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).

From Ivan Misner

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Watch Your Word-of-Mouth

Word-of-mouth marketing is always working; it just may not be working in your favor.

Week 10: The Key to Networking

Building long-term relationships based on trust will help open the door to others' prime networks.
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Speed Networking and Beyond

Launch yourself into a new circle of people waiting to talk to you.
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Why Introverts Can Be Great Networkers

You don't have to be a people person to network; you just have to be willing to listen.
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Debunking the Six Degrees of Separation

Do you believe that anyone in the world is only six people removed? Here's why that theory's wrong and what it means for networking.
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Networking Faux Pas

Think you're a good networker? Make sure you're not making 1 of these 3 big blunders.
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The Key to Networking

Building long-term relationships based on trust will help open the door to others' prime networks.
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Laser-Sharp Networking

3 tips to getting precision results from your networking efforts
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The Importance of Sales in Networking

Even if you're getting all the referrals you need, you can't leave your sales skills by the wayside.
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Networking Trends: Education and Technology Are Key

The relatively new formal networking arena is poised to grow in importance--and entrepreneurs are still leading the way.
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Why Getting Published Can Help You Network

It may take a lot of work, but branding yourself as a local expert will do wonders for your networking efforts.
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Simplify Your Company's Story

Learn how to communicate what you do in a way that's relatable to your referral sources.
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Don't Sell to Your Network--Educate Them

Educate your network on your product and your customers so they can help expand your client base.
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Get the Right Networking Mind-Set and Skill Set

Make more and better connections when you get your mind and skills in gear for networking.
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Networking Etiquette Around the World

A quick lesson on how not to embarrass yourself when networking in another country.
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Smart Ways to Use Your Business Card

Successful networking is "all in the cards" with these 4 strategies.
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Using Events to Gain Referrals

Gain a reputation as the person everyone wants to do business with by setting up a popular event.
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The Networking Trick That'll Increase Business

Start referring your contacts to other professionals and watch your business grow.
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How Deep Is Your Network?

You have a lot of contacts, but how well do you really know them? Strengthen the relationships you already have and you'll grow a strong network you can always depend on.
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High-EQ Networking

Improve your networking skills with four ways to boost your Emotional Intelligence.
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Networking With Businesses Overseas

When it comes to networking with foreign companies, we all speak the language of referrals.
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Getting Referrals That Count

Not all referrals are created equal. Learn how to identify weak referrals and mold them into sales-generating leads.
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Scorched-Earth Networking

Are you burning the very people you're trying to impress? Find out how not to be the networker no one wants to do business with.
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Contacting Prospective Customers

Our networking expert tells you how to make the most of your first communication with future customers.

Online Exposure

Ready to start e-networking? Here are five keys to generating online buzz for your biz with word-of-mouth marketing.
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5 Ways to Break Into Online Networking

Our networking expert shares his best tips for promoting your business online with this hot new arena for word-of-mouth marketing.

The Number One Way to Grow Your Business

Forget fancy ads and expensive PR campaigns. The best way to expand biz is still through good old word of mouth.
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The No. 1 Way to Grow Your Business

Forget the fancy advertisements and expensive PR campaigns. The best way to build business is still through good ol' word of mouth.

Home Networking

You might work from home, but you still have to get out there and network to build relationships for your biz.
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Networking at Conferences and Trade Shows

These four tips will help you make the most out of your time at a trade show or expo.

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