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  • Personal Development Week:

    Multicultural and international MLM
  • June 19, 2017

    The challenge of international expansion

    Kenny discusses some of the common piftalls direct sales companies face when expanding internationally. He talks about differing regulations on network marketing and MLM, product pricing and product regulation, the danger of embracing quick fix solutions (like the common choice to go NFR), and the nee... Read more ›

  • June 12, 2017

    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 ›

  • June 2, 2017

    Building a culture of inclusion and understanding

    Nicki Keohohou, CEO and co-founder of the Direct Selling World Alliance (DSWA), joins us to talk about international expansion, cultural awareness, inclusivity, and diversity in the domestic MLM market. She gives us her advice for expanding internationally from the perspectives of both corporate and t... Read more ›

  • May 9, 2016

    Where in the World is Direct Selling?

    Many direct selling companies do business worldwide.  Each company must carefully consider entering a new country. Three areas to consider are how well retail sales are doing in the country, what products and services are needed, and what legal restrictions may be unique to the country. Retail Sales The Wo... Read more ›

  • May 16, 2016

    Consumers in Portugal

    When your company enters a new country, the most important step you can take is to learn about that country’s culture, economy, and regulations. Rules of thumb for international operations and commissions can only get you so far. Take time to get to know individual markets. Today, let’s take a look at Por... Read more ›

  • May 24, 2016

    What’s going on in China?

    Expanding into a new country means adapting your commissions and operations to suit the market. Sometimes the adaptations you’ll need to make are small; sometimes they’re big. Entering China means big changes, but their direct selling market is on the rise, so let’s break down their business landscape. ... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Video
  • May 29, 2017

    3 Ways Live-Stream Can Supercharge Your Network Marketing Business

    Live-streaming is opening up a new world of relationship selling for network marketers, taking what you do so well in-person to the masses via social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube & Instagram. Truth is, nothing builds the like, know, and trust factor (also known as the reason people do bu... Read more ›

  • May 24, 2017

    Live online training

    One of the key elements that I took away from the Herbalife case was the need to do and document distributor or representative training. The need for training is not a new idea for direct selling companies—it’s the lifeblood of the industry. Direct selling companies exist by and through training. We use t... Read more ›

  • May 22, 2017

    Top excuses for not using video in web conferences

    We’ve heard them all. Every possible excuse for not turning your camera on during video conferences. You want to stay in your safe place of audio conferencing and screen sharing. We get that. But, here’s the thing: everything is better with video. So, as a public service announcement, Zoom’s here to bre... Read more ›

  • May 15, 2017

    Manage larger networks with Zoom video conferencing

    Alyson Baber and Steve Snyder of Zoom Video Communications (zoom.us) join us to talk about the power of video conferencing as a tool for direct selling and network marketing. Video conferencing lets you reach and support a larger—potentially global—network, cut travel time and costs, and make a stro... Read more ›

  • May 10, 2017

    8 Oft-Forgot Tips For Professional Web Meetings

    Turn on your device, launch your conferencing app, and enjoy your meeting. It’s that simple, right? People often think that as long as they have an excellent camera and a reliable internet connection nothing could go wrong. They’re not wrong, technically speaking. However, there are many other things that... Read more ›

  • May 7, 2017

    4 Steps to Building a Fan Base With Webinars

    Every MLM needs employees, distributors, and customers. But did you know that to be truly successful in this hyper-social, hyper-networked world, you also need fans? Fans differentiate themselves from customers by having a strong sense of dedication to a particular brand or organization. This dedication is he... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Podcasts
  • March 31, 2017

    The Industry Can Change from Within

    In this episode Jonathan Gilliam—founder and CEO of Momentum Factor (momofactor.com)—joins us to talk about the risk of distributors making illegal product claims and income claims on social media and what the industry can do to combat it. We talk about compliance monitoring, reputation management... Read more ›

  • March 31, 2017

    Distributor Motives & Technologies Today

    Mark Rawlins—CEO and founder of InfoTrax Systems—joins us to talk about the effects of disruptive technologies on the MLM industry, trends over the last decade in the motives of sales people and sales leaders, and regulatory issues facing the industry. Check out mlm.com to learn more about the ind... Read more ›

  • March 31, 2017

    Staying Competitive and Compliant

    Full Transcript You're listening to the premier episode of the MLM.com Podcast. I'm your host Kenny Rawlins. What is the MLM.com podcast? Well, for the better part of the last 20 years, MLM.com has focused on bringing industry leaders relevant information on issues facing our industry. This podcast is ... Read more ›

  • May 1, 2017

    THE INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNER MINDSET

    Kelly Thayer—Deductr’s VP of Direct Sales—joins us to talk about his time in the MLM world and about his personal efforts to help distributors get the most from the MLM experience. They discuss what it means to be in business for yourself, the tax breaks network marketers can take advantage of, ... Read more ›