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Karen Clark

Welcome! My name is Karen Clark and I am a social media and technology trainer for entrepreneurs and direct sales distributors.

Social Media Marketing Expertise: With 12 years as a direct sales leader, developing her skills and business both offline and online, Karen’s online presence expertise ranges from creating a comprehensive presence on the web, all facets of social media, smart and ethical Search Engine Optimization techniques, and the use of blogging for business. These, combined with her teaching background and professional communication skills, result in inspirational, educational, and useful content through Direct Sales/Network Marketing/MLM Distributor Training: Nothing replaces connecting with people in person or by phone, and as an experienced and active sales leader, Karen walked the walk as she sold, booked, recruited and supported a team offline, while expanding her reach and service online. Now, Karen enjoys teaching others exactly where, when, and how to spend their precious time to establish a presence, while remaining true to their principles and personal business. Direct Sales/Network Marketing/MLM Distributor Experience: Karen was an Executive National Director and then Director of Consultant Development with the party plan company, Story Time Felts. She is has been certified as an ELITE Leader through the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA), and was also honored with their exclusive “Spirit Award” in 2008 and their "Ambassador of the Year" in 2010. Karen has been the President of the Sonoma Marin Chapter of the DSWA for three years and is their Technology Center panelist and has been featured as an Online Presence expert in the DSWA's Mentored by the Masters CD series. Karen has appeared in "Step Into Success"€ and "The Home Business Connection"€ magazines, as well as Top Sellers Tell, a book highlighting successful home-based entrepreneurs. Business Author/Trainer: Karen Clark is a Co-Author of the sales guidebook, Direct Selling Power and the small business guidebook, Incredible Business. Member: National Speaker Association

Karen Clark's Background

Karen Clark's Experience

Area Chapter President Direct Selling Women's Alliance (Direct Sales/Network Marketing/MLM Support) at Direct Selling Women's Alliance

January 2008 - December 2011

I am a volunteer Chapter President for a local area Sonoma Marin chapter of the Direct Selling Women's Alliance. We conduct monthly meetings for direct sellers, network marketers and MLM distributors in the area to receive training and networking opportunities.

Organizer/Social Media Marketing trainer at North Bay Webify Your Business Club

September 2009 - June 2011

This is a weekly Meetup held in Cotati for entrepreneurs and direct sellers/network marketers who would like to increase their online presence. We work through the chapters of Patrick Schwerdtfeger's book, Webify Your Business, week by week. Attendees have specific, measurable goals to implement each week that will improve the results of their internet and social media marketing.

Direct Selling Women's Alliance Area Chapter Coordinator, California at DSWA - Direct Selling Women's Alliance

July 2009 - June 2011

Coordinates, supports, and trains Direct Selling Women's Alliance Chapter Officers and the Direct Selling Women's Alliance Chapter Program for new and existing local member chapters in California. DSWA Chapters exist throughout California to educate, serve and support independent direct sales professionals, network marketing representatives, MLM distributors, and party plan company consultants in their sales, sponsoring and leadership efforts. Find out more about the DSWA at

Director of Consultant Development & Executive National Director, Direct Selling Company at Story Time Felts

September 1998 - September 2010

Director of distributor training for a direct sales company, leading 100s of direct sales team members nationwide. Story Time Felts offers educational felt products to parents and teachers through direct sales, home parties, vendor events, online and person-to-person sales.

Social Media Marketing Speaker for Direct Sales/Network Marketing & Entrepreneurs at My Business Presence

October 2009

I speak to direct selling, network marketing and entrepreneur organizations, companies and teams about building an online presence through social media marketing. I also teach extensive social media marketing training via virtual training courses online, by teleclass and by webinar. I teach hands-on workshops called "Bring Your Own Laptop" Parties where distributors and independent business owners gather a group of friends in their home or office to participate in training. Based on 12 years building a successful direct sales business with a powerful online presence, my training style is unique in that I am fun, friendly and approachable but also break those high tech "geek" concepts down into easy-to-understand terms so that my audience is left feeling educated, inspired and empowered to grow their business using technology. For direct sales, network marketing and MLM companies who hire me to speak, I offer customized talks tailored to your group's needs, Internet and Social Media Marketing policies, and company lingo, and I deliver 110%, including a follow-up teleclass or webinar to support the audience as they implement their learning. Having come up from the field myself, your distributors will find me easy to relate to, in touch with their needs and business goals, and understanding of their desires to make a difference through their product or service. The most common comment I receive after a direct sales/network marketing presentation is, "She speaks our language and gets us!" Audiences include: - Party Plan Consultants - Network Marketing Distributors - Independent Service Professionals - Speakers/Authors - Business and Life Coaches - Franchisees - Sales Teams - Service Organizations/Clubs - Nonprofit Organizations - Independent Contractor Associations - Other Business Associations/Organizations

Karen Clark's Education

California State University-Long Beach

1985 – 1989


Activities: K-9 Teacher Education

Karen Clark's Interests & Activities

marketing, business, direct sales, network marketing, mlm, home party plan, home based business, wahm, work at home mom, entrepreneurs, social media, blogging, SEO, search engines, wordpress, websites, online presence, internet marketing, technology

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