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Ivan Misner

From Ivan Misner

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). Misner is also chairman of the board for the Referral Institute, an international referral training company, and on the board of directors of the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. He is also the founder of the BNI Misner Charitable Foundation.

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Making Word-of-Mouth Marketing Work for You

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Becoming a Master Networker

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The ROI of Networking

Is networking really worth the trouble?
October 21, 2002 in Networking

The G.A.I.N.S. Approach to Networking

Leave out any of these strategies, and your networking will be just a waste of time.
October 7, 2002 in Networking

Networking on the Net

Learn how to utilize the Internet as part of your networking strategy.
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The 10 Commandments of Networking

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How to Combat a Slow Economy

Don't join the ranks of miserable complainers. Instead, use this time to improve your networking skills.
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