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5 Common Mistakes You Probably Make When Networking Are you breaking these unwritten rules?

By Ivan Misner

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Every good entrepreneur knows how important networking and relationships are in business. But, are you focusing on the right things when you network? Ivan Misner conducted a survey with 3,400 respondents, and in this video he breaks down the traits those respondents found least helpful.

Most of them will surprise you. For example, you might think that a good networker is a confident person who can close sales in a single meeting, but often that isn't the case. Instead, those traits are often seen as pushy or overly aggressive.

Click play to learn more about strategies you should avoid.

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Ivan Misner

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Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI

Ivan Misner is founder and chief visionary officer of BNI, a professional business networking organization headquartered in Upland, Calif. 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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