5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Team Find Their Own Solutions

By Dana Phillips. Do you really want to help your team find their solutions or would you rather that they found what you think they should do? I’m not just being a smarty-pants.  I have found many leaders say they want to help their people find the solution that is right for them, but too [...]

By | 2018-04-17T11:18:53+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Coaching|0 Comments

Want a Better Business? Connect!

By Neil Phillips. Connecting is often seen as one of those touchy-feely, squishy squashy soft things that you can’t prove or make it into a SMART goal. Whew!  All I have to say is: Right. Despite such an awful characterization, the ability to connect is important to successful leaders in direct sales.  For our upcoming [...]

By | 2018-03-13T16:41:18+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

A Book About You: Direct Sellers

By Neil Phillips We are writing a book about you!  The “you” that we’re talking about are successful direct sellers.  Over the years, we have discovered something you do that makes you SO successful.  You connect with people. You do more than just say hello to everyone.  The best part of our discovery is how [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:03:28+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

You Get What You Expect

By Mary McLoughlin. Expectations can make or break a business. What do you expect from your business? Have you taken time to be clear about what you expect financially, of yourself, of your company, of your team, of your hostesses and customers? Unclear expectations create BIG barriers to success. They sabotage results and relationships. My [...]

By | 2018-02-06T06:36:06+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Direct Sales Leadership, Focus Management, Goals|0 Comments

Four Guidelines for Showing Appreciation

By Neil Phillips. Who doesn't want to be appreciated?  Raise your hands! We all like being appreciated and (with the exception of my grumpy neighbor) we all do appreciate others.  Unfortunately, we fall far short of excellence when it comes to showing our appreciation. Recent Department of Labor statistics show that only about 17% of [...]

By | 2017-11-29T15:46:26+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Coaching Strategies to Help Your Team Get Things Right

By Neil Phillips. Do you tell them the same thing over and over to no avail? As a coach, I hear clients express frustration when their team members fail to follow directions or heed their advice. The coach approach in these situations may serve you well. Here are some typical comments from team leaders and [...]

By | 2017-10-19T08:43:26+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Ride the National Conference Wave

By Mary McLoughlin. National Conference is the biggest party of the year and creates the most amazing energy and excitement. Don’t you just want to bottle it up and take it home to pour on your people when they lose momentum? By being proactive, you can keep that National Conference Wave going all fall. Just [...]

By | 2017-07-12T21:05:19+00:00 July 13th, 2017|conferences, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

From My Heart: Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

By Dana Phillips. So many of you tell me that you wear your heart on your sleeve.  You can’t seem to hide the emotions you have.  I certainly understand because I am very in tune with my emotions! Feelings are real!! I used to think that that wasn’t true, that I shouldn’t FEEL a certain [...]

By | 2017-07-10T10:36:08+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

How Big Is Your Team’s Recruiting Pool?

By Mary McLoughlin. As a leader, have you ever felt exasperated because your team member keeps talking about the same potential recruit who never signs up? They keep that magnifying glass focused on one person. You know that they are missing many other potential people, but you can’t seem to get them to shift their [...]

By | 2017-03-30T06:56:44+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Recruiting|0 Comments

5 Effective Steps Leaders Take After the Sale

By Karen Orem. Congratulations, you made another sale. You’ve spent time with your potential customer and they purchased your product. It’s important to keep that relationship you made fresh. One of the most important steps in your business is about to take place, the follow-up.  When you take these next five steps, you are letting [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:00:14+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Best practices|0 Comments