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.

How Can I Break the Ice?
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How Can I Break the Ice?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on starting conversations with strangers at networking events.
Three Networking Trends to Watch
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Three Networking Trends to Watch

How your business connections will evolve through technology and education.
Five Ways to Take Charge of Your Own Networking
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Five Ways to Take Charge of Your Own Networking

Every business should have a networking expert, but you don't have to hire one. You just have to take on the right mindset.
Three Big Lies About Networking
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Three Big Lies About Networking

Once you know the truth about networking, you can build connections that provide continuous business opportunities.
3 Ways to Get More Business at Networking Events
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3 Ways to Get More Business at Networking Events

When it comes to building contacts, quality trumps quantity.
Master Networkers Ask the Right Questions
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Master Networkers Ask the Right Questions

Five ways to keep the conversation rolling, set yourself apart and boost referrals
The Dos and Don'ts of Social Networking
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The Dos and Don'ts of Social Networking

Use these tips to maximize your time and get the most out of your online efforts.
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Wherever You Go, Networking Makes You Grow

There's a reason referral networking has become a marketing strategy worldwide: It works.
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Great Referrals Aren't Accidents

Make networking part of your relationship-building strategy, and you'll see real results.
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Get the Real Story on Networking Groups

Overcome the self-imposed roadblocks holding you back from networking success.
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New To Networking? No Problem

Build your networking skills--one step at a time.
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How--and Where--People Network

Online isn't for everyone; geography matters when it comes to building connections.
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10 Ways to Waste Your Time in a Networking Group

Referral business from networking groups can pay off handsomely, so make the most of every meeting.

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