Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Time To Connect Is NOW!

When is the right time to make a connection with someone to share with them about your business and/or your products?

When is the right time to make the connection with people who find you through the internet and leads you generate from the Internet? What about just letting the "system" do it all for us?

What's the best time to call and introduce ourselves and make a connection with people?

There's no time like the present! The time to connect with people is always right NOW! Whether it's a lead from your website or someone you meet in town while at the post office, at the grocery store, at your kids sports events, or at your favorite restaurant. At some point you've got to pick up the phone and connect with people if you're going to be in business.

Introduce yourself, share your story and most importantly listen to their story! As you listen to people share their story, find out how you can help them.

Even if someone already has a business they may be happy with at the time, listen to why and make the connection anyway because you never know what will happen. Someday they just might be looking again. When they are they'll most likely connect with you because you took the time to connect with them and showed you cared by keeping in touch and connecting them with others who could help them.

Ask people how you can help them in their business. Who's a good client for them? Be on their side! Let them know you've got their back! Connect with them and they will connect with you!

Automation is great and it only takes this whole process so far to bring you people. Then it's up to you to take the connection a step further. Even with qualified people who actually may sign up right on your website before speaking with you, you're going to have to connect by speaking with them to start building a relationship if you plan to build a solid foundation in your business.

Wouldn’t you rather build your foundation on rock so it will last?

It's so important as you form alliances with people that you connect them to others within your inner circle of business leaders as well. Because the more people you connect together the more solid your business relationships become which will grow your business.

Stop sitting around waiting and wondering when the right time would be to make a connection with someone. You can always come up with a reason why it’s not the “right” time or why “not” to connect with people or even a certain person that you're too nervous to connect with because you feel they are more important than you.

Everyone loves to be connected with even the most important well connected person you may ever meet will want to connect with you! Why? Because they will love connecting you with others they know too! Just ask them for help or advice, you'll see. :)

You may have butterflies in your stomach or you’re feeling nervous, so what? That happens to everyone, even the most seasoned networkers!

There's never a wrong time to make a connection with people. Being nervous is natural. Never let anything stop you from making a connection because making connections with people are priceless when you keep their interest at heart!

Think about it this way, every person you connect with you have an opportunity to change their life in a very positive way! You have a chance to 'give' that person encouragement, hope, friendship and even possibly a partnership. These are all possibilities as you connect with people.

Some say we find the best fruit way out on a limb and you've got to take a risk to get it! I've got a photo of a beautiful beach with a Star Fish framed on my office wall that says 'Reach For The Stars They Are Closer Than You May Think!'.

So if you’ve got butterflies fluttering in your stomach, just jump in and as Nike says 'Just DO IT!' Go ahead and take the plunge! What’s the worse that can happen? By doing so you'll realize you've now become an entrepreneur! Entrepreneurs are always making connections! It’s how we survive!

Stop paralyzing yourself and your business by sitting like the dirt waiting for something to be put into it– pick up your phone or while you're out and about connect with someone! Even if it's just by 'giving' a stranger you see in the grocery store your smile! :) Send someone an uplifting card or email.

Encourage someone today! Give them hope! They are waiting for you to connect with them and to connect you with that special someone you may not have met otherwise!

Sue is an entrepreneur, author and Network Marketing coach who has been making connections online since 1996. She is a full time career earner in her profession and lives at Lake Travis in Austin Texas with her husband and two sons. If you would like to learn how to make better quality connections online and receive free tips, resources, coaching , MLM & online marketing training visit - ->

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