The number one incredibly compelling tip that will simplify your success whether in network marketing or in other types of businesses is to systematize. Because my background and experience comes from the corporate side, I have found that this tip is beneficial whether in corporate or in network marketing. My network marketing team thought the same.
In order for the team to be both effective and efficient, systems and processes that are duplicable need to be developed. Duplication is the key word for network marketing in terms of recruiting and enrolling. Setting systematized processes in getting a new leader started and being successful is perhaps even more critical to creating and maintaining a strong team. Giving the team consistency in how work is done allows them to do what is necessary to bringing the vision to reality.
Having systematized not only my networking marketing business, but also my event planning business has taken the chaos out of my days. It can also reduce the need to rely on your own memory of what is important to know. Here are some areas that are ripe for a system or procedure:
- Creating a “Checklist for New Consultants” to ensure that the same training is given to ALL the consultants on your team.
- Creating a “Creating a Personal Vision Statement” with goal setting and action planning included.
- Using a CRM system as a place for your contacts information, for recording each interaction with the prospective and current client, for creating sales campaigns and follow-up strategies and for just plain “long term nurturing.”
- Creating worksheets that for event planning identify exactly where each event is in the process, i.e., do you have a venues selected and contracts signed; have you set up and opened registration; have you created and begun a marketing campaign, etc.
- Creating an event-at-a-glance chart to show all the events contracted and are they on track with the project plan
What I have given you here are just some examples of what you can do to systematize your day to day activities. Some of you may be saying, “But, I’m not that kind of person. Chaos is my life. What do I do?” My tip to you is: Find someone on your team who is good at this and delegate the creation of the system or procedure to that person. (How to Take the Fear Out of Delegating). This shows your leadership to your team member as you begin to walk them through the steps of learning how to herd cats and lead teams of leaders using The Art of Herding Cats: Leading Teams of Leaders.
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Linda Patten, MBA, BSN, RN has over 30 years of experience leading women to success in building and achieving their dreams. She turns networking marketing women from product sellers to leaders of highly functioning teams. To learn more about her innovative programs, click on Contact Us.