Ivan Misner

Ivan Misner

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI

Ivan Misner is founder and chief visionary officer 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).

10 Must-Haves for Better Word-of-Mouth Marketing
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10 Must-Haves for Better Word-of-Mouth Marketing

These tactics can help enhance your credibility when attending networking events.
Four Steps to Building Social Capital
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Four Steps to Building Social Capital

Over time, strengthening relationships within your network can lead to new business.
Three Essentials to Creating a Networking Strategy
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Three Essentials to Creating a Networking Strategy

Establish a plan to help determine who you want to connect with and where to find them.
10 Ways to Strengthen Referral Relationships
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10 Ways to Strengthen Referral Relationships

Building good will and credibility among referral sources can benefit your business, as well as theirs.
Don't Make This Networking Mistake
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Don't Make This Networking Mistake

Five tips to avoid a common disconnect at business events.
Secrets of Successful Networking Groups
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Secrets of Successful Networking Groups

Don't overlook the seasoned old pro when deciding which group to join.
What's the Best Way to Ask for What I Need When Networking?
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What's the Best Way to Ask for What I Need When Networking?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on cultivating fruitful networking relationships.
What's the Most Efficient Way to Do Networking?
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What's the Most Efficient Way to Do Networking?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, offers tips on being a more effective networker.
How Do I Find Like-Minded People Who Are Passionate and Professional?
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How Do I Find Like-Minded People Who Are Passionate and Professional?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on connecting with people you can network with.
How Can I Break the Ice?
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How Can I Break the Ice?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on starting conversations with strangers at networking events.
Three Networking Trends to Watch
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Three Networking Trends to Watch

How your business connections will evolve through technology and education.
Five Ways to Take Charge of Your Own Networking
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Five Ways to Take Charge of Your Own Networking

Every business should have a networking expert, but you don't have to hire one. You just have to take on the right mindset.
Three Big Lies About Networking
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Three Big Lies About Networking

Once you know the truth about networking, you can build connections that provide continuous business opportunities.