Two of my constituents Ty Tribble of MLMBlog.net and Ted Nuyten of Home Business Organization reported this week that The Trump Network aka Ideal Health was in trouble and could be going down fast due to top distributors leaving and Tom Mower suing them.
Troy’s Truth: I searched the net and could not find one document, showing where the lawsuit has actually been filed with the IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR UTAH COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH which causes me to wonder if Tom Maower or one of his crew leaked the potential filing with Ted Nuyten knowing he is located in the Netherlands.
Ted released a report stating Tom Mower the former founder of Neways and current founder of Sisl has sued The Trump Network in short for a breach of contract. Now, I can say Tom Mower would know about breach of contract among other illegal activites based on his own current past actions.
So after reading what was written on Ted’s site I reached out to Peggy Brockman a well-respected business lady locally, as well as a solid networker and leader in The Trump Network to get some firsthand info.
Although, this info is NOT directly from the company, you can see on Ted Nuyten’s site where Peggy is one of the most successful leaders in TTN and is in the know.
I will be meeting with Peggy Monday to get more info, but for now here is what she has given me.
“What you can share with your listeners and viewers is that The Trump Network is still open – only a hand full of leaders left…and most all the rumors they are circulating on the internet are just that….rumors.
I read something online that said 2/3rds of the company left – that is ABSOLUTELY not true!!
We have a new partner and Larry Nusbaum heads up that group and will more than likely serve as CEO of the company. Google him – he is the former CEO if Ronco and is featured on many shows like Fox Report and others – he is a no nonsense kind of guy who believes in this company and the people in it.
He has a very successful background in the network marketing industry in his earlier years so he knows it. He is bringing a new line to the company immediately called Cosmedicine which is backed by 10 years of double blind placebo testing overseen by Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
It has been pulled from its retail resources and will be exclusively with our company. And yes, we still have all the other great lines we have always had with our customized vitamins based on testing, etc.
I looked up Mr. Larry Musbaum and found he is a corporate turn-around expert who has had great success in this area. It seems that Ideal Health aka The Trump Network has brought in a great partner and new executive who will help guide this company though some rough waters.”
This company has been a survivor for years, and although some of us on the outside wonder how they have lasted so long, I think it is truly because they have leadership and products the field believe in and the customers know work.
Watch for more info next week after I talk with Peggy Brockman.
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.
“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.
– 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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)
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.
In this MLM News Report, Troy Dooly covers some powerful Direct Selling News, along with some exciting news from the Network Marketing Community. We also launch out new MLM Company Startup Spotlight. We also share a powerful message from DSA President Joe Mariano.
This last Tuesday was Election Day across many parts of the country, so it was fitting, I suppose, that I had a conversation that day with an industry blogger about the DSAPAC. I contacted this self-described industry observer because one of his recent video posts had so misunderstood our Association’s political action committee. It struck me that most people are probably terribly uninformed, or worse—misinformed—about political action committees in general, and DSA’s specifically. Perhaps a little bit of accurate information would help… Read On
Vemma Wins Five Awards in 2011 MARCOM Competition
Vemma Nutrition Company is pleased to announce the receipt of five awards in the prestigious MARCOM Awards competition. Vemma was honored with three Platinum awards, the competition’s highest designation, and two Gold awards recognizing the company’s outstanding creative achievements in marketing and communications. The awards were conferred for work ranging from print and packaging to video and social media.
Over 6,000 entries were submitted in this year’s international competition from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.
Less than 20% of entries received a Platinum award; Vemma was awarded the following Platinum awards: Read On…
Other winners were…
Amway, Nu Skin, Reliv, USANA and pending member Vemma recently won gold and platinum awards in the 2011 MARCOM Competition. The MARCOM Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. The following outlines the awards received by each company.
Design (Print)/Invitation for the Artistry 5:01 Invitation (platinum)
Design (Print)/Training Kit for the Amway Welcome Kit (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for the Artistry Intensive Skincare Ultimate Demo Kit (platinum)
Design (Print)/Product Sampler for the Artistry Intensive Skincare Product Sampler (gold)
Brochure/Catalog for the Artistry True Beauty Catalog (gold) Nu Skin
Annual Report/Corporate Social Responsibility for CSR Year In Review 2010 (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Branding for the Nu Skin PPCO Presentation (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for the Nu Skin ageLOC 2011-2012 Opportunity Launch Kit (platinum)
Annual Report/Corporation for the Nu Skin Annual Report 2010 (gold)
Microsite for www.ageloc.com (gold) Reliv
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for the Reliv 24K Product Launch (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Branding for Refreshing the Reliv Brand (gold) USANA
Web Video for The Healthy Home Did You Know video (platinum)
DVD/CD-ROM/Interactive Presentation for the Health and Freedom Solution (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for The Healthy Home book (gold)
Magazine/Corporate for Influencer Magazine (gold)
Additional Network Marketing News
Amway is giving away a $10,000 scholarship through the Amway Miss America Scholarship Contest, which is being held on the Amway U.S. Facebook page. The company sponsors the Miss America Scholarship Fund and its ARTISTRY® brand is Miss America’s official skin care and cosmetics line. Read On…
Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of The Kirby Company, Pampered Chef and World Book, announced its 2011 third-quarter financial results. Profits for the company fell 24 percent as derivative bets declined in value. Read On…
The Herbalife Family Foundation provided grants to Houston’s Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos and the Smile Foundation in Mumbai to create a Casa Herbalife program in each location to improve nutrition for children in need. Read On…
Medifast, parent company of Take Shape for Life, announced its 2011 third-quarter financial results. Medifast reported net revenue increased 13 percent to $76.1 million from net revenue of $67.3 million in the third quarter of the prior year. Each of the company’s three primary distribution channels, Take Shape for Life, Direct Response Marketing and Medifast Weight Control Centers and Wholesale Physicians, contributed to this year-over-year revenue increase. Revenue in the direct sales channel, Take Shape for Life, increased 6 percent to $46.4 million in the third quarter of 2011 compared to $43.7 million in the same period last year. Growth in revenue for Take Shape for Life was driven by increased customer product sales as a result of an increase in the number of active health coaches. The company ended the quarter with approximately 10,300 active health coaches, an increase of 14 percent compared to 9,000 in the third quarter of 2010, and flat sequentially from the second quarter of 2011. Read On…
Nature’s Sunshine Products reported third-quarter financial results for 2011. Net sales were $91.1 million, compared with $86.1 million in the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 5.8 percent. Earnings for the quarter included non-recurring contract termination costs of $14.7 million related to the NutriPlus arbitration settlement. Excluding the contract termination costs, pro forma operating income and net income from continuing operations increased by 148.8 percent and 153.9 percent, respectively, compared with the third quarter of 2010. Operating losses from continuing operations were $5.1 million, compared with operating income of $3.9 million in the same quarter a year ago, a decrease of 231.7 percent. Read On…
Neways is continuing its Asian expansion with the opening of a new market in Korea in December 2011. With a new showroom and offices located in Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district, Neways Korea will be led by new market manager, Jong Suk Lee. To officially launch the Korea market, Neways will hold its annual Japan Crystal Diamond Convention in Seoul Dec. 12-14, 2011, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other celebratory events. Read On…
Primerica has formed a partnership with Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group, to enable approximately 82,000 of Primerica’s 92,000 licensed representatives to offer Lincoln’s Fixed Indexed Annuity product as part of the company’s suite of retirement planning solutions. Implementation of the alliance is scheduled to be complete early in 2012.
RBC Life announced its third-quarter 2011 results, reporting an increase in consolidated net sales of 15 percent. Net sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011, were $7.1 million compared to net sales of $6.1 million for the same quarter in 2010. For the third quarter of 2011, the company also reported a net loss of $290,000 compared to net earnings of $133,000 for the same quarter last year. Read On…
TriVita has been asked to modify or discontinue certain claims made in direct-response advertising for its cactus fruit juice-based dietary supplement, Nopalea, by the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program, which monitors advertising and marketing in the direct-response industry. The group said while the science behind Nopalea was useful it was not enough to substantiate the claims of benefit for specific health conditions used to market the product. TriVita noted studies on the product are underway, adding it takes great care to truthfully and accurately advertise its products.
USANA is currently constructing, on the roof of its West Valley headquarters, the largest solar panel installation by a non-governmental organization in Utah. The company’s solar panels will generate 167 kilowatts of electricity at peak production and will eliminate more than 270 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 330 pounds of nitrogen oxide emissions and 190,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually, which would normally be generated from energy production on Utah’s electricity grid. Eliminating these pollutants is part of USANA’s commitment to promoting human health and the health of the environment.
This Weeks Network Marketing Start-Up Spotlight goes to Prepay CPA
If you have an interest in learning about this new Network Marketing Start-Up feel free to contact me for an introduction – Advocates@TheNetworkMarketingAdvocates.com
Year after year, if you plan on earning a living in this world, most people have to worry about paying tax on their income.
But for many of us, that’s only really the tip of the iceberg as far as tax goes, and things get more complicated still if we run a business.
For many, even those with seemingly simple accounting requirements, this means a trip down to the local accountant, some patience and then a phonecall letting you know everything has been taken care of.
At a cost of course.
Seeking to capitalize on the accounting industry, Prepay CPA seek to provide their members with a prepaid alternative to the traditional model of the accounting industry.
Oh, and did I mention they’ve decided to combine it with a MLM compensation plan too? Read on for a full review of the PrePayCPA business opportunity. Read The Full Review…
Updated December 30th, 2011 – David Track’s Official Response To Behind MLM Review: