Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter teaches you how to succeed in MLM and network marketing by learning a few basic network marketing skills. I am always amazed at how well and how fast Anna can type – over 80 words per minute!

When I asked her how she learned, she told me that for Christmas when she was eight years old, she found a typewriter under the tree.  She had asked for it and Santa had delivered.  

It was a high quality pink portable with a zippered carrying case that doubled as a paper holder and stand.

She read the book and practised everywhere – on the kitchen table, on the coffee table, on the bed, on the floor, on the stairs, on her lap, on a blanket in the back yard.

When she’d mastered the instruction book, she moved on to copy typing from the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Then she headed out to the street, proudly marching up and down the sidewalk with her pink typewriter, looking for neighbors who needed letters typed and envelopes addressed – all free!

By the time she enrolled in her first typing class in Grade 9, she was typing 50 words per minute.  She just kept getting better until she became the fastest typist in the school. 

The skill she started to learn at 8 years old served her well in her various careers from her first job typing in the bank, to typing her own reports as a private investigator.

When I asked her how she got so good so quickly and so early, she said …

I just kept on pounding!

Here are some average speeds for various typists:

  • Two finger typists ‘hunt and peck’ at an average of 30 wpm
  • Computer users range from slow at 20 wpm to fast at 40 wpm
  • Professional typists reach 50 to 80 wpm
  • Dispatch typists work at up to 95 wpm
  • Advanced typists achieve over 120 wpm
  • Birdie Reeve (see pic above) typed at over 200 wpm in vaudeville shows in the 1920’s
  • Stenotypists (court reporting and closed captions) work at over 225 wpm
  • The current world record is 360 wpm

Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter teaches you how to succeed in MLM and network marketing by learning a few basic network marketing skills. So what lessons are here for your MLM business?

You may have to work for free for a while.  It takes time to hone your skills and more time for your work to pay off.

You have to decide whether you want to be a hunterpecker or a stenotypist.  Hunterpeckers treat their MLM business like a hobby, never bother to learn and practise the skills, and earn a hobby income if they earn anything at all.

Professional, advanced, and stenotypists know they need to learn and practise the right skills in order to advance and earn the income they want.

You may be ready to ‘keep on pounding’ but if you are bashing away at the wrong keys or hunting and pecking on a lousy typewriter, you will never advance.  Get your fingers on the home row of a good machine and get serious.

If you are saying things like “I just got involved … ” or “If I could show you a way … ” you are a hunterpecker, not a professional.  There is no point in getting better at these phrases, the words that set off the salesman alarm and send people scurrying.

Don’t keep on pounding the wrong keys.

If you want to learn the right things to say and the right skills to practise, you’ll want to check out Big Al’s training at

If you are serious about building a big team and a full time income, get started right now at

Bob and Anna Bassett
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