New network marketers, people new to the business who are excited, often let their emotions get the best of them. In their excitement for what’s possible with their new opportunity, they turn themselves into a used car salesman. A shark, if you will.
They spew everything about their products, comp plan, company, ORAC score, blah, blah blah. They simply don't know when to shut up.
A huge mistake I see new networkers make is showing up and throwing up. I mean talking non-stop about their opportunity and products. I mean not caring about what the prospect says or feels one bit. All they care about is telling you everything they know about the efficacy of their tonic and the five level compressed bonus they think they’re going to earn. Whooooooooooo cares. Your prospect certainly doesn’t. In fact, they may just sign up to get you to shut up. Then, they’ll never return your call again.
We have all run into people like this. They ambush us at Denny’s or corner us at the family get together. Once we’re onto them, we run like hell when we see them coming. You can’t have a simple conversation about life without them verbally vomiting all over. You avoid them like the root canal specialist. So why would you become one of them?
When you get the urge to verbally vomit all over one of your friends or pitch them and carry on, step back. STOP. This type of behavior will label you as “one of those people” doing “one of those pyramid schemes” and cause people who used to think highly of you to suddenly doubt your sanity.
Show some class and carry yourself with dignity and confidence. You are involved in a real business in a super-successful industry that brings in over $160 billion a year. It pays back roughly 40% of it to their customers. What other industry does that? Zero. What other industry taps into the most powerful, genuine advertising in the world – word of mouth advertising – and gives you an opportunity to grow a business based on your personal brand and trust you build? Not many.
Seize opportunities when they arise? Definitely. Listen for someone looking for an opportunity and invite them to take a look? Of course. Build relationships, lead by example, and have people organically ask you about what you’re up to? Victory. Show up and throw up? Never.