Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter teaches you how to succeed in MLM and network marketing by learning a few basic network marketing skills. A Crayola rainbow in our email caught our eye and led us to an excellent infographic by Aisling Clare at Daily Infographic.

Since 1903, Crayola has expanded its box of crayons from 8 colors (red, brown, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and black) to a staggering 120, including such exotics as Bittersweet, Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown, Inch Worm, RazzMatazz, Timberwolf and Wisteria.  Whew!

When Bob was a kid in the late 40’s, he had 16 colors in his box of crayons, and by the time Anna started coloring in the early 50’s, she had 48 to choose from.  We’d be overwhelmed if we started coloring today!

Variety is great, but with it comes confusion.

And that’s how someone new to MLM feels when faced with all the new language, systems and skills they have to learn.  Overwhelmed.

Fortunately, Big Al takes the confusion out of our most important job – talking to people.

There are just four basic types of people you’ll be meeting. 

Hippocrates called them phlegmatic, sanguine, melancholy, and choleric, but those names are a bit like having 120 crayons!

Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter teaches you how to succeed in MLM and network marketing by learning a few basic network marketing skills. Big Al uses the much simpler system of yellow, blue, green and red – the teddy bears, the chimps, the owls and the sharks.

If you’d like to dramatically increase your team’s recruiting success rate, you’ll want to learn this skill and pass it on to your downline. 

Don’t alienate an owl by promising parties.  Don’t irritate a shark by singing Kumbaya.  It sounds silly, but most distributors never bother to learn the language of their prospects.  We might as well be speaking Latin to Lutonians.  The result is alienation and rejection, and another NO to add to the pile.

The most important thing we do is talk to people, and the most important time is the first ten seconds.  Why not learn how to create instant rapport by speaking in a language our prospects understand?

If you agree that this is an important skill, you’ll want to listen to Big Al’s “The Secret Language of Prospects”.

If you’re in a hurry to build it big, you’ll probably want to learn all 25 Big Al Skills at

How do YOU keep it simple for your new partners?  Please share your thoughts in the comments section.  We welcome your ideas.  Thanks!

Bob and Anna Bassett
Skype bobbassett

Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter’s 25 MLM Skills
Material Connection Disclosure