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Ivan Misner

Ivan Misner

VIP Contributor / 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.

Take It From The Pros

How to Make Meaningful Connections With People Who Are More Successful Than You

If you're always the most successful person in the room, you're hanging out in the wrong rooms.
Networking

Are You a Desperate Networker?

Four tell-tale signs of desperate networking -- remember them at events, and whatever you do, don't demonstrate them yourself.
Business Lessons

What You Can Learn About Business From the Letter 'E'

Remember these words that start with "e" while running your business.
Networking

The Top 5 Mistakes We All Make While Networking

How to make the most of your networking opportunities.
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.
Networking

The 4 Types of People You'll Meet When Networking

Make networking opportunities more meaningful by connecting with contacts at their level.
Networking

How to Make a Great First Impression

Answering the simple yet complex question: 'What do you do?'
Networking

The 5 Least Important Skills for Networking Success

Being social media savvy doesn't really matter in the networking world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
worth-knowing

How to Deal With Your Competitors

The answer is simple: Don't pay attention to them.