by being a BNI Member?

The business connections have been fantastic and led to some great personal and business opportunities.

The referrals are of course always a benefit.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told Your When You First Joined BNI? 

I am happy that everything I was told I listened to and followed through with. My message to new members is that it can take time to get referrals as you still have to build trust and relationships with people in the group. My other message is the one year mark is not the time to leave this is often the point where the relationships are now turning into consistent referrals.

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

In 2014 I visited a BNI meeting in Cheltenham, England and was overwhelmed at how welcoming everyone was. A fabulous experience.

Your Dream Referral Is…

Building and Manufacturing work places that have staff on sick leave as a result of work place injuries who are committed to getting their workers pain free, injury free, rehabilitated and fit for their roles.

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connieMembers Details
Connie Micheli
Principal – Licensee
Settlement Group Pty Ltd
settlementgroup.com.au
BNI Referral Partners in the BNI North Region

Tell us about your business:

Settlement Group is an independently owned and operated settlement agency with over 30 years’ experience facilitating settlements in Real Estate.

Our clients are more than happy to refer us because they know we take the stress out of settlements to settle on time every time.

At settlement Group we believe in getting the job done as effectively and efficiently as possible with less fuss and less stress.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

Listen
Take Note
Communicate

What can’t you live without?

My Family

How Did Your Find Out About BNI & Why Did You Join?

Introduced by Mark Da Silva. Joined to build my business

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

Currently 3 years and previously 2 years

What Position/s On The Leadership Team Have You Held? 

Treasurer, Membership Committee, Visitors Host

What value & benefit have you or your business gained by being a BNI Member?

I’ve learned you must give before you receive.  Being a productive member speaks for itself in the personal and financial reward gained.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told Your When You First Joined BNI? 

That it is important, and recommended that you are a member of more than one networking group.  Being a member of others such as Chambers, Rotary, Zonta, PMH, or any other organisation gives you more exposure thus also creates more opportunities to have others join BNI and create more business for everyone.

Your Dream Referral Is…

A Real Estate Agent opening his own office with 5 or more reps wanting to refer their work to a reliable and responsible Settlement Agent ie. Settlement Group.

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jacieMembers Details
Jacie Whitfield
Marriage Celebrant
I Do Bespoke Ceremonies
www.idobespokeceremonies.com.au
BNI Premium in the BNI Hunter Region

Tell us about your business:

I exclusively write and personalise every ceremony by gathering the stories and sentiments of the bride and groom, their friends and family to create a relaxed, engaging, creative, fun and romantic ceremony.

With my friendly, charismatic and delightful personality, couples feel like I’m one of the family ensuring a relaxed, enjoyable and heartfelt day.

As a full time authorised celebrant, I give exceptional service, originality, exclusivity, expertise and professionalism.

7 Reasons Why You Need Me As Your Celebrant

1. My ceremonies are hailed as “the best wedding ever”- people actually want to listen and engage fully.

2. I will pass the “looks” test-without outshining or embarrassing anyone.

3.I will hook you up with some other awesome, original, local wedding vendors and introductions if needed.

4. My best mate is a Staffy named Diesel.

5. I lives smack bang in the middle of wine country so you have a great excuse to go wine tasting, cheese sampling and beer paddling after a complimentary consultation.

6. I’m a foodie, a biophiliac, coffee addicted and save turtles from becoming road kill.

7. I have a sweet tooth and always save room for dessert.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

Be authentic.
Follow through on anything you say you will do.
Help others where you can-listen for opportunities to be useful.

What can’t you live without?

My two beautiful daughters, Brittany & Indi and my dog.

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why? 

Linchpin-it’s a great read especially if you want to be extraordinary in your career.

How Did Your Find Out About BNI & Why Did You Join?

I wanted education, accountability, inspiration and connection with other self employed professionals-I’d heard about BNI so invited myself along to a meeting.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

2.5 years

What Position/s On The Leadership Team Have You Held? 

Membership
 Committee

What value & benefit have you or your business gained by being a BNI Member?

I’ve applied many of the BNI principles and systems outside of chapter meetings and created many mutually beneficial alliances and small power groups in my service area in NSW.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told Your When You First Joined BNI? 

Read and attend everything BNI distributes or holds.

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

I have married a few BNI members and most recently have been engaged to marry a couple who met at BNI.

Your Dream Referral Is…

I would love to meet couples between 22-45 years of age who are planning their 1st or 2nd wedding.
These couples have an established and strong relationship and marriage is the next natural step in the progression of their lives.
They are most likely working towards mutual goals of owning or renovating their dream home, starting or growing their family and growing their businesses or pursuing promotion within their career.
They are well travelled and work together to achieve their mutual goals. They have a close circle of friends and treasure their family connections.
They are connoisseurs of food, music, wine, the arts, culture, travel and are pleasure-seeking individuals who pursue self-improvement and advancement in their lives.
They like to laugh, socialise, entertain and enjoy a full life.
They would be people who appreciate and employ people and services that demonstrate creativity, originality, personalisation, fun and professionalism.
Their budget would be second to finding the right celebrant match and they would be seeking a warm, confident, enthusiastic and passionate celebrant to create and conduct their wedding ceremony.

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