What is the best way to inspire a sense of TEAM participation?

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239 votes
Alain Deguire, AFF (Quebec, CA) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 10:14 am
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This is a great question and a challenge to accomplish in this virtual world.
However, here are some important steps that might help...
First, you need to undestand that you will never ever get all of your team members to join in any team community spirit and very far from it;
Second, you want to be very present yourself in working with the ones that really want to be working with you... through regular email or chat communications;
Third, you can create some contests and incentives
157 votes
Victoria Mineva, AFF (Bulgaria) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 10:44 am
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Great question! Thank you!
Here is what I do and I think it works.
1.Building a friendship with the Team and improving the relationship every day. We’re living in Industrial Era and we can always be online and see face to face online the person. Here Trust is the word.
2.Listen to Team member’s stories. It can be joy, sadness, family life, daily matters, anything at all and you should be by your team member side. Here I can say Communication is the key to successful team work.
110 votes
Williams Ford, AFF (Georgia, US) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 10:34 am
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The best way to inspire a sense of team participation is to be highly visible and accessible to your network. Following the recommendations for being an awesome sponsor is a great resource. Here's the link: https://www.sfimg.com/Training/AwesomeSponsor. As everything else in business, you must connect with your down line. In addition to the tips above:

1. Send a personable welcome message to every new affiliate in the first 24 to 48 hours. This is HIGHLY important! Use the affiliate
97 votes
Vijay Majethia, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 10:50 am
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The first and foremost thing required to work as a team is COMMUNICATION. Communicate with your team members (upline and downline both) so well that there is no chance of any confusion and the things get easy. Be friendly with all team members.

Next thing comes is GOOD LEADERSHIP. Be an awesome sponsor and the tips for it are available on the site itself. Also you can do much more to inspire your affiliates to perform. Some things that make you a good sponsor is:
* Training
61 votes
Masood Awan, BTL* (Bahrain) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 10:51 am
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Not everybody is having same ability and interest. Group your team. Affiliates who answer your emails and show more interest, have no language difficulties and can understand you quickly, put them into your first priority group. Then:
1. Pay special attention to them.
2. Offer them Gift Certificates, TCredits, Re-assignments and anything motivating & encouraging them.
3. Communicate with them regularly. Be available whenever they need you.
4. Use Skype/Google+/Webinar to train
55 votes
Mani N, AFF (India) Forum Guru 10/20/2012 2:16 pm
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Be responsive. Cultivate the sense of responsibility within.

Never disappoint your down-line who trust you.

Have faith in SFI. Have faith in you.

Trust SFI Trust yourself.

You would build a confident down-line only if you have the same in you and the business you are in.

This is possible only by knowing about the business and its vast possibilities.

Be honest in your approach.

Never promise anyone the Moon just because
45 votes
Leticia Sugatan, AFF (Philippines) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 12:56 pm
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This is a great question to increase each one's knowledge, one way of sharing what to do.

1. As a Team, It needs cooperation, understanding, moral support, lifting up one another.

2. Treat everyone as your brothers and sisters, as if you belong to a one big family.

3. Teach them if they feel uncomfortable, so they could participate. share what you have learned
so they will get an idea.

4. Once they fully equipped, that's the best way to participate
35 votes
Dhaval Majethia, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 10:55 am
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The best way to inspire a TEAM needs the fundamentals of management. For developing a TEAM sPIRIT, you must co-ordinate your all members in all that activities you do.
Communication is the first thing. Regular contact develops a sense of faithfulness and friendliness and then of being one.
Easy availability of yours as and when required makes the feeling strong.
Lastly rewarding them and asking them to do the same i.e. Lead by your example will surely inspire a sense of TEAM Participation.
29 votes
Chris Manels, STL* (Quebec, CA) Top Author Forum Guru 10/20/2012 12:01 pm
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To inspire a team you must be a good leader, everyone is always looking for someone to go to ... to make them feel better or to calm the frustrations when they come about...this has to be you!

Help your downline, set up contests, send re-assigments, acknowledge their achievements and share them with others, Stream Talk is a great way to show your downline that people ARE succeeding and that they can do the same!

Make your downline a part of YOUR team and they will do the same
28 votes
Stefano Caprio, STL (Italy) Forum Guru 10/20/2012 6:17 pm
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“A true leader is a model for his followers.” - Myles Munroe

Whether you are a leader to: your family, a sports team, or in the office, you are a model. Your followers look to you for their cues as to how to act.

You can quickly see this in children. Children act like their parents. They use the same bad language. They have the same attitudes.

In the office you will see it too. If the boss/supervisor/director/president has poor attitudes, the staff will too. If