Speaker of the Week

Thursday August 2nd, 7AM.

Will Anderson
Computer Services

Will Anderson is the owner of PC Support Computer Service and Repair, serving Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties. Will is a graduate of the Bronx H.S. of Science and attended Princeton University. Will is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, an A+ Certified PC Repair Technician and a Network+ Engineer, which means that independent organizations like Microsoft and Comptia have certified Will to be fluent in the technologies that make your computer work. PC Support works with Small Businesses and Residential clients, and we specialize in Small Business Server, Microsoft Exchange Email, Hosted Exchange Email and Networking. Small Businesses really appreciate that we are happy to service servers and computers in their offices and their homes. We get involved in everything IT: removing viruses, setting up new computers and printers, data recovery and data transfer, configuring mobile devices like iPods, iPads, Droids and Blackberries, wireless and backup.


The Speaker of the Week Is Marty Felenstein

Thursday June 28th 7:00 AM.

Marty Felenstein
Today Media Custom Communications
Tel: 914.345.0601 ext.121 • mfelenstein@westchestermagazine.com
2 Clinton Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

Designing & producing targeted communications.

Effective Marketing Strategy targeted for each individual client.

Produce branded print publications in magazines, newsletters,directories, direct mail, brochures annual reports and catalogs.

Services include,writing, editing, graphic design, photography, ad sales, printing & fulfilment.

Marty has over 40 years experience in the design & production of literature & other marketing materials.

A division of Today Media, which produces, Westchester Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, Delaware Today, Main Line Today & many other publications.

Welcome to our newest member Michael Bowerman

Michael Bowerman is the President of Bowerman Restoration. Bowerman Restoration has been a trusted name in the cleaning and disaster restoration industry for over 35 years, servicing Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Fairfield counties. 1800-638-4799. http://bowermanrestoration.com/

Michael and the entire “Clean Green” team offer a full range of disaster restoration services: water & flood damage repair and restoration, sewage back ups, mold & mildew remediation, fire, smoke and soot mitigation, RRP certified lead paint testing & detection, containment and removal. Our goal is to restore your commercial or residential property back to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, using cost-effective solutions. We ensure successful recoveries from all types of emergency property damage and disasters: water damage from storms, sump pump failure, roof leaks, pipe leaks & bursts, flooded basements, sewage backups, toilet overflows, fireplace malfunctions and furnace puff backs. We take the time to assist our clients through each step of the restoration process: filing claims, communicating with the insurance company, and total reconstruction. Technicians are IICRC certified so we can provide our discerning clientele with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. We supply project management to keep each job running smoothly and a licensed general contractor to oversee all reconstruction.

Bowerman Restoration is a family owned and operated company, so we understand the importance of getting our customers and their families back to their normal routines as quickly as possible. We take pride in guaranteeing customer satisfaction, quality work, and integrity. At Bowerman Restoration we put our family name on the line, and we believe in the work we do… Restoring Lives & Properties With Quality & Care!

Speaker of the Week

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Personal Injury Attorney

Sean Duffy is a Personal Injury Attorney dedicated to serving the needs of all accident victims. He is located in White Plains, New York.  Sean is committed to vigorously fight to protect the rights of people seriously injured and works tirelessly to the ultimate satisfaction of his clients. Come hear what he has to say.

Thursday May 10th 7AM

Speaker of The Week

Thursday April 26th, 7am.
Michael Riina
Financial Services Professional

Michael is a full-time Financial Services Professional and founding Partner of Riverside Financial Partners, Agent with the New York Life Insurance Company and a Registered Representative of NYLIFE Securities LLC.
He has been in business for himself for over 15 years and is one of a select group of Agents certified to conduct MAP seminars and offer MAP as a planning tool for individuals.
In these uncertain times and with anticipated increase on income tax brackets, Michael will be speaking about how to utilizes the tax free benefits of cash value life insurance and as part of your retirement strategies.

The Wonder of 1-to-1’s

What is the secret to the success of top BNI networkers? It is always easier to give and receive referrals when they attend regular, frequent 1-to-1 meetings. The problem is, unless the process of booking and attending 1-to-1s is handled systematically and consistently, it tends to take a lot of time and effort.

Today, I want to share my method of keeping an aggressive, time-saving 1-to-1 meeting schedule—so you can generate more referrals while saving a lot of time.

Keeping your Dance Card full is not a mystery—nor does it have to be hard work. BNI Dance Cards serve as a one-page schedule for planning meetings with all of your BNI referral partners. By following my method, you’ll have more meetings in a shorter amount of time; in return, you will get and give more referrals without nearly as much effort. Here’s how it works:

First, use the Dance Card process to build a list of all chapter members. Then prioritize the list to figure out those members with whom you want to meet first. Easy so far, right? (If you haven’t heard of the Dance Card, I recommend signing up for a refresher MSP class even if you’ve taken it before. It’s a great, ever-improving program.)

Next, pick a day and a time when you would like to conduct 1-to-1 meetings each week. If you want to have three 1-to-1 meetings per week, try having them back-to-back. For example, Thursdays starting with a 9 a.m. meeting, then a 10:00 a.m. meeting, and then an 11 a.m. meeting. I don’t leave any time inbetween meetings. By scheduling each meeting at the same location, such as a centrally located coffee shop, I don’t waste time driving from one location to the next.

Once you have a time block in mind, call or send an email to the first member on the top of your prioritized list and ask them to meet during any of your designated 1-to-1 time slots, even if it’s not this week or next week. In my case, I’d say, “Please pick any Thursday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 11 a.m.” Once you get the first meeting, do the same thing for the second person on your prioritized list, except eliminate the taken time slot. Continue this process until you have a week or two full.

When you have your chapter meeting, bring your list of open time slots and ask the next people on your list if they can have a meeting during one of those open time slots. Again, don’t worry if they can’t meet until 3 or 4 weeks from the time you ask. Just keep scheduling meetings—but only during your desired time slots. Usually, if you stay ahead of the schedule by two to three weeks, it is very easy to schedule meetings; eventually you’ll have scheduled or completed meetings with everyone in your chapter.

Here’s another trick: At each 1-to-1 meeting, don’t leave until you’ve scheduled your next 1-to-1 with the person you’re meeting with. Although it might be 6 to 10 weeks out, that’s okay. Tell them, “I really value you as a referral partner and I want to make sure we meet regularly. I don’t want to take any chances.”

Use this process and you’ll find that your Dance Card gets filled up very quickly. And when your 1-to-1s follow a manageable schedule, you’ll give and receive more referrals.
See the full article at: http://successnet.czcommunity.com/art-of-networking/the-wonder-of-1-to-1s/11119/

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