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Communication for Direct Sales

Successful communication permeates every aspect of the MLM and direct selling industry. Communication includes a range of abilities from giving effective public speeches, to motivating our downline/sales group, to providing business support. We communicate verbally and nonverbally to create meaningful business transactions and relationships.

  • June 8, 2015

    Leadership: Public Speaking Basics, Know Your Audience

    Ask anyone what makes a “good” public speaker, and they will give you an answer. If you press them for details, you will receive a range of responses. I have heard such praise as, ‘He sounded so passionate’, ‘She told great stories’, ‘He was so funny’, ‘She looked so great’. The list goes ... Read more ›

  • April 13, 2015

    Excuse me. I have to take this call

    Cell Phone Use in Meetings

    “Excuse me. I have to take this call.” In our weekly MLM.com meeting, I asked what the group thought about answering a call during a meeting. A heated debate followed. I know that I am old and maybe even old fashioned. However, I do not take phone calls during meetings. In fact, I try not to take my phone... Read more ›

  • March 31, 2015

    Persuasion and Culture

    International expansion used to be a term reserved solely for corporate companies. As social networking increases and populations shift, persuasion and influence often cross cultural boundaries even before a company officially establishes a presence there. As a company or downline increases their internat... Read more ›

  • February 27, 2015

    Communicating with Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers

    Now is an amazing time to be communicating! We have many ways to contact people and more data than ever about how people communicate. This data helps us to understand the intrinsic differences between Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. The question I had this week was about generational communicatio... Read more ›

  • February 23, 2015

    Millennials and Motivation

    Advice on how to reach or motivate Millennials (or those born after 1982) appears in business helps, news, education, and advertising – give them more free time and less supervision, provide opportunities for service, provide intrinsic motivators such as a challenging job. The consensus seems to be that you... Read more ›

  • February 20, 2015

    Using Technology to Inspire and Motivate Others To Take Action

    Is there a formula to becoming inspirational and motivational? Yes there is: creating your motivational story and sharing it. Can you become inspirational and motivate others to take action? Yes, but if you have concerns you are not alone. I recently watched a video in which Tony Robbins, Frank Kern, and Joh... Read more ›

  • January 28, 2015

    The Cost of a Bad Education

    You want to gain education to get ahead in your networking career. However, some institutions are more interested in your money than in your betterment. Here are some educational traps to avoid: Business coaching scams If you want to grow your business but never quite seem to get the numbers you want, busin... Read more ›