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

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Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best people to allow into your “room” are those who have similar values, plus what to do when those values evolve.
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that from now on, every person you meet – allow into your “room” – will have some impact on your life, and why that’s enough to have a “Doorman” to help you be more discerning.
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal a new metaphorical way to think about how other people have influenced you by you merely letting them inside of “your "room,” with one way in, and no way out.