Meet Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner is the founder and chief visionary officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Called the ‘Father of Modern Networking’ by CNN, and one of the ‘Top Networking Experts’ by Forbes, Ivan is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking.
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Ivan recalls how he started BNI almost by accident and how the organization has grown. [1:22]
Ivan talks about how successful people use networking. [5:45]
Ivan shares his V.C.P. (Visibility, Credibility, Profitability) Process, and how important it is to get this process right in order to be successful in building your personal network. [7:34]
Eric asks Ivan his opinion on the Network Marketing Profession. [10:56]
Ivan reveals some of the challenges Network Marketing Professionals have when they join networking groups. [13:00]
Ivan explains how to build a network of customers and distributors. [17:52]
Ivan shares advice he would give to someone interested in joining a Network Marketing company. [19:47]
Eric and Ivan discuss the general perception of Network Marketing. [26:04]
Ivan talks about the people he knows who have been successful in Network Marketing, the evolution of the Profession, and where the Profession is headed. [32:18]
Ivan shares some of the books that have influenced him the most. [38:50]
Ivan explains how a person who invests in relationships and networking has a better chance at business success. [40:30]
Ivan talks about the difference between traditional business, franchising, and getting involved in a Network Marketing company. [43:33]
Resources Mentioned in This Episode
Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think – by Ivan Misner, Hazel M. Walker & Frank J. DeRaffelle Jr.
Working From Home – by Paul & Sarah Edwards
Psycho-cybernetics & Self-fulfillment – by Maxwell Maltz
Think & Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill
The One Minute Manger – by Kenneth H. Blanchard & Spencer Johnson
BNI: Business Network International – www.bni.com
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