April 2011

Cover_2011_April We are very excited about opening up the two worlds of Network Marketing and Party Plan Businesses. We are also excited about shining a light on a great organization, the DSWA. Check out what they are all about in this issue.

Too often these diverse but similar groups turn their nose up to one another. There is no reason for this because they are related to one another in the direct selling industry and can learn much from one another.

Enjoy this month’s issue and let us know what new things you have taken away for the growth of your business.

Aim high!

George Madiou

Features

Customer Care Calls – Preparation ins the Key! by Direct Selling Women's Alliance (DSWA)

Set a goal to make 2 customer service calls a day and watch your business explode! Personalized customer service sets you apart from all the others and leads to long-term, profitable relationships with your customers. Set a goal to make 2 customer service calls a day and watch your business explode!...Read More »

Responding To Booking Concerns by Direct Selling Women's Alliance (DSWA)

“Give a Direct Seller a show and she has income for a day. Teach a Direct Seller to book a show and she has income for a life time!”  When it comes to the art of booking, there’s a new twist on an old saying “Give a Direct Seller a...Read More »

Home Party Plan Bookings Are Key! by Deb Bixler

When you go out of your way to learn lead generation systems that add strangers to your client base your business will thrive! In home party plan there is nothing more important than bookings. Judging from the number of requests that I continuously get for training on this topic, it is...Read More »

Spring Into Spring! by Beth Jones-Schall

Focus on the positive, productive steps you can take daily and spring into spring! Yes, spring is just around the corner – even if it doesn’t look like it outside your window! It is time to shake off winter and get busy with positive, productive actions for spring. If you wait on...Read More »

DSWA – Frequent Questions by Direct Selling Women's Alliance (DSWA)

The DSWA brings together direct sales representatives who share a love of direct selling and a desire to grow, learn and support one another. The DSWA brings together direct sales representatives who share a love of direct selling and a desire to grow, learn and support one another. Want your business...Read More »

Why The Party Plan Business Works – Using the Power of Demonstration, Social Proof, and Duplication by David Feinstein

That’s because this type of model works on very strong selling principles that proven extremely powerful. If you’ve been stumped on how to create more sales, and how to build your Network Marketing business, then maybe you should look into having home parties to meet your goal. Unless you’ve lived under...Read More »

5 Tips for Mentoring Remote Team Members by Julie Anne Jones

Building a team that’s spread out over the country can be a great way to increase your organization, but it also brings its own unique set of challenges. As a direct seller, you have the opportunity to build your business not only locally (which I recommend to begin with), but nationally....Read More »

Direct Sales: How You Stimulate Our Economy by Christie Northrup

Next time someone suggests you get a “real job” share this article with them so they’ll see how the entire Direct Sales Industry has the potential to boost the personal economy of millions of people. January, 2009: Recently the world witnessed the change in command of the commander in chief of...Read More »

Booking Preparation by Nicki Keohohou

Remember, those out there doing it are constantly proving those who say it cannot be done wrong! Choose Success by taking action NOW! A key component for success in Direct Sales is holding appointments, which produce income! Businesses need to initiate appointments and yours is no exception! The most common sabotage is...Read More »

Articles

Stolen Strawberries or Bountiful Blueberries? by Direct Selling Women's Alliance (DSWA)

Staying grounded in our principles whether we’re working, playing, parenting… or out in the garden My garden never fails me: when I remember to go outside for a while, “the answer” always comes. Not long ago, I was feeling ineffective and unproductive – and not being very nice to myself about...Read More »

Vacation Your Way to Success by Chris Widener

All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy they say. It also makes you unsuccessful. All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy they say. It also makes you unsuccessful. The fact is that a well placed vacation can do wonders for every area of your life. I am...Read More »

A Compelling WHY! by Denis Waitley

Truly motivated people are able to identify and tap into the power of a compelling why in everything they do. I have a suitcase for you. In that suitcase there is $1 million in cash. The suitcase is sitting in a building that is about an hour’s drive from where you...Read More »

Walking a New Road by Jim Rohn

Here’s what’s exciting to me, just a few daily disciplines makes a great deal of difference in one year, three years, five years Here is a good question to ask yourself. Ten years from now you will surely arrive. The question is, where? We don’t want to kid ourselves about where;...Read More »

Arthur's Corner by Arthur Tugman

Mighty Monthly Musings Successful people don’t fail it just looks that way when they’re not being understood. Arthur Tugman ~ Failure can lead to success when it causes you to do a “YOU” turn. Arthur Tugman ~ Failure can lead to success as long as you don’t fall backwards. Arthur Tugman...Read More »

Columns

LIFE by Ted Henry

Life is about learning. Engage full on in Life! Life provides multiple opportunities to learn. Life is only worthwhile if you learn. Contrary to popular belief – ignorance is not bliss! Seems that many people are afraid to learn. To learn one must ask questions and some seem to feel like having...Read More »

Lessons I've Learned by Debbie Madiou

Pressure should not come from upline, family, or friends who continually say “make any money yet” but only from within When I got into Network Marketing I wanted to Sprint to the “finish line”. I thought you were NOT supposed to enjoy the journey, just move up the pin levels in...Read More »

Party Plan and Network Marketing by George Madiou

Two types of businesses in the home based direct selling industry. The Party Plan and Network Marketing are two types of businesses in the home based direct selling industry. In today’s economy the best way not to become an economic statistic is to own your own home based business. Getting the...Read More »