Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How to Create a Facebook Fan Page for your Limelight by Alcone Business


 
Hello friends, I hope you are all having a great week!  I just love this time of year!  I had an amazing time sharing my company and products at a local holiday shopping event.   It has truly been a very fun and rewarding experience sharing these amazing Limelight by Alcone products with everyone.

An easy way to continue to share with your Limelight by Alcone customers, hostesses, and team members is to have a Facebook Page.  It gives your friends another avenue to interact with you and a way for new customers to find you.  Even if you have a personal Facebook account that you use regularly, having a Facebook Fan page allows for a different type of interaction and also expands your audience.  A Facebook page for your Limelight by Alcone business is an ideal way to connect with your customers on Facebook, while a Facebook Group is better suited to interacting with your team.

With a Facebook Page you can add additional graphics & media, post links to sites that your readers might find interesting, and engage in a more casual conversation. You can also use your page to "like" other Fan pages and comment on those pages from your Facebook Page as opposed to your personal account.

Are you ready to create a Facebook Fanpage for your Limelight by Alcone business?  Then let's get started!

1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages to get started.   You’ll see a screen like this:  

Once you are there, click on the Create Page button in green at the top. 


2. Click on Brand or Product in the upper right box. You’ll be prompted to choose a category.


3. In the category dropdown, select Category.


4. Type in the name you want to give Facebook Fan page name under the Category dropdown box.  It's very important that you follow Limelight by Alcone's company guidelines when naming your Facebook Fan page.
 
5. Fill in some basic information about your Limelight by Alcone business.  Here, you can give a short description about yourself and your Limelight business, as well as links to your Limelight website itself and to other social media profiles (such as your Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram account.)  Hit 'Save Info'.



6. Next you’ll be prompted to upload a profile picture. I strongly feel your profile picture should be an actual head shot of yourself and not a logo or a picture of the products.  Fans like to know who the person is behind the Fan page.  You can always add logos and picture of products to your cover photo.  If you don’t have a good picture at the moment, feel free to skip this step – you can always add a picture later.



7. Facebook will automatically add your new Fan page to your Favorites for easy access.
 
 
8. Select your Preferred Page Audience 
 
And your done!  Easy peasy, right?
You’ll be taken to your page, which has the admin panel across the top. Feel free to explore the various settings and options. There are all kinds of prompts to help you understand what to do.  You can invite your friends, add a cover photo, update your page info and update your about section all from your Admin panel. 

Feel free to click on this link to become a Facebook fan of Karen Tucci Beauty...I would love it if you did!

Now for the fun part!  Post your first photo or status update from your new fan page!!

Don't forget to also share your new Facebook page on your personal Facebook wall.  Announce to the world your new Limelight by Alcone business and encourage your friends to check out your page and 'Like' it.  Have a blast marketing your new Limelight business through your Facebook fan page.  Have fun with it!  Your enthusiasm will be contagious and everyone will want to check out your new business.  

I hope you all enjoyed learning the basics on how to create a Facebook Fanpage for your Limelight by Alcone business.  I hope to share more social media tips with you in the future.  I strongly feel that social media is the future of Direct Sales and I always try to share social media tips and tricks with my team and with YOU.  Have a great week!!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Direct Sales Selling Tip #4


Make it a point to truly connect with everyone at every party.  By doing so, you will gain new friends, not customers.
 
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Instagram Tips for your Limelight by Alcone Business

 
Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  You all know how much I love Social Media and sharing my knowledge with all of you so I couldn't wait to talk with you today about my latest obsession...Instagram.  I feel like using Instagram for your Limelight by Alcone Direct Sales business has really taken off recently with the new Instastories feature and I couldn't wait to share a few tips with you.  Instagram is an amazing visual social media platform that allows users to connect equally.  It levels the playing field to allow everyone an equal opportunity to connect with others through their pictures. 

Tips for Using Instagram for your Direct Sales Business
  • Share only positive and compliant images.  Always be sure when posting a photo that you are mindful of any rules that you could be breaking with your Limelight by Alcone policies and procedures and, of course, always keep things positive!
  • Mix it Up: Share entertaining and attractive images of your daily life along with Limelight by Alcone product images which keeps your feeds engaging and relatable.  Even though you may have set up an Instagram account with the sole purpose of selling products, you do not want to only post your products all day, every day.  Your followers will start to tune you out or unfollow you all together.
  • Share your Excitement: If you follow my journey on Instagram, I am sure you could just feel my excitement and passion leaping out at you through the screen of your smart phone.  Excitement breeds excitement!! 
  • Tag another Instagram User:  Tagging others on Instagram is a great way to promote another user or encourage engagement on your account.  For example, you can congratulate one of your top leaders who earned a promotion and tag them by using the @ symbol.  Not only does this invite engagement, but it will also bring attention to your leader's Instagram account as well. 
  • Use Hashtags:  Adding hashtags to your photos is a great way to find new followers and share your photos with more people.   A hashtag is a symbol that allows web search engines to find and categorize messages, keywords and in the case of Instagram, photos.  When you use them on social media like Instagram, you can search on them and see who else is using the same hashtag.  Using hashtags is also a great way to brand yourself on Instagram.  I always use that hashtag #karentuccibeauty on every photo that relates to my Limelight by Alcone makeup and business tips to group all of my business related photos together.  If a user were to click on that hashtag, they would find every photo related to my business. 
  • Optimize your profile: Your Instagram profile says a lot about you so make it a good one!  This is where potential followers will determine whether or not you have enough in common or that you portray a certain quality that will make someone want to follow your account.  Try not to be too specific when writing your profile as you will want to attract a large pool of users not related to just one area of your life.  
  • Engage with your Followers - I click on every user who likes my photos.  Follow them back and engage with them.  If you can, stay active in their feed through your own likes and comments.
  • Cross-promote - Post your Instagram photo on Facebook or Twitter with a catchy phrase to entice readers to click over.  A great tip is to also use the same Instagram name as your Twitter handle for easy brand recognition.
  • Connect your Facebook and Twitter Accounts to your Instagram Account.
Are you on Instagram?  I would love to connect with you!  Please follow me at Karen Tucci.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Recruiting Tips for your Limelight by Alcone Business



Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Today's topic is all about sharing the Limelight by Alcone opportunity and to provide helpful suggestions on how to change your mindset when it comes to recruiting.  My easy and simple tips will greatly impact how you go about recruiting your next team member.

First, in order to become more confident and consistent in recruiting you must understand WHY, HOW and WHERE to recruit.  WHY would you want to mentor others and build a team?  Mentoring others provides so many more amazing opportunities in your business that you wouldn't normally achieve if you chose to only host parties.  Opportunities such as significant financial impact, career advancement, recognition, leadership, networking, personal growth and helping others achieve their dreams would not be possible without mentoring.

Second, you must understand HOW to recruit.  Recruiting is a skill that can be learned.  So many have a fear of recruiting either because of rejection or the fear of being too pushy.   If you are fearful of rejection or appearing too pushy when offering the gift of your Limelight by Alcone business, then you are focused on the wrong person.  When you mentor a new consultant, you are also giving her the opportunity to fulfill her dreams whether it's for her to have more time with her kids or less stress over the car payment.  Focus on your potential recruits needs and how the gift of Limelight by Alcone can help or change her life is always the right approach.

I want you to learn when you are sharing the Limelight by Alcone opportunity that it is important to remove your emotion from the outcome.  This will take the pressure off of you when you are going through the recruiting process. Think of yourself as hosting a birthday party and offering your guests a piece of birthday cake.   After offering them the piece of cake, it is their decision to accept or decline.  Are you offended or upset when your guest declines a piece of cake? Do you leave the room and go have a cry in your pantry?  No!  Perhaps she is on a diet, not feeling well or just not ready to have her cake yet.  She is not saying no to you, she is saying no to the birthday cake.  You move on and keep offering the birthday cake to your other guests.  This is how you want to recruit, keep offering the birthday cake to your guests and quickly move on when they say no.  Someone is eventually going to want a piece of birthday cake and you want to be the one offering it to them.

You must also change your recruiting mindset in order to be successful at recruiting.  I started out as a new Beauty Guide just like you with a starter kit.  In less than a year, I had been promoted three times.  Each promotion that I have achieved has been directly linked to recruiting.  What makes my story unique is that I saw the big picture of what my company had to offer and joined the business with an Active recruiting mindset.   With that said, lets talk a little bit about having an Active recruiting mindset and the difference between having an Active and Passive recruiting mindset.

A Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide with an Active recruiting mindset is actively seeking out members to share the opportunity with. They are intentional in their daily recruiting activities by making lists of potential recruits and setting small goals to talk to at least 1-3 of them a day.  They talk to people about the opportunity every where they go, such as the check out line in Target, Library, at the pediatrician's office, the playground or during Preschool drop off.  They also actively recruit on Social Media and take the time to most affectively use they amazing tools.  They follow up with warm leads and do not allow them to grow cold. 

A Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide with a Passive recruiting mindset is not actively looking for new team members in their daily lives.  It's not that they don't want a new team member, because they do.   They just go about their day, barely mentioning their business to anyone, hoping recruits will just some how find them.  They do not set small goals.  They do not share the opportunity as they talk to someone who could even possibly be a new recruit.  They are afraid of rejection or appearing pushy so they do not mention the opportunity at all.  They sit and wait hoping that the leads will some how find them and everything will work out.

Who do you think is going to be growing a team, moving up in your company and making the most of their business? The Consultant with the Active or Passive mindset?

Lastly, you want to know WHERE to recruit.  You won't find a better opportunity to recruit more people at the same time then at a party.  Every time you go to a party, you have to be intentional and possess an Active recruiting mindset at all times.  I always go to a party with the intent of identifying at least 2 women that I would like to have join my team.  The first recruit you are going to identify is your hostess.  It has been said that 80-90% of recruits are previous hostesses.  The first step to recruiting your hostess is to include a "Think About It" packet in her Hostess Folder.  This gets the ball rolling and has her already thinking about the role as a Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide.
 
My "Think About It" packet  includes the following:
  • A decorative gift bag
  • Join Our Team flier
  • Career Plan flier
  • Catalog
  • Personal Card
When the guests begin to arrive, be sure you are taking the time to get to know the them.  Who is the most well liked guest or the life of the party?  Seek those guests out and get to know them better by asking them questions about themselves.  Are they married?  Have children?  Do they work outside of the home?  What activities are they involved in?  Pay attention to what questions they then ask you.  See where the gift of your opportunity can fit into their life.  You also want to take this time to start planting your recruiting seeds and see how they respond.  Be sure you do not pre-judge, try to get to know everyone at the party.  Even though you have a personal goal of targeting two potential recruits, you never want to limit yourself incase there are more.  Once you have identified your second recruit (or maybe even a third!) based on your conversations with your guests, you tell them you included something fun for her to look at when she gets home and then place her receipt inside the"Think About It" packet during the checkout process.  My goal for every party is to get rid of at least two packets, one to my hostess and one to a guest.   After the guest receives her order in a few days, follow up with a customer care call asking her if she was happy with her products and what she thought of the fun packet she took home with her.  The fortune is always in the follow up!

When you wrap up your party, be sure to ask your hostess if she looked over the "Think About It" packet that you gave her.  Let her now how much commission she would have made if this was her party.  Tell her if she would sign up to become a Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide that this could be her launch party.   She would receive the commission and any bookings that came with it.  Tell her that she was the one who did all the work and she will be pleasantly surprised to just how easy it really was.

Where else can you share the Limelight by Alcone opportunity?  Recruiting opportunities really are everywhere and it is up to you to be intentional in your recruiting efforts and always possess an Active Recruiting Mindset to find them.  These recruiting tips when followed can help you when speaking to potential new team members.  Make sure to always be up front and honest when speaking about the business.  Show your passion but don’t scare them with too much information or over enthusiasm.  Remember to always follow up!  You can grow your team and your income through sharing the opportunity with confidence and practice.
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How to Have a Successful Limelight by Alcone Vendor Event


Hey there Mamas!  I am so thrilled that you have decided to join me this evening!  As the weather grows colder, the Fall and Winter craft and vendor show season really starts to heat up.  It seems like every church, school and organization in your community is hosting a vendor or craft show.  For a Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide, this can be a very busy and exciting time of year!  Now you can take part in craft and vendor fairs all year long, but there is no easier time to jump in than the fall.  Fall is prime buying season which means people come to these events looking to start tackling their Christmas lists.  I don't think there is a more perfect Christmas gift than beautiful makeup from Limelight by Alcone.  Here are a few tips to help you have an amazingly successful Limelight by Alcone Vendor Event!
First, I have to say before we even get started that Vendor Events should not be the lifeline of your business...home or online parties should be. Vendor shows are great for finding new customer and getting your name out there.  If you have the opportunity to book a home party on the same day as a vendor show, choose the home party.  It can becoming pretty pricey if you replace vendor shows with home parties.  With that said, vendor shows can be very helpful in your Limelight by Alcone business if they are done properly.  We are going to start off with some basics to make sure that we are all on the same page.
Before you even get started researching Vendor Events, you will want to familiarize yourself with Limelight by Alcone Policies and Procedures on Vendor Show and Events so you know what is expected of you as an Independent Designer representing Limelight by Alcone.
SET YOUR GOALS
The purpose of a vendor show is to find new hostesses, customers and potential team members.  Think about what your goals are for this vendor event and focus your energy there.  Do you want to book more parties?  Looking to grow your Limelight by Alcone team?  Or sell some of your inventory?
 
I keep an eye out for the women who need some extra income or who is looking for a girls night out to escape the every day chaos.  I invite them into my booth to see what Limelight by Alcone can do for them.
WHERE DO YOU FIND VENDOR SHOW OPPORTUNITIES?
Google Vendor Events in Your Community with these key terms:
  • Local Festivals
  • County Fairs
  • Job Fairs
  • Craft Shows
  • Bridal Shows
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Once you locate an event that you would be interested in, you will want to confirm with the event coordinator that there isn't another Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide signed up already.  I typically will pay only $25 - $75 for an event that I will attend by myself.  If the fee is more expensive than what I am willing to pay on my own, I will contact another team member to see if she would be interested in splitting the booth fee with me.  This also means splitting the leads, use your own judgment on how you would like to handle.  Very large vendor events can be pretty expensive and can range up to $700.  Be sure to do your homework before investing this kind of money.  With an event this size, it's best to enlist the help of several team members.
 
QUESTIONS TO ASK THE EVENT COORDINATOR
  • Is this a first time event?
  • How well was this event marketed?
  • How many people has this event attracted in the past?
  • How many vendors will be in attendance?
Don't be afraid to ask these questions, you want to make sure this event is worth your time and money.  For larger events, I have even spoken to a vendor from another Direct Sales Company who has had experience this event in the past.  I want to get her knowledge and advice about her experience to see if it is something I would be interested in.
You also want to familiarize yourself with the Policies and Procedures of that particular event.  A few other questions to ask the event coordinator are:
  • If the event is outside, what is there is bad weather?
  • How early do you need to arrive to set up your booth?
  • Is the event supplying vendors with tables or do you have to bring your own?
  • Is there a contract to sign?
You want to make sure there are no surprises when you show up. 
DISPLAY OF YOUR BOOTH
When setting up your booth, you want to keep these key points in mind:
  • Keep it clean and simple.
  • Keep it inviting.
  • An more importantly, is it obvious that it's a Limelight by Alcone booth?
  • What makes your booth unique.
  • Would I stop at my booth if I were a passers by?
Setting up your booth should not be difficult, grab a tablecloth, your kit, and a tent if the event were outside.  You want to make your job look and fun and easy incase any potential team members stop by.  Now that you have your booth set up, now how do you get people into your booth?  Offer a Giveaway!  You can giveaway a $25 Limelight by Alcone gift card or a Limelight product.  Women are very visual and would love to win one of our beautifully packaged products. Have a pad of paper and a sign that you are doing a giveaway.  After speaking to each person who stops by your booth, say to them "It was such a pleasure speaking with you, would you like to enter my giveaway?"  Who doesn't love free stuff?  I have not had anyone turn me down yet.  Ask them to write on your notepad their name, phone number and email address so you can contact them if they won.  At the end of the vendor show, you now have everyone's email address that you spoke to.  The biggest benefit to doing this is that you can now add all of their emails to your Limelight by Alcone monthly newsletter. 
This year, I am trying something new at my vendor events and displaying a booking tree.  It's a similar idea to my Deal or No Deal booking game.  It offers a prize for booking a party on the date they selected.
 
You always want to stand outside of your booth and invite people in.  Do not sit behind your booth, it makes you look unapproachable.

WHAT TO HAND OUT AT YOUR BOOTH
One of the biggest questions I receive when I am working my booth is "Can I have a catalog?"  I don't mind handing out catalogs, don't get me wrong, you just don't want to give a catalog to everyone.  That can get pretty expensive!  What I do is that I have all of my old catalogs sitting out and I have them labeled.  And that label says something catchy...'Although this catalog is old, take one look and you will be sold.  Contact me for a new catalog!'
This is a great way to get rid of your old catalogs.  And its a great way to conserve my new catalogs.  I keep my current catalogs out of sight and reserve them only for serious leads such as someone wanting to book a party or join my team. 
Some other things to have on the table are business cards, recruiting packets for potential team members, and of course, a little jar of suckers or stickers to give to all the little kids that stop by your booth.  Keep in mind, you want to keep a clutter free area.
Under the table, you will want to keep hostess packet for all interested in booking parties.  You are going to want to keep your booking calendar tucked away for easy access for those who want to book their parties that day.  Keep a notepad of all the warm and hot leads that you receive.  Keep notes about what you talked about.  They will all start to run together as your day goes on and what you are going to want to remember what you and that sweet stay at home mom talked about that stopped by your booth and wanted to learn more about becoming a Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide.  She would make the perfect addition to your team and you don't want to forget what you two talked about. 
THE FORTUNE IS IN THE FOLLOW UP
When I get home from my event, I send out a mass email reminding them that we met at the event and thanking them for their time.  Congratulate the winner of your giveaway and let them know you will be in touch with them.  This keeps the conversation going and the relationship building.  I add any hot or warm lead to my lead binder that I keep with me at all times.  If I am ever in the car waiting to pick up my daughter at preschool or have a few minutes during my kid's naptime, I pick up the phone and call my leads. 
It is imperative to make an appointment in your calendar in a few days after the event to follow up with all of your leads before they go cold.  If you don't schedule time for follow up them you wasted your money by letting those leads go cold.
VENDOR EVENT DO'S AND DON'TS
  • DO stand in front of your booth and talk to people.
  • DON'T sit your chair and wait for them to come to you.
  • DO call your leads and
  • DON'T talk yourself out of it by telling yourself you are bugging them.
  • DO put your cell phone away and
  • DON'T text or Facebook from your booth the entire time.
  • DO have a sign at your booth that says 'Join My Limelight by Alcone Team'
  • DO make the best out of your event even if there is a low attendance.
  • DON'T forget to get to know the other vendors and leave your business cards with them. 
  • DO your homework so there are NO surprises when you arrive at the event.
  • DON'T eat at your booth.
  • DO work smarter, not harder.
  • DO talk to everyone who passes by and
  • DON'T prejudge, you never know who is needs a little Limelight in their life.
  • DO build a good relationship with the event coordinator and
  • DON'T forget to ask to secure your spot at their next event.
  • DO remember you are representing Limelight by Alcone at your booth and you always want to be at your best.
I hope you found these tips to be helpful! Have you been signing up for Fall Craft and Vendors shows yet?  I would love to hear how you plan on having a Successful Limelight by Alcone Vendor Event.
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How to Host a Successful Limelight by Alcone Facebook Party

 
A common question I receive from new Consultants lately is 'What is a Facebook Party?' and 'How can I do this with my friends?'  It certainly sounds like fun, right? You simply can not go wrong combining everyone's love of Facebook and a party. The two things just naturally seem to go together.  Facebook parties are a great way to earn more sales for the month to your business. These are perfect if you are having a slow month or need to get more exposure to your Limelight by Alcone business. Often friends have a night where they are not doing anything but can’t necessarily make it to a home party.  I know personally that it's not always easy to find a sitter and will just enjoy a relaxing weekend night at home in my jammies.  At some point during the night, I will hop on Facebook.  Why not offer a Limelight by Alcone Facebook party where your friends can still buy their favorite Limelight products and possibly win the Hostess rewards?  All from the comfort of their own home.
There are a few ways to host a Facebook party. You can keep it open where friends order over a brief period of time such as a week or you can do an online event night where the event will take place for one night for only a few hours. All friends will hang out on Facebook and spend time online in the event. You can also have a friend or family member host a Facebook party on your behalf for all of her friends and family.  If you have a friend who is hosting a Facebook party for you, be sure to send her catalogs, order forms and some sample products so she can collect orders from friends and family win person who may not be able to attend the event or who do not have a Facebook account.

The next question you want to address is who earns the Hostess Rewards at a Facebook party?  You can create Facebook parties and make yourself the hostess or you can set the party up as a mystery hostess and reward your guests using an entry system.  Each guest can earn an entry by attending, bringing a friend, placing an order or hosting a party of their own.  Choose a winner at random at the end of the party by collecting all the entries and picking a name out of a 'virtual' hat.  I typically use Random.org.  If your friend is hosting a Facebook party for you, she will earn the hostess rewards. 
When setting up your Facebook party, go to the Events icon on the left sidebar of your Facebook account.  Create a new event and invite all of your friends.  Be sure to attach several pictures of Limelight by Alcone products within your event page that you have set up of to entice your guests right out of the gate.  Who can resist all the beautiful makeup?  In your description, write a brief summary about how your Facebook party is going to work and what they can expect by attending. 
As the Facebook party hostess, you can still go through your presentation as you would a home party. Share a little bit about yourself, how Limelight by Alcone was founded and other fun and exciting tidbits about life as a Limelight Consultant.  Don't forget to play Booking Games!  You can post pictures of 5 colored envelopes by saying there are prizes located inside.  Encourage someone to book an on-line or home party by explaining that by booking a party with you, they can earn the gift located inside the envelope they choose. 
It's a party so you want to remain a charming hostess at all times and make your guests feel comfortable!  Offer virtual drinks and snacks to your guests throughout the party and always thank your guests for coming and placing an order.  Be sure to keep the party fun and exciting!  Offer incentives throughout the party and give a few shout outs to guests who place orders, bring a friend or simply for attending.  
 
At the end of your Facebook party be sure to thank all your guests for coming.  Share how much the Hostess earned in benefits, your guests will be amazed at how easy was and want to host a party of their own and earn hostess benefits too.  If it was a Mystery Hostess party, announce the winner of the hostess benefits and how much she earned.  Make sure to send a personal thank you via Facebook message or on their wall for attending.  This keeps the line of communication open and also continues to build your relationship with that customer.  After all, the relationships you build with your customers are most important.  It keeps them coming back and makes you their go-to Limelight by Alcone Consultant.
 
I would love to hear how a Facebook party has helped to grow your Limelight by Alcone business!  Any tips or success stories to share? Have I encouraged you to host a Facebook party of your own?  I would love to hear from you!  Have fun!
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Getting Started with Limelight by Alcone



Hello Mamas!  Are you thinking about joining Limelight by Alcone but not sure where to get started on your new business?  I would love to help!  First, you will want to let all of your friends and family know that you just joined this amazing company and I have a wonderful idea on how you can do just that.  Today we are going to chat about creating a FRANKS Contact List.  You are probably asking at this point, who is FRANK?  LOL!  Here is where the fun word comes from:

(F)riends or Facebook
(R)elatives
(A)cquaintances or Activities
(N)eighbors
(K)ids

A FRANKS List is basically making a list of friends and family who you think would love hearing more about your new Limelight by Alcone business.  It's very important when creating your FRANKS List to go in with a positive attitude and open mind. Remember that you are presenting someone with an amazing opportunity!!!  The gift of buying an amazing product, earning free products or the gift of time and financial freedom.  More importantly, never pre-judge!  Some one that you omitted from your list could end up on someone else's list and end up as their customer, hostess or new team member.  If you think they are an amazing person, someone else does too!  You just never know how people will react, or who they could lead you too.  You also want to remember that your FRANKS contact list is your greatest asset when starting your business.  Keep in mind too that as your business grows and evolves, so will your FRANKS List.

Creating a FRANKS Contact List is simple, you just write down names of people you associate with in each of these categories.   Keep your list long, it will feel so much better when you receive your first few no's knowing that you have so many more people to talk to about this amazing opportunity.

FRIENDS - Ask yourself, which of my friends would be interested in hearing more about Limelight by Alcone?  Don't forget to look through your Facebook friends, cell phone contacts, email contacts or your LinkedIn contacts ~ there may be some people there that you still count as friends but you haven't spoken to in awhile.  All of those high school friends and old sorority sisters that you haven't connected with in years, what a great reason to reconnect and let them know what is new with you!!!  Just be sure not to bombard your online contacts with status updates and impersonal messages that are perceived as spam about your Limelight by Alcone business.   This is not an effective way to utilize social media and it will only turn them off.

RELATIVES - Do you have any relatives, local or out of town who may be interested?  Don't forget to include your spouse's relatives too when building your list.

ACTIVITIES - Are there people I have met in activities that I participate in who may enjoy hearing about Limelight by Alcone or looking for a career change?  Think about your community organizations, church and other social groups.

NEIGHBORS - Your neighborhood is a great place to start sharing the Limelight by Alcone love.  Pass out your catalogs or flyers letting them know that they have a new Limelight by Alcone Beauty Guide in their neighborhood.  It's also a great way to connect with a new neighbor that may have just moved in looking to meet other neighbors.  Share with her the possibility of having an Limelight by Alcone party and invite the neighborhood over for a girls night out. 

KIDS - If you have kids, I am sure you have met other parents through their activities, daycare, Mom's groups and play groups.  I personally have met a lot of parents and teachers through my daughter's preschool and have turned into the "go-to" mom for Limelight by Alcone orders.  It's been such a amazing opportunity and I love it!  I make sure I wear makeup for pick ups and drops off and always carry my business bag that has Limelight by Alcone embroidered on it.  Everyone at my daughter's preschool knows that I am the Makeup Mama!

When compiling your FRANKS Contact List, it is important to use Memory Joggers to get you started.  Here are a few examples of memory joggers: Babysitter, Banker, Bridesmaid, Dentist, Doctor, Sorority Friend, BFF, Teacher, Gym, Co-Worker, Sister, Realtor, Unemployed, Stay At Home Mom, People Person, Popular, Needs More Money, Best Dressed, Strong Influence, Service Industry Worker, Enthusiastic.  These are just a few sample memory jogger terms or adjectives to use when thinking of those individuals who would be amazing assets to your FRANKS Contact List.

As you create your list, remember to keep an open mind and do not pre-judge!!  You never know what someone else is going through, what their dreams are or what their current financial situation is.  You could be providing them with an amazing gift and they will be forever thankful for the opportunity. 

Once you have your list, it's time to start contacting them.  Sometimes people just need an idea presented to them, they may have never realized that what they had been searching for all this time was right in front of them.  All they need is for you to ASK!
 
Have a great day!
XOXO,
Karen
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