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Recruiting Consultants – Attitude is Everything!

September 1, 2011

As most of you know I have a facebook page where we discuss lots of different topic and we are also able to have a bit of fun too. While talking last night on facebook with regards to your funniest party or hostess, Emma Guilford from Vie at Home made a very interesting comment and it made me want to write something about it. So much so that I am typing this on my touch pad while I am in bed!!!! (I know, madness)

Emma wrote:

Hello fellow Party Planners……….. I am getting quite a few ladies from other party plan companies asking me to join their team and unfortunately in not a very professional manner. Actually really quite rude suggesting incorrect details which is not good for business. What, your thoughts?

I really appreciate Emma talking about this subject as this is something that does come up a lot when I talk to party planners/direct sellers. Although it is not really spoken about very often there is a role when you are trying to recruit people into your business. You need to remember at the beginning that this is your business and the people that you will be employing, will not only be representing the company but also you!

I am sorry to say but this sometimes can be from the attitude of the manager that recruited them but it can also be from their own ways of communicating with others. When you are recruiting into your business you need to think about what this person wants. Do they want to go up the ladder and start making a successful business, if they do then train them well. The training is not all about the products and the offers that you are able to give the hostess but it is also about training your team to proceed in the right manner whether they are talking to a recruit or hostess. Is no on professional anymore?

The interesting thing is that I went to an event on Saturday and I was talking to a party planner and about her business. I don`t know her and I was talking about the recruitment process within her business and the team that she currently has. I have to say that I have never seen a more negative person in my life and I am shocked that she has managed to get to the position that she has been able to. 

Kindness is FREE and attitude is everything or so the sayings go, so why do we have so many people working in this industry that give the good ones a bad name?

Here are my tips for showing potential recruits why they need you:

  • Always greet people with the same smile and enthusiasm as you do your hostesses.
  • Don`t be too pushy, if you push someone into joining your business they wont last very long.
  • Relate the products to their own lifestyle (this means finding but about someone first)
  • Dont try and recruit someone at an event – build the interest and arrange an interview time for them to go through everything with you then. Someone has taken the time to find out about the products already and is keen to join so spend some time with this person getting to know what she wants to achieve. It will make your life so much easier.
  • You know what they say about taking your personal life to work with you, if you have had a rough day with the kids or had an argument with your partner/husband/wife before coming out leave it at the door. Being in a bad or irritated mood will come across to the prospective recruit and they are not a prospective recruit anymore, well not for you anyway!
  • Calm is key – allow yourself to plan out what you would say to prospective recruits, practise at home, you will not mumble when someone asks you something and you will be able to be controlled rather than desperate. (we have all been there, getting recruits is exciting as it is building your business, this made me over excited like a 4 year old of cola, which made my pitch sloppy and all over the place)

These tips just scratch the surface but attitude really is everything in party plan/direct sales. Being polite, well mannered and respectful to others seems to have got lost somewhere along the way.  I wonder what some people what brought up thinking, its ok to treat people in a bad way, step on everyone until you get to the top, the meaner you are the more people will ok what you want, lying pays, telling someone that you are something that you are not or providing a service that has been taken from someone elses hard work.
If I spoke to some people the way I get spoken to by some party planners about being recruited I am shocked that they are in business at all. 

You tell me, is the generation of party planners that we have coming into the businesses or is it just the fact that they have not been given the training that they need to recruit properly?

The Party Plan Guru xxI really appreciate Emma talking about this subject as this is something that does come up a lot when I talk to party planners/direct sellers. Although it is not really spoken about very often there is a role when you are trying to recruit people into your business. You need to remember at the beginning that this is your business and the people that you will be employing, will not only be representing the company but also you!

I am sorry to say but this sometimes can be from the attitude of the manager that recruited them but it can also be from their own ways of communicating with others. When you are recruiting into your business you need to think about what this person wants. Do they want to go up the ladder and start making a successful business, if they do then train them well. The training is not all about the products and the offers that you are able to give the hostess but it is also about training your team to proceed in the right manner whether they are talking to a recruit or hostess. Is no on professional anymore?

The interesting thing is that I went to an event on Saturday and I was talking to a party planner and about her business. I don`t know her and I was talking about the recruitment process within her business and the team that she currently has. I have to say that I have never seen a more negative person in my life and I am shocked that she has managed to get to the position that she has been able to. 

Kindness is FREE and attitude is everything or so the sayings go, so why do we have so many people working in this industry that give the good ones a bad name?

Here are my tips for showing potential recruits why they need you:

  • Always greet people with the same smile and enthusiasm as you do your hostesses.
  • Don`t be too pushy, if you push someone into joining your business they wont last very long.
  • Relate the products to their own lifestyle (this means finding but about someone first)
  • Dont try and recruit someone at an event – build the interest and arrange an interview time for them to go through everything with you then. Someone has taken the time to find out about the products already and is keen to join so spend some time with this person getting to know what she wants to achieve. It will make your life so much easier.
  • You know what they say about taking your personal life to work with you, if you have had a rough day with the kids or had an argument with your partner/husband/wife before coming out leave it at the door. Being in a bad or irritated mood will come across to the prospective recruit and they are not a prospective recruit anymore, well not for you anyway!
  • Calm is key – allow yourself to plan out what you would say to prospective recruits, practise at home, you will not mumble when someone asks you something and you will be able to be controlled rather than desperate. (we have all been there, getting recruits is exciting as it is building your business, this made me over excited like a 4 year old of cola, which made my pitch sloppy and all over the place)

These tips just scratch the surface but attitude really is everything in party plan/direct sales. Being polite, well mannered and respectful to others seems to have got lost somewhere along the way.  I wonder what some people what brought up thinking, its ok to treat people in a bad way, step on everyone until you get to the top, the meaner you are the more people will ok what you want, lying pays, telling someone that you are something that you are not or providing a service that has been taken from someone elses hard work.
If I spoke to some people the way I get spoken to by some party planners about being recruited I am shocked that they are in business at all. 

You tell me, is the generation of party planners that we have coming into the businesses or is it just the fact that they have not been given the training that they need to recruit properly?

The Party Plan Guru xxI really appreciate Emma talking about this subject as this is something that does come up a lot when I talk to party planners/direct sellers. Although it is not really spoken about very often there is a role when you are trying to recruit people into your business. You need to remember at the beginning that this is your business and the people that you will be employing, will not only be representing the company but also you!

I am sorry to say but this sometimes can be from the attitude of the manager that recruited them but it can also be from their own ways of communicating with others. When you are recruiting into your business you need to think about what this person wants. Do they want to go up the ladder and start making a successful business, if they do then train them well. The training is not all about the products and the offers that you are able to give the hostess but it is also about training your team to proceed in the right manner whether they are talking to a recruit or hostess. Is no on professional anymore?

The interesting thing is that I went to an event on Saturday and I was talking to a party planner and about her business. I don`t know her and I was talking about the recruitment process within her business and the team that she currently has. I have to say that I have never seen a more negative person in my life and I am shocked that she has managed to get to the position that she has been able to. 

Kindness is FREE and attitude is everything or so the sayings go, so why do we have so many people working in this industry that give the good ones a bad name?

Here are my tips for showing potential recruits why they need you:

  • Always greet people with the same smile and enthusiasm as you do your hostesses.
  • Don`t be too pushy, if you push someone into joining your business they wont last very long.
  • Relate the products to their own lifestyle (this means finding but about someone first)
  • Dont try and recruit someone at an event – build the interest and arrange an interview time for them to go through everything with you then. Someone has taken the time to find out about the products already and is keen to join so spend some time with this person getting to know what she wants to achieve. It will make your life so much easier.
  • You know what they say about taking your personal life to work with you, if you have had a rough day with the kids or had an argument with your partner/husband/wife before coming out leave it at the door. Being in a bad or irritated mood will come across to the prospective recruit and they are not a prospective recruit anymore, well not for you anyway!
  • Calm is key – allow yourself to plan out what you would say to prospective recruits, practise at home, you will not mumble when someone asks you something and you will be able to be controlled rather than desperate. (we have all been there, getting recruits is exciting as it is building your business, this made me over excited like a 4 year old of cola, which made my pitch sloppy and all over the place)

These tips just scratch the surface but attitude really is everything in party plan/direct sales. Being polite, well mannered and respectful to others seems to have got lost somewhere along the way.  I wonder what some people what brought up thinking, its ok to treat people in a bad way, step on everyone until you get to the top, the meaner you are the more people will ok what you want, lying pays, telling someone that you are something that you are not or providing a service that has been taken from someone elses hard work.
If I spoke to some people the way I get spoken to by some party planners about being recruited I am shocked that they are in business at all. 

You tell me, is the generation of party planners that we have coming into the businesses or is it just the fact that they have not been given the training that they need to recruit properly?

The Party Plan Guru xxI really appreciate Emma talking about this subject as this is something that does come up a lot when I talk to party planners/direct sellers. Although it is not really spoken about very often there is a role when you are trying to recruit people into your business. You need to remember at the beginning that this is your business and the people that you will be employing, will not only be representing the company but also you!

I am sorry to say but this sometimes can be from the attitude of the manager that recruited them but it can also be from their own ways of communicating with others. When you are recruiting into your business you need to think about what this person wants. Do they want to go up the ladder and start making a successful business, if they do then train them well. The training is not all about the products and the offers that you are able to give the hostess but it is also about training your team to proceed in the right manner whether they are talking to a recruit or hostess. Is no on professional anymore?

The interesting thing is that I went to an event on Saturday and I was talking to a party planner and about her business. I don`t know her and I was talking about the recruitment process within her business and the team that she currently has. I have to say that I have never seen a more negative person in my life and I am shocked that she has managed to get to the position that she has been able to. 

Kindness is FREE and attitude is everything or so the sayings go, so why do we have so many people working in this industry that give the good ones a bad name?

Here are my tips for showing potential recruits why they need you:

  • Always greet people with the same smile and enthusiasm as you do your hostesses.
  • Don`t be too pushy, if you push someone into joining your business they wont last very long.
  • Relate the products to their own lifestyle (this means finding but about someone first)
  • Dont try and recruit someone at an event – build the interest and arrange an interview time for them to go through everything with you then. Someone has taken the time to find out about the products already and is keen to join so spend some time with this person getting to know what she wants to achieve. It will make your life so much easier.
  • You know what they say about taking your personal life to work with you, if you have had a rough day with the kids or had an argument with your partner/husband/wife before coming out leave it at the door. Being in a bad or irritated mood will come across to the prospective recruit and they are not a prospective recruit anymore, well not for you anyway!
  • Calm is key – allow yourself to plan out what you would say to prospective recruits, practise at home, you will not mumble when someone asks you something and you will be able to be controlled rather than desperate. (we have all been there, getting recruits is exciting as it is building your business, this made me over excited like a 4 year old of cola, which made my pitch sloppy and all over the place)

These tips just scratch the surface but attitude really is everything in party plan/direct sales. Being polite, well mannered and respectful to others seems to have got lost somewhere along the way.  I wonder what some people what brought up thinking, its ok to treat people in a bad way, step on everyone until you get to the top, the meaner you are the more people will ok what you want, lying pays, telling someone that you are something that you are not or providing a service that has been taken from someone elses hard work.
If I spoke to some people the way I get spoken to by some party planners about being recruited I am shocked that they are in business at all. 

You tell me, is the generation of party planners that we have coming into the businesses or is it just the fact that they have not been given the training that they need to recruit properly?

The Party Plan Guru xx

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