Influence Tip #2
5 Ways to Be very
Present in your
Let them see you . . . .
This is part of a series I’m doing on the “Influence Factor” which separates those who find true successful businesses and those who struggle for years until they finally give up or never quite achieve what they desired.
In this article I share why it’s important for others to see and feel your presence in your business and how this ties in to creating that all important “influence” or “posture”, as some may call it. Leadership posturing can be learned with the right mentoring and mindset and there are many leadership training resources to help you accomplish that.
People respond most to a person’s confidence, concepts, mindset, language, attitude and leadership more than anything else. These are a part of what I call your “Influence Factor.”
This is why so many network marketers are failing or struggling when they lead with their product arguing over who’s juice is better than another brand. Or who’s travel club is better than another, or why one personal development seminar program is superior to another. Blah, blah, blah. People do not buy into a business because of the business product typically. They buy into it because they bought the person they spoke to about it. People are relational and they want to do business with someone they feel they know, like and trust and who are confident that they can be helped.
What does it mean to be Present in your Business? Here are 5 Examples.
1) Be learning and share what you learn with the public.
It doesn’t matter at what level you are learning. The idea is to teach what you know. When you learn something and teach it, it sets you aside as an authority, someone who can demonstrate they know how to do it and it goes a long way in leadership posturing.
2) Create your own products.
Create products based on the knowledge and skillsets you have at the time you put them together. You will use these products as give aways for those who join your mailing list to begin with. As you continue to advance in your knowledge and skillsets, these can become more valuable products and you’ll create some that you want to charge for. Allow yourself to grow into your knowledge, but in the meantime, show people that you’re a serious entrepreneur and create something you can talk about with authority.
There’s nothing quite like addressing yourself as an author. When you add that to your network marketing resume’, that says something about your commitment to your industry and your business.
3) Give good customer service.
Offer help and even coaching and mentoring as soon as you feel you’re up to it. As you begin your business, you will always find that there are others who don’t know quite as much as you. Coach at the level for which you are qualified. Yes, you can certainly charge a fee for your time. Offering a complimentary coaching session is nice and can demonstrate that you something about what you’re talking about.
4) Stay in personal development, continue to grow from the inside out and role model more of the leadership skills you are learning. You will evolve through this process and by participating in forums, responding to people in a public arena through social media sites, your videos, how to talk, what you say, all are going to demonstrate your leadership, mindset, attitude.
5) Be consistent in your marketing. Let people see that you are a player, not just a talker about playing. Role modeling and doing the business building activities will generate more duplication on your team because you are leading by example. Don’t just tell them what to do, show them. Participate in forums, in social networking communities, on video, and as they see you in the game, having fun and giving value to people, it will be easier for them to duplicate it.
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