Where You Come from Does Not Determine Where You Go

Where You Come from Does Not Determine Where You Go

Just last month, I had the honor of being given the Citrus College Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, along with another fellow alumni recipient, Daniel Parks. In this video of my acceptance speech, I talk about a concept that means a lot to me . . . where you come from does not determine where you go; what you do determines where you go. I am […]

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Do You Have the Right Materials for a Successful Word-of-Mouth Campaign?

Do You Have the Right Materials for a Successful Word-of-Mouth Campaign?

In order to run a successful word-of-mouth campaign, you need to build an arsenal of credibility-enhancing materials.  You should always have these at your disposal to make the most of every networking opportunity. Below is a checklist of items you may already have available or wish to begin assembling, which can be used as collateral materials in developing your desired image.  These are not ranked […]

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Networking Vampires

Networking Vampires

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT0ArNFg5NA”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT0ArNFg5NA[/tube] Someone I met recently used an expression that I got a big kick out of yet it really resonated with me at the same time.  Talking about a networker she knew, she said to me, “The guy is a Networking Vampire!” Watch this video to find out what exactly a “Networking Vampire” is and then come back and weigh in on how to spot them […]

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BNI Business Index 2nd Quarter Findings–Leaner and Meaner!

BNI Business Index 2nd Quarter Findings–Leaner and Meaner!

The BNI Business Index is a website that was created to consistently gauge the ever-changing economic state of business based on quarterly global survey results of retailers, service companies, and manufacturing companies all around the world. The statistics gathered from the survey results are intended to keep small business owners, entrepreneurs, and companies, as well as the media and the general public, educated and informed […]

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What’s Your Burning Networking Question?

What’s Your Burning Networking Question?

Do you have a burning question about networking that you just can’t seem to get a decent answer to?  I have great news . . . You can go to www.AskIvanMisner.com and submit your question directly to me!  Watch this video where I explain what the website is all about and then go to www.AskIvanMisner.com to submit your question and get FREE access to the quarterly […]

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Credibility Is Crucial, But How Do You Build It?

Credibility Is Crucial, But How Do You Build It?

It’s amazing what a word-of-mouth campaign can do for your business.  People rely on recommendations from trusted sources much more than they do from mere advertisements.  The best thing is, the costs associated with running a successful word-of-mouth campaign are usually a fraction of what a traditional advertising campaign can run! However, as the saying goes, “there is no free lunch.”  What you save in […]

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What Does ‘Overnight Success’ Mean to You?

What Does ‘Overnight Success’ Mean to You?

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfv-fmNBLek[/tube] During the course of the past two decades, I have had the privilege and honor of giving many keynote presentations and participating as a featured speaker at events across the world.  I have a great passion for public speaking and I feel very fortunate that organizations and associations continue to invite me to present at events internationally. As a speaker, it is important to […]

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Can’t Do or Won’t Do?

Can’t Do or Won’t Do?

People often ask me how they can get someone in their networking group to take action and participate at a higher level in the group.  I love this question and I have the perfect answer for this . . . Have someone in a leadership position within the networking group go to the person and ask them: “How can we help you do XYZ more […]

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