Thursday, October 29, 2009

MLM Industry Experts to Share Best Practices at 'The Symposium for Direct Selling Executives'

MLM Industry Experts to Share Best Practices at "The Symposium", an MLM Startup Conference Coming Nov. 16-17 to Salt Lake City Featuring Keynote-MonaVie President

Orem, Utah (PRWEB) October 29, 2009 -- The Symposium, a consortium of direct selling experts, announced that its upcoming Symposium, a bi-annual MLM startup conference will be held November 16-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Symposium provides training and strategies for success to entrepreneurs interested in starting an MLM company as well as executives of start-up and existing MLM companies.
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The Symposium Group members who share their state-of-the-art, hands-on experience at this event include InfoTrax Systems; Grimes and Reese; P.L.L.C.; Dan Jensen Consulting; ByDesign Technologies; Axis 41; CCH; and Metrics Global, Inc. They are dedicated to "giving back" to the network marketing community through education.

The Symposium will feature The MonaVie President Dell Brown as the keynote speaker. His topic will be, "Growing MonaVie--What I Wish I Would Have Known". Blue Diamond MonaVie Sales Leader, Gem Morris, will also be speaking. MonaVie reports cumulative sales that are quickly approaching $2 billion. The company markets a line of scientifically formulated acai-based nutritional and energy drinks that delivers phytonutrients and antioxidants.

The MLM Symposium agenda includes training and strategies essential to success in the network marketing industry:

  • Presentation of direct sales best-practices by industry leaders.
  • Insights into growing an MLM company in a down economy.
  • One-on-one consultations with industry experts.
  • Opportunity to network with industry peers.
  • Select resources to share with teams.

Orville Thompson, Scentsy CEO, who attended The Symposium in his companies early days commented: "When I was in your position, I kept asking the same question: What does a successful company look like? I had no idea what I was supposed to be looking like.... I wanted to understand the process." He continued, "Here at the Symposium and being connected through the Direct Selling Association--this is the way I've learned the fundamental principles of the structure of direct selling companies that are very invaluable! You can't do it without tying yourself into vendors who know and company executives who have been there."

Symposium Topic/Speaker Lineup Sampler:

  • Understanding Commission Plans - Mark Rawlins, InfoTrax Systems, & Dan Jensen, Dan Jensen Consulting
  • Avoid Legal Time Bombs - Spencer Reese, Grimes and Reese, P.L.L.C.
  • Recruiting: The Core Elements of Building a Team - Bob Hipple, Scentsy
  • Web 2.0 Marketing - Jennifer Fong, Jennifer Fong Consulting
  • Managing Your Business Through Strategic Planning - Spencer Clawson, Clawson Consulting
  • Before the Cash Register Rings - Payment Processing & PCI Compliance - Wendy Yurgo, Metrics Global, Inc.
For a complete speaker list visit The Symposium for Direct Selling Executives,

Registration for The Symposium includes the Direct Selling Association's (DSA) dinner and reception, which will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake following The Symposium Tuesday evening,(Nov. 17). Neil Offen, DSA President and CEO, will be the featured speaker. DSA is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers.

In the past, established companies have found it to be beneficial to send their new employees to The Symposium because it is an efficient way to quickly educate them on the unique nuances of direct selling. In addition, seasoned executives attend to learn cutting edge strategies in key areas, network with Symposium faculty members, and compare what they're doing in their companies with current industry best practices.

For more information on The Symposium, please visit The Symposium for Direct Selling Executives or Start-up .

The Symposium is a bi-annual conference, so watch for our April event

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