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MLM Training

Because independent contractors (distributors) are "in business for themselves, but not by themselves" training becomes a crucial component of companies' success strategy. Often training begins with the distributor kit. Training continues as top distributors hold meetings to introduce and train downline distributors in product and in compensation strategy. Companies continue training at regional and national meetings.

  • November 5, 2018

    You Can’t Grow Without Feedback (and Top Performers Know It)

    Podcast episode 32

    Do you suck at giving feedback? Are you hurting people’s feelings? Or, are you so afraid to hurt feelings that you never tell people what you know they’re doing wrong? Many of us get feedback wrong. The right way to do it is not obvious, yet even managers rarely get evidence-based training on how t... Read more ›

  • August 27, 2018

    Train your distributors online in real time

    One of the key elements that I took away from the Herbalife case was the need to train your distributors and keep records of distributor trainings. Training is not a new idea for direct selling companies—it’s the lifeblood of the industry. We use training techniques to explain both product information and... Read more ›

  • August 13, 2018

    Why and how you should train your team

    Training: High school football teams do it for the season and elite athletes do it for the Olympics. Corporate employees and sales teams do it, too. For many, running the stadium stairs has more appeal than spending the day in a corporate training session. Business training can feel tiresome, condescending, a... Read more ›

  • March 29, 2018

    Persuasive Strategies: Consistency

    When considering consistency as a persuasive technique, we’re looking at the frame of mind of the person whom we’re trying to persuade. People are more likely to be persuaded to act in ways that they perceive to be consistent with their beliefs and their past behavior. Cialdini states that one of the b... Read more ›

  • February 5, 2018

    Empowering distributors through coaching

    Podcast episode 20

    What’s the difference between coaching and training? Why are coaching skills so valuable in MLM organizations? How can coaching empower your sales force and boost retention? What is a coaching culture and how can you create one at your network marketing company? Nicki Keohohou, founder of the Direct... Read more ›

  • July 3, 2017

    Million Dollar Party Girl’s best tools and best practices for online parties

    Podcast episode 8

    Lynn Bardowski—the Million Dollar Party Girl—joins us to discuss the ways that MLM party plans are evolving alongside technological advances. She tells us about the differences and overlap between home parties and online parties; she talks about ways that direct sales software could better serve p... Read more ›

  • June 12, 2017

    Benefits and challenges of working in a multicultural team

    Many direct selling companies reach across country and cultural boundaries. The World Federation for Direct Selling Association shows that worldwide the industry made 183,729,000,000 (USD) in sales in 2015. The United States tops the list of direct selling dollars at 20% (36.1 billion USD) with China in a clo... Read more ›