Ten Commandments of Proper E-mailing

Written by Jane Deuber

E-mail is without a doubtrepparttar best business-building tool to hitrepparttar 117153 home-based business arena sincerepparttar 117154 fax! Why? Because it is low cost, instantaneous, flexible and absolutely anyone who can type can learn how to use it to their advantage.

But just because you know how to open, write and send an e-mail doesn't mean you are makingrepparttar 117155 most of this incredible tool. In fact direct sellers who fail to follow simple e-mail etiquette may be doing more harm than good. Check these Ten Commandments of Proper E-mailing to see how you measure up.

1. E-mail netiquette: > Thou shall not SHOUT (all caps) > Thou shall not flame (profanity) > Thou shall not SPAM (unsolicited junk e-mail) > Thou shall not attach large files (or more than one at a time)

2. Be Brief And To The Point - Messages should be concise and torepparttar 117156 point. Think of it as a telephone conversation, except you are typing instead of speaking. Nobody has ever won a Pulitzer Prize for a telephone conversation nor will they win one for an e-mail message.

3. Always Use The Subject Line - The subject line of your e-mail determines whether it will be read or not, so make it compelling. Including an appropriate description inrepparttar 117157 subject line is a courtesy that will be much appreciated by clients who need to store and easily reference previous e-mails.

4. Include a Signature - A custom signature, automatically added to your outgoing e-mail is one more opportunity to promote your business and invite people to your website. (In Outlook, you must first open a blank e-mail and then select Tools, Options andrepparttar 117158 General tab. Atrepparttar 117159 bottom right corner you'll see a button that will allow you to create as many signatures as you want).

5. BCC - (This stands for Blind Copy) - Don't expose your friends and relatives torepparttar 117160 risk of receiving future unsolicited e-mails. When sending an e-mail to numerous contacts, place your name onrepparttar 117161 TO: line andrepparttar 117162 rest ofrepparttar 117163 e-mail addresses inrepparttar 117164 BCC line. This way, your friend's and family's e-mail address is not distributed along withrepparttar 117165 message.

Make Friends with Your Phone

Written by Nicki Keohohou

Phone Phobia? Here are a few tips to help get you onrepparttar phone so you can call to offer a show, schedule a private appointment, and gather referrals.

ˇPut yourself in a positive frame of mind before you makerepparttar 117152 call and transfer your enthusiasm torepparttar 117153 person you are calling.

ˇThe first fifteen seconds setsrepparttar 117154 tone for your entire call. Your most effective introduction is one with professionalism and warmth.

ˇBe polite and show respect by asking "Is this a good time for you?"

ˇEveryone wants to feel special, so inrepparttar 117155 beginning build rapport by offering a sincere compliment or asking about her family or a special interest.

ˇUse recommended scripts and dialogue provided by your company. They are included in your training material because they have worked well! Set a goal to userepparttar 117156 script as is for at least six calls and only after trying it as is change it to suite your personal style.

ˇGo for it! You maderepparttar 117157 call - now makerepparttar 117158 most ofrepparttar 117159 opportunity by offering to:

1) Save them money by mentioning a special offer or suggesting they hold a show/party and earn free products and discounts.

2) Earn additional income by helping them start a home-based business with your company.

3) Sharerepparttar 117160 product orrepparttar 117161 business opportunity with a friend. Offer a referral incentive for any leads they provide who end up joining your team.

ˇNo matter whatrepparttar 117162 result always ask for a referral by saying, "Who do you know who needs to do some gift holiday shopping or who would like to have some additional cash?"

Set Yourself Up For Success Every month you have a new opportunity to make a difference in your business. But you can't make a difference if you do not make contact withrepparttar 117163 lifeline of your success: your customers, hostesses, and people within your circle of influence.

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