Do distributors in your company “know your name”?
As you rank advance and receive awards, your name and face will become more recognizable at company events and in social media.
I call that “being a minor celebrity.”
People on the street won’t necessarily recognize you, but you might become an in-company celebrity.
Regardless of your level of influence, you can use your celebrity status for good.
Tip 1. Give praise and recognize accomplishments in public. When you receive a card or gift for a non private accomplishment (business award, birthday, anniversary, etc), thank the sender publicly if possible. Be consistent- if you thank some senders in public, thank all in public. Otherwise it looks like you’re embarrassed to acknowledge your relationship with the sender. Post on their social media broadcasting “Timeline” if their account allows it. And make an effort to praise accomplishments of distributors outside your team.
Tip 2. Don’t out-shout other distributors. When you have celebrity status, even in a small way, your words carry more impact. Getting ready to post an article link in your company’s distributor social media group? Scroll through today’s and yesterday’s postings to see if anyone else posted it. If such a post exists, add a comment supporting the article, such as, “Kerry, thanks for posting this.” Comments in Facebook keep the post active & bring it to the top of the group’s posting history.
Tip 3. Give as much credit as possible. See an idea in your social media feed? Use the Share feature or tag the author or post-er in the body of your post. See a fabulous post in your company discussion group that deserves more attention? Boost it by re-posting it in the same group, including an obvious mention of the original post-er (tag them) in the first line or 2 of your post. Make a game of how many relevant people (creators, improvers, and inspirers of your blog post idea) you mention. Avoid tagging lists of field leaders unless they were directly responsible for the content of your post. (Don’t waste their time. Get a good reputation for tagging them only when relevant, and those leaders will be much more likely to read and respond.)
These three principles also apply when speaking one-to-one, in groups, during webinars, and from the stage.
–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™
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