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 co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think (Entrepreneur Press, 2012).
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Don't think about work-life balance. Think instead of finding harmony between the two.
Time is money. Ask yourself what you're looking for before you commit to networking events.
You want to be the Networking Prince or Princess, not the frog. Here's how to make that happen.
Giving referrals is one of the best ways to start getting referrals.
Your "why" is the reason you do the things that you are passionate about. Find it.
When the boss had health issues, a company needs to act decisively. That's especially true when you're the boss.
Don't get so caught up in something that you cannot set it aside to change gears and focus on what is right in front of you.
Your distractions are keeping you from being alert, attentive and focused and can hamper your post-event follow up not to mention your day to day activities.
Sometimes, you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation where someone doesn't want to network.
I was inspired to get more involved in the world at large. You should do the same.
You may know a lot of people, but probably not well. Learn about your contacts and new opportunities may spring up.
Ask yourself, if you had to spend eternity with everyone you accepted, whom would you choose?
Whether it's a senior moment or entrepreneur brain, it happens to us all. Here's what to do.
Always remember that the buyer is looking for the best solution, delivered in an effective and pleasurable manner.
Success takes self-confidence, and that is boosted by the support of a mentor.