Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Annie Armen Show Presents: THRIVE, Don't Survive!

Dri. Ivan Misner Featured on The Annie Armen Show |

Annie Armen Presents
Topic for Discussion:  THRIVE, Don’t Survive
Featured Guest Expert | Long Time Friend:  Dr. Ivan Misner
Special Guest Appearance Allen C. Buchanan

Where:  Annie Armen Show 

THRIVE, Don’t Survive!
My dear, long time friend for over 10 years, Dr. Ivan Misner – Founder and Chairman of Business Network International (BNI) -- returns on the Annie Armen Show to take on, "THRIVE, Don't Survive".  Joining us, special guest appearance by Allen C. Buchanan – award winning networker and referral expert, President of Champions SoCal BNI , referred by Ivan -- tonight appearing on the Annie Armen Show for the very first time!

Shhhhhhh…..Hurricane Warning!!!
I am planning on swooping both Ivan and Allen into one of my signature Hurricane Twisters. What that is exactly?  Here’s comes the funny part … I HAVE NO CLUE!  All I know, before going into this interview is that both Ivan and Allen are in for an unexpected surprise.  Let’s just hope they “trust” their Hurricane Hostess!  Well, we’re about to find out!  Normally you always hear me saying, “buckle up” …Let’s just say, I’m fastening my seat belt together with you for whatever is about to happen LIVE on air, real time, no script!  Don’t say you didn’t receive your Hurricane Warning ….

Sneak Peek into “Outside the Box” Tips to Help Boost Your Business
During our interview, Ivan will be talking about some of his “outside the box” tips, which include:
1.  Innovation in adversity is a key factor
2.  Attitude – it all starts there, doesn’t it?
3.  Look for “new” and “emerging” opportunities
4.  Be Creative with your offers

Pay Special Attention to 2 Quotes Ivan will be sharing during this interview, inspired by Warren Bennis:
1.  “Innovation is directly connected to your adaptive capacity.”
2.  “It is your ability to adapt that determines your true value as a leader.”

Bank on this  There is always a WHY behind everything I share with you!  Don’t miss out on Ivan’s story about his latest encounter with Warren Bennis, who is the Founding Chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California -- widely regarded as a pioneer in leadership studies.

Now, Who is King Ivan?
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization, founded in 1985.  The organization has thousands of chapters throughout every populated continent of the world.  Each year, BNI generates millions of referrals resulting in over billions of U.S. dollars worth of business for its members.

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 written twelve books, including his New York Times Bestseller; Masters of Networking as well as his recent #1 bestseller, Networking Like a Pro. He is a monthly columnist for and is the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute – a referral training company with trainers around the world.  In addition, he has taught business management and social capital courses at several universities throughout the United States.
Ivan 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, CNBC, BBC in London, and a regular guest on the Annie Armen Show now in our 11th year.

Drum Roll Please…  Who is Allen C. Buchanan?
Allen C. Buchanan is the President of Champions SoCal BNI, award winning networker, award winning referral expert, who is recognized for his signature “ONE TO ONE” meetings!  What does that mean? 

How can I put this bluntly … TUNE IN AND FIND OUT!  In addition to hurricane twisters, Allen is definitely in for a treat with his mentor, Ivan Misner.  I intend to make this one memorable interview with impact for ALL!

Valuable Reads, Links and Resources
Question for WHY Annie Armen Readers:
How is business for you today compared to this time last year?

Be sure to post your comments immediately below!

Enjoy the interview and pass it on!


  1. Business is growing by leaps and bounds for me Annie. I've got to listen to your show, that must have been spectacular having two of the greatest networking gurus on at once! I was just starting up a new venture last year. It takes a while to get anything started in an economy like this and on a low budget, but that's where the magic comes in! This year I'm running my first ever Earth Day Contest, check it out at

    Keep up your fabulous work Annie, you are a real blessing for anyone looking for inspiration!

  2. Bless your heart Carl! Thank you for taking a moment to share your valued feedback after listening in on the show! My humble apologies for getting back to you -- shamelessly late!

    So now I'm wondering... was the outcome to your first ever Earth Day Contest the success you imagined? Or even better?

    How about... may we both keep on keeping on dear Carl (thank you good friend) and always a joyous blessing to reconnect with you!


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