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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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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Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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