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Your Brand Reputation: Why It Matters More Than Ever

How many of us DVR our favorite television shows because we don’t want to be bothered with ads? Or click the “x” on those pop-up screens telling us about limited-time offers? What about the ads displayed on billboards, on the sides of buses, in the subway, the grocery store and sporting events? When advertising pervades…

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Billion Dollar Markets

Record global sales, China inches closer to eclipsing the U.S., and emerging markets gain strength. In 2017, global direct selling recorded US$189.6 billion (2017 constant U.S. dollars) in estimated retail sales—a 1.6 percent increase over 2016. — and up nearly $20 billion since 2014, resulting in a 3.7% compound annual growth rate over the 3-year period…

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The Rise of the Virtual Social Selling Enterprise

Direct selling is in the throes of a hot new business trend, and the companies who are jumping onboard say the benefits outweigh the risks. Did You Notice The Shift? Barriers have disappeared and customers are engaging like never before. In fact, the current digital and technological change is so great that it will completely…

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Global Good: Why Direct Selling Succeeds Beyond Our Borders

In this issue: List of Top 100 Companies DSN Welcomes Executives and Guests to its Global 100 Evening of Celebration Global Good: Why Direct Selling Succeeds Beyond Our Borders 5 Best Practices for Making It Work in the Global Market Frequently Asked Questions about the Global 100 Ranking Bravo Legacy Award: D. Gary Young: A…

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The Power Of Positive Psychology

The Power Of Positive Psychology

“I’ll be happy when I…” You’ve probably had this thought; most of us have. Common conditions for happiness include everything from earning that promotion, getting a raise, or changing jobs to meeting one’s future spouse, having a family, buying that car you’ve wanted, or moving into a bigger house or to a new city. Many…

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Best Places To Work In Direct Selling 2018

Choosing the best places to work in our channel is by no means easy. There’s some stiff competition out there, perhaps even more than you might find in other industries. That’s because direct selling was founded upon principles of exceptional service, personalization and taking care of one’s own. Those values are usually presented in the…

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The Power Of The Pitch

Presentation

Whether it’s a presentation during an in-home gathering, an impromptu meeting over coffee after work, a Facebook party or something else, direct selling representatives have more options than ever for sharing their respective products and business opportunities. What is it that moves a prospect to become a trialist and, ultimately, a customer? Clearly, the seller’s…

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Building a Better You

The real success stories in direct selling are as much about personal growth and self-improvement as they are about business. Take the story of Mary Kay Ash as a perfect example. Born in 1918 in Hot Wells, Texas, Ash went from housewife to door-to-door saleswoman to cosmetics mogul all in the span of about 25…

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Technology Trends: Are You Ready for the DX Economy?

Ambit Energy was a data processor before being a data processor was cool. In 2006, based on their experience in the telecom industry, founders Jere Thompson and Chris Chambless decided that Ambit had to become a data processing company first, to keep up with the anticipated growth from their direct sales in marketing electricity and…

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The Most Influential Women in Direct Selling

Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. In This Issue: The Most Influential Women in Direct Selling Bringing Gender Parity to Direct Selling  Advocating for the Direct Selling Community  Navigating the Millennial-Driven World Sticking to a Winning Business Model Leading with Passion and Commitment Launching New Products and Segments Recruiting and…

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