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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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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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.

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How To Convert The Nay-Sayers

    How To Convert The Nay-Sayers in Network Marketing

How to Convert Prospects to Customers
I am sure you have come across those prospects who just flatly refuse to believe in what you have to tell them and they want to contradict everything you say. Well here is something that might get them to see your side of things and agree with your point of view.

 

Don’t Keep on Pushing Them or You Will Push Them Away !

 

You need to learn very early on in network marketing how to answer objections …

Only one problem ….. even the right, accurate answer still may not always get you what you want but you have at least tried.

Some people think that network marketing is a pyramid scam, or only the people at the top seem to be earning the money – some think that MLM’s are illegal businesses or only people who already have big networks in place can get rich. By just simply telling them the opposite thing may not work at all and you have have won the argument but you are likely to lose the customer.

Do you like to be wrong? No of course you don’t and nobody likes to be proven wrong so when you push, they are going to push evenharder back at you and the harder you push to try and change their minds the harder they are going to try to entrench themselves in their opinion. They are more than likely going to say “I know that I am right because I have met people who have lost a lot of money doing this MLM work” !!

Now if they believe they are right and you can’t get them to change their mind, are you going to just give up? No you are not. You can use the power of appreciation to get them to see your point of view …..

Listen to What They Have to Say

One of the first steps in appreciation is to find out where your prospect is coming from and listen to their side of the story. Stop making statements and just ask them more questions. The questions don’t even have to be work related. Find out a bit more about your prospect and about their family if they are prepared to talk about them.

Now they are probably going to say to you that your business is just a pyramid scam. So then you can ask them “what do you mean by a pyramid scam and why do you say that my business is a pyramid scam”?

Don’t be defensive when you ask them these questions. You want them to understand that you are curious as to why they think like that. You need to sincerely understand their side of the story by saying things like “How do you mean?” or “Help me to understand what you mean”. Or maybe ask them “What makes you say that?” – all these questions are meant to probe your prospects emotions. By doing this they are likely to start relaxing and putting their guard down ….

When you ask someone to clarify their statement, they sometimes may see by their own admission that their opinion was unfounded or inaccurate – for example they may that it is shaped like a pyramid so they thought it was a pyramid scheme – then is you are lucky they might even decide to correct themselves all on their own without your help !!

If this doesn’t happen you are at least a step closer to an agreement.

Always, Always Appreciate their Point of View

The key trigger here for this kind of approach requires as much sincerity as when you were listening – so simply acknowledge their point of view. This isn’t to say that you agree with them ! It just means you see their side of it even if you don’t share it. So spoken truthfully by saying “I understand how you feel” is a very powerful statement. It means that you have understood them and that their side made sense. By doing this, people will feel that you have respected their opinion and that in return invites them to respect yours.

You could go a step further by saying that if you were in their shoes, you would probably feel the same way. You could say “I do understand how you feel. You spent $1,000 into an MLM and you didn’t manage to make your money back. To lose that sort of money in any business is rough and if it happened to me I would probably feel the same way and would not give network marketing another chance”

Once again, let the signal be clear – that you sincerely understand their side of things. Once they see that it is easier for the two of you to agree on something.

You Have to Get Them To Appreciate You

You can now move on with stating your side of the story. You need to get them to see the merit of your point of view. One often used method is the 3 F’s. Feel, Felt and Found method.

“I fully understand how you feel. I once thought that I was terrible at sales and not in a million years did I think I would be able to answer a sing question that any customer threw at me, but I found that the company trains its downline impeccably. I wasn’t even allowed to do a presentation until they thought I was ready. They also teach that it is not about the selling of products, it is finding out how you can help others with those products”.

or

“I get what you are saying. I also thought the same when I started out on my networking journey. I thought that only the people above me would get rich and that I would lose my investment. Then I realised they were personally interested in my development and were willing to help on a one to one basis to be my business up and running. I was taught everything I needed to know to be successful. If you put in the work you can be successful. I am grateful to all my upline who have helped me in this way”

So now because you didn’t undermine what your prospect said, they will find it easier to appreciate what you say and mutual appreciation is going to open the door to agreement. This is one of the most efficient ways to close a prospect.

What are your thoughts on this subject? I would love to know ……


Merle Gibbins

Jay Edgson

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