Getting People to Buy

Management TrainingWhat do people really want when they first meet you or reach out to you?

What makes them choose your product over someone else’s?

How do you prepare for getting people to buy? (Or, in the language I teach…to “own” the benefits of your products.)

Heaven knows the market is jam packed with incredible products. The specific answers to those questions can only come from satisfied consumers and your upline and downline team members. However, I can address the general answers to help you get started with acquiring a large volume of satisfied clients in the first place and secondly to start growing your network marketing business.

We all want the same things when doing business with people. We want quality products and good service at a low investment. That’s the bottom line. Is that what you provide? If so, shout it from the rooftops!

However, few companies can provide all three. With that being the case, you will need to learn how to address which of the three you don’t provide. [Read more…]

Successful Selling in 7 Steps

If you’re new to sales, or if you’d like a little training refresher on the 7 steps of successful selling, listen to an interview I did with Phil Taylor of Goal Achievers Radio. We discuss what the seven steps of selling are and a couple of strategies for each step. Implement just these simple ideas, and you’ll see how potential clients respond differently to you. They’ll be more open to what you have to say, and buy from you more often than in the past.
The seven steps include the sales steps of prospecting, making a positive initial contact, qualifying potential clients, presenting or demonstrating your product, addressing concerns, closing sales and getting referrals. When you fulfill each step in a preplanned, effective manner, you will gain more new clients than ever before.
Feel free to share the link with others you know who are new to sales or could use a boost.
If you’re involved in network marketing, download a free e-book titled, “Making New People Comfortable with Direct Selling” at

Beyond the Comfort Zone

The average human being has the ability to achieve almost anything.  Lack of basic capability is rarely the problem–we all have great reserves of untapped power. The problem is almost always in finding out what we want.  Before we go any further, let me define how I’m using the word “want” here.  I’m not talking about mere wishes. I’m talking about wants that gnaw at you.

Maybe you think you don’t have any gnawing wants.  If you think that, you’re wrong. You have the wants. But, they’re bottled up where you can’t get at them. They’ll stay there, too, coming out as blind resistance to change, refusal to put out extra effort or the insistence that all your problems are the cause of others.

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The Most Effective Product Demonstration Ever!

As with most things in life, there are many ways to accomplish a single task. Wise business professionals are constantly on the lookout for better ways to make their points or present their products. In our book, Sell It Today, Sell It Now, Pat Leiby and I teach a proven-effective procedure for product presentations or demonstrations that is sure to work for you. It is a critical part of the Sell It Today system that can turn you into a one-time closing champion.

Our procedure begins with preparation. Thinking about the client you will present to next, break down your product demonstration into segments highlighting each individual feature of your product or service that you know will benefit this client.

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Pay Attention to What You’re Thinking About

Rarely do people choose the details of their futures. They choose their daily habits and those daily habits dictate their futures. Re-read those first two sentences several times. Then, think about your daily habits. How are they dictating your life?

  • Are you often rushing in the morning because you oversleep?
  • Is it a part of your routine to search for your mobile phone or keys every time you leave the house?
  • Do you travel through rush hour traffic every day with a sour attitude?
  • During time you plan to work, are you daydreaming about what you’d rather be doing?
  • Do you grab just anything for lunch?
  • Do you catch yourself watching the clock the last 5 to 20 minutes of your work day?
  • How do you spend your evenings?
  • How well do you sleep?

Those basic aspects are part of everyone’s day. It’s easy to fall into habits that may not be good for us. Why is that? [Read more…]

Activity Breeds Productivity in Network Marketing

What are you going to do today to build your network marketing business? If you have a list of activities to complete that work for the good of your business, wonderful! If you do not, it may time to take a look at your goals for your business and your motivation to succeed in it.

If you were truly inspired enough about your product and the opportunity to build your own business when you joined your company, you should be excited to get up every morning and talk with everyone you meet about it. The time you spend actually presenting either your products or the opportunity to others is what your day should be based on. However, there will be days when you do not have anyone new to talk with. When that happens, you still need to be productive.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder in Network Marketing

When it comes to getting involved in network marketing, most people experience a certain degree of fear. That’s perfectly normal. While the prospect of having your own business is exciting, if it’s your first time considering such an ‘independent’ venture, many pitfalls also come to mind. Stop right now and turn those negative fears into positive actions. Let’s focus instead on the skills you need to succeed.

The skills you need most are “people” skills. This includes an understanding of some very basic principles involving how and where to meet new people, making good first impressions, getting to know them and building the relationship.

How and Where to Meet New People

We all meet new people all the time through our jobs, while traveling, at social events, and so on. Yet, when we think about ‘having’ to meet new people to build a business, many panic at what to do. That’s because meeting new people [Read more…]

Getting Comfortable with Network Marketing

The most powerful desire of human beings is the desire to be comfortable. I’m sure you’ve heard or read about many of our strong desires or needs such as security, achievement, recognition, money, love, etc., but they all boil down to the fact that we all want comfort more than anything.

Now, each of us may have a different definition of comfort. For some, it may involve having a million dollars in the bank, a beautiful home and time to travel. For others, it may be a more modest home, $10,000 in the bank and time to enjoy our families. The point is that it doesn’t matter where that comfort level is, but that we recognize that we each have one and that more than we consciously understand we will do nearly anything to achieve it. [Read more…]

Recession? What a Great Time to Recruit!

During economic downturns, many people look for a Plan B to supplement their incomes. They fear being downsized, laid off or having their company go out of business. It’s an ideal time for professional network marketers to accelerate their recruiting efforts. Nearly everyone you talk with will express some sort of fear about their job or their financial security. “The economy” and its impact on everything from global business to John Smith’s little family seems to be the #1 topic of conversation these days, doesn’t it?

It’s an especially ideal time if you market health-related products. When folks are uncertain if they’ll have health insurance benefits in the near future, they tend to pay more attention to their health now. A local doctor’s office I know of has recently been inundated with calls from patients they rarely treat. Many are asking for physicals to update their medical records—just in case. [Read more…]