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Scott Allen
Works at Momentum Factor
Attended University of Texas
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St. Patty's Day may be over, but you could still win this awesome green Fender acoustic.
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Maybe when climate change starts affecting our daily lives a bit more directly, we'll finally wise up and take action at the level that's needed.
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I want a new phone and tablet, don't you?
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Normally, given a choice between a lollipop and a Kit Kat, I'd go with the Kit Kat, but in this case, I see your point.  :-)
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Can't wait to read +sharon drew Morgen's new book. In social media, we usually spend so much of our time and energy focused on what we say that we forget that communications is a 2-way street, and listening well is every bit as important as speaking well. There's more to it than just "active listening", and this book promises to address it.

http://didihearyou.com/
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This Adrian Peterson thing really ticks me off. I mean, if we can't hit our kids, what's next? A society gradually becoming less violent as we learn more and more about child development and human psychology?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/15/opinion/robbins-spanking-adrian-peterson-case/index.html
Mel Robbins says the only person you can legally hit in the United States is a child. That's wrong.
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Next the NFL will host a flag football league! 
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Not that they ever actually would (right...), but the court says they can...
Yelp adamantly denies giving its paying clients more favorable reviews, but even if such allegations could be proved, said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Yelp is entitled to set a price for its ads - and the businesses reviewed have no legal right to a high rating. The court upheld a federal judge's dismissal of a proposed class-action damage suit by small-business owners who claimed Yelp's sales representatives told t...
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Perhaps some of the most compelling argument in favor of direct selling comes from Ackman's failure to make a compelling case yesterday. A couple of great quotes about direct selling...

Steve Forbes:  "Certain kinds of businesses, most people don't succeed in terms of sales. Sales is a very hard thing to do, and 9 out of 10 of us aren't very good at it, don't have the stamina for it, and Herbalife's an example of it, but that does not mean that it's a fraud."

Kevin Thompson:  "One point that needs to be made is that the attrition rate often times gets quoted about Herbalife, that people join and they quit. You've got two things working against Herbalife: number one, weight loss programs in general...Jenny Craig I think has a 93% attrition rate. So that's sort of natural with their product category. Number two, just start-up companies in general have a high failure rate. So what Herbalife does is they try to have all these consumer protections in place to protect people if they change their mind and want to sell back inventory [as most direct selling companies now do]."

#MLM #DirectSelling #NetworkMarketing
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I did NOT know this, did you? ‪#‎LearnSomethingNewEveryDay‬

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Phenomenal collection of online marketing advice for a small business.
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Hey man, how are ya? Have not seen you on G+ in a long time!
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#Nature is truly awesome. We throw that word around lightly, but in this case, it's actually appropriate.
Fifty years ago, the US adopted the Wilderness Act, which has since protected over 109 million acres of American wilderness. To celebrate this milestone, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has revealed a photo exhibit entitled “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places.” The exhibit is comprised of photographs selected by judges […]
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+Art Jonak makes his case for #directselling  instead of #networkmarketing  or #multilevelmarketing .  I'll add that "direct selling" also helps put the focus on customers buying product, not on recruiting. Great products that meet a real need -- that's the foundation of a great direct selling company.

http://www.mastermindevent.com/blog/directselling/
In this episode, live from Marrakesh, Art Jonak shares when it's better to use the words
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Author, speaker, consultant, writer
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  • Momentum Factor
    Director, Client Solutions, 2012 - present
    Momentum Factor is a digital marketing firm exclusively serving the direct selling industry. I oversee the delivery of our search services (SEO, SEM, PPC, reputation management), email marketing, compliance monitoring, and more.
  • NFN8 Media
    Author, speaker, consultant, writer, present
  • PSI Seminars
    Web Strategist, 2011 - 2011
  • About.com
    Entrepreneurs Guide, 2002 - 2009
  • Mongoose Technology
    VP, Product Management, 2001 - 2002
  • Viador
    Practice Manager, Professional Services, 2000 - 2001
  • Platinum Technology
    Product Specialist, Application Lifecycle Management, 1999 - 2000
  • Harte-Hanks
    Senior Data Architect, 1998 - 1999
  • OneCoach
    VP, Marketing, 2010 - 2011
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Social media is my middle name. I wrote a couple of books about it, before it was even called social media.
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Social media is my middle name. I wrote a couple of books about it. I love helping entrepreneurs.
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Wrote the first book (The Virtual Handshake, 2005) on the business use of what we now call social media. One of the first few hundred users of LinkedIn.
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  • University of Texas
  • Rice University
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I've worked with New Standard IRA for years, and never had a problem getting paid. Then again, I always delivered what I promised. "Effective" is up to the customer to decide. Seems the only bad review here is from a guy who a) didn't satisfy his customer, and b) works for American IRA Counsel (which seems to be a low-grade competitor). Seems like a conflict of interest.
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