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Free Accounts Available on PresenterNet

PresenterNet now provides FREE online presentation accounts to new users. These accounts enable you to phone one or more people and present a full PowerPoint “pitch” of any size. The FREE accounts also offer an on-demand Showroom, where you can post an online presentation that’s accessible for viewing 24/7. Once you have your free account, it’s yours indefinitely. There’s no end date. It’s not a trial. It’s a genuine FREE service.

Every FREE account includes an online cloud library, so you can store multiple PowerPoint presentations without any limit. And unlike other “free” online apps, PresenterNet doesn’t display advertising on your screen. This enables you to present to new prospects or customers with a professional appearance.

So where’s the catch? There’s really none, except that the company may stop offering free accounts at any time. But once you have one, PresenterNet will support it with no time limitation whatsoever.

How Do I Get a FREE Account?

You can secure a FREE account at http://presenternet.com. Click TRY IT and follow the prompts. Once you have your account, you can email a friend or customer anywhere to be your presentation audience. Your audience can also go to http://presenternet.com, click ATTEND PRESENTATION and enter your ROOM NAME and PASSKEY, which you will find in your CONFERENCE CENTER.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Once you have your FREE account, you need to know how to upload your presentations. It’s easy to upload, but there’s an important step needed before uploading. If your presentation was created in PowerPoint you need to SAVE IT AS A PDF. To do this you click the MICROSOFT OFFICE BUTTON, point to the arrow next to SAVE AS, and then click PDF or XPS. Then inside of PresenterNet you click UPLOAD and select your converted PDF file. Your presentation will be immediately available for use, usually within a minute or two.

It’s rare to find a useful selling tool that’s absolutely free. But network marketers will enjoy this one. Once you have it you can offer a professional online presentation to sell or recruit without leaving your home or office.

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What’s Your PowerPoint Presentation Strategy?

Every successful business needs a sound strategy.

For network marketers, strategies focus on the messages we use to reach out to others. For most of us, our presentations are the voice of our businesses. So presentation develpment goes hand-in-hand with moving our business forward.

Presentation strategy begins with our business objectives. Typical objectives for network marketing are:

–Sell our brand and our products effectively one-on-one.
–Continually grow our base of potential downline members.
–Train our downline members to be more effective in both selling and recruiting.
–Maintain commitment and enthusiasm of our downline members over time.

Each of these business objectives requires a different kind of presentation, and may also require a specific delivery method. Although some of the same slides may appear in multiple presentations, each individual presentation needs to fit its business goal.

A presentation to sell our brand and our products emphasizes our product story. Although it may be posted online as an on-demand presentation, we always need a version that we can present personally, either in person, or with an online service like PresenterNet.

A presentation to grow our base might have an online on-demand version that whets the appetite of a potential downline member. However, recruiting demands a follow-up version delivered one-on-one, either on line or in-person. And that version needs to spell out the potential rewards and mechanics of how a new member can prosper.

Training presentations to downline members need to be delivered on a regular schedule, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Each presentation needs to be a bit different. While this presentation may review information previously presented, the best versions concentrate on one subject that interests participants and makes them more effective. For example, this presentation might concentrate on how to make an initial introduction of our business opportunity.

Presentations to maintain commitment and enthusiasm may be connected to training sessions, but are often personalized. They might include personal advancement of individuals, successful business awards, and presentations. They might also include inspirational material such as YouTube clips, famous quotations, etc. whenever appropriate.

In all cases, presentations must be orderly and professional, using graphics and photos whenever possible, and using as few text bullets as possible. We’ll discuss presentation design methods in future posts. But the one rule to remember is, “Always use the right tool for the job at hand”. Presentations are our tools. Use them well.

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Add YouTube to Online Presentations

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Telling a business story online is vital for network marketers. But what’s the most effective way to tell it?

Videos, especially those uploaded to YouTube can be a great part of telling a story. For example, demonstrating a product online works beautifully with a full-motion video. A short video with a customer endorsing your product is much more powerful than words and static images alone. And videos with great speeches, famous movie scenes, or comic relief are all potential tools for maximizing audience attention.

Videos alone however, can’t tell the whole story. Well-done slide presentations are more like conversations, and enable presenters to use text, images, and personal narration, while responding to audience interaction. For home-based business people, online presentations are the single best way to thoroughly explain business details, in webinars, training sessions, or personalized online sales.

So which vehicle do you choose to tell your story? The answer for PresenterNet users is BOTH. The company now provides a YouTube capability for all of its presenters, at no extra cost.

Any slide in customer online libraries can now have a YouTube video added to it. The process is quick and easy, as shown by the company’s online tech note. Presenters can add videos to both live presentations and pre-recorded presentations in their on-demand Showrooms. They can set video size and position them anywhere on their slides.

This new application makes YouTube videos into powerful business tools. At the same time, adding a YouTube video makes online presentations even more effective. Network marketers have begun using these videos in many different ways. Some use videos already on YouTube, while others have uploaded their own videos to a private YouTube channel.

YouTube integrated with PresenterNet gives presentations a whole new dimension. Together, interactive slide presentations with YouTube videos provide an exciting tool set to help online marketers grow their businesses.

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Always Keep Pitching, 24 X 7!

The number one secret to success in network marketing is simple: KEEP PITCHING!

Most MLM training however, instructs marketers to recruit a small number of people and teach them to recruit others, who will recruit others, building a large downline population. The math sounds great. Recruit 10, who recruit 10, with each of the third level recruiting 10 and you have 1,000 people earning for you. For many reasons, it seldom works that easily. There are several reasons for the math to fall apart. The so-called “80-20 rule” applies here. Eighty percent of the business comes from 20 percent of the sales people. Translated to our network marketing environment, it means that 80 percent of our downline is unproductive.

Despite these disappointing facts, many network marketers achieve huge financial success, year after year. How do they do it? What’s the secret? They KEEP PITCHING.

To keep pitching successfully, you’ve got to go far beyond friends and family. In fact your potential team members can be anyone, anywhere in the world, if you use the right technologies.

First step is to create a presentation using PowerPoint…not the traditional boring text bullets, but an exciting multimedia presentation using pictures, animations, and music, with your own voice recorded as a narrator. With this kind of presentation you can tell a personal story of how you got into the business, and the benefits that your members experience.

Then you post that presentation to play automatically in a PresenterNet Showroom and link the Showroom to your social media…Facebook, Twitter, etc. In our next few posts we’ll provide tips on creating this setup and promoting it so that you can pitch 24 X 7 and NEVER stop building your team.

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Why Doesn’t Your MLM Web Site Get Results?

Many network marketers spend money, time and energy to attract visitors to their Web sites. Unfortunately, the results are usually disappointing. Visitors to most Web sites glance at a page for only a few seconds, look for something else to click and move quickly to a new page. The bottom line for marketers is that the Web site isn’t doing the job that marketers expect.

The reason Web pages don’t deliver results is that they can’t tell a story in the same way that an experienced marketer tells it. No one can effectively tell an MLM story with a few slogans. And very few readers are willing to read and scroll through long pages of text. Web pages have proven to be very effective for simple e-commerce product sales with one or two photos and a price quote. But MLM presentations require a much longer conversation to engage people. They are not selling a shirt, a book, or a cell phone. They are selling a business opportunity, a money-making program, and a series of different products.

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Online presentations often provide more effective sales vehicles for network marketing. However to be successful presenters need to follow some common sense rules. Multi-media presentations with voice narration have great potential because they focus viewers on a logical sequence of ideas without distracting attention to click on new subjects. Holding viewer interest with compelling graphics and photos, they permit the narrator to tell a story that’s fairly complex. Network marketers need this kind of focused opportunity to engage viewers and convert them to prospects.

To respond to the most effective presentations, prospects must become engaged by information combined with emotional appeal. People usually buy because of what they feel as well as what they understand. A presentation that appeals to emotions without helping people to understand our story won’t create new customers. In the same way, a presentation that is filled with information, but is dull or unappealing won’t do the job either.

That’s why every slide must be an effective part of the story. It must support the presenter’s words with attractive imagery, and a minimum of text bullets. If the emotion we need to create is desire for wealth, we need to use photos of happy successful people. Text bullets and graphics depicting currency won’t do the job.

Whenever possible we also need to take advantage of online interactive capabilities. Sales come from two-way conversations, not from one-way pitches. We need to make every prospect into a participant instead of a passive listener.

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Here’s How a Personal Presentation Online Creates MLM Business

Network marketers who use social media sites are creating business with a new kind of online medium called a Personal Presentation. The concept is to post a multi-media personal story online, and get people to experience it by using sites and tools like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

Even untrained, non technical people can create and post an online personal presentation, thanks to new technologies now available. Beginning with PowerPoint, they can add photos, voice, music, graphics and animation, all timed to present a high quality show.

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The most effective story begins with words and pictures that introduce the marketer just as though he or she is meeting someone for the first time. They often introduce their families with favorite pictures, and add their hobbies, special interests, etc. Then they tell the story of their business; emphasizing how and why they got into it, and what the business has done for them. The next part discusses their products, possibly showing photos of people using some of them, happy customers, friends working with them, etc.

The story needs to be compelling, and entertaining to keep viewer interest. Using the right technologies, marketers can make the personal presentation interactive, drawing people into responding onscreen to certain questions and offering viewers an opportunity to leave their contact information to learn more about the business.

A personal presentation of this kind is never a long, boring pitch about how people can become rich, with explanations of program bonuses, etc. The goal is to excite people’s interest and get them to talk and learn more in a live presentation or meeting.

The key to success with this strategy is to attract people to to view it. Social media sites make that possible. Facebook friends will typically respond to an email invitation, and will often pass the link on to others. Twitter contacts can be attracted in the same way.

Personal online presentations like these are far more effective than Web sites because they focus people on a compelling story, keep their attention, and feel more like a conversation than a sales pitch. Used effectively, they can create a continuous flow of ongoing business.

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How Should We Deliver Training to Our Down Line Team?

Most MLM team members agree that training is vital to network marketing success. Yet most also report that it’s almost impossible for them to fit structured classroom training into their schedules, even if it’s online. The solution to this problem is to post learning materials online as on-demand self-study lessons. This approach enables teams to fit training comfortably into each downline member’s spare time.

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Self-study training however must include more than a set of PowerPoint slides. Although a PowerPoint presentation offers more focus than a Web page, slides alone seldom provide effective training. A knowledgeable professional must add voice to each slide, acting as a narrator and highlighting the points that must be understood.

Countless tests have proven that people learn more effectively when they participate in training. Team members who listen to online lectures—even lectures supported by well designed slides—need to interact, ask and respond to questions. Marketers who train their teams must therefore design lessons with technologies that make them interactive. This enables training segments to feel more like conversations, than one-way lectures.

The best self-study training enables MLM instructors to verify the time and date that each team member has viewed and interacted with each presentation. This makes it possible for team members to take each course segment as a separate chapter, answering all quiz questions to certify that he or she has gained the required knowledge.

Along with these online training basics, marketers need ways to make the training entertaining and enjoyable. With a little creativity, network marketing leaders can insert an occasional cartoon, as well as music and other materials that make the training experience fun and generate team excitement.

MLM training doesn’t necessarily require professional teaching or technical skills. It is very inexpensive, although it does require some extra work. This work however is an investment that results in continued MLM team effectiveness and ultimately earns bottom line revenue for the most successful network marketers.

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What Are The First Easy Steps For Creating MLM Training?

Most MLM companies create and transfer huge amounts of training materials. The challenge for MLM’s is to make these materials useful for training our downline members.

Successful marketers know that they don’t need to “reinvent the wheel.” The materials they need are available, but they need to be organized to make them effective. In most cases the problem is that MLM companies merge selling with training. Many so-called training presentations are so long and complicated with sales program details that attendees tune out mentally. The first task for an experienced network marketer then is to look at each training presentation to select the parts that are absolutely necessary.

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The next step is to create a plan that organizes the materials into lessons on specific subjects. Although the necessary subjects vary for different products and sales models, a typical plan might have the following lessons:

  • Introduction to the company
  • Basic product introduction
  • Advanced product details
  • Sales prospecting
  • Selling techniques
  • Managing orders
  • Launching new members
  • Business operations

MLM companies are likely to have materials on all of these subjects, but they will seldom have them organized as individual lessons. However, most of the necessary materials are in PowerPoint slides that can be sorted into individual lessons to cover each subject.

Once these lessons are sorted and organized, marketers can post them online so that they can be accessed as part of a training program. In some cases, they may present these lessons in face-to-face classroom-like session. In most cases however, the more practical delivery method is to deliver online classes in Webinar formats, or set up pre-recorded sessions that downline members can access at their convenience.

We’ll discuss these options in upcoming posts.

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How Can You Train Your Entire Downline Every Day?

Every network marketer knows that a well-trained and motivated downline is the key to his or her personal wealth. Even the most skilled people need an ongoing stream of people trained like themselves to maintain and grow their businesses.

First class training is potentially a way for marketers to continually duplicate themselves. But how can they pass their knowledge and skills on to others? And how can they train their first level people to train others in their downlines?

berrydrinkslide1Most MLM companies provide a wealth of materials explaining their products and programs. Some companies hold large training sessions with highly skilled trainers. In many cases, people who join must pay for formal training. All of these programs have value, but they only do part of the job.

Many potentially effective people cannot afford company level training, or do not have the personal time to spare for it. Many other people read the company’s materials, but don’t fully understand or internalize enough to make them effective.

Fortunately, the most successful marketers have tools that enable them to create personalized training that is effective for virtually any team member. The key is to customize their MLM company training materials such as PowerPoint slides and PDF’s to make them available online 24 X 7 for all team members.

A customized training course requires some up-front preparation, but pays off in financial rewards for years to come. Following are the required tasks:

  • Review existing materials, especially PowerPoint slides, and select the ones that meet your needs.
  • Arrange materials into multiple lessons that require no more than 45 minutes to learn.
  • Create an ideal sequence so that each new team member has the background to learn from each successive session.
  • Create notes or a script for each lesson. Use PowerPoint tools to embed your voice into each slide as the trainer for each lesson.
  • Make some slides interactive so that students can listen to your voice, view material on the slide, and answer your narrated questions.
  • Post lessons online so that team members can access each successive lesson, learn the material and test their understanding.
  • Set up a system to review each members training progress and provide feedback to ensure that each person follows through with all training.

We will discuss each of these steps in upcoming posts.

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Here’s a Real Out-of-the-Box MLM Strategy

Network marketers are learning that Webinars are one of the most cost effective methods of creating new prospects. In most cases however, Webinars are positioned as events that occur one or twice monthly and require strong invitation processes to ensure success.

Thinking outside of the box, an MLM can develop regular Webinar audiences that view their online presentations like radio or TV programs. These marketers build audiences who listen and view an online presentation program for 30 minutes a week if it deals with subjects that they find interesting. The marketing presenter then creates presentations that are more like interesting TV infomercials, instead of standalone events.

womanwithheadset2For example, an MLM we spoke with recently holds a weekly online show on cosmetics every Monday evening at 8 PM. Her online show is a discussion and demonstration of the best ways to use certain products. The products of course are from the health and beauty line she sells. Her slides focus on photos of friends who act as demonstration models, and include numerous shots taken at various points throughout the product application process. To give the programs a professional feel she embeds music at certain points, and gives newsy reports on pop culture items

Along with the stories she tells to an interested audience she mentions the financial opportunity offered to people who might also like to earn money doing what she does. Adding interactive slides that enable people to request more information, this network marketer creates a few new leads from every program.

This strategy works because audience members feel that they are viewing an online program that interests them, though they might not have been attracted to a Webinar event to learn about an MLM business. By delivering a new interesting program every week, this marketer has developed a regular audience that grows through word of mouth.

Many others have used similar online programs that emphasize a wide variety of subjects, to create audiences that trust the marketer’s credibility. In many cases, programs have little to do with the products they sell, and only promote the product portion during commercial breaks. Some successful people have even presented online religious programs with illustration to attract audience members. Each of these is another example of MLM’s thinking outside of the box.

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