Got 5 Minutes? Learn a New Skill – Week 10

One of the best kept secrets in network marketing is the fact that it is a skill-based business. Every month, people start network marketing businesses with the best of intentions. People want to have success and many want to help others do the same. Why is it then that many people still fail to reach their income goals and some even struggle to break even after they’ve invested in the monthly cost of doing business and purchased product and tools, etc. Some people struggle on and keep hoping for things to somehow work out. They eventually quit because they just don’t get the ROI they need in order to keep going.

It is quite evident in other professions the path that needs to be taken when something new is started. For example, if you take two highly paid and highly skilled professionals. One is a neurological surgeon and the other is a cardiac surgeon. Could these two surgeons decide to walk into each others offices and do the other’s job for the next couple of weeks? They are both extremely skilled at what they do. Of course not! Why is it then that most people either don’t know they need to, or don’t take the time to acquire some skills when it comes to network marketing. If you want good income from your network marketing business, it must be treated like a business. Skills are needed . . .

The good news is that IF you acquire some skills, you will have success. You must learn the skills and practice them. It is a two-part process . . . learn the skills, then practice. You can fine tune things as you go. This is done in the practical application of it. Meaning simply, you must talk to people. Network marketing is a people business. We get paid to talk to people. But keep things simple because simple pays more. It just does . . . don’t overcomplicate it. Posted below are 5 great videos to get you started. All of these are under 5 minutes in length and teach you a simple skill. You could just take these 5 videos and learn the skill contained in each and if you practice it with people, you could have extraordinary success when used on a consistent basis. None of this is rocket science.

These videos are by Mark J. (The World’s Laziest Networker). The videos all follow these 3 simple rules: they teach skills that are rejection free, they don’t embarrass the person or the prospect, and they have a high to very high probability of getting the desired result. Watch one of these videos daily and soon you’ll be a skilled networker.

To your success,


Skill Tip #2 – Approaching old friends with your business

Skill Tip #3 – How to bring up your business with prospects by phone or in person

Skill Tip #4 – What to say when a prospect says, “What is it?”

Skill Tip #5 – Approaching people on your “chicken list” using the 3rd party approach

Skill Tip #6 – Approaching prospects you have previously approached

Author: Kathy Zimmer

I'm a Success Coach and anti-hunger advocate for children. I love travel, photography and helping others succeed. Health and wellness, and the creation of wealth are favorite pastimes of mine.

2 thoughts on “Got 5 Minutes? Learn a New Skill – Week 10”

  1. Thanks for posting these skill sets together Kathy…..I’m taking Nancy’s advice and going to get these skills mastered so the phone doesn’t intimidate me. I remember Mark saying on a training call almost two years ago, that practice is the key to success! Too bad it’s taken me this long to figure it out….Hope you had a wonderful New Year…’s to a successful 2011!

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