Dream Designers

August 2013 End of Month Newsletter

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August is almost over!

The months continue flying right by and our team is growing everyday!! \OvO/

Lots of exciting changes and announcements have been made recently, so please continue to check your News Feed in the Back Office every day or two to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Every Monday (this week Tuesday due to Labor Day) there is a pre-recorded update webinar. Then on Wednesdays there is a written update/email. On Thursdays, watch for another pre-recorded webinar covering a training topic.

Just a reminder that August month-end is tomorrow, Saturday, August 31st at 11:59pm EST. For those that are looking at maintaining/earning a rank promotion, please ensure to look at the Career Plan and the Volume numbers in your back office under the Commission tab to ensure you have met your goals. Rank Promotions will be announced around the 10th of the month and Monthly Team Override Bonuses will be paid out on the 10th. If any questions, please reach out to your mentor/upline.

Welcome New Designers + Congrats to the New Mentors!

A BIG Welcome to all the new team members!

New Designers: I know there is a lot of information, but remember that your mentor and upline is there for you to help guide you on your way and get you off to a great start. Please ensure to also review the back office resources section and news feed for a lot of great information and don't feel like you are bugging your mentor when asking your questions. :)

Mentors: Please ensure to reach out to your new team members to offer guidance, support, explanation of some of the processes and encourage them to choose a launch jewelry bar date. If for some reason you are going to be unavailable to get back with them within a 24-hour window, please ensure they know who the next person in their upline is, so they have someone to be in contact with.

If for some reason your mentor hasn't reached out to you yet, please contact me at jodiocken@gmail.com

Thank you!

New Take Out Menus (Catalogs) + Products

Per the latest announcement, designers will be able to order new Take Out Menus (TOMs) and new Fall Product starting on October 1st. The products will then roll out to our retail websites sometime the following week.

*Please note: That the new bracelets (the link locket and the dangle) and the Over-the-Heart chain will be available in November as they are still working to perfect it. The products will all still be featured in the new TOM but with an "Available in November” notation) so you can still show your customers, get them excited, book Jewelry Bars, and order right in time for the holidays.

September Hostess Exclusive

Our August Hostess Exclusive is rolling into September. You can find a new September Hostess Exclusive Flyer in your back office under Resources > Hostess Materials.

*Please note that per the latest update in the back office, there is a new Hostess Rewards program that is rolling out. Please check the New Feed Item titled "Weekly Update - Wednesday August 28" for details. No date has been released as of yet.

Remember what you do today affects your business 90 days from today...

What have you done today to grow your business?

Haven't had a chance to do anything yet, there is still time...try to carve out 5 minutes and pick up the phone to call someone you've been meaning to catch up with. Do they know about your business? If not, make sure to interject something about the fun you are having with it. Remember it's about building relationships first. Don't just start with Hey Susie - I'm a designer with O2 now, want to book a party?

Policies & Procedures

I really encourage that all designers, new or seasoned, sit down and read the current policies and procedures, if you haven't done so. They can be found in the back office under Resources > Business Materials. These are the policies that we all agreed to abide by when signing on to be an official designer for this company. If you have any questions, please reach out to your mentor/upline or send a message to compliance using the Contact Form.

Inactivity Deadline Extension

They have extended the cancellation date indicated in a previous email to Monday, September 30, 2013. This means that if you have not placed an order or generated $199 in PV in the last 6 months, we ask that you do so by Monday September 30, 2013 in order to avoid having your Designer status cancelled. Please feel free to email the Nest’s Compliance Department with any questions. at compliance@origamiowl.com or use the contact form and select compliance from dropdown box.

Team Training Videos

Here are a few Team Training Videos that I created:

Also, here are a few other videos from other designers/leaders:

There are also some great training webinars in the back office under Resources > Webinar Playbacks.

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WHOO wants to earn an extra $1,000 by December??

By hosting 1-2 Jewelry Bars per month, it is definitely possible, especially since the average party is about $650 in retail!

{ADDED BONUS} Each designer on this team that hits the Personal Volume (PV) goal listed each month June-November will be entered into a drawing for a {SPECIAL PRIZE} valued at $150+. Drawing to take place in December. No need to email me as I will review the monthly PV and determine the entries.

*For those that have hit June and July goals, please ensure you look for what goal you need to reach for August to still be in the running!

Remember month end cut-off is the last day of each month at 11:59pm EST. To view your Personal Volume, log into the Back Office and click on Commissions > Volumes.

Corporate Sponsored Designer Incentive Trip to CABO

All Inclusive Trip for 2 to Cabo San Lucas - February 2014!

New Website launched that includes the details and also has a listing of who is currently in the running for the trip.

I've spotted a few team members on there so far:

  • Shelley Sawyer
  • Catherine Miller
  • CathyJoy Tryban
  • Amy Allen
  • Becky Beussink
  • Jackie Morrison

and hope to be going myself. HOOT HOOT!

Remember your Personal Volume carries a lot of weight and there is still plenty of time as you have through end of November to remain/get on there!

LINK: http://o2incentives.com/

{Regional Training Events}

Currently these are the regional training events that I am aware of that are open to all current designers and DIWs. The training events are led by different leaders within the organization and some of them are also having Executive Team members from the nest and/or guest speakers attend. Please review the different links for more details. I will update as I find out more.

09/07/13 - Louisville, KY

Details: http://www.sarahslockets.com/ - Deadline to register: September 1st!

09/13/13 - 09/14/13 - Kansas City, MO

Details: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7627826033

09/14/13 - Columbus, OH

Details: https://o2columbusseptmeeting.eventbrite.com/ - Deadline to register: August 30th!

09/14/13 - Denver, CO

Details: http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/6418579-origami-owl-fall-training-event

09/20/13 - 09/21/13 - Nashville, TN

Details: https://teamfreatmannashville2013.eventbrite.com/ - SOLD OUT

09/28/13 - Sacramento, CA

Details: http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/6536794-o2-northern-cali-regional-training - Deadline to register: Sept 22

10/06/13 - Harrisburg, PA

Details: http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/6467960-origami-owl-mid-atlantic-training?4165869

10/19/13 - Charleston, WV

More details coming soon.

{National Convention 2014} I'm already registered -- WHOO's coming with me?!?

Mark your calendars for next year's National Convention ~ July 24-26, 2014 in Phoenix

Click here for more information and to register at the current Early Bird rate of $175.

Team Facebook Page + additional information...

If you haven't already, come join us over on our Dream Designers Team Facebook page HERE.

This is a place to share tips, photos, successes, announcements, and training!

Lots of great resources organized by section can be found in the group here.

If you have any questions and/or issues, let's continue to bring those items up to your mentor and/or upline for resolution. (I'm your Executive Team Leader - jodiocken@gmail.com and your Director is Kristine Stevens - charmedowlsleader@gmail.com)

Designer Care is also a resource available for you to utilize. The contact form can be found at http://www.origamiowl.com/contact/form/ or can reach them at 888-491-0331 (M-F 8-9 EST).

For those awaiting Backordered Items, Missing Items and/or Replacement Items, if it has been 2 weeks since the items became back in stock and/or since you requested the items and you have not received the items then I would contact Designer Care at the phone listed above. If you do not get resolution after speaking with them or for some reason aren't able to call within the specified timeframe, email me the details at jodiocken@gmail.com and I will see what I can find out. Please ensure to include order # and customer name. All forms are found in the back office under Resources > Business Materials.