The ‘Father of Modern Day Networking,’ Ivan Misner, shares COVID-era networking strategies in the Nov. 10 Business Forum

    How has COVID impacted modern-day networking? Founder and Chief Visionary Dr. Ivan Misner will share his insight during the November episode of 21st Century Business Forum webcast.

    This webcast will broadcast at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 10. Registration is free.

    Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. 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.

    Founded in 1985, BNI now has more than 10,000 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 11.5 million referrals resulting in $16.3 billion dollars worth of business for its members.

    Dr. Misner is a New York Times bestselling author who has written 26 books; his latest being  Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for, and has been featured in numerous publications as well as TV and radio shows.

    Among his many awards, he has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross and has been the recipient of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award.  He and his late wife Elisabeth are the co-founders of the BNI Charitable Foundation.

    The 21st Century Business Forum debuted in 2021, featuring a lineup of successful top executives, experts, and global thought leaders to share ideas and insights as business executives, entrepreneurs, owners and managers navigate the new year ahead. It airs on the second Wednesday of each month, interviewing guests in a Q&A format.

    The 21st Century Business Forum is presented by Baton Rouge Business Report and is sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and Home Bank. Registration is free; sign up here.