How to present your business to friends & family

Have you ever had a problem getting a friend or a family member to listen to your “pitch” ?

Most of us have. Once I figured this simple technique out it changed my business.

You see, until you have a “track record” of success, most of them will not take the time to listen and could miss out on a great opportunity by prejudging the Messenger instead of the message.

Here’s the best way I found to get any family member or friend to listen to my business opportunity presentation.

Here’s the technique…

I would ask a friend or family member if I could “PRACTICE MY PRESENTATION” on them.

That’s it!   I would say something to them like, “Joe, hey would you help me out?….I just started with a new company and I need to PRACTICE my presentation. Would you listen to me and then critique my presentation for me? ”

When I started to do this, it took all the pressure off of me and my friend or family member. It gave me the chance to actually practice my presentation and most importantly, it made my friend of family member listen intently on the material I was putting in front of them.  This always created dialogue about my business and usually generated interest in my opportunity to the point that when we talked I could then take them to the next step of the “Prospecting Process” like a 3-way call or whatever.

Try this out next time you want to have coffee with a friend and increase your skill level at the same time.

Who knows, you may even get a new rep.

See ya at the TOP !

Mike Healy

About the Author

Mike Healy
Mike Healy has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years. He is also a sought after marketing expert, internet traffic specialist, public speaker, business consultant and the author of 4 books.

2 Comments on "How to present your business to friends & family"

  1. This is excellent but what if we are the messenger and not the message? Anotherwards what if we have a 20 minute web presentation and we dont personally do a presentation? How exactly do we ask them if we can practice on them?? Thanks Mike

  2. Louie Fura | March 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm |


    The Beta Testing phase is closed, correct? Can we still sign up new people or do we have to wait until the “door” is open again?

    If we can bring new people in then I would like to send them tonight’s webinar because I thought this was the best explanation yet of Hubze. When will we know if it was recorded with good audio so that we can pass it onto new people to see and listen to?

    This is the home run you’ve been talking about! Thanks!

    Louie Fura

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