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Social Media Marketing For Network Marketing- How To Share Your Story Online

Hey there Rock Stars!

March is national reading month! As a former educator, turned top network marketing professional, I am passionate about storytelling! As network marketing professionals we are paid story tellers! So every Monday in March, I am going to give you FREE training on how to tell your story in a powerful, professional, and packaged way! In doing so, you will be able to attract more leaders to your business and/or product!  There will be special training on sharing your story via social media, recorded calls, videos, and much more! We will always end with a specific call to action/ challenge for you to complete, and to pass on to your team!

Today’s topic/ challenge is: Share Your Story on Social Media! Continue reading

Hey there Rock Stars!

March is national reading month! As a former educator, turned top network marketing professional, I am passionate about storytelling! As network marketing professionals we are paid story tellers! So every Monday in March, I am going to give you FREE training on how to tell your story in a powerful, professional, and packaged way! In doing so, you will be able to attract more leaders to your business and/or product!  There will be special training on sharing your story via social media, recorded calls, videos, and much more! We will always end with a specific call to action/ challenge for you to complete, and to pass on to your team!

Today’s topic/ challenge is: Record Your Network Marketing Story (via an opportunity call!)

Watch today’s video first, then see below it for tips, and a special challenge to ROCK Week #2:

Tips for creating a rockin’ recorded opportunity call:

1. Stay Compliant: Be sure to adhere to your companies policies and procedures, and stay away from income and product claims that aren’t appropriate!

2. Open your call by welcoming people, and sharing your “short story”– you can get tips on last week’s blog!

3. Then transition into your “company story”–see if your company has a business presentation script to follow, and if not, create one using tips on last week’s blog! Keep it short and sweet (about 5 minutes).

4. Then close with a call to action–what should the prospect do next if they are interested in product, business or learning more?

5. Open up a conference line (I use freeconferencing.com)! Record it! Share it!

*Bonus tip: if you’d like to create a graphic to go with your call, I use Rhonna (app on iTunes) or PicMonkey. I posted the one I did for my company yesterday on Instagram. We do ours live Sundays (and promote to our teams)…but we record them so it is always available! If you don’t have a reason to do them live, you can record them once, and keep it archived for your team to three-way their prospects in to listen–this way when the call drops they can say “What did you think? What questions do you have?”

You can post your recorded call on social media from time to time, write it on the back business cards for people to learn more, and share it with your team to pass on too!

It’s always a great idea to create libraries with these recorded calls for your team so they can share different stories!

Today’s VIDEO shares tips on recording your story, promoting it, and dialing people in too!

TODAYS CHALLENGE:

Open up a free conference line! Write out your story (see if your company or leadership has any scripts to follow!) Take a deep breath, and record it!

Then “Share” this with a rock star on your team and have them do the same! Rock on, rock stars! XO Sarah “Rockin” Robbins

“See you” next week where we talk about sharing your story via SOCIAL MEDIA!!! Can’t wait!

Hey there Rock Stars!

March is national reading month! As a former educator, turned top network marketing leader, I am passionate about storytelling! As you know, as network marketing professionals we are paid story tellers! So every Monday in March, I am going to give you FREE training on how to tell your story in a powerful, professional, and packaged way! In doing so, you will be able to attract more leaders for your business and/or product!  There will be special training on social media tips, recording calls, videos, and much more! We will always end with a specific call to action/ challenge for you to complete, and to pass on to your team!

Today’s topic is: Packaging Your Story (this is the baseline to help us get started!)

Watch today’s video first, then see below it for tips, and a special challenge to ROCK Week #1:

There’s a saying in our profession: “facts tell, and stories sell”. We can share facts and figures about our business until we’re blue in the face, but something magical happens when people emotionally connect to our stories, and experiences.

When I work with a new distributor on creating their list, and who to share their business with, we also work on what to say. I do an exercise where I have them go through their phone, Facebook, and a memory jogger, and write down their list of names. I then have them star their top candidates, tell me who they are and why they chose them, and we brainstorm on a way to approach them. One of the most meaningful things we can do when prospecting, is share our personal story (sharing why we are reaching out, and more about our personal excitement for our new business!)

I believe that it’s really important that you take time to work with your team on developing their “personal business story”. Your story about how you found the business and what it is doing for you,  is something you can share at meetings, events, your business launch events, and on calls.

Here is a good format to help you create your story:

1)) Who are you? (Share your background, a little about you, what you do)

2) Why you were looking for opportunity?

3) How did you find your business? Why did you join?

4) What results have you seen/ hope to see?

5) What has excited you the most?

Save the best for last! What are you the most excited about accomplishing? Or if you’ve been in the business, what are your most exciting achievements? Make it meaningful—what will this business do for your family? Here’s an example of a business story:

“I was a teacher by trade, looking for extra income as my job stability was really suffering from the economy. My friend Kris introduced me to the business. What initially attracted me was the ability to supplement my income in part time hours, around the needs of my family and classroom. In very part time hours I have been able to supplement my teaching income. And with my growing business, I’m on track to match my teaching income by the end of the year. This business is providing me the security that our family needs, without having to worry about budget cuts.”

When prospects hear you share your story with conviction that will be what moves them to want to learn more, and find out how it can change their life too. Make sure you smile, exude energy and excitement, and don’t use wimpy words like “I hope” or “I wish”. Use strong statements like “with this business we are planning to….” I highly recommend working on your story as you begin making your calls to people on your list. Send it to your sponsor to review. Practice. Then you’ll be ready to roll.

When they express interest, you can share your COMPANY STORY with the “4 Ps’!”

Here they are the 4 P’s to share your company story:

1) Partnership –talk about the company you’ve joined & why it would be a great for your prospect. Don’t just share features of the company. Share benefits to your prospect, and why they would be a great fit!

2) Products –share your own results and the market potential for them (not ingredients).

3) Programs & Payplan- share what support will they get from you and the company. Share how the businesses model works and why network marketing works and how money is made. I don’t share numbers, etc. unless asked. Instead, share how the extra income and incentives could benefit their life).

4) Positioning and Timing-create the urgency as to why the time is now for them to join: “You couldn’t have picked a better time to hear about this…. We are now expanding in your market, and across the country! I’d love for you to take the lead as launch your area! You can also create urgency by sharing new product launches or promotions, and why the time is NOW!

I’ll add in a 5th P—be sure to talk about your prospects benefit and why this is a great opportunity for them! Help them to dream!

Today’s VIDEO shares how to “assume the sale” from there!

TODAYS CHALLENGE:

Package your story today–share it and practice it with your significant other, spouse, or sponsor! Then “Share” this with a rock star on your team and have them do the same! Rock on, rock stars! XO Sarah “Rockin” Robbins

“See you” next week!

Are You In Love?

I know I am! What a blessing it is to walk out our reason “why” and do what we LOVE every single day! That’s what gets us so excited!!! I was looking back in messages, and found this little gem! I LOVE network marketing!! Enjoy…

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Are You In LOVE???
Who is a good candidate for joining you in this business?
We say, “someone who is a people-person”. Yet we’ve seen people who are bona fide people-people, and don’t go far in this business. And people who have gone far in this business, yet who are not especially people-people.

We say, “Look for people who have influence in their community”. But the same caveat applies: the correlation often fails to hold.

We say, “Look for people with whom you share a common bond”. Hmm, I have close friends who are not interested in joining my business.

So when you go prospecting, who are you really looking for? I think you’re looking for someone who falls in LOVE. How do you know? There are three signs to look for:

1. They see it.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is this opportunity. You can’t make someone see the value this business model has to offer. You can show it and explain it, but that only goes so far. They see it, or they don’t. There’s an expression in network marketing: “You can’t say the right thing to the wrong person, or the wrong thing to the right person”. This is true in friendship, in courtship, and in this business.

2. They want it.
We like to say, “Anyone can succeed in this business”, but that’s not accurate. Who can succeed here is anyone who wants to, and a lot of people don’t. This business is not for everyone. For one thing, it’s work (*that eliminates a lot of people right there.) It also requires resiliance in the face of repeated disappointment, a willingness and capacity to work in partnerships with others, and faith in human nature. Most of all, it requires a compelling interest in succeeding at this business that borders on passion. This often has nothing to do with the candidates financial status. It’s not something you can predict or predefine; it’s an individual matter.

3. They DO it.
This last should be obvious, but evidence suggests it’s not, because I keep seeing leaders and aspiring leaders in this business who persistently chase after, attempt to work with, struggle to figure out how to offer the right support to, and pin hopes upon people in their networks who are clearly not doing it. There are people who see it and want it, but just won’t do it. Puzzling, I know…but there it is. What’s missing? They’re not in love.

You can’t make them SEE it, WANT it, nor DO it. You can’t make someone FALL IN LOVE.

And when they do…watch out…because nothing will stop them!

-John David Mann

Are you IN LOVE???? I know I am!

Because of my unshakable belief I was able to begin in network marketing as a shy kindergarten teacher with no network–and because of my love and passion for our powerful profession, was able to establish a 6-figure MONTHLY income by the age of 29, and was recently named our company’s FIRST 10 Million Dollar Circle Achiever– If I can do it, so can YOU!

Fall in LOVE with your business–and then you’ll be unstoppable too!

PS- To show you LOVE this Valentine’s month, we extended our holiday “Rock Star Recruiting School Combo” where you can get both of my training CDs at a highly discounted price, and when you purchase the pack you get my best selling book for FREE! Check it out by clicking here! 

Leave a little “love” for your team (mail them a little Valentine’s treat!) Pick up Rock Your Network Marketing Business (write a note inside saying “you rock!”) You can pick it up on my site, or amazon.

PSS- I’d love to hear what YOU love most about network marketing!!! Please post below (without sharing your company name please!!! Let’s keep this post generic for all companies!)

YOU ROCK! XO

Sarah “Rockin” Robbins

***Don’t forget to “share” this post with your team! It’s a goodie, right?!***

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Who is Sarah Robbins? The #1 earner in her company and one of the world’s leading network marketing distributors. She is also the author of the best-selling book ROCK YOUR NETWORK MARKETING BUSINESS that you can purchase here.

If you wish to subscribe to Sarah’s newsletters for more FREE, GENERIC training for all MLM, direct sales, & network marketing professionals, you may do so here, and get a FREE BONUS VIDEO=>http://sarahrobbins.com/free-video/

On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love (Mr. “Rockin Robbins”) gave to me…little baby Gabriel!

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Meet Gabriel David Robbins–Born on the Epiphany (the 12th day of Christmas!) 1-6-16!

…our Christmas angel….due on Christmas, but who decided to show up fashionably late (like his momma) on the 12th day of Christmas!

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We truly had the most amazing pregnancy, and the most incredible labor. If you read my recent posts on our new lifestyle blog (TheRobbinsNest.Com) ,you now that is exactly what we prayed for! After 5 minutes of pushing (ladies, don’t hate me)…we welcomed our angel into the world! We are finally home now…P+S+ baby G= Robbins Party of 3 (finally!)

Little Gabriel is loving his new home (as you can see from the pictures below)…he is quite the happy baby!

It was so incredible to be welcomed back home to incredible meals, flowers, and fabulous messages from friends and family who prayed for our little miracle.

I feel especially grateful for these bouquets (seen below)…not just because they are beautiful, but because of what they mean. Let me tell you why…

Bringing Home Baby Gabriel

I’ll never have to miss a baby smile…

I’ve been married for almost 12 years…and we waited a very long time for our precious angel, our firstborn son. He is the result of an answered prayer–a promise from God. We prayed for him for a very long time. We were so blessed to find out on my birthday that I was pregnant, and that he was due on Christmas day! Everything worked out so perfectly–we even found out he would be a boy on our anniversary day (the exact day we were allowed to find out!)

We prayed for the most perfect pregnancy (and it was). We prayed for a speedy and safe delivery (and it was!) With all of the excitement, we didn’t get an ounce of sleep since labor started last Monday, so it was nice to be welcomed home to these beautiful bouquets, and a really special phone call…

The beauty of our business…

As I walked into our home, with my beautiful boy in my arms….I stepped in to find the most gorgeous bouquets of flowers I had ever seen. Many from friends and family…and 2 from our corporate team in my network marketing company…one bouquet from our CEO and President, and the other from our executive team.

It is so awesome to be a part of a profession that recognizes us well, and celebrates us well! These flowers were so special to me because they reminded me of our journey–they allowed me to reflect on how thankful I am that I don’t have to take a maternity leave, and instead I get to celebrate every little smile…

I started my home-based business part-time 8 years ago, so I could do for my family what I did for so many others as a kindergarten teacher. Since then,  it has been more than a blessing to us– providing us the time and resources for both Phil and I to be home with our son and allow us to retire…but also for us to give our time and resources to children in need all around the globe– in fact, a few short weeks ago, we opened up a brand new orphanage in Gabriel’s name. You can see the dedication below. This is the second we opened (the first was last December for 117 boys in India), which you can see here. 

As I was marvel at the beauty of these gifts, I find myself marveling at the meaning behind them…

More than the money…

The moment I stepped inside my home returning from the hospital, I got a phone call from our Chairman and founder, congratulating me on becoming a mom…and also congratulating me on becoming our company’s very first “10 million dollar circle achiever”! I was humbled and grateful…and while the accolades are nice, what is truly marvelous is how this business has allowed us to LIVE MORE and be home with our baby, and never miss our baby smile. And also how we are able to GIVE MORE–as we are able to give our time and resources to children in need, so we can make these precious babies smile…

Here’s a link to our 100 child home for boys which was built last year, and our feature on CBS, which we shared on our new lifestyle blog, TheRobbinsNest.Com! CLICK HERE to check it out!

That is the beauty of what we do–it is a vehicle to live a life we truly love, and help others do the same!

What is YOUR “Why”? WHY are you here on this earth? What is your purpose and plan?

If there is one thing I wish for each of you–is that you define your “why”(or revisit your “why” this year)… and passionately pursue your dreams! There is nothing like seeing your reason “WHY” in action! You deserve to LIVE more, GIVE more, and LOVE your life so much more–that is my wish for you!

Thank you all for your warm wishes celebrating baby G, and 10 “MDC”! (<=to be really honest, this little boy has rocked my world…the accolades don’t matter at all..what matters most is how much more we can give….to our family, and to those we are able to bless. My family IS my greatest accomplishment!)

My greatest accomplishment? HIM. My greatest accolade? MOM.

He’s one week old today, and my life is FOREVER changed.

We are thankful and grateful. Thanks for allowing us to share our JOY with you!

Phil, Sarah, and baby G!

(*more baby pics and posts to come on TheRobbinsNest.Com, if you’d like to follow us over there too! I’m one proud mama!)

Rock Stars,

During this week of giving “Thanks”, we want you to know how THANKFUL we are for the rock stars who plug into our training and support our community of empowered entrepreneurs! You truly do…ROCK!

Because of your support (and this powerful profession) as we are giving birth to our firstborn this December, we are able to open up an orphanage in India on the property neighboring the little boy’s home we built last December! That’s the power of our profession. There is nothing like seeing your reason “WHY” in action!
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Welcome to Sarah Robbins’ Weekly Network Marketing Challenge!

Today’s challenge: Leverage Social Media to generate new leads for your network marketing business! I am a top recruiter in our company year after year–and social media has been a primary way that I have been able to “Rock My Network Marketing Business” as the #1 earner in our company!
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Welcome to Sarah Robbins’ Weekly Network Marketing Challenge!

Today’s challenge: “Find 5”–meet 5 new people to share your business with!

Hey there rock stars, Sarah “Rockin” Robbins here! Today I am thrilled to kick off my WEEKLY CHALLENGE to #RockYourNetworkMarketingBusiness in ROCKtober! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be notified via email when a new challenge posts–and take it with an “accountability partner” in your company! If you’d like to have more accountability daily, you can access the archives of the 30 day challenge I hosted last fall here!

This year’s challenge is a weekly challenge–and here’s week 4! Watch the video below–then read below it for language and ideas to ROCK this week’s challenge (and your follow up!)

“Who do I talk to today?”

Get Out Of Your House! Go Where The People Are! (*Bring your accountability partner and have fun meeting new people!)

Ideas…

Lifestyle Networking–Look for ways to engage in conversation when you’re out. Give someone a compliment.  Ask a lot of questions. (“Great service. Do you love your job?” or  ”Cute kids. Where do they go to school?” etc.)  Then leave them with a sample. “I’ve loved chatting with you today. I would love to leave you with this gift (tell them more about the sample, and what it does.) I promise you’ll love it. If you promise you’ll try it, I promise I’ll follow up!” Get their name, number, ask if they are on Facebook and “friend them” there. Tell them what time you’ll call, and send them a message to remind them via Facebook. When you call them: “How did you love the product? Before I tell you more about it, I would love to tell you more about what I do!”

If you don’t have samples…get into conversation, and before you go say “where are you from?” When they tell you “I have a business that’s expanding there! I would love to tell you about it and stay in touch! Can we exchange info?”

People who provide you services—Think about who you’ve been supporting for years (hairdresser, nail tech, realtor, etc.) Approach them and say, “I’ve loved supporting your business for years, and now I’m hoping I can share with you my new business. I’d love for you to refer me on!”

How about people who give you great service at a restaurant, or store: “Thank you for your great service. Do you love what you do?… I am looking for people like you for my business. Can we exchange information? I would love to set a time to chat tomorrow as I know you’re at work, and tell you who I’m looking for, and more about what I do”.

Where do you like to meet new people?

Post some ideas below, and please “SHARE” this challenge with your team! YOU ROCK!

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“Like this?” Know someone who needs this?

Please “share” it with your ROCK STARS! – Sarah “Rockin” Robbins
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I’d love to help you grow in leadership, and grow your team this year!

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Rock on Rock Stars! Here’s to a ROCKIN’ 2015!!!

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Who is Sarah Robbins? The #1 earner in her company and one of the world’s leading network marketing distributors. She is also the author of the best-selling book ROCK YOUR NETWORK MARKETING BUSINESS that you can purchase here.

If you wish to subscribe to Sarah’s newsletters for more FREE, GENERIC training for all MLM, direct sales, & network marketing professionals, you may do so here, and get a FREE BONUS VIDEO=> http://www.sarahrobbins.com/free-video/

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Welcome to Sarah Robbins’ Weekly Network Marketing Challenge!

Today’s challenge: Call Your Customers!!!

Hey there rock stars, Sarah “Rockin” Robbins here! Today I am thrilled to kick off my WEEKLY CHALLENGE to #RockYourNetworkMarketingBusiness in ROCKtober! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be notified via email when a new challenge posts–and take it with an “accountability partner” in your company! If you’d like to have more accountability daily, you can access the archives of the 30 day challenge I hosted last fall here!
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