The fifty most influential people in direct sales and network marketing have been named for 2009 in the Direct Selling Live, Power 50 Awards. The second annual awards were brought to the industry by Direct Selling Live, an online community and networking site that supports the professionalism of direct sales and network marketing. This prestigious award honors the industryâ€˜s influential leaders who have made an impact on the professionalism of direct sales. Top 50 Direct Sales Professionals The number one most influential direct sales professional nominated and selected by the direct sales community is Avon Leader, Andrea Jung. Andrea Jung was the #4 recipient of the Power 50-2008 award. President of Avon, one of the driving forces globally in direct sales, Andrea impacts the lives of millions of women worldwide. Neil Offen, the number awarded the number 2 position in the Power 50 is the president of the Direct Selling Association (DSA). He heads the most powerful organization in direct sales. Neil makes sure that the industry is represented in Washington by being the political voice of the industry. Bob Proctor received the # 3 award in the 2008 Power 50 as well as again this year. Bob overseas the most powerful and far reaching self development team in the world. Offering books, coaching, training, CDs, videos and live events for direct sale professionals it is no wonder that Bob received this position 2 years in a row. Power 50-Honorable Mentions: Doris Christopher, Donald Trump and Deb Bixler! The Power 50 nominees are direct sales professionals who are nominated by fellow industry professionals. The awards are determined by an 8 month long voting process by fellow direct selling professionals to determine the top 50 most influential direct sales professionals for 2009. This direct sales industry award is especially coveted as the recipients are selected based on fellow professionalsâ€˜ and direct sales consultantsâ€˜ votes. Deb Bixler and 9 other direct sales professionals received the honorable mention award in the Power 50. Other Direct Selling Live honorable mentions for the Power 50 list include Doris Christopher, founder of direct sales company, The Pampered Chef, Linda Lucas, chapter head for the Direct Selling Womenâ€˜s Alliance and Donald Trump. Donald Trump is new to the industry and has already impacted the direct selling industry with the pre-launch of his new network marketing company, The Trump Network. Deb Bixler, home party plan-direct sales trainer and expert received the honor of being included in the Power 50 for her commitment to the professionalism of the direct sales industry. Has a seminar presenter she teaches home business consultants how to create a consistent cash flow from their direct sales business by incorporating professional business practices into their direct selling business. Beginning her direct selling career in 2000, Deb took the best-business-practices that created her successes in the corporate world and incorporated them into her party plan business. At corporate conferences, workshops and seminars Deb teaches direct sellers in all companies how to use proven systems that work for other industries to generate consistent income in their direct sales businesses. Her commitment to the professionalism of the industry has impacted the lives of many.