I was recently reading "The Big Al Report" from Tom Schreiter. In it, I really liked what he had to say about social media. Everybody knows that one of the network marketing prospecting techniques you can have in your toolbox is social media skills. BUT, as you will discover, its very easy to fall into a "black hole" if you use this networking strategy. What is it and how can you avoid it? Read on!
The "social networking" black hole by Tom Schreiter
Social networking is huge. Millions of network marketers effectively avoid rejection, presentation, and personal contact with prospects by playing pen pal and moving pixels on their computer screens.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that their hours and hours of activity attract and target late-night computer-addicted, socially-challenged, lonely people. They end up emailing and playing pen pal with freebie-seeking, something-for-nothing, lottery-mentality prospects.
And even if they do occasionally sponsor one of these prospects, their new distributor will want to duplicate exactly how they were enrolled, finding other similar prospects on the Internet.
So how do we break this cycle?
One way is to take a viewpoint that the Internet is a great way to make the initial contact. Then, get back to network marketing basics by talking to the prospect personally by telephone, Skype, or in person. Network marketing is a person-to-person business.
Think of the Internet as a way to meet new people from around the world, 24 hours a day. Then, as soon as you can, get people off the Internet chat, autoresponders, landing pages, etc. - and into a real "live" quality conversation.
Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter
Fortune Network Publishing
PO Box 890084
Houston, TX 77289 USA
In other words, the network marketing prospecting technique you must master if learning how to network and build relationships with people OFF the social media platform. After all, we're NETWORK MARKETERS, so we gotta talk to people!
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