#188 How To Network Better | Dr. Ivan Misner

Welcome to this new episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dreams show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Dr. Ivan Misner about How to maintain the human touch while using technology to the network?

Get invaluable tips on networking in this post-socially-distant era from the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, Dr. Ivan Misner. 

BNI is the world’s largest business networking organization that generated almost 12.3 million referrals resulting in $16.7 billion dollars worth of business for its members. 

Dr. Misner is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 24 books including one of his latest books – Who’s in Your Room?

He is called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and the “Networking Guru” by Entrepreneur magazine, Dr. Misner is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. He has also been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, the BBC, and The Today Show. In addition, he is a recipient of the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award.

In this interview, Dr. Ivan talks about:

  • (2:20) His initiative of earning millions for others? 

  • (4:16) Connecting business with social impact    

  • (7:04) What inspired Dr. Ivan                                                                                                          

  • (8:58) The early challenges that he faced.                                                    

  • (11:06) His ideology  and his book, “ Who’s in Your Room?”                    

  • (14:22) How can one network in this socially distant era?                                                           

  • (16:54) Encouraging more people to use technology.                                                                   

  • (19:35) How to maintain the human touch while using technology to the network?              

  • (23:28) The importance of networking and the problems it can solve.                                     

  • (26:37) How to remove the fear of rejection while networking.                                                   

  • (32:18) Ivan explains ‘The Misner Plan’.                                                                                         

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