So what is different about Network Marketing prospecting from ordinary sales prospecting? Aren't you selling a product to people? Well yes, though there is even debate about that in the industry. Some people still use the word "sharing".
Isn't it all about recruiting people to sell for you so that you can make money from them? That would make it a recruiting business rather than sales! But no, recruiting them would mean they work for you, and they don't. They work for themselves and can build their own business and even earn more than you!
Some people are clueless about Network Marketing and have no desire to find out. That is fine. It isn't about persuasion either. If someone's mind is closed to it for whatever reason you will need miracles - or a lot of time you don;t have - trying to change their mind. No wonder people get confused about it!