Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Having Confident Leadership in Team Building

Most people are always striving to better themselves.
For proof, check the sales figures on the number of
self-improvement books sold each year.

This is an indication of people's awareness that in order
to better themselves, they have to continue improving on
their personal development.

How about that!

To excel in any network marketing venture, you must have
confidence, and knowledge of your abilities. You have to
know and understand yourself and your goals.

You have to recognize and accept your weaknesses as well
as your special talents. This requires a kind of personal honesty
that not everyone is capable of exercising.

In addition to knowing yourself, you must continue learning
about people. And the best, and easiest way I know to master
this skill, is through Mentoring for Free and the personality
colors training.

But there's a flip side

Our society is predicated upon selling, and 90% of the world's
population doesn't like to sell, or be sold to. Accepting these
facts will enable you to understand that there is a need to
develop the relationship, to be successful in the business of
network marketing.

You get paid according to your people skills, and knowledge
of developing relationships with these people. If you're ready
to become successful, then think seriously about learning the
personality colors of your prospects.

It's as simple as that

Promoting a product or service for the benefit of other people.
Will work much better if you know your prospects, feelings,
thoughts and actions You can start with the classic ebook
"Success in 10 Steps",

Study, learn from Michael Dlouhy's experience, and watch your
business move ahead by leaps and bounds. By using the training
that is available with Mentoring For Free.

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a mentor with a servants heart

Drawing courtesy of Jeff Bucchino, "The Wizard of Draws"

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Economic Storm Creates Perfect Opportunity for Successful Network Marketing Team Building

Tough economic times are creating the perfect storm for,
starting a network marketing team building campaign. In these
days, it's becoming increasingly difficult to make ends meet
with just one source of income. Thus, more and more people
are investigating the possibilities of starting their own home
based business.

Now is the best time to get these people interested in joining
your group. The first thing you must do, however, is some basic
market research. Find out for yourself, first-hand, just how many
people there are in your area who are interested in your proposed
business opportunity.

Shooting fish in a barrel

This is known as defining your market and pinpointing your
prospects. If after checking around, talking about your idea
with a targeted group of people over a period of time, you get
the idea that these people would be motivated business partners.
Your next effort should be directed toward the training of your
step by step duplicatable system.

The more precise and detailed your system is for covering all
the bases relating to how you'll do everything that needs to be
done. The easier it's going to be for you to help your new team
members engage in success.

Plan you work, work your plan

Such a plan should show your prospects it pays to lay it all out on
paper before they get sponsoring. The clearer they can "see"
everything before starting the process, the better their chances
for success.

Now, assuming you've got your market targeted, you know who
your prospects are going to be and how you're going to reach
them. The next step is to set your plan in motion and start
building your network marketing team of motivated entrepreneurs

Organized activities, relieve chaos

If you've got your business plan properly organized, and have
implemented the activities. Starting a successful network marketing
business should be regarded as the beginning of an enterprise that
will grow and prosper, with you as the leader of your team,
receiving recurring income from your efforts.

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a mentor with a servants heart

Amazing Formula for Team Building

A Return To Simplicity

The 6 Things You Gotta Know To Put Your Formula Together

By Marlon Sanders


Let's return to simplicity.

There are all kinds of complicated things you can do to
market online. But let's just look at the simple things
we know work.

The following formula will work for you whether you have
your OWN products to sell or you're promoting affiliate products.

There are 6 basic things you gotta know to get your
Formula working for you:

1. Who is your target audience?

This is the FIRST thing you have to know. Who BUYS
what you're selling.

In today's world, this is easy to find.

a. You search Google for the keywords people interested
in buying what you hope to sell are likely searching

b. You take the top 10 web sites under those keywords.

c. You go to Quantcast.com and type in the URL's.

Now you know who your audience is.

2. What do they want to buy

a. Go back to the SAME websites in step one.

b. Look at what they're selling.

c. Now you know what people want to buy.

3. What's your advantage in the Game?

You need to have a USP or an advantage.

Look for 1 of 3 scenarios.

-- People who are underserved
-- overserved
-- or non consumers.

If they are underserved, you create products to serve them.

If they are overserved, meaning the products are more expensive
and elaborate than they need, you launch a scaled down product.

If they are non-consumers of your product, you make it easy
and convenient for them to use your product or service.

LAW ONE: Before going to battle, always have a clear, decisive
advantage. That's what Red Factor is about: Gaining an advantage.

Now, you know WHO buys, you know WHAT they buy,
you know WHAT your advantage is.

4. How you will reach 'em

Go back to the web sites in step one.

Go through and look to see if you can buy ads on their sites or
in ezines.

Do backlink checks with and see if any of those sites offer ads or

Go here:


On the first "site referrals" tab, type in each domain in the top
ten. Now you can see what KEYWORDS deliver the traffic.

You can buy keywords using ppc OR you can get organic rankings.
All you gotta do is find out:

* Where these people are hanging out
* The blogs they read
* The forums they go to
* The things they search for in Google

Then you offer a freebie that's irrestible to 'em.

5. How to get 'em into your funnel

Now you know how to reach 'em. You need to offer bait. You offer
a free report or other bait to get people into your sales funnel
so you can follow up with 'em.

What attractive report can you offer that people will crawl over
broken glass to get? THAT is what you offer on your "Squeeze"

6. Send 'em emails

Send 'em emails and promotions that get 'em to buy.

The idea here is to find other things they want to buy, join
the affiliate programs, write up promos and send 'em to your list.

You'll also want to publish content to your list. You can write
that yourself or hire writers.

Once people are on your list, you send content and offers.
There is a sequence to that that my friend Lee McIntyre has
proven to be very effective:

Content. Pitch. Content. Pitch. For every pitch, send a piece of

My friend Jim Edwards used to do: Content. Content. Pitch.

You can send offers for your own products or those from other
people. You can do your pitches in the emails, in blog posts, by
video, by audio, by webinar, by Ustream, or by teleseminar.

In Promo Dashboard, I call this rolling out "The Full Arsenal."
You use all the tools that work for you and fit who you are.

7. Turn every customer into an affiliate

In the ideal world, you wanna turn every customer into an affiliate.

The idea is that you make it easy for 'em to get articles, links,
banners and tools they can stick on a blog, Facebook or
Myspace page.


* Know who buys
* Know what they buy
* Know where they hang out at
* Offer 'em a tasty freebie they can't refuse
* Send 'em content and offers
* Get 'em all to be your affiliate

If you wanna get fancy, have 'em post and talk to you on your
blog and Twitter. Get 'em into a Facebook group.

Poof! Now you know the simplicity of marketing online. Isn't
that 10X clearer than a LOT of the things you've read to date?

You probably know someone who needs to read this article.
Would you post it on your blog, pass it along to 'em on Twitter
or spread the word to 'em on Facebook?

I know they'll appreciate the CLARITY. In marketing, there is
no 100% certainty. But there is CLARITY.

Simple, clear thinking about how to pay your bills and have a
nice life by sellin' stuff online.

This is what I offer you.

In a time when it seems like everything is so complexl, there is
an essential simplicity. It isn't always easy.

But it is CLEAR.


I hope it's all CRYSTAL to you now after readin' this article.
Spread the word.

Clarity exists at marlonsnews.com.

I've been around longer than most. Seen more things than most.
Tried more things that worked than most. Had more things fail
than most. Read more than most. And travelled and spoken
more than most.

Out of all that, there's on thing I have to offer you:



For help in finding your target market:

For help in finding your unique advantage:

For a software program that finds backlinks to a site:
http://www.findbacklinks.org. See my demo at:

For help with obtaining organic rankings:
That report is only $1.00.

For help with writing emails and promotions that get sales:

For more help in starting an affiliate program:

Marlon Sanders is the author of "The Amazing Formula That
Sells Products Like Crazy."

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a mentor with a servants heart

Friday, March 27, 2009

Floored by Team Building Results

The most interesting thing happened on the way to my blog.
I made a stop at ezinearticles.com, to upload a recent article
I had written. I had noticed they published one of my articles

Being curious as to it's ranking, I did a quick Google check,
lo and behold, my article is number one. I was floored
my article ranked #1 out of 12.7 million pages, in less than
a day.

I have to thank my mentor Richard Dennis for this happening.
He did a teleseminar a few weeks ago, about using LSI which
stands for latent semantic indexing. It sounds like some
boring scientific research gobbledy-goop.

But what it really means is using relative words, that match
you major keywords. So I thought I'd give it a go using this
free keyword software PPC Web Spy.

Since it works so well, I decided to join the 100 Day Challenge.
Which is to write 100 articles in 100 days. The site is free to
join, and the community is there to help keep you focused.
You can join the Challenge, and get writing.

100 Articles in 100 Days

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a mentor with a servants heart

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mentoring For Free the Training System for Team Building

Most people do network marketing every day, they just don't
get paid for it. Although many people would love to have the
opportunity to work from home, and have their own home based
business. Most won't even try because they have no idea where
to start.

These are people you know, who are actively seeking an
opportunity. So it will make it easier when you approach them
to join your organization. By teaching them the formula for
creating wealth in network marketing: “Get a large group of
people – to do a few simple actions– over a consistent period
of time."

Team development is a critical beginning in this process, so
consider the following After discussing their objectives in detail,
you will help them prepare an outline of the exercises and
activities that will help your new team members achieve their
business and team building goals.

When you plug them into the Mentoring For Free training system,
which is already set up and all they need to do, is take advantage
of it. I think I can safely say that we offer more training information
about how to successfully build your network marketing
business than on all the other MLM Internet web sites combined.

Mentoring for Free provides fun and strategic team building
training designed to increase the performance of your people and
organization. The scope of events changes on a regular basis with
new team building concepts being taught by our team of
coaches and mentors.

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a mentor with a servants heart

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Building Confidence for MLM Team Building

In network marketing, personal development is an important
part of the success quotient. So you cannot allow your thoughts
to be controlled by others, positive personal self talk is a
necessary tool to keep you in control of your own thoughts and

This is a great lesson for every network marketer.

The day's of you stumbling into success in network marketing
are gone. As prospects whose dominant emotion is fear - aren't
letting go of their wallets and purses so easily anymore. People
are so afraid, they don't want to spend their hard earned money
on anything that looks like a risky opportunity.

But sharper people who are re-inventing themselves and their
businesses with a disciplined action plan of personal development
are actually thriving. By being able to get control of your
thoughts and actions , you'll create success in network marketing
- in a good or a bad economy.

If you don't control your own thoughts, how can you ever expect
to talk confidently to a prospect about your opportunity? You
must believe in what you're saying about, your industry, your
company and your ability to help this individual build their own
downline...especially in these scary economic times. This creates
confidence in your team building strategy's

Luckily for us in network marketing, confidence is actually easy
to develop. In fact, if you stay on the personal development plan,
you'll eventually end up in a leadership role. So developing the
habits of highly effective people will pay off "big time"... so it's
worth it to stay the course of personal development mastery.

What you use to communicate with your prospects will have a
major effect on your ability to gain trust with them.Using
completely automated systems, where your prospect never
gets to question you, hear from you and "feel" your spirit, will
surely ruin your business. Even beforeyou can get it off the

Right now, you can get the tools and training you need to ensure
your success no matter what condition the economy is in. The
tools and training I use and suggest are available to you in
Mentoring for Free

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Seven Proven Principle's for Team Building

Here's a short video with a step by step mindset to help with
your network marketing team building efforts.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in Five Minutes or Less

David Riklan explains the principals of Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." Please subscribe to our "Change Your Life in 5 Minutes or Less" video series and check out http://www.selfgrowth.com for hundreds of free articles and resources on self improvement.

How can you use these steps in your team building plan

1) Be Proactive- Take responsibility for your team building
success. Dont rely on things like spillover

2) Begin with the end in mind- Get a clear picture in your
head of how many people will be on your team. How will all of
you get together, and celebrate success.

3) Put first things first- Decide that you will be the
leader of your team, then create the plan to make it happen

4) Think Win Win- Provide a step by step plan your
team can follow, so everyone share's in the success

5) Seek first to understand, then to be understood-
Learn how to listen to your prospects, find out what their
really looking for. Then explain how you can help them

6) Synergize- Create an exciting atmosphere where your
whole team can participate in the excitement, and success
your team is creating.

7) Sharpen you saw- Keep your team building activities
and tools in constant development. So they are producing
the best prospecting results possible.

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Creating a Successful Team Building Formula

If you are currently struggling in
network marketing, or have
failed in the past, it may surprise
you to learn that it wasn't
necessarily your fault. The
program you work with and when
you join it, have a significant
effect on both your earnings
potential, and how successful you
can become.

Even people who have been in the business for years often don't
understand how important these factors are to their success.
They may join initially after a good online presentation, but
they soon are out of their comfort zone and usually drop out,
or remain customers but do not actively build their home
based business.

Naturally you want to follow a successful formula. And the
best explanation for creating success in the network marketing
industry is, "get a large group of people to consistently
do a few simple activities, over a long period of time".
So it makes sense that we tailor our approach to prospects, with
that belief in mind.

So if you are looking to build a strong, solid, and ongoing business
in MLM. Then the most important activity you can engage in is
training, coaching, and mentoring the people you sponsor into
your business. And the best way to accomplish this is by
providing a detailed, step by step, duplicatable system.

This has to be created by the leadership, because the people
who are actually in the trenches promoting and prospecting.
They are the one's building the support structure that can help
you build your dreams. So give your team the passion they
require to carry the message to the masses.

You want to give them training, with targeted team building
tools. And a proven duplicatable system to use, and share with
their prospects. Provide mastermind workshops, where they
can grow into successful network marketers. If this seems like
a lot to create. There is a step-by-step system for you to follow,
and share. It's called Mentoring for Free

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Online Marketing as a Team Building Strategy

The affordability of online marketing
as a team building strategy is one of
many reasons why network marketers
have turned to the internet. Advertising
online is incredibly cost effective,
especially when you consider how many potential customers,
and business partners can be accessed with a focused marketing

There are just so many advantages to this type of strategy. First
of all, it is extremely easy to market your business online.
Including the ability to reach a large target audience, with the
potential to reach team members all over the world. And the
opportunity to customize your marketing efforts for different
sectors of the prospects you desire to sponsor.

Reaching a large target audience is another very worthwhile
reason for marketing your business online. You may have
spent a great deal of time and energy doing market research
to determine who your target audience is. You may have also
spent a great deal of time trying to figure out the best way to
reach this audience.

Regardless of where you live and operate your business, you
have the ability to reach those who have an interest in the
products you sell or the services you provide no matter
where they live. This makes it possible for you to do business
with customers and develop team members from around the

However, network marketing home business owners who have
an online presence. Are much more convenient because unlike
stores, website's never close. This convenience gives your
potential prospects the ability to view products and your
business opportunity. And compare them to the ones offered
by your competitors and make a purchase at any hour of any day.

This is so important because if your competitors are marketing
online, you may find they are gaining a steady advantage and are
becoming more appealing to them. So before too many of your
potential customers,and team members become loyal customers
or business partners of your competition. It's time to start figuring
out how you can market your network marketing business online
and keep ahead of the competition.

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

The Sunday Funny's

This weeks installment of the Sunday Funny's. A little humor
to lighten the day. Hope you enjoy!

Jungle Gym - funny animation

Visit http://www.aniboom.com for more Animation and Cartoons. Even animals can be self-conscious about their weight. Animation by David Badgerow Follow me: facebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/aniboomfanpage MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/aniboom Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aniboom If you liked this animation, don't forget to subscribe, you know you want to .

Miss Clover - Funny animation

Visit http://www.aniboom.com for more awesome cartoons! A little old lady with a big secret Follow me: facebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/aniboomfanpage MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/aniboom Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aniboom If you liked this animation, don't forget to subscribe, you know you want to .

Funny Spooky Halloween Animation

Happy Halloween! A story and a song about those skeletons in the closet. Funny spooky scary wild unique crazy insane comedy animation. A Halloween cartoon from WWW.SPOOKATHON.COM.

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Targeted Team Building Training with Mentoring For Free

To make your fortune in network marketing, you have to
plan long-term to build a strong and commited team. Plenty of
people just figure,

"I'll try this for awhile and see what happens"

Chances of that working for them aren't very good. It's important
to be able to develop the simple principle's of team building and
to realize engaging in these activities just take a commitment.

You never hear anybody say they'll try marriage for 3 months
and see if it works.

Well maybe in Hollywood

You can make a good, stable income in MLM, when you use a
proven duplicatable system that works. And when you
have that kind of system in place, encouraging people to join
your team becomes a no-brainer.

The next crucial element is to continually tighten the grip on
your own team building commitment.

List every step of your plan.

Plan a regular schedule each day to do these tasks.

Who can you get a hold of to quickly answer questions?

You want quick access to a successful system-user who is getting
good results with it right now. It's important that you quickly see
for yourself by your own experience that your system works.

Or you'll find excuses not to do any work.

Chances are you won't ever get any actual work done while you
are jumping from system to system. Looking for the ever elusive
"Holy Grail" in the network marketing universe.

That formula doesn't give you an actual opportunity for success.

If you're making phone calls, to targeted prospects interested in
what you have to offer. You have to be sure to set aside time that
you can give prospects your undivided attention.

The training I use and recommend is available for you to use
in your team building endeavors with Mentoring For Free

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekly Dose of Sunday Comics

With the current world economic situation in turmoil, reading
the newspaper just instills a feeling of negativity and doom.
And the television news is just, disaster in action.

So I refuse to participate in the "sky is falling" predictions of
the mass media. And their end of the world presentations.

So here are this weeks Sunday Funny's

Prime Time - Funny Animation

Watch cartoons and more at http://www.aniboom.com - TV brings some life and entertainment to the stone age! Created by Tom Dor http://www.aniboom.com/boomzones/Tomita Contact me: facebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/aniboomfanpage MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/aniboom Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aniboom If you liked this animation, don't forget to subscribe, you know you want to .

Spaced out - Funny Animation

Check out more finalists at http://www.aniboom.com/awards2008/. Spaced out is about a hungry alien that tries to abduct a bull for dinner Animation by David Han. http://www.aniboom.com/boomzones/SVA%20Computer%20Art Follow Aniboom: facebook: http://www.aniboom.com/FacebookFanPage/ MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/aniboom Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aniboom If you liked this animation, don't forget to subscribe, you know you want to .

The Truth about dinosaurs - Funny Animation

Check out more at http://www.aniboom.com . The truth about dinosaurs is..well...just watch the animation. Animation by Kim Hazel http://www.aniboom.com/boomzones/d4wild Follow Aniboom: facebook: http://www.aniboom.com/FacebookFanPage/ MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/aniboom Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aniboom If you liked this animation, don't forget to subscribe, you know you want to .

I hope you enjoy these cartoons and get your laugh on!
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Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Distributor Handbook for MLM Team Building

The failure rate for all types of business is high.

It's certainly no different for MLM distributors.

The barriers to entry are low, so virtually anyone can start their
own business. But to achieve your goals, you need to either
start with a big network of people who like you and trust you.

Or you must build that network.

That's one of the topics covered in "Success In 10 Steps"

The book has become a network marketing classic over the
last few years, having passed 100,000 downloads. Many
have used the strategies to build their network marketing business.

The book was written for frustrated network marketers who
haven't had the success they'd like in the business.

Obviously, that is a huge market.

The frustrated MLMer learns many key points of network
marketing success, and gets a step-by-step plan for changing
their results from bad to good.

The book doesn't promote any companies or products, so it has
been a very popular and effective lead generation tool for a
lot of people in MLM.

You can get a free copy at this link "Success in 10 Steps"

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mentoring For Free the Fastlane to MLM Team Building

Creation by Adrian Bruce

Imagine how much your team will benefit from better motivation,
increased teamwork, and improved communication skills.
Successful team building will have far reaching effects in your

These skills come from experience and education, so constantly
seek ways to educate your leaders and help them learn from
their experiences. We at Mentoring for Free believe that
people learn when they are having fun through stimulating
activities. Like the daily lead calls training provided

Your team building activities must begin with defining and
agreeing on your concept of a team.

Your leadership style will depend on your individual capabilities
and knowledge. The time you devote to the task, and the tools
you make available will create the results desired. For the
most targeted team building tool get the ebook
"Success in 10 Steps"

Your leadership program must provide step-by-step guidelines
to help everyone achieve the team building goals. Because with
proper training any goal can be met quickly. And aren't these the
outcomes you want from your team building efforts.

Urgency is of importance in these scary economic times. Dont
waste time reinventing the wheel.

Just get in and drive the car Mentoring for Free has already
invented. To acquire your roadmap to the fastlane of team building
get this free ebook "Success in 10 Steps".

Your Friend in Success

Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
My Success Manual

Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart