What is it that all network marketers need to have a successful network marketing business? Absolutely, opportunity leads. The Fisherman goes out on the waters searching for the biggest, best fish. Depending on the “style” of fishing you chose, you see the fish come into sight as they swim by. The fisherman pulls back and casts his line.
Today the Fisherman or Trapper in some cases; as I have heard many “Trappers” on pre-recorded phone messages that are filling up my voice message lately, make it very plain just what their intentions are. They are out to suck you in to the newest “legal” opportunity out there today to create opportunity leads that we are all so desperately seeking. Without leads there is no chance for us to give a presentation or promote our product or service.
On one of these messages, the “Trapper” was going to show me how I could “TRAP” my next 63 prospects. The “Trapper” on the phone goes on to proudly exclaim, “I have “Trapped” 63 prospects in the last 3 days alone”. And you can too by using this totally “legal” phone messaging system.
Where is the relationship building in this method of cold calling? The caller will not even talk to you the prospect directly. They hide behind a pre-recorded message, in hopes that you will call them back. this bugs the heck out of everyone and then they apologize for the inconvenience of taking up space on your voice message system. Why apologise for this? …because they know it is pestering, they get the same calls from someone else promoting another get rich, use my system call too and HATE them. THIS DOES NOT WORK…what a waste of advertising dollars.
Is this a “REAL” professional network marketer? Is this the method or technique of building a business that a “Real” professional network marketer would use to build a successful network marketing MLM home based business? Does this approach really bring us “warriors” to our team to be partners in a business with us?
Professional network marketers pick up the phone and call their prospects during regular 9 – 5 business hours. They do NOT phone people at 1:30 AM, 3:00 AM or any other morning call. I bring this up to quickly mention that I am sick and tired of these auto mated dialler’s calling ME at 1:30 AM. This method of marketing is INAPPROPRIATE and UNACCEPTABLE. Anyone using this method, you are NOT building a business, you are creating a lot of angered people.
Professional network marketers, such as Art Jonak, Orrin Woodward, Mark Davis, Tom “Big Al” Schreiter, Michael Dlouhy, Orjan Saele, Michael Oliver or Tom Paredes all know that in order to build a huge organization there is relationship building, training, mentoring and teaching the ‘system’ first to those who we prospect.
Using the “Hunter Trapper” method, there is never any time spent building any type of relationship, there is no training, there is no mentoring and there is for sure no teaching the ‘system’…EVER!
The Farmer, on the other hand knows that there is an investment of time, and hard work. And he knows that he has to till the soil, plant the seed, water the seed and nurture the crops until it is time for harvest. The Farmer knows that in time, with the proper care, his harvest will bring forth good fruit of his labour. The Farmer knows he must give of himself first, and be a mentor with a servant’s heart. He knows that he can not hide behind technology but he must use technology to help bring him warriors.
The relationship between giving and getting is constant in everything we do. To succeed in any endeavour, you must first invest a generous portion of your time and talents if you expect ever to earn a return on your investment.
The “Trapper” Network Marketer may “trap” more distributors, but the “Farmer’s” harvest will far outweigh the Trapper’s return on investment with the warriors he will be able to add to his business as partners.
Are you the Trapper or the Farmer?
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Dave and Darlene Mills
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Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. by Joel A. Barker