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It’s our goal to provide you with as much value as possible for the time and money you invest. The proof of the value lies in the long trail of satisfied attendees, from big and small companies. There’s no greater honor for us than to receive kind words from a happy attendee.
Thank you for the Direct Selling Edge. It was fantastic. I learned so much and every speaker was first class. If fact, the entire event was definitely one of the best learning conferences I’ve ever attended (and I’ve attended many!). You had the perfect flow. The right amount of time per speaker, enough breaks, great start and end times. I was actually able to absorb everything vs. getting overwhelmed. The access to the experts each day and for the panel discussion was icing on the cake. I can’t thank you enough for the education, the new friends I met and all the generosity and expertise in that room. Thank you Jay and your team. Highly, highly recommend this conference!
What a great group of speakers! Jay Leisner is a great teacher and has a strong, experienced perspective on Direct Sales. I learned a lot from Kevin Grimes and Jeff Jordan that I needed to learn. Scott Burnett and Troy Dooly were very inspiring and personable. Donna Marie Serritella was a perfect afternoon speaker to keep us engaged and interested. I also enjoyed the experience to be able to ask everyone questions afterwards. Thank you!
Within the first 10 minutes, you know you're in the right place, because you're already learning. Extremely informative, walking away with a wealth of information, more questions, but a fuller understanding of how to achieve goals with the help of the knowledgeable and honest consultants/industry experts.
I was amazed at the information. I thought it was going to be a broad stroke event to get you with different vendors. I was very surprised to see all of the targetted topics, how in depth they went into discussing very important issues, for anyone whose considering getting into the MLM business as a startup company. It's one of the best conferences that I have ever been to.
Great job at this event. You all have provided excellent information for startup companies. You all gave a good overview in your areas of expertise and I would recommend this conference to anyone looking to start a direct sales company. For those of us who have been in the industry like me, this was an excellent refresher course. Reinforcing the basics is always helpful and critical to new companies. You covered what people need to know to start their companies.
Ray Grimm, Jr.
Very professional, very informative, and classy (no sales pressure, thank you!). Totally worth not just the conference fee but also my flight, hotel, etc. costs. Very glad I decided to invest my time and money in this very educational two days. I am in the very beginning stages of starting my MLM business and 90% of what was presented was relevant and valuable to me.
We have been in business for a few years. This conference is a must not just for startups. The quality and knowledge of this conference's speakers are simply amazing. It blew my expectations! I loved it so much and it is so informative that next time I'm planning to send my CFO, my Executive Assistant, and my Customer Service Manager. Everyone will learn so much. It will be totally worth it for us.
As a low profit LLC, we were looking to find a way to expand our charitable purpose by permitting individuals to take on selling our products from home, at markets, or other online outlets. The conference gave us the tools and resources to determine the baseline for earnings for individuals selling the products. We also found the social media training to be extremely useful as we are a local brick and mortar and spreading the word is key. Thank you.
Attending the DS Edge was different from any other MLM conference I had been to before. I've been to other conferences where they try to sell you services. They give you information, but the difference with this one was we actually left with actual steps, tasks we can take, things we can get done to make sure we are successful, so I highly recommend it. It was a great use of time.
The price of this event is a bargain. I have paid thousands of dollars more to attend conferences that were less informative, less instructive, and less friendly. The information shared, the contacts gained, and the friendships formed with other people in the industry are priceless.
I came to this seminar deciding whether to launch my product through direct sales. After the two days, I feel very comfortable that I can do it and I now have excellent contacts to help me get it done. I was very happy with all the lectures and this seminar exceeded my expectations! I learned a lot and didn't feel "sold to." Thank you.
On behalf of my colleagues I wanted to express our sincere thanks for putting on a professional informative conference. I found the speakers, topics, and content as excellent resources for both first time MLM start up business owners and experienced MLM management teams. You put together an agenda showcasing one professional speaker after another completely in command of their subject matter. It is hard to accurately describe just how valuable this experience was for us. For every person considering a new MLM opportunity this conference is a must! For experienced MLM management teams like ours, attend and you will leave with increased awareness in critical areas of your business. This conference was a blessing. You exceeded our expectations.
I am in business almost 20 years and this is the first time I have come to a consulting conference. I found I made most of the mistakes the consultants tried to teach us to avoid. I learned the hard way! I wish I could have attended a conference like this 20 years ago. This was a great learning conference, no purchase required! I learned a lot.
I expected the Direct Selling Edge Conference to provide me with all of the core components that I will need to build an exceptional direct sales business. It has gone far beyond that and has allowed me to go forward confident that I am taking the correct steps. The one-on-one conversations have been instrumental in the instruction and confirmation we are going in the right direction. Thank you!
Great conference! The presenters were experts in their fields and provided beneficial information. DS Edge provides solid, practical tools and tips to develop and grow a direct sales business. The presenters possess years of collective, relevant experience and package their knowledge into a meaningful conference. Well done! Thank you.
The Direct Selling Edge Conference is a great bang for the buck! The faculty is very knowledgeable. The two days was full of content and the free consultations with faculty were really helpful. The conference is very thoughtfully organized and every minute of it is high-yield. I also loved meeting other entrepreneurs of new MLM companies. It feels like I'm finally in a community of experts and MLM company owners.
This conference to me has been life changing. It has been worth every penny of my trip from London. The wealth of information was exactly what I needed to start chopping down the elephant to create my business. Coming to this event has made the process of setting up less overwhelming. It has made me think about areas I wouldn't have considered and has aided me with lots to think about and implement, which will reduce the mistakes I could make. I'm forever grateful for the faculty for sharing their information to allow me to build my business. It's been a wonderful experience.
Thank you for holding this for us. Our company has been in business for two years and we wanted to grow within the direct sales industry. While some information I already knew, there was so much that I had not thought of. We found the information provided in this conference to be beyond valuable.
The quality of the presenters was top notch. Every session was valuable and we learned an enormous amount in just two short days. I would recommend this conference to anyone starting a direct selling business. We are at the very early stages of building our business and found this conference a huge help setting out critical path and priority tasks.
Thank you for the excellent conference. We were both thrilled that our investment of time, money, and energy were not wasted. This conference was full of critical details that are going to help us with the success of our venture. Initially, I was a bit skeptical considering the other conference we attended really offered no nuts and bolts. This conference gave a great amount of detail. Conferences like this are difficult in that your emotions are up and down the entire time between I can do this and this is impossible. It was a huge relief to find out that we were not alone and that most of us all face the same emotions. I cannot thank you enough for your honesty and candor. We are taking all your ideas into consideration. Have a great afternoon.
I wanted to thank you for the conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. I come from a Real Estate background and have attended many conferences in the past. I was prepared to hear sales pitches from multiple presenters. I was expecting to be coaxed into buying multiple books and cd's. Well, what I got was the exact opposite!! I got an overload of information about the MLM business. I thought this event was so worth every bit of the money we paid to attend. The speakers were engaging, full of information, and eager to answer any and all questions.
My husband and I were uncertain as to what to expect from the Direct Selling Edge Conference and even contemplated not attending, but we are so glad we chose to attend. At this conference, we were able to ascertain some of the more difficult information that had been eluding us in our previous due diligence, and were were able to compile a solid budget figure for startup. The presenters were all industry specific professionals and their topics were all areas of development for young and startup direct selling companies. The conference was a great follow-up to the "Start Here" startup guide that we purchased previously from Sylvina Consulting. We highly recommend this conference to anyone beginning a direct selling company or to those who may be just testing the waters to see if a direct selling business is the right path.
The combination of the Sylvina Consulting direct selling startup guide and the Direct Selling Edge Conference gave us the tools to map out the strategic steps to successfully launch our startup party plan company. The conference helped us to meet professionals in the industry to build our support team. It was a nice combination of great material and personal networking that will be beneficial for the growth of our business.
This conference was absolutely amazing. I was beyond blown away at the amount of valuable information provided by the conference speakers. I also really enjoyed the one-on-ones with the presenters to ask more detailed questions. It was such a great investment and I got much more value than I could have imagined. I also enjoyed interacting with the other entrepreneurs and bouncing ideas off of each. Absolutely a wonderful experience. Great job!!
When I attend a training conference, I always try to bring back at least one thing to help my business. Jay's discussion about the importance of designing commission plans to influence sales agent behavior will definitely make a huge difference in our company's future compensation plans. This will help me look beyond the numbers and percentages to help prevent past issues with our agents in the future.
I'm so glad I attended the Direct Selling Edge Conference! It helped me to narrow my focus and learn the proper steps in developing a successful company. The 15 minute one-on-one sessions were invaluable. I was able to get my specific questions answered by the industry experts with no sales pressure. I met some wonderful people also.
In the first five minutes, this conference had turned everything I knew on its head. It made me ask questions I didn't even know were topics I needed to know. I didn't pay to be told my baby was pretty. I paid to be forced to ask the uncomfortable questions that will forge our company to greatness. We didn't know what to expect, but we are glad we came and are bringing our partner back to the next one.
I feel that we were given real guidance that was not overly optimistic, but real and presented in a way that was not overwhelming. It was certainly a lot of information given in a well thought-out pace and a friendly professional manner. This conference was better than I expected. All the speakers were good. I give the whole experience a 10 out of 10! Well done!
Really, really impressed at the ease and quality and quantity of information! Authentic, passionate, and no-nonsense in delivering the facts and the reality. Having said that though, so much enthusiasm to see, guide, and create a more than successful business experience for those attending. It felt very personal, very genuine that Direct Selling Edge wants to enable attendees to meet their highest potential. Thank you very much.
This has been a wonderful experience for me. I have learned a tremendous amount of information about direct selling, MLM, network marketing and parties. I attended the conference hoping to learn how to promote my handmade soaps to others besides my family and friends. The knowledge that your team members shared and provided to me was overwhelming, considering that my knowledge base is limited. I am definitely leaving here today thinking "BIG"!! Your team is dynamic!!
The Direct Selling Edge Conference was a great experience. It was very informative and professional, yet relaxed, very friendly and family-like. An excellent team was assembled to address the critical needs and requirements of startups and growing MLM companies, with very solid and important information, and without any hype or pretension or sales pitches, which I greatly appreciated. Also, the one-on-one 20 minute individual meetings with the speakers were a huge bonus. So, thank you sincerely for providing this conference as a tremendous resource and tool.
I have been in the network marketing space for about 12 years now on the distributor side and I have seen various levels of success. Now that I'm looking from the other side I realize that there is so much more to learn. Thank you, Jay and team for putting together a superb team of professionals that presented quality data and presentations to help understand the what's and the how's to better start the process. Thank you.
Last year, as we were looking for more education and more coaching to improve our direct
selling business, we were fortunate to be introduced to Sylvina Consulting and the Direct
Selling Edge conference. I have to say that the conference was extremely helpful. Everyone we dealt with was
extremely professional. Sylvina is a first class consulting business who regularly put out
outstanding conferences packed with value. We were able to make many quality
connections at the conference, especially vendors and contacts who service the direct
selling industry. Looking back a year and because of the conference, we have grown in terms of
understanding the nuances of the direct selling industry and getting more industry
contacts. We hope to be able to attend conferences and possibly collaborate with Sylvina
Consulting in the near future.
This was very informative. I liked that since we are already up and running, I understood the information that was discussed and was able to make notes of things we are doing right and things we need to work on and improve. It was entertaining as well so that the information was absorbed as opposed to me zoning out. It was also very interesting to meet and get to know the people we are already working with but I hadn't yet met face-to-face.