You must have heard some of your associates ask you: “Do you have anyone doing the business in Tanzania? I signed up my good friend in there and and I want to plug him in a successful team in there or in a meeting going on there.” Sounds familiar?
Well my strong suggestion based on past painful experiences is: you have to take care of your people. You can’t hand them over to someone else, would you hand over your children to a stranger to grow them up and take care of them?
- The Plug-in practices back-fires on our new support line (partner) each time our new associate signs up a new partner long distance and then “plugs in” that recruit to any local training meeting that is available in that particular city.
- Select the long-distance leader or group to whom you entrust your new direct support line with the same scrutiny that you would use to choose the daycare provider for your own child. They also should have a vested financial interest in supporting your new recruited partner.
- Just as the best of all possible solutions is to raise your own child, so, too, is it best to train your valued Directs yourself.
- Plugging in your new Direct Support-line to just any citywide training, especially during their formative first year in the business, can create confusion and cause irreparable damage to their careers.
- Conduct your own training with your long-distance support line by:
- Send them a one-page outline of your system.
- Answering all their questions over the phone, or Internet Video calls.
- Getting a commitment that they are willing to follow your system exclusively
- As your new associates move through the process, continue their training by:
1. Requesting that they purchase company materials a short manual that expands on the one-page outline.
2. Reviewing the short manual with them over the phone, or Video call.
3. Recommending to them one or two motivational tools.
4. Offering to coach them once a week
5. Conducting individual personal strategy training sessions over the phone, or Video call.
6. Recommending that they order a complete training manual once they prove to be serious business builders
7. Closing prospects for them and being available and supportive whenever they call.
- When coaching new associates, suggest what you want them to “do right” rather than reminding them of what they’re doing wrong. Only after you have your new partner solidly on track should you agree to their attendance at citywide meetings in their locale.
- The first time your family and friends are introduced to network marketing, they should see the presentation in a private setting.
- When recruiting long-distance, stay personally involved with your new prospects:
- Do a mini-presentation by Video call, e-mail, Send them authorized company videos by whatsapp, email, youtube, messenger as a follow through.
- Send your prospects multimedia information and follow it up with a phone conversation.
- Use the support of your upline associates for closing.
- If closing your new long-distance prospect is impossible, check out the kind of meetings being held in that area and encourage your prospect to attend only the business presentation portion of the best meeting.
- Some unethical marketers attempt to destroy the structural integrity of our industry by unethically Pirating other business Partner’s (Independent Reps) prospects, who attend meetings unaccompanied, to join their own organization(downline) by implying that they cannot be successful without local support . . . which, of course, is a myth.
- The myth of local support implies that Independent Reps(networkers) are limited to recruiting in their own city with no potential for global expansion, which is totally contrary to the nature of MLM.
- The exponential growth of a network marketing organization lies in their Representative’s ability to teach others how to become leaders who in turn can teach others an easily duplicated system for recruiting anywhere in the world.
- Success in a foreign market is dependent on:
- The loyalty and communication between upline sponsors and new partners (downline).
- Well-translated training materials that offer a simple, proven system that is easily duplicated.
- The self-reliance of the new start-up group in that country.
- Success does not result from merely finding one good person and then “plugging in” that recruit to whatever training happens to be offered locally.
- New recruits in foreign markets are often tempted to switch their allegiance from their original Direct sponsor Organizationto to local downlines who erroneously claim that training centers, signing bonuses, cultural ties, and other hoopla are critical for success.
- It is vital that corporate leaders crack down on policy violations before they get out of hand.
- As a new networker, don’t dabble in foreign markets unless the country is your birthplace, you have close family there, or your best friends in the whole world live in that country . . . or you have a downline who meets these requirements.
- With the advancement of technology, building an organisation in a foreign market is more possible than ever before.
- The Plug-in Practice won’t backfire and hurt you if you take charge of your own organisation and teach your recruits a simple system that they in turn can teach to their recruits.
To your Success