50 Coaching Questions – (More or Less!)


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A recent status update on the DSWA Facebook page asked for 50 good coaching questions. The DSWA said:

Can we create a list of 50 good coaching questions?

We will start then you share your coaching question in the comments:

  • What is the biggest obstacle that you are facing?

Well, we did not quite get 50 but I figure we can finish the list here. So, read the replies from Facebook then add your great coaching questions in the comment section below.

The Fans Said:

50 Coaching Questions

 

 50 Great Coaching Questions

So, it looks like we need about  30 more!

Can you help us out by adding your great coaching questions in the comment section below!?


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Team Meeting Icebreaker


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Getting people to have fun and make friends at a team meeting is essential to team retention.

  • Meeting makers make more money and friends do not let friends down!

Incorporating icebreakers into your team meeting will improve team retention because friendships will develop and people will keep coming back to meetings. No one quits when they are making money!

Fun And Effective Icebreaker Games

Meeting new people can be scary.

The funny thing is, this actually gets harder to do as we get older. Remember when you were five and all you had to do to be someone’s friend was go over and say hi?

Those were the days, weren’t they?

If you have a group of people that aren’t too familiar with one another, a great way to get people mingling and collaborating is with some good icebreaker games.

team meeting icebreakers

Icebreakers are great for any group setting, including the work environment. Below are 2  fun and effective icebreaker games that will get your team members working together in no time.

#1 – Team Line Up

This game is great if you have a large group (20 or more people). Split up your group into 2 or 3 teams of 8-10.

The object of this game is to have each team line up in the order of a particular fact. For example, you could ask them to line up from tallest to shortest, birthday dates, shoe size, alphabetical last names, or anything else you can think of.

In direct sales a line up of the consultants in the order of their direct sales team longevity may be fun!

This game will teach your team members how to work together, and it can be a fun competition too.

#2 – Who Am I?

This is a fun game that many of you have probably played before, or at least some version of it.

Give each person in your group a self adhesive label that has the name of a famous person on it.

This can be anyone alive or dead, fictional or real. Be sure and get a good mix of celebrities, historical figures, sport figures, men and women.

Each team member won’t be able to see who their person is, but they will be able to ask questions to determine what person they have. Each person will ask yes or no questions.

If the answer to their question is yes, the can ask another question. However if they get a no, then their turn is over and the next team member gets to take their turn. Keep playing until pretty much everyone has been able to identify themselves. Learn more Meeting Ice Breakers.

These are just two popular icebreaker games. There are many more you can try, but both of these activities would be good starting points.

Develop Team Meeting Friendships

Remember that the point of these is to get everyone comfortable with each other so make sure that all team members are engaged. When they have fun they will develop friendships and keep coming back for more. Learn more Meeting Ice Breakers.


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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Start And End Your Team Meetings On Time


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If there is one thing your team will not tolerate it is being bored at your meeting. If you want more attendance at your meeting it is essential that they are fun, to the point and start and end on time.

Tips for Starting and Finishing Your Meetings on Time

When it comes to your team meeting planning, you need the right techniques to ensure your meetings start and end on time.

While it’s not always easy to take control of a group, it’s important to establish authority so you can have a successful team meeting that begins and ends when it’s supposed to.

Follow a few simple tips to make sure that your meetings don’t go over schedule next time you plan one.

Time managment tips

Direct Sales Team Meeting Ideas

Let your entire team know the date and time of the meeting, and an hour before the meeting starts send each person a reminder email. This way, they can have the meeting fresh in their minds, and you have a higher likelihood that everyone will show up on time.

Make sure that you arrive on time, and as soon as the meeting begins close the door so any latecomers will have to disrupt the meeting in progress to join the party. Be sure to acknowledge their arrival by politely welcoming them by name, and then continue with the meeting without filling them in. After a small amount of embarrassment and confusion, you can bet that those less time-conscious will be more likely to arrive promptly for future meetings.

Set an alarm on your cell phone to go off 5 minutes before the meeting is scheduled to end. When it goes off immediately begin wrapping up the discussion and announce that the meeting is over. Even if you had to start late, end on time by letting your staff know that their time is important to you and you don’t want to keep them over. If anyone feels they have unfinished business, allow them to stay after the meeting has dispersed but let the rest of your team leave.

Finally, pull aside any latecomers or no-shows and let them know that you recognize their behavior and need it to discontinue.

After all, when you are in the process of team meeting planning you need to know your whole team will be present and on time. In letting your whole team know that you expect promptness you can create a sense of authority, which will lead to greater adherence to time in the future.

The Most Important People At The Sales Meeting Are Already There

When you start and end your meeting on time you will be honoring the ones who are there.  Don’t wait for those who are late!

Incorporate Themes Into Your Training For More Fun

Time is the biggest challenge to any business owner today. Make sure your meetings are respectful of your team’s time and fun so that your team keeps on coming back.

Incorporating some fun meeting themes into your team training will also keep them coming back for more!


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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