December 2010

Cover_2010_December This is one of our favorite issues of the year, The Woman’s Issue, and this month’s theme is The Art and Power of Persuasion vs. Manipulation. I changed my article at the last minute because of a personal situation in my life. There are some great insights I know you’ll enjoy from our terrific contributors.

We are also very excited about a new feature this month that will shine a light on you and your business, The Network Marketing Magazine Classifieds. It gives a whole new meaning to classified ads! Keep an eye out for our webinars that will teach you how to effectively promote you and your business!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from all of us to each one of you!

God Bless you all…

George Madiou

Features

What a Woman Wants by Becky Spieth

Tap into the passion, hope and freedom women possess and desire to share with others. Direct Sales… you ask why? It’s only natural, and this is evident if you are associated with the profession, ever attended a party/show, loved the nuances of the service and relationship developed in the sales experience,...Read More »

Discovering the Perfect YOU! by Gary Coxe

When you change your thoughts you change your influence. A popular question that I often ask at my live events is, “what month and day of the month were you born?” My follow up question to your answer is, “How do you know that?” The most popular answer I get is...Read More »

Impress for Business Success by Deborah Reynolds

Be willing to become a true professional in your business and to do what is necessary to get the results you deserve. The impact on your bottom line will be extraordinary. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. While I agree with that statement, I know that...Read More »

How to Gently and Ethically Persuade Your Prospects, Without Crossing the Sleazy Line of Manipulation! by David Feinstein

If you’re ethical, honest, credible, and always looking out for a win/win situation, plenty of people will be persuaded to accompany you on your adventure. Everyone in business needs to be able to persuade prospects toward what you want them to do… which is ultimately to spend money with you, and...Read More »

The Art and Power of Persuasion vs. Manipulation by Deb Bixler

The philosophy that the really good reps operate under is that it is their job to figure out which need they can serve in each client This is an interesting topic. I believe that persuasion is a slightly better tactic than manipulation and yet does not really speak to what sales...Read More »

Persuasion Can Open Any Door by Barbara Pellegrino

The most powerful way to influence and persuade is to know what they are thinking, how they are feeling, what they want and what problems they want solved, in the area of your expertise. I once heard the famous sales trainer Tom Hopkins say “People don’t like to be sold, but...Read More »

Persuasion vs Manipulation How to Become a Double Diamond by Jill Ammon-Wexler

In the end, what you want to do is to BECOME THE PERSON YOUR GOAL BELONGS TO. In this article I reveal how to unleash the POWER OF POSITIVE BELIEF in your life. Why are beliefs important? Because our beliefs are the driving force behind our actions, and our actions dictate our...Read More »

The Role of Leader and Coach by Nicki Keohohou

Lead with passion and coach on purpose and you will be the leader that others will choose to follow. As a leader you have the opportunity to touch the lives of your team members in a way that will make a difference in many areas of their lives; yet your role...Read More »

The Art and Power of Persuasion vs Manipulation – A Coach's Perspective by Terri Levine

The bottom line is if you don’t know how to persuade and influence people, you and your business will go nowhere At first glance, persuasion and manipulation seem one and the same – both aim to get other people to think or do what you want them to think or do,...Read More »

What Matters Most Now? by Elizabeth Harrington

Things to think about (and do) in the next year… While the flickering signs of economic recovery are heartening, for many it is too late to recapture their dreams – at least their old ones. Or is it? We are in a time of great transition. While some of us feel...Read More »

I Am Woman... Hear Me... RAVE! by Elizabeth Harrington

Women will be the best (or worst) word of mouth ambassadors for your products or your services – whatever you are promoting in your networking or direct sales business. RAVE? Surprised you, didn’t I? Bet you expected that mantra from the 70’s and 80’s song –“I am Woman, Hear Me Roar”?...Read More »

Becoming A Network Marketing Talent Scout by Sue Seward

Become more of a talent scout and just watch how people will be attracted to you. “A Team’s longevity depends on its ability to recruit new talent. Every team builder knows that talent is the lifeblood of an organization. So where do you find it?” Laurie Beth Jones – Teach Your...Read More »

Organic Social Media by Karen Clark

Marketing your business and building an online presence through social media should be about connecting with people, not collecting people This post is not about food – it is about being natural in your social media efforts. Lately I have seen more and more people “gaming the system” to grow the...Read More »

Articles

Becoming NOT NORMAL: It's Not About The Money... (Sort Of) by Michael York

And while it’s really about so much more than just the money, there will always be greater pay for greater value. For 25 years or so I was a struggling selling professional. I had success that would have made a great ride at a theme park, up and down, round and...Read More »

Your Date With Destiny by Chris Widener

Nothing in your current circumstances matter in whether or not you can achieve your destiny! Destiny. What a powerful word. And the great thing about it? Everyone has one! You have a destiny! Another great thing about destiny? We have a significant role in shaping our own destiny! In essence, you...Read More »

One of Life's Great Lessons – Learn to be Thankful for What You Already Have by Jim Rohn

Begin the act of thanksgiving today and watch the miracles flow your way Is thankfulness a survival skill? Perhaps most of you would respond with, “No, Jim, thankfulness is not key to survival”, and I would tend to agree with you. Most of us have probably already solved the necessary problems...Read More »

Arthur's Corner by Arthur Tugman

Mighty Monthly Musings Success is failure being revised Arthur Tugman ~ The biggest mistake anyone can make sitting on the fence is to worry about what will happen when they get off. Arthur Tugman ~ When there must be a better way then there has to be one. Don’t stop until...Read More »

Going Full Circle by Denis Waitley

The real challenge is to maintain balance and harmony, while excelling in one professional endeavor. Great teams, great companies and great families have great leaders. Real leadership is the process of empowering others by abdicating one’s power over them. It means to set others free to become all they can be in...Read More »

Columns

Art and Power of Persuasion vs. Manipulation by George Madiou

It’s so important to take care of your health to be able to enjoy this wonderful business of ours. A personal heart attack completely changed my focus this month! I have always been excited about the foundation of our industry, the power of the women. I was going to drill down...Read More »

Women Talk by Mary K Weinhagen

A sampling of ways to leverage word-of-mouth. By giving some thought to how your message can easily be shared you can have women talking in no time. I don’t know that we think of it as persuasion, but I do know that sharing something interesting or potentially valuable with other people...Read More »

Women in Network Marketing... A force one cannot ignore by Debbie Madiou

4 Top Reasons Network Marketing is a great match for women It’s no secret that women make up the majority of the network marketing industry. It makes sense when you put the basic building blocks of Network Marketing together. Products and Services in Network Marketing Women buy most of the consumable...Read More »