Communication Style Compatibility is Key When Shopping for a Sponsor

6 Mar

What’s your preferred method of communication? Face to face? Phone? Email or text?  Most of us tend to lean more toward one style over the other. Some are strongly opposed to texting or to using the phone. Before you sign up with a particular sponsor is the time to find out if your communication styles are compatible.

He may be smart, experienced and appear to be a good fit for you; but if you really learn best by talking on the phone or don’t check your email very often; and your sponsor is glued to the computer it could pose a problem. Wouldn’t you rather find out about the communication conflict before you finalize your enrollment?

That is not to say that just because your preferred methods are not the same that you won’t be able to build a successful business.  There are plenty of people who can adapt to any method of communication and therefore this becomes a moot point. Nonetheless, it’s still something worthy of discussion during your investigation and research stage.

If the sponsor you want to sign with does indeed communicate opposite of your preference, only you can decide if this is a deal breaker.  Two factors to consider in your decision process:

1.  If you really prefer telephone over email but seem drawn to a sponsor who prefers email, you will need to figure out a way to live with email communication and to check your email more frequently or find someone who is more of a phone person. Be realistic.

2. If you’ve found someone who in all other aspects is a good fit, then simply ask them if they have anyone else in their downline who is more of a phone communicator. The theory behind this is that you would still have access to your “first choice” and to any team meetings or websites, plus you would also have a direct sponsor who communicates in the manner you prefer.  This may be an ideal situation for all.

Lastly, in addition to discussing the preferred communication style of your potential sponsor, ask about availability – specifically how early or how late the sponsor accepts communication. If your sponsor is on a different time zone or is an early bird and you’re a night owl, this also could prove to be a problem.

Choose wisely, as most direct sales party plan companies do not allow you to switch sponsors once you have enrolled.

xo

Debbie

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Debbie Shulman, Owner of Home Party Divas is a mom of 4 and a happy wife in a happy life. Lives in Florida. She loves direct sales and feels it is the best way to own a business without a large investment.

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