Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Five AMAZING quotes…

I just received these from a dear friend. They are from some note-taking she did at a sermon she heard so long ago she doesn't remember the church or the pastor who made these points. But they were so good that she typed them up (on a typewriter!) and has been carrying them around in her Bible for years.

Read them one at a time - slowly and REALLY think about them - they are powerful!

Never complain about what you permit.

The problem that infuriates you the most is the problem God has assigned you to solve.

Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you are called.

The secret of your future lies hidden in your daily routine.

When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done

Monday, September 8, 2008

SUBJECT: Recruiting - 100 great tips! Part 1

One of TSF's most requested topics is recruiting. So…for the next 5 days, we will be sharing a potpourri of 20 “quickie tips” a day (in no particular order). WARNING: Trying all these tips at once may be hazardous to your health!!!

1) Whenever possible, give your product as a gift.
2) Ask every single customer if they would like to join you in your business.

3) Promote your business as a “family” business and give examples.

4) Remember your customer's children and spouse's names
5) Don't be pushy; sincerely and honestly tell potential recruits why they would be good at this!

6) Leave your old catalogs in public places with “Help Wanted” stickers

7) If someone feels they are too busy because they are already employed outside the home, tell them they can be the “on-site” consultant for your company.

8) BE EXCITED about what you do!
9) Indirect method of asking “Do you know of anyone who might be interested…”

10) Follow up within 24-48 hours.
11) Keep information given simple and to the point.
12) “Take away” method of asking… “I don't know if this would be right for you, but this has been the best thing for me and my family…”

13) Put business cards in all of your bills.
14) Have a recruiting message on your answering machine.
15) Laminate a kit flier to pass around at your parties.
16) Put recruiting information in every hostess packet
17) Send recruiting information out with every catalog
18) Give recruiting information to every guest with their catalog and order form.

19) Use your products
20) Ask guests at parties lots of questions about themselves to determine needs

MORE quickie tips tomorrow!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quick time saving tip…

With the holidays fast approaching - it can be a great time to keep your name in front of your hostess and preferred customers.

Rather than adding a Christmas card (or whatever holiday you may celebrate in December) to the deluge of mail that arrives on or about the 3rd week in December, why not think about sending a Thanksgiving card? Aren't we ALL thankful for the business our customers/hostesses bring us?

Starting now, to save time, when you jot your hostess her post party thank you note - take another moment and address her Thanksgiving card as well! Then you will be ready to mail them out the 2nd week in November!