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…..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 ……

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Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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Work From Home Opportunity ….

Work From Home Opportunity ….

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I am looking to work closely with 5 people who would be interested in working online or offline to build a home business.  At the moment we are only operating in the UK, Ireland and Spain but will be going global one day.

There are many incentives to earn as well …..   5 * Holidays, cars and cash – if you are prepared to put in the hard work at the beginning then this is very achievable – just ask and check out the testimonials ……

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When I started out – or I should say re-started – (yes I did have to give up for a couple of years as my husband was terminally ill) again a couple of years ago these were my first monthly pay cheques …..  which don’t seem a lot but it depends how much you want to earn – at the time I was just looking for a bit of pocket money which I managed to do.  And by the way I am a pensioner aged 72, so any age can do this work age 18 and upwards !

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Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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Catch Up Calls With Your Team Are Important

Catch Up Calls With Your Team Are Important

They are called different things within different organizations, but a catch up call is a chance to check in with the members of your team and see how they are doing with their business. They are VITAL to keeping your business strong.  Maybe you didn’t get that with your upline so make sure that you keep in touch with your team.

As a leader, attrition is one thing that can cripple your business. Attrition is inevitable, and you need to be prepared for a certain percentage to happen. But if an unexpected amount happens, it can affect you meeting your goals which can affect leadership levels, contests, and ultimately, your income.

One way to avoid this is to have your finger on the pulse of your team. You need to know what they are doing, what their goals are, and if anything has changed in their business. Best of all, you need to know how you can help them and they need to know that you care about their business.

It is best if these calls are scheduled so you both know when they will occur. 15-20 minutes is usually enough. If someone has a more serious issue, you can schedule another time to talk separately.

A few questions you should be asking are:-
“How are your monthly goals going?”
“Have you set your goals for the upcoming month?”
“What changes have there been, if any, in your business?”
And the most important question you can ever ask …”What can I help you with to move your business forward for you?”.

If it’s something you can answer over the phone…great. If it’s something you need to get back to them on, give them a specific date that you will have an answer for them by…and make sure you meet the deadline.

Having regular catch up calls will keep the lines of communication open with your team and hopefully avoid any shocking news at the end of a month!

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Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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Online Marketing & Succeeding

 

Let Me Tell You The Truth About Online Marketing & Succeeding

I bet you have heard many times the statistics that 97% of people fail while only 3% of people actually succeed and earn a living in this industry? I’m sure that you’ve heard this over and over again, but you are still wondering how to become part of the 3%.

There is a disturbing known fact about the 97% of marketers and that is that they have no clue who they’re actually marketing to. Sound familiar?  They may take time to write articles, shoot videos and write blog posts, but 9.9 times out of 10, if you were to ask them who their target market is, they probably woundln’t be able to answer the question because they simply don’t know!

You need to know your audience, know what their challenges are and how to address them.  It is critical if you truly plan on succeeding.

It will make your writing efforts so much easier and allow you to immediately connect your offer with the needs that your market has.

Before you do any more marketing, take into consideration the following questions:

Who is my target market

 

 

What are they struggling with?

What do they want?

How can I give it to them?

By using only one method to market your business it’s like posting an ad in a newspaper, doing nothing else, and sitting back for months on end hoping that your phone will ring.

You HAVE TO get out there and START using diverse marketing methods for your business.  You need to incorporate things like Article Marketing, Video Marketing, Writing Squidoo Lenses, Hubpages, Forum Marketing and of course Social Media Marketing.

Just pick 2 or 3 to start out with as it could get a bit overwhelming using all of the above at once.  At the same time create a consistent plan of action on how you will implement them on a weekly basis.  As you master each method start adding one more method until you have mastered them all.  One step at a time !!  This way you will gain extra exposure from a new audience.

Outsourcing

Outsourcing can be so important to your business and can’t emphasise this enough !   There is so much to maintain in the internet marketing world and you need to be careful not to burn yourself out …..  So getting help with time consuming tasks is extremely helpful for your business as doing it alone can be very challenging ….

The 3% of those people have mastered the art of handing things over to people who are more skilled and trained than they are. The key is in discovering what it is that you do best, and what makes you money and focus solely on those things while handing over the rest.

It can be fairly inexpensive to outsource.  Sometimes even averaging around $2 per hour (depending on expertise and location of your contractor). Either way, it’s more affordable than most people realize and should be factored into your monthly expenses as a “necessary expense”.

Myself, if I am pushed for time I use Private Label Rights, who have writers to create content for you while you still have the freedom to put your name on it and take all the credit.

The prices are inexpensive to start out with, you have no obligation and it’s a great way to begin to free up your time to focus on more critical areas that really need your attention.

As you can see, becoming a part of the 3% isn’t too far out of reach. It just means you making a few small changes and tweaks to what you’ve been doing, and you’ll discover that you’re well on your way to dominating your niche, succeeding in your efforts while finally making a decent income doing it.

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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How to Find Someone’s Need

How to Find Someone’s Need and Their WHY

When you are looking to find a new recruit, the best way to connect with someone is to find their “need”. Think for a moment what happens if you don’t work on finding someone’s need.

You may start talking to someone who you think would be GREAT in your business. They seem smart, highly motivated…and you want to tell them more about your company. You start telling them how GREAT it is to be able to earn extra money so they can spend more time with their kids and go on some WONDERFUL family vacations!! And you’re super duper confident that this opportunity can do that for them!!!

However……your “prospect” seems to be giving you a blank stare. You stop to ask if that sounds like something that would be great for them. And they tell you that they are single. And they don’t like to travel. As you’ve been talking, you have been building a block in their mind that this company and this opportunity are not for them.

It still could be, IF you are able to find what THEIR need was, and talk to them in their language. Show how your company can fit that need that is so important to THEM. You see, not everyone has the same need. It would be great if everyone wore their need on their sleeve and it was visibly plain as day…but it’s not. You have to do a little digging. More importantly, you have to do a LOT of listening.

Basically, most people’s “need” is based on one of four areas:

F – Family – They want to spend more quality time with their family. Maybe a woman wants to be an at home mom instead of working outside of the home. Maybe a man wants to make enough to allow his wife to be able to do that.

O- Occupation – They want an occupation that is fulfilling. Maybe they want to be in a different line of work. Maybe they want a less dangerous job. Maybe they want something that gives back to people. 

R – Recreation – Recreation often involves a different lifestyle. They want a vacation, a motor home or snowmobiles. Maybe it’s just the ability to travel when and where they want. 

M- Money – They want money to be able to do the things that they can’t do now.

So how do you find out what their “hot buttons” are? Ask some very simple questions or make some simple statements…and see what their answers are.

“You must love your job!”

“You must go on some great vacations!”

“I bet you make GREAT money at your job!”

“Do you have any fun plans for vacations this summer?”

“What brought you to your current job?”

Make sure to phrase your statements in a positive way. People will be more honest with you this way. Now pay CLOSE attention to what they say. If their answers are negative (as in “are you kidding, I HATE MY JOB!”) ask another question…”So if you could do one thing differently, what would it be?”

And THERE will be your magic answer!! That will be the need…whether it’s “spend more time with my kids” “have a great vacation” “make more money”. THAT is what you zero in on as you work on how your business can meet their needs.

Now you can talk to them in their language. Your opportunity talk can focus on the family, occupation, recreation or money needs that your company can meet. Laser focus on the need that they sound most passionate about. When you work on finding someone’s need, and show them how you and your company can meet it, your prospect will be MUCH more likely to listen!

If you are looking for something new take a look at what myself and my

daughter do working from home, online and offline in the UK  ====>>>> HERE or if you live in Ireland or Spain ====>>>> HERE


Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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