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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.

  • 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 ›

  • August 18, 2021

    Building strong communication with your direct sales consultants

    Podcast Episode 41

    How is your communication? Is there harmony between your headquarters and the field? Do your direct sales consultants trust you? Do they feel supported and are they getting the training they need? If not, you might be losing consultants and sales to your competitors. Your consultants might be feeling ... Read more ›

  • August 11, 2021

    The Relaunch of with Mark Rawlins

    Podcast episode 40

    The Podcast has been on hiatus for two years. Today, we relaunch with a new series of podcasts bringing you information and insights about the world of direct selling. Whether you’re new here or a long time reader, we want to welcome you to join our new host, Nancy Tobler, as she digs i... Read more ›

  • April 1, 2019

    Spencer Reese Weighs in on MLM Law, Civil Suits, and Public Perceptions

    Podcast episode 39

    It’s no secret that MLMs exist in a bit of a grey area. There is no federal definition of a pyramid scheme. Over the years, regulators’ objectives and strategies change—sometimes in a major way. But have you noticed all’s quiet on that front? There hasn’t been a major government action agains... Read more ›