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 (Entrepreneur Press, 2012). Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think
The more solid relationships you build, the more credible you are. The more your credibility grows, the more people will hire and recommend you.
Learn the right way to tap your business network to gain more information and knowledge.
But if you want to keep your business going, keep your mouth shut.
To get more out of networking, consider tracking your efforts. Learn how a simple system can make a big difference.
Successful networking doesnâ€™t mean running all over town. Here's how to create a strategic approach that makes the most productive use of your time.
Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia.
Asking for the business too soon is a common networking mistake. A better approach is to use networking as an opportunity to meet people.
Women and men agree that networking is valuable, but sometimes it's easy to give off the wrong impression inadvertently.
Do men and women network in different ways? Here's a look at the ways in which each sex approaches it.
Both men and women can benefit from better understanding gender-specific communication styles. Consider these tips to start you on your way to success in networking with the opposite sex for your business.
A recent survey finds that online networking and women's and service clubs are less effective than in-person networking-focused organizations.
The holiday party season is a great time to meet people -- and you should have a plan.
Working with people from complementary professions can help you leverage your referral network. Here's what you need to ask to find their sweet spots.
If done right, reconnecting with old college friends can spell new referrals and maybe even revenues for your business.
In the wake of LinkedIn's IPO, our columnist in the '500+ connections' crowd weighs in on the site's benefits for business owners.
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