MLM Tips: How to Build Rapport in Your Business

Rapport is such a beautiful thing that can truly create long-lasting relationships, especially within the world of business.  The average network marketing business is no exception to the rule.  As a matter of fact, you can even say that rapport is the driving force of your organization.  Rapport is what will convince a skeptical prospect to trust in you and sign up for your network marketing opportunity.  Rapport is what will convince a reluctant customer to purchase your product or service.  It is also what will allow the team members that are already involved with your organization to do their very best.  How can rapport be established within your network business today?

How to Build Rapport in Your MLM Business

Give It Time

In order to build rapport, you need to clearly understand that it is going to take a substantial amount of time to do.  This is not something that can be completed within a single day or even overnight.  It usually starts when you take the necessary steps to break the ice, but there are still a lot of smaller steps that need to be covered between the icebreaking phase and the established rapport phase of this process. Do not rush through it; allow everything to happen naturally.  Otherwise, your prospects will clearly see right through you because they will know that your sincerity is drastically limited.

Get to Know Your People

One of the easiest ways to build rapport within your network organization right now is to make sure that you take the time to get to know your prospects as well as the people that are already working on your team.  This will help them to fully appreciate that you care a lot more about them than just what numbers they are able to produce week after week or year after year.  You have to keep in mind that they are people just like you and they have their own concerns, anxieties, and problems that they have to deal with on a daily basis.  Taking the time to get to know them as friends and acquaintances more than employees and clients will truly allow them to trust in you more both personally and professionally.

Be Honest and Build Rapport

Remain Honorable and Honest

Once you have established a good rapport with your prospects and team members, you need to make sure that you maintain it – which can easily become the most difficult part of the process overall.  You need to remain honorable and honest in everything that you do because you have to make sure that they know that you can be trusted.  Many dishonest network marketing professionals feel as if they can be dishonest with their prospects as long as they remain honest with their team members.  This type of inconsistency can actually cause you to burn bridges on both ends because even your team members will be able to clearly see that you cannot be trusted.  That is definitely not the type of reputation that you want to establish for yourself within the world of network marketing, regardless of the type of company or organization.

It’s your turn!

What tips can you share on how you can build a rapport with your organization?  Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments section below and I look forward to reading them!

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25 responses to “MLM Tips: How to Build Rapport in Your Business”

  1. Teena Mathew says:

    that’s wonderful thanks!! this will help me to get more heights in MLM business i have read more mlm business and mlm plans here

    • Nate Leung says:

      Awesome. Feel free to stop by anytime. You’re more than welcome. 🙂

  2. Caro Ness says:

    I just have to listen to my readers to hear what they like most to read of my poetry etc!

    • Nate Leung says:

      Communication is everything. It’s all about your audience! Thanks Caro!

  3. Adam Dorfman says:

    Definitely true, it takes time to build a relationship while its easy to break it

    • Nate Leung says:

      All it takes is 15 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to destroy it. Thanks for the comments Adam!

  4. Irene says:

    To trust worthy and accountability is the key. Thanks once again Nate. You have helped me to remain clear on my goals. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Gena says:

    Hi Nate!
    This is a super article with good rapport building suggestions, especially around building “trust.”

    I love what Jack Canfield does on a weekly basis in order to build rapport – he asks his employees, customers, organization to rate their relationship on a scale of 1 – 10. If it’s less than a 10, he then asks what it would take to improve.

    Healthy blessings,
    Gena 🙂

  6. Peggy Nolan says:

    Hi Nate,

    Building trust and integrity in relationships is so key – whether it’s marriage, parent to child, business, co-workers, vendors, partners, friendships – it’s all about trust and the bonds you build. It takes time to build these virtual relationships with bloggers we gravitate towards.

    Great article!

  7. Jason Power says:


    Great advice, I agree I think rapport is based off of genuine interest in people and not just because you want them to join you. People can tell when you are not genuine.


  8. pam schmidt says:

    I am a big believer in honesty. Sometimes that is uncomfortable when a person hasn’t made all the growth that prospects are looking for. But honesty is the foundation of a business.

    • Nate Leung says:

      Hi Pam,

      Honest applies to all areas. Just like you and I’m also a big believer in honesty. Honesty and transparency go a long way in this world. Thanks Pam!

  9. Ariane says:

    Great article. I agree, being authentic, genuine and honest will get you so much further than “faking it till you make it.” Just be yourself and your audience will appreciate you for it!

  10. Cindy Eidahl says:

    Know, Like and Trust goes along way in building your business too,
    thanks for sharing

  11. Katrina says:

    These are great tips. Nate! Most of the time we are too busy worrying about sales and not thinking of these “sales” as actual people! Thanks!

  12. Ryan Biddulph says:

    Hi Nate,

    Good tips! Patience, grasshopper. Be calm. and confident, and be honest. Trust builds naturally and easily over time.

    Thanks for sharing!


  13. Anil says:

    Hello Nate,

    Thanks for sharing the tips. They will help me and others as well to create a report for any type of business.


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