networking at events

Here at BNI, the world’s largest networking organization, we’ve got news for you: desperation is not referable. When people demonstrate certain behaviors as part of their networking efforts, it’s a tell-tale sign of desperation. Here are four types of behaviors that desperate networkers exhibit: 1. The Card Dealer This is probably the most common form…

mark and amy yarnell

 The Yarnell 7 e-book is based on the daily decisions Mark Yarnell made to achieve the legendary success he built as a network marketer, bestselling author, and world-class speaker. Acoording to his daughter, Amy Yarnell Carter, these seven decisions were the secret to Mark’s extraordinarily happy, successful, and all-around phenomenal life. In the introduction Amy says, “The Yarnell 7 gives…

Education can mean different things to different people. First, there’s formal education which involves attending classes at established learning institutions. Second, there’s informal education which involves self-directed or mentor-directed education in a more informal setting. Both are important, but in the field of leadership, only one is essential. One of my early mentors taught me, “It’s easier to teach…

With today’s Internet TV, consumers get to choose what they want to watch and when they want to watch it. So what exactly is this “new TV,” also called OTT TV? OTT stands for “over-the-top,” the term used for the delivery of film and TV content via the Internet, without requiring users to subscribe to a traditional cable or…

manager leader

Managers are typically promoted into leadership roles with the thought that their effectiveness will continue; but rather than assume, senior leaders are wise to put into place a two-pronged approach to succession. The first prong is to pick the right candidate. The old cliché applies: “Hire for attitude and train for ability.” The second prong…

reaching summit

Stephanie has been a network marketer for 20 years. In her early fifties, she has worked her way up the compensation plan and is now a top earner in her company. She lives a comfortable life and no longer needs to work, as the leaders she has developed are taking care of her team. Though…

email etiquette

Email is one of those business tools that many of us take for granted and don’t think twice about.  But not practicing basic email etiquette could be hurting your reputation, causing business partners and customers to perceive you in a negative light. You might be the company superstar, but failing to communicate properly via email…

card personality types

We’ve been dividing people into four personality types, styles, or patterns since the time of Plato. These days, online personality tests are everywhere. After a number of fun questions, you can discover which animal, shape, color or celebrity you’re aligned with. Or take a serious personality test to help identify your management, leadership, or communication…