One of your oldest friends or colleagues gives you a call out of nowhere and invites you to an upcoming dinner or party that they will be hosting at their home. You are very excited and look forward to catching up with this person over a delicious meal or during an entertaining party. However, shortly after your arrival, you realize that this dinner/party was actually a business meeting designed to convince you to buy something or become the newest recruit within a multilevel marketing organization. This type of “deception meeting” is what is being used time and time again to lure people into MLM meetings and presentations around the world. I see it happen all the time, and in today’s blog post, I’m going to tell you why the deception meeting may or may not be the best way to build your MLM network marketing business.
Complex Question, Complex Answer
The answer to the question of whether or not a deception meeting within the world of MLM is effective is actually yes and no. Yes, it is definitely effective if you are interested in burning bridges with longtime friends, colleagues, coworkers, and neighbors. It is also very effective if you enjoy throwing your warm market out of the window, never to be seen or heard from again. However, if you are interested in achieving long-term success within the MLM industry without burning any bridges or stunting your own growth potential, then you should avoid these meetings at any cost.
Think About How You Felt
How did you feel when you were basically hustled and misled into one of your friend’s MLM meetings? You might have been really excited about simply spending time with them without having to worry about the daily anxieties of your life, but that is exactly what they are going to remind you about when they try to sell you on their MLM opportunity. Were you eager to sign up immediately for whatever was offered to you at that time?
Even if the opportunity had your name all over it, the overall approach of their misleading deception probably put a bad taste in your mouth, right? Why would you want to subject any of your prospects to that same mental and emotional anguish?
A Waste of Everyone’s Time
Deception meetings are definitely nowhere near as effective at converting qualified prospects into superstar recruits as one might think. If your deception has led to someone signing up for your MLM opportunity, then the odds of them taking the position seriously and become a superstar are slim to none. In most cases, they are probably signing up simply to get out of that uncomfortable situation before canceling or completely burning their bridge with you in the not-too-distant future.
The Bottom Line
You can always catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, as the old saying goes. Even though you might not be able to get as much of a crowd at your house for an honest MLM presentation as you would for a deception meeting, at least you know that you do not have to resort to deception just to try to get ahead in your MLM business. Honesty is always the best policy. You don’t need to deceive someone into tricking them to have them take a look at a business opportunity. In addition, the people that do show up already know what to expect and will be more inclined to become potential superstars for your MLM organization as a result.
Now it’s your turn!
Have you ever been deceived or tricked into going to a party, and it turns out that it becomes a business opportunity meeting? Or have you organized one? What was the result? Good or bad? Please share your feedback in the comments section and I look forward to reading them!