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When it comes to having a successful Direct Sales home business, you need to practice the skill of listening. When it comes to listening, you need to listen to your teams needs, your party hosts needs, your customer’s needs and listen to the training provided to you by your Direct Sales company.

For some consultants…listening comes easy to them. For others, listening is something they need to learn.

When it comes to listening to your teams needs, you need to ask each and every team member what do they need from you? Once you obtain that information, you need to put that information into action. Some of your team members will need no to very little training from you, others will need a lot. Some of these members will prefer to only hear from you via email or phone, others will want hands on training and help.

When it comes to listening to your party hosts needs, you need to find out what type of help and assistance they need from you to make their home party a success. Some of your hosts will want you to be heavily involved (a lot of hostess coaching and contact) and others will want to do all of the planning themselves. You will need to ask them up front what they need from you and respect their choices.

When it comes to listening to your customers needs, you will find that some customers want to hear from you often and others will only want to contact you if they need something. Asking a customer up front about their needs will save you a lot of headaches down the road.

When it comes to listening to your company’s training, you need to realize that the majority of the time, this training and information is the correct way of doing business. If your company has specific rules and guidelines on what you can and can not do with your Direct Sales business, it’s your job to listen to those rules and obey them. Furthermore, this company training is usually offered free to all of its consultants, so its a free education for you on how you can operate a successful home business.

In a nutshell, it is important to be listening to everyone who is involved in your home business in one way or another. To be successful in Direct Sales, you need to realize that you can not treat every one the same way. Some people will need you to do something one way and the others might need for you to do it differently.

Shelly Hill has been working from home in Direct Sales since 1989. Shelly is the owner of a home business resource site at www.workathomebusinessoptions.com where you can find articles and home business tips to help guide you down the correct path with your Direct Sales business.