MLM Training- Are YOU One of the 3 Stooges in Your Home Business?

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MLM Three Stooges.

Do you know a Home business stooge that you may be prospecting for your network marketing business?

Are you familiar with the Three Stooges?

How would you like to learn how they can possibly play into your home based business?

I love PR and Local Media for a home business. You can get an enormous amount of prospects and exposure for your business. That is here the Three Stooges come in.

Marsha Friedman who is an incredible PR expert, has this really cool post about the Three Stooges and PR,  but is SO applicable to a home business and your prospects, as well as your mlm team.

This is a FUN post, and I know you are going to enjoy it. Here is a home business strategy wrapped around the Three Stooges…

Don’t  be a Stooge When it Comes to Marketing

Article  at a glance:

If you hire a PR firm, let it do its  job.
Go ahead and make waves – get   noticed!
Never believe “no one’s interested in you.”

The guys I know are all looking forward to The Three Stooges remake opening  in theaters this weekend. They think Moe, Larry and Curly’s  harebrained schemes, silly missteps, and thwacks, smacks and blindside attacks are hysterically funny.

Heck, I don’t need to go to the movies for slapstick – I’ve got men in my life!   (Kidding, of course.)

Everyone – yes, women, to – can be a stooge now and then. Lifelong “Stooges” fan Alex  Hinojosa, our senior campaign manager at EMSI, says if you  watch enough of their films, you start seeing their  personalities in the people you meet. And just like on the big screen, the Moes, Larrys and Curlys of the world get  themselves into loads of trouble. It happens all the time with  PR.

The Moe:   

He’s the client who knows everything. (So why on earth did he hire PR professionals?) Moe will bark and bang and bully to get things done his (or her) way even though he’s never coordinated a media campaign, never worked in radio, TV or newspapers and doesn’t know a tweet from a twit.

He’s the client who insists on rewriting his media pitches because he thinks they should be longer and more detailed. (Succinct communications are what catch the attention of busy journalists and show hosts, but he disagrees.) He insists his angle is  much more likely to interest a talk show host, even though  he’s never hosted a talk show. Would you perform surgery on yourself? Moe would! And, with disastrous results!

If you’re going to be a Moe, at least get a better haircut.

The Larry:

Easygoing and passive, he doesn’t want to stir up controversy or offend anyone. No matter what the medium, he  insists on appealing only to audiences and show hosts that already agree with his message, so he misses out on the opportunity to win over new fans – and their friends.

The Larrys are also easily  forgotten. If they won’t do, say or write anything provocative  during their marketing campaign, they won’t engage their audience, which means few will remember them.

The Larrys tend to quietly  go along with everything their PR agency suggests. They don’t  ask questions when they have them and they don’t contribute  their ideas. Their campaigns may be a bit lackluster, because  they’re afraid they’ll bother somebody if they actively participate.

The Curly:

He’s the star of the stooges – and he doesn’t even  know it. The Curlys are the clients with great stories,  powerful messages and a big lack of self-awareness. “Why would  anyone want to interview me?” they ask.

In truth, everyone has a  great story and a pro will find it and use it. Nothing breaks  my heart more than to hear someone tell me, “I was with an agency and I paid them thousands of dollars, but all I got was one mention in a weekly paper in Boondocks, Idaho. No one’s  interested in me.”

What a cruel blow to a  person’s self-esteem! PR companies that tell you “no one’s   interested” are really saying, “We didn’t get results, so we’re blaming you.”

Yes, your message, the  energy and interesting content you bring to the media and the  quality of your book or product will determine whether you ultimately meet all of your goals. But don’t believe for a minute that no one’s interested in you. It’s simply not  true.

From what Alex tells me  the actor who played Curly in the original “Stooges” was painfully insecure in real life. That led to heavy drinking,  overeating and other self-destructive behaviors, which took a  terrible toll on his health. He suffered a stroke in 1946,  never fully recovered and died six years later. Such a sad end for a man who made so many people laugh.

The Three Stooges  makes for great entertainment on the big screen, but if you  want a successful media campaign, don’t be a stooge! When you’ve hired a team of professionals with a strong  track record and plenty of years in the business, trust them.  Let them do their jobs.

Be ready to participate in your campaign by asking questions, sharing ideas and providing  any materials or information that might be useful.

And remember, you do have  a story that others want to hear. You’re no less important   than the next guy.  Don’t make me knock you over the head with a dead fish for you to believe that!

See you at the movies!

Check Marsha’s other posts out!

Marsha Friedman


I LOVE this post and I hope you will too! This is a great comparison of what you may face with your home business and local media as well as PR.

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  1. Andrew Magee says:


  2. Tim Johnson says:

    In Prospecting it’s up to you to decide if your going to prospect the 3 Stooges.

    In our Profession, The Moe is so full of himself, he is unteachable. Know it all’s… well they already know – it – all, and then blame everything and everyone else when they succeed at quitting.

    The Larry is a part of the Team, the Community, needs to be loved, encouraged, respected and acknowledged.
    P.S. Heard a FANTASTIC Show on HBRN last night from DSWA radio Show on the subject:
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT vs. COMPLIMENT Powerful difference…

    The Curly is who we are looking for. Someone who is open to sharing their story, so we can seek a way to help them to finish well their story, to start a new story, to redirect a story.
    These are the people who we can help.

    See, Prospecting is simple the 3 Stooges Way!


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