November 2005

Cover_2005_November Welcome to our second issue of TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com! The paint isn’t even dry and we are already taking a leadership role in the Network Marketing industry. We are so excited to have such big names joining us to teach, coach, mentor and inspire. This month you will meet in the STORIES section, networkers that are playing the MLM game well. You will also learn from some of the Greats in industry, such as Sandy Botkin, Faith Popcorn, Paula Pritchard, Seth Godin and the marketing guru Tom Peters. Let us know what you think.

Aim High!

George Madiou

President and Co-founder
TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com

Features

All Marketers are Liars by Seth Godin

Marketing’s reigning king of the hill exploring and connecting ideas from his new book All Marketers Are Liars. “Take Leo Burnett, David Ogilvy, Bill Bernbach and Mark Twain.” Jay Levinson, author of Guerrilla Marketing said. “Combine their brains and shave their heads. What’s left? Seth Godin.” Great remark— remarkable, even— and...Read More »

Are you putting people first...? by Jack Lannom

Creating a culture of transformation… of recognition and celebration. All of us at The Network Marketing Magazine have a soft and sweet spot for lessons learned from reading a story, ala John Fogg’s Greatest Networker. The following is an excerpt from Jack Lannom’s book People First. Because the article is excerpted,...Read More »

Litmus Test for an MLM Guru by Randy Gage

You’ve seen him on stage, listened to his audios, read his books and articles… ever wonder how he’d do if he was back in the trenches actually doing the business? You’re about to find out. Randy’s back, building again, aiming for a six-figure a month income, and, he’s “going crazy...Read More »

Articles

The Brand Called You by Tom Peters

The original article by the man who began searching for excellence and ended up being America’s preeminent management guru, appeared in FastCompany back in 1997. It hasn’t aged one bit! It’s this simple: You are a brand. You are in charge of your brand. There is no single path to success....Read More »

Get Attached to the Process. by Paula Pritchard

The only difference between you and those at the top is that they have heard more nos. It’s all part of the price we pay for success. But remember, you do have control- you have control of YOU. Building a network marketing business is pretty cut and dry. You show, they...Read More »

Futuresight: The Top 10 Trends by Faith Popcorn

It was more than 14 years ago when the boss of BrainReserve, Inc, Faith Popcorn, published her ground-breaking look at all our futures. How’s her crystal ball holding up? Look and see. We though it might be fun-learning— and entertaining— to see how Ms. Popcorn’s “Top 10 Trends” have panned out....Read More »

Emergency Road Kit by Teresa Romain

Next time you encounter a challenge or stressful situation that triggers your default ‘operating system’ of fear, disempower-ment and scarcity, do these things and respond abundantly.  I received a phone call last week from a woman who had taken several of my teleconference programs several years ago. She called me...Read More »

If You Don't Have a Home-Based Business, Start one Today! by Sandy Botkin

The tax-advantages alone can put thousands of cash dollars in your pocket making it one of the best financial moves you’ll ever make. This may be a decade of tremendous corporate profits and economic growth, but for the vast majority of North Americans, the 90’s have been a dismal, uphill climb....Read More »

You ARE the Postcard! by Jeremy Likness

… and the poster child for your product and opportunity. If you’re marketing health and wealth, you’ve got to look, and feel and BE the living picture of the health and wealth you’re promising…. If you are marketing health products, you ARE the postcard. What does your postcard say? “This company saved...Read More »

15 Irrefutable Marketing Proficiencies by Adam Urbanski

How many have you already mastered— and how many should you be working on? Remember, it’s the little things that matter most. Mastering these proficiencies is simply a matter of doing them every day. Mastering these proficiencies is not a matter of one day— it’s a matter of doing it daily. Time...Read More »

Product of the Profession by Jane Deuber

Of course you’re a product of the product— that’s a given. But are you a product of the industry, as well?  New distributors hear it as soon as they join, seasoned distributors live it every day, and trainers shout it from the rooftops so their organizations get it loud and...Read More »

The Power of 'Matching' your Communications by Bob Scheinfeld

We experience ‘surface communication’ with our physical senses and the non-physical is the intuition, gut instinct or ‘sixth sense’. When these two are in alignment the outcome will have a positive impact. If not… Out of the blue this year I received several invitations to speak about the unique Internet marketing...Read More »

Invisible Baseball by Kurt Kelsey

What if you showed up on the sandlot for a pick-up game… but there was nobody there? And you didn’t have a bat, ball or glove either….  Kurt Kelsey lives in Warsaw, Indiana. He wrote saying, “My neighborhood has many good memories. I still feel a bond with all of...Read More »

Reviews

What You Need To Know by TNMM Editor

Learn how to build a successful business from been-there, done-that experts with proven strategies and techniques that get results. This six CD audio training program also comes with a free copy of Paula’s book Owning Yourself. “Your CD’s title, ‘What You Need to Know to Build a Profitable Network Marketing Business”...Read More »

Robert Genn Twice Weekly Letter by TNMM Editor

Creative people worldwide appreciate the level of informed inspiration and information provided by this letter. It arrives in your inbox every Tuesday and Friday morning, and it’s free. One of Canada’s most accomplished painters, Robert Genn has gained recognition on an international scale for his genre subjects of Canada’s west coast....Read More »

All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World by TNMM Editor

Marketing’s guru numero uno is back with yet another business best-seller. Following on the hooves of Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, Godin continues down the path of “there is almost no connection between what is actually there and what we believe”, making his case that win We believe...Read More »

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by TNMM Editor

Many of the apparent mysteries of everyday life don’t need to be so mysterious: they could be illuminated and made even more fascinating by asking the right questions and drawing new connections. “Forget your image of an economist as a crusty professor worried about fluctuating interest rates,” say the folks from...Read More »

The Irresistible OFFER by TNMM Editor

The marketing methods of the past are losing effectiveness as consumers are getting smarter and smarter and have less and less time. What is needed is a new way of doing business-a method that is simultaneously socially responsible and far more effective than “old” marketing. This new way is The...Read More »

Stories

Jackie Ulmer by Jackie Ulmer

Scent-Sations is the fourth networking company Jackie’s been with and she’s clearly learned how to do it right. She at the top of the pay plan with a growing organization of 3500 people. Partnership and personal growth are the keys to her success and lifestyle is her reward. You can learn...Read More »

Jason Haks by TNMM Editor

With Xango only since January of 2004, he hit Premiere this month. “One residual dollar,” he says, “is worth two or three normal dollars.” The money just keeps coming in for Jason and that’s how he’s developing the real lifestyle and that inspires him— and, his people. I didn’t want to...Read More »

Diane Walker by TNMM Editor

Based on her early experiences, Diane, a 12 year veteran, refuses to ‘put all her eggs in one basket’, so she’s with two networking companies: Cognigen Networks and SendOutCards. She’s at the top level with each. She may retire— someday— but right now, she’s just having too much fun! I’d love...Read More »

David Hervey by TNMM Editor

In the last 54 months, the Amway and NSA grad’ has had over 80,000 new people join his Team National organization. When asked if he’s proud of himself, David said simply, “Somewhat”. When he was 56, he walked away from a six-figure purely passive income to join his new company. Everybody...Read More »

Columns

The Big Picture - Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics by John David Mann

How Important Are Your Words in Your Overall Communication? (Hint: It’s Way More Than 7 Percent)  have a sobering fact for you; are you ready? Here it is: Of the statistics network marketers cite in support of their business, a recent study showed, more than 87 percent are not actually...Read More »

Inside Network Marketing - Deconstructing MLM pay plans by Len Clements

What you aren’t supposed to know CAN hurt you. Compensation plan design goes way beyond just picking how many levels you’re going to pay and how to divvy up the percentages. In fact, compensation theory, as it relates to MLM, is an evolving, every expanding goulash of mathematical, psychological, artistic, and...Read More »

Expect Miracles - Taking the Risk by Mary K Weinhagen

Throw caution to the wind, release as much as possible, and reach out with both hands and heart for all that inspires you…  I danced on my parents’ graves this week. It was a bit public… that made it feel ‘risky’— I’m so glad I took the risk! Five years...Read More »

The Business of the Business - Choose a Breakthrough Goal by George Madiou

I decided to put EVERYTHING on hold that I was doing and go all out and make TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com a reality— AND within the next 60 days it was! Any world-class business starts with a visionary goal…. TheNetworkMarketing Magazine.com is no exception “Did you read the book Lori and I gave you last...Read More »

It's all good - Appreciation, Acknowledgement, Celebration by Maran Banta

Writing 10 things you are grateful for… 10 things you acknowledge yourself for… and celebrating it all, in all ways, all the time- especially with your people. Going through the checkout at my favorite little grocery store, one of my favorite cashiers, Trish wasn’t her usual favorite chipper self. “What’s up?”...Read More »

It's time...Playing the MLM Game by John Milton Fogg

Like baseball, chess or Candyland, what if you looked at network marketing as a game you were playing— would that change the way you played…? There are at least two kinds of games: finite and infinite. A finite game is a game that has fixed rules and boundaries, that is played...Read More »