On my previous two blog post about Facebook recruiting I’ve talked about how you can find your perfect prospect in groups and fan pages and how to make an initial conversation with the prospect that you will find.

In this article I will talk about how to get the conversation going so you can introduce your opportunity or any that you want to promote.

Building Rapport

This is where most people struggle. Why? Because most people have no patience and that’s totally understandable because maybe they’re just starting out and want to immediately get back the money that they’ve invested.

But taking this road will just ruin your relationship with your prospects, instead take your time and do this right because eventually you will not only bring people into your opportunity it’s possible that you can also keep them for a very long time.

What Not to Do When Building Rapport

  • Until your prospect ask or you’re given a go signal, DO NOT SEND ANY LINKS!
  • Avoid conversations that consist of short messages. Be detailed as much as you can with your prospect. Have something to talk about to get the conversation going.
  • As a general rule, unless you’re asked do not introduce your offer until you and your prospect sent back and forth 3 messages. There are some exceptions and these include those that will ask about your business right away or there’s a chance that you really can’t refuse.
  • Never get defensive when someone is bashing you or your opportunity. I see a lot of network marketers who cannot refuse the urge to defend themselves and their company. Do not make this mistake. Just move on. Your time is so precious to waste it with this kind of prospect. Do not worry about it. Just know it, accept it and move forward.

What to Do When Building Rapport

  • Make yourself to be somewhat of an authority figure. Make yourself attractive with the way you do business, the way you talk and the way you interact with your prospects. Be caring about people, listen to them and become a problem solver based on the struggles that you have seen other people have.
  • Ask a lot of questions to get the conversation going.
  • When you saw an opportunity to where you can actually send them a link, bring it up casually.
  • Prepare some content in the form of videos, blogs and articles. This will make you credible and somewhat of an expert. You’ll be regarded as someone who’s following the industry and will make you look that you know you’re talking about. Of course on your part you really have to understand also the content that you’re putting out.
  • Focus on the response of your prospect during your conversation. Read what they are replying to you and then rehash it.
  • If they ask what you do casually mention it and end it with a question.
  • Find out if there’s an opening for your business opportunity. Does your prospect have a problem? Is there’s something that you can solve? Are their lives perfect? Do they have a hole in their life that you can fill with your business?
  • Say something new about your company or something that will pique a little interest. It doesn’t have to be that extreme.
  • Build yourself as the authority figure, someone they can turn to for advice.

Once they’ve asked how you do the specifics of your business you know that you’ve done a good job of building rapport.

Even if you haven’t made any money yet there are ways you can position yourself. Learn things about the industry and pass it on. Learn something that’s valuable to someone else because it’s guaranteed that they’re going to want to learn it. Whether they want to learn it from you or the person they’ve originally came from it doesn’t matter they still look at you as the authority figure.

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Christian Carpeso
Christian Carpeso

Christian Carpeso is an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) currently based in Dubai, UAE. He's also the owner of the website ChristianCarpeso.com where he constantly publish articles that helps network marketers how to generate leads and recruit using the internet.

    14 replies to "Facebook Recruiting Secrets – Do’s & Don’t of Building Rapport"

    • LuAnn

      Thanks for sharing Christian your FB build rapport secrets, they are great

    • Anne

      I have had many people try and “sell” me in the first contact and hate it! These are great guidelines for anyone in any industry to follow!

      • Christian Carpeso

        Yup! It’s pretty annoying. Thanks for dropping by and commenting Anne!

    • Lisa

      This is a really great article! Love the details!

    • Tara Woodruff

      This Is Chock Full Of Good Advice! I wish wish Everyone Would Read this!

    • Jelena

      Great post Christian! Building rapport is so critical when you’re interacting with people on Social Media. And that’s where most people don’t get it right. Thanks for sharing!

      • Christian Carpeso

        You’re welcome Jelena and thanks for dropping by. I hope you’ll visit again.

    • Tessa Schaar

      Great tip, I got spammed again today on facebook chat with a link. I said that i didnt like that. I got as a reply, just trying to market. LOL trying but not doing a great job

      • Christian Carpeso

        Hahaha! These people need to be educated to market properly. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment again Tessa.

    • Kevin

      Fantastic blog, full of information and easy to follow

      • Christian Carpeso

        Thanks for dropping by Kevin.

    • Julie Syl Kalungi

      Lots of people literally forget that social media is for GETTING SOCIAL. imagine a bbq and you meet several new people, however you would hold a conversation with such people is the way to do it on SM esp. Facebook where someone can simply block you or report you as a spammer and rightfully so if you send them your link without a byyourleave!

      In my book even 3 messages is not enough, get to know someone a lil deeper than that, find out if your offer is truly the solution to their problem. Lots of people say tailor your offer to suit their problems…Well to eah their own. I like te layout of the Rapport Building strategy Thanks for sharing!

    • Sheena

      love these do’s and dont’s
      thanks for sharing them

    • chris & Rhonda Johnson

      Very precise and authoritative points Christian, bookmarked this one, thanks for sharing!

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