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).

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.
3 Ways to Get More Business at Networking Events
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3 Ways to Get More Business at Networking Events

When it comes to building contacts, quality trumps quantity.
Master Networkers Ask the Right Questions
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Master Networkers Ask the Right Questions

Five ways to keep the conversation rolling, set yourself apart and boost referrals
The Dos and Don'ts of Social Networking
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The Dos and Don'ts of Social Networking

Use these tips to maximize your time and get the most out of your online efforts.
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Wherever You Go, Networking Makes You Grow

There's a reason referral networking has become a marketing strategy worldwide: It works.
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Great Referrals Aren't Accidents

Make networking part of your relationship-building strategy, and you'll see real results.