Authenticity, Baby!

0215_DSN_Cover_MAG003_180x200Show them who you are! Good advice for any business and anyone in a world that’s learning to appreciate authenticity more and more every day! Check out this Direct Selling News cover story about how events give companies the ideal arena to express their cultural identity.

http://directsellingnews.com/index.php/view/show_them_who_you_are_driving_successful_events_with_cultural_authenticity#.VOupMPnF_W8

Getting to know an industry…

Direct Selling News - Billion Dollar Markets

Direct Selling News – Billion Dollar Markets

For the past couple of years, I’ve been getting to know the direct selling industry and writing for Direct Selling News. Here’s a link to the cover stories and business profiles I’ve written. It’s very rewarding to examine the histories of companies and what makes them tick and bring new ideas and concepts to light for both new and seasoned companies within direct selling. Take a look!

http://directsellingnews.com/index.php/search/results/6d3f459e84906c08618c313cc449a779/

Spellbound with Maya and a Newborn

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

I sat spellbound with a newborn baby in my lap listening to her recitation during President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Still that feeling she conjured up in me remains. Here’s a link to many of her very best words. http://www.thewrap.com/11-maya-angelou-quotes-to-live-by/

Maya Angelou

 

Easter Special – Little Rumely Man

IMG_3461Here’s a special Buy One Get One Half Off Offer for Little Rumely Man. This children’s book fits nicely into an Easter basket! $22.50 for two copies of Little Rumely Man and a free Rumely gift, plus shipping to one U.S. address and tax are all included. Single copies also available. Quantity discounts are available for agriculture preservation fundraisers and clubs. Click here to order!

Email for more information: littlerumelyman@gmail.com.

Join Jack on Facebook at Little Rumely Man!

ColorCover

The Most Influential Women

0314_coverstoryv3_726Influential women start out like everyone else. Here’s a glimpse at some of the Most Influential Women in Direct Selling. They are at the top of their industry, leading their companies to new heights and there’s much to learn from their journeys. Take a look and you’re sure to learn something. I know I did when I had the privilege of interviewing and profiling them for Direct Selling News, March 2014 issue. Click here to read the whole story.

Leave the world better than you found it!

Every Company Has a Story Worth Telling…Let Me Tell It For You!

Capturing the story…that’s my specialty. Company profiles are about more than timelines and mergers, products and executives. Stories like my latest published this month in Direct Selling News reflect the corporate spirit and culture behind the company. Glimpse the journey of NuCerity. Click this link. Industry Outsiders Hit the Sweet SpotNuCerity picture

 

 

Blurred Lines

Blurred lines

Blurred Lines: Generation C’s Power and Promise Beyond Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y

Blurred Lines: Generation C’s Power and Promise Beyond Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y

Blurred Lines…(Not the song all you Gen Y’s.), but rather the blurring of generational lines. No longer are generations defined only by age. Instead businesses need to take notice of how people use technology. Gen C — the connected generation — doesn’t fit nicely into a Baby Boomer, Gen Y or Gen X age bracket. Here’s my latest Direct Selling News cover story that talks about the impact of Gen C and the future of business.

Leave the world better than you found it!

One-of-a-kind Rumely (The old girl’s lookin’ good!)

My grandpa's Rumely Road Roller today. Jack sold it when I was a high schooler. Now's your chance to buy a one-of-a-kind (If I'm remembering right, it was a prototype.) Jim Erdle of Canandaigua, NY. is auctioning it September 21st.

My grandpa’s Rumely Road Roller today. Jack sold it when I was a high schooler. Now’s your chance to buy a one-of-a-kind. (If I’m remembering right, it was a prototype.) Jim Erdle of Canandaigua, NY. is auctioning it September 21st.  The old girl is lookin’ good!

Gen Y is Here!

0513_coverstory_726Here’s a glimpse at the world of direct selling and what companies should consider as they reach out to Gen Y! The Magic of the First 90 Days appears on the cover of Direct Selling News this month.

Leave the world better than you found it!

Deeper than Translation – Billion Dollar Markets Improve Lives

Direct Selling News - Billion Dollar Markets

Direct Selling News – Billion Dollar Markets

The diversity of people and cultures is so appealing to me and any time there’s a chance to learn more, I grab it. That’s why I loved writing the March cover story for Direct Selling News. I learned so much about the nuances of international marketplaces and the everyday people who make billions of dollars of sales happen every year.

Direct selling internationally goes much deeper than logistics and translation. In places where there is no infrastructure, like roads and adequate transportation, to support traditional brick and mortar retail, direct selling delivers goods and services to people who otherwise have no options. It also provides livelihoods much better than some of these folks would have otherwise, improving the health and well-being of individuals, communities and entire countries.

Here’s my latest cover story about the direct selling industry’s Billion Dollar Markets.

Leave the world better than you found it!