Dream Designers

December 2012 Newsletter

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Shout Outs!

Team Growth
Our team has now grown to 67 designers across 24 states! HOOT!

BIG welcome to our newest team members:

  • Antoinette Scott (Mentor: Erica Petro)
  • Carolyn Timko (Mentor: Stephanie Galliano)
  • Chelsea Pigott (Mentor: Jodi Ocken)
  • Dana Zapoticzny (Mentor: Jennifer Jakobsen)
  • Deanna Jordon (Mentor: Nora O'Halloran)
  • Elissa Ferraro (Mentor: Brittany Gullett)
  • Jessica Bailey (Mentor: Veronica Zmich)
  • Karrie Spears (Mentor: Kristin Collins)
  • Kelly Caraynoff (Mentor: Erica Petro)
  • Kelly Young (Mentor: Mary Beth Denney)
  • MaryBeth Denney (Mentor: Jodi Ocken)
  • Megan Howe (Mentor: Kathryn Greenberg)
  • Natalie Escamilla (Mentor: Jodi Ocken)
  • Todd/Jamie Burns (Mentor: Jodi Ocken)

Team Volume
Our team rocked it with a Team Volume for the month of December of $70,842!

Top 5 Personal Volume for December:

#1 - Colleen/Megan $10,903

#2 - Katie Aslan $5,645

#3 - Crystal Ford $3,619

#4 - Rachel McKeown $3,377

#5 - Erica Petro $2,819

Top 3 Team Volume (1st line) for December:

#1 - Nora O'Halloran (Team: Forever Charmed) $21,724

#2 - Erica Petro $13,800

#3 - Katie Aslan $7,673

Top Mentor for December:
Erica Petro (2)

Rank Promotions - CONGRATULATIONS goes to:

Kristin Collins - Leading Designer

Mary Beth Denney - Leading Designer

Stephanie Galliano - Leading Designer

Jennifer Jakobsen - Leading Designer

Who is ready to SOAR in 2013?

What are your goals for 2013? Share them with your Mentor so they can help you achieve and be accountable for your goals. Also, create a Vision Board to remind you of your WHY and your GOALS.

SMART Goals Worksheet
Vision Board Template

Designer in Waiting Invitations to start again January 3rd!

Next 1,500 DIW invites to go out January 3rd!

Please have your DIWs join this new group for up-to-date information from corporate that is administrated by Kristine Stevens, our Direct to Corporate Director. http://www.facebook.com/groups/ShiningJewelsTeam/
*Make sure they see the pinned post and list their state, mentor and ID#.

ACTION REQUIRED - Direct Deposit

We need all Designers who are currently enrolled in Direct Deposit to urgently visit the Back Office, click on My Profile, and in the left menu click Edit Bonus Account. Please verify that the account and routing information we have on file is correct, then choose whether your commissions will be deposited into a checking or savings account.

It is necessary that this information be updated as quickly as possible to avoid receiving a paper check and being charged a $5 processing fee.

Opening Your Business Daily Tips

The following was presented at the Shining Jewels local team meeting in December.

Opening Your Business Daily - by Amy Frederich (another O2 designer)
In order to have a successful Direct Sales Business, you have to look at it similar to owning a store. Each and every day you must OPEN YOUR BUSINESS. Think of it as putting a key in the door and flipping the sign to OPEN! What are you doing today and every day to OPEN your Direct Sales Business? Here's a little schedule I challenge you all to follow and see what it does for your business. Try and spend at least one hour a day building your business!

Mail Out Monday - mail out one piece of literature (and not email) It can be a new catalog or a coupon, host or join flyer. Choose one person to handwrite a little note to go with it and mail it. Write a thank you to a hostess, etc.

Take Out Tuesday
- Grab your catalogs and take them everywhere you go. If you don't have anywhere to go, find some place - Starbucks, McDonalds, grocery store... just share!

Work Your Email List Wednesday - Work on your email list. Add any friends from Facebook, past parties and events. mail out a weekly special or remind them of your site for gift giving

Talk It Up Thursday - Talk to one person about your business. Talk to them about joining your team, hosting a party or purchasing something. This is face-to-face talk...no phone/email/Facebook. Give a call to a former hostess or customer and ask how they are enjoying their locket.

Facebook Friday - Work your Facebook page. Get new likes/networking.

Social Media Saturday
- Join twitter, instagram, pinterest and Linked in.

Also, throughout this challenge, be sure to keep catalogs, business cards, and samples on hand. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

*Try to engage with your fans daily with a post on your Facebook Fan Page.
*Make sure you always have at least 3 sponsor/hostess packets ready to go at all times.

*If you have blank business cards, print coupons on them to pass out.

*Check O2Loop and back office once daily for current news.

SOAR Regional Events

This exciting event will introduce new programs along with great training, and of course, in typical O2 fashion, a whole lot of fun surprises!

San Diego, CA
- January 11 & 12, 2013 - SOLD OUT - post in O2Loop with ticket request if still waiting to attend.

Nashville, TN - January 25 & 26, 2013 - Deadline to register is Jan 3rd - Link: http://regonline.com/soarnashville


If you haven't had a chance to read through the FAQ document I created, please do so. You can find it here:

Please let me know if any questions.

Team Dropbox

I started a team dropbox file so we could have a place to share documents. I have uploaded some marketing materials and tutorials there.

LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/28wm5w1qnqg6898/juvedGTlMg

Kristine Stevens' Shining Jewels Team Dropbox can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l2vgqed1lmsw2o2/ZMob9fmdzQ