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Recruiting /Prospecting Tips: Should You Talk to your Friends and Family?

Most of us in direct sales fell in love with the idea of building income years ago or many companies ago, then, without proper training, we prospected our Friends and family. Is this a good approach? This post will answer that and give a whole lot more of my best prospecting tips.

What I DON’T Like about Friends and family Prospecting

Really the only thing I don’t like about Friends and family prospecting is when untrained Direct Sellers go to their friends and family and either try to trick them, guilt them into joining or pound them over the head with their opportunity. If you are properly trained, you won’t do any of those things.

Prospecting Tips: The GOOD about a Friends and family List

Here are some reasons you may consider including your Friends and family in your direct sales prospecting:

1. You don’t have to learn ANY technical mumbo jumbo or lead generation secrets to build your Friends and family list.

2. When you prospect your Friends and family, you are showing them what you would like them to do.

3. If you are a good friend, you will have people you actually like that you would love to travel with and work closer with. My last 8 holidays I won had me hanging out with some of my very best friends (as they won those holidays too!)

4. If you DON’T talk to your Friends and family, someone else will, and it would piss you off to see someone else recruit someone you have known for years. Let me share a story with you…

Last Night in Reading UK

My wife and I are up in Reading spending some time with my family. Anytime we are out of Wales we love to meet up with teammates and people on our email list or connected to us on Facebook so I sent out an email that we would be in Reading and if anyone was around, we would be happy to meet with them. Two people raised their hand and wanted to meet, one actually lives right in Reading and the other in Slough, about 20 mins away.

We meet with the guy from Reading first (my new friend John) and he talks to us about Oriflame and decides to join. We sign him up on the spot and are excited to have a local person here to build. Twenty minutes later an existing teammate shows up from Slough. The funny thing is, HE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH JOHN! They have known each other for years and he had NOT talked to him about Oriflame. The moral of the story…talk to your Friends and family before we fly into your area and sign up all your friends! lol

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