Ivan Misner

Ivan Misner

Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization. BNI was founded in 1985. The organization has 6,300 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 7.1 million referrals resulting in over $3.3 billion U.S. 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 17 books including Room Full of Referrals and • Who’s in Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life.

He is a monthly 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 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, CNBC, the BBC and The Today Show on NBC.

Dr. Misner is on the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne. He is also the Founder of the BNI Foundation and was recently named "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Red Cross.
Category: Networking

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Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that a simple “No, I just can’t do it,” is better than contriving some excuse – “Don’t Seinfeld it,” and when you say no, mean it.
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you’re asked to do something you don’t want to do – or can’t – tell them it’s out of your field, isn’t what you can do, and recommend someone else.
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you need to say no to a request, you might consider saying it’s because you don’t want to let the person down, and then recommend a more qualified person.