I remember going to my first Unit meeting. My leader was new at
it as I was her first sponsor. Our region was hundreds of miles
away, so my leader had not been to any training. As I arrived I
found her chasing her naked son around trying to dress him. The
other lady she had sponsored spent the first hour and a half talking about
her fights with her husband and how all men are no good. Between her
children's problems and the phone calls my leader told us all about her
dreams in [company] and sent us home!
I thought that the Unit meeting was the worst 4 hours of my
life. How could [company] do this to me? They left me with
little help at all. I felt as though we were the forgotten children.
I was mad! After a few months of the same at meetings, I called our
up line to TELL HER how things should be done in [company]! I was
not happy to think that I just spent all this time complaining about
EVERYTHING and TELLING our GL how to run her business only to find her
upset with me! Who did she think she was? I renamed her "Nasty
Nat" and gave her lots of reasons not to like me! LOL
( ALL IN THE PAST NOW!)
As I started to grow up in [company] I discovered a few things
about the Unit meeting! A perfect unit meeting should consist of several
things. First thing is recognition. [company] does recognition in
all levels of the business from SRVP all the way down to a single
consultant. Unit meetings should offer recognition on a local level
as well as national level. Another thing a meeting should have is
inspirational stories that inspire us to become better leaders in the
company. Product information and helpful hints are equally essential
It helps if the leader can incorporate motivational tips and reminders of
up coming events such as conference and the annual trip.
Most unit meetings, people get the information of the monthly
specials and contests and incentives the company is offering. These too
are a must for a successful business. The next thing that is covered
at most meetings would be a calendar of events. The calendar should
include up coming meetings as well as deadlines to help you build a
Other items such as product changes should be discussed at the
meetings in an attempt to keep you informed. Information on advancement
and building your business should complete the meeting. It took me a
little time to discover something special about [company]!
Every month [company] sends you a complete unit meeting in the
mail. The reflections publication gives you inspirational
testimonies as well as recognition. Hidden inside the pages are some
of the best tips you'll ever get, as well as motivational quotes. The
mailing includes a copy in color of all the specials which is far superior
to any information you could get at a meeting. The "Communique"'
keeps us informed of price changes and product information. The
calendar reminds us of up coming meetings and deadlinas you can see,
[company] guarantees you a perfect unit meeting each month. You have to
take the time to read it! [company] takes good care of all of us!
Each month, sit back and read your mailing from one end to the other!
You'll be glad you did!
I wish that the mailing could solve all of our problems with our
leaders, but it can't. Tomorrow we will look at the imperfect people
that go into leadership! As you might have found by now, not
everyone in [company] is perfect like you and I! If [company] could
invent " The perfect leader pill", it would save us perfect
people a lot of headaches! In my next post, I will tell how my
GL went from me calling her " Nasty Nat" to " My beloved
Unit leader Natalie Williams" by using the two "C" words!
I had to make a few changes in a very imperfect person, and it was not
The more you learn, the more you earn
so get reading! Hank
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updated July 06, 2005