The Founder of the largest business networking organization – an Introvert!
It may surprise you that the man who’s known as the “Father of Modern Networking” is an introvert. It surprised him, too!
Dr Ivan Misner is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.
What is BNI?
Founded in 1985 BNI now has over 10,000 chapters throughout the world. Last year alone, BNI generated more than $16.2 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members.
BNI has moved to online networking through the covid pandemic.
Networking for Introverts
This was an amazing opportunity for me to go deep on the subject of networking! Also, to hear Ivan’s tips on networking for introverts.
The idea of networking often makes introverts shudder. As great listeners and communicators, we have exactly the right skills to create successful connections.
The Key to Networking
The key is finding the right network and being prepared to take time to build relationships. Listen out as Ivan explains the importance of the VCP process – visibility, credibility and profitability.
As the public face of an international business, Ivan shares his tips on making networking as an introvert work for him.
Ivan was very helpful in sharing his strategies around how to –
- decompress after speaking and being interviewed
- work a room
- give an effective networking presentation
And find out how he learned he was an introvert – it’s a great story!
Listen now if you are an introvert who struggles with networking.
To find out more about Dr Ivan and to connect with him go to:
Visit the BNI Networking website.
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