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Chances are if you are in a network marketing company let's use Avon for example. Avon representatives are everywhere! Avon has been around for130 years! That is crazy when you think about it. Can you imagine if you joined the company early on and where you would now as a rep?  This concept applies  to any company. Many are unsure when a company is new. Wondering about the risks. More importantly, what if it works?!


 Now ask you...What is going to make me choose you as my Avon rep instead of someone else? Let me ask you...What can you offer me that others don't? TIME! If you take the time with me to explain your products, or for example, samples you offer to try before I buy, helping me find a solution such as dry skin...we are building a relationship!! Is it going to take time, are those samples going to cost you money, you bet it. However, I can tell you that little bit of effort is going to make me come to you first before going to someone else. This can turn me into a repeat customer! Isn't this what you want? 


Sure you have a website  but if no one knows who you are or how to find you, how long is your business going to last?  Talk to people.  Let them get to know you before pitching your business. You are what is going to make or break your business. You are the best part of your business! 

Many of our social media pages on Facebook help engage Networking. We host networking events such as Marketing Monday, Tagging Tuesday, Website Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, Fan Page Friday, Share your Business Saturday and Share your Sales Sunday.  Open Walls are  another favorite as everyone loves to brag about their business. These events help build up a Facebook pages and encourage engagement for networkers to connect. Visit our Social Media Page and see how you can join these events 

Networking Don’ts

  • Don’t forget about the people who have helped you. 
  • Don’t take rejection personally. People get busy and they may have the best of intentions.
  • ​Don’t just send an email, they are easily sent, and easy to ignore.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for referrals.
  • Don’t hijack a conversation
  • ​Don’t jump into a sales pitch when you first meet someone. 
  • ​Don’t spam!
  • Don’t just jump in.  Have a plan.
  • Don’t treat everyone you meet as a prospect.  If you use this approach you will turn people off.
  • ​Don’t trash talk about anyone or anything.
  • Don’t hand out your business card to every person you meet. Get to know them first and see if you can potentially work together.
  • Never run out of business cards.
  • Don’t leave home without business cards/brochure/catalogs. Have it on hand should someone show interest. ​​





Networking Do’s 

  • Make a habit of talking to at least one new person a day,or at least a few times a week. It adds up.
  • The key is in the follow-up.  Make contact with your new potential customer/client  as soon as possible.
  • If you’re not getting the results you want, try something different.
  • Listen. Pay attention to what others are saying. 
  • Improve you communication skills. 
  • Evaluate the quality of your work and make sure what you have to offer is of value. 
  • Exercise Time Management.
  • Organize & keep good records of your contacts. 
  • Ask permission to use someone’s name.
  • Thank you notes go a long way.
  • Do dress the part. Presentation goes a long way.
  • Smile! Even when you’re on the phone. It shows in your voice.
  • Be friendly & helpful.  You will build a relationship with others faster and stronger.
  • Write as you would speak whether it is in an email or private messaging. Using proper grammar and spelling.



 


 

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