Use great events to build your area — and your business

The proven Reliv Success System provides business builders with a plan for growth, and events make up the bulk of that system:

● Tuesday Presentations (Weekly)

● Saturday Meeting (Weekly)

● Master Affiliate Training Schools (Quarterly)

● Special Events

● National and International Conferences

meeting “Hosting great events plays a huge role in getting a local area going,” say Bronze Ambassadors Hanna and Jeremiah Pence from Enid, OK. “We moved to an area where everything was a cold market for us. There weren’t many Reliv business builders around. So we have been following the System to help build our city.”

The Pences have found that one individual contact with a prospect typically isn’t enough. They may need to use a phone call, an appointment or additional touch points. And often, it takes an event to make that person finally decide to join Reliv.

“Tuesday meetings are a great way for prospects to meet other Reliv business builders. They get the same information reinforced because it comes from multiple sources,” Hanna explains. “By the time they come in for the meeting, they may have had two or three exposures to Reliv. That’s why it’s so important to make every event a positive experience.”

Make It Special
Weekly meetings and trainings are essential to keep momentum going, but periodic Special Events add a new level of excitement and another reason to approach and re-approach prospects. “Our goal is to have some sort of Special Event every six to eight weeks,” says Presidential Platinum Ambassador Mindy Jones of Alpharetta, GA. “On our planning calendar, we lay out the four MATS and two conferences, then plug Special Events in between all of that.”

“We make the Tuesdays and Saturdays great no matter what. But we also add many different types of events, so there’s really something for everyone,” adds Presidential Gold Ambassador George Blevins of Marietta, GA. However, George also emphasizes that events should be a part of your overall business-building strategy. It is important not to focus so much on events that you ignore other aspects of the Reliv System.

Events should enhance your business, not distract you from it. According to Mindy and George, the key to great events is teamwork across organization lines. By working together, Distributors show prospects that the Reliv business is filled with supportive people.

6 Steps to Great Events

by Presidential Gold Ambassador George Blevins

1.) Keep the main thing the main thing. It is about new people. Show them the products work and that they can build a business.

2.) It is not about you, but it is about you. Work as a team while also growing personally.

3.) Be energy givers. New people are the life blood of our business. Bring guests and invite them early and often.

4.) Have fun — It’s showtime! Make it an enjoyable, exciting experience. Show the very best of Reliv.

5.) Keep it simple. Let them see that anybody can do this business. Keep the presentation simple and focus on the stories.

6.) Praise, Praise, Praise. Demonstrate that Reliv works through stories and recognition for accomplishments.

Create Your Own Events

by Presidential Platinum Ambassador Mindy Jones

Here are some other event ideas to share the Reliv products and opportunity:

● Shake Party. It’s easy and fun to turn a presentation into a party. For example, instead of just holding a Tuesday Opportunity Meeting, we might start 30 minutes earlier and have shakes beforehand. With music and balloons, it becomes a festive atmosphere. People might not get excited about a meeting, but they sure do like a party!

● Check out reliv.com and relivables.com for recipes you can incorporate into your event!

 ● Lunch ‘n Learn. The organizing Distributors each bring a dish to provide for lunch. Prospects can enjoy their meal while they take in a Reliv presentation.

● Women’s Forum. In this presentation, we show women what it costs them to work outside of the home and illustrate the benefits of a home-based business. It’s a real eye-opener for women to see what their time is worth.

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Working the Room: A No-Fear Guide to Networking Events

networking One of the best tactics you can use to build your business is attending networking events. But walking in to a room full of strangers can be intimidating even for a seasoned Distributor. Here’s how you can make the most out of this opportunity.

Find the Meetings

Networking events are happening all over your town. Whether it is the local chamber of commerce, the rotary club or a professional development group, you can always find an event where dozens, maybe even hundreds of local people are meeting. Find the one that suits your needs the best. For example, Trino Luna, a Distributor from Omaha, NE joined his local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“At the meetings, I have met a lot of different people looking to change careers so it is a great opportunity for me to tell them about Reliv,” Trino says.

Rosemary Bell, Presidential Ambassador from O’Fallon, MO recently joined her local chapter of Business Network International (BNI). The group meets weekly and guests are invited to attend two meetings before deciding whether they want to join the chapter.

“The meetings are a great opportunity because at each one, you get one minute to introduce yourself and promote your business. Then, we rotate opportunities to give a 6-8 minute presentation to the group. For my presentation, I showed some of the Reliv Opportunity Slides,” Rosemary says.

Prepare Yourself

Be sure to bring a stack of business cards with you and be prepared to summarize what you do and why you love your business. Many networking events have a “business card exchange” at the beginning of each meeting where you have an opportunity to meet everyone at your table. The last thing you want is to run out of cards and miss a potential opportunity to get a call later! Wear a shirt with the Reliv logo on it so people who know of the company can recognize it, and those who don’t know about Reliv can ask you what it is.

Provide Useful Content

Successful networking is all about sharing useful content with others. Provide information, content and helpful advice to others and they are more likely to respond. Consider being a sponsor of a meeting. Many organizations allow for members to give a presentation or put an ad in the program book in exchange for a sponsorship fee. This puts your business in the spotlight and allows you to reach out to the entire group, beyond the individuals at your own table.

Form Relationships

Forming relationships is the goal of professional networking events. Instead of starting out with a sales pitch, ask others about their careers and what they like about it. “The key to networking at these events is to have good listening skills,” Rosemary advises.

People love talking about themselves, so this will naturally open up the door for a conversation with them. Be an active listener. Then stay in touch. That can mean planting the seed of interest about your Reliv business, but developing the relationship further to make a sale.

Maybe you send them a business referral or pass along an article you found that relates to his or her industry. Perhaps you send a business owner a congratulatory note when you find out about an accomplishment. Maybe they aren’t ready to make a career move now, and that’s ok. But once you have formed a credible professional relationship, you have set yourself up for a business opportunity meeting later. Plus, even if that individual isn’t ready to become a Distributor or customer yet, perhaps they know of someone else who is.

Some tips for Using Networking Events Successfully:

1) Determine your goals in participating in networking meetings so that you can pick groups that will help you get what you are looking for. Some meetings are focused on professional development, learning, volunteering or local economic development, while others are focused strictly on forming business connections.

2) Volunteer for the organization. Simply helping plan a meeting or event helps you stay visible and puts you in a better position to meet more people.

3) Become known as a powerful resource for others. When you form a reputation as a resource, people remember to turn to you for suggestions, ideas, names of other people, etc. By remaining on others’ radar and being a resource to them, you become the first person they will want to call when they have a referral for you.

4) Follow through quickly on referrals you are given. When people give you referrals, your actions are a reflection on them. Respect and honor that and your referrals will grow.

Use Team Reliv to network at community events!

Team Reliv can help you promote your business at more than just 5k races. Set up a booth at a community festival and give out samples. Provide a nutrition information booth at a health fair. Set up a booth at a local job fair to encourage people to start their own business. Wear your Team Reliv gear and get ready to make some business contacts!