Speaker of the Week

Thursday May 17th 7AM.

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.

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; Larry Bellom, Real Estate Attorney


Larry Bellom
Real Estate Attorney

Thusrday May 3rd, 7AM.

Larry Bellom opened The Law Offices of Laurence J. Bellom 23 years ago in Thornwood, NY in the Town of Mount Pleasant, located in the center of Westchester County.
Larry has lived in the Town of Mount Pleasant, which includes Pleasantville, Hawthorne, Valhalla, Thornwood and parts of Sleepy Hollow and Pocantico Hills for over 50 years.His firm specializes in real estate, both residential and commercial sales and purchase transactions, landlord/tenant and all residential and commercial lease and tenancy issues, ZBA zoning issues, and all related land use matters; criminal law; and simple and complex wills, trust and estate matters, and estate probate. The office is conveniently located just minutes from the Taconic, Saw Mill, Bronx River and Sprain Brook Parkways, or via the Harlem Line of Metro North, Pleasantville Station. The
individualized service, honest approach to issues and attention to detail is what matters most, and many clients are third generation. Word of mouth referral sources still account for the majority of new client referrals. Daily, evening and Saturday consultations by appointment.

Laurence J. Bellom, Esq.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
814 Commerce Street
Thornwood, NY 10594
tel 914/769-9500
fax 914/769-9549
bellom.law@verizon.net

Welcome Another New Member, Steve Werner of Budgie Vision

Budgie Vision specializes in custom home theatre design and installation and custom remote programming. Call Steve for all of your home theater needs. 914-450-5644.

Welcome To Our Newest Member; Kai Audett

Kai Audett

Kai Audett

Kai Audett is one of Luxury Mortgage’s top Private Mortgage Bankers, specializing in all levels of home financing. Kai helps her clients to maximize their investments through extensive industry knowledge, prudent advising and structuring each mortgage transaction to suit the lifestyle and financial goals of her clients.
Luxury Mortgage is both a direct lender and mortgage broker offering the widest spectrum of home financing products in the industry with several niche programs. Luxury’s level of confidentiality, world-class service, and attention to detail are exceptional.
Call Kai Audett at (914) 419-0530 for a private consultation or email her at kaudett@luxurymortgage.com. NMLS # 207039.
Kai is licensed in CT and NY and has offices in Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford.

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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