‘Networking Like A Pro’–5 Questions to Leave a Lasting Impression

‘Networking Like A Pro’–5 Questions to Leave a Lasting Impression

My latest book, Networking Like A Pro: Turning Contacts Into Connections, which I co-authored with David Alexander, has officially been released–and it hit No. 1 on the Amazon.com Bestsellers list last week! Here is a brief peek at the kind of information we offer in Networking Like A Pro: FIVE QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION 1. “What Do You Like Best about What You […]

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Passing People By Can Mean Missed Opportunity

Passing People By Can Mean Missed Opportunity

A good friend of mine, Patti Salvucci, runs dozens of networking groups in the Boston area.  A while back, Patti was visiting one of the groups she oversees, and she made an unlikely and very remarkable connection.  This is one powerful story . . . A true master networker, Patti arrived early for the networking meeting in the private meeting room at Fenway Park, home […]

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AskIvanMisner.Com–What’s Your Question?

AskIvanMisner.Com–What’s Your Question?

If you haven’t yet visited AskIvanMisner.com, now is the time to log on and let me know what’s on your mind!  Ask me any question you have about how to build your personal and professional network, and your question might be one of the questions I answer on the upcoming Feb. 16 Ask Ivan Misner Teleseminar! If you’re not familiar with AskIvanMisner.com or with the accompanying […]

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

Master networkers know that genuinely helping people is a huge part of networking because building social capital is key, and master networkers know the importance of giving. This is exactly why I founded my international networking organization, BNI, on the philosophy that Givers Gain–meaning, if I help you build your business and accomplish your goals, you’ll naturally want to do the same for me.  Sometimes, however, situations occur […]

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Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth 2.0 Conference

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth 2.0 Conference

Entrepreneur magazine’s Growth 2.0 Conference is being held in Miami Beach, Fla., on January 26. If it’s geographically possible for you to attend, I strongly encourage you to go.  The event is bursting with educational value, opportunities to network and–get ready for this —registration is FREE! If you can make it out to the conference, I’d love to have the opportunity to meet you. So […]

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Building Networking Skills–Part 2

Building Networking Skills–Part 2

Last week I promised I’d write a blog this week continuing the discussion on building networking skills.  So, as promised, in this blog I’ll be explaining a little bit about a few things you should do once you’ve given some thought to your networking strengths and weaknesses. As you read through these tips, think about ways you can develop these ideas into a networking strategy that makes the […]

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Outside the Cave, Into a Network

Outside the Cave, Into a Network

Social capital works for everybody, not just people who set out purposefully to become networkers. A colleague of mine works in a profession–writing and editing–that entails a minimum of day-to-day interaction with others. He handles a limited number of projects, usually no more than two or three books at a time, and works long hours and days in isolation.  He surfaces occasionally to communicate with […]

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Building Networking Skills–Part 1: Identify Your Strengths

Building Networking Skills–Part 1: Identify Your Strengths

What I’m about to share with you is a very simple, yet very often overlooked networking step. I’ve witnessed a lot of people jump straight into networking without taking the time to sit down and simply identify what their strengths are. And I’ve got news for you–if you don’t know what your strengths are, then you can’t outline an effective strategy. And without an effective […]

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