Scary Strangers

When I first started building my network marketing business full time, the scariest part of all is not losing my income. It is talking to strangers.

Since young we were taught to beware of strangers, most of us did not bother to learn about making connection with strangers. When you are in business, sales or network marketing, making connection with strangers is such a crucial skill. So, how do we do it?

1. Smile 

Smiling is the best way to set a happy mood to the people you meet. It’s a sign you acknowledge the existance of the other person. Another amazing thing that you will discover is, most of the time people will definitely smile back when you smile to them. It is a great first step to approach a stranger, everything starts with a smile.

2. Talk about a third party object or people in common

No matter where you go, it is definitely a great chance that you will meet a lot of strangers. Be it, in malls, in the events, or in restaurants. Another way to start a conversation is to look for a common topic. For example, if you are in a book store, start a conversation with another person about books or the authors.

3. Giving compliment

Who doesn’t like praise? When you meet someone, look for positive attributes of the person and give him or her a compliment. You will instantly get connected. However, remember to compliment sincerely, and avoid whitewash compliment.

4. Personal disclosures

During the conversation with another person, the more you disclose about yourself, the more another person will tell you more about him or her. For instance, you started the conversation with, “Hi, I’m Win Chan.” Most probably you will receive a reply, “Hi, I’m Adam.” Let’s say, you introduce with “Hi I’m Win Chan, from Malaysia, I like running.” You are more likely to receive similar, their name, their origin, and their hobbies.

when you talk to strangers, you are making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative your daily life and theirs. You are making unexpected connections.

-KIO STARK-

From today, start practising your skills to make connection with strangers. It’s not just helping you in your network marketing business. It helps you to be a better person as well as bringing you more friendships in your daily life.