Let’s be honest, we can all tell when someone lacks proper public speaking training. Sweaty palms, a dry mouth, and an anxious tapping of your right foot - all signs of nervousness many experience before speaking to large crowds. Some may even experience these signs when having interpersonal communications. The good news is that whether speaking to one person or a multitude, there are ways to improve your public speaking skills. Here are four ”Be”s that can improve your public speaking.
1. Be prepared. Prepare as much as you can before you even begin...
5 Keys to Strengthening Customer and New Sales Team Member Relationships
June 03, 2013
Establishing a mutually-beneficial relationship with your customers and sales team members creates a path for future sales success and business longevity. Here are 5 keys to help you strengthen your connection with them.
1. Identify. Focus on your customer or sales team member and be a good listener. Get to know them and what’s important to them. By identifying their wants and needs you can tailor your message to them.
2. Be Positive. Make it known that you are excited about what you and your product can do for them and what’s important to them. Share your story with...
Ask a dozen people why they decided to become a Nu Skin distributor, and you will probably get 12 different answers. That’s because everyone has his or her own specific dream and vision of success. However, Nu Skin cofounder Blake Roney believes there are some key elements of success that all distributors should keep in mind as they begin building their businesses.
First, Blake is a big proponent of imitating someone you truly admire—an individual whose life and actions really resonate with you. “You have to look around for role models, and figure out who seems to be...
Networking is an integral part of any business. This is particularly true in the direct selling industry where utilizing your connections is paramount. Here are five ways to network better:
Create meaningful connections. Even with those who may not benefit you right away. You never know who, down the line will be a valuable connection. The way we connect is changing. What was once thought of six degrees of separation has now decreased to four with the use of social media1. Make sure to get to know – really know – people.
As a small and quiet young girl who was the 5th of 10 children, Angela Liew of Singapore learned at an early age that she had to work hard to get attention. As she grew up, she dreamed of becoming very successful—a goal that supported the advice her father gave her when she was little: “When you are successful, you can have the best life has to offer.” Since that time, Angela has put all of her effort into each of her professional endeavors because she has always been determined to design her own life.
Inc. Magazine recently interviewed 11 business leaders and asked them to identify how they became successful. Here are five of the lessons for success outlined in the article.
1. Do less – In other words, FOCUS! Evan Williams, co-founder of Blogger and Twitter, said, “The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success. If you have too many things to think about, you’ll get to the superficial solution, not the brilliant one.”
Focusing On Your Goals Can Keep You Moving Forward
March 20, 2013
One of Nu Skin’s strengths over the years has been the ability to focus on specific aspects of the company that differentiate it from competitors. What the company founders initially lacked in start-up business skills, they more than made up for with their passion to provide products and an opportunity that had the potential to greatly benefit people’s lives. Supporting this vision was a razor-sharp focus on clear goals about what it would take to make this new venture successful.
Steve Lund, Executive Chairman of the Board, remembers that the original business plan was a work in progress from the...
Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full: Fostering a Positive Attitude
March 04, 2013
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? How you look at different situations can shape your reactions, and affect your life satisfaction. Research has shown that positive attitudes can have great benefits, including better health, longevity, job success, and higher scores on achievement tests1. Having a positive attitude can also help get you through rough patches, and provide a boost to keep you riding on cloud nine. Here are five suggestions to help you develop a positive attitude:
5. Control your attitude. You decide whether to be positive or negative. Your situation doesn’t determine how you react. Be...
Stick to Your Dreams and Go Through All the Trials
February 15, 2013
At the age of 37, with nothing to her name, Xu Hong of Guangzhou was full of dreams and courage. “I believe my dreams are bound to come true,” said Xu Hong in 2003, when Nu Skin formally advanced into the mainland China market and she decided to join Nu Skin as one of the first sales representatives of Nu Skin China. For her, that was the only belief in her mind at the time.
And it was her dreams that kept her moving forward and working hard. She didn’t let hardships of the past get in her...