Personal Development Industry – Automation Vs Personal Contact in Direct Sales

The path of personal development and self-growth can be a lonely and non-effective journey if we had no one to share it with. Yes, it’s wonderful and empowering to grow spiritually and mentally for the betterment of oneself, but how fulfilling is it really if you’re the only one who experiences it? What is it’s true value if you’re not able to reach out and share with others the new enlightened you, because you’re living it only inside your own head?

Personal growth includes the heightened and increased development of all of our five classical senses. We as humans need and crave the see, touch, feel, smell and taste of the universe and our fellow humans. Our greatest desire is to feel gratified in the belief that our lives have value and that we bring value into this world. Thus, we need to have personal human contact with the world outside of our own four walls.

Those of us who are entrepreneurs and run home based businesses tend to find that our personal human contact outside of our own four walls is greatly diminished due to the nature of the business. Sitting alone at our desks in our home offices, we use two major methods to reach out and contact others. One way is through cyberspace via the Internet. The use of cyberspace can be completely void of human interaction and therefore doesn’t necessitate the activation of many of our senses. It is difficult to transmit expression, emotion, tonality and inflection through the Internet. Although internet technology is working hard to duplicate the human factor by developing video streams, webcams and even the cyber appearance of actual people jumping out and talking to you on your screen, it still and always will lack the human touch and feel of communication in real time. I mean can you really feel like you had a satisfying personal human interaction with someone via your computer screen?

The other way, which is the main way of communicating in this business, is by telecommunication. Picking up the telephone to call and speak personally to another person. This still cannot replace face-to-face contact, whereas you are both breathing the same air and can feel and see each other’s vibration, energy and body language, but it is still better than cyberspace communication. When speaking on the phone we use our hearing sense to pick up cues that help us interpret the other person’s energy level, interest and vibrations. You can get a “sense of feel” as to where the other person “is at”.

So, what happens when you take the telecommunication portion out of your business and rely completely on cyberspace technology thus becoming fully automated? What you have accomplished by doing this, is completely discarding one of the most basic forms of the human factor by becoming automated much like a robot. Have we reached that point in our technological world where we prefer to interact with a robot vs. a live human? I certainly hope not and hope that mankind never reaches that level of social isolation. I don’t think there is anyone out there who has not experienced the frustration of calling a business for assistance only to endure 5 minutes of listening to an automated voice spew out an endless menu of options before you can actually speak to a live human being.

And how many of you actually enjoy talking to an answering machine vs. the real person? There are many entrepreneurs out there who do enjoy total automation, believing that a system can do all of the work for them and make them rich. But, systems are just that, systems and systems don’t sell, people do. A system is only as good as the product it’s pushing. A well made system could potentially work well for a limited time, but even the best made systems require human programming to continuously update and evolve to the ever changing world and to the tastes of the fickle human consumer.

The business of direct sales means exactly what the definition of the word “direct” implies. It’s you personally initiating contact with your potential customer, it’s you making the sale, it’s you who earn the commission and are paid directly.

Now, what does personal growth and development have to do with running a successful home based business? Well, if your business is based on Personal Development products, you must first become the product. And as I said at the beginning of this article, it’s a lonely and ineffective journey to experience personal growth without anyone to share it with. If you don’t have any human contacts to be the recipient of the gifts the new enlightened you can offer and teach, then what is the true value of your personal growth. Is a party of one truly a party worth having? You need to reach out and give of yourself to your potential customer through the personal factor and touch. Personal growth does not involve hiding behind an automated system, being afraid to pick up the phone and make human contact.

Any direct sales representative will tell you that one of the keys to success is the ability to network, mastermind and learn from other successful entrepreneurs. A strong successful network marketing business is based on a high rate of retention due to a solid foundation achieved through leadership and relationship building. Relationship building can only be obtained through human contact. And only by building a relationship with your individual team members will you be able to identify your strongest members thus enabling you to spend extra time to train and mentor them in becoming the future leaders that will help to solidify that foundation.

Building a big team rapidly with an automated system may seem like a gold mine at first, but it’s a team built on an unstable foundation that never will solidify and take shape due to the high drop out rate. It lacks the human personal factor. It lacks the relationship building block, because the whole process was so impersonal and automated from the start, the new member never receives a validated sense of belonging, a sense of value, a sense of being part of a cohesive group with a personal connection to their leader.

A critical component of leading by example starts with the human factor, which was created with your very first conversation. By personally taking the time to initiate contact, the leader has demonstrated to the member that they have value and is respected as part of the team.

A leader just on paper is not the same nor will it ever have the same impact and significance as a leader who truly leads through personal contact and relationship building.

Automation or Personal human contact, should that even be a consideration when seriously building a strong and successful direct sales home based business?

Traffic Building With Article Marketing – How Article Marketing Drives Traffic

Direct article marketing traffic is one of my favorite forms of traffic, because I find that the quality of the traffic is much higher. Now, by direct article marketing traffic I mean article marketing traffic that comes to your web site after reading one of your articles that you have posted somewhere online.

One of the things I think that makes article marketing traffic of so much higher quality is that the visitors who make it to your web site after reading your article already have a feel for your style and what you offer. When someone comes to you from a classified ad, the only thing that they have to go by in determining if they want to go to your site, is your headline. Many times they get to your site and realize that you do not have what they are looking for, or you cannot meet their needs. So they leave your website without purchasing anything, or opting in to any of your subscriber lists.

With article marketing, the visitor has already has a peak at your quality and your style, and has perhaps even already felt like you can help them solve their problem. The article-generated visitor has been, in some sense, presold, on doing business with you.

Basically the way that you generate direct article marketing traffic is by writing articles related to the topic of your website, and especially on topics that people who normally purchase from you would be interested in, put a link to your web site in the article, and have the articles posted online. The easiest way to get your articles posted online is to submit them to the various online article directories, which make the articles available both on their own web sites and to other web publishers.

How can industrial safety be improved?

One way to improve safety is by conducting regular WHS audits. This involves inspecting the workplace for potential hazards and coming up with solutions to mitigate them. Employers should also make sure that all employees are properly trained in how to safely perform their job duties by hiring a professional to conduct health and safety training. Such things as occupational noise surveys and assessments, respirator fit tests etc should be carried out on a regular basis by the employer in order to create a safe working environment.

Another important step is to create a safe working environment. This includes providing proper equipment and protective gear, as well as making sure the work area is free of hazards. Employees should be encouraged to report any unsafe conditions they encounter, so that they can be addressed immediately.

According to occupational hygienists in Australia, employers must also take steps to ensure that workers are not under pressure to cut corners when it comes to safety. It is imperative that safety is the top priority, and that workers are not put in danger in order to meet production deadlines.

Other ways to ensure improved industrial safety include the following.

Implement a safety culture that is built on leadership, communication, and training

It is important to implement a safety culture in the workplace that is based on leadership, communication, and training. This means that employers must set the example by adhering to safety protocols themselves, and ensuring that workers are aware of the hazards they may encounter on the job. Communication is key in making sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to safety, and regular training can help keep employees up-to-date on new safety procedures.

In addition to these measures, employers should also consider using industrial safety products like personal protective equipment (PPE) and warning signs. PPE can protect employees from potential injuries, while warning signs can alert workers to hazardous areas or situations.

Provide hazard recognition training to employees so they can identify hazards before they become serious problems

Training is a vital part of ensuring a safe working environment. Employees need to be aware of the hazards that exist in their workplace and know how to take steps to avoid potential accidents.

One way to provide hazard recognition training is through safety meetings. These meetings can give employees a chance to ask questions and learn about new safety procedures. They can also help keep everyone on the same page when it comes to safety.

In addition to safety meetings, employers should also consider providing regular training on specific hazards that may exist in the workplace. This type of training helps employees stay up-to-date on new dangers, and can help them identify potential hazards before they become serious problems.

Create a safety plan for the workplace with steps for avoiding potential risks

A safety plan should be in place, which outlines specific steps that employees can take to avoid potential risks. The safety plan should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that it reflects the latest changes in the workplace.

Some of the key components of a safety plan include:

Establishing safe work practices.
Identifying potential hazards.
Developing emergency response plans.
Training employees on how to safely work in the environment.

Employers should also consider implementing a system for reporting accidents and injuries. This will help them track any safety issues that may occur, and identify areas where improvements need to be made. By taking these precautions, employers can help create a safe working environment for their employees.

Educate all employees about required standards and how to comply with them

All countries have specific standards and regulations when it comes to workplace safety, and it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure all employees are aware of them. Employees should be educated on the specific hazards associated with their job, and how to comply with safety standards. This includes following safe work practices, wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and reporting any unsafe conditions.

Employers can also create a safety culture in the workplace by setting an example for employees. They should always follow safety procedures, and take corrective action when necessary. By demonstrating a commitment to safety, employers can help instil a similar attitude in their employees. This will help improve compliance with safety standards, and reduce the risk of accidents occurring.

Encourage workers to report any unsafe conditions or behaviours in the workplace without fear of retaliation from management

Reporting of any hazards or unsafe conditions should be encouraged and not discouraged by management. Employees should feel safe reporting any unsafe conditions or behaviours without fear of retaliation from their superiors. This will help identify potential safety hazards before they cause an accident.

Finally, employers should routinely inspect their facilities for potential safety hazards. This includes inspecting equipment for damage or wear, and checking electrical wiring for signs of corrosion or overheating. By identifying and addressing potential hazards proactively, employers can help ensure a safe working environment for their workers.

By following these simple steps, industrial safety can be improved for everyone involved. Employers can rest assured knowing that their employees are safe, and employees can feel confident that they will return home safely at the end of each day.