VT RockStars Weekly
Incorporating teams within Rockstars. March 20th 2016
Happy Easter x
the next news will be our monthly round-up after 31st. Have a lovely Easter x
Meeting up with family and friends during the holidays?
Book some trunk shows, make some sales and sponsor some stylists!!!
Face to Face networking is where our business works best.
Kids doing an Egg Hunt? have a display set up indoors for the mums!
Lots more ideas on Facebook in our community groups xxx
Lots of talk of Virtual or Online Trunk Shows...
Well, er not necessarily...
The heart of our Stella & Dot business is the Trunk Show and face to face connection, nothing can beat that. The majority of your time should be spent booking and running in-home Trunk Shows, so if you are short of time, don't even bother with this. Also, if you are doing it, online stuff is a major time-suck so make sure you are spending 95% of your work time on booking, selling and sponsoring a in-home trunk shows and face to face events and pop-up shops. Think of your pounds per hour ££££
IF YOU ARE A BRAND NEW STYLIST, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT THESE OPTIONS UNTIL YOU HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE OF THE FACE TO FACE ASPECT OF OUR BUSINESS!
What are my options?
- A Facebook event in real time using a group or an event with you as the hostess or doing your sample sale this way.
- A Facebook event in real time with someone else as the hostess inviting her friends to it.
- A TS booking with someone living far away who will gather up to 6 friends to sit on the sofa with her for an hour whilst you conduct a 'facetime' trunk show live (you need a very engaged hostess for this to work well)
There are some great resources with more info:
Kudos to Paola and her sponsor Suzie O'Connor who have worked closely together to get a great start to Paola's business with more bookings and leads by the day!!! x
Bella has been juggling her own personal business alongside supporting her rapidly growing team, including travelling to coach her second line x
Sarah has been working really hard, doing lots of pop up shops and meeting lots of new people to book with as well as supporting her team with their goals, well done Sarah, it' paying off! x
Well done on amazing sales through lots of styling & networking opportunities this month. Way to work that flash sale!!! You are currently in the lead in Rockstars Team Sales so far this month x
Hurrah for the very glam and gorgeous Sue who sponsored her first Stylist this week and a huge welcome to Nicola in Brighton x
Brand new Stylist Emma has qualified for the first time this month, what a great feeling! and you will be earning JumpStart credits and business credits too!! Well done Sarah Batchelor for all the support you give x
Season Premiere (& Stylist Meeting) Surrey
Join me and Herdis as we launch the Summer collection, learn how to style for the Summer and get training and motivation for your business. Guests welcome!
There will not be a Business Builders session in April, members of the group should attend our Build it Big training day instead x
Build It Big SURREY
Book your place here:
Season Premiere (& Stylist Meeting) Surrey
Build It Big SURREY
Head Office Training This Week
This Week's Call Recordings:
CORE BASIC TRAINING
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
The more you read the more you know, the more you learn the more you grow...
- 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!
and finally... my daughters current favourite x
Welcome to Stella & Dot!
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!
Senior Director & Independent Stylist
Connect with your Sponsor
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!
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
(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.
Stella & Dot University
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
Next Hoopla: 8th-10th July 2016 Venue tbc