I received a phone call from one of our I Take The Lead members this week. http://www.itakethelead.com The call went something like this: “I’m not sure if I’m going to make the meeting today. I’m not feeling well, and really don’t feel up to having “Marie” (the name is changed to protect the guilty) hover over me, trying to sell me her products. She just can’t seem to take ‘no’ for an answer, and I want to support the other members. Last week she kept me in a conversation about why her products work better than what I’m using, for a good 45 minutes after the meeting. I simply don’t feel up to that today.” Are you one of those people? You know the ones I’m talking about. Do your relatives dread seeing you at weddings, family reunions, holiday parties, and worst of all, funerals, for fear that you are going to try to sell them something? Or do your relatives look forward to seeing you again because it’s ‘been too long.’ Remember: Networking (even when going to family functions) is not Selling.