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Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by mlsanders on Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:19 am

Do you remember when we started out? We would make a list of all the people we come in contact with. We've expanded on that list. Every time we go to a restaurant, we get to know our waiter/waitress by name. I have also learned to tip well and they will remember your name as well!
People who I know are always calling out my name so everybody can hear it. Now more people are becoming familiar with my name whom I have never formally met. Now more people knows me and greeting me before I get to know them.
Now it's back to the beginning. It's not how many people you know, but also how many people know you. Those people are the ones who can recomment others to you.
You may not know 200 people, but it's possible that over 200 people knows of you! And they have friends!

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by LeadCaptureCoach on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:14 pm

Hi...y'all!

Happened that exactly using this strategy of the 200 people..That...everybody is in contact with...is what produced a legend...a he is still alive...unfortunately I do not recall his name...but he is the greatest car's salesman of all times.

Since he noticed that to all funerals and all weddings the percentage of participants was 200 people...he developed a system to send postcards to all relatives and aquaintands of the people that bought a car...and the amount of referrals was so huge that he sold something around 20 cars every day.

You all be well,

Roger Aburto
P.S. Sorry for my rather archaic English.
P.P.S.Update...the name is Joe Girard and he sold about three new cars every day (not 20)...and his rule was known a 250 rule..

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by mlsanders on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:59 pm

It may also be not so important how many people you know, but how many people know you?
Those very people that knows you can refer other people to you. The very people that may come to you are the very people that you have never met!

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by Stephen Meyer on Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:00 pm

Oh No, never tick off your Barber :D

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by JoycePenner on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:46 pm

Hi Jim. If you think about it you know a lot more people than you think. Who cuts your hair? Who's your dentist? Your optomitist? Who do you buy your cars from? Who fixes those vehicles? Who works at your local library? Who works at your favourite restaurant? Who owns your favourite restaurant? Who works at/owns your favourite store?

There are tons of people we know who we don't know or don't think we know. It's stretching our comfort zone and that's a good thing !!
Joyce

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by Stephen Meyer on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:45 am

Do I personally know 200 people, no way. As I network I might meet 200 people but that's on a business level. I also have around 750 FB friends but I don't know them personally. A few I do but most I don't. I drive all over the country and talk to people but I don't know them. At home I shop and run around town, it's a small town, I talk up the same people a lot and know the gossip about some but I don't personally know them. People I meet everyday are not really friends they border on acquaintances.

For most people making a statement like "you know 200 people" is wrong. Like you, Jim, it can make people think they've done something wrong in life. Thats stupid.

People that build massive down lines and correspond with people daily don't know all of them. knowing smeone is a whole different matter than working with someone.

As far as hitting everyone up about the business, I'm not doing it. I want to keep my friends. They know what km doing and I talk about it but I'm not into trying to sell friends and family on it. They'll see the changes and since they know why they will come to me. Those interested that is.

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by lyndacromar on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:29 pm

Nemo wrote:Hi all, I was listening to a speaker for an mlm company yesterday and he was talking about 'getting started' with mlm and he said:

"First talk to everybody that you know...because everybody knows at least 200 people"

...well I certainly don't and I don't think that many people know anywhere near that many, plus the people that I do know would not be interested in this type of business anyway...but that statement made me feel really down, as if I was 'different' to everybody else.... :oops:

So I would just appreciate any opinions or comments on this....do you know 200 people?

regards Jim T.


yes Jim I probably know personally more than 200 people. But lets qualify that, we are not just talking close friends and associates, but people you might have some association with. Now multiply that with the fact that as networkers we have to make it a point to meet new people everyday, that number can grow dramatically! (and this is not taking into account most of us having associations on the internet)

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by mlsanders on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:55 pm

I always thought that it was unimportant how many people I may know. What's more important is how many people who those people knows, and those other people knows. Someone is looking for that information that you have that will benefit them.
"Facebook" seems to work the same way. You know someone, and they have friends and somehow everyone is connected.

Re: How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by RichardDeHaven on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:39 pm

First the statement that you made, "people that I do know would not be interested in this type of business anyway" will be your reality. What you think and believe becomes your reality and the place from where we all operate from. I don't say this to cause you any form of frustration but that is a reality I have learned to be true. It's something to think about.

Now to answer your question, I can easily say I know hundreds of people because of the nature of my work of producing children's theater. But others may not know as many because they live more of a quiet life not interacting with many.

But the question should really be what kind of relationship do I have with all the people that I know and then go from there. If you are a jerk you'll have a hard time getting people to listen to you. If you are an absolutely kind person and pleasure to be around people will more likely listen to you.

I also ask myself what kind of person do I want to spend most of time with.

For example, I have become good friends with one of my large donors for my theater company. They are worth millions and live a lifestyle that many dream of. They just completed a transaction in real estate that netted them a little over $2,000,000. They own nine mansions and lots of businesses and real estate. I know this because I ask questions and have visited some of their homes. They also will be hitting a major jackpot very soon. They invested some money in a little known company called Facebook a few years ago. They also do venture capital investment.

With them I did not approach them about the business opportunity but I have shared the product with them and they bought the product.

Another example, I talk with this homeless man from the neighborhood everyday. I have no interest in having him in my business. He's not in that present mindset.

But most of my friends I can honestly see working with. I have a great relationships with. I don't have a problem sharing the products with them but I know some are not interested in business opportunities from previous conversations.

I have one friend who is always making comments about their friends always pushing things on facebook and they block them. Well, I make sure that if I make a comment on facebook about my business I exclude them from that particular posting.

Since most of my relationships come from my theater company I try to respect that relationship but I always find a way to indirectly introduce my product. I used my product as a fundraiser one time. That got people interested in learning more.

Always remember not everyone will be interested.

Appreciation from the Heart,

Richard De Haven

How Many People Do You Know?...

Post by Nemo on Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:07 pm

Hi all, I was listening to a speaker for an mlm company yesterday and he was talking about 'getting started' with mlm and he said:

"First talk to everybody that you know...because everybody knows at least 200 people"

...well I certainly don't and I don't think that many people know anywhere near that many, plus the people that I do know would not be interested in this type of business anyway...but that statement made me feel really down, as if I was 'different' to everybody else.... :oops:

So I would just appreciate any opinions or comments on this....do you know 200 people?

regards Jim T.

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