From the Success Factory
Often it may feel as though we are doing all the right things and yet we are not getting the results from our business that we want (booking parties and signing new team members, etc.) Today, we encourage you to step outside of yourself for a moment and observe how you talk about your business to others. Are you “Announcing” or “Inviting”? Language is powerful; and as new consultants we are excited about our businesses. When we are told to “talk to everyone” and “be excited”; this is not usually a difficult task. However, if you are talking too much and not getting any commitment, then perhaps you are not talking in a way that is effective.
Here are some examples of Announcing vs. Inviting at a party:
- Announcement: I’m booking now for the fall, so let me know if you’d like to schedule a date and earn lots of our products for free!
- Invitation: I’d sure love to do a party for you this fall, would September or October be a better month for you to have some friends over for a fun ladies night out?
- Announcement: I’ll be right over there at the dining room table if you’d like to place an order.
- Invitation: You seemed very excited when I
demonstrated (fill in the blank), did you decide not to get it, or may I
add that to your order?
- Announcement: We are currently looking for consultants in this area to join our company. Please let me know if I can give you more information.
- Invitation: You seemed to enjoy many of our products and you were so fun tonight; I’d love to work with you. If I gave you some information about our company, would you read it? (if yes, then)…I’d like to follow up with you tomorrow; is daytime or evening a better time to call? –or- (better still) Can we get together for a quick cup of coffee tomorrow or the next day so that I can answer any questions you might have?
Originally sent in the 7/30/12 Jamberry Consultant Newsletter