Tool

Developing A Flexible, Supportive Tool System Successful direct selling companies understand that tools don’t close sales. They are the key to a distributor’s exponential growth—magnifying the efforts they wouldn’t be able to do themselves. Few industries welcome rookie salespeople with open arms like direct selling does. We love to help people develop their potential as…

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Vistra Energy

Irving, Texas-based Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ambit Energy for $475 million plus net working capital in an all-cash transaction. Following the closing of the transaction, Vistra’s share of the ERCOT residential market will grow from approximately 25 percent to approximately 32 percent and an industry-leading 26…

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In conjunction with its annual meeting, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), announced top honors to the industry’s standout companies at its 2019 DSA Awards gala in Austin, Texas. In addition, the Direct Selling Education Foundation(DSEF) announced three new inductees to its prestigious Circle of Honor. DSA Awards DSA Awards recognize the outstanding programs DSA…

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Virtual Assistant

Alexa can update Ambit Energy consultants on their current customer count and more about their business. Voice-activated virtual assistants aren’t just for playing your favorite music or reminding you to pick up bananas at the grocery store. They also can help home business owners run their business. Amazon’s Echo devices are still king of the…

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Technology is helping more people feel connected to a larger purpose. Events will always be a driving force for growth and belief building. While the benefits of training motivation and culture are at the core of events, they generate some impressive, tangible growth numbers. Some companies are augmenting live events with some of the latest technology…

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Leadership Fear insecurity impostor

Struggling with insecurity on the inside, even while appearing confident on the outside, is a common battle for individuals who hold the high authority in their organizations. When are they going to realize I’m a fraud? is a secret and lurking question that haunts even the most successful. For some people, the private doubting sounds…

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Dallas-based Ambit Energy recently announced that Ambit Cares, the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative, has been named an official supporting partner of Feeding America®, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks. “We are proud of the work we’ve done over the past three years and are excited…

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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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  Find the local direct selling association. “The national DSA will have detailed knowledge of how the market works and can inform companies which legal regulations apply,” says Katarina Molin, executive director at Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association. Hire native speakers. Someone who knows the language from the inside will help you avoid faux…

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