Some of the things leaders do are obvious. Some are not so obvious.
Here are a few things I believe leaders should be doing. Did I get them all? Do you have some things to add to the list?
- They attend local meetings.
- They attend regional events and bring people with them.
- They attend convention.
- They show up early
- They bring guests
- They bring team members and often carpool to the event
- They always clap and applaud for others
- They are the first to stand for a standing ovation
- They silence their phones
- They do NOT text or web surf during a meeting
- They don’t complain but look for solutions
- They don’t gossip or speak badly of others
- They encourage those around them, even those from other teams
It is really interesting when you are running a local meeting to see what people do. I’ve seen people gossiping and being really negative. Even complaining about a missing paycheck or whatever when there is a guest of another distributor standing right behind them. I’ve seen people spend the entire meeting on Facebook and not paying attention to the speaker.
Your guests and your team will do what you do. If you don’t treat the meeting seriously why should they?
If you’re running an opportunity meeting you want people to be engaged. The more engaged they are the more your guests will want to sign up. If people are applauding and laughing along with the speaker then the energy will be higher. If people are bored because they’ve been to the meeting before and instead are surfing the web on their phones the energy in the room will be lower.
Even if you don’t have a guest with you, you should act as if you have a guest with you! Meet the other guests and welcome them. Participate in the meeting. Laugh. Applaud. Express your excitement about your opportunity.
These are just a few comments about things leaders do. What do you see your leaders doing? Let’s add some more to the list. Leave a comment below and let me know.
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