How can I get my affiliates to understand the importance of communication in SFI?

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Ufuomaoghene Afekhuai, Aff (Nigeria) Top Author Forum Guru 4/1/2016 10:30 pm
Affiliate since: 07/08/2018, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Ufuomaoghene's 238 other Ask SC answers
As a good sponsor, being able to communicate effectively with our downlines is the most important skill. This will reduce the rate of inactivity which could be due to:-

1. Language Barrier.
2. Cultural differences and belief.
3. Lack of Trust.
4. Educational Background.
5. Computer Literacy.

Breaking communication to the nitty gritty, we need to be good communicators for our downlines to understand our method of communication and duplicate our actions. Simply
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, () Top Author Forum Guru 4/1/2016 12:40 am
Affiliate since: 12/31/1969, Power Rank: 99999999
We are all aware of the following:

1. The sinking of Titanic Ship many years ago; A ship very near to Titanic at that time of tragedy could not pick up the signals because its receiver remained switched off;

2. For want of a nail, a horse shoe was lost;
For want of a horse shoe, a horse went lame;
For want of a horse, a rider never went through;
For want of a rider, a message never arrived;
For want of a message, an army was never sent;

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Muhammad Ali, Aff (Indonesia) Top Author Forum Guru 3/31/2016 6:42 am
Affiliate since: 02/16/2016, Power Rank: 99999999
You must be an example for them, you have to build communication first to your affiliate, and always teach them about 3 Ultra Step in SFI that is :
SFI is a simple business and all you really need to do is:

1. Become an EA and retain that status each month. Place a Standing Order for a pack of 125 TCredits--1500 VP each month.

2. Recruit 5 Motivated Affiliates. Use SFI S-Builder

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8050 votes
Abe Taddesse, Aff (Washington, US) Top Author Forum Guru 3/31/2016 1:02 am
Affiliate since: 06/05/2014, Power Rank: 451 | Read Abe's 168 other Ask SC answers
This is the most important things in any business as well as relationship. Do you Know communication is the # cause to divorce or break ups in the world beside
Money problem?
If there is mutual communication on both side the rate of survival is minimal. In this case the survival of your business or growth.

So you have to respect that at least from your end. Means never stop communicating
With your affiliates even if they don’t communicate with you.

You can’t
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Nimo Ponifasio, Aff (New Zealand) Top Author Forum Guru 3/28/2016 8:43 pm
Affiliate since: 10/01/2013, Power Rank: 426 | Read Nimo's 381 other Ask SC answers
You need to promote the importance communication by being the best communicator you can be.

I know its not very encouraging when no one talks to you. I fully understand the frustration many of the sponsors suffer. Many of us send out streams, newsletters, e-cards, emails, chats etc and even try to connect with affiliates on social sites etc.. but still many do not respond. Whatever we do we should not give up. Communication if you like, is the lifeblood of the business. We have no
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, () Top Author Forum Guru 3/25/2016 1:15 pm
Affiliate since: 12/31/1969, Power Rank: 99999999

When I thought about an answer to your question I first tried to find a situation where communication is not important. I can't think of any situation where communication is not important - not if you want a balanced normal life. Keep in mind communication can happen in many different ways - not just verbal or written.

Communication in any aspect in life is how we convey messages, build relationships, solve problems. How can you solve a problem or help a person if you do not know
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Caroline Fraser, Aff (Australia) Top Author Forum Guru 3/24/2016 11:01 pm
Affiliate since: 03/16/2012, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Caroline's 111 other Ask SC answers
To help your affiliates understand the importance of communication in SFI, you must communicate with them! Send them a welcome email or e-card as soon as they join and let them know that you are there to help and guide them.
Communicate with your team in every way possible through SFI - Stream, team mailouts, chat, SFI messages and your leadership page.

You can also communicate with your team via your blog and facebook group. A webinar would be a great way of communicating also.
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Shankar Chakraborti, Aff (India) Top Author Forum Guru 3/25/2016 11:16 pm
Affiliate since: 08/24/2015, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Shankar's 32 other Ask SC answers
Dear Michael,

You should tell your active affiliates to communicate with you any time per their wish using various tools presented to us by SFI. You should tell them that they can connect with you through
1. SFI Messenger
2. Email
3. Phone
4. Other tools like Skype,, WebEx, etc...for group communication can be used by setting up mutual convenient time for your team.

For your inactive affiliates you can't make them understand the importance of communication
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Wayne Crocker, Aff (Missouri, US) Top Author Forum Guru 3/25/2016 11:23 am
Affiliate since: 05/10/2012, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Wayne's 236 other Ask SC answers
In building your SFI and TripleClicks business one of the first things you are going to find out is just how important it is to develop good communication relationships with your teammates.

With you being the leader of your group it will be your responsibility to share with your team how important it is to stay in communication with each other. This is no easy task and it will take a lot of trial and error to start getting good connections from your teammates.

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Ma leticia Rael, EA (Philippines) Top Author Forum Guru 3/25/2016 12:06 am
Affiliate since: 11/11/2010, Power Rank: 374 | Read Ma leticia's 62 other Ask SC answers
One of the reasons of having our Genealogy being crowded with inactive affiliates was a miscommunication of some sort and/or non-communication.

Making affiliates to understand the importance of communication in SFI is a big challenge. But as Paul J. Meyer had said, “Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success.”

Since communication is at the heart of what makes us an awesome sponsor and team leader, consider the following elements of
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