Publisher’s Note

Rewarding the Right Behaviors

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THROUGHOUT THE history of direct selling, companies have differed in their approach to how is the best way to reward their distributors, trying their best to incent the behaviors that will both reward distributors fairly, while keeping in line with profitability. In this month’s cover story written by Courtney Roush, we talk with some of…

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The State of Cybersecurity in 2019

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Late last year I pulled up at a gas station to pay for gas and my credit card gets denied. That’s strange I think to myself, there’s money in there. Moments later I get a call from my bank asking me if I had tried to make the following three purchases. Puzzled, I tell her…

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Welcome To 2019!

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Just as the arrival of a new year allows us start a new chapter and usher in new ideas, we too at Direct Selling News are excited to present to you a few new items for show and tell. As you can see we have added a new coat of paint to our look and…

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CBD’s Current And Future Impact On Our Channel

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If you haven’t heard about it yet, where have you been? I’m talking about Cannabidiol, or CBD, the ingredient being credited with a growing list of health benefits and, as a result, is rapidly transforming much of the consumer product landscape. Both Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Oz are just a few mainstream medical professionals…

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Do I have what it takes?

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Everyone at some point in their career has silently asked this about themselves when accepting an advancement up the corporate ladder. Struggling with insecurity on the inside, even while appearing confident on the outside, is a common battle for individuals who hold the highest authority in their organizations. For our cover story this month writer…

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How Your Message Can Win the Day

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It’s only natural to tell the world through your marketing how great and unique your company and products and services are. That’s been the formula for as long as marketing has been around. But in today’s competitive landscape companies need to communicate clearly why their prospective customers and distributors need their products in their lives.…

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Culture Matters

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2019 Best Places to Work Nominations Now Open! There’s no doubt as a leader you want to know what your employees value most in working for your company. Knowing this information not only will help improve your workplace through enhancing your culture, but will help you in attracting more talent. Being named one of the…

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Steady Global Growth

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It’s August, and you all know what that means, right? Yes, it’s our Billion Dollar Markets issue. Each year we provide you with an analysis of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations’ global sales data. Writer Beth Douglass Silcox identifies the 24 countries with retail sales of $1 billion or more from direct selling. She…

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Times They Are A Changin’…

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A few months ago I was in need of a tux for our Global 100 Celebration event. So like most people I went to one of the big anchor stores at a nearby mall. Not finding the selection satisfactory, I thought I’d venture through the mall to check another store. What I saw when I…

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Find Your Joy

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One of the aspects we cherish most about the direct selling community is its joining together under a common goal. No matter what, everyone pulls together in support of this growing family. This particular time of year is all about celebration and this spirit of comradery, as we prepare for our annual Global 100 awards…

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