Bestselling author, sought-after speaker, entrepreneur, impresario, world-traveler, and Reality Networker: these are just a few words that describe the life that Tim Houston has led (so far).

Tim owned and operated three successful businesses by the time he was 25. For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to helping businesses of all sizes to become more productive, profitable and prosperous through referral-based marketing and business and social networking.

Crowned “The Czar of Networking” by CBS Radio, and named “One of the World’s BEST Networkers by by New York Times bestselling author and founder of BNI, Dr. Ivan Misner, Tim has positively impacted thousands of business people through his high-energy workshops, motivational presentations, and mentoring sessions on strategic business networking, public speaking, and word-of-mouth marketing strategies, across the United States. He has made more than 4,000 presentations to companies and organizations in the past 17 years and has shared the platform with experts and luminaries including New York Times Bestselling authors, Dr. Ivan Misner, and Bob Burg, network marketing superstar trainer Tom “Big Al” Schreiter, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and actor Danny Aiello.

Having lunch with my good friend, Susan RoAne, #1 Bestselling Author of “How To Work A Room”

His first book, The World’s Worst Networker: Lessons Learned By The Best From The Absolute Worst! reached #1 in six countries in seven categories on’s.  He is a contributing author, along with Dr. Ivan Misner, Bob Burg, Jack Canfield,  Brian Tracy, Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Martha Stewart Jay Conrad Levinson, Tony Robbins, Harvey Mackay and Keith Ferrazzi of The New York Times Best Seller and multiple #1 Best Seller, Masters of Sales. (Entrepreneur Press, 2007).

Tim’s articles on the topic of business networking and word-of-mouth marketing have been translated and published in magazines, newspapers and blogs around the world.



With my great friends, the authors of Business Networking & Sex (not what you think!): Frank DeRaffele, Hazel Walker & Dr. Ivan Misner

Over the years, Tim has been interviewed on many TV and radio shows and has been featured in many articles including The New York Times, The New York Post, and New York Daily News.  In March, 2010, he was named as one of the Top 15 Trendsetters by It’s Queens Magazine, and shares that honor with others including famous shoe designer Steve Madden and celebrity chef/restauranteur, Lidia Bastianich.


With Michael Gerber, author of the classic and all-time bestseller, The E-Myth!


With Keith Ferrazzi


Tim is the Area Director Consultant for the NewYork City Outer Boroughs Region of BNI, the worlds largest business networking organization and is the Executive Chair and General Manager of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Business Forum in Manhattan.


With Bob Burg!

Tim loves to travel and has been to 20 countries and 35 US States. He is also an amateur magician, has a dog, a cat, a bird and a fish. He is a graduate of Fordham University. His secret to success is his commitment to help others become more productive, profitable, and prosperous in their businesses and their lives.

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