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Old 03-09-2012, 10:10 PM
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Secrets the 2% wont tell you and what 98% are missing out on.
Using words that the general public can relate to will allow most people to open up to what you have to say.
#1Did you know that changing the way you call your business could ultimately impact the increase in your sales or growth in business partners. Ever heard of multi-level marketing, how about "this is a MLM mulit-level marketing business like to join?" Of course we all have, and this is the very thing that will keep you from even getting the potential business partner to see about your company. Using words that most relate to the general public will help them understand psychologically the opportunity and what your talking about.
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Instead of multi-level marketing or network marketing business- you could say something like director position, recruiting specialist, Marketing associate, business partner ext. The whole point is to use words that the general public can relate to.
Instead of levels in the company- you could use the word promotions.
Instead of sales position- Never use the word sales majority people don't like selling anything and most hate being sold, but you would use the word marketing instead.
Never use words that are demeaning to your business partners for instance "yeah this is my downline" This word downline is demeaning and gross and beside isnt that what those same words those people who cant get a real job use? (THIS IS WHAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE THINKING). Also this makes your business partner fill low and like he has been scammed into a gig not a real business. Imagine Bill Gates using words like downline, if he don't neither should you this is your profession not your hobby!
#2]What do you say when someone asks so what exactly do you do? HERES SOMETHING I USE>>>>Say this and you will be surprised at the better responses you get say something like "I work with a marketing firm and what we do is we capitalize on upcoming marketing trends....(then very quickly) get the attention back on them by saying so what do you do? Get the attention on the potential business partner, always remember the one asking the questions is controlling the conversation.
Which brings me to my next point.
#3 Ask and Listen (this is a lucrative simple skill)- When talking to potential buyers you need to ask them questions about things that interest them you need to F-O-R-M them family,occupation,recreation, and then message. The problem is when talking to potential business partners (most people who just begin their home business even some who have been in for years) will begin with the message first and try to pitch them on the comp plan, great promotion and the company, while all the while no one cares. Ok this may hurt your feelings but the truth is no one cares all people care about is the wifm- whats in it for me. So knowing this you need to ask people questions to find what matters to THEM most not you! The only way to win is the be on offense. Allow them to talk and listen,honor, and allow them to create the desire in themselves. When closing comes they have already close themselves on their own personal needs.
So if you can learn these top 3 secrets trust me you will be a force to be reckoned with and you will have a clear home court advantage over the other marketers just getting leads but dont know these formulas to close the leads.

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:58 AM
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Thanks for sharing. There's some valuable information here.
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Good suggestions, thanks! I agree it's all in the approach & just as quickly as you get someone's attention it can be lost even more quickly based on how the opportunity is presented to them. I completely agree that this is marketing, not sales & I think that approach gets & keeps people's attention.
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I'm gonna have to respectfully disagree here. Regardless of how you twist or disguise your wording, it is what it is.

It doesn't matter how pretty the words sound, its sales and MLM. Your wording will not change that and once you actually capture someone's attention and they see it for what it really is, not only are you back at square one but someone may feel a little deceived.

This reminds me of the janitor who calls himself a "custodial engineer".
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:44 AM
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I do NOT avoid the word sales. I even advertise for sales professionals. I believe that those of us in network marketing are in sales (although we also are marketing). We are selling an opportunity, and we are selling our product or service. I love my products. They are fabulous, but they do not "sell themselves."

I offer the information, and the prospect either likes it or they don't. Once I've provided the information and answered questions, I will not try to convince someone the opportunity or my products are right for them.

For those of us with great tools, like lead capture pages and autoresponders for instance, they can help make many of our sales, limiting our involvement in the process.
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I would agree that I avoid the word "downline". I would emphasize that an individual who joins the opportunity would be his or her own boss but mentoring and support is available from "team members" We are all on the same "team".
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Wow you really brought up some really interesting points here.

I agree with the majority of what you have talked about but I do have to agree with Thirteen3 here....even though you may change the wording around a little bit & the person shows interest then you're still going back to Square 1 & that person really may feel "mislead" when you should have just been straight forward with them on the front end.

One thing I did love that you mentioned is that people only care about what's in it for them if we learn to do more listening than talking & not disturb anyone while their talking then it gives us the opportunity to get most of our questions answered & find out whether they are really interested in what we are offering!

Love the value you brought on here
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Wow you really brought up some really interesting points here.

I agree with the majority of what you have talked about but I do have to agree with Thirteen3 here....even though you may change the wording around a little bit & the person shows interest then you're still going back to Square 1 & that person really may feel "mislead" when you should have just been straight forward with them on the front end.
Exactly! Snake-oil salesman tactics to me. Say what your business is, period. If you recruited me, I'm your "downline" or maybe even a "team member" but I am NOT your business partner. (unless you want to share my business expenses ) You run your business and I run mine.

Listening to people is key. What do they want? What are their goals? Can you get them there? Better yet, are YOU where they want to be? I'm gonna have a hard time believing you're going to make my work-at-home dreams come true if you haven't achieved that freedom yourself. That's like getting marriage advice from someone who has never been married.

When you're open and real, that's what people respect and appreciate. Playing "dress-up" with your words doesn't disguise your MLM opportunity.

FWIW, I believe there is a difference between MLM and network marketing. Anyone with any kind of business (online or off) is always network marketing. MLM is a business model in itself.
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@ Thirteen3Thanks for posting your comment You are entitled to your own opinion though it is no real argument at all to my post, considering there is a massive track record of success using these key sets. Also let me add if a janitor puts that he's an custodial engineer on his resume he will have a better response and he will be seen as someone who takes what ge does seriously. He may even be considered for a pay raise! Now also the only way someone feels scammed is if I tryed to convince Him/her that "this is the best opportunity for them" which thats what you don't do you allow them to create their own wants and desires to choose for themselves. You dont wait until you start making a couple of millions to see that you are building a business, you carry just as much importance to your business like you have the millions if you don't you wont ever get their.
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I was wondering if anyone out there created meetup groups with other like-minded individuals who want to grow their MLM business?
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