Dream Designers

July 2013 End of Month + NEW Training Videos

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July is almost over!

July just flew right by and our team is growing everyday!! Remember that our July Hostess Exclusive is expiring at end of the month (7/31/13 midnight EST) and there is a new flyer in the back office featuring our August Hostess Exclusive (found under Resources > Hostess Materials).


Don't miss the latest Hostess Exclusive Announcement that was posted today for any of you who currently have a jewelry bar open in the system.

  • Hostesses will receive the Hostess Exclusive for the month in which the Jewelry Bar® is closed, not necessarily the one in which it was held or opened in your Back Office. To receive the July Hostess Exclusive, you have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on July 31 to close your Jewelry Bar. Hostesses of Jewelry Bars closed after July 31 will receive the August Hostess Exclusive. This will be the case each month going forward.

  • Hostess Rewards are available only for Jewelry Bar orders that are entered into the “Party Tab” in the Back Office. Since The Nest picks up the cost of Hostess Rewards, we are able to offer Hostess Rewards only for orders put through the Back Office. That means that Hostess Rewards are not available for cash and carry sales.

New Training Videos

Now that my kids are back in school I've been working on some training videos for the TEAM. I hope you enjoy them. Please let your mentor or I know if you have any questions. If you have any ideas for training topics please pass them on as well.

{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.


07/30/13 - Lake Mary, FL - LINK to Details

08/03/13 - Orange County, CA - LINK to Details

08/04/13 - Portland, ME - LINK to Details

08/10/13 - Oahu, HI - LINK to Details

08/17/13 - Virginia Beach, VA - LINK to Details

09/07/13 - Louisville, KY - LINK to Details

09/13/13 - 09/14/13 - Kansas City, KS - more details coming soon. $75 - special guest: Lynsey Jones of Party Plan Divas

09/14/13 - Columbus, OH - more details coming soon.

09/14/13 - Denver, CO - LINK to Details

09/20/13 - 09/21/13 - Nashville, TN - more details coming soon, but possibly already sold out. $75 - special guest: Lynsey Jones of Party Plan Divas

09/28/13 - Sanford, NC - 9-4pm at Dennis Wicker Civic Center - More details to come.

09/28/13 - Sacramento, CA with Karla Savage & Tracey Vlahos. More details to come.

{Team Challenge}

Have you started our Team Challenge? Come and enter for your chance to win some O2 SWAG that I picked up from Convention!


How to play -- go to THIS LINK to review what the current challenges are and mark ENTER each time you complete the challenge to earn your entry. The more tasks you complete, the more entries you can earn. Drawing to take place sometime after August 10th, so ensure to get your entries in before the time on the clock expires.

NOTE: This photo is only an example of some of the SWAG I picked up from convention. I purchased extras of some of the items and those items is what will be given away.

{July Team Incentive}

REMINDER: Don't forget to email me at jodiocken@gmail.com to be entered! If you already entered you should have received an email back from me verifying your entry.
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What can I win? Four team members will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card! Use it to buy additional items for your display, business materials, or treat yourself to dinner/movie/pedicure!

How do I earn an entry? Any designer on this team who reaches personal volume of $99+ in the month of July will earn an entry. **Please email me at jodiocken@gmail.com when you surpass the first $99 to be entered into the drawing.**

*You will also receive one additional entry for each $250 in personal volume you reach. I will calculate any additional entries earned for those that entered. I will accept entries until end of day August 1, 2013.


To view your Personal Volume, log into the Back Office, click on Commissions, then Volumes, and it will list your Total PV for each month. End of Month is July 31st at midnight EST. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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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.

**There were 144 members on the team who met the qualification for June! WOO HOO**

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! Find more details in Back Office.

LINK to a points tracker that I created in Excel.


{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!


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 7-7 PST). NOTE: Fastcustomer.com and Lucyphone.com are 2 great timesavers that will stay on hold for you and call you back.

NOTES:
If trying to place an order and the item is not coming up and is not on the Product Availability Listing, you can report this using the Contact Form and selecting Technical from the drop down box. If you need to get the order in right away, you can try contacting Designer Care via phone and asking if they can add that item to your order.

As far as shipping, orders are leaving the nest quickly sometimes even within 24 hours and are arriving based on the timeframe listed on the back of the order form depending on the shipping method selected (if not sooner). Please remember they are listed in business days.

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.

In addition, I've tried to organize some of the tips and FAQ posted in the group by topic in the Resources Album in Photo section of this group here.