A better way to handle, “You should have been there!”

Have you ever said, “You should have been there!” to a distributor who didn’t attend the training seminar, convention, or workshop?

I have.

And it dents the self esteem of the receiver. It implies, You make bad decisions.

Here’s a more respectful way to express your excitement about attending that recent event… and increase the likelihood of them coming to the next one.

(This technique was taught by Sean G. Murphy, who spoke at the recent Association of Network Marketing Professionals conference.)

Newbie: So how was the conference?

You: “Words don’t express it. You know I was tasked to ask, what was that goal, that thing you were working on, that thing you wanted to learn at the seminar?” [then pause and wait for their answer.]

You: [say it lovingly and respectfully] “They talked about that. When can we sit down and review my notes about that?”

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By NOT “rubbing it in” with claims of “you should have been there,” you surprise them, because they were expecting some sort of “you should have been there” statement.

By focusing on what they want to learn, you demonstrate your willingness to help them succeed.

By offering to sit down and share your knowledge, you elevate yourself as a resource in their eyes and as a person who will add value to their lives.

And… they are much more likely to attend the next event, because you treated them with respect.

I like it, and I’m going to use this technique.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. I read recently that using Camelback Case (CapitalizingEachWordInAChain) helps assisted reading devices read the hashtags more accurately. It helps people who have limited sight or who have blindness to read and enjoy one’s posts. So I will be writing my hashtags like that starting now.

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