You never know when you are going to have an opportunity to stir up some interest in the product or business opportunity. I have never been one who could easily approach strangers and start talking about my business or products. Maybe you feel uncomfortable with that too. Most of us feel that way.
There is a way to make talking with strangers feel natural and comfortable. If you approach every stranger as a friend you haven’t met yet and just smile and say “HI!”
The key is to ALWAYS BE READY! Always ready to connect with people. That begins with being friendly and having a warm approachable energy that you sending out.
When you are standing in a line at the grocery store or sitting in a waiting room or a variety of other places, there are often opportunities to stir interest in your product or business opportunity. Are you aware and watching for these opportunities?
One way to help get conversations started is to wear an article of clothing, jewelry or accessory with a company slogan or a product slogan.
I remember a wonderful pin we used to have that said, “May the Immupower be with you!” That one was great for getting people to ask questions. People were constantly asking what that meant. It was an easy opening for a conversation. I really wish Young Living would bring those back. Sadly I gave my last one as a distributor gift, not realizing it was my last one.
Think about what Young Living has that you can use to stimulate questions. Make sure you have something prepared to say when people ask questions. Also, be sure you are prepared to share a brochure, flyer or other prospecting item. It’s best if you can also get their phone number and arrange to meet for a one on one or invite to a class but also, get something in their hands. There is a spot on the back page of brochures to put your contact information. Don’t forget to do this. Be sure to include your web site address.
There are 3 things that will help you attract prospects wherever you go:
1. Have a warm friendly smile on your face.
2. Be conversational with people around you. Look people in the eye and say “Hello. How are you today?” Just be friendly and talk to people. If you appear stressed out and closed off, people will not want to talk. You will also find it difficult to talk to them. You must truly be in a warm and friendly mood. If not, you will repel people rather than attract them.
3. Use a product in front of people. Essential oils are easy to use in front of people and the smell often stimulates questions. I carry an oils pouch and often open it and apply an oil in front of people. My favorites are the ones that are mood uplifting and great smelling. Christmas Spirit or Abundance are the ones I use most because people will comment on how great it smells. I respond with, “I needed an emotional pick me up. Would you like to try a drop?” Then, depending on the level of interest, I often ask if they are familiar with therapeutic grade essential oils.
Well, there you have it. There are lots more ideas for building your Young Living business but hopefully these will help you get the wheels turning. Have fun!!