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The Podcast

For the better part of the last 20 years, has focused on bringing industry leaders relevant information on issues facing our industry. This podcast is the latest extension of that goal. Each episode of the podcast, host Nancy Tobler brings on a guest to discuss topics relevant to the industry.

  • November 30, 2021

    Understanding how conversations are the currency of social media

    Episode 48

    We are excited to invite Scott Kramer, "Chief Brain" of Multibrain, to join us for this podcast episode. He currently works with some of the largest direct selling brands. Scott was recently honored with the 2020 DSA Partnership Award. In this episode, Scott discusses how important it is for companies to... Read more ›

  • November 17, 2021

    Training distributor’s use of social media in being connected

    Podcast Episode 47

    For this episode of The Podcast, we are delighted to invite a previous podcast guest to return: Maria Osipova. Maria presents her ideas on training distributors. Maria was featured on the podcast in Episode 42. She provided insights into the need for distributor training. In the last podc... Read more ›

  • November 3, 2021

    Jeff Jordan: Insights from an Expert Witness

    Podcast Episode 46

    On this episode of the podcast, we talk about expert witnesses—what does an expert witness do? How do companies select expert witness? Our guest is Jeff Jordan. Jeff Jordan is an industry consultant with years of experience. He’s frequently an expert witness in cases between MLM companies. But his... Read more ›

  • October 20, 2021

    A history of livestream direct selling and best practices

    Podcast Episode 45

    Four years ago we had Lynn Bardowski of Million Dollar Party Girl on the show to talk about online parties and in particular Facebook Live which at the time had only been widely available for a year. Today we bring her back to discuss the history of livestreaming as well as advice on how to go live with ... Read more ›

  • September 22, 2021

    Things to Consider When Choosing an MLM Software Provider

    Podcast Episode 44

    Are you looking for a software provider for your MLM company? Do you know how to choose? Your software provider is one of your most critical partners in making your company a success. It’s important to get it right. Our guest today is Jerry York of ByDesign Technologies. In this episode, Jerry lays ... Read more ›

  • September 8, 2021

    SCOTUS decision against FTC disgorgement—Spencer Reese weighs in

    Podcast Episode 43

    Have you read about the recent Supreme Court decision to stop FTC disgorgement? Are you curious what it means for the direct sales industry? Satisfying that curiosity was the impetus behind this episode. Our guest is Spencer Reese a top lawyer in the direct sales industry. On the call we discuss: S... Read more ›

  • August 25, 2021

    Maria Osipova on Digital Transformation in Direct Sales

    Podcast Episode 42

    Did you get a chance to look at Penny’s report on digital transformations happening around the direct sales industry? The information they revealed was so fascinating, we had to get them on the podcast to talk about it. We wanted to know how they conducted their survey, who responded, how they worked t... Read more ›