Ivan Misner

Ivan Misner

Founder and chairman of BNI

Ivan Misner is founder and chairman of BNI, a professional business networking organization headquartered in Upland, Calif. He is co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think (Entrepreneur Press, 2012).

4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know When Networking
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4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know When Networking

You might be hurting your networking efforts without even realizing it. Body language sends a strong message to people. Here are four cues to watch out for to be better at networking.
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Networking Like a Pro: How to Host a Successful Business Mixer

Hosting a networking event can be really rewarding, but it takes careful planning to get the most out of it. These simple tips will help make your business mixer fun and successful.
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Networking Fundamentals to Boost Your Bottom Line

Effective networking involves more than just reaching out to people and showing your face at events. Here are four key ways to use networking as an effective growth strategy for your business.
Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out
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Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out

Networking is a key way to build your business, yet entrepreneurs are often unwilling to take the time required to build those relationships. Get past these four personal barriers and you'll be well on your way to networking success.
Networking Skills That Win You Referrals
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Networking Skills That Win You Referrals

Understanding people's behavioral styles can help you earn more business.
Hate Small Talk? How to Break the Ice When Networking for Business
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Hate Small Talk? How to Break the Ice When Networking for Business

The fear of small talk is a common objection for those who shy away from networking. But ice-breakers can be yours for the asking
How to Network With the Elephant in the Room
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How to Network With the Elephant in the Room

Consider these tips when you next need to navigate potentially awkward business networking situations with minimal drama.
A New Definition of Networking
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A New Definition of Networking

It's time for a fresh look at the way we form and develop business relationships.
Packing for a Business Trip? Some Must-Remember Items
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Packing for a Business Trip? Some Must-Remember Items

What business travelers should be packing when heading out of town.
Can't Spare the Time to Network? Can You Afford Not To?
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Can't Spare the Time to Network? Can You Afford Not To?

The more solid relationships you build, the more credible you are. The more your credibility grows, the more people will hire and recommend you.
5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your Business
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5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your Business

Learn the right way to tap your business network to gain more information and knowledge.
Why Everyone Should Talk About Politics While Networking
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Why Everyone Should Talk About Politics While Networking

But if you want to keep your business going, keep your mouth shut.
How a Networking System Can Help Save Time -- And Get More Results
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How a Networking System Can Help Save Time -- And Get More Results

To get more out of networking, consider tracking your efforts. Learn how a simple system can make a big difference.
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To Develop Your Network, Target Your Market
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To Develop Your Network, Target Your Market

Successful networking doesn’t mean running all over town. Here's how to create a strategic approach that makes the most productive use of your time.
Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips
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Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips

Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia.