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Mike Dillard's Better Networker Review

Better Networker MLM Social Media Portal Review

The Better Networker Website is an MLM Social Media Portal that appears to have been registered in October 2007. This Website is owned by Magnetic Sponsoring, LLC which is one of Mike Dillard’s companies.. This website is an interactive, forum based website which centers itself on offering free advice regarding how to succeed in Network Marketing and also covers Home Business Success, Internet Marketing and Web 2.0 topics as well. As of the time of this writing this website was getting about 54,000 unique visitors per month, which definitely makes it a high traffic portal site.

The Better Networker Website starts off with a Free Articles section. I must honestly say that the topics covered are a lot Broader than just Network Marketing. Just in the first page alone I saw a post on Mastering Automated Follow-ups. Another post mentioned that it wasn’t smart to work for someone else. Then the next one covered 5 tips for getting Website Traffic Fast using 5 quick tips. Another post covered saving money on standard office supplies. So you can see there are a broad range of topics in the article section.


Dad Reportedly Causes Brain Damage In Child By Withholding Doctor Care For Alternative Mannatech Products

Dad can't appeal hospital delay sentence | General | National News | thedaily.com.au

An alternative medicine devotee jailed for causing his sick daughter brain damage when he failed to take her to hospital has been refused leave to appeal his sentence.

The father - who cannot be named - was sentenced to a maximum term of three years' jail in the Brisbane District Court in December after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to his 11-year-old daughter.

He was ordered to serve a minimum of six months behind bars for failing to seek treatment for the gravely ill girl in September 2006.

During the original hearing, the court was told the girl had been suffering from a heart infection for two weeks before her father finally took her to Toowoomba Base Hospital.

Her temperature was 42 degrees celsius, she had been hallucinating and was weak, pale and could no longer walk.

The court was told her mouth was peeling, black and clogged from Mannatech - an alternative medicine - which her father had been giving her in extremely high doses.

The doctor who finally examined the 11-year-old said in a report the girl was as "sick as the sickest person I've ever seen in 35 years".

The girl now uses a wheelchair, has reduced vision and severe, ongoing cognitive and fine motor skills.


Mannatech Chief Science Officer Appointed to Nutrition Advisory Council

Mannatech Chief Science Officer Appointed Vice Chair of Council for Responsible Nutrition's Senior Scientific Advisory Council - MarketWatch

COPPELL, Texas, Apr 14, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mannatech, Incorporated (MTEX:
mannatech inc com) recently announced, Robert Sinnott, M.N.S., Ph.D., its chief science officer and senior vice president, has been selected as the vice chairman of the Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC) for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The SSAC is made up of the highest ranking scientific officers of member companies who have volunteered to advise the CRN staff and the association's board of directors on major scientific issues.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Sinnott serve as vice chair of this strategic scientific advisory board," said Mark LeDoux, chairman, CRN board of directors. "He is a strong advocate for outcome-based nutritional analysis and will be a great leader for our association, as we try to bridge the gap between the scientific and business minds in the health and wellness industry."


Herbalife Beckham Growth Bump Seems Over - Volume Down

Herbalife Ltd (NYSE:HLF) - Unfavourable currency impact is likely to impact revenue growth. | ResearchOracle.com

Herbalife’s top operating regions ceased to perform well in 4Q 08, primarily due to unfavorable currency impact and decline in volumes. However, going forward, Management expects to focus on volume growth in top markets. Sales growth in Herbalife’s largest market; the US, is expected to be driven by the continued expansion of the Nutrition Club concept and Weight Loss challenge. The Nutrition Club selling concept proved to be beneficial as the company launched a low calorie meal option, selling at US$2, which proved to be popular with consumers seeking a healthier and lower cost alternative to most fast food options. In Mexico, Value Added Tax (VAT) is expected to negatively impact volume growth, as the Mexican government has implemented 15% VAT during August 2008 on certain products, which is likely to impact the import and resale of some of Herbalife’s products.


Tupperware Designs Products To Fit India Lifestyle and Culture

Made For India

Tupperware India started operations in India with products selected from its existing international portfolio. Within a few years, though, it had begun modifying products to appeal to Indian consumers and soon began designing specifically for the local market. The spice box is a classic example. Using existing modular containers, Tupperware created an ergonomically sound, rectangular spice box. It was a neat, space-saving design — and it bombed. The traditional spice box in India is made of metal and is round, with round containers inside. Feedback from the sales force revealed that consumers would accept a plastic alternative, but not an altered shape. Tupperware now sells a round version designed and manufactured in India.

Even the serving spoons in India are custom-made, points out Anshu Bagai, head of marketing for Tupperware India. “The shapes are very different from what is sold in other markets,” he says. “Indians have specific designs for serving rice, gravies and dry dishes.”

Tupperware India hasn’t just introduced new products in India, it has also added new materials. Typically, the company manufactures containers in polypropylene, a cloudy plastic. Given Indian consumer preferences, it has now introduced dinner sets in melamine and upgraded its factory to manufacture polycarbonate, a clear plastic. “Every market is different, but we find customization has to be of a higher degree in India,” Bagai says.


Tastefully Simple Announces New Associates

BerksMontNews.com

The following local residents have become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products.

· Rebecca Rimby of Birdsboro at beckyrimby@gmail.com

· Shawn Shuler of Fleetwood at shawnshuler@verizon.net

· Deborah Homan of Leesport at deb_thevilla@yahoo.com

· Consuelo Taveras of Temple at contav@aol.com
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· Justine Lefkowith of Wyomissing at TSbyJustine@hotmail.com

As consultants, they offer the company's gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties.

Guests receive samples, easy meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions.

"The Tastefully Simple opportunity is designed to be life friendly," said Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple Inc. founder and CEO.


Primerica Offers Tips To Curb Spending

Primerica Presents Three Ways to Curb Spending - PR.com

Primerica, a financial services industry leader, believes one of the first steps toward getting on track for a bright financial future is to create better spending and saving habits. To help clients get into the mindset of making better money choices, Primerica presents three easy ways to curb spending.

Duluth, GA, April 15, 2009 --(PR.com)-- In today’s economy, many families are worried about layoffs, foreclosures and mounting debt. They’re looking for ways to cut costs, save more and make smarter money choices for their future.

Primerica, a financial services industry leader, believes one of the first steps toward getting on track for a bright financial future is to create better spending and saving habits. To help clients get into the mindset of making better money choices, Primerica presents three easy ways to curb spending.

Track purchases. Little purchases made every day can add up to big money at the end of the month. Clients are encouraged to keep track of expenditures by either writing them down in a notebook or purchasing budgeting software. Families might be surprised at just how much they didn’t realize they were spending.
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YTB Travel Hires New Co - CEO

YTB Announces Appointment of Bob Van Patten as Co-CEO

Wood River, Ill., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YTB International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: YTBLA) ("YTB" or the "Company"), a provider of Internet-based travel booking services for travel agencies and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada, today announced the appointment of Robert M. Van Patten, age 63, as Co-CEO of the Company to serve in a consulting capacity. The position of Co-CEO was approved by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors at a meeting held April 6, 2009 and Mr. Van Patten accepted the appointment. Van Patten will serve alongside YTB's current CEO, Scott Tomer.

Van Patten brings over 25 years of senior management experience to this position and will focus on the administrative, accounting and corporate governance issues of the business. Van Patten had previously been President of IMC Agribusiness, an $800 million dollar division of IMC Global, a NYSE listed Company. Previously, IMC Agribusiness was a private Company from 1985 to 1991 and then went public as the Vigoro Corporation. The Company was sold to IMC Global in 1996 and renamed at that time.

Scott Tomer, Co-CEO of YTB International, Inc. commented on Van Patten's appointment, stating, "We are very happy to welcome Bob Van Patten to the YTB family. Bob's presence will allow Lloyd Tomer, our Chairman, and me to spend more of our efforts building the sales force, increasing revenue and thus improving the overall profitability of the Company. In addition, we anticipate that his significant public company experience will be very valuable to us as we embark on this new growth initiative."

Van Patten commented on his appointment, stating, "I am very excited about this opportunity, and look forward to continuing to build this amazing company. I have experienced the growing pains of a start-up company such as YTB first hand, and have also gone through the transition from a private company to a public company. I hope that my experience can help to guide YTB to the next level of success."

Mr. Van Patten currently resides in Edwardsville, Illinois and is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


Amway Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Amway celebrates 50th anniversary with private concerts: Wynton Marsalis, LeAnn Rimes and Sting - Grand Rapids News - The Latest News, Blogs, Photos & Videos – MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS -- Grammy winners Sting, Wynton Marsalis and LeAnn Rimes are scheduled to perform in Grand Rapids in May. But unless you and your friends are selling a lot of cosmetics, vitamins or soap for Amway Global, you probably won't be able to get a ticket.

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Ada Township-based multilevel marketing giant is bringing the acts for private shows to entertain about 1,400 of its top-level executives and distributors beginning May 20.

Marsalis, a jazz trumpeter and composer, will perform a private concert May 21 at DeVos Performance Hall, followed by a fireworks display over the Grand River.

Rimes will headline "Country Evening" for celebration attendees May 22 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

A private May 24 show by Sting, lead singer of The Police, at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park amphitheater caps the events.

All three have performed during the past couple of years in Grand Rapids.

Last May, Rimes played two nights with Kenny Chesney in Van Andel Arena. The same month, Sting appeared as part of The Police tour. Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed in DeVos Hall in June 2007.

The action doesn't stop in Grand Rapids.

On May 28, an even larger group of Amway distributors and executives are invited to a private Elton John concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


Amway India Updates Customer Access

Amway India to improve customer access

With an aim to achieve the sales turn over of Rs. 2,500 crore by the calendar year 2010, Amway India Enterprises Pvt Ltd, a major direct selling FMCG Company in the country, has determined to focus on improving the customer access across the country.

As part of this, the company will sell select Amway products in Gyms, Beauty Spas and salons, through Amway distributors. Moreover, the company will also set up ‘experience centres’ at certain Amway offices in the country.

Speaking to Business Standard, Achinta Banerjie, Vice President, Amway India (West), said, “we have set a target of a 25 per cent growth for the current financial year 2009 (January to December) and will focus on improving consumer access in 2009. The first step has already been taken with the launch of the new-look Amway website, amway.in, which has redefined e-commerce in direct selling. Consumers, who did not have access to Amway products hitherto, can order Amway products with the click of a button. Select Amway products will be available in Gyms, Beauty Spas and salons, where Amway distributors will supply products to these outlets.”






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