I don’t consider myself uniquely talented, gifted, or blessed. But there is one factor I excel at that has given me more opportunity than I could have ever imagined. And, the best news is that all of us, regardless of our inherent gifts and talents, can improve our capacity to excel in this factor.
I’m talking about the ability to connect and network with other individuals. And, I can think of no better person to talk with us about how to develop that skill set than the founder of Business Network International, Dr. Ivan Misner. Today, we talk about farming vs. hunting in networking, how to connect with powerful people, why so many people struggle with making connections, the 3-part system for maximizing relationships, and how to build a powerful personal network.
“There’s a direct correlation between attending meetings and getting referrals. The more you attend, the more you receive.” Tweet That— Dr. Ivan Misner
Dr. Ivan Misner
My guest is someone I have admired and respected for a very long time. His name is Dr. Ivan Misner and he is the founder of Business Network International (BNI) which has over 9,600 worldwide chapters and has over 250,000 members. Last year alone, BNI resulted in $16.7 billion dollars worth of business for its members.
Dr. Misner is also a New York Times Bestselling author and has written 24 books including his latest, Who’s in Your Room? He’s been called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and tapped as one of the “Top Networking Experts” by Forbes.
He has also been honored as “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross and is the recipient of John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award. I could go on and on by sufficing it to say the man knows how to network, how to connect, and how to help you do the same.
“BNI is not about creating friendships. It’s about creating referrals. Along the way, you create friendships.” Tweet That— Dr. Ivan Misner
- The single greatest skillset
- Teaching leadership
- The V.C.B. process
- The Time Confidence Curve
- Networking isn’t hard
- You got to show up
- Getting more referrals
- The fear of public speaking
- Speak without speaking
- The 29% Solution
- Networking success
- Six degrees of separation
- The “Givers Gain” core value
- Serving others
- Premature solicitation
- Leading with curiosity
- The third-party testimonial
- Building a referral system
“Networking is more about farming than it is hunting. It’s about cultivating relationships.” Tweet That— Dr. Ivan Misner
Battle Planner for Kids
Several months ago, my son suggested making a Battle Planner for children. He had seen the one that I created for myself and wanted to make something for himself.
After a lot of work together and the investment in making it come to life, both he and I are proud to announce that the 90-Day Battle Planner for Kids is now available in the Order of Man merchandise store.
If you have a child and want that child to have a leg up, the 90-Day Battle Planner for Kids is the tool you need to help them get on track, identify important priorities, and develop the discipline and consistency needed to thrive in life.
Inside, you’ll find 90 Daily Trackers with daily non-negotiables and a section where they can identify important daily activities in each of six important facets of their life. But the most important thing is that you’ll personally have a framework to work alongside them in building confidence and getting important work done!
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