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BNI Founder Dr. Ivan Misner - How He Built The World's Largest Business Networking Organization

BRAINZ PODCAST

Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.  Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 10,100 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world.  Last year alone, BNI generated 11.5 million referrals resulting in more than $16.2 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 26 books including one of his latest books – Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne.  Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by both Forbes and CNN, 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.Among his many awards, he has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross and has been the recipient of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award.  He is proud that he and his late wife, Elisabeth, are the Co-Founders of the BNI Charitable Foundation. They also reached “empty nester” status after happily raising their three children. Oh, and in his spare time!!!  he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate.In this interview Ivan Misner shares exclusive insight about the following topics:What makes a great networkerWhat makes it easier for people to refer youWhat part of Ivan’s Leadership has created the greatest resultsHow Karate taught Ivan some key principles in life and businessWith Podcast host: Mark SephtonHope you'll enjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

25 Aug 2021

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Episode 79: Creating a Harmonious Life with Ivan Misner

Live Authentically Podcast with Pamela Savino

Today’s guest is the founder and current Chief Visionary Officer of BNI. If you aren't aware, BNI is the world’s largest business networking organization. He’s also a New York Times bestselling author. As if that weren’t impressive enough, he’s been called the “Father of Modern Networking” by both Forbes and CNN. Are you excited yet? We certainly are. Dr. Ivan Misner is here to talk with us about his business, books and creating a harmonious life. Forget About BalanceYou might be skeptical about the idea of forgetting about balance. Isn’t that what we’re all aiming for, after all? It might be, but as Ivan points out, harmony is both a more practical and more achievable goal. It’s not just semantics, either. When you think of balance, you probably picture an old-timey scale. That’s not how life works, though. To begin with, you’re likely juggling far more than two things. Beyond that, not everything in your life should have equal weight.Instead, the aspects of your life—work, family, friends, school, self-care, spirituality and anything else you want to include—should exist in harmony. Steps Toward HarmonyIvan highlights three critical steps to take toward a more harmonious life, although there are many more:Be present.Create margins in your life. Hold on and let go.Being present is a primary aspect of mindfulness, which is something that many of us practice. Of course, being fundamental doesn’t make it easy, but when you’re successfully present for your family, coworkers or anyone else you might be interacting with, you exude a sense of harmony.When Ivan says to create margins in your life, he means to give yourself space. He does that by taking a day, usually once a week, that he dedicates to himself. He might still spend time with family, but he also relaxes by the pool or watches a good movie. The final step Ivan cites is to hold on and let go. That might seem contradictory, but it’s necessary. None of us have unlimited time or energy. Hold on to the things that align with your values. Let go of the things that don’t.To learn more about BNI, you can check out the organization’s website. For more information about Ivan, including more about some of the phenomenal books he’s written, you can take a look at his personal site. Thank you for taking the time to join us! We hope you enjoy this discussion as much as we did.

32mins

10 Aug 2021

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218. Your Network Is Your Greatest Asset with Dr. Ivan Misner

The Daily Helping

Today our expert guest is Dr. Ivan Misner, the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985, the organization now has over ten thousand chapters worldwide. Last year alone, BNI generated 11.5 million referrals resulting in 16.3 billion dollars worth of business for its members. Called “the father of networking” by both Forbes and CNN, Dr. Ivan is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business networking, and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations across the world. He’s been featured in the LA Times, Wallstreet Journal, New York Times, CNN, BBC, Today Show, and more. Dr. Ivan wasn’t always drawn to this line of work – in fact, it didn’t come very naturally to him. In junior high school, Ivan had run for student council two years in a row and lost soundly each time. As a freshman in high school, his class was picking a student council representative and not a single person volunteered. So the teacher looked around the room and picked Ivan. The entire room groaned and, despite how hurt he felt, he knew at that moment that he would have to change people’s opinions about him. It was the point when he realized that he could be a leader, that the best way to lead is to pour into people, and that when you do, great things happen. When Dr. Ivan and his friends needed referrals for their businesses, he put together a referral group among them where he only allowed one person per profession. When someone approached him whose profession was already spoken for, they asked him to help them set up their own group. Things snowballed from there, and within a year, one group had turned into 20. In his recent book, Who's in Your Room?, Ivan explored the true importance of your network. Imagine that your mind is a room with only one door, and that door only opens one way. When someone enters, they can’t leave. When you think of it that way, wouldn’t you want to be more selective about the people who you let enter? When you start being more intentional about who you let in, you are much more likely to curate the life that you want. So how does that process begin? Start by hiring a “doorman.” This is your subconscious mind. If you don’t let this guard your mind, then anyone can come in. Know your values. If you don’t know what you value, you can’t evaluate who you let into your life. Identify your deal breakers: the behaviors you absolutely will not allow into your room. If someone is in your room already, you can’t kick them out, but you can stop fueling them. If they like to stir up drama, just don’t feed it by giving it attention. Who you let into your world – your room – defines who you are and who you become. It’s time to start being more intentional about our networks and how they shape us. The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I think it’s really important for people to understand their network. Their personal network is a beacon of hope in a sea of fear. It is where you go to for support. The people in your network are the people you go to for help, for guidance, for emotional support, for referrals – obviously, in BNI, but for so much more. And people either get frozen by fear or focused by fear, and I think your network helps you get focused by the fear that is out there.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: ivanmisner.com Instagram: @drivanmisner LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ivanmisner bni.com bnifoundation.org Read: Who's in Your Room? The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media

33mins

2 Aug 2021

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Who's In Your Room? With Dr. Ivan Misner

The Successful Pitch with John Livesay

When times are tough, you have to hold on to your network and build it like you have never done before. How mindful are you about who you let into your life and career? In this episode, Dr. Ivan Misner, the author of Who’s in Your Room, joins John Livesay to talk about curating the people you associate yourself with. Get to know Ivan’s story of origin as he shares his journey and how he started his whole process from his Brody moment to the success he has achieved so far. John and Ivan discuss the importance of serving your customers first before pitching and how networking can carry you through tough times. Tune in and learn how you can leverage your network more than ever and turn your fear into hope and focus.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join The Successful Pitch community today: JohnLivesay.com John Livesay Facebook John Livesay Twitter John Livesay LinkedIn John Livesay YouTube

29mins

28 Jul 2021

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Dr. Ivan Misner on the Net Worth of your Network

Inspired Evolution

In this week’s episode, Amrit interviews Dr. Ivan Misner, Ph.D. in Organizational behaviour, the founder and chief visionary officer of BNI (Business Network International) the world’s largest business networking organization, a columnist for Entrepreneur.com, a keynote speaker, and a NY Times bestselling author of many books including the latest one “Who's in Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life”In “Who’s In Your Room”, Dr. Misner shares how the quality of your life greatly depends on the people who surround you: https://amz.run/4jTbAmrit and Dr. Ivan Misner, talk about the significance of working in your flame and not in your wax, the power of networking and the importance of having relationships in this dynamic world we live in.Dr. Ivan Misner states you need to work in your flame and not in your wax. This means, you must work hard on what you most love to do in your business to reach success. He strongly believes you can take steps in your journey toward truly loving what you do for a living. He started a management consulting business in 1983. At the end of 1984, he needed new business and had to find a way to engender more referrals. So he decided to create his own networking group with people he knew and trusted, and wanted to refer business to. This group integrated business with relationships under one core value of giving first. By the end of the year there were 20 groups and he needed to start a plan to scale. The organization now has over 10,000 chapters throughout the globe. And he keeps on doing what he most loves to do: helping others.Dr. Misner talks about core values as the fundamental beliefs and guiding principles that dictate behavior and help people better understand expectations within the organizational context. BNI’s core values start with Givers Gain, one of the best attitudes you can have to live your life. Embracing this philosophy of giving first will change your life and those around you. And when it changes enough lives, it will change the world. Genuine love towards one another. This is the kind of vision that people need to establish with whatever business they start.He elucidates that being a good receiver is vital. This ensures the philosophy works and leads to a life of infinite giving. You must accept it is alright to gain, if not you will find yourself out of resources, and the giving will stop. It is essential that the givers also gain what they need so that they can give over and over. In this way, infinite giving becomes a part of who you are in all you do. Giving first is fundamental. But, you cannot constantly give at your own expense. They dive deep into the importance of cultivating relationships and networking, and the VCP mindset and skill set to help you do so. It is important to cultivate long-term relationships and you need the proper mindset to do so. You must be visible and credible, and once they know who you are and are good at what you do, they will be willing to refer business to you. Networking up with people who are leagues beyond yourself in business depends on your authenticity and willingness to help them.Focusing on the other person and creating value to them can help forge long-term relationships.Building long-term relationships and having a network is extremely important for you to live a meaningful life and transition through this crazy world. The people in your network are going to be the ones that will help you in difficult times. “Your network is a beacon of hope in a sea of fear”You need a mindset to cultivate these relationships. First people have to know who you are and what you do. Secondly they must know you are good at it. If they know who you are and you are good at what you do, they will be willing to refer business to you. You can build relationships in developing referrals.If you want to network up and connect with people who are leagues beyond yourself in business, Dr. Ivan insists you must not sell to them, instead be authentic and ask how you can help them. Focusing on the other person and creating value to them can help forge long-term relationships.“If you are always the most successful in the room, you are hanging out in the wrong rooms. All rooms are ok, but you need to find somewhere you can network up”About Dr. Ivan Misner:Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 10,000 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Each year, BNI passes millions of referrals resulting in billions of 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 26 books including one of his latest books, Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne.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.He and his late wife, Elisabeth, are the Co-Founders of the BNI Charitable Foundation. Tune In: Welcome Dr. Ivan Misner to Inspired Evolution!: (00:00:00)The beginning of BNI:(04:20)From business consulting to scratching his own itch:(07:03)Inflection point. Ready to take a pay cut to pursue something else:(10:00)Carrying a vision of something bigger and longer than a lifetime:(15:07)Tips on how to build new relationships and be an authentic networker:(19:05)Managing expectations in Givers Gain value:(24:08)The importance of building long-term relationships in a dynamic world:(27:32)Connecting with people who are leagues beyond oneself in business:(30:59)About the concept in Dr. Misner’s book “Who’s in your room”:(40:04)Dr.Misner’s network supporting tools:(43:18)Dr. Misner’s advice to live life to the fullest:(46:02)Some of Dr. Ivan Misner books:“Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections” by Dr. Ivan Misner and Brian Hilliard: https://amz.run/4jTh “Infinite Giving: The 7 Principles of Givers Gain” by Dr. Ivan Misner, Greg Davies and, Julian Lewis: https://amz.run/4jTj “Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think” by Dr. Ivan Misner and Hazel M. Walker: https://amz.run/4jtQ Mentioned resources:Richard Branson videos on Dr. Ivan Misner’s blog: https://ivanmisner.com/tag/richard-branson/ - “Circles of Support Concept/B Team Concept - Mentioned in timestamp (30:59) - Conversation about networking up. Dr. Daniel Amen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Amen - Mentioned in timestamp (40:04) - Conversation about the concept of Dr. Misner’s book “Who’s in your room?” Connect with Dr. Ivan Misner:Website: https://www.ivanmisner.com Find a BNI chapter where you live: https://www.bni.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivan.misner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drivanmisner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IvanMisner Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEq8rtIgxbwhCQ2OEkFQUGwJoin the Inspired Evolution Community:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredEvolution/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/InspiredEvo/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/InspiredEvolution/Website: https://inspiredevolution.com/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/inspiredevolution. 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51mins

26 Jul 2021

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Networking For Introverts - Everything You Need To Know With Ivan Misner

Marketing For Introverts

Dr Ivan Misner is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.  Founded in 1985 BNI now has over 10,000 chapters throughout the world.  Last year alone, it generated more than $16.2 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members. This was an amazing opportunity for me to go deep on the subject of networking! The idea often makes introverts shudder, but as great listeners and communicators we have exactly the right skills to create successful connections. The key is finding the right network and being prepared to take time to build relationships. Listen out as Ivan explains the importance of the VCP process – visibility, credibility and profitability. As the public face of an international business Ivan was also very helpful sharing his strategies around how to decompress after speaking and being interviewed, how to work a room and how to give an effective networking presentation. And find out how he learned he was an introvert – it’s a great story! Marketing for Introverts is created and hosted by Jenny Procter of Bondfield Marketing, find out more here https://bondfieldmarketing.co.uk/marketing-for-introverts/ Resources Ivan blogs at ivanmisner.com and you can find out about BNI in the UK at www.bni.co.uk If you are one of the 68% of introverted business owners who hate putting themselves out there you can sign up for my free guide. It’s called “Being the face of your service business: From hating it to loving it in 5 steps”. https://www.subscribepage.com/face-of-your-service-business-5-steps And if you sign up, I’ll make sure you are among the first people to receive each new episode to your inbox every fortnight!

35mins

5 Jul 2021

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Networking After the Pandemic with Dr. Ivan Misner

Making Waves at C-Level

Dr Ivan Misner returns to "Making Waves at C-Level" to talk about networking after the pandemic. So much has happened in the last year, but the need for human connections does not change in the business world.About Ivan MisnerDr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 9,800 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated almost 12.3 million referrals resulting in $16.7 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 26 books including one of his latest books – Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a universityAbout BNIBNI is the world’s leading business referral organization with over 280,000 Members in over 10,000 BNI Chapters worldwide. In 2020 alone, BNI Members shared over 11.5 million valuable new client referrals and generated over $16.2B (USD) in revenue.Many BNI Chapters are currently meeting using BNI Online™, a powerful and convenient platform that enables Members to continue sharing new client referrals. BNI Members are actively supported by regional, national, and global BNI staff that provide the training, structure and the technology needed for the continued success of BNI Members.https://thomsinger.com/podcast/networking-after-the-pandemic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

22 Jun 2021

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2069: Dr. Ivan Misner: How to Work Your Network

Conscious Millionaire Show

Welcome to the Conscious Millionaire Show for entrepreneurs, coaches, and leaders who want to double your business, increase profits, and make a positive impact! Join host, JV Crum III, as he goes inside the minds of Millionaire Entrepreneurs and World-Class Business Experts. Today's featured episode... Dr. Ivan Misner: How to Work Your Network Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI with 10,000+ chapters and 270,000+ members globally. He is a New York Times best-selling author, and has written 26 books. He is called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and one of the “Top Networking Experts” by Forbes, considered to be one of the world’s leading authorities on the topic. Like this Podcast? Get every episode delivered to you free!  Subscribe in iTunes Download Your Free Money-Making Gift Now... "Born to Make Millions" Hypnotic Audio - Click Here Now! Please help spread the word. Subscribing and leaving a review helps others find our podcast. Thanks so much! Inc Magazine "Top 13 Business Podcasts." Conscious Millionaire Network has over 2,500 episodes and millions of listeners in 190 countries. Join us as a regular listener to get money-making secrets on how you can grow your business and profits faster! 

31mins

17 May 2021

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Ep. 77: Thriving Post Lockdown with Ivan Misner

Respark Your Life

Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 10,000 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world.  Each year, BNI passes millions of referrals resulting in billions of 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 26 books including one of his latest books – Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne. Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by both Forbes and CNN, 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. Among his many awards, he has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross and has been the recipient of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award. He is proud that he and his late wife, Elisabeth, are the Co-Founders of the BNI Charitable Foundation. They also reached “empty nester” status after happily raising their three children. Oh, and in his spare time!!! he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate. www.ivanmisner.com Raymond Aaron has shared his vision and wisdom on radio and television programs for over 40 years. He is the author of 10 best-selling books, including Branding Small Business For Dummies, Double Your Income Doing What You Love and the co-author of New York Times best-seller Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul and author of the Canadian best-seller, Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul. www.Aaron.com

37mins

10 May 2021

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Ep 54: Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder, BNI: Networking & Referral Generation

Speaking to Influence

On today’s episode Dr. Ivan Misner discusses what it takes to make great contacts while networking and how they can serve you in business. Listen in as Laura and Dr. Misner discuss putting safety first during the pandemic, building business through referral, and the importance of being a leader that shares your vision with your team. Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 9,800 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated almost 12.3 million referrals resulting in $16.7 billion dollars worth of business for its members. You can connect with Dr. Misner on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanmisner/ To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence. You can connect with Laura in the following ways: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductionsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37mins

19 Apr 2021

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