Arthur Dixon Launches Bid for Texas’s 30th Congressional District

 Arthur Dixon, today, has formally announced his bid to serve as the next representative from Texas’s 30th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. The seat recently became open when Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced her plans to retire at the end of her 15th term.

A life-long Texan, Dixon, 25, will be one of the first GenZ and youngest major political candidates in Texas history, a trait he sees as a boost in a traditionally younger voting district.

“Eddie Bernice Johnson is a political icon both in Texas and throughout the United States and I wouldn’t be here without barrier-breakers like her,” said Dixon. “At the same time, Texas, and specifically the 30th District which is stockpiled with younger voters, needs new voices and new policies that inspire and empower transformative thinking and bold progressive change through bold progressive action.”

Dixon recognizes the challenges that many Texans face; they’re the same challenges he faced on a daily basis growing up in Texas. His progressive platform, which he hopes will empower transformative thinking, is focused on six key pillars:

1. A Universal Basic Income, where every American gets a monthly stimulus from the Government.

2. A $15 Minimum Wage, so all Texans can afford to live.

3. Free Healthcare, so those in lower-income families don’t have to keep dying just because they’re poor.

4. Free Community College because education is a right.

5. A Green New Deal, to save our dying planet.

6. Legalization of Marijuana, because we’re tired of watching black and brown children face prosecution for the same actions rich white business owners make billions of dollars from in the cannabis industry.

“I’m running for Congress because Texas is ranked 47th in the country in access to healthcare, 33rd in access to higher education and 32nd in the country in infrastructure. The only thing Texas leads the nation in is incarcerated citizens,” says Dixon. “This race is about People vs. Power, Money vs. The Movement. With a strong grassroots campaign taking bold progressive action I truly believe we can create bold progressive change that actually impacts people’s lives.”

To empower Bold Progressive Change through Bold Progressive Action, please visit Arthur Dixon at arthurforcongress.com.

About Arthur Dixon

Arthur Dixon is a lifelong Texan who was born into a poor working-class family. He was adopted at the age of two and raised by a single mother who often worked multiple jobs cleaning, cooking, and teaching just to make ends meet.

After attending college at American University in Washington, DC, and Harvard Extension School, Arthur experienced firsthand the effects of the crippling cost of higher education and was forced to drop out of college and start a professional career at an early age. Throughout his professional life Arthur has led the charge as a Community Organizer for different Progressive Causes across the nation. He has fought for Environmental, Social, and Economic Justice for the majority of his life.

Arthur is Dallas… He drinks the water, eats the food, and breathes the air. He represents the people of Texas District 30 and realizes this race is about the people. The people deserve better. The people deserve bold leadership and Bold Progressive Action in order to see Bold Progressive Change.

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NaXum’s CEO Ben Dixon Shares How Predictive Actions Are Giving Companies Daily Insights They Have Never Had Before

 Ben Dixon serves as CEO of NaXum Online Marketing Services, a 22 year old software company that serves referral marketing companies around the globe.

When asked about predictive actions and why their newest gamified platform was created he shared:

“We wanted clients to have the real data on exactly ‘what’ messages and posts in social media were actually making a difference in growing the brands. If we wanted to track the promoters actions, we would need to create an app so compelling that the promoters would actually want to use it daily. That was when we asked the question, ‘what would it take to create an experience that felt like a top leader, sitting next to the newest person on the team, suggesting what they do next?’ and predictive actions were born.” –Ben Dixon

NaXum uses the Predictive Action engine to create a layer on top of the clients existing software or on top of NaXum’s Unify platform to mimic the experience of a top promoter sitting next to the newest person on the team, suggesting what to do next.

The Basics Of The Engine

1) Daily Goals

The process starts with members committing to daily goals.

“By committing to daily goals, we can nudge team members to engage daily, and for those promoters who do engage daily, we can reward them with streaks, badges, and recognition” –Ben Dixon

2) Gamification

The community effect around reporting actions team members in the tribe is taking, all lend to the gamification inside the experience of a company-branded APP from NaXum.

“More than just points and badges, companies can now recognize and display activities like, who’s making the most phone calls? Sharing the most on social media? or even, watching the most training videos?” -Ben Dixon

3) Top 3 Actions

By limiting the “scope of decisions” the promoter is prompted to make to simply the “top 3 suggested actions” the engine can focus the promoter’s attention on the exact places they will make an impact now.

“When we designed the interface for predictive actions, we wanted members to simply be able to flip between two lists with their thumb of the top 3 actions. The primary list would be prospects, people who have not enrolled as retail customers or as promoters in the referral marketing business. The second list would be members, the people who have become a retail customer or promoter.” –Ben Dixon

By tying the member’s focus down to the top 3 actions, the predictive system can effectively “suggest” next steps with contacts on the member’s business.

Joanna Jones has not ordered the product in the last 45 days, the system will prompt the member to send a text that shares “Hi Joanna, how are you doing on the product from your last order? Do you need a refill?”

Tom Smith attended your business overview webinar to learn about becoming a promoter, but did not move forward, the system will prompt you to say “Hi Tom, I have someone I’d like to introduce you to, do you have a moment to connect today?”

Data Is King:

Each “touch point” in the process creates data that empowers the corporate staff with “insights” to guide their decision-making.

The platform tracks when members make phone calls from the app, send text messages, share in social media, finish training videos, and more.

Because the data is aggregated in one place, insights tools allow the corporate team to see exactly “what” content is working in the marketplace today and where the content is falling short.

“There is a completely new level to compete at in referral marketing today. The old way has executives looking at trailing indicators like sales to determine their content strategy for the future. The new way is for executives to see the actual leading indicators that show the exact content that is causing sales, to create future campaigns to grow a business. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that companies who are trying to win the old way are giving away their competitive advantage to the competition that is on a predictive action platform.” –Ben Dixon

About Ben:

Ben Dixon loves referral marketing. His family found direct sales back in 2006 and had success using technology to create home-based businesses. Since 2010, Ben has focused on serving referral marketing, party plan, mlm, and direct sales companies across the globe with the technology they require to empower their passionate fans to virally grow their businesses.

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NaXum’s CEO, Ben Dixon, Shares How COVID Changed Technology in Direct Sales Forever

 Naxum’s CEO, Ben Dixon, hosted a panel through the Direct Selling Executive Forum to explore strategies for referral marketing companies today and how technology has changed at NaXum.

The COVID-19 Pandemic changes the way the direct selling business was done around the world, and the executives on the panel shared how new technology, people and processes all play a key role in companies continuing to win today.

Executives from three continents were on the line to discuss the topic broadcasted on NaXum’s Facebook:

On their panel:

– Chris Cicchinelli, CEO of Pure Romance

– Shilpa Ajwani, Prev Managing Director, Tupperware India

– Craig Johanson, President of Sales & Marketing, VIIVA

The panel discussed the following questions:

1) What is one initiative that you believe every corporate team should consider for 2021?

“You have to enhance the experience and strengthen your story. Map the employee experience and consumer experience. Look at each touchpoint as a ‘trust point’ each point as a place trust is earned or broken, loyalty won or lost. 73% of the consumers in the USA changed their shopping behavior in 2020.” – Shilpa Ajwani

2) What is one field initiative you believe leaders should have top of mind for 2021?

“We decided we had to do more for our communities, not just having a tagline, we needed real ways to keep our people together with real tasks in the community together.” – Chris Cicchinelli

3) What areas of the business should corporate executives take accountability for today that in the past were left up to the field?

“I didn’t want to hop into a subject that fields tired, but we need to talk about social media. When social media was the ‘new thing’ everybody thought they had a platform with a network of people, all connected on social media. It made it really easy for people to share, but the problem is most people don’t know how to share. Most companies only have departments meant to communicate to existing members, but you have people jumping into companies to then posting fourteen posts in a row to a ‘new company’ they’re excited about and their friends stop interacting. One of the best things companies can do right now is teaching people how to use social media.” – Craig Johanson

Modeling authentic behavior in social media to actually be “connecting” with your prospects instead of simply “broadcasting” to prospects was a theme that came out of the discussion.

Technology like NaXum’s predictive action application allows companies to model the appropriate behavior they want their members to take action on in social media and conversations with their prospects.

About the author:

Ben Dixon loves referral marketing. His family found direct sales back in 2006 and had success using technology to create home-based businesses. Since 2010, Ben has focused on serving referral marketing, party plan, MLM, and direct sales companies across the globe with the technology they require to empower their passionate fans to virally grow their businesses.

To see other episodes from the direct selling executives forum, visit the YouTube channel.

To hear reviews on NaXum Technology, visit Capterra, DNB, or LinkedIn.

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NaXum’s CEO, Ben Dixon, Explores How to Create Relationships That Last a Lifetime with Top Talent

 In a panel held by NaXum’s CEO Ben Dixon, a group executives explored the power of relationships with top talent.

The panel included:

Kevin Crandall, VP of Sales @Shaklee

David Fleming, CSO @Norwex

Michael Hutchinson, Founder @inCruises

The questions for the broadcast on Facebook included:

1) What are two qualities you look for in a top field leader?

“One, is optimism, because, we’ve been…well, we’re still going through an incredibly weird time, unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. And what I found is that the leaders who are optimistic about life, about their business, about all of the things going on, understanding that things are going to work out. It may not work out the way we expected it to, it may not quite fit the plan that we have in our mind, but it’s so important to their success.

“And then the second one, which is just as important, in my mind, if not maybe more important, is something I call grit. Things pop up, challenges happen, and you can see in the successful leaders that they are unflappable when it comes to getting through those challenges. And to me, it’s grit, it’s the ability to look down the barrel of a problem and not be afraid of it, and say, ‘We’re going to get through it. And it might be tough, and it might be a big challenge in my life, but I’m going to get through it.'”

– Dave Fleming, CSO Norwex

2) When motivating and growing your companies, what are your favorite ways to communicate and interact with top field leaders?

“Things get missed, people misunderstand it the first time, and so it’s important to have that consistency of communication, and have those channels that people feel confident in, they can plug in, there’s a trust there that the dialogue is going to be shared professionally. Some people aren’t going to receive all the communications in a good way. But I think just that consistency, knowing where they can go get the information, and being transparent and open, so that they feel like they’re bought in, that they understand.

“And for me, it always starts with the why. If you go into what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it, before you ever show why you’re doing it, I think that causes people to have that…they put up barriers, they put up those shields to say, ‘Wait a minute, I need to know how this impacts me before I can share it with others.’ The why, to me, is crucial. So the why, being consistent, and then giving them a platform to plug in and feel that there’s trust and that they can have that ongoing dialogue.”

-Kevin Crandall, Head Of Sales Shaklee

3) What do you define as your secret sauce for motivating people(who already have their financial needs met) to continue to dig deep to grow the company?

“I never ever will tell my team to do something that I either haven’t done or do myself. I keep a gratitude journal. I’m taking notes today in this daily gratitude journal. I’m grateful to be in the energy of you, Ben, and the brilliance of Dave and Kevin, guys that have years of experience beyond what I ever have. And so I think being in that place of gratitude, and being a role model.

“But that ultimately starts with me being that example of growth. And again, I have nothing to prove except to improve and to get better. And as long as I am humble enough to admit that I’m not where I want to be, but thank goodness I’m not where I used to be, then that creates positive momentum with my team.”

– Mike Hutchinson, Founder inCruises

4) What is your favorite way to celebrate victories?

“I hired Nadia Comaneci, the first female Olympian to achieve a 10, and she did a shout out to one of our Romanian leaders. I had Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, reach out to a Mexican leader. So anything that you can do out of the box, out of the ordinary, cameo.com is something I’d recommend.”

– Mike Hutchinson, Founder inCruises

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Ben Dixon loves referral marketing. His family found direct sales back in 2006 and had success using technology to create home-based businesses. Since 2010, Ben has focused on serving referral marketing, party plan, MLM, and direct sales companies across the globe with the technology they require to empower their passionate fans to virally grow their businesses.

To see other episodes from the direct selling executives forum, visit the YouTube channel.

To hear reviews on NaXum Technology, visit Capterra, PR.com, or Linkedin.

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NaXum’s CEO Ben Dixon Shares How Creating Custom Product Experiences Bring Unique Value to Your Offers

 How can you differentiate your company and your offer from other websites and marketplaces?

Amazon.com is the giant in the room. New brands are asking themselves, what must they do to create a customer experience that you cannot have on Amazon?

If you plan to sell from your own website, and not on Amazon, you have to ask yourself what unique value will you bring to the marketplace for your customers?

NaXum’s CEO, Ben Dixon interviewed Jacquie Reser, founder of J Elizabeth Boutique to share how she’s used NaXum technology to create custom experiences for her customers:

What can we learn from the interview?

1. Get the customer involved.

How is the customer able to personalize their experience to their own needs? In the case of the platform NaXum built for J Elizabeth, customers are customizing t-shirts and sweaters with their own images and slogans to fit their own needs and design styles.

Allowing the customer to be creative and enjoy a product that literally does not exist anywhere else is empowering and is the value they cannot find on an Amazon marketplace.

2. The UX matters.

How easy is it for the customer to get involved with your product? Is the experience something they can do from the phone? Or are the steps so daunting that customers are discouraged and quit before finishing the process?

A key part of delivering a unique customer experience is thinking through the user’s experience(UX) on the technology. Invite randomized sets of customers to experience your platform before sharing your new tools with the public, gather feedback, and optimize your experience to be so good, it’s worth sharing.

3. Give them an incentive to share.

You’ve done the work of creating a unique experience, now it’s time to invite your customer to share that experience with others.

What rewards can you put in place that will incentivize your retail customers to share their experience with others? If someone is a total raving fan of your service do you have a place in your ecosystem for them to collaborate with you on a higher level? Have you created an ambassador program or a full-blown referral marketing opportunity for your most raving fans?

Think about the experience you deliver as a progression of creating fans.

As your customers become a bigger and bigger fan of your company, they can collaborate and participate in a deeper and deeper way:

To see case studies and learn how to implement a raving fan progression at your company, visit Naxum.com and booked a discovery session.

About The Author:

Ben Dixon loves referral marketing. His family found direct sales back in 2006 and had success using technology to create home-based businesses. Since 2010, Ben has focused on serving referral marketing, party plan, mlm, and direct sales companies across the globe with the technology they require to empower their passionate fans to virally grow their businesses.

To see other episodes from the direct selling executives forum, visit the youtube channel.

To hear reviews on NaXum Technology, visit Capterra, PR.com, or Linkedin.

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