700x112px 90 Day assets2Social media is a great way to connect with new people but it’s no substitute for a real-world conversation. Successful Network Marketers are also successful relationship builders and building a relationship requires personal interaction.

Here’s how to take those online contacts and connect with them in the real world.

social_media2_1Setting the scene

Once you’ve set up your personal social media strategy start thinking about how you’ll monitor and respond to people interacting with you and your posts.

Tools like Hootsuite and Post Planner can all help you post and respond strategically.

Keeping it simple

When someone interacts with you and expresses interest in learning more about what you do or how you do it, keep your response short and sweet.

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Don’t bombard them with more information or urge them to ‘buy now!’ Contact them via direct message and schedule a time to chat with them in person or set up a three-way phone call so you can learn more about them and their goals.

Follow through on that scheduled call or meeting where you can let the natural enthusiasm in your voice shine!

See it in action

Here’s an example of how you can take online interest offline:

Your friend, Jane Doe, comments on a photo of you holding a medal after a 10km run. She says, “Wow, you’re obviously doing something right! What is it?!”

You respond publicly in a comment, “Hi, Jane! I’ll send you a message about my ‘secret weapon!’”

Then, you immediately send a Facebook message (or a text, if you have their phone number) to set up a meeting within the next 48 hours. Offer two appointment slots to offer as options. Your message, then, would look something like this:

“Hi, Jane! I’m still learning about the products, but my friend, Sarah, knows all about them and she has time available for a phone call at 3 or 6:00 o’clock tomorrow to tell you more. It’ll only take 15 minutes. What time works for you?”

The key is to keep it simple and take the conversation offline. Once you do that, you can get more in depth and start building a relationship!

Getting started is easy

Once you’ve mastered these basics, you’ll be on your way to success. Here are some more handy links with plenty of ideas to get you on your way:

Isagenix ANZ social media links

Check out these social media links and Isagenix websites for inspiration. You’ll have a host of tools at your fingertips to connect with and share as you expand your network!