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Rank #7 in Marketing category

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Marketing
Self-Improvement
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Referral marketing tips from Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI

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Referral marketing tips from Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI

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Very informative

By PeteKane2012 - Aug 21 2019
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If you want to grow in your understanding of networking and growing your business, make sure you listen to Ivan Mizser

It's About Time

By Dan Portnoy - Apr 24 2007
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Full of important info and not overly long... just what the Dr. (Misner) ordered. Well done!

iTunes Ratings

140 Ratings
Average Ratings
97
22
15
3
3

Very informative

By PeteKane2012 - Aug 21 2019
Read more
If you want to grow in your understanding of networking and growing your business, make sure you listen to Ivan Mizser

It's About Time

By Dan Portnoy - Apr 24 2007
Read more
Full of important info and not overly long... just what the Dr. (Misner) ordered. Well done!

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The Official BNI Podcast

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Referral marketing tips from Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI

Episode 631: Weekly Education Moments

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Graham Southwell of BNI New Zealand introduces the 72 Education Moments now available to education coordinators on BNI University.

Oct 23 2019

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Episode 439: How to Handle a Bad Referral

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Synopsis This week we have another Ask Ivan question. Post your questions in the comments or on Dr. Misner’s Facebook Page. Jenny in Malaysia asks how to handle a bad referral. Talk to the person who gave you the bad referral.You will never get to the heart of the situation unless you have a conversation. […]

Jan 13 2016

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Episode 467: Is a Facebook Endorsement Really a Referral?

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Dr. Misner believes a Facebook "Like" is an endorsement, but not a referral. Your group can ask members to "Like" each other's pages and recognize them for doing so without counting them as referrals.

Jul 27 2016

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Episode 468: Can You Network Too Much?

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Can a person network too much within the BNI framework? If you network a lot and aren't getting business, you might be networking too widely. Concentrate on developing deeper relationships with people you've already met to establish your credibility.

Aug 03 2016

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Episode 440: Why the Rules?

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Synopsis Do you have a burning question for Dr. Misner? Ask on his Facebook page. This week’s question comes from Dave in the US. Members of his group ask “Why” about everyone of BNI’s rules. (You can learn more about the attendance rule in Episode 436.) The answers to this question are in Chapter 5 of Givers Gain, discussed in […]

Jan 20 2016

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Episode 505: 5 Points for a Great Visitors Day

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Nate Dominguez from BNI Arizona joins Dr. Misner to share 5 things your BNI chapter needs to do for a great Visitors Day. Preparation, teamwork, and fun are key ingredients for success.

May 03 2017

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Episode 630: Seven Rules for an Elevator Pitch

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Synopsis An elevator pitch is not the same thing as your weekly presentation. Your weekly presentation should be laser-specific and focus on a different product or service every week. An elevator pitch needs to tell people who you are and what you do in more general terms. If you’re doing an elevator pitch in your […]

Oct 16 2019

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Episode 506: The Referral That Keeps on Giving

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Referrals to prospects are great--but referrals to referral sources can be even more valuable in the long run. Tiffanie Kellog joins Dr. Misner to talk about contact spheres in BNI.

May 10 2017

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Episode 484: The Networking Trick to Increase Business (Classic Podcast)

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Learn how you can become the source of referrals for all your clients and customers, and bring business into your BNI chapter.

Nov 23 2016

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Episode 485: The Thin Line

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There's a thin line between mediocrity and excellence. Crossing it can make all the difference. Use the BNI Traffic Light system to get yourself and your chapter across that line.

Nov 30 2016

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Episode 555: The Go-Giver Influencer

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Great influencers attract people to their ideas through their focus on bringing value to others. In this episode, Bob Burg shares 3 of the 5 secrets of genuine influence from his new book, The Go-Giver Influencer.

Apr 25 2018

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Episode 507: Be a Dog with a Bone

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One of the reasons for Dr. Misner's success is his persistence. If you want to be successful, pursue your objectives like a dog with a bone and don't give up.

May 17 2017

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Episode 629: You Never Know Who People Know #2

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Instead of assuming that people in certain kinds of businesses won't be able to refer any business to you, have 1-2-1s with everyone in your chapter and teach them what to listen for. You might be surprised where your best referrals come from.

Oct 09 2019

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Episode 466: Networking with Competitors

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Your competitors give you an opportunity to collaborate and serve the client much more effectively. Create relationships with people whose strengths are different from yours.

Jul 20 2016

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Episode 554: The Introvert’s Edge

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Dr. Misner talks to Matthew Pollard, author of The Introvert's Edge, about why introverts have an advantage in sales--and networking.

Apr 18 2018

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Episode 588: Want Referrals? Don’t Bore Me To Tears

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To give your networking contacts the tools to find you referrals, tell the story from the client's point of view. Facts tell; stories sell.

Dec 12 2018

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Episode 464: What’s the Real Secret?

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A BNI chapter's leadership team is its pilot. If they don't complete their training, they're going to crash the chapter. Following the system is the real secret to a successful chapter.

Jul 06 2016

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Episode 590: I’m Really Busy

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Synopsis Today’s theme is activity vs. results, the conversation Dr. Misner has had since he started BNI 34 years ago this week. Meaghan Chitwood, Director of Global Training for BNI explains that your activities have to change as you become busier, because you need to get more results from the same amount of time. An […]

Jan 09 2019

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Episode 520: The Four Pillars of a Successful BNI Group (Classic Podcast)

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Tim Paulin from BNI Louisiana Mississipi joins Dr. Misner this week to discuss the four pillars of a successful BNI group: visitors, well-run meetings, follow-up, and accountability.

Aug 16 2017

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Episode 483: Communicating Using BNI Connect

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Jeremy Walsh shares three improvements to BNI Connect: better visitor invitations, better new member notifications, and better renewal notifications.

Nov 16 2016

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Episode 637: The Networking Mentor

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In The Networking Mentor, Dr. Misner shows how mentoring a new BNI member takes the idea of Givers Gain to a whole new level.

Dec 04 2019

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Episode 636: What’s a Good Door Prize?

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Giving the door prize at your BNI meeting is an opportunity for you and your business to shine. Choose something memorable and personal.

Nov 27 2019

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Episode 635: Love Is Good Business

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Steve Farber joins Dr. Misner to explain why love is the key to great leaders, great businesses, and great BNI chapters.

Nov 20 2019

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Episode 634: Visibility Through Volunteering (Classic Podcast)

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Involvement in service organization expands the depth and breadth of your networking. Volunteering is a serious commitment and increases your Visibility.

Nov 13 2019

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Episode 633: I’ve Invited Everyone I Know

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Can't think of anyone to invite to your BNI meeting? Go through your email contacts and your check register name by name to find potential visitors.

Nov 06 2019

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Episode 632: Maximizing Your Professional Image

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Tia Young joins Dr. Misner to explain how your Dress, Behavior, and Attitudes affect your professional image. Treat BNI like your best client.

Oct 30 2019

11mins

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Episode 631: Weekly Education Moments

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Graham Southwell of BNI New Zealand introduces the 72 Education Moments now available to education coordinators on BNI University.

Oct 23 2019

12mins

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Episode 630: Seven Rules for an Elevator Pitch

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Synopsis An elevator pitch is not the same thing as your weekly presentation. Your weekly presentation should be laser-specific and focus on a different product or service every week. An elevator pitch needs to tell people who you are and what you do in more general terms. If you’re doing an elevator pitch in your […]

Oct 16 2019

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Episode 629: You Never Know Who People Know #2

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Instead of assuming that people in certain kinds of businesses won't be able to refer any business to you, have 1-2-1s with everyone in your chapter and teach them what to listen for. You might be surprised where your best referrals come from.

Oct 09 2019

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Episode 628: Testimonials, Badges, and Applicants (Ask Ivan)

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Listener Shout-Out Carl Hackney in Austin sent this photo to Ivan. He listens to the BNI Podcast in the car. When he hears something he wants to go back to, he writes the episode number on the windshield. Synopsis On today’s podcast, Dr. Misner answers three “Ask Ivan” questions. The first question comes from a […]

Oct 02 2019

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Episode 627: Self-Aware, Selfless, and Selfish (Classic Podcast)

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To succeed at networking, you need to be self-aware, selfless, and selfish. Ask "How can I help you?" but also "How can I help you refer business to me?"

Sep 25 2019

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Episode 626: Collecting Business Cards is NOT Networking

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If you don't make a meaningful connection, you might as well still be cold calling, no matter how many business cards you collect.

Sep 18 2019

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Episode 625: Cause Networking

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Beth Misner explains how cause networking allows BNI members to help their local communities and create a heightened awareness of BNI at the same time.

Sep 11 2019

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Episode 624: BNI Gives Us an “At Bat”

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Synopsis Daniel Haverman from the Palm Beach Business Exchange chapter joins Dr. Misner on the podcast this week to explain what a referral is and isn’t–and how to increase your chances of turning referrals into business. In baseball, an “at bat” is the opportunity to get a hit. It’s not a guarantee of a home […]

Sep 04 2019

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Episode 623: The 24/7/30 Follow-up System (Classic Podcast)

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The 24/7/30 Follow-up System provides a proven method for developing relationships with new contacts you meet at networking events.

Aug 28 2019

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Episode 622: Don’t Be That Guy

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If you don't follow up on referrals, you'll never get business--or new referrals. Here are 3 tips to help you follow up faster.

Aug 21 2019

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Episode 621: Doing an Annual Marketing Plan

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Jared Yellin shares his annual marketing formula: webinars, workshops, appreciation experiences, referral initiatives, and online challenges.

Aug 14 2019

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Episode 620: Adding More Fun to Education Moments

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Jennie Edwards shares her tips for bringing imagination and storytelling to education moments in BNI. A must-listen for Education Coordinators.

Aug 07 2019

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Episode 619: Be a Dog with a Bone (Classic Podcast)

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Excellence is not a single act. It's a habit. Persistence pays off. Be a dog with a bone if you want to achieve success.

Jul 31 2019

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Episode 618: Talk to the Wallflowers

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Next time you're at a networking event, introduce yourself to the wallflower. You could meet the next Bill Gates or Burt Rutan.

Jul 24 2019

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