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How to succeed as a distributor in Direct Marketing. Draft. Distributor responsibilities. Be sold yourself !! You are an ambassador Understand the products and services, benefits and features you promote. Company message. What is : Your company’s market place and track record

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distributor responsibilities
Distributor responsibilities
  • Be sold yourself !!
  • You are an ambassador
  • Understand the products and services, benefits and features you promote
company message
Company message
  • What is:
    • Your company’s market place and track record
    • Your company’s purpose other than money
  • What do you bring to the table?
    • Why should anyone do business with you?
    • Never mind how the product is sold. Does the company have good stuff at a good price ??
  • Who are your competitors?
  • Companies? People?
  • What do they do?
  • Better than you?
  • What do they bring to the table?
  • That you don’t?
understand real marketing
Understand Real Marketing
  • Key point 1: New customers for any business:
  • Hard to find
  • High cost of acquisition
  • Key Point 2 :
  • This is a marketing and sales opportunity for those with no idea how to market and sell (Mike Dillard)
  • Get yourself a marketing education then use it
understand direct response
Understand Direct Response
  • Only spend on marketing where you can measure the response – queries, calls, leads and the bang for advertising buck
  • Try to avoid random actions in marketing
  • Optimise your ROI
  • The internet can assist
understand attraction marketing
Understand Attraction Marketing
  • Key :
  • “Noone likes to be sold. But we all have problems. If you with your company can show people how to solve their problems you will not have to sell. They will buy.”
attraction some key elements
Attraction : Some Key Elements
  • Study sales funnels
  • Master copywriting
  • Sequential follow up
  • Create a list of qualified prospects with permission to market
  • Market to and Upsell the list
  • Get prospects to “lean forward – I’d like to know more”
  • Develop knowledge of the industry – become expert
  • Basic leadership skills – inspiration, communication
  • Pleasing telephone manner /voice
  • What works for you?
key message prospecting
Key Message – Prospecting
  • Think like a hunter ...
  • What are your prospect’s wants, needs, don’t wants
  • Think how your prospects think
  • In that way match needs with well crafted questions, words and adverts
think like a hunter online
Think like a hunter (Online)
  • The internet is only a medium, other Principles of communication / motivation remain the same:
  • 1)Target the best Market
  • 2) Compose relevant messages
think like a hunter offline
Think like a hunter (Offline)
  • Here realise you are the medium:
  • Study personal / interpersonal skills
  • Your message:
  • Stimulate curiosity and interest with questions
  • Only give information when requested
  • Know your market:
  • Any and all but only those who respond to you positively
ask the right questions
Ask The Right Questions
  • The right Questions , skilfully used can :
  • Get attention
  • Motivate
  • Inspire
  • Lead
  • Create curiosity
the phone call
The Phone call
  • Identify your personality
  • Identify your prospect’s personality
  • Never Never Chase
  • The call:
  • Have a reason
  • Use scripts but practice till natural
meaningful meetings
Meaningful Meetings
  • Introductions
  • Your prospect’s goals
  • Your objective
  • Your Disclaimers
  • Validate at each stage of the talk(fit / no fit, investigate)
  • Have an attitude of abundance:
  • Realise all prospects are important but there are many more
  • Forget the facts, figures, the clever words.
  • Key point:
  • What your prospect wants is solutions to his / her problems
  • They are not the slightest bit interested in details until it is clear how to get results with you
  • and what you offer
follow up follow up follow up
Follow-up Follow-upFollow-up
  • If you follow up – ie make 2nd and 3rd contacts then be sure to use “Permission marketing”:
  • If you have not properly got “permission” for further contact you become unwanted
  • The old school of “overcoming objections” is hard
  • Get permission either through “Opt ins” (emails) or “Green Lights” (questions in conversation)
  • Remember that signing up is the start of your obligations as trainer
  • Don’t be in too much of a hurry to sign up just anyone
  • Who may do nothing but take your time
sign off
  • Sign documents
  • Close the sale