Team Building Tips

Network Marketing is a people business. So, when you’re ready to build your business beyond yourself, you’ll want to keep these 5, basic team-building tips in mind …

  1. MEET YOUR TEAM WHERE THEY’RE AT

When you’re working with and counting on other, independent people to build and grow your business, things can sometimes get frustrating. To limit those frustrations, you need to manage your expectations, as most frustrations result from unmet expectations.

As a leader, we of course always have high expectations for our team. We want them to be successful. They say they want to be successful. But, their actions don’t always match their words or the goals they say they want to achieve. Save yourself from unnecessary frustration by meeting each person on your team “where they’re at.” Unfortunately, that may not be where you want or need them to be, but it’s where they need to be. Learn to recognize and accept that fact, and you’ll save yourself a ton of unnecessary frustration down the road.

  1. DEDICATE 30 DAYS

Set each new person up for success by dedicating 30-days to helping them learn the ropes. Teach each new person you add to your team the basics for running their business. Be available to answer questions or to jump on a phone call with a prospective new Client or Consultant. Help them with their launch event. Show them how, than let them show you how.

By dedicating time to each new person you add to your team, you’re not only teaching them how to get off to their best start possible, but you are also showing them how to set the people they sponsor up for success too by doing the same with each person they add to their team.

  1. DON’T DO IT FOR THEM

Teach your Consultants how to do their business, but don’t do it for them. You can show them how, but stop at that. Save yourself from the frustration of having someone always relying on you to do what they need to do, by showing them the ropes, then letting them take the reins and running from there.

  1. WORK WITH THOSE WHO WORK

Similarly to #1 above, manage expectations by working closely with those who show you their motivation with action. Actions speak louder than words, so pay attention to what people on your team do, not what they say they are going to do. Work with the people that show that they are motivated to grow with business-building actions, and limit your time and energy away from those who don’t.

  1. HELP YOUR TEAM GROW

You add to your team to grow your business, but the true key to growing your business is to help your team grow … personally and financially. Network marketing is also a people “building” business. Personal development will play a key role in your success. Help those on your team who want to help themselves. Recommend books to read, podcasts to listen to … anything that you think will help someone on your team grow past the things that might be keeping them from reaching their potential. Honesty plays a key role here too. Being honest and open with positive feedback will help your team learn what it takes to become the success they want to be.

Personal growth will lead to business growth, which will lead to financial growth. Helping others achieve their definition of success will inevitably help you achieve yours!

 

 

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Martee Nott

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AB_Radio_icon2With the holiday season in full swing, retailers are stocking their shelves and gearing up for the rush that is expected in November and December. However, long lines and endless gift wrapping are rarely activities shoppers look forward to. With the increase of online retailers, more and more shoppers are skipping the packed malls and choosing to do their holiday shopping from the comfort of their own home. Apriori Beauty’s wide selection of skincare and health products are sold exclusively through Independent Consultants, where Clients have the option of purchasing online, over the phone, or directly through their Apriori Beauty Consultant. Whereas online shopping is easy and convenient, often times Clients prefer that one-on-one customer service they receive from their personal Consultant. Tune in to Apriori Beauty Radio this month as Susan Twellman speaks with Apriori Beauty Team Leader Martee Nott on why customer service is crucial to her business and how she’s utilizing this busy holiday season to gain new Clients and increase sales.

Right Now Retailer – Valerie Anderson

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

ValAndersonValerie Anderson | Manager from Connecticut
Joined: March 2009
Personally Sponsored Clients: 1,069
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 10 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: 8 times

When I joined Apriori Beauty in March of 2009, there weren’t any products yet. I couldn’t even pronounce its name at first, but I knew that I had to be a part of this Company. From day one, I’ve believed 100% in Apriori Beauty, its Founders, and its mission*. Throughout these past six years, I’ve seen my business grow alongside Apriori Beauty as our product selection has expanded and more people are being introduced to the benefits of using a safe and effective skincare line. I especially love the retailing side of this business because it puts right now money in my pocket every week!

My Kindergarten report card said, “Val is a social butterfly” and to be honest, not much has changed since then. I love talking to everyone I meet and this has been extremely helpful in growing my Apriori Beauty business. People always comment on how good my skin looks and I never fail to make it known that it’s because of our amazing products. When they see first-hand how effective Apriori Beauty is, they’re instantly interested because they know these products actually work and aren’t just false promises.

I never know where my newest Client will come from. It could be someone from the gym, grocery store, a colleague from the school I work at, or even a long lost cousin! I love wearing my Apriori Beauty tees and always take my Apriori Beauty Yoga Mat with me to yoga class. It’s easy to SHARE when people ask you, “What’s Apriori Beauty?” Meeting Clients is as simple as making that connection. But, these connections need to be real and from the heart. Are you more likely to trust a total stranger or someone you actually know and who is genuine? Make it a point to get to know your prospective Clients so they’re not just a random name you handed a sample to, but rather, a real person you can see yourself talking and connecting with on a regular basis.

When it comes to gaining new Clients, one of my favorite things to do is offer a Free Mini Facial. I’ve found this to be the perfect way to help qualify a prospective Client: Are they really interested in that sample? Will they use it? How can I get their information? The answer is the Free Mini Facial! I am guaranteed to get them USING and LOVING the products through this venue. I encourage them to bring a friend or two and advertise it as a ‘Girls Day/Night In!’ Remember, introducing the products to potential Clients is meant to be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone.

In addition to getting the products on peoples’ faces, in order for me to maintain high sales, I need to be consistent. This may mean following up with Clients, offering them specials, or even running contests – as long as I’m connecting with my Clients on a consistent basis, my business remains steady and flowing with orders. In addition, it’s imperative you address the needs of your Clients. Not only will your Clients be happy and satisfied, your sales will automatically increase. Stop selling and start serving! At Apriori Beauty, we have something that people need and the better the customer service you provide, the better your business will grow.

*Apriori Beauty’s Mission Statement:
BEAUTY THROUGH PURE PRODUCT INNOVATION
BEAUTY THROUGH BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
BEAUTY THAT COMES FROM PERSONAL SUCCESS

Finding Your Beauty

LindaBoney“If someone told me three years ago that one day I’d pose for a glamour photoshoot and be a model for a day, I wouldn’t have believed them. For over 10 years, I suffered from adult cystic acne. The breakouts on my face and neck were so severe, I never wanted to leave the house and wished I could just put a paper bag over my head. The treatments consisted of painful extractions and needles. I received acid peels that burned and used prescription products which helped, but never healed the condition. I started seeking out alternatives and came across Apriori Beauty. I immediately fell in love and within only a few months, my skin had completely transformed! Since I started using the Apriori Beauty products, my self-confidence has increased, I wear a lot less makeup, and I only use my topical acne medication when needed, which is hardly ever. I am frequently asked if Apriori Beauty’s skincare can be used and will work for Women of Color. I believe Apriori Beauty works for all skin types — the proof is in my skin! It’s the quality of the ingredients that make the difference … Apriori Beauty stands out from the rest. Thank you Apriori Beauty for giving me back my confidence and my life. I am beautiful inside and out, and will be forever grateful!”  — LINDA BONEY, Consultant from NY