Why Listening is Key to Good Communication

By President of Sales & Marketing Tom Pinnock

For many years, I have written and spoken about the importance of communication and how it is the single most significant thing to master if you want to become a professional network marketer. After all, it’s what our business is all about. Reliv makes our amazing products, and it’s up to us to tell the world about them.

In my experience, there is no better way to present our products than to wrap it around a human being. When we talk about the Reliv difference and present it from our hearts, it comes off as it should — authentic. Good communicators tend to spread the word quickly and reap the financial rewards of this industry at rocket speed. However, after being in this business for as long as I have, I’ve found that new Distributors have a tendency to over-communicate or talk too much. If you see your neighbors skedaddling out their back door when they see you coming, you’re probably overdoing it. Or, if you’re “that someone” who brings a flip chart to Thanksgiving dinner and starts showing the compensation plan, you probably need to reconsider your tactics.

It’s impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. Notice I didn’t say great talker because there’s a big difference. To be a good communicator you must first become a good listener. That’s why God gave you two ears and one mouth. He expects you to listen twice as much as you talk. Good listeners are worth their weight in gold. They understand that they can never learn anything while they are talking. The key to being a good listener is to take a sincere interest in the other person. People enjoy talking about themselves and their families, and while they’re talking, it’s the perfect opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge — by simply listening. In other words, find out what people want and then go to work and help them get it. If this becomes your strategy, you will build an organization that stretches around the globe.

Many times, people will tell you that they’re unhappy with their jobs, or that they work too much, or that they don’t like their boss, or that they don’t have enough money to send their children to college. Such comments give you the perfect lead-in to talk about the opportunity available to them in Reliv.

Never forget that what you say is never as important as how you say it. If you’re excited, you’ll never go wrong. People are always attracted to people who love what they are doing. Learn to talk from your heart and not your head. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care, so never miss an opportunity to zip it up and listen! The greatest form of discourse takes place within a conversation, and not a lecture. And let’s also remember that good communication skills include letters, emails, and texts.

Most people have not been taught how to properly communicate the value of products and opportunity within our industry. Focus on the benefits 80% of the time and the details 20% of the time. Most people have this reversed. Talk in ways that personalize solutions:

• “My products can help you lose weight and feel great!”
• “My products can help you fit into your skinny jeans, sleep better and have more energy.”
• “My business can help you to retire early.”
• “My business can help you spend more quality time with your kids and be a hands-on mom.”
• “My business can help you quit that job you dread getting up for every morning.”
• “My business can help you make a real difference in people’s lives.”

In other words, sell the destination and not the airplane. People want to know what Reliv will do for them. The more personal and engaging the conversation is the more effective it will be. If you don’t develop meaningful relationships with others, you’ll never know what’s really on their minds.

Why Reliv?

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By Key Director Nabila Mahbub

When I first heard about the three areas of Reliv—help people get healthy with optimal nutrition, teach others how to earn an income and nourish thousands of hungry children around the world—I knew that this was a company that I wanted to work with. All my passions are put together in one place!

As a nurse, I understand the role nutrition plays in our bodies and the importance of having it balanced for a healthy and preventative lifestyle. As part of my healthy lifestyle before Reliv, I worked out, drank smoothies, took many multivitamins, protein shakes, etc. When I learned that some Reliv products are Halal, gluten-free, and clinically-proven plant-based formulas, it got me so excited! Halal supplements are very important to me and not always easy to find.

I started noticing amazing changes and an overall feeling of wellbeing after I started taking Reliv products, and it was a significant difference from all the other supplements I had taken before.  I started noticing improvements in the quality of my performance at the gym and found that I had more stamina and recovered faster. Those who have been working out with me for years also noticed the changes and they too wanted to learn what I was doing differently! These amazing results helped me share Reliv with loved ones and reach out to others to help them improve their health.

If we can raise awareness about the importance of eating right, increasing physical activity, and implementing supplements with optimal nutrition like Reliv, we can help people enhance their quality of life. I believe Reliv should be in every household, and I love sharing Reliv with everyone in my life!

How I Conquer Motherhood & Entrepreneurship

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By Master Affiliate Katie Moore

Have you ever thought about becoming a Reliv Distributor? Well, I sure didn’t. In fact, for two years I said “no” on multiple occasions. I was a young, career-focused woman, enjoying city life with my husband. We were living a fairly healthy lifestyle and definitely were not looking for another job. But it’s funny how things happen because it wasn’t too long before I had the most life-changing experience. I became a mom! And that changed everything. My husband and I got started on the Reliv products and experienced amazing health benefits. We began sharing with others and quickly felt called to do this full-time. In 2018, I left corporate America and our Reliv business was born. We now have three boys, and Reliv is an intricate part of our everyday life.

Balancing motherhood and life (aka being a mompreneur) can be challenging. But with Reliv, it’s fun and purposeful. While there is no magic wand to add twelve more hours to your day, this is a very doable business with a proven success system. I’ve put together a few practical ways that help me balance the calls of duty.

Start with your WHY. Make it visible and meditate on it regularly. This is your shining star to guide you around every corner. You’ve probably already experienced amazing life-changing results so now focus on why you want to share this gift with others.

Plug into the Reliv Success System. Glue yourself to your support team and they will teach you how to be successful. Take advanatge of the online tools, trainings and story calls. I use my smartphone and the Reliv Mobile App for 95% of my business.

Be confident and consistent. This comes with time. Just like raising my kiddos, I take my Reliv business very seriously. This is not a side hustle. I left a very generous corporate America job because of the Reliv opportunity. When you begin to demonstrate to others how important this is, the game will seriously change.

Block out time in your calendar. Every day looks a little different for me, whether it’s a 15-minute story call, an appointment, a team call, or a Saturday special event. I work it into our daily routine (nap time, after dinner, post bed time, etc.) and physically put it in our calendar. We use a shared Google Calendar for everything.

Schedule time in advance with your support team. This helps maximize time when meeting new people. It’s also easier to schedule an appointment if I already have my support team on my calendar. You never know when the opportunity to share Reliv will arise, so always be prepared!

Include the kiddos. I have fun making shakes with the kids every day and I also host a monthly shake playgroup at our home. Moms learn about Reliv and kids have supervised playtime. It’s a win-win for everyone!

What do you think? Can you implement these practical tips today? I encourage you to set aside 10-15 minutes of quiet time. Write down your WHY, goals, and commit to 90 days. You will become the best mompreneur you ever knew!

Why I Chose Reliv

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By Director David Enniss

I first was introduced to Reliv in high school when my mother and I went on the products. I graduated high school and was considering careers that did not offer residual income. I wanted to be paid more than once for my efforts. Thus began my quest in college for a venture to pursue. I evaluated Reliv during my entrepreneurship studies and compared them to various corporations and business models and was thoroughly impressed by many aspects of the organization: the integrity and values of corporate leaders, the honorable mission toward better health, and ultimately the quality of Reliv’s people. I am able to exercise my entrepreneurial spirit and invest in my future while offering a substantial solution to people’s health challenges.

As I was finishing college, I worked to develop a start-up business plan, but soon realized the massive time and energy investments needed to implement and sustain a start-up. Regardless of how thorough you are, you still face odds of uncertainty, assume all the risk, and there is no guarantee for success. Through Reliv, I found a business with all the framework established and a huge support structure in place. You are in business for yourself, but in no way by yourself. You simply plug into the success system, which people before you have followed to success.

Because of this network, I was able to achieve the rank of Director. My mentors taught me to be open to coaching and to follow through with every customer. As you invest in people’s lives, you’re building a vision for them, one step at a time, sharing pieces of the puzzle. Never interrupt this momentum, keep your focus on their next step and see it through. I can’t wait to teach my downline the same lesson.

In the future, I want to make it to Ambassador Level. I will not invest my career with any other company.  I am committed. I am a Reliv Ambassador in the making!

What You Can Expect At Reliv Live Orlando

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Mitchell

Reliv Live Orlando is right around the corner and we cannot wait to celebrate Reliv’s 30th anniversary with all of you! This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to boost your business, be encouraged and reconnect with your Reliv community. From inspiring stories to impressive workshops, you won’t want to miss a single second of this event!

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Be the first to see the new and improved website Reliv.com! It will now be easier and faster to shop, sign up your prospects, access tools and training materials, and much more!
  • Attend an exclusive 30th anniversary celebration reception with Reliv leaders from Corporate and fellow Distributors from all over the country.
  • See the new Fit3 Challenge Winners presented on stage and the announcement of the new Fit3™ Challenge with Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn!
  • Learn how you can obtain leads and build your business with social media. Plus, attend a bonus lunchtime workshop on how to create Facebook Ads and drive business online.
  • Hear from Reliv scientists Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez. Dr. Carl will share the latest formula information on 24K!
  • Learn how to be the best at your business from Reliv Corporate leaders and the experts themselves, Reliv Ambassadors.
  • Get motivated to take your business to the top with passionate leaders like President of Sales & Marketing Tom Pinnock!
  • Stay an extra day or two and visit some of the top Orlando theme parks and attractions that are literally just a few steps away from Doubletree Orlando Universal Studios.

Reliv Live Orlando will go down in Reliv history. We can’t wait to see you there!

The Value of A Reliv Business: Marco Romeiro

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Marco Romeiro of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts found Reliv through his full time position as a pastor!

Reliv Regimen: Reliv Now, LunaRich X, Arthaffect®, Slimplicity, Cellebrate®

Sweet Relief: My wife battled back issues and we had spent a lot of money trying to help her. A friend told us about Reliv and she found relief with Arthaffect and Reliv Now. We immediately saw the value of this business.

Share the Story: I’m a full-time pastor, which gives me the chance to speak with many people who need to hear the Reliv message. We started telling other people our story and our business started growing. We earned the top Rookie Bonus of $1,000 in September and another bonus in October!

Super Success: The Reliv Super Pack is a tremendous business tool. We told one person about the Super Pack and he bought 10 of them on the spot! We even buy Super Packs to send as gifts from our church to missionaries in the field, blessing them with optimal nutrition and good health.

 

The Smartest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Debbie Sias

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Name: Debbie Sias

Home: Hall City, Minnesota

Gigs: Reliv

Reliv Regimen: Reliv Now®, Innergize!®, FibRestore®, LunaRich X

Going Gets Tough: We lost 98% of our income because of my husband’s heart attack and a business fire. We were in serious financial trouble and moved into a small hunting cabin. When we heard about the Reliv business opportunity, we knew we had to move on it.

Leap of Faith: To make our Master Affiliate order, we sold some extra furniture because we trusted that we would make our money back. Not only did we do that right away, we’re also making an income again. It was the smartest thing we ever did.

Moving On Up: We recently won a $500 Key Director Bonus and used the money to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our children in California. We had a wonderful time and it was great having our family together because everyone is scattered around. Our daughter from Germany was even able to come celebrate with us!

 

 

 

A Fairy Tale Wedding Made Possible by Reliv

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Reliv Presidential Platinum Ambassador Mindy Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, shared her story of planning a dream wedding for her daughter. Best wishes to the happy couple!

I was a little apprehensive when my daughter Sarah went on a yacht week vacation with 20 of her Atlanta friends to Croatia. Little did I know that she would meet the man of her dreams that week. His name was Morten, lived in Norway and was the captain of one of the yachts and soon after, fell in love. Morten began coming to the USA for two weeks every month because of his schedule as a helicopter pilot and later Sarah moved to Norway for 5 months to get to know his culture and his family. Continue reading “A Fairy Tale Wedding Made Possible by Reliv”