Archive for October, 2008

“Social Marketing”

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

In an age where traditional sales channels are struggling, the trend in business is built around relationships. People do not want to deal with large companies where they are simply a nameless customer or number. They respond to trust and they want personalized service.

“Direct selling”, “multi-level marketing”, and “network marketing” are all examples of rapidly growing business models that are taking advantage of these trends. But, unfortunately, these terms are often misunderstood and confusing to many people, and some companies have developed negative reputations around them.

Shaklee stands out from these other companies in many ways, and now we have new way to describe our business model: Social Marketing. And, since Shaklee is trademarking this term, only Shaklee can use it!

Social Marketing fits well with another exploding trend: social networking. The Internet has unleashed a new way for people to connect with each other, with popular sites like Facebook and MySpace attracting millions of users worldwide. Social Marketing is just like this, except that people are rewarded for sharing health and the ability to earn income with their friends and family.

Think Facebook for entrepreneurs with a conscience!

So, when describing Shaklee’s business model use the phrase “Social Marketing”. It’s a positive concept that people will easily grasp. And, it’s unique to Shaklee!

For more information about Social Marketing visit here: http://www.shaklee.com/company-opp-social.shtml

Weekly Business Training

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

For quite some time now we have been considering ways to better help our downline group build their own Shaklee businesses. Our organization is spread across North America (and even beyond), and providing regular face-to-face contact is almost impossible.

Nevertheless, we recognize the fact that building a business requires assistance, guidance and coaching. And, we want to do everything possible to see that you are successful. The Distributors who build the strongest businesses are the ones who actively participate in ongoing training and are willing to learn from their uplines.

With all this in mind we have decided to establish weekly training conference calls.  These calls will take place the same time every week and will cover very practical skill development to help you build your business. And, because there will be others like you on the call you will be able to exchange ideas and learn from each other. To make these meetings accessible and powerful we will be utilizing several different technologies. The calls will take place online and will have both audio and video components, but it will also be possible to phone in using a telephone. They will also be archived in case you miss one.

If you are ready to take advantage of the powerful Shaklee opportunity and build a business for your financial future then these calls will be essential for you! Sure, you may not be able to participate every week, but the consistency of these meetings will strengthen and support your efforts.

To accommodate the geographic spread of our organization, we are planning on conducting our calls on Saturday mornings at 8am Pacific (9am Mountain, 10am Central, 11am Eastern) and they will run for between 30 and 60 minutes. We are projecting a start date of Saturday, November 8th. We understand that no day and time is perfect, but we believe that this one will be the best overall for our entire organization.

If you are ready to seriously build a new future for yourself, please contact us and let us know of your willingness to participate. Also, we would appreciate your feedback on the day and time we have chosen.

Watch for more details coming soon.

We look forward to helping you achieve the Dream 2009 trip to the Mayan Riveria in Mexico!

Napkin Presentation

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Looking for a way to better understand the Shaklee business model? And, how to explain it to others?

Watch the following “napkin presentation”:
http://content.shaklee.com/shaklee/flash/napkin-presentation/index.html

Dr. Sinclair videos

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Shaklee’s revolutionary new breakthrough product, Vivix, is based on the latest science related to aging, especially that of Dr. David Sinclair of the Harvard Medical School. Sinclair is the recognized world expert on cellular anti-aging, having published numerous published scientific studies and appearing regularly in media interviews.

Shaklee is proud to have Dr. Sinclair as a member of their Scientific Advisory Board, a prestigious group of world-class scientists who monitor Shaklee’s affairs and provide expert advice and feedback.

Shaklee has posted online two excellent videos featuring Dr. Sinclair:

Science of Anti-Aging (a detailed explanation of the research behind resveratrol)

Why He Joined the Shaklee Scientific Advisory Board (NOTE: To view this video you will be asked to log in to the Shaklee.net member center).

Shaklee’s association with David Sinclair is further evidence of Shaklee’s preminence in the health and wellness industry!

Two Great Promotions

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Build Your Business NOW and Take Advantage of Two Great Promotions!

1. DOUBLE the $50 GOLD Ambassador Personal Sponsoring Bonus. That’s right! Earn $100 each time someone you sponsor purchases a GOLD Ambassador Mission PAK. The best way to build your business is to sponsor people as GOLD Ambassadors. GOLD Ambassadors end up being your best customers, and give those who want to build a business the best possible start. This offer is in effect until November 30, 2008, and also applies to existing Members and Distributors who upgrade to GOLD status.

2. FREE Registration and Hotel at the 2009 St. Louis Global Conference. Become a Shaklee Director by January 31, 2009 and you can take advantage of these incredible incentives to attend our annual convention next summer! Attending the Global Conference is the best way to capture Shaklee’s excitement, learn how to build your business, and hear first of new announcements.

Contact us for more details.

And, watch for more ways that will be available to help you build your business!

Departure

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Departure

It’s hard to believe that our time in Hawaii is quickly coming to an end. This has been a wonderful week, especially considering the luxury and pampering we’ve experienced. This is a trip that most of us could not experience on our own. Sure, it’s possible to travel to Hawaii, etc., but not at this first-class level. The hotel rooms alone at this world-class resort are around $600 per night and that’s at Shaklee’s group rate! And, the food is absolutely incredible!

Saturday evening Shaklee hosted a recognition banquet that truly capped off the entire experience. Besides the exquisite meal it was a tremendous occasion to celebrate all of our achievements. With Shaklee’s rapid growth over 600 people from across the U.S. and Canada qualified for this trip, which is limited to top performers in terms of business growth. We are privileged to be part of this group.

As was evidenced by the people we met, ANYONE who wants to can earn this incentive, even if just starting out.

We look forward to having you with us in November 2009 on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico!

Freedom

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Freedom

We are enjoying ourselves so much that we don’t have much time for keeping this blog up-to-date! We continue to enjoy the freedom we have to do whatever we want in the time available to us. Yesterday, for example, we rented a car (a Mustang convertible!) and drove around the entire island. (In case you don’t know the big island of Hawaii is bigger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined). We saw tremendous diversity in landscape, vegetation and even climate. It was especially interesting to visit Volcanoes National Park where the active Kilauea volcano is located. We also were able to go to a black sand beach.

Well, that’s enough of an update for now – must get back to the sunshine!

Relaxation

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Relaxation

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is a great place to be, as there so many opportunities to do whatever you want to do. Of course, this incudes just taking life easy!

Each day begins with a magnificent buffet breakfast provided by Shaklee, and includes just about every food option one could desire for breakfast. The rest of the day can include such strenuous activities as swimming in one of the pools or lagoons, taking in the rays poolside, or even shopping in the hotel or one of the nearby shopping centers.

Life’s rough.

Now is the time

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

As an incentive trip this “convention” is very much unlike each summer’s global conference. The emphasis on relaxation and play, not business. Although, there are many opportunities to strengthen one’s business by networking with Shaklee’s top performers. And, Wednesday morning Shaklee held a very brief business meeting (less than 2 hours) – the only one of the entire week.

Shaklee announced some very important incentives to help us all build our business, including the following:

1. Until December 31st, you will earn DOUBLE GOLD bonuses on GOLD Ambassadors sponsored into your organization! This is a tremendous earnings opportunity, and should give us all the incentive to keep promoting GOLD status. Shaklee’s most successful leaders are offering GOLD to everyone they register.

2. Become a new Director and receive FREE registration and hotels for your trip to the 2009 Global Conference in St. Louis!

More details are coming on this and other announcements, but take action now to see your business expand! Besides you can join us on the Mayan Riveria in Mexico next year as well!

Arrival

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Getting to where you want to go requires a journey, and the journey itself can be ardous at times. But, the reward is definetely worth it (Sounds like building a Shaklee business!).

Tuesday was travel day to Hawaii. It’s a long journey, but well worth the many hours of flying. We arrived in Kona early evening and Shaklee was ready to pamper us once we arrived at the airport. At the airport they took our luggage and delivered it directly to our hotel room – and even all the tips are paid for! After being relieved of our luggage we were free to board the bus after getting endowed with a lei! On the 20 minute ride to the hotel we were able to see the unique volcano scarred landscape of the big island.

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is quite incredible and we’ve hardly seen much of it yet. It’s over 60 acres in area, and has a train and canal boat system to help one get around. We got to our room (from where we can overlook the ocean!) and before getting to bed we enjoyed opening a special package of gifts from Shaklee.

We look forward to Wednesday.