MLM Training- One of the Greatest Opening Questions for MLM Recruiting

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MLM Recruiting Question.

Have you ever asked the wrong question to a network marketing prospect?

Have you ever ever walked away frustrated because of so many negative responses from your home business prospects?

How would you like to discover an opening line that RARELY if ever gets a negative response?

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There are many ways to start a conversation with people for your direct sales business. I have found that there are 2 different kinds:

1. The kind that sound robotic, agenda driven, and “I am going to get something from you today!” approach that feels pressured and not relaxed.


2. The kind that PULLS people towards you immediately and makes the prospect FEEL comfortable and relaxed.

Now here is a million dollar question:

Which one would YOU prefer to have asked of YOU?


I want to tell you a story.

Her name is Lori. Lori was with a weight loss company, and she was struggling a lot. Her business had stalled and she had no answer for why. Because of that, her upline was putting pressure on her. She wanted her to do more meetings, more presentations, more three ways, and more work. And she did. But it started impacting her family. She was gone more, and she was beginning to  not like her direct marketing business. As a matter of fact her husband was getting to the point that he wanted her to stay home and be a mom.

So she quit.

But she had a lot of weight loss product that she had to get rid of, and called me and asked what she should do. I asked her some questions, and found out that her upline had sabotaged her career unknowingly by forcing her to go into desperate mode, not her normal smiling friendly marketing mode.

I asked her to tell me what she was asking folks when she initially contacted them. She did, and I must admit, it was NOT what it should have been as it was pressured. Her upline gave her the script.

She had turned a warm approach into something that was not relaxed, and not natural for her.

I suggested she ask one simple question and then forget about it.

She said ok, and then we chatted about other things.

3 weeks later, she called me.

What should have taken 3 months to do and get rid of, she had done in 3 weeks.


She got back to being herself, and asked the question we discussed and ONLY that question.

And by the way…

She engaged her business with a new power and today has one of the largest teams in her home business company..


WHAT was the question she asked?

Understand, that this is for a weight loss company,  but the question can be used for anything.

Here is it:

“Hey, you know some people dont you? I am doing some research. How many people do you know that are struggling with their weight? Would you like to help them?”


Here is for skin care:

“Hey, you know some people dont you? I am doing some research. How many people do you know that are not totally happy with how their skin looks? Would you like to help them?”

Here is for travel:

“Hey, you know some people dont you? I am doing some research. How many people do you know that would love to go on a vacation at about 20% of the normal cost? Would you like to help them do that?”

This approach is what we call “The Research Connection.”

Try it. Put your niche and products in there and practice it.

Dont be surprised if you see an explosion in your appointments in your network marketing home business!


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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?


  1. Andrew Magee says


  2. Tim Johnson says

    Doug, you have so many angles to make seemingly challenging things, very simple.

    Yet easily understandable, more importantly, VERY EFFECTIVE Ideas.

    I appreciate you!

  3. This is too darn easy and we often see others (and ourselves sometimes) trying to make this rocket science. I can’t wait to re-hire myself tomorrow!

  4. Doug!

    True gold! When I first started with a company over 15 years ago, I used a very similar approach. However, I had a 5 question survey that I asked random strangers. I had many that took the survey, but no customers for my efforts! I wasn’t very coachable back then and didn’t follow the advice of my support team.

    That is all different now. This is an excellent approach!

    Thanks for your wisdom,

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