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  • Personal Development Week:

    International direct sales
  • March 4, 2019

    What This Shanghai-Based Lawyer Wants American MLMs to Know About China

    Is Your China Strategy Too Reckless? Too Timid? Nonexistent? There’s good money in selling to Chinese consumers but the People’s Republic of China restricted direct sales to single-level sales commissions. The Chinese economy is growing. Consumerism is on the rise. Word of mouth marketing is king in... Read more ›

  • January 14, 2019

    China 2019: Still Open for Network Marketing Businesses

    Despite gloom in the global economy and fears of a US-China trade war, growth in China’s retail sales (and direct sales in particular) remain robust.   Chinese culture lends itself to the proliferation of network marketing models as it is very much a network culture where word of mouth marketing is kin... Read more ›

  • February 25, 2019

    International Expansion for Network Marketing Companies

    These days, a lot of network marketing companies are in a rush to expand internationally. Markets outside the U.S. are gathering steam and technology is making the leap easier and easier. My first experience working with an MLM company that was going international was nearly thirty years ago. Back in those... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Inside DSN’s Best Places to Work
  • January 21, 2019

    How LegalShield Became a Great Place to Work

    Nancy and Kenny just wrapped up their series of podcasts about employee and distributor engagement. Those episodes detail evidence-based approaches you can use to make your company a great place to work. But we wanted to give you more than just the theories and strategies. We wanted to answer the question: ... Read more ›

  • October 1, 2018

    Inside DSN’s Best Places to Work

    What makes a company a great place to work? Every year, Direct Selling News runs a feature that asks this exact question to identify which direct sales companies score high among their employees. On this episode of the MLM.com Podcast, we invited Todd Eliason—DSN’s Editor-in-chief—to give us the ... Read more ›

  • September 17, 2018

    Changing people’s lives for the better

    Most companies today have philanthropic initiatives but they’re often superficial or even counterproductive. How can a company design a charity program that does real good in the world? We sat down with Russ Fletcher, CEO of Xyngular, to hear about how he and Xyngular have risen to the challenge. Rus... Read more ›

  • February 18, 2019

    Usana’s Giving Mindset: Are We Doing Enough?

    Wouldn’t it be amazing to put an end to world hunger? Of course, it would. No one wants children to go hungry. Why do so few people try to make a change? We don’t do anything because deep down we know one person can’t do enough. Global problems can’t be solved at the level of the individual. Big c... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Podcast mini-series: Employee and Distributor Engagement
  • October 15, 2018

    How Company Values Can Boost Stability, Happiness, and the Bottom Line

    Why do company values matter? Why do so many companies write mission statements? What is company culture and why is it important? On this episode, Kenny Rawlins sits down with Nancy Tobler, PhD and MLM.com Editor-in-chief, to answer these questions and continue our conversation about what makes a company ... Read more ›

  • November 5, 2018

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

    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 ›

  • December 3, 2018

    Do You Know Which Kind of Leader Your People Need?

    Can you name the two types of leaders? Sorry for pulling a “there are only two types of people” on you. But, when it comes to leadership, there are two big umbrella categories that almost all good leaders fall under. Each type serves a different purpose. No doubt, you’ve met them both: There... Read more ›

  • January 7, 2019

    How Work Friends Help You Grow, Adapt, and Get Things Done

    When the people on your team don’t get along, things can get dicey quick. You can’t force friendship among your hires (or your recruits), but you can do a lot to encourage it. And you should! Why? When we like the people we work with, we get more done and we go a lot further than we could otherw... Read more ›