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Ivan MisnerBob BurgBen McConnell

Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and author of Masters of Networking, Bob Burg, author of Endless Referrals and the Go-Givers Sell More, and Ben McConnell, co-author Creating Customer Evangelists make up a panel of what may be the worlds greatest single collection of thought leaders on the subject of referrals and word of mouth.

The live web conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10th at Noon CST and will be moderated by John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing. To register for the online seminar – click here

The conference is the headline event of the educational component of Make a Referral Week. More info on the entire week can be
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The economy may be headed for a rebound in 2010 but business owners around the world know that no matter the business climate it always make good business sense to make referral!

Make a Referral Week 2010 is back by popular demand with the goal of generating over 1000 referrals to businesses large and small.

The dates for the celebration this year are March 8-12, 2010 and each day during the week participants will get to take part in written, audio and live webinar format information sessions all focused on making a better marketer and referral giver!

The complete schedule will be announced shortly, please sign up using the form above to stay in the know and follow #marw10 on Twitter.

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Make a Referral WeekMake a Referral Week 2009 is March 9-13. This is one tiny effort to make a dent in this recession and shine a light on the efforts and impact of one small business helping another.

The goal of the event is to generate 1000 referrals for 1000 deserving businesses.

During the week this blog will be taken over by guest contributions and audio interviews with folks like Andy Sernovitz, Guy Kawasaki, Pam Slim, Rich Sloan, Anita Campbell, Scott Ginsburg, Michael Port and Jill Konrath all focused on telling you how to generate more business by way of referral.

In addition, I am hosting a live web conference on Tuesday, March 10 at Noon CST featuring Bob Burg, author of the Go-Giver, Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and Bill Cates, author of Get More Referrals Now. This is the A-Team when it comes to teaching the strategies of referral! Register here for this event.

Here’s how you do your part:
1) Think about the referral(s) you are going to make
2) Make your referrals – (you don’t have to wait until March 9 to do this)
3) Visit the Make a Referral Week Referral Counter page and tell us who you referred and why in the comments – feel free to add URLs so others can learn about the business you referred.
4) Take in all the great educational content all week – tweet about it #marw09
5) Bask in the glow of small business coolness!

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In this referral story from Tamara Rose at Earthly Delights Day Spa, she tells of a client that was experiencing challenges getting pregnant. When Tamara’s Reiki practice provided her with results she began to tell others that her husband had been trying to get her pregnant for years and Tamara finally did it. On top of being a cute story, this demonstrates the power of emotional connection when it comes to motivating referrals.

Listen to Tamara’s referral story:

Share and record your referral stories by calling our Make a Referral Week hotline – (214) 615-6505 ext 6998

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Referral PledgeMake a Referral Week is less than a month away and now is the time to make your intention to make a referral known by pledging here.

We are going to generate 1000 referrals for 1000 small businesses during the week of March 9-13, so when you pledge your support today we will remind you to come back to grab all of the great free referral education we are providing during the week and to tell everyone about the referral you made.

From March 9-13 visitors to this site will get to tell us who they made a referral to and why – what a great way to spread the love, promote your own business and jump start the small business economy.

Want to help spread the word? Become a promotional partner

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A great line-up of guest blog posts and podcast education awaits you during Make a Referral Week – just look at this roster of experts!

Mon 09 Anita Campbell, founder of Small Business Trends on strategic partnering    Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid on face-to-face networking.

Tues 10 Scott Ginsberg, founder NametagTV on being more referable     Rich Sloan, author of Start up Nation on low-cost referral strategies.

Tuesday March 10, Noon CST – Special live web conference featuring Bob Burg, author of the Go-Giver, Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and Bill Cates, author of Get More Referrals Now.

Wed 11 Scott Allen, author of the Virtual Handshake on using social media for referrals.    Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing on small business word of mouth strategies

Thur 12 Ben McConnell, author of Church of the Customer on creating customer evangelists    Pam Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation on Personal Branding

Fri 13 Guy Kawasaki, author of Reality Check on the art of the referral    Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies on customer referral strategies

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Ivan MisnerBob BurgBill Cates

Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and author of Masters of Networking, Bob Burg, author of Endless Referrals and the Go-Giver, and Bill Cates, author of Get More Referrals Now make up a panel of what may be the worlds greatest single collection of thought leaders on the subject of referrals.

The live web conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th at Noon CST and will be hosted by John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing. To register for the conference – click here

The conference is the headline event of the educational component of Make a Referral Week. More info on the entire week can be found here.

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