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12 WAYS Of Networking

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Happy Holidays Rock Stars! Hope you’re having a great one! I love this time of year, as my top 2 volume producing leaders joined during the holiday season! It’s the perfect time of year to rock your network marketing business! People are looking to make extra money, pay down debt, and are starting to get into resolution mode (making money, bettering themselves) and you can provide the solutions to these common resolutions! In the spirit of the season, I want to share with you my “12 WAYS Of Networking”!

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1) Work the Phones
Revisit your company memory jogger, your cell phone contacts, your Facebook friends, your service providers–who do you need to reach out to or revisit? Tell them about your December goal, and that you’re looking for referrals, and ask to share the opportunity with them! GET ON THE PHONE AND WORK THE PHONE!!!

2) Work Facebook
Direct message people on Facebook. Tell them the business is expanding in their area, and ask to connect by phone. Tell them about your “referral rewards program”. If they refer people on who sign, are you willing to give them a free product? One of our leaders Amy Byrd shared this tip on how to get digits on Facebook using this language via private message: “”Hi Joanna! I realize this is out the blue…. hope you’re well! I know you live in Utah & that market is an important area of growth for my business (company name) for multiple reasons. You may or may not have a personal interest, but either way I would love to tell you who I am looking for in the hopes you might know someone. Can you please shoot me your cell? I’m hoping you can help me & would love to catch up with you if nothing else. Congrats on your darling son! 10-15 minutes is all I need, as I’m sure that’s all you have time for as well right now. Thanks & I’ll drop you another message later next week if I don’t hear from you first.”

3) Network With Other Entrepreneurs
Talk to people you’ve done business with. Tell them about yours. Offer to cross network for one another, and share over coffee what you need!

 

4) Call Your Customers
Call your customers. Say “I know you’re loving your products, and I’m sure you’re getting tons of compliments. I wanted to share that if you join me as a consultant, you can actually get them at wholesale pricing, and when you share your results with others you can send them to your website, and actually earn when you refer them to your site and sign them up!”

 

5) Leverage Social Media to Tell Stories
Share success story videos, testimonials of consultants succeeding, tell people you are looking for leaders who want to put some extra “jingle” in their pocket. Also showcase product success stories–before and afters, testimonials!

 

6) Network During Your Holiday Errands
Thank people who give you great service. Strike up conversations with people in lines. Leave them samples and follow up!

 

7) Mingle and Jingle
Make sure you and your team are doing several events to share the products with your friends and family! Ask people to host events for you. Say: “”I am serious about expanding my business in <their city>. In exchange for free product, would you host an event for me?” You can always make these fun and festive for the holidays. Do as many events as possible! It’s not too late to plan an end of month event (a post holiday pampering day–or now that they’ve shopped for others, they can come and shop for themselves, mingle and relax!)

8) Fabulous Freebies
People love free stuff! Create your own holiday incentive for your teams to “pump up their volume”…and create your own holiday incentive for your customers who purchase from you or join your team month end!

 

9) Don’t forget to share your company’s specials this month! Share product promos, and bonuses and incentives.

10) Promote gift-giving

There is no better way to market your products and business than to get our goods in the hands of as many people possible. So, in addition to updating your prospect list this month, I want you to make your holiday gift-giving list, and then pick a product for each person on the list. We know that once people use our products, they’re hooked. And then they talk about it. It’s an important investment in your business!

11) Network During Holiday Parties You’re Invited To
Whether it’s a cocktail mixer, or a holiday event, when people surround you, it’s a great opportunity to collect contact information and connect with them later. Ask them a lot of questions. Get to know them better. Ask what they do. When asked about what you do: “We’re here to enjoy the party tonight. I would love to tell you more. <Let me quickly get your contact information> <What’s your email?> “As we expand here in <city> I’m always looking for people to join us. I’ll give you a call early next week and tell you a little more. You may or may not have a personal interest, but maybe you could lead me to just the right person. I’m looking for referrals.”

12) Finish December Strong! During the month of December it’s not uncommon for people to want to “wait until January” to join your team–here’s how to answer that:

“”This is the perfect time to earn extra holiday cash and set you up for an awesome New Year! It’s the best time to get started as you’ll get an end of year deduction for starting your business*, plus if you start now, and I will respect your pace–we can at least get you trained so you are ready to rock and roll with the rest in the New Year!” *Disclaimer: I’m not an accountant, nor am I qualified to give accounting advice. Talk to your CPA for best practices and advice.

“LIKE” what you’ve learned? Show me by giving me a “virtual thumbs up” (a “like” on this post) and don’t forget to share this on your favorite social sites with your team to help you all make this a DECEMBER to REMEMBER!

Want to learn more from me? Amazon is offering my best-selling book (was #1 in MLM the day it launched) “Rock Your Network Marketing Business”! It’s not too late to buy them for your team for holiday gifts too!

Also, give yourself a gift this holiday season (or add it to your wishlist)==> grab a copy of my CD series , the Rock Star Recruiting School (also makes a great gift for your TOP rock stars)…professional development is the gift that keeps on giving! 🙂