Friday, October 31, 2008

Direct Sales JUMP Start: Two Days Left!

With only 2 days left before this once in a lifetime event begins, we're seeing a shocking number of last minute registrations.

Don't miss out on this great event!

There are only 20 seats left!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Direct Sales JUMP Start: Testimonial Winner #2

Here's the testmonial that Ruth picked as the winner for the FREE slot at our upcoming Direct Sales JUMP Start telecourse:

"In the short time I have been coaching with Ruth, my amount of bookings has literally more than doubled! I was doing 3-4 parties a month, and now I have 8 parties a month, thanks to Ruth's coaching tips. She taught me how to get guests thinking about booking a show right away using simple incentives. Her ideas created ways for the guests and hostess to encourage each other to book a show, which has made my job much easier, not to mention much more fun! I have seen drastic improvements in my business since coaching with Ruth, and I am looking forward to more growth to come!"

- Jackie Aicher

Congratulations Jackie! We can't wait to hear you live on the line THIS SUNDAY!

Direct Sales Recruiting: 3 Halloween Tips For More Treats, Not Tricks

Ann Vertel writes in today's blog post that if you look at kids that trick or treat, they don't get all worked up about which houses don't have their lights on. The direct sales correlation is that we as direct selling consultants shouldn't get worked up over the people that don't want to participate in or business - either by booking buying or recruiting. In essence, they've "turned off their house lights" and we shouldn't take it personally - just move on to the next house and collect our goodies elsewhere.

But as I thought more about the correlation to Halloween, there's even more you can cull from this:

1. Those parents at the curb.

On your first Halloween, a trusted adult probably walked the whole neighborhood with you, holding your hand, walking you right up to the door and showing you exactly how to say the magic words that opened the door to candy paradise. As we mature in our business and "get better at trick or treating", these parents and adults stand at the curb, so we don't look "uncool".

You've either been one or had one - a leader that guides you down the path, watches your actions, and helps you be the best you can be. On your first few attempts at working your business, they might have even held your hand and walked you straight up to the door - even did the knocking for you. They're not doing the work for us. But they've got their watchful eye on us, helping us along the path to the next door, giving us tips on how to make the next house even better than the last. Don't be ungrateful, but don't expect them to do the work for you. If you want the goodies - you've got to get the training (from your leaders) - then you've got to say the words to get them!

2. Those "Candy Grabbers"

Every Halloween has it's share of killjoys that run around the 'hood snatching the bags of little kids. Those bullies get their kicks takin' candy from babies and making mischief on Hallow's Eve. Do the other kids stop going from house to house? Naah. Do the homeowners stop passing out the goodies? Of course not!

Whether we want to admit it or not, there's a crowd of people in direct sales that gives the industry a bad name - but it doesn't mean that everyone is going to give up and go home. On the contrary. I know for myself that when I was confronted with a bully on Halloween night, I just went back and tried double hard to recover my losses. Now that I'm older and wiser, I know there are plenty more neighborhood to visit when searching for direct sales gold.

3. Sorting the Goodies from the Maple Buns

Oh how I hated the Maple Bun as a kid. We'd trade those things away as fast as we got them - if we could. We took notes each year about which houses had the best candy, and which ones weren't worth the trek up the long driveway for the tiny little maple bun they'd drop in your bag with a toothy grin. Mom would, of course, check out each wrapper to ensure safety and collect her obligatory fee for so doing.

As network marketers, we have to do our own sorting. Some "goodies" will be great additions to our team, and others will start out looking good, but you'll find the wrapper's not all there. And of course, you'll end up with a Maple Bun or two, but realize that the better you get at identifying the King Size candy from the Maple Buns, the easier the sorting becomes. The only way to get good is to keep practicing.

So this festive holiday, as you're standing at the curb with the little tykes, perhaps do some trick or treating of your own. I frequently pass out free samples to the moms as we're trekking the 'hood together. It allows us to strike up conversations while we shiver in the cold with our little trolls, princesses, and ninjas. Do they all book a party or join my team? Nope. And we all just keep moving on to the next house.

Don't forget, Our Direct Sales JUMP Start program starts SUNDAY! Shake a leg and get registered pronto:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And the winner is....

Ruth Fuersten and I held a contest for our subscribers and coaching clients to earn a free pass to our once-in-a-lifetime telecourse event.

The rules were simple. Send us a testimonial. We'd pick the best and the winner would get the entire $4000 coaching program FREE.

I picked my winner today: Judy Thompson.

Here's Judy's Testimonial:

"Before I started getting Lisa's power-packed newsletter, the best way to describe my business was just starting out, needing any and every bit of advice I could get! The BEST piece of advice Lisa gave me was the article about "5 secrets to book your calendar", hard to choose one, I have used them all!

Since I've started using the great advice Lisa's taught me I have built a team of 25 consultants in less than 5 months! Everyone looks at me as if I really know what I am talking about. When I give them the advice I have taken from the newsletters, I sound as if I have been doing this for years!

Lisa's training is perfect for people who are just starting out, like me, and for seasoned consultants who need a little boost in their business. THANK YOU LISA!!"

- Judy Thompson

Judy will receive full paid admission to the Direct Sales JUMP START program, and all the bonus materials at no cost.


There's still time for you to get on board with this amazing program. We're covering just about everything a consultant would need to give their business a power-packed BOOST for the Holiday Season - which is upon us now!

What are you waiting for? Get Direct Sales JUMP Start today!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Last day for 2-payment installment plan for Direct Sales JUMP Start

This is it, folks!

Today, Saturday the 25th, is the LAST day to sign up for your Direct Sales JUMP Start telecourse and take advantage of the 2 payment installment plan.

For 2 payments of $207, you can be a part of history in the making. This one-time only telecourse combines the best of Home Party Solution with the best of How to Book, Sell, and Recruit Your Way to Success!

So many of you have taken advantage of this option already, and we're humbled by how many of you are sharing your stories with us. One consltant wote in to tell me how much she wanted to be on these calls, but didn't have the money right now. When I told her about the 2 payment plan, she was so excited that she signed up right away.

I look at it this way. If you register today, by the time your second payment is due, you'll already have all the tools you need to add 9-12 successful shows to your calendar - and maybe more.

Plus with our 100% guarantee, you have absolutely nothing to lose.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today before you get busy with the kids and forget!
I promise you this course will never be repeated, and it won't be offered at a price this low again EVER.

Sign up for Direct Sales JUMP Start Today!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Countdown to Direct Sales JUMP Start Telecourse!

It doesn't get any better than this!

Ruth and I have been so busy getting ready for this telecourse that we almost forgot to touch bases with you to say a hearty THANK YOU for signing up for Direct Sales JUMP Start.

Remember that for the best results, you're going to want to be live on the line for every call. We're putting our blood, sweat and tears into this program to help you have the best, most profitable ans rewarding holiday season you've ever had with your direct sales company.

A lot of other coaches would charge triple for what we've offered in this program. But Ruth and I strongly believe that would be wrong.

First, we're already being well-compensated for our time. We're not here to be greedy. We TRULY want to help you be successful - and success is defined on your terms, not ours.

Second, the best revenge for a "slumping" economy is to be ridiculously successful! The more calles we have on the line, the better prepared you'll be for what could turn out to be the most amazing holiday season ever.

Research shows that during a "down economy" direct sales consultants have BETTER sales and recruiting results. More people are looking for extra income, part time work, and ways to save a little money. Our Direct Sales JUMP Start training will give you the tools you need to take FULL advantage of this exciting opportunity!

Lastly, we know that once you get to know us and our caching style, you'll be hooked! You'll learn so much great, quality information, that you'll be telling your team mates, leaders and friends in the business about us - and that's the REAL reason we've priced this so dang low! We're rewarding YOU for investing in yourself and taking advantage of boosting your business NOW - instead of when the holidays are over.

Face it! Most consultants will hobble through the holidays and plan to get a "fresh start" in January. But by then, you'll be well on your way to achieving even MORE in your party plan business. You'll have an amazing head start on all those consultants that are "regrouping" in the new year.

So be as excited as we are! This is an amazing one-time-only telecourse that you won't want to miss a SECOND of. And if you have friends in the biz, let them know that there's still time to take advantage of the 2-pay installment option. It expires Saturday, so they need to get move on! We only have a handful of spots left for the call - and when we sell out, that's it!

If you can't make it to the all the live calls, don't panic. We'll have the recordings posted at the download page the day following each call.

One last reminder: You've invested in yourselves to make this the best possible holiday season ever. Please take advantage of this opportunity by participating. You can post to our blog we've set up here just for this program.

If you have questions, we'll be glad to answer them here for everyone to get maximum benefit!

Have a great day! We can't wait to hear you on the line on November 2!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"I have all the shows I want for the next 6 weeks!"

"Wow Ruth! I tried that idea you gave me and I booked 10 shows since the last time we talked. I have all the shows I want for the next 6 weeks!"

That's what a coaching client told me just a couple of hours ago. How would you like all the parties you want in your business? Maybe you want people lining up to take your recruiting information. Maybe you want higher sales.

All this information, plus tons of relevant step-by-step details, will be available to you at Direct Sale Jump Start - a tele-seminar - brought to you by me and the incredibly great Lisa Young. Lisa is THE go-to person for building your business online.

How would you like $4000 worth of products and information that will absolutely Jump Start your business at a fraction of its value? If you do head over to

What's it worth to you to not only know the best methods for building your direct sales business today, but to understand how to incorporate them into your business right now? $1000? $3000? More?

This is so exciting - so pertinent to today - that even owners of companies have signed up for this tele-seminar. If they think it's invaluable what are you waiting for?

Did you know if you signed up for my one-on-one coaching for 6 weeks it would cost you $300? Did you know Lisa's 3 hour seminars start at $500? You're going to be getting the best of our best plus scads of bonuses. We figured if you bought everything individually it would cost you $4000. The price of the seminar is a fraction of that cost! So hop on over to to sign up right now. We'll even let you make 2 easy payments which makes it even easier for you. But hurry! This offer ends this Friday, October 25th.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The End of an Era

Well, Early Bird pricing has ended for our new Direct Sales Jump Start training telecourse. Ruth and I are just flabbergasted at the number of people that jumped at the chance (no pun intended), to take advantage of the $100 savings we offered to get in ahead of the pack.

And as a special, unadvertised bonus, each early bird registrant will receive a copy of my latest special edition training course on building a re-order business. This one-time only call was an astounding hit for my live callers - we even jammed the lines - I had difficulty getting on the call!

So congrats to all of you that got in early - it pays to get in line first.

But to not despair. If you missed early bird, there's still time to take advantage of our special 2-pay installment plan. You'll get all of the advertised bonuses - over $4000 in value for two payments of $207. That's less than 10% of the total value of this package!

Frankly, it seems crazy why anyone would pass up this offer. And by paying in full now, you can get free shipping, too.

Our clients have been telling us they wanted a one-stop program that covered everything: booking, recruiting, leadership, sales, team building, internet marketing and more. I've not found anything this comprehensive anywhere else on the market - and certainly not at this price. You could take the profits from two average shows and pay the entire investment of this program - in fact, that's why we set up the installment payments.

By the end of the telecourse, you should be able to add another 9-12 shows on your calendar - and we give you the tools to be successful at it.

Stop waiting, and start building your business big!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Last day for Early Bird Special!

Okay, I promise this is the last reminder...

This is the LAST day for the Early Bird registration for Direct Sales JUMP Start, featuring yours truly and Ruth Fuersten.

I can't imagine why so many people wait until the last minute - we've had a bum's rush of registrations in the last 24 hours. And now we only have a handful of early bird slots left.

I'll be keeping track and posting updates throughout the day today on the web page:

But honestly, if you don't have your seat today, you're going to miss out on not ONLY the early bird special pricing (and yes, we have a payment plan), you're also going to miss out on the bonus recording of the teleclass I did on building a re-order business on Tuesday!

We PACKED the lines on that call. I had a hard time dialing in! This is a great bit of bonus material that makes the JUMP Start telecourse even MORE comprehensive.

I promise you, this is one telecourse you don't want to miss. Bookings, recruiting, upsells, cross-sells, full service checkout, online and offline marketing and more. It's the most comprehensive program I've seen - EVER - and at this price, I understand why people are flocking to the site to reserve their seat.

Don't miss out. Regular pricing goes into effect at MIDNIGHT tonight (Eastern Time) - OR when all our early bird slots are full - which could be any time to day at the rate these seats are going.

If you have any questions or need more info, please please please drop me an email. I'll be glad to answer any questions to help you make an educated decision.

Trust me, with the money back guarantee, you can't lose on this class!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Can you be successful in a down economy?

Ruth Fuersten says yes.

Here's Ruth's blog post that shares what she did when even the local restaurants were begging for business - yet she managed to sell $200+ collections like hotcakes.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Re-order Business Isn't just for consumable products


I wanted to drop a reminder so you don't kick yourself for missing it. If you want thousands of dollars in free bonus materials at a great early bird price, you need to register now for the Direct Sales JUMP Start telecourse with me and Ruth Fuersten that starts in November.

We've only reserved 100 early bird slots and I don't want you to miss out! When they're gone...

Plus to sweeten the pot a little, I'm offering ALL the early bird registrants free access to the re-order call I did on Tuesday. We jammed the lines, and I talked for over an HOUR about things you can do to build a strong re-order business in an easy to follow manner - even if you don't have a "consumable" product. The emails and comments I've gotten about this call tell me it's FULL of useful info - one caller said she could easily make another $1000 with what she learned.

So I'm going to take it and have it professionally edited and put on CD just for you.

I'm ONLY making this call available to early bird registrants, so you have to reserve your seat before they're all gone!

With this added bonus, early bird registrants will get over $2,400 in free bonus materials to go with this course. Early bird registration ends when we hit 100 registrations, or on October 17, whichever comes first!

If you've been thinking hard about starting or re-starting your business for the holidays, Ruth and I are taking you, step-by-step through the best of BOTH of our programs. There's nothing more comprehensive on the market right now, and I promise you it'll never be offered at this low price again - EVER!

Did I forget to mention we even have a payment plan available if cash flow's a little tight right now? Don't wait another minute - if you're like me, you'll probably forget and then smack yourself silly later. Register now for this amazing teleclass series at the early bird discount!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Direct Sales Tip: 4 'Tiger Tips' To Build Your Home Party Power

As a direct sales coach, I often post my articles to my 'Real Life Marketing' blog. This week, I posted about party plan coach Deb Bixler's quote about "showing your teeth" in your Direct Sales business.

Home party consultants are always looking for tips to grow their business. Deb is a great direct sales business coach. Anyone that can retire from corporate America in 9 months with their home party business is doing many things right. Bookings, sales and recruits haveto be rolling in consistently, and Deb's a pro. In fact, many of the business building ideas we're teaching you in our one-time-only Direct Sales JUMP Start: Home Party Training For the REAL Word telecourse are the exact methods Deb uses to build her business online and off.

But I believe Deb is only sharing part of the picture of developing power in your home party business. I take her idea litle farther, and talk about even more ways you can be a TIGER in your home party plan business.

Home party consultants looking to build their book of business can get great advice from Direct Sales JUMP Start. Everything you need for getting started (or re-started) to leadership, including bookings, recruiting, sales and customer care is in this telecourse. Plus we include weekly challenges to take your home party business to even greater heights!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Direct Sales Training Gets a 'Jump Start'

When Home Party coaches Ruth Fuersten and Lisa Young met this past May, they never dreamed that their synergy would propel them into a joint venture some are calling "electrifying".

"I started as Ruth's home party coaching client, and we found we had so much in common, that I invited her to join me on my calls for my Party Pro MasterMind group. That call was one of the most talked about calls I've had all year. The call lasted over an hour and a half!" Young said.

They knew they struck gold when callers emailed afterward asking for more information. "So many consultants emailed us, we figured we had to do something in response."

That "something" is Direct Sales JUMP Start: Home Party Training for the REAL World. Home Party Consultants from any company are invited to join Ruth and Lisa on a live, 6-week telecourse packed with tips to boost their direct sales business.

The home party consultant coaching calls begin Sunday, November 2 and are every Sunday night at 8pm Eastern through December 7. The classes were strategically planned to coincide with the busiest season for Direct Selling Companies. According to the Direct Selling Association, over half of the sales for the entire industry are conducted during the Holiday Season.

"We wanted to prove that even in a 'down' economy, home party consultants can have higher sales, more bookings at their parties and quality recruit leads. The Holiday Season is the perfect time to take advantage of all the opportunities home party consultants have to book, sell and recruit. Direct Sales JUMP Start makes it even easier." Young said.

With a weekly challenge assignment designed to stretch consultants to new heights, this telecourse is not for the consultant that sees her home party business as a "hobby". These six weeks are designed to help a consultant serious about growing her home party business into a full-time income stream. Ultimately, the program outlines methods to add 9-12 shows to a consultant's calender dring the 6 week period, as well as poise the direct sales consultant for a move into leadership.

Fuersten and Young have over 20 years of combined experience in the Home Party Industry. Fuersten promoted to ledership in less than 90 days, with a high show of nearly $6,000. Young continues to lead sales teams in several Home Party companies, and authored the ground-breaking book, Home Party Solution, a step-by-step program for taking your Home Party Business to new heights using the power of the Internet.

Direct Sales JUMP Start, is a blend of both online and offline marketing techniques, word choices, scripts and tools for home paty consultants serious about treating their business like a real business.

For more details, visit

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Direct Sales Jump Start: Home Party Training For The REAL World

Is your home party business in the dumps right now? You're not alone. Many of our coaching clients are expressing concern about bookings and sales being lower this year than last year.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Home paty plan company consultants take note:

Direct Sales JUMP START: Home Party Training for the REAL World is a 6-week telecourse featuring America's Number One Direct Sales Teacher, Ruth Fuersten, and Lisa Young, Author of the groundbreaking book, Home Party Solution. Both women are working in tandem to create a product that targets the Home Party Plan Consultant.

Starting November 2 at 8pm Eastern, this direct sales telecourse features training in all areas of business development for your home party business. The calls are every Sunday through December 7.

Each call in the home party training series will focus on a specific element of running a successful home party business. While the call is open to any type of network marketing/mlm company, Ruth and Lisa have decades of experience specifically with the Home Party community.

To learn more or register for the telecourse, visit