By Deb Bixler
Team meetings can often result in many new ideas and bring awareness to issues, but if members of the team feel uneasy opening up in a crowd, the whole company can suffer as a result.
To gain more team input and effort and really get the most out of all team meetings, games to break the ice can cut through the tension and get juices flowing in many ways. Find out how these games can really make an impact in any team meeting!
Icebreaker Games To Greet Newbies
If a direct sales team is welcoming new members, an icebreaker game that involves teamwork is a fantastic way to strengthen the link.
Involving the entire group in an obstacle course, rope course, or timed project allows everyone to learn how to think on their feet together, cope with varying personalities, and draw themselves out of their shells.
A newbie can quickly acclimate to their seasoned team members with fun activities and learn how everyone works together as a team in general. (more…)
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By Holly Reisem Hanna
For the past year I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tastefully Simple on their Project Simplicity Campaign. During the year I’ve been able to experience the company culture, food, home business opportunity as well as interact with women within the company.
It’s been such a fun year, I mean after all, who doesn’t love eating delicious treats and eats?! But beyond the products, it’s a company with huge heart and a solid reputation, that genuinely cares about the people it works and interacts with.
So if you’re looking to launch a business in the food industry, here’s why you should consider Tastefully Simple.
Tastefully Simple sells delicious, easy-to-prepare food products from appetizers and desserts to seasonings, sauces, and specialty gift items. Their catalog includes over 80 simple and tasty food items, that can be ready with two ingredients or less (I don’t know about you, but I’m all about simple and delicious)!
Meal Planning Made Simple
Last August, I was able to attend Party Palooza which is Tastefully Simple’s bi-annual conference for Consultants. From the energy in the room, I could tell that the Consultants not only loved what they do, but they had a serious passion for the products that they were selling. (more…)
By Holly Reisem Hanna
On July 18th, I had the pleasure of attending the CAbi Scoop in Denver, Colorado, where they launched their fall collection, BeautiFall Me. Ever since I was introduced to CAbi back in 2010, I’ve had an obsession with the brand. From the fabulous clothes and the highly anticipated events — it’s a fun company with an infectious enthusiasm. But beyond the clothes and good times, it’s a company with a huge heart and a solid reputation.
If you’re looking to launch a home-based business this fall, here’s why you should consider CAbi.
Not only do CAbi’s clothes look good on the models, but they look good on all body types and ages. It’s always fun attending their events and seeing the creative ways the consultants mix and match the items. I have purchased A LOT of items over the years, not only are they stylish, but they’re high quality pieces that flatter most shapes and sizes.
CAbi is the only direct sales company that I’ve considered joining and here’s why … Yes, the clothes are amazing, but the events are so much fun! The runway shows are high energy events with music, lights, and tons of enthusiastic women who love what they do! Oh and did I mention, the Shopping Event?! At each Scoop you can purchase past CAbi lines for up to 70% off — what a perk! (more…)
By Deb Bixler
Do you want your direct sales business to be a success?
If you do, repeat sales are the answer.
Of course, you have to start with new clients. With a steady stream of new clients to keep your business moving forward then …
The real key to lasting success and continued prosperity is to make those new customers become repeat customers.
One of the best ways to retain customers is to follow up.
When you pay attention to a customer’s needs quickly, they will be more likely to feel a sense of loyalty.
Follow Up = Loyal Customers
Loyal customers are repeat customers. There are four important ways to follow up with potential and existing customers
1. If a customer sends an email or leaves a voice mail message, it is crucial that you respond as quickly as possible.
Responding through email is very easy; there is no excuse for not replying to an email immediately. (more…)