5 Tips to Re-Energize Your Direct Sales Business

In any business or job that you do, it is easy to get bored or frustrated with it. It is not uncommon in a direct sales business to feel a bit of burn out especially if you have been working that business for many years. It is noticeable in reps that work alone a lot and do not rely on their upline or other consultants for moral support. I have been through it and ended up leaving the company all together, which at the time was a good choice, but looking back I know I could have worked through it had I known more, like I do now.

There are plenty of ways that you can re-energize yourself and your business if you find yourself stuck in a rut and thinking about changing companies.
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Things to try if you need to re-energize your direct sales business with Fresh Ideas:

* Go back through your training materials from when you first started your business and take a fresh look at what you are doing now. Are you missing key points. Have you changed things that may not be effective?

* Attend a local conference or find a speaker event for fresh ideas. Sometimes we get stale in our thinking and actions and having a new point of view on business can really help re-energize our outlook.

* Get more training on areas you want to improve. I like to say, “If you stop learning, you stop earning.” There are always different methods and outlooks to learn about be it leadership, technology, product knowledge, marketing, and more. Invest in yourself for more advanced knowledge.

* Start working your business from a different angle. Have you neglected one area of your business? Do you only do web orders or only home parties? Maybe you have never done a fundraiser? Look at each area of your business and see what you can add or change.

* Talk to other reps and ask their opinions. Look for outside groups of direct sellers that you can join and talk about issues of doing business. Other views of your business from someone else’s view can have a huge impact on your business.

Recognizing there is an issue is the first step. If you love what you do but could use some fresh ideas and a restart, make it a priority and get your business going again. Use these 5 steps to re-energizing your direct sales business today. It is worth it in the long run!

Reasons You Need to Attend Your Annual Direct Sales Conference

Every year most direct sales business offer conferences for you to attend. Most of the time they are no where near your home and while it may be a budget stretcher for you, it is one expense you really need to incur. No whining or excuses. Book the room and pay for the conference ticket. I don’t care what it takes, but you should do it!

Now, let me tell you why it is so important that you go to your annual direct sales conference.

The Annual Conference is the Best Place to Get Motivated – Need some motivation in your business? Go to the annual conference. There you will see lots of people just like you who are making a success of their direct sales businesses. You can learn what they did to get where they are and what they’re doing to stay on top!

Incentives, Incentives, Incentives – Often companies will offer an incentive like a discounted price or free registration to the conference if you reach a certain amount in sales and/or recruits. Setting your goals to reach these incentives will not only get you to the conference, but it will give your business a boost as well. Think of all the shows you will be holding and all of the sales you will be making to reach your goal.

The Momentum You’ll Gain is Priceless – When you get back from the annual conference, you’ll be empowered with so much knowledge and motivation nothing will stop you from reaching your sales goals and gaining new recruits. If you boosted your sales and recruits to reach a goal prior to going to the conference, you’ll have all those shows to follow up on. Your excitement will rub off on your new and potential recruits. They will want to sign up right away when they see how excited you are.

The Knowledge You’ll Learn is Invaluable – Most annual conferences offer classes you can take while there. These classes will teach you how to be more successful in your direct sales business. The classes are usually taught by people at the top, who were once where you are right now. They will teach you how to get to the next level of your business.

The Camaraderie is an Experience All Its Own – Everyone attending the annual conference has something in common with you. You will make new friends and possibly even meet a new mentor or role model. There won’t be a luncheon or banquet you will attend where you won’t have something to talk about with someone else.

Big City Life Changes Everyone’s Point of View – If you’re from a small, rural part of the country, going to a big city where annual conferences are usually held, is an experience you will never forget. It really changes your perspective on things and makes you realize this world isn’t so small after all. Plus it is great to meet others from all over the country and learn how they approach and talk to their clients. Ask what they do to gain business.

If you have been thinking about going to the annual conference but you just weren’t sure about it, think about it no more. Set your goals. Make your plans and GO. Do special sales or promotions to help pay for but whatever you do, just gt there. I promise you won’t regret it. You will come back with so much excitement, ideas and energy about your business, it will certainly flourish! Now go sign up already!

Team Training Tips for Direct Sales Professionals | Lead By Example

Copyright Chris Carroll and DirectSalesTalk. If you see this on any other site without my byline, please let me know.

In any direct sales business there is the opportunity to lead, develop and train a team that you have brought together by recruitment. Some recruiters may be experienced at leading and developing a team. Some may be inexperienced. There certainly is a lot to learn and an even greater amount that you need know to be able to train others.

One thing that is imperative as a team trainer is to lead by example. Sure, it is easy to tell someone how to properly run a business and how to recruit and train a team. But in a direct sales business, leading by example is the easiest way to teach and show others how to be successful at their business of choice.

If you as a leader and team trainer expect your recruits to book and hold 2 shows a week, then you need to be booking and holding 3 or more shows a week. Similarly, if you tell people that it is easy to recruit 5 people a month, you need to be adding 5-7 a month.

Showing people how to work their direct sales business speaks so much louder than someone who tells people how to run their business. Your team will respect you and follow What you do if you are showing them How you do it. You know what happens if you tell people what to do… some people may get their back up.

If you want to be a strong and effective team trainer, take your knowledge that you have learned through trial and error and share it with your team. I think that leading by example is the only way that you can be truly train and lead your direct sales team into higher levels of success.

What do you think?!

copyright Chris Carroll 2011