I have been an entrepreneur for over 15 years but this last has me investigating ways to supplement (or replace) my income. I tried one company but it was missing a major piece to the puzzle - training and leadership. Now, in a different company, under the tutelage of Drew Berman, the sky is the limit!

You will never win anyone’s trust and admiration if you talk your head off. Are you trying to convince them of something or are you just telling them your story? That is what it is truly all about. If you are ‘selling’ then you are not in the right business. Selling turns people off. However, if you are telling them your story, really telling them what your passion is about ‘why’ that you are in the business, your passion about the vision and the company, then that is what they are going to feel. Your passion. Still, the story has to be short.

What do Oprah, Fergie, and Drew Berman have in common? Team work! That is the key. Working with other humans. In unison. As one. Most people in network marketing try to do their own thing. They take the Lone Ranger approach. Like the first woman in this video, The Black Eyed Peas kick off the opening of the 24th season of the Oprah Winfrey in Chicago. As you see in the video, it takes more than just one to dance!

When people talk, do you hear or listen? There's a big difference, you know?! How often have you responded to the question, "How are you?" only to discover that the other person - the person that asked you the question - isn't even paying attention anymore? If you're like most people, you probably felt slighted and maybe a little hurt, perhaps even aggravated. People want to be heard - and listened to.

I'm a convert - from corporate America to Network Marketing. In corporate America, you can't just take out the Crayolas and start creating. It's not your company! What if Network Marketing was your canvas to creating that "life" again - that life we had as kids in art class?! You might not know where to start and that's ok. There are a lot of people who can help. They benefit along with you upon your success. Just start and be open to coaching and learning. I read or someone once taught me that instead of "Ready, Aim, Fire!" we should "Ready, Fire!, Aim". Are you Ready???

When it comes to marketing your MLM blog (your team's blog, etc - whichever you're promoting), what can you do? First and foremost, you'll need blog material. Next, use Facebook, retweet, and deep links. Read on for details!

Business networking is when a group of like-minded business people gather to meet and help each other. Networking is not about how many business cards you give out or how many people you talk to in one night. Networking provides an opportunity for you to build relationships with other business people in your community and that is never a bad thing.

It's easy to think that the more you say about how great your business is, the better your conversion rate will be. My mind kept whispering, "tell 'em more and they'll buy!" Instead of getting more sales and great customers, I was getting tired, hoarse and discouraged. Can you relate? A very successful coach and entrepreneur then told me to do two things: stop talking so much and buy an egg timer and time my conversations. He wasn't kidding!