Ivan Misner

Ivan Misner

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Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI

Ivan Misner is author of Networking Like a Pro, 2nd Edition (Entrepreneur Press 2017). He is also the founder and chief visionary officer of BNI, a professional business networking organization headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think.

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Connections

The Steps You Should Take If You Want to Build Business Off Referrals

Move past the mentality of "wanting referrals and wanting them now" by considering the strength of your relationships.
Networking

Dude, Where are My Wheels: Why A Strong Network Can Always Help You in Difficult Situations

How one unfortunate story in my youth taught me the importance of knowing the right people.
Networking

How to Display the Ideal Body Language When Networking

Learn when it's appropriate to use hand gestures and head nods when building new relationships.
Entrepreneurial Mindset

How Talking Too Much in Class Turned Into My Greatest Asset

At times, those tendencies standing 'in your way' can become 'the way' to success.
Networking

Don't Show Off, Show Interest

How to network, not do in-person cold calls.
Mentorship

4 Questions to Ask About Networking Mentors

What should you expect when looking for a mentor?
Marketing

Top 10 Ways Others Can Promote You

When other people offer to help you spread the word about your business, have these ideas ready to go.
Networking

17 Ways to Encourage Others to Refer Your Business

Build credibility and goodwill with members of your network by implementing any of these tactics.
Networking

How to Make Online Networking Work for You

While face-to-face networking is still the best way to grow your network of substantial relationships, online networking shouldn't be ignored. Learn how to jump in and do it right.
Trust

4 Ways to Make People Feel Confident to Refer You

People won't refer you if they feel you're going to let them down. Find out how to inspire confidence in your abilities to get the job done right.
Networking

3 Ways to Get More Business From Your Next Networking Event

Use these advanced networking tips to make the most of your networking time.
Communication Strategies

Smart Advice for Networking With These 4 Personality Types

You'll most likely run into each of these four types of people when networking. Get smart tips for meeting with them successfully.
Networking

The 3 Things You Can Do to Farm for Referrals

Networking isn't about hunting for new contacts. It's about farming for them – seeking to form and build relationships wherever they can find them. Find out how to do this right.
Networking

3 Questions That Will Determine the Best Networking Events for You

Figuring out the answer to these three questions makes choosing which networking events to attend a piece of cake.
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