As a young girl with a Dad in sales, I grew up listening to the motivational words of the one and only Zig Ziglar, so I have to say it was an absolute highlight to meet the man himself.

Zig is now in his mid 80’s and after a fall 2 years ago which impaired his short term memory he is no longer able to present as he used to on stage but this hasn’t stopped him sharing his wisdom and life’s work with other’s.

At the VIP event I attended in Dallas, Zig’s hometown he was the guest of honor, surrounded by people who wanted a moment to connect with him.

Zig gave everything he had with the patience of a saint and energy of an athlete. With every single person he was present, he shared a small moment, he shared a line of wisdom, a conversation or a question. He made each person feel like they were the only person in the room. Sometimes we don’t realise the power our words can have on another.

Zig was the epitome of ‘generosity of spirit’. Are you generous with your spirit? Do you take the time to impart a few kind words, or a gem or two of wisdom with others? To make others feel special and heard when you sit with them ?

How do we really make our connections count?

For me it’s about making sure when we connect with people it’s in a meaningful way, not superficially with ‘hi how are you, how’s the weather’ type conversations to something deeper and more meaningful. A place where we truly get to know each other.

Some of the things I like to think about so I can make connections count are;

1. How can I be of service? Everyone has something to offer to someone else. So what can you help people with? It may have nothing to do with business. It may be that they’re talking about needing a good plumber, or having a bad back, or in need of a caterer for a party. Who do you know, what do you know and how can you help?

2. Be willing to have tough conversations. It’s not all about smooth sailing in any of our relationships in life and nor is it with business connections. Sometimes you have to be willing to walk though the conflict together, to have the uncomfortable conversation and come out stronger and closer for it.

Be There, Care & Share

Being there for me is about being present and in the moment with people. Caring is about finding the part of you that is like them, having empathy and understanding as you put yourself in their shoes. Sharing is about being vulnerable and opening up, as when you share who you are. It gives others permission to do the same. Share a part of you, a conversation, moment or an experience with someone.

I think our words are one of the most beautiful gifts we can give to others, so try to make every connection count. As Zig famously said: if you help enough people get what they want, then you will get everything you want in life.


About the Author: Kirsty is an international speaker and author known simply as ‘the relationship building expert’. If you want to have stronger connections, larger networks and deeper more meaningful relationships with your clients then Kirsty is the speaker for your audience. With 15 years experience in every facet of the sales industry. Her outstanding career saw her ranked in the top 1 percent of individuals in RE/MAX’s global network of 121,000 sales agents worldwide. Kirsty’s sessions are energetic, dynamic and inspiring. http://www.kirstyspraggon.com.au

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DSWA, Direct Selling Annual Event Is Rockin’

The Direct Selling Women’s Alliance annual Celebration conference is underway! Thursday was the day for executives, leaders and carryover conference attendees to arrive. Many direct selling companies are converging on the Westin in Dallas for this inspiring seminar event.

Direct Sales Professionals

In the short time I have been here I have already networked with a wide variety of direct sales professionals. If you have ever been to your national conference (which I hope you have) you know how inspiring and motivating it can be to network and rub shoulders with like-minded success-focused consultants.

The DSWA Celebration event is like combining your company conference with 15 other companies’ conferences! Imagine the leverage that you would get from that kind of collaboration!

Compound Interest For Direct Sales

When you are networking with other successful consultants, leaders and direct sales executives, you are using compound interest in your business.

Networking is inspiring and motivating because you get to leverage the results of others’ experiences to compound your results. You build on what other direct sellers have achieved.

Direct Sales Motivation

Going to your national conference is motivating. Collaborating with other companies’ leaders brings even more motivation to you and your team.

DSWA, Direct Sales Education

Direct sales educator, Deb Bixler is presenting three times at the DSWA annual education event. She is part of the Executive Excellence workshops, the leadership event and is also presenting from main stage to the general assembly. Direct Sales Educator, Deb Bixer

About the Author: Deb Bixler is the 2011 DSWA Speaker Of The Year and the DSWA party plan and search engine optimization adviser. Visit her website the CashFlowShow: The largest FREE Direct Sales Party Training center on the web or check out Deb Bixler On Google+ 717-751-2793

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Direct Selling Training

Deb Bixler is one of the many world renown direct sales trainers and educators who will be presenting at the DSWA Celebration event. She is sharing at the  Executives of Excellence and Mind in Motion for leaders on Friday as well as a general session topic on Saturday called “Explode Expo Results”. Make the most of your next vendor event. Bring home qualified leads from your next fair or expo!


About the Author: Deb Bixler is the 2011 DSWA Speaker Of The Year and the DSWA party plan and search engine optimization adviser. Visit her website the CashFlowShow: The largest FREE Direct Sales Party Training center on the web or check out Deb Bixler On Google+ 717-751-2793

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