Dr. Ivan Misner: The Art of Infinite Giving in Network Marketing

About Dr. Ivan Misner:

Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985, the organization now has over 11,100 chapters in 76 countries throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 15.1 million referrals resulting in more than $23.3 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members.

Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 29 books including his newest – The 3rd Paradigm, A Radical Shift to Greater Success. He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor at several universities as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne.

Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by both Forbes and CNN, 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 been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, the BBC, and The Today Show on NBC.

In this episode, Jennie Bellinger and Dr. Ivan Misner discuss:

  • The remarkable journey and growth of BNI and its impact on direct sales professionals
  • The burgeoning influence of networking for generating valuable referrals and its significance in marketing
  • The underlying principles of successful direct sales strategies and the importance of relationship-building
  • The concept of ‘Infinite Giving’ and the transformative ‘Givers Gain’ philosophy within business contexts
  • The evolving business dynamics from competition to cooperation and ultimately to co-creation

Key Takeaways:

  • The podcast emphasizes the critical role of networking in direct sales success, with Jennie Bellinger providing valuable techniques and tips through conversations with industry leaders like Dr. Ivan Misner.
  • Dr. Ivan Misner’s journey with BNI illustrates the tremendous potential of structured networking, highlighting how precise articulation of products and services can lead to effective referrals and significant business growth.
  • Misner advocates for integrating BNI’s relationship-building methodologies and consistent, purpose-driven tactics, emphasizing the ‘Givers Gain’ principle as a transformative professional approach.
  • The concept of ‘Infinite Giving’ is explored, encouraging a shift from competition to co-creation, with insights from Misner’s upcoming book on leaving a lasting legacy and maintaining a clear business vision.
  • The podcast equips direct sales professionals with Misner’s wisdom on vision clarity and resilience, guiding them to navigate and excel in the network marketing landscape.

“Networking is less about who you know, and more about who trusts you.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

Connect with Dr. Ivan Misner:  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivan.misner   

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drivanmisner/  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanmisner/

Ivan’s Free Blog: https://ivanmisner.com/blog  

BNI website: https://bni.com  Find and visit a BNI chapter near you!


Website: https://badassdirectsalesmastery.com/

Email:  jennie@badassdirectsalesmastery.com

Facebook personal page: https://facebook.com/jbellingerPL

Facebook podcast page: http://facebook.com/BadassDirectSalesMastery

Facebook group for Badass Crew: https://facebook.com/groups/BadassDirectSalesMoms

Instagram: https://instagram.com/BadassDirectSalesMastery

Personal Instagram: https://instagram.com/jenniebellinger

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/BadassDirectSalesMastery

Show Notes by Podcastologist: Hanz Jimuel Alvarez

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.