Keep It Short & Sweet: How to Form Your 1-Minute Reliv Story

By Reliv Director of Marketing Erin Koch

When you get great health results on Reliv products, you can’t help but want to share your story with the world — and you should! After all, that’s how you’ll build your business as an Independent Reliv Distributor. But because we have incredible products and a fantastic business opportunity, it can be easy to overwhelm a new person with your excitement. If you’ve seen the deer in headlights look, you know what I’m talking about.

In fact, thanks to technology, our attention spans as humans are getting shorter and shorter. According to a study by Microsoft, we’re now clocking in at a whopping 8 seconds. But there are some smart and easy ways you can shape your story so that you do catch someone’s interest. Here are my top tips:

• Write it down. If you’ve never written down your story, this could be a really good practice. What are the main points you want to get across? Try putting them in bullets, which will make you stay more focused. Whether you lead with the products, the business or both, have these stories formulated on paper to make sure you’re staying on track. Remember to keep your health or business story focused on benefits. For example, “My product 24K® helped me get the energy I needed so I could tackle my to-do list.” Or, “The Reliv business opportunity helped me work from home, so I didn’t have to feel guilty about dropping my kids off at daycare every day.”

• Be relatable and compliant. This is a big one. You may have the most incredible health results that you’re dying to share because of Reliv products, but not everyone is going to relate to your specific health history. What people can relate to are more general health benefits like needing more energy, improving their digestive health and anti-aging just to name a few. In fact, use our product wheel for ideas on this! And remember, Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, so don’t mention any specific health conditions. The same goes for your business story. People relate to things like getting out of debt, having more time, flexible work schedules and being their own boss. That’s going to resonate with them much more than spectacular income claims that can feel like too much of a stretch for them to ever reach.

• Be flexible, not rehearsed. If you’ve been sharing your story for a while, it can be a challenge to not sound rehearsed — after all, you’ve probably shared your story a million times. But when you talk to someone new about Reliv, they’re going to give you clues about the things they care about. Use these clues to work them into your one-minute story. For example, if you’re talking to a mom who shares that she’s exhausted all the time, be sure to weave in how Reliv products gave you energy to check off everything on your to-do list. This way you’re reflecting back to HER needs while using your own personal health results.

• Time yourself. Get out your phone or stop watch and practice your story out loud. When writing marketing scripts for videos and audio, we use this method all the time to make sure we’re staying focused on the main points. If you’re going over the one-minute mark, you need to be more concise.

What tips do you have for sharing your one-minute story? Comment below or on our Facebook page and let us know how these tips worked for you!

4 Reasons to Write Thank You Cards

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According to author Melody Beattie, “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Gratitude is fundamental concept to grasp, but a difficult art to master. One way to start is to literally put pen to paper in the form of a thank you card. Here five reasons to master the art of the thank you card.   Continue reading “4 Reasons to Write Thank You Cards”

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Business Today with Cayla Collins

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By Cayla Collins

Starting any business is a roller coaster. We all have different seasons in our business. Which season are you in? Do you need to refocus? The business is simple but sometimes we need to give ourselves a reality check. Ask yourself, what have I done today to strengthen my Reliv business today? Here are my three suggestions. Continue reading “3 Ways to Strengthen Your Business Today with Cayla Collins”

May Reliv Contest

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Helping others bring out their best is what Reliv is all about. In May, we challenged you to offer your best piece of advice for someone just starting their Reliv business.

Should they set specific goals, try new products or make lists?

Here are the winning responses!

Be honestly interested in your customer/distributor’s best interests. Whomever you’re dealing with, make it a genuine connection, even if you’re “just” sharing your story.
-Bobbi Killinger 

DON’T do it alone! USE your upline!
-Rosanna Heatwole 

Like an American Express card, don’t leave home without your sponsor. So whether it’s in person or over the phone, use that connection every day!
-Dee Ann Lucks 

Make calls every day! Connect someone to your upline or a story every day! Make it happen! Make it a habit! Make calls!
-Deborah Williams 

Set and write down daily, weekly and monthly goals! Don’t be afraid to ask for help on how to reach them either!
-Roger Rodriguez  (@rgrrabbit1 on Twitter)

Talk to everyone. Exchange numbers. Listen for a need and the desire to do something about it. Get them stories. Listen.
-Peggy Liedtke

Believe in yourself and your ability to make a difference. Don’t let anyone stop you from helping change people’s lives, one life at a time.
-Judy Friend

You have questions, doubts, just ask your upline! Your upline is the key!
-Anne Gutierrez 

Prizes are a reward for what you would do anyway. Sponsor incredibly wide. Lead by example. Always try for a Dr. Ted award each month.
-Betty Blazic 

Find someone who knows more than you, who is achieving what it is you want to achieve, and make yourself their shadow for 90 days.
-Sherka Dougherty

Hello My Name Is…

There are many ways to get the word out about Reliv, but since today is National Nametag Day, Sherri Selman from Alpharetta, GA, shares her thoughts on what wearing a nametag has done for her business (notice the tag on her green jacket in the photo above). She gave a great presentation in Austin at the National Conference and wanted to make sure that everyone got the message. Continue reading “Hello My Name Is…”