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A Strange Problem

jonna

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Jan 15, 2006
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I have a friend who wants to sign with PC, she's expressed this. However, whenever I discuss it with her she is very passive and won't commit. She expressed concern about not getting bookings which I've tried my best to help her with. I've gone over her list of 100 with her and encouraged her to look outside of her comfort zone, however it seems no matter what I say and no matter how much interest she shows, I can't get her to commit and sign up.

I'm not being pushy, or at least I'm not trying to, but I don't know what else to say to her other and I've tried explaining that every day that she waits is another day she's losing on getting her kit or having a show.

I am new to this and this is my first recruit so I would appreciate any words of wisdom!
 

DebbieJ

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Oct 6, 2005
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You can tell her that since you're new too that you guys can learn together and support each other.

Just keep at it and when it's right for her, she'll come around.
 

BethCooks4U

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Jan 21, 2005
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Ask her if her only concern is getting the bookings. Whatever she says, tell her that you have a friend who helped you get started and that you'd like to have her meet with both of you to see if PC could be a fit for her life.

The friend is of course your director. I'm sure she'd be glad to help her and you get through those concerns. If you call her a friend it's not as scary for the recruit as director.
 

beepampered

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Oct 22, 2005
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ask for bookings

Ask her to ask eight friends if they will book a show with her IF she signs up. Hopefully, at least half will say yes and then she'll have a bit more confidence.
 

jonna

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Jan 15, 2006
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Thanks! I called my Director today and she said she'd be happy to talk to her about it as well. She invited me to invite her to her "new consultants" training on Thursday as well. (I tried to get her to go with me last week but she had other plans)

The 8 friends idea is a great idea! Thanks!
 

fruit76loop

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Sep 13, 2005
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Move on...

You need to move on. The biggest mistake we make when we first start recruiting is "fishing with a stick." We get so hung up on the "ONE" who we know would be perfect...we spend hours and hours with them. And when they don't sign we are devistated! :eek:

So my advice to you is "fish with a net." :D Get a lot of leads and let them weed themselves out! While you are concentrating on the "ONE" you are missing many other potential leads out there! Not every lead is going to become a consultant- an average new consultant needs to talk to 10 people before 1 will sign.

Don't let the "ONE" out of your net either! Keep her in your rolling log of potential consultants. She will sign when it is right for her. I have a FD on my team that took 2 1/2 years to sign! I just called her every 4-6 months to check on her...and she finally said she was ready!

So keep fishing!!
 
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