Power Builder – Susan Shaheen

SusanSSusan Shaheen  |  Platinum Director from South Carolina
Total Downline:  475 — 9 levels deep
Front Line Consultants:  63

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care”

I am so honored and humbled to be featured as Apriori Beauty’s Power Builder. To paraphrase Zig Ziglar, “there is a giant in all of us. The giant may be asleep, but it can be awakened when doing what someone loves.” Maybe this business isn’t for everyone, but it is for someone!

30 years ago, after college graduation, marriage, some graduate work, teaching and three small children, I discovered direct sales. I joined a skin care party plan company. It was and still is the ideal business for me. Apriori Beauty has all that I look for in this industry: a solid opportunity of right now money and an opportunity to build a career and earn unlimited residual income. This business and Apriori Beauty meet all the needs of being challenged, of serving others, of reaping the long term benefits, and enjoying the advantages of superior products. My philosophy is to do my best, create awareness for others who choose this company, and help them realize the giant that could be sleeping inside of them.

Thus, leading me to the question, what is a Power Builder? Someone who joins a network marketing company and immediately earns 100,000’s a year? Could be. Why not? Or, maybe someone who enjoys and reaps the benefits of long term residual income by consistent work and determination, all while devoting a certain amount of time each week consistently instead of 40 hours-a-week for 40 years?  At Apriori Beauty, a Power Builder has limitless opportunity through sales, sponsoring, and creating awareness of the many benefits of our Manager/Director opportunities.

I truly believe that personal retail sales open the door to building a power team.  In other words, lead by example. Sharing the product is the absolute easiest way to introduce the opportunity.  And the downside of sharing and selling — NONE!

And have you heard the expression “It is not who you know, it is who they know?”

How do we build and where do we start?  A 3-letter word is a huge step … A.S.K

I am sincerely interested to know about others, build trust and a relationship.

When my children were in grade school, middle school and high school, I was very involved in the school activities be it booster club, library mom, or field trip volunteer, etc.  My network was endless, and I held 2-3 personal appointments and parties each week. Now, I meet and share Apriori Beauty with a fabulous networking group that meets each week and I joined a local Chamber of Commerce.  In my networking group, we give weekly testimonies about the other members we have done business with.  Almost every week, someone recognizes Apriori Beauty and the wonderful difference in their skin.  They see me each week so once we have a one-on-one appointment, they are sure to try the samples because I ask them to let me know at the next meeting what they thought.

I do business with people who do business with me.  For example, I have an excellent hair stylist who has led me to wonderful people.  And I have referred many to him.  He has my products on his shelf and has his own Apriori Beauty account.  For one-on-one appointments, I meet at my office away from home whenever possible, such as Starbucks.  This way, I’m able to take the time to learn about my new contacts, find out about their business, how I can refer them to others, and to share what I do.  After the introductory meeting, I make a product appointment with them and I ask them to invite a friend or two to join us.  The appointment could be at their home, mine, an office, or my favorite place, Starbucks.

Even though many people become successful in our industry through various reach out methods, I have found that the most lucrative way of selling, sponsoring, and building teams is through group presentations.  We are not expected to hold parties, but believe me, they are well worth the effort.  The easiest way to book a party is to meet with someone, share our product, and ask them who they think would be interested or be impressed as she is in trying the product.  Once your party bookings start, each one can lead you to future parties.

In closing, I suggest that with this business or any other for that matter, one must be a very interesting person.  Seriously?  What if you are shy, reserved and not a bubbly talker? Great, Fantastic!  Because to be interesting, very interesting, one needs to be interested.  The best time you might have ever had is when you are asked questions.  Turn it around.  Be the interesting one by being interested.

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