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 Charlotte, N.C. He is the author of Networking Like a Pro, and co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think.

Quantity Is Good but Quality Is King in Networking
Networking

Quantity Is Good but Quality Is King in Networking

It is not what you know or who you know but how well you know each other that counts.
The 4 Types of People You'll Meet When Networking
America's Small Business Heroes

The 4 Types of People You'll Meet When Networking

Make networking opportunities more meaningful by connecting with contacts at their level.
How to Make a Great First Impression
Networking

How to Make a Great First Impression

Answering the simple yet complex question: 'What do you do?'
The 5 Least Important Skills for Networking Success
Networking

The 5 Least Important Skills for Networking Success

Being social media savvy doesn't really matter in the networking world.
7 Ways to Better Networking
Take It From The Pros

7 Ways to Better Networking

Be the kind of person you want to add to your own business and social circles.
The Top 10 Behaviors to Avoid When Networking
Entrepreneur Network

The Top 10 Behaviors to Avoid When Networking

There are some things that you should and should not do while networking -- it's important to know the difference.
How Much Time Should You Spend Networking?
Entrepreneur Network

How Much Time Should You Spend Networking?

The more time you devote to building relationships, the more referrals you'll have for your business.
Stop Selling to Your Network Group and Start Educating Them
Networking

Stop Selling to Your Network Group and Start Educating Them

The people you are looking to for referrals need to understand your product but pitching them to buy it is self-defeating.
How to Deal With Your Competitors
Entrepreneur Network

How to Deal With Your Competitors

The answer is simple: Don't pay attention to them.
Take This Survey to Help Determine What Makes a Great Networker Today
Take It From The Pros

Take This Survey to Help Determine What Makes a Great Networker Today

A survey of business leaders 20 years ago identified five traits of the best networkers. Is that relevant with ubiquitous smartphones and social networks?
A Strong Company Culture Is Key for Long-Term Success
Inspiring Your Team

A Strong Company Culture Is Key for Long-Term Success

A healthy organizational culture helps to create and sustain a successful brand.
7 Strategies to Stay in Touch
Communication Strategies

7 Strategies to Stay in Touch

Constant connection with friends, family and business associates is not the big chore we make it out to be.
4 Ways to Become a Better Business Leader
Run a Better Business

4 Ways to Become a Better Business Leader

Focus on these aspects to foster a positive culture and lead effectively.
Your Network Should Be Wide and Deep
Networking

Your Network Should Be Wide and Deep

Connecting over a nonbusiness interest endears you to the other person.
Relationships Are Currency
Networking

Relationships Are Currency

Keep investing in relationships if you ever hope to make a withdrawal.

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