8 Team Building Tips For Building An Effective Team
There are hundreds of team building tips for building an effective team but I will share 8 simple ones that focus on the direct sales meeting.
#1 Get Your Team To Meetings
One of the best team building tips I can give you is to get your team to meetings. Whether it is digital meetings or live meetings, meeting makers definitely make more money and have a better chance of sticking with their home business.
When you project the image to new and future consultants that all successful home business consultants DO go to meetings, then chances are they will.
This starts long before they sign on the dotted line. Even before a new consultant signs up, some variation of the phrase “Meeting Makers Make More Money” should be included in your dialog.
Often times new or potential consultants ask: “do I have to go to training meetings?”.
The leader often replies with an answer such as “no but it is recommended”.
The answer should be more like:
- “You are in business for yourself so can do what you want and all successful consultants do go to meetings! We meet the 4th Tuesday monthly and have a blast!”
- “You are in business for yourself but you are not alone. Meetings give you a chance to connect with others and meeting makers always make more money!”
Get your team to meetings, online, offline and also national conferences and you will see your team retention go up, guaranteed!
Put team incentives into place that market meetings to your team all year round!
#2 Tip For Effective Teams
Treat them like leaders from day one!
Empower your team members from the beginning.
When you run an effective meeting and delegate responsibility to your team they will begin to act like leaders long before they become leaders.
Don’t wait for team members to express an interest in becoming a leader, treat them like a leader from day one and you will develop more leaders.
Whether you are talking on the phone or in person, using words that indicate that they are leaders will plant seeds for the future.
#3 Team Building Tip: It Is Not All About You
Make sure that your meeting is all about the team.
You are the last person that they want to hear from week after week – meeting after meeting!
Using a system of meeting planning that delegates the many parts of the meeting out to your team members, you will build a strong team who feel empowered by the process and want to keep coming back!
Read the 4 part series on team meeting planning and learn how to create fun, engaging team meetings that people want to attend!
#4 Use Themes
When you keep your team guessing at what is happening next there will always be an air of excitement.
Direct sales meeting themes that keep them guessing will keep them coming back for more!
#5 Train To Every Personality And Level
Left brain, right brain, logical, emotional….
We all think differently.
Using a wide variety of training techniques allows you to teach to all the different personality types.
Lectures, games, workshops, role play, etc. all teach to a different personality type. Learn more about training both sides of the brain with games.
#6 Teach The Basics At Every Meeting
Every team member is at a different level of knowledge within your organization. Chances are your business has 4-5 basic training points. Recruiting, prospecting, sales, hostess coaching, etc. Teach each basic skill in a different manner at every single meeting.
Using our meeting planning template, you will hit every personality and every level of knowledge/skills within your team at every training session.
#7 Become A Leader Who Listens!
Empowering your team is all about keeping the focus on them! Remember that coaching a team or a consultant to success is about what they want. What are their goals?
Do not push your goals on them but learn to become a good listener and empower them in meetings as well as individual coaching.
#8 Leverage Your Time
The Direct Sales Recruiting University is affordable direct sales training that leverages your time!
Take advantage of the systems already created for team building that leverage your time and make the most of your efforts!
Team Building Tips For Building An Effective Team
Incorporate these team building tips for building an effective team into your meeting and coaching sessions so that your team grows.