I am back with the Season 2 of Conversations with My Mind and starting it in a similar manner as I did the first time around - with a very personal topic. When I was a student, I spent two summers in the United States selling books door to door and at the time I did not even realise my “summer internship” was actually me being a salesperson for a multi level marketing company.
I have invited a passionate journalist and an anti-mlm activist Nicole Ziege to speak about how multi level marketing companies (or MLMs) work and how the way they have been set up makes our success to be possible, but not probable.
In this conversation Nicole and I clarify how pyramid schemes differ from MLMs, what are the more and less obvious products that can be sold this way, how these business models work, why MLM companies are so tempting to join, what cults and MLM communities have in common, why and how they mainly target vulnerable people and, finally, we set the data straight showing how we are more likely to fail rather than succeed by joining one and what are the consequences we might face.
Find Nicole Ziege:
Her website: https://antimlmnicole.com/
To learn more about me go to:
LinkedIn: Ance Vanaga
Lovely music created by: Harlowe King