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Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by broogee on Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:43 pm

First I would like to thank everyone for their response. This is some good information.

@Peter thanks for stopping by and providing an inside view. What is the course curriculum for the certification?

Now I did more research on this organization and did you know that not only network marketing reps attend but companies their selves attend. Company CEO's, founders, and management staff attend this annual convention so it appears to be a good opportunity to learn and network with industry heavy weights.

It looks like this would be a great opportunity to network with professionals that been in the industry for several years. You could learn alot just by speaking with some of these individuals to get there thoughts just like on betternetworker

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by Goodrum on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:57 pm

dianehochman wrote:This association is FULL of the most experienced Network Marketers on earth plus
corporate owners, attorneys that specialize in MLM etc.

And people are saying it's crap and me too???

Man o man...

It may be time to learn a little bit about this industry that you are in.

Open up gang.

Read some books on the industry.

Learn from folks who have 10 or more years in the game and you will be STUNNED.

I LOVE online marketing and am super proud to be a member of Better Networker...

It is TOP NOTCH...

But to not pay attention to traditional MLM and the people who walked before us is just NUTS.

They created the LEGACY that we enjoy today.



Let me repeat myself once again. I have no problems with network marketing organizations, seminars, training programs, marketing tools, teaching materials, etc....however certifications is a whole different ballpark. A certification is a designation that a person is required to have in order to do a job or task....something that diminishes the ideals of what network marketing is all about. No one should have to go out and get a certification just to run their own business. That's simply ridiculous in my opinion and it sets a very negative precedent

I've been in this industry for 17 years however that doesn't make me any more superior or better than anywhere else. Regardless of how much time, experience, qualifications, money etc...network marketing is an open playing field for everyone and should stay that way. Having things such as a universal certification in my personal opinion takes away from the spirit of that in my opinion.

A person who wishes to become a network marketer should be able to get started right away and any certifications that are required should be done by their respective business opportunities that they choose.

I have no problems with ANMP, I've met Rod years ago and he's a smart guy who knows his stuff...but one thing that he also respects is a difference of opinion.

BTW, I think your comment regarding "LEGACY" is ridiculous. The industry wasn't built by a select group of people. It was built by the millions of of everyday networkers who are out there promoting the business and spreading the word everyday whether they have made millions or haven't made a dime at all.

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by Goodrum on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:17 pm

procapital wrote:
What I mean George is that the majority of network marketing companies frown on 3rd party tools as well as some of the things that are taught by them. They prefer that all of their associate use the material taught by them and depending on what's taught, it could possibly get someone kicked out of their business. Network Marketing companies vary greatly when it comes to this


In most companies, actually in all the ones I have been I have never had problem with third party generic tools, now, company specific tools must be approved by the company, non-approve company tools are the ones that can get you into trouble..

George



Exactly, and depending on what's taught by these organization, its a very tight rope to balance on.

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by procapital on Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:54 pm

What I mean George is that the majority of network marketing companies frown on 3rd party tools as well as some of the things that are taught by them. They prefer that all of their associate use the material taught by them and depending on what's taught, it could possibly get someone kicked out of their business. Network Marketing companies vary greatly when it comes to this


In most companies, actually in all the ones I have been I have never had problem with third party generic tools, now, company specific tools must be approved by the company, non-approve company tools are the ones that can get you into trouble..

George

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by dianehochman on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:22 pm

This association is FULL of the most experienced Network Marketers on earth plus
corporate owners, attorneys that specialize in MLM etc.

And people are saying it's crap and me too???

Man o man...

It may be time to learn a little bit about this industry that you are in.

Open up gang.

Read some books on the industry.

Learn from folks who have 10 or more years in the game and you will be STUNNED.

I LOVE online marketing and am super proud to be a member of Better Networker...

It is TOP NOTCH...

But to not pay attention to traditional MLM and the people who walked before us is just NUTS.

They created the LEGACY that we enjoy today.

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by Goodrum on Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:44 pm

What I mean George is that the majority of network marketing companies frown on 3rd party tools as well as some of the things that are taught by them. They prefer that all of their associate use the material taught by them and depending on what's taught, it could possibly get someone kicked out of their business. Network Marketing companies vary greatly when it comes to this


As far as my other statement, I shouldn't need to elaborate on this. While there are a number of industries offering certifications, they also have a 3rd party accreditation agency doing the checks and balances and this organization does not appear to have it nor do any of these other organizations. Then there comes the purpose.....why would anyone need to be certified to be a network marketer??? There's no requirements in being one and I don't see any benefit as to having a certification in something that isn't required

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by procapital on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:47 pm

However, I take issue with any organization that sells a network marketing certification because network marketing companies have stringent rules on what method of sales and advertising that can be used. If you happen to use a marketing technique that is prohibited, then you can be terminated.


You have to elaborate on this one, I don't get what you say. there are many certifications that are giving i other industries, they do not come from colleges.

In addition, I believe that if someone is going to take up a course in marketing, then it should be done in a college or university atmosphere where there is going to be checks and balances in place. Without that, I don't think the certification would hold any weight.


There are many certifications that are giving in other industries, they do not come from colleges. The best trainers in network marketing and certifications will never be from college. The day that certifications from college are required, that will be the day that this industry will die.

George Ruiz

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by academy33 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:56 pm

Hello Partners:

It's been a while since I've visited our BN Community - but when I dropped by today and saw the ANMP Heading - I wanted to join in on the discussion.

ANMP (Association of Network Marketing Professionals - http://www.TheANMP.org )

The initial questions were asked by Shawn Brooks -- How important is it to be a member of the Association of Network Marketing Professionals? -- Is anyone a member? -- Has anyone taken the time to attend the convention in the past?

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Background - I'm likely a little biased, but having served on their Board Of Directors for 4-years, representing Canada - I feel I can perhaps speak to this from an "insider's" perspective.

First, as George Ruiz correctly pointed out, the ANMP used to be known as the DRA (Distributor Rights Association). And yes, industry expert, my good friend, Rod Cook was Chairman of the Board of the DRA (and is the Founder of the highly respected MLMWatchdog.com).

Rod Cook and Cheryl Gonzalez (the DRA's first President) were instrumental in getting the (old) DRA started. Today, Peter Mingils is the President of the ANMP. It has been through their tireless efforts and their steadfast dedication to y/our cause, as Network Marketers, that we have become the beneficiaries of a much stronger voice for Rep's rights - protection - business and health freedoms today.

Up Front - The ANMP is a global, non-profit organization that acts to educate, protect and preserve the 'rights' of Home Biz entrepreneurs everywhere (Direct Sales & Network Marketing). It is the only organization of its kind in the world that was established to serve the Reps / Distributors - not the Companies (the DSA - Direct Selling Association - acts on behalf of the Companies). All Board Members serve on a strictly voluntary basis, without remuneration of any kind. There is a "ton" of behind-the-scenes work that goes on every week by y/our Board Members, for which we need to give our heartfelt thanks. .

Its Purpose - Obviously, the ANMP cannot be all things to all people (even though they sometimes try to be). But what they are is a tremendous source of - education - information - guidance - assistance - on all kinds of issues they (we, as Reps) may be challenged with. And for certain, they will always strive for closer cooperation, understanding and partnership between Reps and Companies - especially regarding the P&Ps (the mostly ugly Policies & Procedures).

Book Of Standards - This masterpiece (thanks to Rod Cook) gives us something we in this industry have never had before => Global Rules that will help every Rep, if and/or when faced with serious issues. Imagine sitting in court, and a Rep is asked about - 'standards' as a distributor - and they have NO answer - because they've 'never' been set by any independent body! Well, now they have - and we ALL will benefit - including the MLM Companies.

To The Rescue - The ANMP has helped numerous (hundreds) of Reps in their complaints with companies. The ANMP has sought refunds on their behalf - reversed terminations - provided guidance and counsel to Companies - given steps for Reps to take - offered advice on Contracts, etc, etc.

If you wish to review this, here's a Web Page I put together that really "explores" some of the Red Flags we need to be aware of - http://www.MLM-Wiser.com/

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Jonathan Emord, a Friend - This legal expert is a huge friend of y/our ANMP and our industry. We in the Networkl Marketing industry are very often fighting battles with the FDA and the FTC) - on issues that could hurt (or destroy) our industry!

Johnathan holds the record for beating the FDA in Court. He has fought FDA and FTC for 18+ years in an effort to end government censorship of health information. He has extensive knowledge of the latest policies, politics and financial interests at work at FDA, at FTC, and on Capitol Hill. Aa a lawyer who fights corruption in government as his stock and trade - he is well qualified to reveal the real interests supporting and opposing government actions in the drug and dietary supplement market: those who call the shots, those who stand to gain, and those who stand to lose. Called the "FDA Dragonslayer," he has a consistent career of opposing those who, for private financial gain, or the want of power, violate constitutional rights.

You can 'meet' Johnathan at - http://www.Emord.com/Jonathan-Emord.html

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About Network Marketing - Anyone who knows me, knows that I "love" this industry, and that I have been a staunch ambassador for the Home Business industry (especially MLM - Network Marketing) for over 23-years now. I see this industry as a PROFESSION - and every professional needs at least one "professional association" to belong to - hence, the ANMP.

As a Network Marketing Professional, as well as a Financial Advisor and a Business Consultant (who belongs to many professional associations) - I continue to have a high respect for the business model of Network Marketing. In fact, I believe it to be the finest business concept yet created by the human mind - with it's awesome potential for "leverage" - "geometric growth" - "residual" income - financial success -- IF it's built correctly, with the right business, financial, ethical and marketing principles. Y/our ANMP is a superb "first step".

WHY Do I Have this Passion? - Because of what we DO in our Network Marketing world -- because of the CAUSE we represent -- because of the HUMANITY we serve. We in this industry - reach out to more people - we touch more lives - we bring more good -- we spread more WELLNESS (personal / financial / business / legal / + +) -- than just about any other calling on this earth. I believe that we should RECOGNIZE this - that we should be PROUD of this - and that we should do whatever is absolutely necessary in order to PRESERVE this heritage, as it is an awesome responsibility we hold in our hands.

Sincerely / Peter A.
http://www.PeterArnoldOnline.com

Peter Arnold, CLU, CFC / Founder
Business Achievers Academy / Canada

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by Goodrum on Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:44 pm

procapital wrote:I am sorry for the ignorance of some here, but the Association of Network Marketing Professionals is one of premierlobby organization for the network marketing industry, it has been around way longer than this site, both are totally different. The ANMP also strive to make sure companies have fair policies and procedures, and insure that associates are treated right, it is not a marketing organization, not only network marketers are part of it, but also a lot of professional connected to the MLM industry like MLM attorneys, etc.

The founder is Rod cook, and he is the premier expert witness in MLM cases defending the industry in court cases. He also is one of the most well known consultants for the network marketing industry..

If you are in network marketing, would not be a bad idea to be a little more informed. you donñt have to be a member, but as a Greek philosopher would say :" Know thy self" translate to our industry "Know Thou industry"

Use to be called the DRA (Distributors Right Association).

Don't bother with that crap. Waste of money
I can't believe you posted that..

George Ruiz



I should have elaborated on this so I apologize. I was not referring to the organization or Rod Cook whatsover as Rod runs MLMWatchdog.com. However, I take issue with any organization that sells a network marketing certification because network marketing companies have stringent rules on what method of sales and advertising that can be used. If you happen to use a marketing technique that is prohibited, then you can be terminated.

In addition, I believe that if someone is going to take up a course in marketing, then it should be done in a college or university atmosphere where there is going to be checks and balances in place. Without that, I don't think the certification would hold any weight.

Re: Association of Network Marketing Professionals

Post by JamieBennett on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:24 am

It seems that the ANMP is devoted more to the industry as a trade organization more so than a training company (like MLSP/SeoNetworker or even the ABN)...
....and that's where the confusion is coming in.

I have heard of it before, even in books like the Greatest Networker in the World....

Here's what the website has to say:

PURPOSE
To positively impact, serve, educate, standardize, preserve, and unite network marketing associates and those who develop and create businesses within the network marketing community.

ABOUT
Early in 2004 a group of passionate individuals (Rod Cook, Cheryl Gonzalez, Marcie Cook) concerned about the future of the Network Marketing community, came together to form an association. The ANMP (formerly known as the Distributor Rights Association or DRA) focused on establishing standards for the protection of all groups within the Network Marketing community. It also centered efforts on educating both companies and participants of their responsibilities and rights.

The ANMP has organized to prevent among other things: harmful legislation on supplements and proposed business opportunity rules by the FTC. The association has also drafted publications on standards, and has continually provided education for Network Marketing professionals.

By 2009 the association started drawing the attention of many of the top leaders, trainers, and professionals within the Network Marketing community developing around a core belief: Strength Comes From Unity. In 2010 the name of the association become the Association of Network Marketing Professionals.

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