MLM Network Marketing Training: 5 Ice Breakers that WORK

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Home based business in mlm requires NEW prospectis to talk to.

 What you say at the beginning of a conversation is critical. \

They are known as “Ice Breakers.”

They break the ice and get the conversation going. How you do it and what you say is is critical to your success.

Opening up conversation with people is for many an uncomfortable task. IT shouldn’t be.   Conversation is the secret to this MLM business, and there are 5 very easy ways to open up a conversation with someone that you would like to meet.  


But I must warn you!  

DON’T come across like you are “up to something”. People will read right through that. Keep your focus on serving the masses with Network Marketing , and helping people solve life problems with your home business and products, and simply wanting to meet a friend you have not met yet.

These ideas are very basic, but few do them when they are out and about.  

Here are 5 ways:  

1) “Compliment them on something they are wearing or carrying”.  

People like to be noticed. Simple and plain. They like to be noticed for what they are “displaying” about themselves. What they are wearing or carrying is telling you a little bit about who they are…I always start a compliment with a question:  

“Would it be ok if I paid you a compliment about something I have noticed about you?”  

Or if it’s a guy….“You know, I don’t give out a lot of compliments, but I like that suit you have on. Very professional. Good cut.”.   This will set up anticipation, and not come across like you are phony, ar insincere which many folks do…they have the wrong intentions when they compliment someone. Plus people will feel good that you noticed!  

2) “Ask for directions”.  

I use to do this all the time when in a mall in a town I was new to. I would ask if they knew were a particular store was, or a place to eat. Then I would say I am from out of town, or new to this neighborhood, and asked if they lived around here.  

Then I would ask them if they had a family,hobby…etc.   Then I would say….“Maybe you can help me…you may know who I am looking for…”  

The POWER Home Business Question.

3) “Ask what they do for a living”.  

One of the most powerful things you can do when Networking, is ask a person “What do you do?”   Then ask another question about what they just said.  

Then ask another question about what they just said…..and you will start finding out about them and who them might know to help you.  

Gotta card?” is a great way to extend this conversation into a later time.  

4) “Carry a book on Success or Leadership and casually ask people if they have read it”.  

Then ask them if they like to read and if they read Success and Leadership books. If they do, discuss the last one they read, and one they would recommend.

Get them talking about Success and ask them if they are a Student of Success. You will be surprised at the people you meet that are! And looking for a new future!  

5) “Ask for their name after giving yours”.  

This one is so simple, but few do it.  

Hi, my name is Doug. How are you? I apologize for asking this, what is your name? I have never had the pleasure of meeting you.”  

This is such a simple way to meet people. You even apologize for bothering them for their name, which is a soft way of asking for it, and you almost always get it this way!  

Open up as many conversations as you can, and your business will skyrocket!  

The MLM Standard Ice Breaker.

Oh…here is one final opener:  


Look in their eyes.

Nod your head.

Stick your hand out to shake theirs.

And say…”I am sorry, but I have not met you. My name is Larry, I am with Amps Company. May I have your name ?”  

Open your eyes wide..   And SMILE HUGE!

hat is how you open up SUCCESS  with a Home based business.



doug Firebaugh / PassionFire Intl

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About Doug Firebaugh

Doug Firebaugh is the CEO of PassionFire International, a success and leadership development company for the Home Business industry. Doug is one of the most sought after speakers / trainers / authors and consultants in the Home Business / MLM profession. With over 25 years of Success and experience, plus a Billion Dollar Success story, his trainings and coaching have helped CEOs and Presidents of Home Business corporations to experience unprecedented growth. He has coached numerous organizations and downlines worldwide beyond their barriers and limitations, to a level of success they only once dreamed of. What can Doug Firebaugh DO FOR YOU?

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