The mlm team you build will need to have
team meetings so you can prepare your team to be the
best in the direct sales world. Here are some tips on
how to prepare your meetings to easy.
Direct Sales Tip: Team Meetings Made
As Team Leader, you should hold regular
group meetings to educate, inform, and motivate your
team. Meetings provide an opportunity for your team to
get together, learn new techniques, be recognized for
achievements, and become more successful Consultants.
As a Leader, you must realize the importance of
education every time you bring your Consultants
Try using the following guidelines to enhance the
effectiveness of your meetings:
. Hold a business meeting at least once a month.
. Be sure the time, date, and place of the meeting are
listed accurately in your team correspondence.
. Plan meetings to last approximately one hour.
. Start on time and stay on task.
The following is a possible agenda with suggestions:
Introduce Consultants and visitors, and in particular,
make all new Consultants and visitors feel welcome.
Ask visitors what inspired them to attend. With this
information, you can direct comments and conversation to
them when appropriate.
Recognize Consultants who have brought guests and
encourage them all to bring guests to future meetings.
Brief everyone on new and up-coming events, both locally
and company-wide, such as contests and trainings.
Review the results of the previous meeting’s challenge.
Offer congratulations, applause, or small gifts to those
who have met the challenge.
Also recognize other successes, outstanding sales,
sponsoring of new Consultants, or meeting quarterly
Include tips on how to improve bookings, show sales,
sponsoring, and business management.
Ask Consultants in advance to prepare a tip or idea for
While you may be delegating the education portions, keep
in mind that it is still your responsibility to ensure
the contributions are appropriate.
Encourage Consultants to share a new business tip that
has worked for them.
Thank them for sharing.
Congratulate Consultants on their successes and create a
supportive spirit. Consultants will continue to
contribute when they know their suggestions are
Offer a challenge to all Consultants (i.e., talk with
three new people each week about the business
Make the challenge attainable and be sure to recognize
those who completed the challenge the next time you
Motivate all attendees with your enthusiasm,
organization, and challenges.
. Prepare a handout for each person.
. Everyone likes to go home with something.
. Keep your handouts simple.
. Usually you should limit the handout to one page.
. Be available to meet with people after the meeting.
. Use this time to your advantage by talking with guests
and answering questions.
. Be sure to talk to each person individually, even if
it is just to say hello.
. Involve all the Consultants in your area.
. Any Consultants from other teams should be made to
All materials should be distributed in the same way as
to your own Consultants. Leaders should present
information with energy, enthusiasm, and promote
participation amongst the Consultants. This creates a
desire to attend future meetings and rejuvenates the
business savvy spirit.
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