Posts Tagged ‘Network Marketing’

“Sound” Social Networking

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Music & Arts:Raven Sound Utilizes Twitter
By Nick Corsi


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FOLLOW @RAVENSOUND

I recently began utilizing Twitter to promote Erie, PA based sound reinforcement company Raven Sound. I knew that I wanted to include at least one social networking site into Raven’s marketing mix, and the fast and easy updating potential of Twitter while on the road and on stage doing gigs was the deciding factor in incorporating the ever growing Twitter.

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The Meltdown Of The Culture Of Financial Pretense

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Ending the culture of financial PRETENSE

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THE LURE OF A BEACH LIFESTYLE

A lifestyle of the rich and famous is a common image projected by many network marketing leaders. It is extolled in video presentations. It is acted out at “major events” held in exotic resorts. It is seductive…a heady experience. We attend in droves, in hopes of an epiphany on the road to riches. We listen to the dream, with hopes the dream now includes us.

These sessions do inspire and encourage…but, if what follows is financial and relationship stress arising out of unreasonable business expectations and overextended¬† expenditures, the inspiration backfires. A promise of vast, easily-acquired wealth, is seductive and destructive; both for the new person, and for the leaders who are under pressure to uphold the persona.

OH – NO – ANOTHER NETWORK MARKETING BANKRUPTCY

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Network Marketing #10 No-No – We will Build It For You!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Just sit back and I will build you a multimillion dollar business!

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NETWORK MARKETING AS WELFARE

We have reached the number 10 pet peeve I believe most people have with network marketing. I began this rant more than 10 weeks ago with my first post, People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing, They Dislike Network Marketers.

In that post I outlined 10 behaviours I believe need to be changed for network marketing to undergo the revolution I know will occur when we discover the potential this economic model has to lead business into the future. For the ten weeks following that initial post, I have expanded on each of those 10 behaviors. (click for a complete listing to all posts on this subject).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A BUSINESS THAT PAYS YOU FOR NOT DOING ANY WORK?

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Network Marketing #9 No-No – “You Don’t Have To Sell Anything”

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Have I got a deal for you!

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YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!

This should be the shortest post I have ever written…of course you have to sell…end of story!

Sadly, I have heard this “pitch” all too often. “Join our company. It is great. You don’t have to sell anything. Because we know how much people hate selling, we have set it up so you won’t have to sell a thing.”

First of all…anyone making this statement is rather foolish if they haven’t figured out that what they are doing is trying to SELL you on the idea that you can make money by just sitting around…and uh… watching the grass grow… I guess.

If you did sign up, it is unfortunate they did not realize what great sales people they are!

YOU ARE ALREADY SELLING EVERY DAY…

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Network Marketing No-No #8 – Our Plan Pays A Gazillion dollars!!!

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Beware of the Greed

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IF IT DOES…YOU HAD BETTER RUN

Ah, greed. How quickly it can seep into our brains and cloud our, otherwise, clear thinking. I have spoken to people about legitimate network marketing companies, only to have them reply,“I just don’t do that type of thing”.

Then, astoundingly, later, I have had some of them call me to propose a blatantly illegal pyramid structure they would like me to participate in. In response to my confusion as to why they would turn down a legal business opportunity, to be taken in by this obvious scam, they reply, “But all kinds of doctors, lawyers, accountants are doing it!’

IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE …IT IS…

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Network Marketing No-No # 7 – False Flattery

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

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“YOU LOOK LIKE A SHARP GUY (GAL)”…

This most be the oldest “Pick Up” line in the network marketing book. It is the subject today of our 7th post in a 10 part series on network marketing No-No’s. This list of behaviours that I wish network marketers would immediately stop using, grew out of a post I wrote titled, People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing, They Dislike Network Marketers.”

WHAT IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY?

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Network Marketing No-No # 6 – Evading the Comp Plan

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

MLM comp plan
comparisons

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THE COMP PLAN IS SO GOOD – I CAN’T LEAVE IT WITH YOU!

Today I want to talk about network marketing pay plans, what works, what does not, what is legal, what is not; and how you can save yourself a lot of grief by telling the difference.

This is the 6th post in a series of articles on behaviours in network marketing I think need to stop immediately for the industry to attain the level of professionalism it deserves. This series of articles began with a post titled “People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing, They Dislike Network Marketers.”

SHARING THE PLAN – OPENLY AND HONESTLY

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Network Marketing No-no # 5 – The Cure

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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PROFESSIONALISM IN NETWORK MARKETING

This is the fifth post in a series of articles that began with a post titled,“People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing,They Dislike Network Marketers” in which I sent out a plea for more professionalism in the industry, followed by 10 behaviours that we would be well-advised to stop as quickly as possible.

These 10 No-No behaviours have been the the subject of each weekly post since that first article.

Today’s rant, and 5th behaviour is the “claim of a cure”.

Some lady in Kansas had cancer and now she walks on water or (variation on the theme) my doctor does not know anything about this but it is an amazing cure.

MAKING MEDICAL CLAIMS…

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A Doctor Recommended This

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Are you sure the doctor recommended this?

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NETWORK MARKETING NO-NO’S – #4

Am I the only person who wants to run when a network marketer starts their presentation by telling me, “this product, service, or whatever has been developed, endorsed by, and is recommended by…(drum roll)… a DOCTOR in our business?”

IT MAY BE TRUE, BUT IT IS SO CLICHE!

It doesn’t matter whether it is true or not, the point is, this “endorsement” has been so overused it no longer has impact, at least not with “thinking people“…and surely, it is thinking, honest people, you want to have participate in promoting and building a business in your company.

TESTIMONIAL VS ENDORSEMENT…

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Network Marketing Behaviours

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

“You can follow me anywhere!”

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BRINGING PROFESSIONALISM TO THE INDUSTRY

Two weeks ago, in a blog titled,People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing, They Dislike Network Marketers”, I noted 10 behaviours I believe need to be addressed for this industry to gain credibility in the economic arena.

Over the next weeks, I intend to address each of the 10 items, one at a time.This week I want to talk about the…

THE #3 NO-NO – SPAMMING TWITTER…

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Number 2 Network Marketing “No-No”

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Honest, open communication is best

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SHIFTING THE IMAGE OF THE INDUSTRY

Two weeks ago, in a blog titled,People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing, They Dislike Network Marketers”, I noted 10 behaviours I believe need to be addressed for our industry to gain credibility in the economic arena.

Over the next weeks, I will address each of the 10 items, one at a time. Last week we took on number 1 – “The Big Guy Breathing on the Phone.

This week our number 2 behaviour is… SPAMMING SOCIAL NETWORKS...

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We Started The Revolution-Now What!

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Slow money for lasting
success

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10 BEHAVIOURIAL CHANGES FOR SUCCESS

Last week, I listed 10 behaviours that need to change for the network marketing industry to earn the respect it deserves. That list was not intended to be inclusive, but rather a good starting point for an industry revolution.

In using my Law of Attraction model for change, the first thing we talk about is what we don’t want.¬† We did that last week. Now, that is done. So, let’s focus on what needs to replace these behaviors. I will take the list of 10 items, one at a time, and discuss them over the next weeks on our Thursday blogs.

NUMBER ONE…

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Avoid The Network Marketing Hustlers, Surround Yourself With Quality And Substance

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Here’s my Jaguar, but so what? The story

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OUR GOAL FOR YOU

My colleague, Judy Berg wrote an outstanding article here today, People Do not Dislike Network Marketing,They Dislike Network Marketers!

I have encouraged her to share specifics with our readers from her wealth of personal experience and success in network marketing. And it looks like we’re starting to be treated to her thoughts and wisdom.

It prompted me to offer this follow-up discussion.

WHY ARE HONORABLE NETWORK MARKETING FIRMS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY?

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People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing,They Dislike Network Marketers!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

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IT’S TIME FOR AN INDUSTRY-WIDE REVOLUTION

It has happened again, not once, not twice, but three times, in just the past two days. I cringe at these current reminders of why people hate network marketers. It makes me want to scream out for all of you ethical, relationship-oriented network marketers out there, to stand up and demand professional standards, no different than any other industry or professional organization. That is an important step in professionalizing any emerging industry. When a code of conduct is laid out, and association standards agreed upon, the industry finally gains the credibility it deserves.

10 NETWORK MARKETING BEHAVIORS THAT HAVE TO GO…

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Pay It Forward Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

“And they told two friends…”

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WHAT IS NETWORK MARKETING?

Our Thursday posting is dedicated to Network Marketing, so what better time than the Christmas season to talk about what it means to “network market.”

Probably the greatest networker of them all was Jesus Christ. He had a message he believed in, and knew it had to be shared with others. He gathered 12 others who believed in him and also wanted to spread the message.

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Is Network Marketing A Distribution Option For Me?

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


Spring on Lake Ontario,
Kingston

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IS NETWORK MARKETING FOR YOU?

How do you decide if you should use network marketing to distribute your goods or services? Or, how do you decide if this industry is where you should build a business, as a source of either full-time or part-time income? What are the benefits?

Direct selling or network marketing is an industry that needs some clarification. In these blog posts, we aim to assist the reader in making these decisions by providing factual, unbiased information.

HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS LEGAL?

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Network Marketing – A Model For Future Business?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008


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Kingston, Ontario

Network Marketing

WHAT IS NETWORK MARKETING?

Our Thursday blogs are dedicated to a discussion of the network marketing industry, what it is, and what it may offer as a model for the future economy. We welcome comments and debate!

Network marketing is a six decade old industry which, in terms of the life of an industry, makes it not much more mature than a teenager – and like most teenagers – it is incredibly misunderstood. It is a model we want to pay a great deal of attention to because we think it has a great deal to offer for emerging marketing methods.

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