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  • Personal Development Week:

    Video
  • 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 ›

  • 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 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 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 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Legal
  • March 26, 2017

    EIGHT TIPS FOR AVOIDING LEGAL BATTLES

    No one can tell you with certainty how to stay out of the crosshairs of regulatory bodies. No two rulings (or settlements) are identical. As circumstances change, regulators change their focus. But we see regulators going after certain practices again and again, and from that we can draw some common sense con... Read more ›

  • March 20, 2017

    Do Vemma and Herbalife impact party plans?

    What insights can Party Plan companies learn from the Vemma and Herbalife Cases? One of the findings seems to be problems with use of autoship? Bob: In a call with DSA, I learned that it wasn’t so much a problem with autoship as it is a problem with who are the retail customers, and how much are those re... Read more ›

  • November 7, 2016

    Does the Herbalife settlement affect your operations?

    I’ve released a few articles discussing the Herbalife settlement and what it means for the industry already. Commissions are my area of expertise so my previous articles focused there, but I’m also intrigued by the operational implications of the settlement. Three of the restrictions we see in the Herbali... Read more ›

  • October 31, 2016

    Herbalife, inventory, and personal consumption

    Legal action taken against any MLM catches the industry’s attention. Company owners find themselves perusing court documents, studying the details, and trying to identify takeaways about the legal climate. The recent Herbalife settlement leaves us with many takeaways. One of them is a new and perplexing app... Read more ›

  • August 22, 2016

    FTC Demands Customers. How Will You Comply?

    The Herbalife settlement is out. We’ve had time to examine its contents. We have compared this settlement with last year’s Vemma case. Several of the particulars the FTC went after in each case are similar. One similarity—the focus on customers—is daunting. The FTC wants most of your sales to be made ... Read more ›

  • October 24, 2016

    POST-HERBALIFE COMP PLAN CONSIDERATIONS

    “What does my company need to do in order to stay off the FTC’s radar?” This is the question on everyone’s mind in light of the recent Herbalife settlement and Vemma action. I’m not an attorney, but as the InfoTrax Vice President of Commissions Operations, I’ve read the court documents for both ca... Read more ›