MLM News Report: Zeek Rewards Takes Compliance Seriously, 21Ten Sets New Product Standard, Avant Launches Car Program And More Network Marketing News

In this week’s MLM News Report, I cover Zeek Rewards, 21Ten, LIFE, Scentsy, Avant, Neways, Ambit Energy, an update on Robert Dean’s break from Limu and must more as I report from the TEAM Major in Columbas Ohio.

Best In U Success Minute

“You have probably all heard this story about goal setting

The story, as told by consultants, goes like this: In 1953, researchers surveyed Yale’s graduating seniors to determine how many of them had specific, written goals for their future. The answer: 3%. Twenty years later, researchers polled the surviving members of the Class of 1953 — and found that the 3% with goals had accumulated more personal financial wealth than the other 97% of the class combined!

Whether true or not the importance of goal setting in your MLM business is irrefutable…

You’ve probably heard the phrase: failing to plan is planning to fail.

This applies to every aspect in life and very much so in your network marketing business.

The secret key to network marketing and MLM goal setting is to be SMART, where:-

S = Specific

M = Measurable

A = Attainable

R = Realistic

T = Timely

When you take a far reaching goal and break it down to specific tasks, your goal setting becomes very clear and accurate about what you are going to do. When you measure your progress, you stay on track and reach your target dates within a time frame. With that you will know for your self whether your goals are realistic and attainable.

In network marketing and MLM goal setting, you must also have a long-term goal and short-term goals. Your long-term goal is what you ultimately want to achieve. Whether it is to have a six figure income or to build an organization of 10,000 people, your long-term goal is the ultimate destination where you will be.

Make sure you visualize your goals and make them as specific as possible. Many people create vision boards where they not only write them down but also create a picture board of their goals…You need to share your goals with those close to you. Put yourself out there and tell people your intentions

Your short-term goals on the other hand is ‘how’ you will achieve your long-term goal. This is where you devise a map in extreme detail and accuracy, where you break down your monthly goals into weekly goals and break down further your weekly goals into daily goals. You will need to figure out your daily marketing tasks and how many new prospects you need to generate in order to achieve your ultimate success.

Have your long-term goal to keep you motivated. Know that it is there and plan your daily marketing tasks to bring you closer to it. Focus, be consistent and persistent. Spend time on your network marketing and MLM goal setting. This will bring you a lot of clarity and aspiration to acquire your ultimate success.

Treat your MLM business as if you just invested 100K in a franchise. If you treat it like a business and set your goals while frequently monitoring your progress and making the appropriate tweaks as needed…you will be successful and realize your goals and dreams.

Best In U’s goal is to become the leading digital Company in the Direct Sales Industry and become one of the elite Billion Dollar Company’s.

What are your goals?”

“Our belief in what Life Shotz can do for you is unwavering. We spent years researching our formula to ensure that what we created would make a difference on a cellular level. Our next step was to prove it for you.” – 21Ten 2012

We enlisted the best facility to help us do that.

Brunswick Labs, a leading international analytical testing facility since 1997, performed a blind study of Life Shotz along with five other competitive products. All five competitive products are from the health and wellness category. Based on their marketing and composition, these products should have performed on these tests. The lab scientists were blinded from knowing what products they were testing. Each test was conducted on live human cells to show the potential results in our everyday lives.

In the 15 year history of Brunswick Labs, the leading clinical lab in the country, no product has ever scored this well. On three out of the five tests, none of the competitor products even scored. On the other two tests, the closest competitor scored a high of 9% of the Life Shotz score!”

You wouldn’t know it by looking at Tim and Poni Altvater now, but on a fateful summer evening in 1994, their lives were changed forever when the unthinkable happened. “As a young family, just starting out together in life, everything we knew was suddenly turned upside down for us when we were hit by a drunk driver,” Tim Altvater said. “We had devastating injuries, small children to care for, a sudden loss of all our income, and a long and draining insurance battle to deal with.” Read their story here!

Zeek Rewards are taking a proactive position in working to guarantee they have done all they can do to stay out of the gun sights of the regulators by hiring some of the TOP Guns of the Direct Selling profession. Below is a glimpse of the team working with Zeekler aka Zeek Rewards.

MLM Compliance Attorney – Kevin Grimes

MLM Attorneys – Gerry Nehra and Richard Waak

Dr. Keith Laggos

The Direct Selling

Direct Selling Association Companies In The News

Ambit Energy is working to facilitate self-employment opportunities for U.S. veterans recently home from Iraq and Afghanistan through participation in the “Self-Employment Opportunities for U.S. Veterans” campaign, sponsored by RJ Yanni & Associates, a consulting firm out of New York. Should this fundraising campaign be successful, it will provide subsidies to veterans to start their own, independent businesses with either Ambit Energy or FamilyIQ, a human services company. The campaign’s goal is to raise $75,000 in first-round financing to help veterans with the start-up costs of these businesses, from which up to 1,000 veterans per month will be able to enroll as independent registered agents of either company for the next year.

Scentsy has introduced a new brand, Velata, featuring a patent-pending silicone dish on an electric warmer paired with Belgian chocolate to create a fondue experience. The new brand will be available in North America in May 2012. The company also announced it is extending its flagship Scentsy Wickless brand to include Layers by Scentsy, through which customers can build a signature scent, and has introduced customizable scented greeting cards that can be purchased and mailed through an online store called Sincerely Scent. Layers by Scentsy and Sincerely Scent will be available to customers in North America beginning in March 2012.

Neways Completes Refinancing Outside Of Bankruptcy

These two new announcements from Avant could be the game changer among Top tier companies competing for a very tight be lucrative pool of sales and marketing talent. Their new funding program and the car program seems to put them at the forefront of their niche.

Avant Announces New Funding For Members

Avant Announces Innovative Audi Luxury Car Program

MLM Company News: 21Ten Does It Again Enhancing The LifeShotz Formula And Compensation Plan

21Ten as they enter into their second year has once again raised the bar for other network marketing companies in 2012 by enhancing the LifeShotz formula, and taking their compensation plan to all new heights.

I was a fly on the wall of the 2012 kickoff call, and talk about electricity flowing. Even before the call started 21Ten reps were calling in from around the globe waiting to hear the exciting news, and they were not disappointed.

What continues to amaze me with 21Ten is the love the corporate team has for the field, and the love the field have for the corporate team. They truly work together to create a culture which is unique to any other direct selling company I have reviewed.

Checkout this video to learn a little more about the 21Ten passion!

21Ten Improves Formula of LifeShotz

MLM News Report: News Recap for the week of January 6th 2012

MLM News Report covers Youngevity, 21Ten, MLM distributor complaince, the MLM energy sector, a distributor position for sale at Gana Excel and much more for the week fo January 6th, 2012!

Weekly MLM News Sponsor: 21Ten – Rip. Shake. Live


Steve & Amy Machado advance their 21Ten business.

Machado FamilyAmy & Steve Machado 21Ten

It’s time to go cruising Steve and Amy Machado, because you two just advanced to Master and reserved your seat on the Life Shotz Caribbean Cruise!

Janine Avila also has much to say about Steve and Amy advancing:

“Every once and awhile, you get to work with a dream couple. That is what it has been like working with Steve and Amy. They are enthusiastic, coachable, smart, funny, credible, appreciative and gutsy. I was told by both of them when they enrolled, they would see how it goes as long as I didn’t ask them to speak in front of a group. Today, they speak in front of the room often and with a powerful grace.” Read The Full Story!

Melissa Gulbranson - V.P. of Marketing of 21Ten
These days, it takes more than sparklers and kazoo-playing monkeys to attract customers to your business. Luckily, 21TEN has Melissa Gulbranson on their team. With 10-plus years in the network marketing industry, she’s the brains behind the 21TEN’s strategic marketing and branding campaigns for both corporate and Distributor initiatives.

January 2012

Cover Story: The Big Shift: The Next Great Generation Has Arrived – by Marilynn Hood

The millennials—the first generation to come of age in the 21st century—are also known as Generation Y, or simply Gen Y, because they follow on the heels of Generation X. Whatever you call them, they now comprise the entire 18- to 32-year-old young professional demographic.

This group is easily the most important marketing concern to come along in decades, and by 2017 their spending is expected to surpass that of the boomers. As Jason Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy® speaker and consultant, points out concerning his generation, “We are the opportunity!”

Entrepreneurs tend to emerge more from the ranks of the young than from those who are older, and with good reason. There’s all that vim and vigor of youth. They typically don’t have much wealth, and many haven’t yet started their families. That means most of them don’t have much to lose, and even if they do, so what? They have the rest of their lives ahead of them.

Generation Y’s streak of entrepreneurial tendencies runs even wider and deeper than that of previous generations. The relative peace and prosperity of the economic times in which they were raised has allowed education and technology to flourish. Rather than their parents having to struggle to survive, as was the case for several of the previous generations, Gen Y has been raised in households that, by and large, have been afforded the opportunity to thrive.

So how has Gen Y been generating its own employment? Freelancing or contract work has appealed to some, allowing them to be in control of their own work schedule. Gen Yers have also started new businesses at a much higher rate than that of any previous generation. And why not? Their entrepreneurial tendencies are strong, and with brains in their heads and their parents still paying for the shoes on their feet, they have the confidence to strike out on their own. Read The Full Article!

From the Direct Selling Association

Robert Goergen, Jr., has been appointed President, Direct Selling Group, and President, PartyLite Worldwide. Robert succeeds Anne Butler, who will assume the new role of Senior Advisor, Direct Selling Operations and Business Development.

Scott Halverson has been appointed Vice President of Marketing and Business Strategy for Lifemax.

Dr. Joel D. Wallach, founder of non-member Youngevity, is the 2011 recipient of the Klaus Schwarz Commemorative Medal. This award, sponsored by the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, recognizes the work of pioneers in the field of trace element research. (Read More)

MLM Companies In The News

New Beauty magazine released its second-annual 2011 New Beauty Choice Awards. Nu Skin’s ageLOC Future Serum was named “The Best Anti-Wrinkle Serum” and Proactiv, a three-step anti-acne product from Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, was named “The Best Overall Acne Fighter”. New Beauty magazine recognizes the best products in the health and beauty industry and winners are determined by the votes of thousands of New Beauty magazine readers, as well as top beauty experts and the editors of New Beauty.

Neways has officially launched its new Korean office, showroom, products and business opportunity. The company is also moving forward with preparations to open in Thailand later this year.

Nu Skin has broken ground on its new Greater China Innovation Park in Shanghai, China. The approximately $50 million, state-of-the-art complex will serve as the headquarters for the Greater China region and feature anti-aging research and development laboratories, as well as manufacturing facilities, meeting spaces and green areas.

Primerica announced it will host approximately 5,000 of its current and prospective independent representatives at the Metro Toronto Convention Center this weekend. This meeting will be the first of six events across Canada in 2012.

Scentsy’s Charitable Cause Program recently donated stuffed animals to pediatric patients at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, Calif., in an effort to provide the children with a brighter Christmas. The company’s Charitable Cause Program selects two charitable causes each year to support and sells a Scentsy product to benefit them.

Shure Pets has suspended its direct selling business. The company will continue to process orders and arrange for shipment through the end of January 2012.

U Design Jewelry is teaming up with the Super Basket of Hope program and the 2012 Super Bowl by donating 7,000 “Hope Necklaces.” The necklaces will be included in baskets given to critically ill children and families at hospitals in each of America’s 32 NFL cities, and are delivered by NFL team players, coaches, alumni and other regional volunteers.

USANA recently announced Olympic Pro Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis and Alpine Skier Nolan Kasper as its newest brand ambassadors. Both athletes are members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), with which USANA announced a partnership last year. As brand ambassadors, Jacobellis and Kasper will represent the company publicly and help educate consumers about the value and importance of using supplements that are safe, effective and manufactured to the highest quality.

XANGO recently partnered with Operation Smile Foundation to provide 100 free surgeries to correct the cleft lips and palates of children in the Tak Mae Sot district of Thailand. The young patients were the children of farmers who grow mangosteen, the source of XANGO’s success.

From the Direct Selling Education Foundation

Breaking MLM News: Rick Stambaugh Appointed As New V.P. of Sales At 21Ten

According to the 21Ten Blog, 21Ten has appointed Rick Stambaugh as the new V.P. of Sales. This should be exciting news for the reps of 21Ten due to the fact Rick is not just a another corporate sales guy, but a successful former distributor and will be able to weigh their success with that of the company in general.

Richard Brooke, Chief Visionary Officer at 21Ten had this to say…

“As an incredible field trainer, Rick will motivate and inspire 21TEN Distributors and field leaders to take action and to achieve financial freedom, and we expect to learn quite a bit at corporate, too.

Best of all, Rick began his career all those years ago as a Distributor, so he understands the nitty-gritty of the sales process. He’s had the same feelings, thoughts, and worries that we’ve all had, and he’s experienced the same elation, the same sense of accomplishment, and the same satisfaction.

He’ll have the support of the entire 21TEN team as he reaches for those goals, and we’re already looking forward to the bright, bright future.

Rick has been married 28 years to his high school sweetheart, Tina, and they have a daughter and a son. They moved to beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from California where they had lived for 13 years.

In Partnership,
Richard Bliss Brooke”

You can read the full article here…

MLM Weekly News: Covering VEMMA, 21Ten, And The Current Network Marketing Stock Report


Verve Family Gets a New Look!

A new look brings the Verve brand into the modern VEMMA family! We’re celebrating Verve’s fourth birthday and the sale of more than 24 million cans of our one-of-a-kind energy drink with a fresh packaging makeover for both low natural sugar and no sugar varieties. Read On…

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MLM Attorney Kevin Thompson Building An Email List… Why?


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Announces New Board Of Advisors… And it includes another MLM CEO!

As we approach our one-year anniversary since the official launch of 21TEN, and with only 99 years to go before we hit our namesake year (2110), I have the honor of introducing our newest slate of Advisory Board members. Read On…

Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock
UFC Hall of Famer, Pro Wrestler

I watched all these kids rolling around, all the energy they had, and man, I was thinking to myself, “I wish I had that type of energy.”

I was introduced to Life Shotz, and I thought, “I’ll give this a shot.” After about a week, it’s one of those subtle things, when you don’t realize the things you’re getting done in one day. You just start going through it, and all of sudden you have all this energy. Read On…

Gretchen Price

Gretchen Price Named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial And Administrative Officer Of Arbonne International

IRVINE, CALIF., June 23, 2011 – Arbonne International, LLC (Arbonne) today announced the appointment of Gretchen Price as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, effective July 20, 2011. Ms. Price joins Arbonne from philosophy, Inc., where she served as Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer since 2008. Previously, she served a 31-year tenure at Procter & Gamble where she held various positions including Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President and General Manager, Global Operations. Read On…

Rita Cosby

Rita Cosby Joins MonaVie Business Advisory Board

Rita Cosby is a renowned Emmy® winning TV host, veteran correspondent, and dynamic motivational speaker who anchored highly rated prime-time shows on FOX News Channel and NBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition, and frequently guest hosts some of the largest TV and radio shows in the country. She has been interviewed or profiled by hundreds of media outlets across America and overseas. Read On…

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Herbalife Ltd. Has a Blowout Second Quarter

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF—NYSE) reported that second quarter net sales increased 27.7 percent with revenue up $879.6 million worldwide, and local currency net sales increased 19.9 percent compared to the same time period in 2010. Net income for the quarter of $111.2 million, or 88 cents per diluted share compares to 2010 second quarter net income and EPS of $82.2 million and 65 cents, respectively. The company also raises its fiscal year 2011 EPS guidance to a range of $2.97 to $3.07. Read On…

Nu Skin Enterprises

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS—NYSE) announced record second quarter 2011 results, with revenue of $424.4 million, a 9 percent improvement over the prior-year period. Quarterly revenue was positively impacted 8 percent by foreign currency fluctuations. Earnings per share for the quarter were 65 cents, a 30 percent improvement over the prior year. Read On…

Tupperware Brands Corp.

Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP—NYSE) reported record second quarter 2011 sales and profit for quarter ended July 2, with a sales increase in local currency of 9 percent before a positive impact from foreign exchange rates of 10 percent. This resulted in record reported sales of $66.9 million, which were 19 percent above the second quarter of 2010. Read On…

USANA Health Sciences

USANA Health Sciences Inc. (USANA—NYSE) reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended July 2, which were stronger than the preliminary results announced on June 29. Read On…

Avon Products Inc.

Avon Products Inc. (AVP—NYSE) reported second quarter 2011 total revenue of $2.9 billion, 9 percent higher than that of second quarter 2010. Constant-dollar sales rose 2 percent in the second quarter as foreign exchange contributed 7 percent to growth. Total units declined 3 percent while price/mix rose 5 percent during the quarter. The acquisition of Silpada Designs Inc. contributed 150 basis points to revenue. Read On…

Relìv International Inc.

Relìv International Inc. (RELV—NASDAQ), a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2011.

Primerica Inc.

Primerica Inc. (PRI—NYSE) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30. Operating revenues increased by 17 percent to $273.1 million in the second quarter of 2011, compared with $233.9 million in the second quarter of 2010. Net operating income was up 21 percent to $45.0 million, or 59 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011, compared with $37.2 million, or 49 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010. Results were driven by continued growth in New Term premium and strong Investment and Savings Products performance as well as a lower income tax rate partially offset by higher expenses. Read On…

Medifast Inc.

Medifast Inc. (MED—NYSE), a provider of clinically proven portion-controlled weight-loss programs, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30.

For the second quarter, Medifast reported net revenue increased 17 percent to $78.3 million from net revenue of $66.7 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Read On…

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