VT RockStars Weekly

Incorporating teams within Rockstars. April 9th 2016

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Back to Basics: Bookings!

Keep it SIMPLE! After all, it's just a conversation between two people about jewellery!

1.Make a list of people to offer a Trunk Show to (think of EVERYONE you know, use your facebook friends list and mobile phone contacts as a reminder) include all previous customers and any new people that you meet.

2. Warm them up by planting a seed in a conversation (people love getting this necklace at 40%off...), or giving them a mini look-book, messaging them with an image... SEE Stella & Dot University on the Lounge for more info.

3. Reach out to offer a Trunk Show (or a personal styling session) tell them that this is the most popular time to get friends together, it's really casual and fun... Use the 'Words to Say' document from Head Office, check the Buzz email or the lounge. Talk to your sponsor if you need help.

4.Once someone is interested, ask them what day of the week they prefer, offer them only 2 dates (within the next 3 weeks), if they can't do either of those, offer 2 more - NEVER GIVE PEOPLE TOO MUCH CHOICE!

5. Check local press/google for local events that you could take part in, lots of Spring/Summer Shopping events and school fairs taking place from now!

Remember that statistically you need to ask 10 people to get 1 YES to a booking, collect all the NO's you get along the way, the more No's you hear, the more successful you will be!

2 Conversations a day will grow your business!

Success = small consistent effort over time

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Head Office Training This Week

This Week's Call Recordings:

Core Best Practices - with Star Stylist, Linda Wood - Booking Made Simple

Opportunity Webinar with Director, Jo Markwick


April is going to be absolutely Extraordinary! The Head Office team will be coming to an area near you to host an exciting event with training, coaching tips, motivation and lots of fun! Take your business to a new level, see all the style that Stella & Dot has to offer, and of course walk away with some fabulous swag in hand!

Before your Training you can invite a prospective Hostess, Customer, Stylist or just a friend along to an MSD. This is a fun and relaxed chance for them to learn all about Stella & Dot.

Cardiff 11th April (Core Basics Training & MSD) - REGISTER HERE

Manchester 16th April (Core Basics Training & MSD) - REGISTER HERE

Nottingham 18th April (Core Basics Training & MSD) - REGISTER HERE

Belfast 19th April (Core Basics Training & MSD) - REGISTER HERE

Kilkenny, Ireland 20th – 21st April (Build it Big) - REGISTER HERE

Edinburgh 23rd April (Core Basics Training & MSD) - REGISTER HERE

London 25th April (Core Basics Training & MSD) - REGISTER HERE

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The more you read the more you know, the more you learn the more you grow...

I get a lot of requests for suggested reading, here are some top picks! Top Tip: if you have little time to read, try the audiobooks (from iTunes or Audible) & listen in the car or in the kitchen!

  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown (focus on the right things!)
  • Better Than Before by Gretchen Ruben (Mastering good habits)
  • The Flip Flop CEO by Janine Finney and Lory Muirhead (understanding Direct Selling)
  • What the Most Successful People do before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam (secrets of early rising)
  • Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine (as used by all S&D staff including Jessica Herrin - it helps you to identify and manage internal saboteurs)
  • Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy (excellent time management tips)
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • Go for No by Richard Fenton (learn to overcome hearing No)
  • Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
  • Build it Big by DWSA (real stories from top industry leaders)
  • 168hours by Laura Vanderkam (in depth life time-management)
  • Be a Recruiting Superstar by Mary Christensen (learn to sponsor!)
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Let me know any suggestions you have too!

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Welcome to Stella & Dot!

I am your upline Senior Director, I support your sponsors, hold regular training and meetings and am here to support you, so that you get what YOU want out of your Stella & Dot Business. The person who sponsored you should be your first point of contact with everyday queries. However you can reach out to me if you have any issues or suggestions or require assistance that your sponsor is unable to give.

About Me:

I am a mum of three school age children, this is my second business in this industry, I joined S&D when we launched in the UK in 2012 when my previous jewellery company closed down, I have been in the biz for about 6 years. When I first started I had babies, toddlers and another job, and to be honest, I joined to get discount on my wishlist! however after my first party, I knew that this was what I wanted to do, so I made a plan with my sponsor and quit my job within 6 months and have never looked back. I still work part-time and do about 6 parties a month.

I live in Surrey, I'm married to the very patient Mr P and I survive on black coffee and gin.

I look forward to meeting you soon!



Michele Porter

Senior Director & Independent Stylist

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Connect with your Sponsor

The person who introduced you to the business is called your Sponsor. She will be responsible for your initial Q&A and getting you started.

It's important to be honest with your sponsor about what you want from your business so that she can offer the right level of support.

During your Jumpstart period (your first 60 days) we recommend having a quick chat once a week with your sponsor.

Not on Facebook? You're missing out!

We have a Team Facebook page for Majestics, it's a closed private group just for us.

I use this Facebook page to do give-aways and share important information as it happens. it is also a useful forum for you to ask questions and share tips.

Even if you don't want to use Facebook for your personal life, you really need to use it for communication purposes within the team and wider Stella & Dot community.

Add me as a friend and I'll add you to the group: www.facebook.com/michele.porter1

Getting Started Guide

This is a fab booklet available to download and print off. It tells you everything you need to get started!


(you need to be logged into Stylist Lounge for this link to work)

Attend a Monthly Meeting (every month!)

Stylists who regularly attend a monthly meeting have much stronger businesses and are more likely to have longevity. Without connecting with other Stylists doing the same job, it's very hard to get motivated and inspired. Also, it's more fun together!

See Forthcoming Events above, if we aren't holding one in your area, there are many other Directors and Leader-led meetings all over the country. Search under events in the Tools & Resources/Stella & Dot University part of the Stylist Lounge or website to find yours.

If there isn't one, then tell me!! I am working with Head Office to get the nation covered.

Making the Most of Jumpstart

A bit of sisterly advice to you all. If there's one thing you'll kick yourself for not doing, it's making the most of your JumpStart (first 60 days).

Familiarise yourself with what you could be earning in this period and chat to your sponsor about it.

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Read & Watch The Weekly BUZZ

The Buzz is the weekly newsletter from Head Office, it's how announcements are made, it's short and fun but has links to all the tools that you need to run your business right now.

It's a 5 minute video, once a week. Just watch it!

Stella & Dot University

This is an online learning resource, basically a library of documents and videos to help you self-educate your way to success. I know at first it seems really daunting. Start with the New Stylist section first!

Spend a good few hours in your first week watching videos and familiarising yourself with SDU.

Head Office Training Calendar

There is a weekly New Stylist Training call you can dial into with Sam Walpole, our UK Training Manager.

Find this on the Stylist Lounge, it not only shows what training and support is taking place, but also has recorded archives of training calls. I download these as mp3's and listen to them on my phone or ipod in the car or around the house.

The Stylist Lounge

You should get in the habit of logging on every day during your first few weeks, to get used to where everything is.

News items in particular, as well as the Product Alert list which is updated daily and shows any items low or out of stock and when they are due back in.

Embrace 2242!

Follow this formula for success...

2 Conversations a day (to book or sponsor) will build your business so that the rest will follow:

2 Conversations per day

2 Outside orders per week (not from a TS)

4 Trunk Shows per month

2 New Stylists Sponsored per month.


Hoopla is our Annual 2 day Conference, it is in June, in London.

If you want be successful and earn more money from your business, you need to go to Hoopla.

We have the best, game-changing training, not to mention cocktail parties, team parties prizes, dancing and FUN!

CEO & Founder Jessica Herrin, Chairman Mike Lohner, Chief Creative Officer (heads up Design Studio in NYC) Blythe Harris and VP of Global Training Danielle Redner will be there, they are each so inspiring and motivating, but when they get together, great things happen!

Tickets will go on sale a few months beforehand.

Tickets usually cost about £150 and include products to the same value in our goody bag. S&D negotiate a good hotel rate for us and Stylists usually share rooms to keep the cost down too.


Next Hoopla: 8th-10th July 2016 Venue tbc

Our Team at Head Office in Hammersmith

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