Online Network Marketing Etiquette #21

by Del Edwards

Today I had the opportunity to get onto a conference training call. We were supposed to introduce ourselves and then mute our lines by pressing *6. If you’ve ever been on a conference call, you know what I mean. Live training calls offer an opportunity for personal interaction and it’s just courteous of callers to make sure that the line is muted so that the background noise in their area does not disrupt the training call. Sometimes the moderator will mute the entire line so that only the speaker can be heard.

Today someone got onto the call, but neglected to mute their line. It would not have been so bad if there was just ambient background noise, but this individual was CLEARLY listening to a seminar of some sort and it was so distracting that the speaker and individuals participating could not be heard and although the speaker REPEATEDLY requested that the line be muted, that individual clearly did not hear the request and was obviously not even listening to the training that they VOLUNTARILY dialed into.

Now, I have to admit that I was thoroughly ticked off at the individual who had absolutely no regard for what was going on in the training session, but by the end of the call there was a lesson to be learned:

Simply dialing in to a training call does NOT mean that you’re doing something to advance your business. Simply putting on a motivational tape does NOT mean that you are doing something to advance your business. Simply buying some business tools does NOT mean that you are doing anything to advance your business. Simply dedicating 10 hours of business building time each week does NOT mean that you are doing anything to advance your business.

When building an online network marketing business, you have to actually be present and engage in every aspect of the journey. In other words, if you join a training call you need to give your undivided attention to what is going on at the moment for it to be of any benefit to you in any way. If you are not prepared to do that then you don’t need to call in. If you decide to play a motivational CD, you need to be able to focus on what is being presented in order to benefit from it. If you’re not prepared to do that then don’t bother to play it. If you buy business tools to advance your business, you need to be willing to dedicated time to learn exactly how to maximize the use of the tools. If you’re not willing to do that then don’t bother buying the tools. And if you decide to spend 10 hours a week building your business, you need to be able to spend laser targeted time doing income producing activities. If you’re not prepared to do that then you’re really just wasting your time.

In order to succeed you need to be cognitively PRESENT. Work on ONE THING AT A TIME. Decide how much time you will allocate to each task and then give each task your undivided attention during its allotted time. Trying to multitask can be a serious waste of time.

Del Edwards
http://deledwards.com

ps… if you’re spinning your wheels trying to multitask and going nowhere fast with your business, join me on Monday nights at 8 EST for LIVE hangout by CLICKING HERE. Or watch a recording of the hangout any time by CLICKING HERE.

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Mike Ruffles January 21, 2012 at 7:22 am

Your absolutely right by saying “actually be present and engage in every aspect of the journey” most people just give it all lip service and think that by lifting the phone and dialling in they will get success.

Great post.

Mike

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