Most people think that introverted prospecting is an oxymoron – and that introverts have no business in sales and marketing. In fact, the last time I looked, I found site after site telling introverts to simply get over it and act like extroverts.
But being a card-carrying introvert, that simply didn’t ring true.
And as it turns out, introverts should embrace their strengths – and they have many.
Surprised? (I actually was!)
Look at it this way:
- The best people in sales listen. They don’t talk, they listen. That’s what introverts do so well.
- The best people in sales need to sit down one-on-one with their customers. Again, here is where introverts shine.
And the facts prove it: the majority of salespeople for Fortune 500 companies are, yes, introverts.
So now that we’ve established that introverted prospecting is in theory a natural fit, and that introverts can potentially do great in network marketing, the next hot question is, how can you do it without making a list of 100 people, or cold calling, or speaking to all your friends and family?
That took me a bit to figure out. And for the record, I’ve decided that yes, I can cold call. I’ve also decided that I’d rather not. I’m not terrified like I once was, but it’s not, nor will it ever be, something that gets me out of bed in the morning.
But there are three things I really enjoy doing.
Typical of an introvert, I enjoy writing. Which makes blogging a natural.
While I’m at it, THE very best book I’ve ever read on writing better is the book Everybody Writes by Ann Handley. Get it. It has short, practical chapters. My writing gets better every time I open up that book.
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You’ll thank yourself over and over for signing up for Blogging Ingredients. – How else do you think I got over 150 blog posts – without pulling out all my hair?
2. Networking Groups
Next on the list for introverted network marketers is, join a networking group or two. Introverts will prefer smaller groups. And there are plenty out there.
I wanted to join 2 groups, and only Toastmasters worked for my schedule, so I solved that by organizing a networking group that did work for my schedule. It’s taken us about 9 months, but we’re really starting to gel nicely now, and get some great synergy from our meetings.
It’s lots of fun.
We meet at my favorite local coffee shop. We get great hot drinks, and at the same time we’re supporting a local business.
I love win-win arrangements. 🙂
Oh – and once the group was formed, yes, we advertised on MeetUp.com.
3. Social Media – Introverted Prospecting Made Simple
Man oh man, what an awesome social media prospecting training I sat in on last weekend! The quality and ease of information simply blew me away.
And get this – 40% of the money for the course goes straight to Heifer International, an organization that works to end hunger and poverty by providing resources and training for people to break the poverty cycle. Read more about Heifer International here. Thanks to the concerted effort of many people, enough funds for nearly 4 Arks were purchased for Heifer International at the point of this post.
And for as long as this training is available, the 40% of the proceeds will continue to go to Heifer International. For perpetuity.
Awesome, isn’t it?
OK, so what do you get with this amazing training?
Simple and easy, step-by-step ways to gently prospect using Facebook or any other social media platform you prefer.
You get the exact steps to take.
You get scripts for just what to say.
You also get tracking sheet to keep tabs on your work.
All without even mentioning your network marketing company!
Yes, you read that right.
No cold calling.
No spamming strangers with links they never asked for.
The course creator generated a massive income in less than a year, and she pulls the curtains back and shows exactly what she does, and what she teaches her team to do.
Get it. I really can’t see how anyone wouldn’t want this information. And it’s an introvert’s dream come true.
I got it simply because a friend told me it was seriously worth it.
Boy, am I glad I listened!!! 🙂
I hope this post on introverted prospecting methods, – and the image above – really help you out like they did me.
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