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On the DirecTech podcast, Michel Bayan interviews notable CEOs, executives and other thought leaders with a focus on the global direct and social selling channel. Michel is CEO and co-founder of DirecTech Labs (www.DirecTechLabs.com), a data science company helping direct selling companies and suppliers leverage artificial intelligence to turn their data into dollars. He is also an advisory board member to several tech companies outside of direct selling.
 
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In this episode, we interview Kevin Guest, CEO of USANA who gets personal and shares the things that have helped him become both an inspirational and successful business leader. We get a glimpse into how behavioral insights has become an important part of his routine to better communicate with his company's leaders who are driving stellar results. …
 
In this episode, DirecTech Labs interviews Paul Jarvis, COO of The Juice Plus+ and chairman of Seldia. Paul shares his thoughts on the future of the gig economy and the real role of a direct selling company. He also talks about initiatives taken by Seldia and DSA. Click to read or listen to the interview…
 
Although pricing is the key to higher profits, setting the right price for a product or a service is often underestimated or left to chance, which leads to missed opportunities. As a remedy, sophisticated tools for pricing analytics & research have been developed, focusing on cost analysis, historical data and competitor’s pricing. Atenga Insights’…
 
With 20 years’ experience, Ryan Napierski is a veteran of the direct selling industry. Since joining Nu Skin in 1995, Ryan has held multiple positions of influence including, most recently, president of global sales and operations. He has also served in multiple positions internationally including president of Nu Skin’s North Asia region and presid…
 
Data analysis and the operational shifts that come along with it are changing the way direct selling companies are interacting with their customers and field. In this second installment of our series ‘Executive Perspectives’, we've taken snippets of various interviews and cut them together, sharing the perspectives of : James Rosseau, Chief Commerc…
 
This is the first in a series of podcasts where we're aggregating multiple conversations with different world class direct selling executives around a single topic and this one is about technological unemployment, an idea that AI, automation and robotics are beginning to take away more jobs than they create. This is a phenomenon that is transformin…
 
Visionary business leader and President & CEO of Princess House, Connie Tang joins The SourceDS podcast to discuss her leadership style and diversity as a crucial dimension for productivity, innovation and growth opportunities. Under her direction, Princess House underwent a brand refresh focused on the understanding that diversity and inclusion ar…
 
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 re…
 
Mona Ameli, President of OPTAVIA 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 OPTAVIA. The conversation with Mona covers these topics: 1- The ideas behind the brand transformation. 2-…
 
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 metri…
 
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 direc…
 
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 share…
 
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 diffe…
 
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 …
 
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 pre…
 
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 mark…
 
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 -"Ma…
 
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 rel…
 
Lori Bush: Rodan and Fields' outgoing CEO shares her wisdom on data, leadership and the crossroads of innovation. 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 …
 
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 reflec…
 
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