Years ago, I had this guy in my organization who was, we’ll just say, a character…
This was before I learned the rule: Only work with people who are a joy to work with.
At the time, I was like a rabid dog hungry to achieve success and I would work with just about anyone who would fog a mirror.
I’ll change the name to protect the guilty so let’s just call him Rufus.
Now, Rufus is about to drop some of the greatest recruiting tips you should never use…
But first, let me tell you a bit about Rufus.
Rufus was one of these guys who was SUPER excited.
Which, in itself, is a great quality.
I love working with people who are excited like me…
…but Rufus was like a Jack Russell Terrier jump-al-over-you, WAY over the top, hyped up on too many caffeine pills kind of excited.
Somehow, and I still don’t know how, Rufus managed to enroll quite a few people because he was willing to talk to anyone and, unfortunately, say anything.
His sponsor was a good guy but not super active so he introduced Rufus to me over the phone so I could support Rufus with three-way calls. I was more than excited to have someone actually doing something in my group so I made myself happily available.
The happily part went away pretty quickly after we did a few calls. You’ll realize why after I give you a few of Rufus’ favorite recruiting techniques. He was the perfect example of what NOT to do.
The Top Recruiting Tips to NEVER Use…
Idiot Recruiting Tip #1:
Promise them a lot of spillovers.
Rufus’ saying was, “lock in your spot because we’re driving this leg to China.”
Idiot Recruiting Tip #2:
Tell them it’s easy and the product “sells itself”.
Idiot Recruiting Tip #3:
Lie about your income or your upline’s income.
Idiot Recruiting Tip #4:
Tell them they’re missing out and will regret it if they don’t join.
Idiot Recruiting Tip #5:
If they’re in another network marketing company, bad mouth their company and tell them how much better yours is.
I managed to do about 5 calls with Rufus before I stopped taking his calls and, I kid you not, he worked in all 5 of the above.
Sometimes I wonder what Rufus is doing today. If I had to guess, probably prison or an illegal Ponzi scheme.
Anyway, thought you’d get a kick out this.
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