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Congratulations on your New Business!

On behalf of The Dream Team leaders and stylists, I’d like to welcome you to our team. We all can’t wait to meet you and watch your business soar. You are going to have a blast with this business!

My name is Colleen Carlisle from King City, Ontario and I am your upline Senior Director and founding leader of The Dream Team.

I personally started with Stella & Dot in November 2009 because I loved the jewelry and thought working a trunk show was kind of fun. Along the way, I learned that this was something I wanted to do more permanently and started growing a team and rising through the leadership ranks.

Regardless of where you fall in my downline, I always have time to answer your questions, help you brainstorm or offer support. Please feel free to reach out to me by email at any time at colleencarlisle@rogers.com.

But I am only part of our incredible leadership team. Allow me to introduce you to a few other amazing ladies within The Dream Team:
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Get off to a Strong Start!

A great resource to get your business started is the amazing "New Stylist Workbook" that comes in your Starter Kit or download the online version here. This comprehensive booklet will walk you through all the steps of booking, selling, and sponsoring and will help you navigate your Stella & Dot business.

Before Your First Trunk Show

What do I bring to my first show?
A pack of current Look Books labeled with your name, email, phone number and PWS (personal web site). Your Look Book is your best marketing tool so make sure each guest receives a book to take home. This will generate future orders and bookings so don't be afraid to be generous with them! The more your sell, the more business supplies you will earn to replace them.

How much is shipping on a customer order?
A flat-rate shipping charge of $7.95 is applied to every order. Each order is delivered via Purolator directly to the customer's address. If trunk show guests would like to choose a ship to hostess option, they are charged $5.95 to receive their order when the hostess places her order. Because a hostess has up to six months to place her order, the customer could be waiting a while! Order shipped directly to guest ship immediately and take about 3 - 5 days to receive.

Are there any specials?
Look out for the Marketing Materials Library under Quick Links in the Stylist Lounge. All specials for customers, hostesses and new stylists will be listed with marketing tools for you to print and bring along to your show.

How is our jewelry made? Where is our jewelry made? What does it contain?
Stella & Dot jewelry, handbags and accessories are designed from scratch in our own design offices in New York and Sausalito. We manufacture our jewelry using the best production partners in countries like China (embroidered jewelry styles), India (wire wrapping and rosary beaded styles) and Thailand (hand hammering) - depending on the piece and the process. All of our jewelry is lead safe and nickel free. Most of the plated pieces use a brass base. Our delicate styles are Italian Bronze or 14kt gold-plated and sterling silver. All earrings use either sterling silver ear wires or surgical steel posts.
Check out the answers to those questions and more here: http://www.stelladot.com/design-studio/faqs

How can I tell what's in stock?

Just below the Buzz video in the Stylist Lounge is the Product Alert List, updated three times a week. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with what's on the list before each trunk show and you can even print it out and bring it along to your show.
If you are using Dottie - the S&D iPad app - stock position will be real-time and future ship dates will also be posted as you enter each item.

How do I book trunk shows?

By asking! Check out the Monthly Words to Say in S&D University for some inspiration. There are also a TON of fabulous videos featuring other stylists with ideas for a Group Hello, Assumptive Close, and more! And don't be shy to reach out to your upline or attend your local area monthly meeting for more ideas on how to book shows.

What's my display look like?

Trunk Shows come in all shapes and sizes! And you can be as creative as you want. The most important part of the show is getting the jewelry OFF THE TABLE and ONTO YOUR GUESTS. Don't worry to much about making your display perfect. You want it to be easy and fun!

Here are a couple of photos of recent trunk shows held by Dream Team stylists:
You've taken a big step in signing up to by a Stylist with Stella & Dot and we can't wait to see the great things you will accomplish! I look forward to celebrating your success in 2015!