Ivan Misner is the Founder of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization.
I interviewed him for Journey To Success Radio along with Brad Szollose, author of Liquid Leadership who co-hosted the show with me.
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. BNI was founded in 1985. The organization now has over 6,600 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 5.4 million referrals resulting in over $6.5 billion dollars worth of business for its members.
Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 19 books including his latest release; Who’s In Your Room? He is a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and Fox Business News and has taught business management at several universities throughout the United States. In addition, he is the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute – a referral training company with trainers around the world.
Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and the “Networking Guru” by Entrepreneur magazine, Dr. Misner is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. He has been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York. Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, the BBC and The Today Show on NBC.
Dr. Misner is on the Board of Trustees for the University of LaVerne. He is also the Co-Founder of the BNI Charitable Foundation and was recently named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross. He and his wife, Elisabeth, are now “empty nesters” with three adult children. Oh, and in his spare time!!! he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate.
Who has not admired the titans of sport, entertainment, commerce and public service and been inspired to set course by those stars? What youth has not dreamed of becoming rich and famous? What restless fast-food manager has not dreamed of being the boss of a nationwide restaurant chain? What hard-working employee has not dreamed of running his own company?
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Networking master and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ivan Misner along with David Alexander, and Brian Hilliard teach entrepreneurs how to master the art of networking. Introducing an exclusive results-measuring system—the Network Scorecard—this powerful guide motivates entrepreneurs to reach quality prospects, leverage new and current contacts, prompt ongoing referrals—and ultimately, boost their client base and their bottom line.
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With the insight and direction provided by networking champions Dr. Ivan Misner, David Alexander, and Brian Hilliard, all experts from BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization, the timeless guide gives entrepreneurs all the steps they need to transform their current outreach efforts and secure a steady flow of business for any economic climate.