MLM recruiting & network marketing-How To “Slip In” Your Business Into An Ordinary Conversation

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MLM recruiting-I find that one of the hardest things networks marketers struggle with most is talking about their business.  There’s the perception out there that Network Marketers are the types of people that will ONLY talk to you about their product/service/opportunity.  That may be true of some people!  But this perception has scared many network marketers out of talking about their business at all.  They don’t want to be seen as “that person”.

A great strategy in growing your Network Marketing business is learning how to “slip in” your business during ordinary conversations.  The idea is not to be “tricky” about it, but to develop a natural conversation that can lead to you talking to someone more about your business.  The caveat is to make THEM ask YOU more about it!  It makes you feel better when you dangle a little something out there…a teaser…and someone says, “what is your business” or “tell me more”.  Having permission feels great!!

So, how do you slip in your business into an ordinary conversation?  You look for opportunities to talk to people…usually people you don’t know…to bring up a teaser about your business and have them ask more.

Here are a few examples of what I mean:

You’re at the office supply store getting business supplies and the woman in front of you has something unique.  You say, “Where did you find that, that would be awesome for my business!”  She will usually tell you and then say “what is your business”.  Trust me…I’ve done it MANY times!  Make sure you have a brochure or business card handy to give once you tell her!

You’re at the coffee shop and strike up a conversation with someone about the weather and say, “I’m just so glad to get out of the house!  I’ve been working at home for 3 days straight and just need a BREAK!  I think I’ll drink this out in the sunshine and soak it in before I hit the computer/phones again”.  Again…you WILL get asked what you do at home…. Time to share!!

If you have traveled for your business lately for a convention or training of any kind, make SURE you slip that into a conversation with a clerk or someone in line at the store or even beside you as you are looking at clothes.  Something like, “oh, I wish I would have had that on my business trip to Chicago!”  It gets a conversation going about where you went, and then WHY.

While not QUITE the same, try this as well.  If you are at the park or a playland of a fast food restaurant with your kids, see who’s sitting there looking bored.  At the BEGINNING of your visit (because you want to leave time for conversation) just walk

over and say, “I know what it’s like just sitting here for a while!  I thought I’d give you a catalog to look over while you’re here!  You’re welcome to keep it if you’d like!”   It’s a great way to get your product catalog in the hands of someone…and invite further conversation while you are there with your kids.  I’ve seen it do WONDERS!

Once they ask you a question, it leads to more questions.  People are naturally curious.  ESPECIALLY about people who a) have their own businesses b) work from home c) travel for their business and d) seem to ENJOY what they do.

If you have a positive attitude about your business, people will be curious and the conversation becomes them asking you more.  What a great way for you to tell them more!

So don’t be afraid to be “that” MLM person.  Just be friendly and personable.  Let the opportunity to talk about your business come in to your conversation (plant it!) and when someone asks, be willing to tell them more!

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3 Comments… add one

  • Sean Smith December 23, 2011

    Great post Jessica! I speak a lot about this on my blog as well and provide an hour long training to my organization entitled “Mastering The Art of Having A Conversation”.

    The goal is to learn how to guide the conversation in such a way that it allows you to invite your prospect to view your opportunity in a manner that is comfortable for both you and your prospects. You’ll find that most people are completely open to hearing what you have to say if you present it in the right way.

    Again, great read. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!
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  • Sean Smith December 23, 2011

    Great question Jessica!

    1. Take a genuine interest in your prospect. Don’t be in any hurry to present your opportunity. Listen to them during the course of your conversation, opportunity will always present itself.

    2. Ask open ended questions. The person asking questions is in control of the conversation. Ask questions about your prospects job, family, life experiences, etc… People love to talk about themselves!

    3. Don’t be defensive. You are in the business of sharing not selling. Your job is to simply provide others with a possible solution to their needs. To do this, you need to understand that you only want an answer from them. Yes I want to sit down with you or no I don’t. Either way you’ve done your job.

    4. Don’t confuse the invitation with the presentation. Successful networkers build large organizations because they understand how to invite someone to view your opportunity. The key is to invite your prospect to sit down with you at a time and place that is comfortable for both of you. NEVER get into a presentation during the course of inviting your prospect to view your opportunity.

    5. Be yourself and be honest. You just having a conversation and nothing else. Understanding this is vital to your success. Do not sacrifice who you are at the sake of your opportunity. You have a fantastic opportunity and people will listen. Have the courage to share it when the time is right.

    Love this topic and could go on and on. I created a 7 min video a while back that touches on this topic in more detail. You can check it out here if you’d like:

    http://powerofmore.net/how-to-ask-a-prospect-to-view-your-opportunity/

    Hope that helps add value to this topic. Keep up the great work!
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