What are the most common MLM Team Names and what should you know about them? Should you give your downline a name? If so, what name should you pick and why?
In today’s post, I want to share my personal views about giving your network marketing team a name. Let’s get started.
Everyone Wants to Belong to Something
I’ve found that everyone wants to belong to something greater than themselves. It’s human nature to feel that way. We are a world of communities and an internet of niches! Everyone wants to be part of a team; especially a winning team.
Belonging to a team gives people purpose, identity, and a sense of belonging. It makes us feel good. I can’t speak for you, but some of my best memories in life were when I was part of a great team. This includes youth sports, fraternal organizations, the military, marriage, jobs, and countless other things.
Look at your own life for a moment. Think about your fondest memories. Chances are, they involved other people, not just your family. Chances are you were part of a team.
Network marketers want the same thing. They want to belong to something greater than themselves. They want to be part of a team. People in our industry get excited about belonging to a winning team. Don’t you?
When you go to your company’s events, isn’t it neat to see the different teams? Some teams have a custom hat, or a custom shirt, or a flashlight, or streamers, or something else that differentiates them from every other team in the company. When you see the person walking around, you know what team they are affiliated with.
The company itself is also one team. But within the company there are many different organizations and smaller teams. Everyone you sponsor is part of your team. You are also part of your sponsor’s team, and their sponsor’s team.
If you have a downline (of any size) you should consider giving it a team name. Sound crazy? I don’t think so. If anything, I believe it will help improve the morale and motivation within your team. It will motivate people, excite them, and create enthusiasm in your group.
Example MLM Team Names
Some example MLM Team Names include:
- The Go-Getters
- The Dreamers
- The Champions
- Financial Crusaders
- Future Diamonds
- Team Destiny
- The Rock Stars
- Team Freedom
- Team Achiever
- Team Victory
- Team Ruby
- Team Platinum
- Team Momentum
- Team Abundance
- Team All Stars
- The Lions
- The Magicians
- Team Chaos
- The Chargers
- The Dominators
- Team Rhino
- Team Outlaws
- Team Supreme
- The Rock Stars
- The Eagles
- Riot Crew
- The Rockers
This is just a small sample of MLM Team Names you could give your downline.
You could also include your first name and/or last name as part of the team name, although I don’t recommend that. Instead, I recommend you use something more generic, so it appeals to more people. Remember, it’s not about you; it’s about the team!
When your downline has a team name, you can introduce new distributors to your team. This will give them a sense of belonging and a little extra excitement.
You can even have shirts, certificates, bumper stickers, stationery, business cards, letterhead, pens, and other promotional items made up for your team. You could give away these items for free to new team members, or as prizes with team competitions.
In addition, you could create a team website using your team’s name. You could put password protected training materials on the website. You could create training videos and profile successful people on your team. As you can see, the options are endless.
My Experience with Team Names
All things aside, I think it’s much better to have a team name than not have one. If your upline has a team name, you should go with that initially. But, if you plan on being a leader yourself, I suggest you pick your own team name right from day one in the business.
It’s a great way to differentiate yourself and create your own team culture. The sooner you set-up your own team, the better.
During my time in Amway, I belonged to the World Wide Dream Builders. That was our line of sponsorship, system, and team name. At the time, I felt proud to be affiliated with that team.
Our team had large events and business meetings with its members. It was always fun and exciting to be around other members in the team.
There was a great esprit de corps among the members. At the events we would have cheers, celebrate people’s success, and focus on the team.
In my own team, we are named Supreme Team. We have resources, tools, and websites that brand our team. More importantly, our team members love it!
People outside of the network marketing industry might think this is a little bit crazy. I don’t think so.
Think about how people rally behind their favorite sport’s team. They buy the team’s jersey, go to the events, and enjoying hanging out with other people who like the same team. I believe it’s just part of our human nature; how we are hard wired, to want to be part of a team.
In summary, MLM Team Names are an effective way to improve morale and enthusiasm in your downline. I’ve found that people like to belong to teams; especially a winning team. If you have a downline of any size, you should create your own team name.
If you are just getting started with your network marketing company, you should find out if anyone in your upline already has a team name in place. You could “plug in” to their team and utilize their resources or just create your own MLM team name from scratch.
What you do is up to you. Just keep in mind if there is already a team in place, there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel.
On a side note, what is your MLM Team Name? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.
Two Must Read Teamwork Books
If you’re looking for ideas to develop a winning team, I suggest these two books.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. This best-seller is told in a fable format. It talks about why most teams fail and what to do about it. If you’re trying to level up your leadership, and want a winning, cohesive team, order this book, read it, and apply what you learn. Order it on Amazon.
- The 17 Laws of Team Work. Whether you are leading a team or part of a team, it’s important to be a team-player. In this amazing book, John will teach you 17 ways to do it. You can order it here on Amazon.
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