First impressions mean a lot, right? So when we think about when we are prospecting someone, one of the main topics that comes up is ‘how is business going for you?’. This can be a tough one when you’re first starting. Especially if you feel that your network marketing story stinks!
In today’s post we want to help you create that story for a couple reasons;
- Help you position yourself better in the marketplace and,
- Help you feel more confident about what you’re building.
Here’s the real deal. The most successful network marketers are exceptional storytellers. Whether it be their own story and experience they’re sharing or, sharing stories of those they’ve met along the way.
They key to the network marketing industry is connecting with people who will know, like and trust you. Stories, are the best way to initiate that connection.
Stop Saying your Network Marketing Story Stinks!
There are many incredible stories inside you. And we get it, it can feel daunting trying to figure out what those are — but it’s worth it. Here are a few tips to help you get started!
Show them through your story why would want to come on this journey with you.
- Share your background (education, career, etc.)
- Say what you didn’t like about your background (or needed more of)
- Share how your products, services or opportunity came into play
- Share your results OR how you feel about what’s to come
By sharing your ‘past’ this can help your story become relatable even without the results yet. What this does, is show your prospect that you get where they’re coming from. This reliability factor is HUGE!
So, even though you may be in a position where network marketing hasn’t totally changed your life yet — that’s OK. Think about your circle of influence.
Who are the people in your corner supporting you and rooting you on? Maybe you have a great customer testimony or hey, even your own! The more similarities you can create between you and your prospect the better! Every single leader that you come across has been where you ‘are‘.
We all have a time where we felt our network marketing story sucked – but without that we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Focus on where you’re going
This may or may not surprise you but, most people are intimated by huge pay checks or fancy cars. So many people out there are looking to earn a few extra hundred dollars a month — so focus on that.
Sure, there is a ton of abundance out there but everyone needs to start somewhere. And, by sharing your story – humble beginnings – you will attract far more people, we promise.
Even now, we know that when we share where we started is far more powerful than sharing where we’re at. That is the key in your story.
Many people want to be a part of a journey. Somewhere they feel included and loved on. With or without success in your own business you CAN do that. Our goal each day is to breathe life into people. Of course, we want to show them the possibilities however, that is never the primary focus.
Your network marketing story doesn’t suck – it’s still being created!
If you haven’t already, be sure to join our Facebook Group — Influencers Hangout — This is a place for network marketers who want to learn how to use social media the right way to grow their business! Or in the mean time, learn a little bit more about who we are and why, we believe in ‘Breathing Life into People‘.
Spark your Influence!