Networking is about building relationships, sharing information and finding sources of support. One of the biggest factors for an entrepreneur’s success is building a strong and stable network. Often people are too afraid to venture outside their small bubbles to meet new faces and discover fresh ideas. This is why it’s so important to go beyond what’s familiar to expand your circle of influence, establish strong contacts, and help each other accomplish goals. Start growing your network today with these nine simple steps.
1. Host Events
How important is hosting Experience parties to the growth of your business and network? We mean it when we say, “Whoever parties the most, wins!” Experience parties keep your business visible, grows your network and strengthens your existing warm market. Whether or not you’ve already hosted Experience parties in the past — whether in your home or online — it will help expand your network while attracting potential prospects. Better yet, Experience parties are where the business-building activities occur that create new LIMU BMW CLUB qualifiers and more.
2. Follow Up
There’s no reason to feel nervous about getting in touch with your prospects to remind them of an opportunity that will change their lives for the better. You’ve hosted an Experience party, you’ve shared the videos, you’ve explained the LIMU Experience — now what? How can you follow up with your prospects without turning someone off? Well, it’s simple: you find a follow-up style you’re comfortable with (and good at) and stick to it.
3. Be Social
You need to engage your potential prospects where they are. Your social media platforms are the ideal place to leverage your existing base of followers and friends who can help you grow your network. Whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, the key is to be yourself within each post and to write personalized — not generic — messages. Social media is an invaluable and convenient tool you can use to grow your network from anywhere and at any time.
4. Be Honest
Honesty is one of the most effective and authentic tools you will ever have at your disposal. The best way to express your truth is through stories. Our stories are how others relate to us and how they discover early on the potential of the LIMU Experience. Don’t forget your roots and let your journey inspire others to Be more. People matter. Relationships matter. Build lifetime value. Earn the sale and you will grow your network.
5. Answer Questions
If you don’t have the appropriate answers to a prospect’s questions, you may lose them before you’ve even begun. Being prepared is half the battle and, with the right responses already in mind, you’ll be more than ready to handle anything that comes your way. So, how do you do it? By leveraging the countless amount of FREE resources available to you on theLIMUcompany.com, LIMU University and your IAMLIMU.com Back Office.
6. Build a Team
You don’t have to do this all on your own. The LIMU Experience is built on people helping people, on giving others a hand up, not a handout, and on leveraging the power of duplication. The beauty of partnering with a brand like LIMU is that you’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Our Prosperity Plan rewards behaviors that foster teamwork. We all have something to learn from one another; and when you start operating this way, you’ll attract likeminded people and grow your network quickly.
7. Introduce Yourself
If you make it a goal to get out there and make at least one new meaningful connection a day, you’ll see your network grow. Talk to someone in line at the supermarket, attend events in your neighborhood, get active on social media and localize your efforts in your town. And when the time is right, share the LIMU Experience with fresh contacts using any of the many LIMU tools available to you. Make a personal goal to share the products and opportunity with at least three people each day, and focus on making a good first impression. That’s the foundation of any business partnership.
8. Use Your Connections
Don’t be afraid to tap into your existing resources and contacts to help you expand your network. Consider scrolling through your phone’s contact list to reconnect with people who may be able to give you access to their network of contacts. The most promising approach may be to encourage your social media contacts to share your business pages and posts with their followers. If done right, there’s no limit to how many people you can potentially reach.
9. Engage Conversation
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can always find ways to engage. Just remember to lead those conversations with passion. People want to be inspired to follow a vision. It’s your job to give that to them. Are you talking to them or at them? Spark curiosity and conversations while learning to be the messenger and not the message. Make it a goal to have others say to themselves, “me too,” not, “so what.”