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Network Marketing Tips For Beginners

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Tips For Begineers

“I’ve never got anything out of these events”

Those were the first words uttered when we started our marketing business & attended a local networking event.

It was with the chamber of commerce, we printed some leaflets that we weren’t allowed to use, we sat together & finally did not sit near enough the food, it was at this point the famous last words spilled forth.

Not a moment later a stranger tapped me on the shoulder & asked if we were at the end of the queue for food, I turned & confirmed we were to be greeted by the magical phrase…

“Are you the telemarketing people? I have been looking for you”

The wait for the food turned into a productive conversation & we secured our first client! 1/1 for network marketing!

Since then we have actively used networking as a successful way of marketing our business for referrals & recommendations.

We do have a section in our Presentation Techniques course about delivering an elevator pitch at these events but we thought we would compile a short list of Tips For Beginners that might be useful.

10 Top Tips For Beginners

  1. Guaranteed conversation starter. Head for the refreshment table & ask someone to either pass you something or pass something to a complete stranger, whether it is the milk or you simply offer to pour some water, they’ll say something & you just have to ask if they have been before…….. it is that simple!

    Conversation Starter

  2. Don’t try to sell to the room, build relationships but make a note of the types of referrals a fellow networker needs & follow up with any relevant contacts afterwards.
  3. How much to spend? Well free events can be good for meeting new people & giving you confidence, try your local chamber of commerce. If you have to pay our none scientific rule is if you only eat with your hands pay between £10-15 cutlery £25-30 (quite accurate!)

    Pay Extra To Use Cutlery

  4. If you see anyone on their own, go & talk to them, they might be more apprehensive than you are!
  5. If there are two of you don’t sit together, no one wants to here the same pitch twice & you can get around the room more efficiently as well.
  6. Read peoples body language, if a group is huddled together you are going to find it hard to get your way into their conversation, look for people who are standing in open groups, laughing or joking is also good.

    Read Body Language

  7. Ask for some help from the organiser, they will probably introduce you to the group or individuals who will do the same.
  8. If there is a competitor in the room, good! That’s two people doing what you do!
  9. Follow up with either a quick e-mail, via social media or LinkedIn.
  10. Enjoy it you are probably going to be the only expert in the room doing what you do, you have the passion & the drive to be there in the first place, go for it!

We hope these tips give you a bit more confidence, if it has please share it using the buttons below, follow us for more information about courses & workshops.

 

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Blocking & Reporting On Facebook

How To Block A User Or Content On Facebook
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Our training is generally about using Facebook to promote your business using posts, competitions, campaigns & adverts.

We do get asked quite a lot by attendees about personal use of Facebook.

One of our friends recently started asking about what we do as a company & what sort of advice we provide.
It was clearly a loaded question so with a little digging (using the questioning techniques we teach in our sales course) we discovered that a family member was being bullied on Facebook.

So what to do? Here is a quick checklist of the steps to take:

  1. Tell someone you trust!

  2. Here are the government websites for reporting online or hate crime True Vision, Stop Online Abuse
  3. Take copies of everything, use screenshots from your pc, laptop, tablet or smart phone
    • Put them in a folder that is separate from your general images, that way you can just send the folder without having to see the rubbish again.
  4. If the person bullying you is someone you work with or are at college report them to the college & the police

Reporting or Blocking Facebook

Here is a link directly to the help page for Facebook it gives you detailed instructions on reporting all content but here are a couple of quick videos you can use to save yourself a bit of time.

These videos are made using the PC Facebook page, if you are using IoS or Android, look for the setting buttons in the top right hand corner of the content.

Here is a quick video showing how to report a post or a post on your time line

Look for the same icon & follow the same process to report a question or something in a group you are in. If you report it just to the Group Admin nothing will be sent to Facebook, to report to Facebook just select report, you can do both if you want.

What to do to report a page

(we have only used ours as an example but a follow would be great!)

To report Photos

If your photos are being miss used by someone you need to complete this online form

To report Videos

 

To report Event or Fundraiser look for the  icon, click it & select report from the menu.

Ban User From Company Page

If you have a company page & want to ban a user or reinstate a banned user watch this video

To report Ads you have to do complete a form, Facebook will ask for a Screenshot, use the PrtScn button on your keyboard to take the screenshot (it will be your whole screen!) if you use a split screen use Alt + PrtScn with the cursor on the screen you want to copy.

You can do the same if you see an Ad in an application complete this form

Finally A Comprehensive List Of Tips From Facebook

Security tips from Facebook

 

 

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Facebook Advertising – Getting Started

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As part of our Facebook training you will need to create a Facebook page for your company. View our step by step video for a complete guide to setting up your first company page.

Create Company Facebook Page

We also recommend you set up you own account using Canva, here is a really quick guide that you might find useful. You can use Canva for free, we dont make any money from Canva, it is just a great tool that anyone can use.

Canva Create Posts & Content

Follow us on our social media for more tips & tricks!

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