Growing a network marketing business requires filling empty seats at a presentation. Until they see a presentation, a person can not decide, yes or no, about an opportunity. Yes is great. No is good, too. We are all taught that it is a funneling process! The more seats you fill, the more decisions made.
Recently, my business partner Susie Glennan, did a push to earn VIP status at our company’s annual convention this coming September. There were a couple of specific goals she needed to reach to earn VIP, and she worked her tail off. As a result of her extraordinary effort, Susie was able to sponsor 5 distributors into her organization in just 4 days.
Here is Susie’s story in her own words:
Last Thursday one of my customers called and met me at Starbucks to see how to make money with (my opportunity). I showed him the (presentation). He upgraded to preferred customer and was considering signing up as a distributor. He thought his brother would also like (the business). WHILE AT Starbucks, a really friendly woman and her girlfriends started chatting with me, so I showed them the APP. I took a photo of all three of them and sent cards to all three of them.
In the meantime, my customer was at the next table and downloaded the APP. I bounced between tables showing everyone how it works.
Apparently…sending photos on cards and putting photos on bulk cards to sell was just what the ladies were talking about. My customer didn’t sign up, but by Friday, one of the ladies met with me again. Her name is LaVonda. We spent 3 hours chatting and she wanted to sign up!
Saturday we got back together to sign her up and while we were going over final details her church group came into Starbucks, so I showed some of them the APP and told them about LaVonda’s new biz. They LOVED it! LaVonda and I have plans for her first gathering…This woman made it happen! She’s a Preferred Customer and Distributor but hoping to upgrade to a bundle in the next week or so!!! AND her friend who was there the first day said she’s going to be her first customer.
Honestly, I started off last August re-learning how to network and get back in the game. I received good advice from my networking group and followed it. Recently, we had the first VIP contest and I got it in my mind that I had to win. It didn’t happen. When it came around a second time I had many customers on the fence or they kept waiting to raise the funds. So I asked everyone I could if they were ready to sign up or if they could do me a favor, sign up, and see if they like it to help me make VIP.
While I didn’t qualify for VIP or Sr. Mgr. because of volume, it started a flurry in my business and I’ve received several calls to help customers upgrade and/or learn to use the system better in just one day because of my phone calls the day before. Other things that happened because of my flurry of calls to everyone yesterday…Someone I don’t know contacted me to learn about SOC and some of my friends who are customers are now considering signing up.
It’s a numbers game people and the momentum changes how we appear to others because we’re on this forward flowing motion and people feel it.
Nuggets of Wisdom
There are three nuggets to take away from Susie’s story:
- Planting seeds does not reap immediate results. Seeds need nurturing to germinate and grow. When they bloom, it will be worth it.
- Listen to your peers. Susie asked her networking group for advice, which she followed.
- Follow up. Follow up. Follow up. These 5 distributors didn’t sign themselves up, Susie called them and asked if they were ready.
Okay, so really there are more than 3 nuggets. Here is another: Stay in forward flowing motion!Add 5 distributors to your MLM opportunity in 4 days. @thebusywoman Click To Tweet