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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: AMACOM (March 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814432077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814432075
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Direct selling is booming. It’s no surprise when you consider the benefits of launching a direct selling business—low start-up costs, strong earning potential, and a flexible work schedule. Currently an estimated 15.6 million people are involved in direct selling in the U.S. alone—and more than 100 million worldwide.

Mary Christensen has empowered and equipped thousands of direct sellers to succeed, and in her newest book, Be a Direct Selling Superstar, she delivers an all-encompassing guide to building, leading, and managing a profitable direct sales organization. Readers will learn how to:

• Set goals

• Eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors

• Market their products and business opportunity effectively

• Communicate persuasively

• Build a committed network of sellers

• Be an influential leader

• Create a clear roadmap for others to follow

• Inspire and lead a wide range of personalities

• Maintain work-life balance

• Manage their time and their money wisely

For corporate refugees, ambitious entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, and anyone else looking for a new source of income—this inspiring master plan explains step by step how to achieve long-term success in direct selling.

From the Back Cover

“Rarely does a book provide insight into both the rich tradition and the bright future of direct selling. Mary nailed it! Every person interested in entrepreneurial success should read this book.”

— Heidi and Orville Thompson, owners, Scentsy, Inc.

Direct selling is a booming $30 billion business. With its lure of flexible hours, low start-up costs, and the potential for high earnings, more than 15 million people in the United States and 100 million worldwide have signed on to sell every­thing from cosmetics to candles to nutritional supplements. But only a small fraction will realize their professional and financial goals. You can be one of them.

Industry superstar and bestselling author Mary Christensen has helped thousands of people sidestep the pitfalls and launch themselves successfully in the world of direct selling. Now, she can help you master the challenges of the far more lucrative and ambitious arena of enterprise building.

Be a Direct Selling Superstar explains how to select and guide a team of committed people who are motivated to achieve their financial dreams—and yours as well. This step-by-step crash course covers every key personal, business, and leadership skill you’ll need to succeed, including how to:

Set high, yet reachable goals

• Eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors

• Market your products and business opportunity effectively

• Communicate persuasively

• Recruit a network of serious sellers

• Be an influential leader

• Create a clear roadmap for others to follow

• Inspire and lead a wide range of personalities

• Maintain work–life balance

• Manage your time and your money wisely

Whether you feel stuck in your job and are looking for fresh, rewarding opportunities . . . or you’re searching for fast, fun ways to help cover the bills and pay for extras for the kids . . . or you’re craving the independence and flexibility of entrepreneurship without the huge financial risks . . . or you’re ready to make the leap from direct selling to building a sustainable, more profitable direct selling busi­ness —this is the one book that makes sure you get each step right.

Mary Christensen is one of the most sought-after speakers on the direct selling circuit and the author of Be a Network Marketing Superstar, Be a Recruiting Superstar, and Be a Party Plan Superstar. She lives in Monterey, California.


More About the Author

Mary Christensen (Monterey, California) has the credibility of success in every area of direct selling. She left teaching to start a party plan business and soon after founded her own business and sponsored over 1000 in her first year.

The world's #1 speaker to the direct selling industry, Mary makes over 200 presentations a year.

Visit www.marychristensen.com to view a live clip of Mary speaking or to sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter for inspiration and ideas on how to grow your business.

Mary has led two direct sales corporations, is former President of the Direct Selling Association (NZ), and cofounder www.DirectSellingWomenSpeakers.com a website that lists the most sought-after women speakers in direct selling today.

Her best selling books for direct sellers are:
* Be A Network Marketing Superstar
* Be A Recruiting Superstar
* Be A Party Plan Superstar
* Make your First Million In Network Marketing

Customer Reviews

Great ideas and very motivating!
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I love it so much I bought this book not only for myself but for some of my team members, who also love it.
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I HIGHLY recommend this book if you are serious about your Direct Sales career!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rose Brunette on April 1, 2013
Format: Paperback
I think Mary has out done yourself with this book.
I was hesitate to get this book since I already have her other books because I was unsure the difference of Be A Network Marketing Superstar and Be A Direct Selling Superstar but believe it or not there is a big difference in the two books
You must also check out her audio workshop CD's . I really enjoy listening to the person vs reading myself.
I am so glad that she will be a speaker at our convention again since she is such a wonderful speaker/ presenter and her and her husband are wonderful in person.
This book is exactly what I needed to get my business back on track to achieve my goals and to help me improve with working with the different personality types and to get my team to the top.
Rose
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By FamilyOf4 on March 18, 2013
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Mary Christensen does NOT disappoint in her well-written words to help in your Direct Sales business. Such a SMALL investment for priceless words of wisdom from someone who has made it to the top. Now she's helping all of us do the same! You will NOT regret this purchase!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JaneneB on April 1, 2013
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Once again - Mary is BRILLIANT with her writing! Easy to understand and then take that information and formulate a personal plan of action! This book is a must have for someone building a business and setting their goals for success high! When I picked up Be a Direct Selling Superstar - I literally could not put it down until I was at the back cover! The wheels are turning in my head as I think about how I will apply what I have learned to my business , both immediately and in the months ahead! Thanks, Mary for sharing your wisdom!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel B. Beaulieu on April 16, 2014
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Extremely useful for all types of sales
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book. I thought it was going to be about business to business selling but instead quickly found out that it was of course about selling products to consumers thought networking as well as direct sales. But there was something about this book that was so engaging that I decided to keep flipping the pages; and I was glad I did.
This book is literally a primer for good sales methods, techniques and habits that are completely pertinent and useful to all of us in sales, heck to all of us in s professional business career.
The book is chock full of great advice on a number of subjects from networking to the disciplines needed for making and keeping your own schedule.
I have to say that just about all of the advice I found here can be applied to sales people both direct and reps who are out here in their own territories, on their own.
The chapter called Turn your shining stars into super stars is in itself worth the price of this book:
From that chapter here are the: Eight steps to keeping your leadership program focused and simple
1. Start developing every new aspiring leader by conducting a one-on-one Moving Up interview that establishes goals.
2. Schedule regular leadership training to drive momentum.
3. Allocate the last week of each month to review the month and finalize planning from next month.
4. Leadership training doesn’t have to be complicated.
5. Training is worthless if it’s not followed by action.
6. Commitment and accountability are the keys to leadership.
7. Although you’ll make yourself as available and accessible as possible, the purpose of your leadership program is to develop independently functioning leaders.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MommaMinton on April 1, 2013
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Love Mary Christensen's insight and training! And Be a Direct Selling Superstar is no exception. Excellent read for anyone looking to grow as a leader with their company.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kim M on April 1, 2013
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Mary's books are always awesome but this one is fantastic for Direct Sales Leaders!! She tells you how and what to do to achieve your goals with your business. I'm finding this book so valuable and it's opening up so many ideas for me I can't write them down fast enough! Thanks for another amazing book Mary!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bob Dillard on December 23, 2013
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Not all I was looking for as a selling book. It's more motivation and recruiting than actual sells techniques, still a good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Tullier on May 14, 2013
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This book was very light reading but also very insightful. It had an interesting perspective on the direct selling business that helped me to overcome the sales fear.
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