December 2005

Cover_2005_December Introduction by George Madiou

Welcome to the 1st annual women’s issue! With over 80% (and probably more) of all networkers being women, we need to pay close attention to this business phenomenon. There is truly no glass ceiling in this business for women. I would even suggest that being a male you might be at a disadvantage. Glean from this month’s authors how important it is to focus on women in your team as we discuss the many aspects of women’s roles in network marketing and in small business. Let us know what you think!

Aim High!

George Madiou

President and Co-founder
TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com

Features

Network marketing is a woman by Kim Klaver

Our business is nearly 80 percent female, yet the books, and trainings, and systems, and tools are mostly designed and delivered by and for… men. What’s wrong with this picture? The former ‘Ms. Stud’ goes on an insightful and inspired rant concluding that network marketing is a gender thing.  So...Read More »

Women in network marketing by Carol McCall

Recognizing and honoring our differences as men and women. The unique challenges and opportunities of women in this business. A woman’s natural strengths and how to make the most of them. What it takes for women to be respected and honored in business… and more.  What follows is an edited...Read More »

MLM Woman by Linda Locke

More than 10 years ago, there was a small group of women amongst the “men’s club” on the discussion boards on AOL. In April of 1995, the MLM Woman newsletter was born. Today, it’s one of the top ranked websites in network marketing. Its editor/ publisher knows her business and...Read More »

Femme dans le MLM by Linda Locke

Il y a plus de 10 ans, il y avait un petit groupe de femmes parmi “le club d’homme” sur le panel de discussion d’AOL. En avril de 1995, le bulletin MLM WOMAN est né. Aujourd’hui, c’est classé comme un des meilleurs sites Web dans le Marketing de Réseau. Son...Read More »

Articles

Moms online— building your business one relationship at a time by Jackie Ulmer

Jackie was a featured story in the Second Issue, November 2005, and her Partnership Agreement has been a big hit with grateful readers. She’s back diving down into the details of how building a powerful presence on the Internet will build your business.  It truly is a world wide web...Read More »

How to write a cold calling script by Wendy Weiss

If the thought of cold calling makes chills run up and down your sales spine— or actually freezes you— here’s a hit list of proven, practical practices, tips and techniques from the woman they call the “Queen of Cold Calling.” Many people think they can just “wing it” or they “know...Read More »

Help Wanted - Mom by TNMM Editor

Long term commitment, team player needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic 24/7 home-based business environment. No experience necessary. Salary non-existent and non-negotiable. Benefits… up to you.  Position Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy, Ma… Background Candidates must possess excellent communication, organizational and teaching skills and be willing to work...Read More »

Pretty maids all in a row by Marti Barletta

How to translate gender-specific insights and the power of word-of-mouth and -mouse marketing into impactful tactics that get results, by the author of the business best-seller Marketing to Women.  “So what’s new?” Karen asked as they sat down for lunch. “Not much.” Gayle said. “I spent the morning scoping out...Read More »

Women by TNMM Editor

A select collection of quotes to Inform, Involve and Inspire… and some, just for fun.  I have an idea that the phrase “weaker sex” was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm. — Ogden Nash Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims....Read More »

The joy of connecting by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Bored with the same old networking chatter? Feel you’re wasting your time – again? Dread going? Rather be somewhere else? Read on for some different and exciting ideas from the ‘left side’ of the business— networking— and taking the next step: Connecting.  In the time it takes you to read...Read More »

Priorities that Produce by Beth Jones-Schall

… consists of 4 steps – understand the need for priorities, establish priorities, keep priorities in balance and protect your priorities. Once you have control of your priorities, you and your business will thrive!  If someone were to give you a check for $86,400, how would you spend it? Would...Read More »

Let's dance by TNMM Editor

As freeing as a home-based network marketing career can be, often the price to be paid can cost more than we realize. Balance is key and ‘life’s too short’ is something to always keep in heart and mind. Here’s a reminder….  Dear Bertha, Now that I am 83 years old,...Read More »

The supportive spouse by Mark Semple

Does it surprise you to know that over 60 percent of the women in Direct Selling DO NOT have supportive spouses? Given that your wife is the most important person in your life, and that you will win together or lose together, it makes great sense to be as supportive...Read More »

Got kids? Build a big business together by Debra and Bradley Warren

Throw away the old paradigm of working around your children, and embrace a new empowering philosophy of working with your children. Lead the change for your family with these “Eight Success Habits of Building a Family Enterprise”. “We live in a world of extra-ordinary possibilities. When we believe it, we’ll see...Read More »

Fear or faith by Lisa Jimenez

The difference between mediocre success and a breakthrough success is your willingness to face and deal with your fear. Have an assurance of things hoped for and a conviction of things not seen and you will create hope, boldness, and courage, and begin living the life you dream of.  Albert...Read More »

The Internet mom by Sue Seward

You can build a profitable business all over the world from the comforts of home with TWO-way communication!  Who said the Internet’s dead? The Internet can actually be extremely helpful in building your network marketing business. One important key to keep in mind….. Make sure to use the Internet as an...Read More »

Reviews

Cold Calling for Women: Opening Doors & Closing Sales by TNMM Editor

How to reach your prospects easily and know exactly what to say when you do and eliminate your fears and start turning turn NO into YES.  Cold Calling for Women is one of the most helpful books I’ve ever read. It starts well before the tactics of picking up the...Read More »

The Skeptical Market Recruiter Three CD set and The Official Recruiter's Cribsheet by TNMM Editor

You can build a profitable business all over the world from the comforts of home with two way communication!  IMPORTANT NOTE: To listen to a 27 minute downloadable MP3 demo CD of this program covering: The Skeptical Marketplace… The Gaping Gap in Network Marketing… Shall We Agree? The Women and...Read More »

Marketing to Women by Marti Barletta

How to understand, reach, and increase your share of the largest market segment- the world’s most powerful consumers. Jack and Jill have changed in the last 50+ years. Jill’s on line now, buying for herself, for her family, and for her business. You don’t need to know Jack; you need to...Read More »

Build It Big by TNMM Editor

101 insights and practices on how to grow your direct selling business, shared by industry experts who don’t just talk about success – they live it.  It’s a treasure chest of advice for beginners and the experienced alike with solid and well-written information, success (and failure) stories and action plans....Read More »

Stories

Lisa Wilber by Lisa Wilber

Are you old enough to remember the TV commercial with the “ding-dong” of a doorbell and, “Avon calling”? Lisa is, just barely, even though she started with Avon in 1981, when she was 18. Today the successful author of Marketing Ideas for the Wild at Heart and Support Support Support,...Read More »

Melodee Rosen by Melodee Rosen

For her first nine months in AmeriPlan (eight years ago), Melodee tried almost everything she could to find a better wealth-building opportunity. She couldn’t. She didn’t. And now she’s a National Sales Director and $100,000 Founder’s Ring Club Member and… she leads with the business.  Melodee, what did you do...Read More »

Teri Williams by TNMM Editor

What does it take to be named in the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals? According to Young Living’s “Diamond Master Star” leader, “Heart-centered marketing” and a turnkey Internet business-building and training system that allows Teri to use her time more wisely and effecti Teri, you’ve been involved with...Read More »

Kathy Coover by Kathy Coover

You’ve been a top— the top— income earning leader in four companies, and your husband is a 30 year veteran on the corporate side of network marketing. You’re retired. Your walk-away income has allowed you to truly walk away. So, now what? Why, start your own company of course. The...Read More »

Columns

Wemen by John David Mann

The X and Y of networking: Women listen. Men talk. They both make great networkers. How do women do network marketing differently than men?” My first impulse is to answer, “Not nearly as differently as many seem to think.” One of the fundamental values, benefits and joys of this jewel of free...Read More »

The Big Picture by John David Mann

Lessons from my mom about staying young forever  I am six years old and I’ve just asked my mom to help me make a list of piano compositions I have mastered to date. I’ve come up with three, maybe four, all of the two- and three-note variety. (Mozart, I am...Read More »

Silent sirens by Len Clements

The scarcity of women among the scams. As told in Homer’s Odyssey, the song of the Sirens was so enticing that all those who sailed past their island’s shore would be compelled to dive into the sea, to their ultimate destruction. The great Ulysses himself had his men bind him to...Read More »

He said, she said... by Mary K Weinhagen

Let’s dance together with awareness and mindfulness while really listening to the whole spectrum of ‘music’ being played by men and women. “Hey, Mary K, can you give me Luke’s contact information?” was the question coming from my brother-in-law one afternoon in the fall of 1995. He was trying to track...Read More »

Women, who needs them! by George Madiou

You can build a profitable business all over the world from the comforts of home with two way communication!  Hey guys, if you don’t realize that women are essential to the growth and stability— and are the single greatest source— of a successful business, quit now! You know by now,...Read More »

What color lenses are in your sunglasses? by Maran Banta

It’s Interesting the way we allow what information to shape our beliefs, our paradigms, our expectations “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.” I was a teenager when I first heard that quote. And I had already heard that type of opinion many times....Read More »

The feminine mistake by John Milton Fogg

In Chapter 1 of her trail-blazing classicThe Feminine Mystique (1963), Betty Friedan ended saying, “We can no longer ignore that voice within women that says: ‘I want something more than my husband and my children and my home.’ Really…?  I didn’t understand. I liked opening doors for women and standing...Read More »