About this podcast
After interviewing several executives and transcribing the interviews for a newsletter, Michel Bayan felt that people would find that actually hearing the actual conversations would be a lot more interesting and engaging. Thank you for listening to DirecTech. A Source for Ideas, technology and thoughtful reflection. We hope you enjoy it. You can also feel free to subscribe to the email newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bqSCb1. Inquiries regarding consulting, technology and poten.
Episodes (Total: 20 / Page: 1)
Sept. 18, 2017 · 00:36:58
James Rosseau, Chief Commercial Officer at LegalShield  LegalShield is a progressive example of what direct selling companies can be, James is the third executive of LegalShield to join The SourceDS podcast. In this episode, James shares a lot of his experience and how he got into direct selling, how They were able to improve LegalShield's member retention and how much value they give to data.  
Aug. 20, 2017 · 00:53:31
Mona Ameli, President of OPTIVIA the direct selling arm of Medifast is a highly progressive executive, in this episode of The Source DS Podcast she shares her experience working in direct selling and the recent transition process they've had at OPTIVIA.  The conversation with Mona covers these topics: 1- The ideas behind the brand transformation. 2- How using multi-channel model for their benefit. 3- Running the business and creating culture. 4- Importance of data. 5- And how to be a female executive.    
May 23, 2017 · 00:34:17
Shama Hyder will be delivering a keynote at the 2017 US DSA Annual Meeting in Orlando.  Here in this episode of the SourceDS Podcast with Michel Bayan, they dive into many elements of the social strategy for direct selling including:    -How do executives know if it’s working? -The benefits of targeting and remarketing -Looking at the appropriate metrics -The value of consistency  
May 10, 2017 · 00:29:59
Jacob is the Vice President / General Manager of a new product called (Launch) by LegalShield; he is new to the direct selling industry bringing a great experience and strong career record in a couple of other startups from outside the DS industry. In this episode, he talks about how multi-channel can lead to Success and be compatible to your direct selling force and telling how LegalShield is going mainstream. 
April 27, 2017 · 00:32:25
Daniel Burrus Keynote Speaker, Business Strategist, and Global Futurist    Daniel was the keynote speaker at the 2016 DSA annual meeting where he shared his thoughts about understanding the future, as things are changing so quickly the only way for us get ahead and win is to anticipate the future better. In this Source DS podcast episode, Daniel shares absorbing perspectives about the FTC and the regulatory environment and the opportunities there. And he also talks about (Technological and Employment) and what kind of jobs going to be lost for robots and AI in the future. Listen to the Podcast.
April 12, 2017 · 00:51:04
This week's podcast features an interview with Traci Lynn from Traci Lynn Jewelry.  Traci has proven how transparency and vulnerability play an important part in communicating with your field, industry and where the business is going.  Traci also provides her thoughts on the future of the channel and digital tools she has used that are making a difference for her business.  Traci’s 3 keywords: motivate, inspire, change. 
April 6, 2017 · 00:47:34
Jared Richards
Jan. 19, 2017 · 01:03:05
Interview with Kris Shenk, CAbi CIO - Combining big data & automation in direct sales - How to talk to your tech team and vendors - Building technology for direct sales companies - Her journey in direct selling 
Jan. 5, 2017 · 00:46:13
Bouncer Schiro took the reigns at Stream in 2012 and when he'd done what he needed to do, he knew it was time to pass them on again.   Not an easy move for a CEO to make.  Bouncer shares his journey, process and thinking about how it was a natural step for him.    We also discuss -The regulatory environment.  His participation on the board of DSA and the push for anti-pyramid legislation to finally clarify the law -Why he spends so much time with DS Suppliers -The future of work and the role DS could play in adjusting for technological unemployment.    Referenced article:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2016/12/20/white-house-says-that-ai-will-grow-the-economy-but-lots-of-jobs-will-be-lost-on-the-way/#75f6818f24ba -His personal approach balancing personal and family with business and the lessons he's learned along the way.   
Dec. 7, 2016 · 01:03:08
Bryan Franklin has coached 8 different executive teams from startup to over a billion dollars, including LinkedIn and Quantcast. He's also coached for Apple, Microsoft, Cisco and others. His Philosophy:  Hyper-growth is the natural state of a company.  If you're not experiencing it there is something artificial you are putting into the mix that's preventing it from happening.  Check out Bryan's book The Last Safe investment www.safeplan.org.  (Great message for a DS company's field) And his website: www.bryanfranklin.com  We cover:  -How marketing is becoming more of a science than an art. -Working with those who need to evolve -Shepherding change through an organization -Optimizing your effort to where it's most needed -What does being data-driven really mean?   -Executives must be willing to be proven wrong -The changing nature of what it takes to be an executive -Stories from within hyper-growth companies. and much more.  
Oct. 4, 2016 · 00:46:48
Daren Fujii presided over two critical departments at different times during Isagenix's rise from $230M to $890M. He shares a lot of practical and visionary insight during this engaging discussion.
Aug. 15, 2016 · 00:45:17
Jennifer Byrne, former VP at Amex now co-founder at Quesnay talks to Michel Bayan about rethinking ROI, partnering with startups and leveraging the data you already have to sharpen sales. Her wide-ranging experience helps drive innovation through large companies. 
July 6, 2016 · 00:44:23
Daniel Burrus is a technology futurist, innovation expert and business strategist and advisor. He was the keynote speaker at this year's DSA conference. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on how companies can use their data to ramp up their business. To learn more about Daniel, go to http://www.burrus.com/.  
May 24, 2016 · 00:43:05
Gabriela Draney Zielke is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tech Wildcatters. This Dallas-based tech accelerator connects startups with large, established companies to break out of stagnation and drive innovation.
May 24, 2016 · 00:19:54
Venture Capitalist Richard Chen loves direct selling companies and wants to bring more to China.  But if you're not tech and digital savvy... well, he may be funding your competition.  Learn about Richard, his large fund in China, how he looks at direct selling and what he looks for in companies to invest in and help enter and win in the Chinese market.   
April 18, 2016 · 00:01:30
Get to know your host, Michel Bayan.  His background blends mindfulness practices, tech startup knowhow and insider information & relationships in the direct selling space.  
April 4, 2016 · 00:40:24
Al Bala isn't your typical direct selling CEO.  He speaks 10 languages, grew up in the field, understands technology, and sees a future where direct selling can be a balancing force against technological unemployment.  Highlights of this talk: -Al's unique experience in the field and corporate -Bridging the distributor and corporate relationship -"Maximizing the distributor experience" -Direct selling today: Social. Mobile. Global.  -The Double edge of technology.  Massive unemployment. -And a lot more...  
Feb. 25, 2016 · 00:44:31
Jeff Hayzlett knows how to keep a company moving forward.  He's been the CMO of a Fortune 500, is the host of 2 business TV shows including the #1 Show on Bloomberg, The C-Suite.  He's a best selling business author, electrifying speaker and genuine cowboy. In the podcast we cover: -What it takes to drive innovation through a big company -Staying relevant in the age of rapid technological progress -What's the real job of a CMO? -How to use fear to your advantage 
Jan. 24, 2016 · 00:24:52
Lori Bush: Rodan and Fields' outgoing CEO shares her wisdom on data, leadership and the crossroads of innovation. And the conversations just keep getting better!  I’m grateful to have talked with Lori Bush just weeks before the announcement of her retirement.  Lori will stay an active member of the board of directors at Rodan & Fields and will chair the DSA board, beginning with the 2016 Annual Meeting.   Enjoy this fascinating conversation with Lori Bush where we cover topics including: -How important data really is -Balancing serving distributors and customers -A crisis of leadership during times of rapid change -Lori’s description of real innovation -The sharing/gig economy -Talk about a proposed new form of worker classification that’s not W-2 or 1099
Dec. 22, 2015 · 01:01:28
After interviewing several executives and transcribing the interviews for our DirecTech newsletter, Michel Bayan felt that people would find the actual conversations with these dynamic guests would be a lot more interesting and engaging than transcriptions. This is the first episode of DirecTech. A Source for Ideas, technology and thoughtful reflection. We hope you enjoy it. You can also feel free to subscribe to the email newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bqSCb1. Inquiries regarding consulting, technology and potential guests, visit www.minglingmedia.com.