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Burlington Chapter Meeting

  • February 21, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Community Room at Shaw's, 570 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT


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From Coffee to Closing - Maximizing value from your professional one-to- one meetings  

As business owners, meeting face-to-face with other like-minded business professionals can be an enjoyable part of our work that facilitates an exchange of ideas and potentially opens doors to new opportunities.  

The question is “how you are using that time?” Your answer to this question can drastically change the results of your meetings, and can make this difference between time lost or amazing growth for you and your business!  

Take time to educate yourself about the many beneficial techniques of face-to-face business meetings so that both parties benefit drastically.  Vickie Wacek, Executive Director of BNI Vermont shares some best practices and insights into how to make the most out of your one-to-one meetings.

As Executive Director of BNI Vermont, Vickie Wacek is responsible for all current and potential BNI members in Vermont and works tirelessly to create an organization that is transparent, creates success for all members, and is changing the way Vermont does business. Vickie has resided in Vermont since 2001 with her husband, Neil, 70 lbs of dog named Ajax, her cats Ophelia and Tosca, and a 4 year old snake named Marley. With a degree in Mathematics and 2 degrees in Opera Singing, Vickie still calls professional Opera Singing an active part of her life! When not immersed in BNI, you can find Vickie teaching opera at St. Michael’s College, playing trumpet at UVM Basketball and Hockey games, and playing accordion with the Vermont-based German Polka Band named IN-ZEL-DOOD-LER. Her key to success is based on that “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.”

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