The Official BNI Podcast
By Dr. Ivan Misner
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The Official BNI Podcast is a weekly discussion with Dr. Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chairman of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization.
||CleanEpisode 466: Networking with Competitors||Your competitors give you an opportunity to collaborate and serve the client much more effectively. Create relationships with people whose strengths are different from yours.||20 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 465: Business Voices (Classic Podcast)||Business Voices is an initiative of the BNI Foundation, but it's open to other organizations. It's about giving businesses a voice in what happens in communities around the world.||13 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 464: What’s the Real Secret?||A BNI chapter's leadership team is its pilot. If they don't complete their training, they're going to crash the chapter. Following the system is the real secret to a successful chapter.||6 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 463: Do Repeat Referrals Count?||BNI members often ask Dr. Misner whether repeat referrals should count. This is a topic that local chapters should have control over and engagement in, so the membership committee should meet to discuss the topic.||29 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 462: Using Gentle Persuasion||It's important to pay attention to how you're coming across. Sometimes people don't realize that being frank can come across as being negative. If your criticism is too blunt, it won't be heard.||22 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 461: The 7 Things I Learned from Starting a Business (Classic Podcast)||Here are 7 factors that contributed to the growth of BNI. Dr. Misner didn't learn them in business school.||15 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 460: Public Speaking Can Help Grow Your Business||Synopsis Public speaking is a great way to grow your business. Here are a few things you can do to reduce your stress when faced with public speaking. It’s okay to be a little nervous, but you don’t want to freeze up. Always be prepared.||8 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 459: Rules, Rules, Everywhere a Rule!||Synopsis People often remark on the number of rules in BNI. It’s true: there are a lot of rules. But these rules were created by the members, and these are the rules that BNI needs to be a successful organization.||1 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 458: Inviting People – Good, Better, Best||It's good to invite people you know casually to visit a BNI meeting. It's better to invite people you really know and have a relationship with. What's best is to invite people you know, you trust, and are already referring business to.||25 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 457: Get Your Act Together (Classic Podcast)||Here are some tips for positioning yourself as a professional when you go to networking events.||18 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 456: Why Not Mention a Second Business?||If you mention additional businesses, other BNI members may think you can't be successful at one business and need a second one to make ends meet.||11 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 455: People Hate Networking…Not!||Synopsis There’s a perception in the media that people hate networking. But when Dr. Misner conducted a survey of 12,000 people for his book Business Networking and Sex–Not What You Think, only 6% said they were not comfortable networking.||4 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 454: Four Behavioral Styles to Know||Understanding a person's predominant behavioral style allows you to develop a stronger working relationship with potential networking partners.||27 4 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 453: Relationships Are Currency (Classic Podcast)||You’ll always get better results trying to deepen relationships with people you already know than starting relationships with strangers.||20 4 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 451: Why Do You Do What You Do?||Synopsis Your “why”–the emotionally charged connection you have with your work–is the most important thing you can figure out about your business. If you don’t know why you do what you do, you’ll never fulfill your professional dreams.||6 4 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 450: How Well Do You Know Your Business?||Know why you're doing what you're doing, who your customers are, who your target market is, what your core competencies are, who your competitors are, and how you are doing in competing with them.||30 3 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 449: Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door (Classic Podcast)||This is a rebroadcast of Episode 149. Synopsis Today Dr. Misner is joined by Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive, who has a new book for job seekers, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door.||23 3 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 448: The 24/7/30 Follow-up System||Synopsis Today’s topic comes from Dr. Misner’s book Avoiding the Networking Disconnect. Dr. Misner’s co-author Brennan Scanlon came up with this system for following up with new contacts after meeting them at networking events.||16 3 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 447: Don’t Stop Networking, Just Start Doing It Right||Synopsis Dr. Misner recently read an article in a major business publication entitled “Stop Networking.” The author complained that the process of networking is mercenary and that instead of “networking”, you should Focus on relationships,||9 3 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
A great podcast for all bni members with great advice on how to make bni work, keep up the good work Ivan!!
If you are consistently looking to benefit greatly from your BNi chapter, the advise from Ivan will put you on the right track. Jeremy Middleton @mylocalmag.