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Guest Post:  Melissa Dery

As a leader in your direct sales company you probably host regular team meetings.  This is a great way to share new product information, sales ideas, recognize leaders in bookings and sales.  It’s also a great place to delegate!  That’s right, I said DELEGATE!

When working to grow your own team, one of the key strategies is to show how easy it is to run your business.  But, if you’re running around “trying to it ALL” while hosting your team meeting, it doesn’t really matter what you SAY about how easy it is.  One look at your stress level and any of the consultants you’d like to have as leaders are going to turn tail and run!

Team meetings with room to be involved allow your group a chance to shine, and not just for reaching sales goals.  Whether you pass out a sign-up sheet and let them choose the job that suits them best, or save those roles as another way to let your high-achievers step into the limelight, here are some roles you could share:

Greeter:  Have a consultant meet each of the guests, show them to the meeting room and welcome them to the meeting.

Guest Book:  1 or 2 consultants can be responsible for collecting any meeting dues and/or having consultants and guests sign in.  Also, provide name tags to guests and help with any raffles.

Photographer:  Always have a camera at your meeting so someone can take candid shots that can be used on your Facebook fan page, website, and newsletter or even for dream posters.

Note Keeper:  This is a very important role.  They do not have to keep minutes of the entire meeting, but if you promised to send someone an article, or need to follow-up with an answer to someone after the meeting it’s the note keeper who jots down the reminder for you.

Trainer:  This job can also be a powerful reward.  A consultant could present a 5-minute training topic of her choice during the meeting, or you can have her lead a presentation to prospects in another area of the meeting room.  This would be a good job for a senior consultant or someone “on the move” up the ladder of success.

What other jobs can you think of to help make your meeting a success?  Be sure to share them with us… along with how delegating has changed your business.

Until next time!


Melissa H. Dery is The Golden Rule Virtual Assistant (VA) providing Virtual Business Management to Direct Sales leaders.  A former direct sales consultant, Melissa also grew up in a direct selling family.  She knows firsthand about the “behind the scenes” work required to help your business grow and prosper.

When Melissa combined more than 20 years of experience as an administrative professional with her desire support those in direct sales and The Golden Rule VA was born.  Her mission and her “rule” are the same: to treat your business as if it were her very own, with respect, creativity and professionalism.

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