Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel, So You Want to be a Leader?

Recruiting Restaurant Servers

Happy Monday!!!  How many of you went out to eat this past weekend?  How many of you are in direct sales? How many of you in direct sales are interested in growing a team?  I know, what do these things have in common, right?

Did you have a good waitress (or waiter)?  What made them good at their job?  A pleasant personality?  A great smile?  Good customer service?  Service above and beyond?  Think about it, isn’t that the kind of person that you would want on your team?

According to Simon Chan who wrote the book “71 Ways to Sponsor More Distributors”, here are 5 reasons why servers make great recruits:

1) THEY DON’T EARN MUCH MONEY

  • Most servers are working at the restaurant part time or as a second job.
  • With that annual salary they will NEVER achieve their dreams!
  • Your MLM opportunity can be the perfect solution for them.

2) SERVERS HAVE GOOD PEOPLE SKILLS

They already know how to smile, warm people up with ice breakers and make people feel comfortable.

3) SERVERS ARE GREAT COMMUNICATORS

  • Servers are great listeners and give people undivided attention when they take orders.
  • Even after they serve your food, most waiters pay attention to your body language to see if you have finished eating or need help.
  • Servers also communicate properly to the kitchen so that the right orders are served.
  • These communication skills will help them get a head start as distributors.

4) SERVERS ARE ALREADY RECOMMENDING THINGS

  • Servers give recommendations everyday and whether they realize it or not, servers are selling all the time.
  • Before they take your order, many will “sell” you to try the specials of the day.
  • When asked for recommendations, servers always confidently recommend what they like.

5) SERVERS SERVE OTHERS

They’re used to serving customers so serving and helping their future MLM team won’t be an issue.

Not sure how to do it?  Check out the e-book by clicking HERE.  Start to build a relationship with them during the meal.  Talking, complimenting and asking questions.  Offer the opportunity.  They can say “yes” they are interested in hearing more OR they can say “no”.  If they say, yes you can exchange contact information and follow-up.  If they say “no” to the opportunity but share your business card or product information.  They may be interested down the line.

I LOVE the idea that going out to eat is part of my marketing and recruiting plan.  Of course, that may mean going to different restaurants.  So, prospect your Server the next time you go out because you never know where your next superstar is hiding.  So don’t be shy to prospect the next time you go out to eat.

Bon Appetit!  I challenge you to try this and let me know how it goes.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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