A while back, I was too busy to train any new people. And I knew that if I signed on any new people during that season, that they would be shortchanged. I only sign up the number of people that I can reasonable manage. Otherwise, the new members will not get the personal attention owed them.
The problem was, for some reason, the Search Engines were loving this one particular post that I had written about…directors. It was a post about how directors need to train their people. Isn’t it ironic that on the very day I received the most traffic, I had a family emergency. So here I was, with all of these beautiful prospects, and unable to sign them up. I knew that all of them were crazy about me, because…they told me so! For some reason that post had generated all kinds of reaction from Coastal orphans who had been dumped by their directors. And they all wanted me to re sign them up and coach them.
There’s one thing you don’t ever want to do in any business, especially network marketing.
You never want to violate the trust of your people.
I knew that signing up twelve new members was NOT an option…I wanted to get them the training that they deserved, so I did the only thing that I knew how…I called up one of the leading directors who was on the front page of Google, and I asked her if she would like to sign up my people. At first she didn’t understand, so I again asked her, would you like my leads. I explained that I’d found her online and that she seemed to be a quality person from what I had read about her. I explained that I wasn’t wanting her to buy my leads, that I just wanted to know if I could tell these people to expect a call back from her.
Her response? “Yea, you can give them to me I guess. I’m busy right now. Just go to (such and such) website and enter their information into the system you see.”
Unbelievable (so much for gratitude).
She honestly expected me to go online and manually enter each and every lead, one by one, into some opt in form, rather than diligently finding out about these people and how she could serve them.
And I had to step back and ask myself, does a woman who doesn’t even have the time to write down the contact info about five star leads really have any time for her people once she gets their money?
People, just because someone says they are all that with Coastal Vacations, well, that doesn’t prove that they are “all that”. Before you sign up with anyone, ask them PERSONALLY how they train their new people. If they don’t have time to talk to you about this, go to the next director.
Now, if you are considering finding a director with Coastal Vacations, I would enjoy speaking with you. (816)833-0613. Ask for Sue.