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Archive for February, 2011
Oh my, the last day of a great World Conference. This was by far the best yet!
Finally, some of my Green Bay business partners made it despite the snowstorm that delayed them for 2 days. Nothing like being stuck in airports or at a hotel. I encouraged them that one day is better than not attending. What a commitment to come even with all those challenges.
Elizabeth Weber, the top money earner with Market America pumped the crowd up with her energizing enthusiasm. One of her quotes, “You never lose steam, when you have a team.” She’s been an incredible leader paving the way for so many.
Phil Guido shared how he promotes his business on marketamerica.com by showing people a better way to shop. By marketing his webportal, he had over $7500.00 in sales the week prior to World Conference. Everyone needs our products and services and he simply connects people with what they want and need. So, it’s not like selling!
Amber Yang received the Jerry Siciliano award. What a memorable moment to see her receive such a distinguished award. Each year this award is awarded to an unfranchise owner who the corporate team chooses that have gone way above the call of duty to grow their business, work & train their team. She stated that she is the first generation immigrant to come to this country. She was so grateful and humble, it was very touching. Lots of happy tears!
Other guests appearances besides Eva Longoria, Scottie Pippen, Kamal Hotchandani and others were Ken Paves, Fat Joe, Sammi Sweetheart, and Alejando Sanz.
JR, Pres.of MA, for over 3 hours, closed out the day with various skits and demonstrated his belief in all of us with a goal ladder to show the necessary steps to success. He killed the alarm clock by smashing it with a baseball bat. This was a great demonstration for us to know that we can be free from alarm clocks by following the proven 2-3 yr. plan, instead of the 45 yr. plan. Also, loved how he threw a big TV across the stage. Some of us are so tied down to the “One Eyed Monster” that we can never accomplish our goals and dreams that we’ve had for years.
With traveling and being excited about what #MarketAmerica is doing for all of us shopping consultants, I haven’t stopped or slept more than 4-5 hours per evening. Oh, ya, and then the Super Bowl pre-party and after party. What a great game!!!!!!!! We are the CHAMPIONS!
Another fantastic day at conference. The excitement filled the arena with over 20,000 in attendance. Some celebrities in attendance were Serena Williams, Scottie Pippen, Eva Longoria, Justina, Phil Stacey (American Idol, Season #6), Vince Papale (former Phil. Eagles).
The mayor of Miami Beach proclaimed today as JR & Loren Day. They received a proclaimation for being so active in the community.
More enhancements to the CashBack program. #MarketAmerica lowered the CashBack threshold to receive a check from $50 down to $10. Partner stores are offering more cashback to our customers. Many stores that offered 2%, now offer 4,5,6 or more percent.
Hot Deals on the portal from so many stores. Loren picked out some gifts on the portal that would make ideal Valentines gifts. After checking all the #HotDeals, coupons and discounts, on a $427 purchase, the total after discounts and cashback was $102. Fantastic Savings!!!
When traveling, always check out restaurant.com on the portal. This week by applying the promo code, Heart, you can receive a $25 certificate for only $3.00 plus there’s an extra $10 off at Pro Flowers for Valentines Day.
Loren has a new jewelry collection coming out soon on the HSN. The collection by Loren Ridinger is lower priced gorgeous jewelry. Being partnered with the shopping channel, this will open 125 million new homes. Loren’s appearance on the HSN will increase visibility HUGE.
Customer reviews are important on all the products as only 14% see a revenue of return using TV advertising or print.
With Shop.com, it’s a perfect match, as Market America has what Shop.com doesn’t, customer retention, people power, and one to one marketing. Shop.com has 5 times more traffic, SEO and SEM, Website merchandising, and comparison shopping. Some of the benefits are that shoppers can add items and checkout from multiple merchants, ship items to different destinations, use different shipping methods, and apply merchant coupons. Shoppers can refine or narrow their search by selecting a department, product type, brand, or seller. Shoppers can also change the default view and results, narrow by price range, or change the sort order of any result set. With over 40 Million products with rich descriptions, sale prices and images. Over 5,000 brand pages that detail and showcase the top retail brands. Price alerts in where shoppers set a price they’re interested in purchasing a specific product for and when the product price hits that point, an email notification is automatically sent to the shopper.
eGifts gives the shopper a list of products they think the recipient might enjoy. eGifts sends this list of products to the recipient, who chooses the product that best fits their needs. The gift giver’s credit card is billed and the selected item is shipped directly. Gift givers can also send an eGift to multiple recipients.
We now have a new E-Z registration in place. Allows any new customer to sign up with only entering their email address. The customer can shop and will continue to earn Cashback. Once a purchase is made, then a complete full registration is required.
Paul Carlotta, Exec.Director, shared how you can recruit and follow up without leaving home. He’s a pro with Social Media and has acquired many customers through Facebook, etc.
Tonya Smith, Director of Mall Management & Web Merchandising, introduced many new products and services. New Isotonix Activated B-Complex which boosts energy, decreases stress, and supports cardiovascular health and more. Aloe Powder contains 150% aloe, will be great for traveling. Isotonix Specialty Cocktails is perfect for someone just beginning to explore customized nutrition. Formulas include: Heart Health Blend, Children’s Health Blend, Weight Management Blend, Energy Blend, Anti-Aging Blend and Bone and Joint Blend.
Doctor’s Panel consisted of Perry Krichmar, MD, Steven Lamm, MD, Deedra Mason, ND, Steven Schnur, MD. One of the doctors talked about the importance of Fish Oils. How many mil. per day do you take? How much DHA and EPA are in your Omegas? Dr. Lamm stated, “what patients need is good information”. What people want for their health is to have control over it. “Keep your heart and your joints healthy”.
After having over 17 surgeries, Scottie Pippen, former Basketball Hall of Famer, has found relief in all his aches and pains with the Prime joint formula. Isotonix has sold him.
Amanda Ridinger, CEO of Conquer Entertainment, announced Conquering the music industry from the fan to the artist. We had a special appearance by America Idol finalists, Phil Stacey, singing songs that really got the audience up on their feet.
Evening consisted of workshops with Shop.com, nutra Metrix, and Conquer Entertainment followed by a Conquer Showcase Party from 11pm to 2am. Now I know why I need to go home – to get some sleep.
Google, paid to shop, and you’ll find Market America right at the top. No other company can compare!
Wow, what an exciting first day in Miami at the best conference ever. So much energy in the crowd.
The doors opened at 9:00a.m with general session to start at 10am. Looking out of my hotel room, I could see the line already forming at the American Airlines Arena at 7am. The Chinese were all dressed in red and gold to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the rabbit and all we could see was a sea of red & gold. They were anxiously waiting for the doors to open.
Loren Ridinger, Sr. Vice Pres. opened and welcomed everyone. Thanked everyone that made it despite the weather challenges. I’m still waiting for a few from my team from Green Bay to arrive. Some couldn’t get out of Chicago and some are in Cinncinati. Quite a few challenges and yet some were creative and took a bus or drove all night to get here. Truly amazing! Where else can you learn to make a six figure on-going income working just part-time following a proven business plan?
Loren & Marc Ashley, Chief Operating Officer, introduced our new team from Shop.Com. Ken Goldstein, Strategic Advisor, Vince Hunt, COO, Roger Ritchie, VP of Marketing & Business Management. We believe that this partnership will send shock waves throughout the shopping and internet retailing world.
Dennis Franks, Exec. VP shared 10 simple steps to making $l87,000 per year.
Steve Ashley, VP of Internet Marketing shared where Market America is going with Networking with Social Media. Also, talked about ma Mobile. Price comparisons and apps from a mobile phone? Unbelievable!
Eugene Wallace, VP of Project Management expounded on MA Network and how we’ll be able to match products to various profiles with the Ma Network.
Dennis Franks , JR., Pres. of Market America and other elite members of the corporate team will be storming the nation with one goal – to build our businesses. The Blitz tour will be coming to Dallas, Phoenix, Pasadena, Portland, Minneapolis, Toronto, Boston, Long Island, Baltimore and Charlotte. All these will be held in March of this year. They will share the mission, vision, integrity and future of Market America.
Kamal Hotchandani, Haute Living Magazine, discussed an easy recruiting tool that just got easier. Powerline magazine digital which will direct our customers directly to the shopping portal.
Kevin Buckman, V.Pres., was passionate about helping eliminate debt with Capital Resources. This program teaches you how to become Debt Free in as little as one half to one third the time. The software and coaching is tailored specifically to your financial situation.
Jesse Yang, Director in Market America making $18,000-$25,000 in a four week paycycle shared how to hit a new pin level. What a dynamic speaker!
New products were introduced in the personal care line. Fixx is a solution-oriented product, created for men, coveted by women. Many new products in that line from instant line vanish, argan oil no frizz, lash extend, nip n’ tuck (coming soon), hair mascara (gives your hair lasting touch-ups instantly, shampoos, conditioners, volumizing boost spray and much more.
Joe Bolyard, Exec.V. Pres., spoke on the national expansion. Where will the Unfranchise land next? UK as well as many more countries. Philipines is going strong as well as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Canada. Soon we will be worldwide and a household name.
Michael Brady, Chief Technology Officer and Andrew Weissman, Exec. Director of Field Development introduced a new Prospect Management program that will be effective in March.
Andy Docos, Field V.Pres., earning $36,000-$45,000 in a four week paycycle shared the power of programming with audios. Turn the radio off, listen to audios.
Jeremy Fennema, Director of Internet Services and Training, shared the best internet services to make any business better. So many new enhancements to the websites for small to medium size businesses. Also, personal websites.
Dennis Franks, Exec.VP, and Lydia Martinez, Director of Transitions are tackling obesity with the latest from Transitions. A new product called Core will help promote weight loss and reduce BMI while supporting leptin sensitivity to help manage hunger and stimulate lipolysis. Testimonies shared on weight loss from previous TLS Shape Up with kids losing weight and sharing their stories. How proud these parents were. Very heart warming!
There were five break out sessions held at the Hilton in the evening. These sessions went until 10pm so it was definitely a day of jammed packed learning. I’ll be touching more on each of these topics in the future and giving you more detailed information.
Like JR, I’m excited about all the possiblities and where this company is going.
Looking forward to tomorrow for another fun-filled day of learning.
Work Out Now, Weigh Less in Middle Age
A new study reports what you knew: Exercise is good. But how good it is may surprise you
By Kurtis Hiatt
Posted: December 14, 2010
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Everybody knows the importance of exercise in keeping weight down. What’s more surprising is that physical activity in the present may prevent weight gain many years into the future, according to a study out today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers who followed 3,554 people over two decades found that men who stayed highly active gained six pounds less on average after 20 years than their low-activity counterparts did. For women, the difference was a whopping 13 pounds. Waistlines were trimmer for both sexes in the high-activity groups as well. Those studied began as 18- to 30-year-olds. Their 38- to 50-year-old selves showed that consistent commitment to physical activity may mean fewer pounds tacked on during the years notoriously threatened by jiggly bellies.
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Highly active, moreover, doesn’t necessarily mean marathoning or pumping iron for an hour. While the study used a complex formula that assigned scores according to how long, how often, and how intense the participants’ activities were, highly active was equivalent to spending roughly 2½ hours a week getting your heart pumping, like in a sport, brisk walking, or even gardening, says Arlene Hankinson, lead author of the study and an instructor in the department of preventative medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
Yet only about 12 percent of the men and women studied fell into this elite group. The reason, says Hankinson, is consistency. “It’s not that it’s hard to achieve high levels of activity,” she says. “It’s that it’s difficult to maintain them over time.” You can’t have an on-again, off-again relationship with exercise. You have to commit.
That’s unlikely to happen unless you enjoy yourself. “Pick activities that provide continual motivation for you,” says Hankinson, whether it’s step aerobics, karate, dance, or racewalking through the park. Just make sure it gets your heart rate up. (Get your target heart rate from this table from the American Heart Association.) “Whatever activity you do, the whole point is that you’re doing something that you are going to maintain over a lifetime,” says Hankinson. “I don’t want to ever give the impression that it’s only certain types, because that just limits how people incorporate activity in their daily lives.”
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Your busy life may compel an unconventional regimen, and that’s fine, says Jeanne Doperak, a sports-medicine physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “It may mean turning some music on with the kids and dancing around the living room for a half hour,” says Doperak. “It may mean going to the zoo for the day and walking a little faster between each exhibit. It may mean going with your daughter to her roller skating party on Friday night and you renting skates and skating with her.” You might also look at the world around you as your gym. Take the stairs. Put down the phone and zip over to your colleague’s office instead. Park farther away. Get off the bus or train a stop early. “There’s a Starbucks on every block, it seems,” says Hankinson. “So if you’re breaking for coffee, choosing to go the extra block or two to the store further away” is another trick.
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