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(August 29, 2008) You're looking for a new restaurant to try. You ask a friend and she says “I just love this new Italian place on 5th Avenue. It's got all my favorites. " She tell you the name of the place and gives a hearty endorsement. That's a pretty good testimonial. But there's ANOTHER kind of ..
(August 08, 2008) Time and again, young leaders ask me my secret to motivating my teams. Do I use special incentives? Do I give gifts or lavish lots of praise? What's the secret to motivating your direct sales teams to success and consistent performance? There are several, but the number one secret is to stop ..
(July 03, 2008) I was thinking about this today, and I had to share it with you. A fellow network marketer gave me a new definition of RICH and POOR: Realize I Can Have -or- Passing Over Opportunities Regularly Which one are you? Where is your mindset? If you live in an abundant mindset, and realize you CAN have .
(June 27, 2008) If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend Get Smart. I'm not all too keen on how the writer's portrayed Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), but that's not her fault. Are you going through your network marketing business hitting all the same obstacles that Max did - despite The Chief's warnings? ..
(June 09, 2008) There's been a booming trend lately with so-called internet marketing “gurus": Big ticket seminars and product launches. You know the kind. "Starting in two weeks, you only have three days to pony up $10k for my exclusive product launch, and after that it's too late to ever learn all the ..
(April 14, 2008) When you board a plane, as the attendants prepare for departure, everyone is walked through the safety features of the plane. Where the exit aisles and lighting strips are for your safety and convenience. The attendants carefully walk you through how to navigate the seat as a flotation device, ..
(March 31, 2008) Mark Joyner can be proud of his many accomplishments. In less than 36 hours, his book, "MindControlMarketing: How Everyday People are Using Forbidden Mind Control Psychology and Ruthless Military Tactics to Make Millions Online" rocketed to number one on Amazon and left a cloud of dust in it's ..
(March 23, 2008) Let's talk about Chuck E. Cheese for a minute. Network marketers should take note of how business is done at Charlie's place. I've started affectionately calling him Charles Edward Cheese III lately, just to be silly. After all, isn't that how all super-rich bluebloods should be addressed? These ..
(March 10, 2008) Like a giddy schoolgirl, I ran to my mailbox, pulled out the priority mail envelope, and ripped it open. Mike Dillard's new book, Building on a Budget, was inside. The long-awaited manual that purports to be able to generate 20 MLM leads per day to your email in-box had arrived, less than 48 ..
(February 26, 2008) Studies have shown that customers who buy from two channels (vs. just one) are between 20 and 60% more valuable, while triple-channel buyers are 60-125% more valuable! Plus, multichannel shoppers have a lower attrition rate and buy a wider range of products. - Direct Marketing Association, 2008 The .
(February 26, 2008) Ellie and Charlie Drake have opened the doors to NetWeb Marketing yet again. For a community that is supposed to be limited, and exclusive, there sure are a lot of re-openings since the project commenced in December. Ellie Drake's hallmark is what she calls “over delivery" and yet, the ..
(February 20, 2008) You may have heard about the seminar Rich Schefren and Jay Abraham are promoting. It's in heavy rotation right now. According to Jay and Rich, thousands of websites are promoting the Become a Maven seminar and related home study course, and for good reason. If the program is effective, more market ..
(February 18, 2008) Let me tell you a story from years ago. Once upon a time I was in kindergarten. Our teacher took us to the school library for the “tour". We all sat quietly with our hands folded in our laps, “Indian style" and listened intently to the instructions the school librarian intoned as to ..
(February 14, 2008) I just sat down and watched “Air Bud" for the first time with my oldest son. I know. I'm WAY behind the times. So sue me. You may know the story. A new kid in town, boy-meets-dog tale of friendship, trust and camaraderie. So what does a boy named Josh and his dog have to teach us about ..
(February 06, 2008) Direct Sales companies come in a diverse set of product ranges. Older companies like PartyLite, Watkins, MaryKay and TupperWare have been around for decades. Newer companies like Pajama Parties and Jimmer have been around for only a few years, but are still seeing tremendous growth in their product .
(February 04, 2008) I'm sure you've heard the story of the two frogs that are sitting on a lily pad. No? Let me recount it for you: There are two frogs (let's call ‘em Joe and Spike) sitting on a lily pad. Spike jumps into the pond and starts to swim away to another, greener, fresher, more satisfying lily pad ..
(February 04, 2008) You've probably heard it until you just want your ears to fall off, but I'll say it again: In sales and marketing (that includes home parties), the money is in the list. Well, sort of. The money is in the RESPONSIVE list. What do I mean by that? I mean you can have a list 10 million miles long, ..
(January 21, 2008) I have the ultimate secret to becoming the very best in your industry. In 30 minutes, these three little words will change your world and position you to be the expert in whatever field you choose. Ready? Read and practice. What? You expected something more? Shows what you know. If I could show ..
(January 07, 2008) Forget the age-old adage, “It's a numbers game". It's not. Pure and simple. Business isn't a numbers game. It's a people game. The sooner Multi-level marketers, Direct Sales Consultants, and Home Party Professionals start treating their business like real businesses do, the sooner that fact ..
(January 07, 2008) In an message marked, "VTribes Opens it's doors today. . . (it's Official)" Mike Filsaime continues to roll on with his NetWeb Marketing exploitation. When I say exploitation, I don't mean it in the sense of something vulgar. I mean it in the sense of taking full advantage of something - and ..
(December 13, 2007) I recently sat at my desk listening to a recorded conference call by Dr. Ellie Drake, another network marketing professional. It was an effective teleconference about developing listening skills and learning to connect to people with ease. The crux of the training call was the art of empathic ..
(December 05, 2007) If you have been in Direct Sales or MLM for very long, you'll come to the realization that building a team is a great way to leverage your time and increase your income with a minimal amount of effort. I say minimal amount of effort because there is some effort involved. You can't just assume a ..