The Importance of Recognition

The Importance of Recognition

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t remember the last time someone around MY house clapped when I came down the stairs and said “Great job scrubbing that toilet!! I’m SO proud of you!!” Sure, it’s my job around the house, but still, it would be nice!

So What Has This Got to do With Cleaning The Toilet?

Yet one of the BEST things about being in network marketing IS the recognition. Yes, it may be your “job” to sell, to recruit, etc. but you can be recognized for doing it well. And the fact of the matter is, most of us don’t get recognized in our normal day to day life. Whether it’s in our “regular job” or our home life, recognition is often overlooked.

Yet…how GOOD does it feel when someone acknowledges your efforts?!? It feels GREAT! When you’re recognized, you can’t help but to smile (even if you feel a little embarrassed). You can’t help but to get a warm feeling in your heart. You can’t help but to feel good about yourself.

The recognition doesn’t always have to be grand. Sure, being on stage can be cool. But so can seeing your name in a newsletter. It can be cool to get a chocolate bar wrapped in a pretty ribbon at a team meeting. It can even feel great to be called up in front of everyone and have them cheer you on as you get a great big hug. Here’s a few ideas for team recognition that can make an impact without breaking your bank:


Great Ideas – Sometimes people don’t always have the big sales or recruiting numbers…but they still contribute some GREAT ideas to the team! Recognize them! Not only does the recognition feel good, but you’ll find MORE great ideas coming in each month. Send a nice certificate – with a box of energy saver bulbs!

Top Team Awards – Your company may have top awards for sales and recruiting, but your team likes to know where THEY fit in to THEIR team. It feels good to be able to say they were #3 in THEIR team for the month of July. Each month, award the Top Team Sales Rep and the Top Recruiter. List them in a monthly newsletter that goes out to the entire team. Team members LOVE seeing their name in print. If you have in person meetings, give Payday (enjoy your payday!), 100Grand (you’re worth $100 Grand!), and Starbursts (You’re a Star Recruiter) wrapped with a ribbon for being tops in the team.

Sales Ribbons – Team members love to show off their ribbons! You can order incentive ribbons pre-made for a good price. Try going in with another leader to share costs. Give ribbons for $1000, $2000, $5000 and $10,000 in sales in a month (or whatever is a good rate for you and your company). And don’t forget to recognize them in the team newsletter!
Spotlight Team Member – If you have a team newsletter, pick a team member that has done particularly well and highlight them in a spotlight. Do an interview, and include a picture of them and their family. Make sure to tell the team what YOU think is SPECIAL about this team member, and why you picked them. If possible, get some quotes from other team members on what they recognize as special about this team member. Send your spotlight member a small gift-card as a token for the Spotlight feature.

You have no idea how many people stay in network marketing for the recognition. It’s a need that many people don’t even know they have…until it’s met. Because they’ve never had it before, it becomes addicting and inspires them to want to do so much more to continue to gain more recognition. For the reason that it feels so good, they don’t want to give it up. It would be too much of a loss.

So if you are a leader, look for ANY way that you can recognize the members of your team. You don’t have to have a big budget. Remember that the gestures don’t have to be grand. They just have to be very heart felt, appropriate, and consistent. A little recognition goes a very long way.

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Merle Gibbins

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Unicorn Products for Sale

Unicorn Products for Sale

It’s That Time of Year Again

We all love (well most of us do !)  this time of year for the run up to Christmas !

This is just a selection of Unicorn products that are available for sale and wanted to share it with you.

If you are interested in buying any of the items, I can deliver within a radius of 15 miles from Folkestone, or if an order is over £50 it can be sent free of charge or £3.95 for under £50 ……

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Personalised Unicorn Make-Up Bag
£16.00
This magical Unicorn Make Up Bag is ideal for keeping her make up collection in order. With its bright and colourful design, it’s a unique and trendy gift that she’s sure to love.
This make up bag can be personalised with a name up to 12 characters long. Please note that the personalisation entered will appear in upper case.
Our makeup bags features a main compartment and two separate compartments inside, all of which are secured with a hook and loop close.
Made from woven polyester.

Personalised Unicorn Wooden Clock
£22.00
What better way to decorate a room than with a touch of unicorn magic?
This Unicorn Wooden Clock can be personalised with a name of up to 12 characters long. Please note that all personalisation will appear in block capitals.
Battery not included, requires 1 AA battery.

Personalised Unicorn Lunch Bag
£17.00
Our magical Unicorn Lunch Bag is the perfect accessory for any little girl.
The lunch bag can be personalised with a name up to 12 characters long. Please note that the name entered will appear in upper case.
This bag also has an adjustable shoulder strap which measures 122cm at the longest length and has a white wipe-able interior with insulated lining.

Personalised Unicorn Drinks Bottle
£13.00
This stylish Unicorn Drinks Bottle will ensure that she’s the envy of all her friends!
The bottle can be personalised with a name up to 12 characters long. Please note that the name entered will appear in upper case. Made from aluminium and plastic.
Bottle holds 400ml of liquid. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.

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Personalised Unicorn Wine Glass
£12.00
This gorgeous Unicorn Wine Glass is a great way for any recipient to enjoy their favourite wine. This glass can be personalised with a name up to 12 characters. Text will appear in uppercase. Glass is presented in a folding gift box. Hand wash only

Personalised Unicorn Poster Frame
£17.00
What better way to decorate a room than with a touch of unicorn magic?
This Unicorn Poster Frame can be personalised with a message up to 25 characters and a name up to 12 characters. Please note that all text will appear in upper case.
To finish this stylish piece of art, each piece is mounted and framed in a large white frame

Personalised Unicorn Wooden Sign
£14.00
This fabulous personalised Unicorn Wooden Sign will look great on a bedroom door or proudly displayed around the home. The sign can be personalised with a name up to 12 characters. The name will appear in upper case. The sign is made from wood with string attached ready to hang. The ribbon/string colour may vary

Personalised Unicorn Hi Ball Glass
£12.00
This gorgeous Unicorn Hi Ball Glass is a great way for any recipient to enjoy their favourite drink.
This glass can be personalised with a name up to 12 characters in length. Please note that the text entered will appear in upper case. Colours may vary.
Presented in a folding gift box. Hand Wash Only

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To Your Success,

Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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Grow Your Business at Trade Fairs and Booths

Grow Your Business at Trade Fairs and Booths

If you are looking for a great way to grow your network marketing business, consider trade fairs and booths. By setting up a booth, you get to display your product or service and talk to an audience who has decided to COME to an event and walk the booth space area. They may not be interested in talking to everyone, but at least you have an opportunity to speak to a semi-captive audience.

Now, a lot of people think that they have to do HUGE trade shows and put in a lot of money. That’s not necessarily true. There are plenty of smaller events in local areas that can be JUST as valuable to your business as the larger events. In fact, many of the smaller events are not only more cost effective to have a booth, they are also more productive. People are often more willing to talk at the booth for a longer period of time.

To find a booth or fairs in your area, start with a search at your local Chamber of Commerce. They should have a listing of upcoming events in your area. Call the local events to get prices for the booth spaces.

Next, do a Google search for “fairs [your city]” or “expos [your city]” to find more events. When you are calling to get information on any event, ask the coordinator if they know of any other upcoming events.

When you attend any event, whether you have a booth space or go to walk the event, ask other booth vendors what upcoming events they are aware of. They can be some of your best resources.

When you do get ready to do an event, here are some tips to follow:

Make sure you have a GOOD looking booth. This is a time where looks DO matter. Have a carpeted floor (even if it’s not a requirement). If you have a table, have it covered with a nice tablecloth with an attractive display. Remember you need HEIGHT. Varying height. Don’t have everything at one level. Make it interesting for the eye.

Have plenty of brochures, flyers and business cards. Don’t be stingy!
Have a bowl of candy out. It helps to keep people for just a little bit longer.
Invite people IN to your booth. Have an interactive display. Have an example of your product if possible. Show it in use. Make it interesting. You want people to come in and stay so you have a chance to have a conversation.
Have a raffle to get contact information. Raffle off a product or service that you have for your business. Have slips with contact information. Include spots for people to mark if they would like more information about your product or the business opportunity as well. Make sure to follow up in a timely manner.

Events are a GREAT way to gather contact information, get information in to people’s hands, and have conversations with people about your business. If the cost is a little high, consider sharing the booth cost with another member of your team. Just remember, you’ll need to share the leads as well.

If you would like to see what is working for me online and offline please

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Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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4 Things to Teach Your Future Leaders

4 Things to Teach Your Future Leaders

One of the biggest mistakes a leader can make is not giving their up and coming leaders enough opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities. Sometimes it’s from a feeling of not wanting to “give something up”. Sometimes it’s from not wanting to take the time to do some training. Whatever the reason, it’s bad for both the current and upcoming leaders. Here are a few ways that leaders can teach and encourage new leaders to lead…..

1.

Meetings – Have new leaders take on small roles at team meetings, and then gradually take on larger roles. In the beginning, it may be participating in a role play. Gradually they can work up to conducting a training session.

2.

Team Calls – As you are making coaching or team calls, start by having your new leaders listen in. When they feel comfortable, have them host the call, and you listen in. Eventually they can take over their own team calls.

3.

Newsletters – If you create team newsletters to recognize your team and their accomplishments, allow your new leaders contribute by writing featured articles. It’s a great way to build their credibility and confidence while having their name recognized and exposed to the team.

4.

Conflict – This is one of the challenging areas when it comes to training. When there is conflict within a team, it is hard for a new team leader to know how to handle it while making both sides happy. Offer to be on a call with all the parties involved. Hear all sides. Then let everyone know they need to think about it and you’ll have another call tomorrow. Call your new leader and ask how THEY would handle the situation based on the call. Run through different scenarios and give your insights based on experience. If comfortable, let him/her handle the conflict resolution call, with you listening in.

Each opportunity that you give your leaders to lead increases their confidence and abilities. Once they are leading their team, it gives you the opportunity to develop a new leader. Never be afraid of handing over the reins to a new leader…it’s good for both of you!

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Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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How To Drop Your Business Into A Normal Conversation

How To Drop Your Business Into A Normal Conversation

I find that one of the hardest things networks marketers struggle with most is talking about their business. There’s the perception out there that Network Marketers are the types of people that will ONLY talk to you about their product/service/opportunity. That may be true of some people! But this perception has scared many network marketers out of talking about their business at all. They don’t want to be seen as “that person”.

A great strategy in growing your Network Marketing business is learning how to “slip in” your business during ordinary conversations. The idea is not to be “tricky” about it, but to develop a natural conversation that can lead to you talking to someone more about your business. The idea is to make THEM ask YOU more about it! It makes you feel better when you dangle a little something out there…a teaser…and someone says, “what is your business then?” or “tell me more?”. Having permission feels great!!  Don’t you think ……

So, how do you slip in your business into an ordinary conversation? You look for opportunities to talk to people…usually people you don’t know…to bring up a teaser about your business and have them ask more.

Here are a few examples of what I mean:

You’re at the office supply store getting business supplies and the woman in front of you has something unique. You say, “Where did you find that, that would be awesome for my business!” She will usually tell you and then say “what is your business”. Trust me…I’ve done it MANY times! Make sure you have a brochure or business card handy to give once you tell her!

You’re at the coffee shop and strike up a conversation with someone about the weather and say, “I’m just so glad to get out of the house! I’ve been working at home for 3 days straight and just need a BREAK! I think I’ll drink this out in the sunshine and soak it in before I hit the computer/phones again”. Again…you WILL get asked what you do at home…. Time to share!!  Or if you work offline, have that coffee and say “Ok well, I suppose I better get back on the road again !”  They are bound to ask where you are going and what for !  That is your cue then to answer about what you are doing …..

If you have traveled for your business lately for a convention or training of any kind, make SURE you slip that into a conversation with a clerk or someone in line at the store or even beside you as you are looking at clothes. Something like, “oh, I wish I would have had that on my business trip to The Big Apple!!” It gets a conversation going about where you went, and then WHY.

While not QUITE the same, try this as well. If you are at the park or a playground of a fast food restaurant with your kids, see who’s sitting there looking bored. At the BEGINNING of your visit (because you want to leave time for conversation) just walk over and say, “I know what it’s like just sitting here for a while! I thought I’d give you a catalogue to look at while you’re here! You’re welcome to keep it if you’d like!” It’s a great way to get your products catalogue in the hands of someone…and invite further conversation while you are there with your kids. I’ve seen it do WONDERS!  If you are curious then Click HERE ====>>>>

There, that’s me done my sneaky bit in above !!

Once they ask you a question, it leads to more questions. People are naturally curious. ESPECIALLY about people who a) have their own businesses b) work from home c) travel for their business and d) seem to ENJOY what they do.

If you have a positive attitude about your business, people will be curious and the conversation becomes them asking you more. What a great way for you to tell them more!

So don’t be afraid to be “that” MLM person. Just be friendly and personable. Let the opportunity to talk about your business come in to your conversation (plant the seed!) and when someone asks, be willing to tell them more!  Practice makes perfect and in the end you will wonder why you were always scared to bring up the subject of your business ……

If you would like to see what is working for me online and offline please

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To Your Success,

Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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