What Makes a Good Business/Social Networker?

For most business owners and top executives business networking is just part of the job. Some network more than others and even a few try to avoid it due to being uncomfortable with direct contact with people, but overall all businesses need to have someone out in the business network.

So, what makes a good business networker?

Really, anyone can be part of the network.  All it takes is stepping out of the office to attend a gathering of people.  What makes business networking strange for some is the type of gathering they attend.  Naturally, attending an event organized for business networking makes it easier.  However, connecting to the business community’s network can be done at just about any type of gathering.  Networking in a non-business arena takes someone who is good at business networking.

Someone deemed good at business networking is usually a person who shares more than a cocktail with someone.  They share their experience in situations and, of course, share contacts they may know who would be of interest to what someone else has expressed they are out to find.  A good business networker sometimes takes on the role of curator of who is in the room or in the business community who would benefit in meeting someone needing their help.  Some people would call a good business networker a matchmaker, but only in the sense of matching a consumer’s need with a supplier’s want.  Sometime matching interest or needs are impossible to do especially if the network is avoid of anyone to match someone’s interest with.

Social Butterflies Migration

What is not part of being a good business networker has to do with being more of a social butterfly than a networker.  The person who attends business networking events to be seen more than providing the community anything is sometimes seen by many as a good business networker when in fact they really have little to offer anyone.  This type of overly social personally is great and does attract interest, but really hinders the business networking event if a room full of them.  This is not to say social networking has no place in business networking. Oh contraire, social networking skills play a huge part in how business networking is done today.  What is taking place is the social only individuals have different motives…like finding a date, or people to hang out with… which eventually conflict with those who came to the event looking for business connections or opportunities.

As a result the events turn both groups of networkers off since they are not accomplishing their goals.  This friction sends many of these networkers to their online social networks to express their dissatisfaction with the gathering.  Usually this leads to the group who organized the gathering to get a huge black eye for which leads to the gathering to be seen by many as a place not to be.

Pontificate

What also is not part of being a good networker deals with the opposite of the social butterfly…the business only people…the business owner who makes it their business to make every conversation at any function, social or business, about them and only THEM.  This type of business networker usually is the person who starts out their conversation with ‘Do you know anyone in your contacts I could talk to that…”.  This seemingly harmless question is really the sucker punch leading up to the conversation going one of two directions for which either one of them will result in usually a very, very short interaction.  This person’s needs are very focused and they are only interested in working the room of the gathering to find who they can hammer for business.  Usually…not always…these outspoken individuals get upset if they do not find what they are looking for immediately…or if they do find what they look for will not stay around long enough to reciprocate.

These types of ‘business only’ networkers are sometimes wrongfully seemed as good business networkers because of their high level of boasting and pontificating.  If anything, these tyrants of the business networking arena are the most worthless of the business networkers.  They are a receiver only and purposefully claim their high level of authority in their field as the reason they need information they are after.  Their social skills are usually based on their vocabulary and method of wordsmith with little sense of humor.  These individuals also will bring along an entourage of supporters wherever they go. Very seldom does this type of business networkers crack or divulge any helpful information of anything outside them.

Changes Have Been Made

What makes a good business networker in today’s business community is someone who is more social than business.  People are more interested in learning more about who they are talking to before knowing what they do professionally.  This movement away from formalities and structure is an about-face from how business networking was conducted. Building Trust first is now part of what is more important to business people.  Having a more social professionalism generates a more trustful disposition which will bring the socializing to the next level of true business networking.  Business people today are more open when they can trust someone and will in a short time become more reciprocating.

Gone are the days of the 30 second elevator speeches (thank goodness).  Today’s social networking bring in the New Way of business networking through humorous social banter as a way of finding out if the people around them are really people or robots out to only serve themselves.

So, if you are looking to find a good business networker, look for the person who uses social networking skills to business network.  At the very least you will have a heck of a better time with them than standing in front of someone who just advised you that you are a waste of time.  Happy business networking and let me know how I can help.

 

MLM Does Not Work – 5 Reasons Why

Things about which to talk:

Let’s be frank. If your car didn’t start 95% of the time you tried to drive it…

If the lights in your house did not come on 95% of the time you hit the switch…

If your toilet failed to flush 95% of the time you tried to flush…

You would say these were failures, wouldn’t you?

Approximately 95% of MLM Distributors fail.  They join an MLM opportunity, enthusiastic, hoping that they have finally found the answer to their financial problems. They are told that they can become financially free if they are coach able and follow the Plan.

Typically, 3-6 months later, they drop out, in worse financial shape than when they joined.

MLM does not work!

Now that we have established that it does not work, let’s look at the reasons and see if we can find an answer to this dilemma.

The basic premise of MLM is that it is the answer to the average person’s financial problems, the “Poor Man’s Franchise” some call it.

Distributors are harangued with stories of average people making as much in a month as they make in a year.

They are shown pictures of successful MLMers posing next to expensive sports cars, of palatial houses, that can all be theirs if they believe, work hard and Never, Never quit!

Why doesn’t their dream come true?

Here are the 5 reasons MLM does not work:

  1. 95% of the American public are followers, not leaders
  2. Most have no business skills and will never own their own business
  3. 90% would rather be eaten alive by an alligator than speak in public
  4. The average American has no experience in sales, marketing or promotion
  5. The average MLM company does not give effective marketing methods or systems to their Distributors

What those facts tell us boils down to this:  Ninety five percent of Americans would not be interested in starting their own marketing or promotion business, which; since MLM requires these essential skills explains a lot.

The first problem we have no control over. It explains why 95% of Americans are unable to retire at 65, after working 40 years and earning millions of dollars.

The main answer to why the dilemma of why MLM does not work lies in addressing the fifth fact, the antiquated, ineffective marketing methods used by MLM companies.

They tell their Distributors to duplicate the very same methods that result in a 95% failure rate!

Distributors are told to attack their “warm market,” friends, family members, co-workers, etc.  Unfortunately but predictably, 95 % of them will not be interested in joining the opportunity or will fail in 3-6 months.

When they have run out of their warm market, they are told about the “3 foot rule”, attack anyone who comes within 3 feet of you as you go about your daily business.

Now, who are they going to run into?  The average American who has no interest in starting their own marketing or promotion business and will not sell anything, DUH!

All the while the increasingly frustrated Distributor is spending money; on company marketing material, on flyers, on attending company sponsored events and on unqualified “Leads.”  He is getting little return on his investment and eventually spends himself out of the business in 3-6 months.

MLM does not work.  What is the answer?  How can MLM be made to work?

MLM companies must give effective, professional marketing tools to their Distributors.  In these days, that means Internet Marketing tools.

Internet Tools that will allow distributors to quickly, easily and inexpensively sift through the 95% who are unqualified to build a target market of those who are interested and qualified to run their own businesses.

Once this target market is established, the System must qualify them further.  Are they interested enough to spend money to build their business?  Here the Distributor should get a chance to recover some of their marketing expense when their prospects purchase business building tools from them.

Advertising now becomes a profit center instead of an expense.

The resultant pool of interested prospects who have bought services or products to enhance their businesses, are the diamonds that will have a 10 times greater chance of being successful in MLM than the public.

Amazingly, many of these qualified prospects will contact the person providing them with these tools, as they regard them as helpful and knowledgeable for consultation and advice.  As long as the Distributor does not immediately try to Shanghai the prospect into his business, he has a very good chance of actually bringing him into his business, simply because it is human nature to want to associate one’s self with a leader.

Until the MLM companies wake up to these facts, the individual Distributor is going to have to take matters into his own hands and learn Internet Marketing himself if he is serious about succeeding in MLM.

 

Benefits of Taking Tongkat Ali

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Every natural herb brings us many benefits.  Some herbs cure specific diseases or address specific health conditions while the rest help us for our physical and mental well-being.  In addition to that, some herbs give us a wide spectrum of benefits addressing a range of issues.  Tongkat Ali is one such herb offering many benefits for different conditions.  Let’s take a look at the Tongkat Ali benefits that it has in offer for you and me.

How Tongkat Ali Works?

First of all, it is vital to understand how Tongkat Ali works to fully understand the Tongkat Ali benefits.

Tongkat Ali primarily is a medicine for stimulating male hormones (testosterone) so it enhances the testosterone production.  When taken in proper doses, Tongkat Ali increases the testosterone level of the blood, enhancing and prompting all effects that are created by testosterone.

In addition to that, Tongkat Ali stimulates the central nervous system, indirectly.  In this way, consumers gain indirect advantages as well.  Although there are thousands of consumers for Tongkat Ali in the world, there have been no reports about damaging side effects.

The Benefits

People use Tongkat Ali for two reasons; sexual performance enhancements and other diseases.

Sexual Enhancements

Following are the benefits related to sexual performance enhancement gained by Tongkat Ali users:

1. Infertility is one of the main benefits Tongkat Ali delivers.  But this is not the most prominent benefits.  If someone is critically suffering from this condition, relying fully on Tongkat Ali is not recommended.

2. Impotence is one of the main dysfunctions helped by Tongkat Ali.  Since testosterone plays a vital role in impotence, enhancements of testosterone definitely helps in getting rid of impotence.

3. Improper or little ejaculation is also addressed by Tongkat Ali.  The amount of fluid in male ejaculation is also subjected to the level of testosterone.  However, there are other medicines for addressing this problem and it is advised to take a mixture of treatments for best results.

4. Erectile dysfunction is the main issue addressed by Tongkat Ali. By increasing testosterone level of the male body, Tongkat Ali helps men get rid of erectile problems, so they can better enjoy the sex life.

5. Premature ejaculation is a condition treated by Tongkat Ali.  The person should be able to witness the power of this herb within the first few hours after taking the medicine.  Tongkat Ali usually shows immediate effects in certain areas such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.

6. Some people fell exhausted after performing sexual intercourse.  By taking Tongkat Ali, users will be able to enjoy long sexual performance as well as feel fit after completing it.

Other Uses

There are other Tongkat Ali benefits other than sexual performance enhancements and here are a few.

1. Tongkat Ali is widely used for treating Malaria in the south-east Asian region. However, this is replaced by the modern medicines.  But, there are remote regions that trust the use of Tongkat Ali for Malarial treatments, even as of today.

2. Body builders and fitness enthusiasts use Tongkat Ali for maintaining a proper body as Tongkat Ali increases the testosterone level in the blood.

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