Do You Have To Be A Jerk To Succeed?
I think this guy is joking.
But I’m not sure.
Although I was laughing through this whole video, I couldn’t disagree with him more.
What is funny is that this is a picture-perfect example of how some blow-hards in the industry like to train their organizations. They rally the troops into a recruiting frenzy, equip them with just enough attitude to come off as rude, and then unleash them on an unsuspecting populace.
I was at an event with a company, and got to see a scenario like this actually play out first-hand.
It was in a hotel, and it was one of the “motivational” events where MLM companies really fire up their reps.
This woman came out of the conference room and floated over the the front desk of the hotel. I was standing about 10 feet away in the lobby, waiting to meet a friend.
The woman went straight over to the front desk, and started asking some really personal questions to the front desk lady. The distributor began asking her about her income level, if she was open to a new opportunity, and then began pitching her.
During this time, a couple of people started lining up behind the woman, waiting to speak with the receptionist to get checked in. Obvlivious, the distributor proceeded with her pitch.
The clearly dis-interested receptionist politely listened, growing more uncomfortable as the waiting line grew to 3 people, then 4, then 5.
Finally, she interrupted the distributor mid-sentence, told her she would need to step aside, and that she had no interest at all in her opportunity.
Not only was this totally unnecessary, but also very embarrassing for the distributor.
There is simply no subsitute for good technique and proper mindset.