Amway IBO support company Network 21 has officially launched a public podcast at http://www.n21cast.com. A brief “intro” podcast was posted last month, but this week has seen the first “real” podcast, featuring an interview with Network TwentyOne founder, US Founders Crown Ambassador Jim Dornan. The podcasts can be listened to directly, or downloaded from the site or itunes (search for n21guy).
What I find most fascinating about this step is that the podcast is public. Numerous IBO organisations, including N21, had various online facilities for their IBOs, but little that is available for the prospect or other interested party surfing the ‘net to get a feel for life behind the scenes of a large Amway organisation. German Founders Crown Ambassadors Dr Peter & Eva Müller-Meerkatz have led the way with their regularly updated personal blog, www.peterundevamm.com, this N21 podcast site takes an innovative new approach. While both sites are obviously targeted to an IBO audience, I think it’s great that leaders are getting more and more proactive with getting a real, positive perspective on Amway on the ‘net for the googling public.
Have a listen and tell me what you think.
One of my favourite commentators on the Network Marketing industry is Len Clements of MarketWave Inc. Len has been very much at the forefront of defending the industry against anti-mlm zealots like Robert FitzPatrick and Jon Taylor. He unfortunately has had a tendency to repeat some of the unfair generalizations about Amway that are based on the behaviours of some Amway affiliated groups, but his work in promoting a professional view of Network Marketing and debunking myths is in my opinion without peer.
This week Len has launched a podcast, an online radio show, where you can hear Len talk about various industry issues. In this first episode he talks about some controversies surrounding NWM companies Zrii and YTB Travel and the “bias” against NWM that companies like Verizon, PayPal, and eBay have in their terms of service. His segment on the challenges currently being faced by YTB Travel is an excellent coverage of the legal status of multi-level marketing and what makes something a potential pyramid or not. Len is of the the opinion that YTB Travel setup may cross the line, and I’m afraid I have to agree with him.
I heartily recommend you give his Inside Network Marketing podcast a listen. It’s about 1h15m long, but that’s the great thing about a podcast – you can pause it and continue listening whenever you want!