Sometimes all you need for a fresh start, is a clean work space. Sometimes when things get overwhelming, the best thing you can do is change your work space. I really loved the idea of the Four-Box Method by Joshua Becker. You basically get 4 big boxes and label each one. Box 1: Keep Box […]
As we go into the New Year, one thing you should do is get control of your email.
Having an inbox full of messages, read or unread, is a time sucker. It not only wastes time, but it can also:
- decrease productivity
- cause you to miss important messages
- cause stress and anxiety
- waste time searching for important messages
- decrease your customer service (because you’re simply not staying on top of it)
- decrease bookings (oh, didn’t see that someone wanted to book a party)
…and so much more.
So what can you do about it?
- Set aside one hour a day until you have gone through every single message and either deleted it or put it into a folder. CLEAR YOUR INBOX.
- Start unsubscribing to every single email from stores, newsletters, and other unnecessary emails you get that you’ve been subscribed to all year long. Don’t just DELETE them, UNSUBSCRIBE so you stop getting an abundance of those on a daily/weekly basis.
- There’s also a site called Unroll Me (click here: https://unroll.me/ ). This site will link to your email and allow you to mass unsubscribe from everything you’re subscribed to.
So who’s with me?
Let’s get organized! More New Year’s tips coming your way soon!
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Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial
This week we’ve been talking about simplifying your Thirty-One business for the new fiscal year! Today…we’re going to talk about something that will save you so much TIME! And time…equals MONEY. One of the BEST things I ever did for my business was discover cinchshare.com. Actually, a friend shared it with me. Cinchshare is a social […]
This week we’re talking all about how to simplify your business for the new fiscal year. Today, we’re going to talk about organizing your office space to save you TIME. Time is one of the most important things that is overlooked in the world of direct sales. Managing your time correctly and efficiently will bring […]
Follow up is KEY! I’m willing to bet 90% of the field misses the mark when it comes to following up with their customers. Don’t. Be. That. Guy! Check out this quick video and see how easy it is to have all your follow ups in one spot (and you’ll find the form to download […]
One of my best friends, Tiffany Wellinghoff (genius #’s nerd friend of mine…she’s a midget too. And she always sends a text when I do this to her. So I LOVE it. LOL)… gave me one of the BEST tips ever! She said you have my permission to DELETE and UNSUBSCRIBE. Make yourself a challenge […]
So I’m starting something new today. I’m not sure how I never thought of this before. But I want to make sure I am keeping track of all of my follow up emails/texts/calls so I can provide 100% customer service. So I created a FOLDER in my email, hotmail account, called FOLLOW UP.
Now, when I have someone request information on a fundraiser, or opportunity request, or maybe a customer who needed to do an exchange, whatever the case…I’ll deal with it and then move it to this folder.
Now, I’ve blocked 10 minutes on my calendar on Wednesday mornings to deal with follow ups. So I’ll go to this folder and see who I need to check in on. Or what return I can look up to give an update. Or what packet I mailed last week that I can follow up on.
In Direct Sales, the only thing that is going to set you apart from the 100,000 other consultants with the same goal as YOU…is giving 100% when it comes to customer service. Just a simple follow up to make sure someone got their product, or got your package, it can make all the difference in the world. These are some of the examples of emails I will be putting into my follow up folder
1. Order confirmations
2. Party shipments
4. request for more information: party/fundraiser/opportunity/product and sales
5. team member has a question or concern
6. packets I’ve mailed
I’m sure I’ll find much more, but that’s a start to my new little 10 minute time block. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
Hope this helps someone else!
Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
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Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions to be better: lose weight, get organized, etc. Well, I’m going to teach you a few steps over the next couple of weeks that will help you get organized in your Direct Sales Business. And today is Step #1: I want you to go buy THREE calendars! THREE? Why 3?? […]
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