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No attention, No Retention: Meetings still have Value.

Welcome back to the world of Network Marketing Al, you’ve been away for 4 years and a LOT has changed – there are now, TONS of companies that people can join for LESS than $100 and even Some that have No Cost at all! Unlike the way it was so many years ago, these FREE Businesses have Value :: and there are tons of automated, automatic online businesses, that are telling people how much easier it is to build ONLINE entirely, with no hassle, no meetings, no friends and family to ‘bother/bugg/annoy’

Sounds pretty attractive New world of Network Marketing :: wow, so much has changed – and yet, so much has remained the same.

After coming back to this world, and initially building ‘entirely’ with webinars and websites, i must say – there is Something to the Old school way of Physical meetings – especially on a weekly basis.

Sure, I see the value of Using the internet to Enhance everything we do : but all this talk of building Without the Old school methods, are simply ploys to take advantage of people who don’t know any better – OR – are looking for shortcuts to success.

Let me explain : With a Webinar, or a Teleconference of any kind, there is no way to see for yourself if new distributors are paying attention.

No attention = No retention.

After a year of giving it a shot, I can say without a doubt, the BEST way to build success with your network marketing business, is to do it OFFLINE.

Also, friends and family …. make good customers; not always good business partners.

What needs to happen is, new distributors need better training and instruction as to NOT bug, bother, or annoy their friends and family about joining their business, or getting rich from selling their products or services; Asking them to TRY what you are selling however – well come on, who else are you gonna ask that question of?  If someone is a friend of mine, and I have a business that sells what they like buying, why shouldn’t they buy it from me?

And while there are so many tools, blogs, websites, videos, and ways to share this information with people :: nothing beats a Home Party :: inviting friends over to SEE what I am selling, to feel it, to ask questions about it, and to consider Purchasing my product from me ::: it’s Duplicatable too – because not everyone can HOST and CONDUCT a Webinar.

But, Everyone can invite people over to hear about a business, and consider improving their lives together :: with people they already know and (hopefully) Love.

With a meeting, I can SEE who’s paying attention, who’s taking notes, who’s seriously considering the information being shared :: and because of the way Human Beings naturally are, if a guest of mine, or a new business partner attends a meeting, and EVERYONE is paying attention, are they going to be the stand out, who’s not? Conformity is Comfortable.

When people are in an evironment of success, they will conform to successful ways of thinking, speaking, believing, and doing.

It’s difficult to create an Environment of Success, when we do not ask people to ever Leave their Environment of Failure.

Yes the couch is cozy and comfortable ::: but what kind of Confort is that? What kind of Environment is it in?

We NEED to ask people to Leave their homes sometimes, full of turmoil, stress, and challenges – to attend a Place that is full of hopes, dreams, and positive assertions of ones ability to go from where they are, to where they see themselves being.

The Meeting still has Value – I believe, with all the Tools that have emerged the meeting still holds the MOST Value.

If you are building a business Online, that’s great – BUT – make sure that you and your teams are making the effort to build Locally as well. Or else, you may not have a business that lasts very long, as many will quit – from never truly zoning in, and learning HOW to improve their lives, with that Great and Awesome business you helped them sign up for, over the internet.  Now they are blaming you, and your business, and network marketing :: instead of themselves – They didn’t watch the videos you told them to watch, not all the way at least – they are too embarrassed to tell you that.  They’d rather make you feel bad, so they don’t have to dislike themselves and their own lack of work ethic.

And yet, some of the problem is – they never got OUT of the house; they stayed around the same people, the same ideas, the same tv playing the same garbage in the background, with the same people calling them on the phone with the same gossip, and toxic thinking continually polluting their lives.

If you are leading, you need to meet with your people – and encourage them to do the same with theirs.

Listwire Updates :: Build your Lists

I’ve been using Listwire.com – the FREE Autoresponder, and am still pretty much impressed with this tool; I recommend it.

Let me however, share a few things with you.

WHEN people subscribe to your list, Listwire will share other ‘lists’ with them. This of course means that when others, using Listwire get subscribers, YOUR ‘ad’ can be shown, and you may get additional sign ups from being part of what they’ve put together.

In other words, listwire will help get You more leads for your list; but also, other members using Listwire will have a crack at your leads; if they choose to sign up for additional lists..

So I hope your marketing is superior – lots of competition out there!

Also Note: any links you include in your follow up emails, will have a ‘small advertisement bar’ linked up below the page;

I recommend signing up, using it – and seeing what this FREE tool will do for your business; as all Follow Up marketing techniques are highly recommended by industry Guru’s.

Building a LIST is the key to success in business.

Your list is the Foundation of your business plan; You need to have people that you can approach as either a customer or a business partner. It’s not JUST a list of names either :: it is important that you ‘build a relationship’ With your list. You do that, through contact and conversation.

SWOM Update ::  There are lots of places to ‘find people’ that you can add to your “list” — SWOM is one of the new, excitig and emerging website to do just that..

Pay day is coming on June 10th; I’m very close to breaking even and will put some time into meeting my point goal total this weekend — excited about the Twitter feature however; You’ll notice our Twitter feed to the right of the page :: It’s now linked Directly to my SWOM posts; So I can now build my Twitter, just by using SWOM – which will automatically post to … Twitter.

Technology has become so amazing; Use it to your advantage!