10.29.2005

Got game?

Via Generic Multi Level Marketing Training
How Good Is Your Game?

Okay, here's the MLM scenario. You and I fly into Terra Haute, Indiana. I just picked that city because I have never been there and chances are you haven't either. If you have, let's use Shreveport Louisiana or Little Rock Arkansas or Perth Australia as a back-up.

The challenge is to see who can build the bigger downline in 90 days in that town. We each have $300 in total to invest over three months to build the business, no more. Our living expenses are covered, as is our groceries. We each have a car and gas and a cell phone. You get the idea. Read this post...

2 Comments:

Blogger David Robison said...

Hi Dave S,

The training program mentioned in the article is from David Ledoux. I'm currently getting his email newsletter that is promoting this launch off big money-free time site.

This guy has had MLM training sites before this one.

I've noticed you have been using articles from several generic MLM trainers.

What is opinion of these trainers, really?

Is paying for MLM training okay, provided you aren't paying a trainer within your own company, in your opinion?

I'm wrestling with this issue as I see more and more heavy hitters talk about their success in MLM and sell their programs, but seem to have no specific company they have worked for in years.

Is MLM destined to be a way to make money ONLY if you charge for your training?

Thoughts?

Dave R.

October 29, 2005  
Blogger Dave Stone said...

Hi Dave R.,

I have utilized and purchased training programs from a few different sources personally. Prior to laying my cash down, I did some research into the background of the trainer. Part of my investigation would include listening to the trainers whenever they were offering free teleconferences. If I found something of value through this process, I may purchase the materials. I suggest for anyone seeking training information, you can even contact the trainers directly. I think it is important to evaluate how your questions are handled when you are speaking directly with the trainers and/or their agents. I compare this process to the same when working with cold market leads. I think we, the network marketers, also need to qualify the trainers before we invest our time and dollars into their program.

Training that is free is always a great price in my book but for me, the bigger concern is whether I receive actual value from the training. As you know, value can only really be measured by the ability to convert the training into knowledge and then into applications that produce desired results. Company sponsored and promoted training is problematic for many people. I take issue with a closed source training program where the trainers are almost exclusively the "leaders" of that business. While it can be motivating and inspiring to see and hear people within the company reaching a level of success, my experience was that these "leaders" rarely presented the substance I needed to add to my skill set.

The "generic" trainers typically present their material in a boiled down fashion to what I see as core competencies and concepts for network marketing. As they have made the jump from being active marketers into the coaching / training arena, I see they are simply promoting a different product. The marketplace will ultimately determine whether their product owns up to the claims just like any other product or service.

Web sites like yours and others help people sift and sort through the business building process by sharing personal insights and experience. I think this is the first major ingredient in the training process and the one that people will be most drawn to for assistance.

October 29, 2005  

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