Tips for Networking and Connecting with People by the Founder of BNI

People who have stage fright and fear of public speaking will often feel uncomfortable in networking situations and social settings. The issues are really the same – being comfortable with yourself and opening to connect with others.  I have written in the past about  the importance of opening to receive others for both networking and for speaking to groups.

Browsing blogs on public speaking and fear of public speaking, I chanced upon a great article by Dr. Ivan Misner whom CNN has called “The Father of Modern Networking.” He is the founder and chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.  His latest book, The 29% Solution can be viewed at  The article attracted me because it is called “Develop a Magnetic Personality.”  Ivan has some great tips to help people open to be more attractive, period.  He refers to Scott Ginsberg who wrote The Power of Approachability.

Scott Ginsberg has articulated 8 tips for making yourself more approachable.  To read a summary of Scotts tips, visit Ivan Misner’s blog post.

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