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Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company
33 Hours Free Consulting with
Industry's Top Experts, Speakers and Panelists
THE SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
Jeffrey A. Babener, of Portland, Oregon, Conference Chair and Sponsor, www.mlmlegal.com, is the principal attorney in the law firm of Babener & Associates. He represents leading U.S. and foreign companies in the direct selling industry. He has been advisor to such companies as Avon, Discovery Toys, Nikken, Shaklee NuSkin, Excel, Usana, Fuller Brush, Cell Tech, Kaire, Sunrider, Melaleuca, etc. He is a frequent lecturer and has been interviewed on the industry, and published, in such publications as Money, Inc., Atlantic Monthly, Success, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Home Office Computing, Business Start-Ups, Wealth Builders and Money Maker's Monthly. He is editor of the industry publication, Direct Sales Legaline. Mr. Babener is also the author of the books, Tax Guide for MLM/Direct Selling Distributors, Network Marketer's Guide to Success, The MLM Corporate Handbook, Network Marketing: Window of Opportunity and Network Marketing: What You Should Know. He is editor of one of most frequented network marketing educational web sites, www.mlmlegal.com.
Michael L. Sheffield is President of The Sheffield Group, a full service MLM consulting firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, and co-founder and Chairman of the Multi-Level Marketing International Association (MLMIA). His company has assisted in over 300 MLM company start ups including such companies as Fuller Brush, Service Master and Home Shopping Network. He has been a frequent lecturer on launch strategies for MLM companies at various MLM conferences as well as the Schools of Business at Arizona State University, University of Cincinnati and Anderson University. He has designed over 100 MLM compensation plans, and has been the guest instructor on the subject at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Co-author of numerous academic papers and research studies, he served as a coordinator of the major academic/corporate conference at the University of Texas, El Paso. Millions of readers have relied on Mike's popular "Product Of The Month" column in Money Makers Monthly to help evaluate "What's Hot" in MLM products and services, and he has also serves as "product editor" for Wealth Building magazine.
Dr. Clifton Jolley, of Dallas, Texas, is President of Advent Communications and has provided communications products and consulting to leaders in network marketing for more than 15years, in addition to teaching communications at the university level both in the United States and abroad. His innovation and skill have been heralded in the Atlantic Monthly, Success Magazine, Wave 3, and numerous other national publications and broadcasts. He has been a frequent contributor to leading magazines and has acted as media spokesman for such major companies as A.L. Williams, Home Shopping Network, Nokia, Sunrider, Quorum, Nikken, Oxyfresh, Network 2000, and dozen of others. His skill in crisis intervention and media relations has been credited with _rescuing_ dozens of Advent clients from media scrutiny. Dr. Jolley's company is known for state-of-the art graphics production, including distributor kits and manuals and Web site production. Advent Communications also provides its clients award-winning video production, executive communications and distributor programs.
Robert Butwin, of Santa Rosa, California, is the consummate MLM professional. He has built and led large distributor organizations. He is highly respected in the MLM corporate community and juggles his distributor schedule with duties as a mentor on recruiting to corporate management of many leading companies. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Street Smart Networking, available in bookstores everywhere.
Garvin DeShazer, Executive Consultant, Sheffield Group, has nearly 30 years experience as an entrepreneur. With 26 startups or acquisitions of his own, in industries ranging from alternative fuels to network marketing to fine arts, he has extensive experience in corporate and marketing management and driving sales. Included in his past corporate experience is the founding of a major direct selling company in the home security arena. He has served as a Senior Consultant for more than 60 network marketing companies where he focuses on strategic planning, key distributor development programs, creative writing and project management.
Alfred White is a Senior Management Consultant for Hamilton LaRonde & Associates of San Diego, California and Vancouver, Canada. Mr. White has extensive international experience. For the last twenty-two years, Mr. White has been a management and marketing consultant to the direct selling, multilevel marketing and network marketing industries. Mr. White's experience includes more than 200 assignments with a wide range of companies both domestic and international. He is highly regarded for his expertise in operations management and compensation plans. Mr. White designed the PDX computerized system for structuring new MLM companies. The PDX system is a very effective system that can bring a company from concept to fully operational at considerable savings in time and money. Above all Mr. White has a love for the MLM/Network marketing industry and devotes time and energy developing systems for the entrepreneur to be the owner of their own network marketing company. He is a featured writer of articles in national journals on the subject of network marketing.
Sandy Elsberg, of Orange County, California, is one of the most successful and admired distributors in the MLM world. She has led huge sales networks over the years. She is sought out frequently by MLM companies and distributor groups to speak and train. She is the author of the best seller, Bread Winner, Bread Baker.
Wayne Hinkle is V.P. of Sales of Trinity Software of Dallas, Texas. Trinity is a leading technology solutions provider to network marketing companies. Prior to becoming V.P. of Sales, Hinkle served 20 years at Nortel Networks where he was responsible for customer service and satisfaction for the entire eight state region of the SBC operator services division. He is a specialist in customer support and service as well as technical support, training and project management.
Scott Fitzpatrick, AVP - Global Direct Selling Solutions at Pivotal Payments, is a frequent speaker on risk management issues and a regular fixture on the Direct Selling Association and the MLM Startup circuits. His articles on chargeback management have received industry-wide recognition, and Scott regularly offers advice on best practices for payment processing in the Direct Selling industry.
Greg Powers is Managing Partner with Hanna Shea Consulting, Scottsdale, Arizona, which provides Executive Search, Recruitment Process Outsourcing and International Staffing services for Fortune 500 clients. Additionally, Hanna Shea has a specialized search service that is dedicated to MLM and Direct Sales Organizations to identify and recruit top talent as members of the leadership management team.
Rod Cook is most commonly known as the MLM WatchDog of the industry. He studies the good of the MLM industry and at the same time tries to stomp out pyramid schemes. Part time he is a consultant who helps people start up new companies so they are a credit to the industry. At MLMWatchdog.com, editor in chief Rod Cook and his field reporters handle hundreds of questions or complaints a week about MLM companies. Rod jokingly says, "I live in the middle of the MLM Information Highway and get run over by trucks twice a day!" Rod is considered the ultimate MLM "marketing" inside information source! His articles have been published in over 30 different publications.
Robert Proctor is President of MultiSoft Corporation, a veteran provider of MLM Software to the Network Marketing Industry for over 25 years. With offices in the USA, Europe and Asia MultiSoft Corporation provides turn-key and custom MLM software packages from start-ups to mature companies with a focus on "Internationalized" MLM software. Robert has worked with 100's of companies around the globe and has been involved in nearly every aspect the network marketing industry for 16 years as a developer, designer, distributor, owner, operator and provider to the industry. Robert has built down-line organizations exceeding 50,000 customers and 6,000 distributors. Robert has a diverse background that includes public speaking, radio & television, advertising and marketing, business law, accounting & finance, banking, sales, customer service, compensation plan evaluation, network operations, programming, design and management.
Jeffery Boyle, of Nampa Idaho, is the CEO of Boyle Network, a focused industry resource specializing in empowerment of distributors and companies through multimedia production on the web and social networking. In addition, he is editor-in-chief of www.networkingstar.com, an educational and informative website profiling the people and issues of the network marketing industry.
Conference Date: February 27-28, 2014
TO REGISTER CALL (800) 231-2162
Eligible attendance: Limited to Executives of Existing or Startup MLM Companies