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Facebook Parties for Direct Sellers from a Business Page

A while ago I wrote a popular article called New Guidelines for Facebook Parties. In it I outline why it is important to use a Facebook business page, not a private event or a group, if you are going to conduct Facebook Parties for your direct sales business. In my first book, Social Media for Direct…

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Social Media Assessment

Do you know where you stand when it comes to using social media as a direct seller or leader? Many entrepreneurs feel that they are sort of wandering aimlessly out there, hoping something works, especially direct sales representatives using social media. You feel like you “should,” so you do, but aren’t really sure you are…

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Social Media for Direct Sales: Online Parties Q & A

Watch our inaugural Blab video broadcast where I discuss common questions about conducting online parties (Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest) for your direct sales/party plan business. Doing online parties, also called virtual shows, is a marketing avenue that works for a lot of direct sellers. Find out some of the pitfalls, cautions and TIPS that can help you be more…

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New Guidelines for Facebook Parties for Direct Sellers

The popularity of Facebook Parties has been increasing and although many Consultants have been having luck with them, many others are finding them to either ineffective, or inefficient, or in some cases, a source of trouble with Facebook itself. What is a Facebook Party? A Facebook Party is when a direct seller invites their connections,…

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Social Media Tasks – A Timeline for Startups

I am heading out to the Direct Selling Edge conference in Southern California this week where I am a presenter on social media for startups in the direct sales industry. I have presented this program several times at this event and after an understanding of each social media site, it’s benefits and challenges, and some…

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Create a Facebook Ad for Your Direct Selling Company

In recent months it has become clear that in order to reach the people you want to find out about your company, you will need to “pay to play” on Facebook. This is not to say that you cannot accomplish a LOT through organic methods – posting compelling content, interacting consistently, and using a variety…

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Meet Evelyn Leon with Seacret – NAMISS Sponsor

My daughter, Alia, was a state finalist in the National American Miss pageant in California. She competed in San Jose in June for the state title in the Teen category and became a California State Ambassador and placed in the top 5 for the Actress and Spokesmodel competitions, and Top 20 overall! She was invited to move onto the…

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Meet Wendy Mikulka from Chloe + Isabel – NAMISS Sponsor

My daughter, Alia, is a state finalist in the National American Miss pageant in California. She will be competing in San Jose in June for the state title in the Teen category and hopefully move onto the national competition in November. You can read all about NAMISS and Alia here, and to thank her sponsors…

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Online Team Meeting Format for Direct Selling Leaders

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Teresa Garrison and Lyndsey Baigent’s direct selling leader retreat weekend, Get the Advantage Leadership Academy in Dallas. One of the presentations was by Lyn Conway who demonstrated how to use online tools such as meet.fm to conduct online trainings, meetings and product demonstrations. She emphasized how important…

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Should Our Company Be on Pinterest?

How do you know when or if your company should be participating on Pinterest? I’ve always felt that not every business belongs on every social media site, especially if you are a startup or have limited resources or staff to maintain a consistent presence on them. So how do you know if this is one…

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What to Name Your Facebook Profile and Pages

Lately there has been some confusion about naming Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles. Do you use your personal name? The company name? Some good keyword packed SEO-friendly phrase? Each social media site has it’s own rules to follow. If they do not, there are some generally accepted best practices to consider. I am gong to…

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