Effective contact management can make a huge difference in your ability to recruit new distributors to your business opportunity. I’ve taken some time to look through some of this year’s top apps for managing your contacts. Keep reading to see details about my picks for iPhone and Android, and for Party Plan specific contact management (available on both iPhone and Android).
(Available for $9.99 from iTunes)
V Creator is a contact management app. With it you can add contacts to two prioritized lists, input information about each contact for filtering purposes, and store notes to help you keep track of your relationships.
The first feature that catches my eye about this app is the option to track rejections. You can keep records of who rejected your products and who rejected your business opportunity. In many classes for sales training, there is an activity that helps sales people overcome their fear of being rejected. Often trainers send participants out into public to practice their pitch and collect a goal number of “no” responses. This activity trains the mind to overlook the “no” and instead analyze the possible objections and help customers overcome those objections to say “yes”. This app not only helps you track who the “no” comes from, but it also lets you track the number of “no” responses you receive in a day.
The second feature I like about this app is that includes tracking for your goals and dreams. It is important to have a way to easily remind yourself the future rewards of your daily activities. Keeping your eye on your dreams can help you have the fulfilling career that motivated you to become a distributor in the first place.
Lastly, the contact list is a master list with several filters. You can include photos with your contacts to help you remember the conversations you’ve had with each individual. Adding notes and reminders to the contacts in the list will help you get the reputation of having a great memory and making customers and business prospects feel heard and understood. Ultimately this creates positive relationships that will help you grow your business.
Are you working with a team? You can export your contact list into a PDF document. Then hire a few interns and sales people to help you follow-up with the large list of contacts. The app works well and is only in its second version. They have a page on Facebook through which you can contact them if you need to. If you are a visual person, this app could be very important to support you in creating a visual contact list with important notes. If you can choose only one app to purchase for your recruiting, I would suggest this one. Try it out and comment below about your experience using this app.
MLM Contact List Creator
(Available for $4.99 from Google Play)
This android app is designed to help you create a large contact list and organize your top 30 prospective customers and business opportunity recruits. The app helps you track your activities such as initiated three way calls, number of presentations or meetings, and new contacts generated. It will give you a summary of your activities and send it to your upline. This gives you a feeling of accountability. Your chances of success are much higher if you are accountable to yourself and to others in your business. The company that created this app understood that without tracking you can often lack motivation to create new relationships and opportunities to connect with prospective customers.
This is the first version of the app, and the user interface is quite good. There will most likely be some bug fixes in the next few versions, but overall the current version works well. The app developer does provide support by email ([email protected]). Upon further investigation, I discovered that the programmers and developers also own a software system for starting up MLM’s. They are located in Australia and Japan.
A small investment in purchasing this app will go a long way in growing any business, and most individual distributors will see a return on their investment within the first purchase of your products. Download and install this app today. Tell us what you liked and what future features you would find helpful in an app for recruitment and selling. Comment below!
Hostess Coaching is a great way to store a list of your hostesses and keep track of the work you’ve done to train each one. I found this app to be very nicely thought out. It is helpful if you are planning a party. It lists a few things to remember when hosting events. The coaching steps are helpful but not extremely instructive. You will need to create many of your own procedures for planning and use this tool to create notes about the hostesses of your parties and reminders as to coaching points to cover with them. Your to-do list is customized, and this can also be helpful in managing the process of party planning.
The app has an intuitive user interface design. How you use the features will depend on your business processes. Will you add all of your committed party hostesses to the app? Will you update your to-do list daily on the app? If you are diligent in these activities, you will see the value that the app adds to your business. The developer of the Hostess Coaching app has a Facebook page where you can ask questions or make feature suggestions.
Here is a video they made about how to use the Hostess Coaching App: