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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 584: Ethics vs. Etiquette

11/14/2018
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On this week's Official BNI Podcast, Rod Kuncaitis of BNI Grand Rapids talks about how ethics and etiquette affect BNI. If you set out to be number one, remember that it matters how you win.

Duration:00:12:43

Episode 583: How Late Is Late?

11/7/2018
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Hazel Walker joins Dr. Misner to talk about why it's important to show up for your BNI meeting on time. Being late undermines your credibility and causes you to miss out on referrals.

Duration:00:13:46

Episode 582: The Leaky Bucket Syndrome (Classic Podcast)

10/31/2018
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Education is a leaky bucket. Making training part of a replicable system is the best way to prevent leaks. Never accept anyone onto your chapter's leadership team who isn't willing to go to the training.

Duration:00:10:11

Episode 581: What a Brigadier General Taught Me about Communication

10/24/2018
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The most important communication lesson Dr. Misner ever learned was to include an executive summary with every report. Busy people don't have time to read all the details just to find out the main point.

Duration:00:10:56

Episode 580: Keeping the VCP Process ALIVE

10/17/2018
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Dawn Lyons has created a process to make sure you progress from Visibility through Credibility and on to Profitability. Learn how to keep your referral relationships ALIVE.

Duration:00:13:33

Episode 579: Sub Abuse, or Is My Chapter Smaller Than It Looks?

10/10/2018
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Low effective attendance (too many substitutes at a BNI meeting) results in many fewer referrals. If you have to miss a meeting, make sure your substitute is prepared with your referrals and TYCB as well as your weekly presentation.

Duration:00:14:41

Episode 578: Are Referrals Always Reciprocal? (Classic Podcast)

10/3/2018
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Referrals to prospects are great--but referrals to referral sources can be even more valuable in the long run. Tiffanie Kellog joins Dr. Misner to talk about contact spheres in BNI.

Duration:00:12:57

Episode 577: I Wasn’t Referrable!

9/26/2018
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Meaghan Chitwood joins Dr. Misner to talk about how being open to feedback makes you more referrable, and how to give feedback to help your fellow BNI members become more referrable.

Duration:00:13:20

Episode 576: The Hardest Year of Membership

9/19/2018
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Vickie Wacek, opera singer and executive director of BNI Vermont, joins Dr. Misner on the show this week to talk about why the first year is the hardest year of BNI membership.

Duration:00:14:18

Episode 575: How to Become a Key Person of Influence

9/12/2018
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Kevin Harrington joins Dr. Misner to share his secrets for becoming the go-to person in his industry and building billion-dollar businesses.

Duration:00:15:14

Episode 574: Knock the Socks off Your Audience (Classic Podcast)

9/5/2018
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Divide your presentation into thirds for better referral generation. Remember, you don't want to sell to your fellow members: you want to sell through them.

Duration:00:13:02

Episode 573: Dude, Where Are My Wheels?

8/29/2018
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Dr. Misner shares a story from his youth about how important networking is--even (or maybe especially) in rough neighborhoods. If you have a story about a real-life networking lesson you learned, share it in the comments.

Duration:00:08:21

Episode 572: Focused Invite Days

8/22/2018
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A focused invite day is a day each month where the whole chapter invites visitors who are in the featured presenter's contact sphere. That means every member gets a day where the entire chapter is focused on bringing the most likely referral partners for that member to the meeting.

Duration:00:15:29

Episode 571: The BNI Foundation–What’s in It for Me?

8/15/2018
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Kevin Barber joins Dr. Misner on the podcast this week to talk about why the BNI Foundation is relevant to the average BNI member. You can't have an organization with the philosophy "Givers Gain" without wanting to support social causes.

Duration:00:13:34

Episode 570: More 1-2-1s = More Referrals (Classic Podcast)

8/8/2018
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This is a rebroadcast of Episode 472. Synopsis Because you give away a little bit of your reputation when you make a referral, trust is very important to the referral process. BNI can accelerate the process of developing trust between BNI members through regular 1-2-1s. To be effective, a 1-2-1 needs to be both structured and […]

Duration:00:10:23

Episode 569: Body Language and Networking

8/1/2018
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Body language can be a powerful attractant--or deterrent--in networking. Here are Dr. Misners answers to four questions that the media have asked over the years about body language and networking.

Duration:00:11:01

Episode 568: Networking Up, Part 2

7/25/2018
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Dr. Misner shares more tips for "networking up." The most important thing to remember when making connections with people who are more successful than you are is "Don't sell to them!"

Duration:00:11:01

Episode 567: Find the Wow in Referral Passing

7/18/2018
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Keep the "wow" in the referral part of your weekly BNI meeting. remember to tell the group the names of the people you're passing business to and add details to help visitors get excited about how much business is passed in BNI.

Duration:00:11:10

Episode 566: Collaboration Using BNI Connect

7/11/2018
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BNI Connect is an incredible resource. Not completing your BNI Connect profile is like taking out a full-page ad in the newspaper...and leaving it blank.

Duration:00:12:22

Episode 565: LCDs in Your Weekly Presentation (Classic Podcast)

7/4/2018
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If you can break your business down to its smallest components and focus on just one aspect of your business in your weekly presentations, it works much better than providing a laundry list of things you do, or a vague and meaningless term like "full-service."

Duration:00:13:00