I’ve literally coached hundreds of consultants who were ready to take the next step in their myths about promoting to leaderbusinesses – meaning earning their first (or next!) promotion.

That is really the only way you can expand your business (without doing 20 shows per month yourself).

Here’s some of the common myths about promoting to leader in your home party or network marketing business:

Myth #1: It’s really hard.

If you typically hold one show a month, and rarely get a booking from it – then yes, from that perspective it would seem hard.

Remember – learning to book parties is a skill that anyone can master. And once you start booking two, or three, or even more shows from every show you do – you NEED to sponsor teammates because you simply don’t have room on your calendar to hold all of those parties.

Myth #2: [click to continue…]


Last week at a networking meeting, I gave a presentation about the importance of your word choices.Susie Nelson Training, How do you ask for a booking?

The words you choose can have a huge impact on your sales, on future bookings, and on the number of prospects who are willing to take a closer look at your business. Huge difference!

How do you ask for a booking?

After the meeting I was talking to a woman who would really love to build a bigger business – but she shared that she is struggling to get bookings.

So I asked, “Let’s say that you and I are sitting at your closing table, you’ve just taken my order, and now it’s time to ask me to book a party. What would you say to me?”

Now I realize that asking someone to do this exercise can be a bit uncomfortable. But you can also learn so much!

Here’s what she said:

“Susie, I’d sure appreciate it if you’d book a party for me.”


(Keep in mind this woman is extremely talented, has a great personality, and could literally build her business to whatever level she chooses with some “tweaking.”)

So let’s have some fun with this…

I would love to hear your comments about what is wrong with this statement, AND, how you’d say it differently.

I’ll post my response in a few days…

Thanks for commenting and sharing!


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