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 his latest book called Room Full of Referrals.

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
Web Sites:
www.bni.com

Interviews with Ivan Misner»See allInterviews RSS Feed

Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that networking up must be done in context, which means finding out what’s on the mind and of interest to your influencer.
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps to take when trying to meet an influencer in a higher orbit than you, including hanging out where they do, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of “networking up” as a way to get in front of someone who operates in a higher orbit than you.