I want to share this story from a friend of mine because it happens a lot and it's very much a turn-off. Yet, people offering it think it's ok because they think they are giving a gift of free product to "try".
Well, I'm here to tell you this doesn't work.
I share this story so you can learn from it.
My friend happens to be in the fitness industry so, people reach out to her all the time to get her to use and/ or sell their supplements.
She was recently approached by someone who she didn't know via facebook messenger. Although they had friends in common, they were not connected.
The message went something like this "Hi there, would love to have you try out my products for free and tell me what you think."
My friend wasn't happy, in fact, it annoyed her.
If you're in that business, you get approached CONSTANTLY so, it's kind of annoying, to begin with.
The person outreaching didn't even bother to get to know the person she was trying to sell to. She had no idea what my friend did as a specialty in her business, what her values are, or if her supplements matched up with that in any way shape or form.
So, if you're doing this. Stop!
Take the time to get connected and learn about the people you want to approach. And don't approach them with the sale first (a free trial when you want someone to buy is not a gift).
Put connections first, and the sales will come.
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I would love to hear your networking stories! Please share below so I can teach others what not to do.
Hi there! I'm Shari and am thrilled you stopped by! I love developing community, growing my business and helping health and wellness professionals do the same.