Your First Trip Overseas on International Business

Making Contacts

Many cultures outside of the U.S. work on the basis of relationships. People prefer to work with people they know. Therefore, a cold call is often not the best approach to meeting people and making contacts. If you know someone who is close to the firm that you desire to contact, it may be best to try to first meet your counterparts with the help of this connection. Working with an organization that can assist you with your initial contact can be ideal. Many of these third-party firms are industry-related and advertise frequently in local trade magazines. Other venues through which to meet potential contacts and clients are conferences and trade shows. Many of these shows are held in the United States and it is helpful if you do some pre-investigative work. Alternatively, it is worthwhile, and may be even more beneficial, to target a local trade conference in the region in which you desire to make contacts.

Entrepreneurs and large firms should both take advantage of the resources offered to U.S. firms by the Department of Commerce (www.ita.doc.gov). A trade mission is particularly valuable for small firms who do not already have a presence in the country of interest. A trade mission to a particular country is organized by your local department of commerce for the purpose of helping you establish business contacts there. Many trade missions have notable leaders such as the mayor of your city or the business leader of a major organization to help increase visibility for the group in the country. The cost of trade missions usually ranges from $2,000-$5,000 and includes the hotel, flight and appointments. The Department of Commerce also offers a great deal of expert help, free or for a nominal fee, to assist you in creating a business plan or developing export opportunities.

Once you have made contacts and collected business cards, follow up with a letter of thanks for these people’s time. Include a press kit, which explains your firm, its products and services, and your position in the firm. If you are planning to visit your potential business partners, request an appointment by letter or fax, if e-mail and phone are not options. Be specific in what you want to cover, who will be traveling with you, and a few suggested dates, then allow time for response to your request. Try to make these arrangements at least three weeks before you travel. You may need this much time to book hotels and flights anyway.

Researching the Firm

In order to be effective in international business it is important that you conduct a fair amount of research on the firms and the marketplace in which you desire to work. An excellent start is to pick up materials and meet distributors at a trade show. Many firms now have web sites on the Internet so it is a good idea to visit them as part of your preparation. There are credible commercial firms such as Dun and Bradstreet (www.dnb.com) that can provide various reports, such a credit report, on companies you might be interested in. If the firm is large, there is a good chance something will be in the files. If the firm has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), you can access information at http://www.edgar.com

If the firm is small and does not have a U.S. office, it may be more difficult to gather information. Many companies outside of the U.S. are not required to file reports as American firms must do. Accounting practices vary worldwide, so it may be difficult to get information on some companies. If you are planning to visit a specific country, an excellent web site is http://www.tradeport.org which offers information on various countries, their key exports, current economic situation, etc., compiled from U.S. Department of Commerce data. In addition, try to talk to people who have worked with the companies you are contacting to get an idea of how they conduct business, their positive and negative points, and their management structure and decision-making process.

Creating an Agenda

Once you have made an appointment to meet with business people in another country, it is beneficial to propose an agenda to help your contacts understand what topics you intend to cover at your meeting. Many American businesswomen suggest that if you send an agenda in advance it helps clarify your position as the leader and an important participant in the business meeting. It also helps set the direction of the meeting and what you intend to accomplish.

A good agenda usually includes a statement of purpose and some idea of what you want to achieve at the meeting, as well as a list of participants who will attend and how they will contribute to the meeting. In some cultures agendas are not adhered to, because casual discussions used to build relationships are preferred before getting down to business. Other cultures follow agendas more rigidly, and your contacts will expect a fair amount of detail. Before the initial meeting, your proposed agenda may help to initiate a dialogue on what each party expects to cover at the meeting. Give your counterparts plenty of time to review your agenda and respond back with additions or alternative suggestions.

Business Cards

Business cards are very important in many cultures of the world. The information on the card helps identify who you are and your place within your organization. For women, this can help enhance credibility by showing that you are an important member of the firm and where you are in the firm’s hierarchy. Make sure you use a title that is well understood cross-culturally. For example, the titles Manager and Director are usually well understood, but titles such as Specialist may cause confusion.

If you have your business cards translated into the language of the country you are visiting before you go, make sure you select a translation firm that is adept with the local language, and then have the cards proofread by someone else who speaks the local language to ensure there are no translation mistakes. Alternatively, some business people prefer to wait until they arrive in the foreign country before they have their cards translated. Many hotels overseas have a business card translation service or can recommend a local firm. Some can translate and print cards in 24 hours, while others take a few days. Be sure to check before you go. Plan to bring a lot of business cards with you, particularly if you will be meeting large groups.

Travel to Your Business Destination

Gathering Information

If you have time, call the tourist boards of the countries you’ll be visiting and ask for maps and information on your destination. Major automobile clubs, such as AAA, also have touring books and maps by country for their members, and most libraries have travel books. Many Internet sites offer sightseeing information too. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find that most hotels also have an English local guide and maps of the city you are visiting. You can usually get a local newspaper on the airplane to read up on the country, events, and local happenings. Most hotels offer local TV news stations and usually one is in English.

Passports and Visas

Travel to any country outside of the U.S. will require a passport. If you do not have a passport, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get one. You can find a passport center in your local phone book or by searching for passport applications on the World Wide Web. If you already have a passport, make sure it will not expire during the trip. Also be aware that some countries require that your passport be valid up to six months from the start date of your trip. For current information on how to get a passport and what you need for overseas travel go to [http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html]

In addition to a passport, some countries will also require a visa. Visas allow you entry into a country for a specific period of time; they usually need to be renewed for continued visits. If you are not sure of the requirements of the country you’re planning to visit, check with the U.S. embassy or the foreign embassy in your area. Some agencies process passports and visas at the same time. Make sure you procure enough photos for your passport and visas, although some processing agencies will take photos for you. If you plan to have passport and visa photos taken on your own, determine in advance exactly what you’ll need – how many photos, what size, and what angles are required. For example, a visa photo may require partial side photography to expose your ear, whereas the passport photo is usually a frontal view. Also, certain countries, such as Brazil, may have different visa applications depending on what city in the U.S. you are from, and these requirements may change frequently. If you plan to travel in and out of the country several times during the course of your visit, be sure to get a visa allowing multiple visits. For current visa information go to: [http://travel.state.gov/foreignentryreqs.html]

Booking Your Flights

Be sure to ascertain flight availability, flight times, and rates to international destinations well in advance of your trip. Dates that are optimal for you may be holiday times for the people in the country you are planning to visit, and holiday seasons in some countries can last for weeks. This may make it difficult to reserve a flight for a specific date or time, and airline fares tend to increase during holiday seasons. If you are planning to travel to several countries within a particular region, such as Asia, Europe or Latin America, it is usually helpful to work with a travel agent who handles that region. The agent can help you with flight alternatives, hotel alliances, travel packages, and advance notice of special rates on commonly traveled flight paths.
Additional tips to keep in mind:

• If you are traveling to a country in a different time zone, make sure you check the flight arrival date and time to be sure you have sufficient time to arrive at your meetings. It is easy to make mistakes when traveling across time zones.

• Some travelers advise arriving the day before in order to adjust to significant time zone changes. You don’t want to fall asleep in the middle of a meeting.

• Make sure you reconfirm your flight 24 hours in advance. This should be done before each leg of the flight, particularly when you are outside the U.S. Flight times change frequently, and passengers are not always notified. Your hotel desk clerk or concierge – a hotel staff member who assists guests with luggage, messages, and tour reservations — will usually do this for you if you are unfamiliar with the language.

Hotels

Book your hotel in advance; do not wait until you arrive to find a hotel. Choose a hotel close to your meeting place, since many cities have heavy traffic congestion and require extra travel time. If you can, stay in a major hotel in a populated area for safety reasons. When you travel to a major city you will most likely find a hotel chain that is locally owned, as well as a European hotel chain, an Asian hotel chain and an American hotel chain. Each chain will offer a different type of setting and services. If you are accustomed to the services of American hotels, consider staying in one, at least on your first trip. Many women advise that you stay in well known hotels in populated areas, preferably with staff at the door at night for extra safety.

Luggage

For many businesswomen, international travel means a new office in a new country each day. This may require traveling by car, train or plane to the next destination each evening. Most businesswomen agree that packing light is an absolute essential for business travel. It will save you packing time at the hotel, as well as a lot of time at the baggage claim counter in airports if you can avoid checking luggage. Also, in some countries you may find that your hotel room is on the third floor and there is no elevator and no porter. Having to carry a lot of luggage up three flights of stairs is no fun at all.

Bring easy-to-carry luggage that is not too bulky; luggage on wheels is helpful. If you plan to take trains and local planes, easy-to-lift luggage will help you with overhead storage. Stick to carry-on luggage if possible, but if you have to check your bags, make sure to pack a change of clothing and some toiletries in a carry-on bag, in case your luggage gets lost.
For other business executives, international travel may mean spending several weeks in one location before moving on to the next stop. To keep luggage minimal in this situation, packing considerations should include having enough variations in your wardrobe to keep your outfits fresh. Plan for some hand washing and dry cleaning during your trip.

General Packing Tips

• To help lighten your travel load, consider making a list, outlining in detail what you need, what you can discard along the way, and what you do not need to carry. For example, four- and five-star hotels usually provide a hair dryer, shampoo, soap and bath gels.

• Pack dark, versatile clothes that don’t wrinkle and can be easily layered.

• Stick to conservative color schemes, such as gray, navy, black, olive and brown. Try to have your clothes blend with each other so you can interchange them. It is best to avoid loud colors.

• Clothing will wrinkle if it is loosely packed. Factor this in when you are choosing a travel bag.

• Try layering your clothes with dry cleaning plastic bags, or hang them in a garment bag. This helps the clothes slide against each other and not wrinkle.

• If you are flying, ask to have your garment bag hung up if there is no space lay it out in the overhead bin. If you are driving, try to hang the garment bag or lay it flat in the back seat.

• If you are using a carry-on duffel bag, consider rolling your clothes, then hanging them up as soon as you arrive.

• If you are flying, put your toiletries in zip-tight plastic bags to help guard against leaks caused by pressure changes.

• Stick to carry-on luggage if possible. If you have to check your bags, make sure to pack a change of clothes and toiletries in your carry-on bag in case your luggage gets lost.

• If you have reading to do, consider making copies so that you can discard the materials along the way so your briefcase doesn’t get filled with paper, which adds extra weight. If you have magazines, rip out or copy the articles of interest, and leave the rest behind. Consider mailing home large quantities of business papers collected along the way.

• Bathrooms vary worldwide, as does the toilet tissue. Bring some of that too if you are fussy.

• Bring an electronic adapter kit good for several countries if you have electric items such as a hair dryer or electric razor. You can find these in most electronic and travel stores. In some hotels you may also be able to borrow them at the desk.

• Bring a small travel alarm clock, as many hotels don’t provide them.

• If you are traveling to areas with varying seasons, wear comfortable clothes in layers. Many businesses do not have air-conditioning or central heating. The buildings can get very hot in the summer or very cold in the winter.

• In cool, humid winter areas, wool suits, jackets, and dresses are best since wool soaks up moisture while keeping you warm. A light jacket or cardigan sweater is usually a good item to bring anywhere. For hot, humid areas, linen and cotton suits are most comfortable.

• For rainy regions, bring a raincoat and a folding umbrella. (Some business hotels also offer umbrellas for use by their guests).

Packing for a Week

For an average business trip of one week, most women agree that one suit (a jacket and matching skirt), a coordinating skirt or slacks, and several varied blouses should suffice. If your trip extends to two weeks, then you may want to add a blazer and an additional skirt or pair of slacks. Combinations of black and white (solids and patterns) are popular among businesswomen, as they are easy to coordinate with many colors of blouses. Good walking shoes are essential to manage the cobblestones, rough construction areas and train stations, as well as inclement weather. A leather briefcase can serve as a handbag. Pack minimal makeup and jewelry.

Other considerations:

• Be creative with your business attire. Use pants, skirts, blazers and suit jackets that can give you several different combinations with a minimal number of items. Change your look with blouses, scarves and other accessories.

• Consider bringing washable silk blouses if you do not think you will have time for dry cleaning during the visit or between destinations.

• Wear neutral-colored hosiery, limited jewelry and neutral makeup.

• Bring extra undergarments for hot and humid areas where you will perspire more. Plan to wash your smalls nightly (some women bring a small plastic bottle or packets of lingerie cleaner with them).

Flying Comfortably

Depending on where you are traveling from, the airplane trip overseas can be very long. If you will have time to check in to your hotel before your first meeting, then a light sweat suit and walking shoes may be your most comfortable attire for the flight. They will also come in handy if you have time later in the trip for an evening walk around some of the local sights. If you must head directly to a meeting after landing, consider wearing comfortable attire on board, then changing clothes in the airplane bathroom or in the airport when you arrive.

When planning your flight, also consider the following:

• Drink a lot of water, as flying is very dehydrating. Water will help reduce fatigue and headaches that can come with long flights.

• Eat lightly on the plane, and even the night before you fly, to help you adjust to a different meal schedule.

• Avoid alcohol on the plane. It is dehydrating and can throw off your sleep cycle.

• Wear loose clothing and try to stretch or walk around a few times while on board to improve your circulation and avoid leg cramps.

• Take off your shoes and wear a pair of socks while flying. Your feet will probably swell, and tight shoes will become uncomfortable.

• Clogging of the ears during descent and landing is a common problem on long flights. Chewing gum and yawning may provide relief. Quickly drinking carbonated water may help as well. Another approach is the Valsalva maneuver: Hold your nose and keep your mouth open, while gently blowing out with a few short breaths. This causes the ears to pop. Other recommendations include taking a decongestant pill or using a decongestant nasal spray.

• Using a saline nasal spray two hours before you take off and 15 minutes before you land will help you clear your breathing passages.

• If you wear contact lenses, bring a spare pair or, if you wear disposable lenses, bring extras, in addition to your glasses. You may find that contacts become dry in your eyes while you are on board the plane. It is best to take them out for the flight and wear glasses. If you do wear lenses during the flight, keep lubricating drops handy and use them frequently.

• Bring a neck pillow (most travel stores carry them) to help you sleep, especially if you have a center seat on the plane. Bring sleep masks (most airlines supply these) to create darkness. Keep eye drops, toothbrush and toothpaste, lip balm, eye cream (there are also re-hydrating eye patches), and a face toner in your purse to help you feel refreshed during the flight.

Currency

To avoid airport lines later, some travelers prefer to exchange enough money for the taxi ride to the hotel before they board their international flight. Others wait until they arrive and exchange money at one of the local bank stalls at the airport. Many airports have ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) on site. Most travelers prefer to use ATMs as they offer the best currency exchange rates with the lowest administration fees.

European Debt Crisis Offers Opportunities for US Companies

Baron Rothschild, an 18th century British nobleman, said, “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” Rothschild knew what he was taking about. He made his fortune buying in the panic that followed the Battle of Waterloo.

The current panic involving the EU debt situation won’t be resolved overnight and risks of the crisis getting worse are very real. However, it appears the EU political and business leaders (including those in Germany) remain committed to insuring the survival of the EU and the euro currency.

Even so, many global financial experts are continuing to worry about: 1) whether Spain and Italy will default (whose effects would be far reaching); and 2) whether the German public will continue to support the bail out of the weaker members of the EU.

An important question for US companies is: how can they take advantage of the current uncertainty in the European business market?

The debt crisis will put pressure on some European companies to divest assets

We believe there’s going to be many more opportunities for U.S. companies in Europe because ultimately when countries get squeezed, banks get squeezed and then corporations’ credit get squeezed. As a result, those companies are going to look for financial help or are going to need to divest assets.

A weaker euro means U.S. companies can acquire European companies for less

Many currency experts are predicting that the European debt problems will cause the weakening of the euro currency against the US Dollar. If the euro weakens, US companies will be in their best position in years as pertains to the purchase of European companies. Indeed, we are noticing a growing number of U.S companies looking to expand in Europe through acquisitions.

The recent decline in European stock values provide a buying opportunity

While it is not certain how long the current drop in stock values will last, no one is predicting a return to the high levels we saw earlier this year anytime soon. Many US companies have strong balance sheets and cash reserves. In the short term, the combination of a weaker euro, slowing economic growth and depressed stock prices provide a “perfect storm” of elements that favor opportunistic acquisition activities.

Despite slower growth Germany remains a very attractive investment location

Germany remains the most popular investment location in Europe because of its continuing financial strength and political stability. Even with slower than predicted growth, the German GDP is still expected to grow 3% in 2011. If only the US had the “problem” of 3% growth!

The European debt crisis is a very fluid situation. The heated debates between EU countries and Germany on the solution will continue to cause unrest in the global financial markets. However, the current financial panic offers a tremendous opportunity for US companies looking to buy in Europe.

Singapore – Open For Business

One might choose any number of places to build a business these days. After all, Thomas Friedman has gone to great detail explaining the new “flatter world.” The barriers provided by the former foes of distance and time have been all but erased by technology and vision. So, the fact is, business can be effectively conducted, for many industries, almost anywhere in the world. Before choosing a business location one should take a moment to investigate the STEEP driving forces that can cultivate or destroy the best laid plans of the most ingenious business leaders. Coming on as the tiger of the East, Singapore is building an economic powerhouse capable of providing the most fertile environment for business. It is by looking at the STEEP driving forces that one will easily recognize the advantages of business in Singapore.

Social Climate

Singapore offers a tremendous diversity for business. In Singapore one may be surprised by the intermingling of immigrants; Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European people melding into a homogenous group while maintaining some unique ties to their original culture. Identities “still remain although the bulk of Singaporeans do think of themselves as Singaporeans, regardless of race or culture. Each still bears its own unique character” (Singapore Expats, 2007). This diversity provides business a valuable resource for innovation and growth. English is widely spoken in Singapore however a more common language is “Singlish” which combines native languages with English.

Widely spoken and understood English is the primary language of business. Mandarin and Cantonese are also spoken widely. There are four major religious groups in Singapore. The most widely observed are Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity and Islam as well as a variety of lesser known faiths. Interestingly, these groups interact in a positive and interconnected way. As the groups observe their different religious festivals and holidays, the community frequently participates in the celebrations. Singapore offers much more than a diverse, yet well blended workforce.

Technical Horizons

Recognized as both a regional and world technological Mecca, Singapore has well established aerospace, electronics and telecommunications concerns. Fully connected to a reliable internet hub, Singapore is able to provide unrestricted high speed internet access. Google’s proposed trans-Pacific cable promises to further expand bandwidth and lower prices. Tremendous gains may be made by marrying the entrepreneurial spirit with the abundant supply of technological resources of Singapore. The workforce is well educated and ready for the right opportunity. With any highly sophisticated economy, technology is the nerve center and Singapore is not short on nerve. With a complex banking and stock market system in place, Singapore competes with any place on Earth. With a 92.8% literacy rate there is a sizeable and increasingly educated labor pool available for high-tech jobs. While maintaining a technical focus the Singaporean people do not ignore environmental concerns.

Environmental

With the scarcity of natural resources, Singapore administrates its natural resources with the wisdom of Solomon. With ports and airports that are among the busiest in the world, Singapore manages to protect the natural resources. In accordance with the “Green Plan” 5% of land is set aside for conservation. According to Alan Tan of the University of Singapore, Singapore is one of the Greenest cities in the world (Tan, 1998).

Perhaps the most difficult challenge for the people of Singapore and their leadership is administering the relatively small land area. This creates challenges for housing, farming, and manufacturing. Singapore’s leaders are challenged to make changes today that will handle the demands of the future.

Approximately 80% of the population lives in public housing. These apartments and flats are generally under 1,000 SF and offer the amenities of a small home. Others may opt for a private home or condominium which generally offers more spacious accommodations.

Singapore has an extensive and thorough public transportation system. In fact, for most, a car is unnecessary. The Changi airport is award winning and is among the cleanest and best connected in the region. Because of the strong enforcement of laws in Singapore, the country is well positioned to save itself from major environmental concerns. This higher environmental thinking aids not only Singaporeans but the region in general.

Economic Opportunities

Singapore provides what is perhaps the most fertile economic environment of the Pacific. Supported by large investments from both internal and external sources, Singapore operates an independent stock market that brings investment currency from around the globe. In the most recent rankings prepared by the World Bank (Economy Rankings, 2007), Singapore moved up a spot from the number 2 to number 1 trading places with New Zealand. Ranking number 1 for the ease of doing business, employing workers, and starting a business, clearly, Singapore is a special place for business. Ranking 2nd in; paying taxes, protecting investors, and closing a business, Singapore is working to not only create a special environment for business but also in making it easy to start a business. Unlike other lesser known business havens, Singapore also supports the interests of those who choose to do business with Singaporean companies.

Holding the number 4 ranking for protecting investors and number 7 for obtaining credit, Singapore protects investors while freeing up the availability of credit needed for business growth. This is a far sighted practice for a growing economy. While some countries make licensing a business more challenging than opening one, Singapore ranks number 5 for the ease in which one may handle licensing. With GDP growth rates in excess of 7%, entrepreneurs can get their business open and licensed for business much more easily than many other locations. Trading extensively with; China, The United States, Australian, India and Europe the opportunities are vast for those calling Singapore home. Companies like; Keppel, SembCorp Industries, and United Overseas Bank have all found fertile soil in Singapore to gain admission into the coveted Forbe’s 2000. One may ask how the government of Singapore has been able to develop a relatively small island with minimal natural resources into an economic powerhouse. The answer, at least in part has been the superior management and dedication to honesty demonstrated by Singapore’s leaders.

Political Forces

In an area where political corruption is as common as rice at supper time, Singapore stands out as a bastion of honesty and integrity. Like the Vatican, Singapore is a city-state where corruption would spread like a wildfire yet is kept at bay with honest leadership. One key to the success of the government has been the establishment of laws to prevent things like, pornography, corruption and social decay. Long recognized as a clean city, the city leadership intends to keep it that way. Laws and penalties are posted to remind citizens and visitors alike of their importance. Particularly strong penalties are imposed for violations like jay-walking and littering. Bring drugs or arms into the region and one is likely to pay the ultimate penalty of death.

Perhaps the seriousness that the Singaporeans apply to the legal system is what has kept the crime rate lower than other industrialized countries according to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Fact book (Singapore, 2007). Originally a British port-of-call, modern Singapore is a thriving and independent republic. On December 22, 1965 Singapore became an independent state recognized by the League of Nations. The government established a parliamentary democracy which is led by a Prime Minister and President. Singapore has exceeded the vision of its Colonial roots. Pressing to become the leader of Asia’s financial operations and an example of good governance, Singapore offers pride to the older generation that helped build the country and hope to future generations.

Final Thoughts

As mentioned earlier, the world is fast becoming closer and more interconnected. Singapore offers a rich and fertile environment to plant and grow a business. With a free market economy that is growing faster than many in the region, Singapore is open for business. High marks in every category measured by the World Bank should provide skeptics the confidence to consider Singapore strongly when planning a relocation or startup. Safe, secure, and educated, Singapore provides the opportunities for the bright entrepreneur to succeed.

The forces that drive economies are all working favorably in Singapore. STEEP driving forces offer nothing but positive signs and encouragement for those looking for a business location. Yet, as always, one should visit the site and check with local authorities before diving in. Singapore makes this process easy as well by visiting http://www.contactsingapore.org.

Having the It Factor in Your Network Marketing Business

What is the It factor and do you know what it is?

Well, to put it to you in just two simple words. It is charm and charisma. Charm and charisma goes a very long way in network marketing. Not just in dealing with business but also friendships, love and family.

When you possess these not seemingly major key components, you could be missing out on having things go your way with extreme favor in your dealings with people in everyday life.

Most people will tell you when you think of charisma you think the charm is pretty much the same thing hand in hand. Most people think of charisma as some sort of majestic golden mystical spell that you can place on one. Haven’t you ever heard of the term “I’m gonna charm their socks off” sounds crazy right? But yet true.

This is definitely not a quality that you have to be born with, there are schools that will teach you how to have charm. They even used to go by the name of charm school or better known today as the school for proper etiquette. These schools used to be very exclusive only for the wealthy and privileged they go as far back as the colonial times and European countries.

The way I see it you don’t have to go to school for charm or charisma to stop for a moment and take a look around at life. You ever notice that happy people hang out with happy people. You attract what you are. Give it a try appreciate life, and you’ll begin to see how the universe will start to tip in your favor.

Keep a smile on your face and watch how people will start to smile back at you and you will turn into a magnet of the sudden. Before you know it you have people latching onto you like a tractor beam. You will have people wanting to connect with you and follow you keeping up with every move that you make.

Believe it or not, there are people out there that crowds you because they like the way you make them feel it’s an aura that you possess is so strong. It’s spewing out of your pores, and people around you can’t get enough of it.

In the world of network marketing, you always hear people use the term attraction marketing. But you don’t hear too many people mention what makes there marketing attractive. Simply put, it’s their charm and charisma. It’s having the charismatic attitude. You have to become it and learn to utilize that charismatic attic marketer that is inside of you. All you need is the key to unlock the door.

There are some gifts that already placed inside of you from your birth.

But my have to be discovered. There is some gifts that are achieved by studying to show yourself approved, henceforth in return you have gained new wisdom and knowledge. And this is something that should be shared with others.

You always find your best marketers out there that are always giving. Train yourself to have the mindset of being the giver and not to take her, the lender and not the borrower. You’re most definitely guarantee to go further within your business endeavors that you pursue.

The one thing people care of her seem to get enough of his leadership. Everyone in life doesn’t want to leave. They rather have someone else do it while they sit back and just go for the ride leader is all about taking risk and going for the gusto and you’ll always find that most of your leaders have charisma and charm. Being a dictator won’t get you anywhere in anything you do in life.

Here are some tips to keep in mind that has helped me along the way.

1. Love life.
2. Share your wisdom.
3. Empower positivity in people.
4. Expect the best from people.

If you implement some of these virtues as a part of your life. You will see how it’s start’s to transform you as an entrepreneur within the marketing industry. And before you know it you will start to separate yourself from the rest of the pack.

You’ll be quite surprised how things will start to quickly turn around for you, and your marketing through networking with others.

When I joined my first MLM marketing company, it wasn’t all about the compensation plan and what the company had to offer. At first. It was how my sponsor came across to me with his charm and charisma. Having presented great moral characteristics all while maintaining a smile.

And that same energy extended throughout the rest of his team and all I knew was that whatever he was selling.

I didn’t care I want to be a part of a team that exemplified that kind of energy that permeated the room.

In the career that I’m involved in dealing with network marketing charisma and charm is a definite must with those two characteristics being possessed, in my repertoire.

It is what held me to be the leader that I am today, but not just that it has empowered me to learn how to empower others with wisdom and knowledge to be a leader themselves.

And I always tell my other fellow marketers that are up-and-coming to do just the same creating that positive chain reaction force with a gift that will always keep on giving.

And that’s priceless.