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Monday, January 15, 2007

How do You Motivate Your Downline?

I am often asked how to motivate ones downline. And, what do you do to motivate your downline?

Here are my answers to these types of questions.

--I don't personally believe that it is possible to MOTIVATE another person. You can INSPIRE them through your actions and efforts, but motivation comes from within. It's something each person must get on their own.

Ways to inspire include always being in action yourself. Do you have a company top sponsor list? Be on it so they see and know that you believe and are taking action.

Have a company newsletter? Be in it -share ideas and articles to educate.

Recognize achievements both big and small. After all, the size of the accomplishment varies person to person and small steps grow to giant leaps.

Have tools and trainings to educate and interact with the team.

Be accessible - return emails and phone calls and be more than a robot. Take time to ask how things are going and make note of birthdays, etc.

Do you have incentive programs for your team?

--This is an area I have not been great at getting into action. I've done contests, etc, but have not seen it really produce more team growth. The ones who are going to do it, DO IT for their own incentives, not mine!

Do you hold weekly, monthly or no team meetings?

--I hold a weekly team conference call since my team is all over the country, and just had a holiday open house for those local to me. That was a HUGE success and it made me realize the importance of team bonding and relationship! Most who were there are now attending our regional conference in Las Vegas this month.

I also hold a team meeting at our company convention each year. This is REALLY fun! I do training, awards and recognition.

If you do hold team meetings why do you think they are important and what do you cover at your team meetings?

--Again, the bonding and friendships created can really sustain people and inspire them to move forward. We cover all different topics related to business. Get the team involved in assisting and coaching on topics they know!

Team work DOES make the DREAM work!

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

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