I was recently talking about networking with a good friend of mine, Dr. Mark Goulston. Mark is a psychiatrist and consultant, and he said something that intrigued me. “People should always introduce themselves to the wallflowers in the room. Nobody attends a networking event wanting to stay in a corner and be left alone. They’re […]
I once suggested to the dean of a large university that the business curriculum should include courses in networking. His response, “My professors would never teach that material here. It’s all soft science. This is not taught in schools or colleges.” I shouldn’t have been surprised. I’ve run into this attitude many times. We give […]
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In my lifetime there have been many companies that have been crushed by disruption. The irony is that they could have actually led the disruption. The fact that they were crushed by other companies was because they chose not to lead. They chose to either ignore it or fear it. And leading with fear is a […]
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is let go. My wife, Beth Misner, explained to me years ago that the way to grow healthy rose bushes is to prune them back. You will receive additional beautiful blooms on new growth stems by subtracting the number of old growth stems. So, how does this relate […]
A BNI Director once told me about a member who called him and said he was quitting his group because he wasn’t getting enough business. That very same day, the Director received a call from the Membership Committee of that same chapter. He asked if they could remove that member. He wasn’t following up on […]
The student leadership program at Gladstone High School made a huge difference in me and the man I was to become. For that reason, Beth and I created a $1,000 Misner Leadership Scholarship that we have awarded to a student at Gladstone High School (my old alma mater). I have been giving this out for […]
Yesterday my wife, Elisabeth, and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary together in the Champagne region of France. We just left a BNI Conference in France and wanted to take a couple of days to celebrate alone. This gave me time to reflect on the many ways she has been such an amazing life partner […]
I wanted to spotlight different audios from my legacy audio library available on MISNER AUDIO PROGRAMS. These professionally produced audios cover a wide variety of topics that can help you refresh and re-energize; get a new perception – be exposed to or reminded of new skills, ideas, and techniques. One of the interesting things about […]
I’m not much of a “new-age” guy. Yet, I believe in the immense power of the Law of Reciprocity. This concept touches upon the deep-rooted psychological urge to do something nice for someone who did something nice for you. There is certainly value in soft skills. If you would like to see some evidence as to […]
Take a little Wine O’Clock time for YOU! Life for people in this day and age is crazy busy. People will take up every spare moment in your life if you let them, so it is important to create a life that has “margins.” Build free time, family time, and personal time into the margins […]
It’s graduation season so, I thought I would share some ideas on how new graduates (or even seasoned professionals) can find a job if they are looking for employment. Over 80% of all jobs are found through networking according to a recent study published on LinkedIn. Here are six steps to help someone who is […]
Today I’m happy to announce that my professional audio library is available as instant digital downloads as a series of audio programs! Now you have immediate access to my best audio programs on building your referral network, mastering the basics of networking, enhancing your leadership skills, and more. UNLOCK THE POWER OF NETWORKING You can […]
It was 1986, and I had just started my enterprise a year earlier. The concept of working “on” my business and not just “in” my business really resonated with me. So, I wanted to do some vision-making for my business. I needed to do my best to think ahead for the next 5-10 years. How many […]
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Your business NEEDS to have a doorman (or woman). This is someone who helps control the flow of people into your world so that the negative influences who will cause stress and discomfort don’t even reach you. What if I were to tell you that I learned a strategy after writing my most recent book, […]
You can be a founding member of Ivan’s Inner Circle. We listened to your comments and it is now strictly the webinar platform and Facebook Community coaching along with live events. I’d love to see you there. I am hosting a free Master Class called, Who’s In Your Network, on Thursday, May 2nd at 1 pm […]
Do you know the #1 source of business pain in the lives of most people? It all stems from letting someone in their network that is not aligned with their values. This might be because you were born into it, like family! Or you chose it like friends, colleagues, acquaintances, or business partners. Regardless of how they got […]
“Hi Ivan – How are you? At 250,000 members in 70+ countries according to Dunbar we are all 1 degree of social connection from 38 million people, and 2 degrees from 5.6 Billion people (or about 3/4 of the worlds population). Dunbar says 150 people each so 250,000 x 150 x 150 = 5.6 billion […]
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I was recently asked this question by a reporter: How can you best deal with a BORING networking events? Here was my answer to the reporter: I remember going to a networking event many years ago, looking around the room and thinking – “wow, this networking meeting is really boring.” As I stood there and […]
Frank James De Raffele Jr. and his wife Crystal De Raffele were with us on the first couple days of our writing retreat. Frank and I saw this table and what looked like a little “step stool.” He and I set up the little piece of wood, as a “City Boy”, in the front of the table like […]
This month, Andy Lopata shares his final networking tips in his series which begin with the letters “Y” and “Z”. Yackety-Yak Yes You Zeal Zen Zest and Andy finishes his networking tips… We thank him for his many submissions over the past two years. Click here to watch this video Please click below to see Andy’s […]
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