Saturday, March 27, 2010

POWER Feedback

We all like to receive compliments from our fellow business associates when our business is successful. Verbal feedback or an email is quick and immediate, but there is “feedback” and then there is “POWER Feedback.”

Listed below are five different styles of verbal / email feedback… only one is POWER Feedback.

1.) Hi Joe! Hey, nice job on growing your business, keep up the good work.

2.) Joe, I wanted to let you know that your business is really taking off. Everyone I talk to is amazed on how well you are doing.

3). Hi Joe. Wow, your business is really doing well. I heard sales were up 10% over last year as a result of the new marketing strategy you recently implemented. I really want to thank you… you made me rethink my business strategy. Great job!

4). Joe….EXCELLENT! Your business is taking off…WOW!!!! Tremendous!!!

5.) Hi Joe, well I wanted to let you know that you are doing better in your business than I am in mine. I am still struggling, maybe since you are doing so well you can send me some pointers. I mean, we go way back and I always gave you ideas, maybe its time you give me some of yours. You’re the best!

What is the correct answer?

What is POWER feedback and why?

What is the advantage of POWER feedback?

Let’s continue the discussion, email;

Monday, March 8, 2010

5 TIPS TO SUCCESS by Crystal Barr

1- Be Consistent. Do an activity everyday that will help you towards your goal, then make it 2 a day. This will help produce results.

2- Be Confident. Who cares what others think or say. When people doubt your dreams or visions, stand your ground and stay true to what you know to be true.

3. Develop Systems. This will help with the activities that you find yourself doing over and over and over, that are necessary but take alot of your time. Mary Kay always said "Don't waste dollar time doing penny jobs." for example- If you find yourself answering the same questions for clients or team members, develop an email that answers that question and save it instead of recreating it everytime.

4. Be an energy giver not a drainer. Be the person that everyone wants to be around. Not the person that everyone dreads. When people can leave your space pumped up, you will be a person of influence.

5. Set a goal and do not waiver from it. Remember, a goal is written in pen and the date in pencil. It's ok to fail when working towards a goal. That will only make the end that much sweeter. The journey is where we learn, the finish line is where we celebrate. Without a defined goal we are just lost.

Crystal Barr
Independent Sales Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics