MLM Training – The 5 Secrets to Starting a Recruiting Conversation




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Home based business…

building is about CONVERSATION.

The words you use- and do not use- can determine much of your home based business success.

In network marketing, you must FIRST come across a certain way-whether social media, facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, or just over the cell. You must sound comfortable and make the prospect comfortable.

Opening up conversation with people is for many an uncomfortable task.

It shouldn’t be.

Conversation is the secret to this business, and there are 5 very easy ways to open up a Network Marketing 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, and helping people solve life problems with your 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, or 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…”

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 had 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 MLM conversations as you can, and your home business will skyrocket!

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 don’t know who you are. My name is Mary, I am with ABC Company. May I have your name ?”

Open your eyes wide..

And SMILE as you are starting to build a successful 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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