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The Official BNI Podcast is a weekly discussion with Dr. Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization. Dr. Misner shares tips on referral marketing, networking, and getting the most out of BNI.

The Official BNI Podcast is a weekly discussion with Dr. Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization. Dr. Misner shares tips on referral marketing, networking, and getting the most out of BNI.
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The Official BNI Podcast is a weekly discussion with Dr. Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization. Dr. Misner shares tips on referral marketing, networking, and getting the most out of BNI.

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English


Episodes

Episode 630: Seven Rules for an Elevator Pitch

10/16/2019
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Synopsis An elevator pitch is not the same thing as your weekly presentation. Your weekly presentation should be laser-specific and focus on a different product or service every week. An elevator pitch needs to tell people who you are and what you do in more general terms. If you’re doing an elevator pitch in your […]

Duration:00:08:51

Episode 629: You Never Know Who People Know #2

10/9/2019
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Instead of assuming that people in certain kinds of businesses won't be able to refer any business to you, have 1-2-1s with everyone in your chapter and teach them what to listen for. You might be surprised where your best referrals come from.

Duration:00:10:52

Episode 628: Testimonials, Badges, and Applicants (Ask Ivan)

10/2/2019
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Listener Shout-Out Carl Hackney in Austin sent this photo to Ivan. He listens to the BNI Podcast in the car. When he hears something he wants to go back to, he writes the episode number on the windshield. Synopsis On today’s podcast, Dr. Misner answers three “Ask Ivan” questions. The first question comes from a […]

Duration:00:13:17

Episode 627: Self-Aware, Selfless, and Selfish (Classic Podcast)

9/25/2019
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To succeed at networking, you need to be self-aware, selfless, and selfish. Ask "How can I help you?" but also "How can I help you refer business to me?"

Duration:00:14:35

Episode 626: Collecting Business Cards is NOT Networking

9/18/2019
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If you don't make a meaningful connection, you might as well still be cold calling, no matter how many business cards you collect.

Duration:00:14:20

Episode 625: Cause Networking

9/11/2019
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Beth Misner explains how cause networking allows BNI members to help their local communities and create a heightened awareness of BNI at the same time.

Duration:00:13:32

Episode 624: BNI Gives Us an “At Bat”

9/4/2019
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Synopsis Daniel Haverman from the Palm Beach Business Exchange chapter joins Dr. Misner on the podcast this week to explain what a referral is and isn’t–and how to increase your chances of turning referrals into business. In baseball, an “at bat” is the opportunity to get a hit. It’s not a guarantee of a home […]

Duration:00:13:41

Episode 623: The 24/7/30 Follow-up System (Classic Podcast)

8/28/2019
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The 24/7/30 Follow-up System provides a proven method for developing relationships with new contacts you meet at networking events.

Duration:00:12:40

Episode 622: Don’t Be That Guy

8/21/2019
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If you don't follow up on referrals, you'll never get business--or new referrals. Here are 3 tips to help you follow up faster.

Duration:00:12:34

Episode 621: Doing an Annual Marketing Plan

8/14/2019
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Jared Yellin shares his annual marketing formula: webinars, workshops, appreciation experiences, referral initiatives, and online challenges.

Duration:00:14:10

Episode 620: Adding More Fun to Education Moments

8/7/2019
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Jennie Edwards shares her tips for bringing imagination and storytelling to education moments in BNI. A must-listen for Education Coordinators.

Duration:00:14:52

Episode 619: Be a Dog with a Bone (Classic Podcast)

7/31/2019
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Excellence is not a single act. It's a habit. Persistence pays off. Be a dog with a bone if you want to achieve success.

Duration:00:10:37

Episode 618: Talk to the Wallflowers

7/24/2019
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Next time you're at a networking event, introduce yourself to the wallflower. You could meet the next Bill Gates or Burt Rutan.

Duration:00:11:35

Episode 617: You’ve Given a Referral. Now What?

7/17/2019
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Mark Appelbaum shares tips for increasing your credibility with fellow BNI members when giving and receiving referrals.

Duration:00:12:19

Episode 616: Cross-Chapter TYFCB

7/10/2019
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Cross-chapter TYFCB is now part of BNI Connect. You can pass referrals anywhere in BNI--and receive credit for them.

Duration:00:14:14

Episode 615: Ivan’s Inner Circle

7/3/2019
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Introducing Ivan's Inner Circle, which combines 22+ in-depth webinars, a private Facebook community, and live Q&A calls into the best networking and business education available.

Duration:00:11:58

Episode 614: Soft Skills Make Strong Networks

6/26/2019
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Whether you call it Nash's Equilibrium, Reciprocal Altruism, Enlightened Self-Interest, or Givers Gain, reciprocity is about serving others.

Duration:00:10:38

Episode 613: The Value of Visitors (Classic Podcast)

6/19/2019
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Visitors pass referrals to BNI members, whether or not they join. If everyone in every BNI chapter brought one visitor per month, the average chapter would experience a bump in thank-you-for-closed-business of $330,480.

Duration:00:10:02

Episode 612: Innovation vs. Repetition

6/12/2019
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If you have an idea that you think is going to change the BNI meeting, talk to your BNI director. Work out a system where it gets tested. Change for the sake of change is not innovation. It's just bad business.

Duration:00:12:40

Episode 611: Your Business Has a Referral Confidence Curve

6/5/2019
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David Kauffman of BNI Delaware Valley joins Dr. Misner on the podcast this week to talk about the Referral Confidence Curve. It isn't just your behavior in BNI meetings that affects your referability. Your behavior in every arena affects your credibility with referral partners and prospective customers.

Duration:00:13:35