Conscious Men

Conscious Men

Good friends of mine, Dr. John Gray (the author of Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus) and Arjuna Ardagh, have recently released their newest novel, Conscious Men. This wonderful book highlights me, and the story of BNI, in numerous places throughout, and I’m honored to have been mentioned in their latest work. My “Village People story” and the “story of Bob” are both highlighted in this […]

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Three Essential Questions to Ask When Looking for Networking Events

Three Essential Questions to Ask When Looking for Networking Events

Attending enough and the right events for networking your business can be hard. How do you know which events will be a waste of your time, and which will benefit you in the long run? Figuring out a plan to help you pick the right events is an important step to making sure you’re not wasting time. While you have to spend a few minutes […]

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The Power to Get Things Done

The Power to Get Things Done

How often do you hit a slump in productivity? Worse, how often do you know what you should be doing, but then fail to do it regardless? It happens to the best of us, but the good news is that this is entirely avoidable. Steve Levinson, PhD, and Chris Cooper recently released a book titled The Power to Get Things Done, and in it, they […]

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Does Your Business Card Take Care of Business?

Does Your Business Card Take Care of Business?

Earlier this week, Danealle Marshall of a BNI chapter out of Orlando, Florida, BNI Gold Partners, reached out to me via Twitter to ask a great question that a lot of business professionals will face during their career. @IvanMisner What have you either done or witnessed as the most clever alternative to the standard business card? Thank you. — Danealle Marshall (@DMTitleChikk) December 8, 2015 […]

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The Top 4 Reasons You’re Avoiding Networking

The Top 4 Reasons You’re Avoiding Networking

Late September 2015, Avoiding the Networking Disconnect: The Three R’s to Reconnect, my new book co-authored with Brennan Scanlon was released to the public. So many business people walk into a networking event with the intention to sell, and they never are trying to buy. When you’re in a room full of people, all trying to sell their products and services, but nobody is buying, […]

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A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Throughout my years in networking, I have worked and connected with countless amazing businesspeople. I have seen successful business campaigns, and I have seen drives that could have used a little more planning. After seeing all ends of the spectrum, it is gratifying when a close friend takes a leap and succeeds. Bob Burg, whom I have known for more years than I could count, recently […]

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Talking to Crazy

Talking to Crazy

A good friend of mine, Dr. Mark Goulston, is preparing for the publish of his new book, Talking to Crazy. This book deals specifically with handling those irrational people in your life, whom we all have one or two of. When you are networking, you are sure to run into a difficult person from time to time. Oftentimes, the way businesspeople deal with these irrational […]

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How social is your social network?

How social is your social network?

In my video blog two weeks ago, The Six Degree Myth and the 29 Percent Solution, I discussed the inspiration for the book that I co-wrote with Michelle Donovan, The 29% Solution. After watching the vlog, one reader brought up an interesting point, and I would love to discuss it further. Social media changes the game of networking, but not really how you might think. […]

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The Six Degree Myth and the 29 Percent Solution

The Six Degree Myth and the 29 Percent Solution

So often in networking, people reference the Six Degrees of Separation theory, claiming that anyone they wish to get in contact is only six people away. What many fail to realize, however, is that this theory is a complete myth. Networking doesn’t just happen, and relying on your network to bring you to your ideal client without having to work for it won’t help you […]

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James Barber–“The Networking Guru”

James Barber–“The Networking Guru”

Just last week at the BNI® U.S. National Conference in Savannah, Georgia, I had the opportunity to have a brief chat with James Barber, author of The Networking Guru.  In this video, I ask James to offer a suggestion or two on how networkers can stand out during weekly presentations in their networking group in order to increase their effectiveness at consistently obtaining referrals from their […]

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Success through Profitability & Abundance

Success through Profitability & Abundance

In this brief video filmed at a recent TLC (Transformational Leadership Council) conference, I talk to my good friend Raymond Aaron about our respective contributions to the newly revised version of Jack Canfield’s book THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES.   I am beyond honored to have been asked to contribute to the book and, because of that, I wanted my portion of the book to focus on the […]

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“Glimpses of Heaven on Earth”–Improve Your Business & Your Life

“Glimpses of Heaven on Earth”–Improve Your Business & Your Life

In this video I talk to my friend and fellow TLC (Transformational Leadership Council) member, Martin Rutte about Martin’s new book, Glimpses of Heaven on Earth. Watch the video now to learn about Martin’s ideas on how we can all focus on ten fundamental values and take small, simple, easy, concrete steps on a daily basis to mold our own life into one that mirrors our individual […]

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