Happy Friday! “Why Should I Train?” I have been asked this question by some seasoned consultants lately. For some this may be a no-brainer. I mean when you start a new job, there is training and an orientation process, right? In a lot of corporate or non-profit jobs, there is on-going training to keep us up to date on what is going on in our field. Why should it be any different when you are part of a direct sales company?
As a Leader, we train our team members to focus on booking parties and building relationships with their customers. Believe it or not, training is not just for the newcomer – it for for EVERY level of your team (including yourself). I am always reading, going to trainings and looking for more information to how to improve my business. I LOVE to learn new skills so that I can share them with my team.
What Training Can Do? Developing skills will add value to those starting out with their direct selling business and thereafter. When you train, make sure to focus on the critical areas that will help:
- Build team morale
- Grow the business
- Help people achieve their dreams.
- Increase confidence
- Increase knowledge of products and skills
- Motivate individuals and the team
I will be the first to admit that I sometimes struggle with training. For some that may come as a shock but I have finally learned that I need to rely on others in the areas that I am not strong on for their expertise.
Is your business in a slump? Are your parties boring or the same old thing? Maybe it is time to check out some of these AMAZING trainers or business coaches who have helped me over the last year or so in my own business but also as a Leader:
My NED, Hope Shortt, also challenged us to “re-qualify” for whatever out title was. As a Director with Thirty One, that means recruiting and qualifying ($1000 in sales) 4 NEW consultants and meet the minimum qualifying requirements. This challenge made me re-think how I approached my business. I know that I say that a lot but the truth is I LOVE to keep things fresh and new. Have you become comfortable in your “position” with your direct sales company? What if you were to re-qualify for your current position? Would that help you to refresh you business and GROW?
Share your favorite business mentors with us. Do you think it is important to continue to train or do you think it is not important after you reach a certain level in your business and/ or direct sales company? Let us hear from YOU.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!