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Team What The Whaaaaat?!?!

Welcome To Our Team!

Congratulations on making the decision to join Origami Owl as an Independent Designer! My name is Kim Meyers and I have the pleasure of being an Origami Owl Senior Team Leader and mentor of Team What The Whaaaaat?! When I joined O2 in November of 2013, I NEVER would have thought it would explode like it has! My phrase was constantly "What The What?!" because I couldn't believe how the business, for me, has grown. Silly name, CrAzY path! I praise God for the blessing that He has given me by allowing us to work together to be a Force For Good in the world around us. We are a fun loving group who have the same goal in mind- to achieve success with OUR businesses - and we are thrilled you are joining us!



The heart of this company is the Living Locket and helping people tell their story. Every Locket tells a story...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGPagUUHGv0



And the Origami Owl Warehouse were the magic happens...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1vf60kIyy8



Origami Owl was started by the hopes and dreams of a 14 year old girl named Bella Weems. She wanted a car, and with the support and help from her mom, her dreams came true. Check out these videos to give you more information about how Origami Owl started and where we are now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRRJwgFUaw4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64V5hqIhZWM&index=1&list=PLEWfpfBHDO7FXFvSnAxurCfvjLG901OsE


Our Family Tree

First, let’s talk about our "Family Tree" so you know who people are talking about when names are being thrown out!


Origami Owl has 5 Designers who are the "Direct to Corporate Designers"

Tami and Madi Butcher, Kimberlie Harrell, Heidi Russell, Maggie Stephens, and Kristine Stevens.


We all fall under one of these lovely ladies.


Our team is part of Executive Director Heidi Russell's Superstars team. (May I just add that this is the biggest team in the company with the highest sales!?!)


There are many upline leaders between Heidi and you, but I’ll only list names you likely to hear.

Your O2 lineage:

Heidi Russell- Executive Director, Superstars

Heather Hall- Senior Director, Team Rockin’ Lockets

Jenifer Savage- Director, Savvy Networking Team

Janelle Rodriguez- Director, Origami Owl Dream Designers

Sharmin Hegenauer-Senior Team Leader, Hegenauer Express

Kim Meyers - Senior Team Leader, Team What The Whaaaat?!

And finally, your mentor :)


Important information, updates and training will be posted on our team fb page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/636184273171593/

Our team page is a wonderful resource for support and there is a group of fabulous women who are ready to welcome you in. We really love to help each other out. We do have a few guidelines which we strive to follow.


1. Our page is a grump-free zone. Please do not post anything negative on the page. Any and all frustrations or complaints, venting about stuff, will be removed from the page. No ARGH's, GRR's or UGHH's! Yes, this page is for support, but negativity and venting fosters the wrong vibe for this page and we want to truly keep our group page a happy place where asking questions, celebrations, sharing ideas, and encouragement are the main topics and posts. If you have issues or concerns, shoot your Mentor a message and she will be more than glad to help you work through it!


2. The Team page does NOT substitute as your Mentor! Please be sure to communicate with her when you have questions. That is why she is your Mentor.


3. Our page is not a trading forum. It is against Policy and Procedure to buy or trade with other designers. Buying or trading can be very tricky for taxes, and for warranty issues. (This does not include back order or retired items.)



There will be a lot of information, but don’t be overwhelmed. As you dig into the Back Office and all of the available resources, write down your questions and/or post them on our team page. It is important to utilize your mentor FIRST if you have questions or need advice. You can then follow the chain up, as needed. Give your mentor the opportunity to grow with you by not skipping over them. Remember, we’re all learning and we’re in this together!


Take a moment to think... Where do you see yourself in 3 months? 6 months? On your 1 year anniversary? Shoot for the moon! You may just land among the stars!


Now, Let's Get Started!!

Get the 411 on where to go from here, product information, and all the files/resources you can get your hands on because you want to read, take in the knowledge, and run with it.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ORDERING
We can order 2 ways.
1-you can order through your ORDER tab by clicking Shopping. This will allow you to order at our wholesale price. Know that if you do this, it will not count towards hostess rewards or go towards a party.
2-Create a Jewelry Bar with you as the hostess and place any orders you receive through this Jewelry Bar to go towards the hostess rewards which you get to redeem! How awesome is that?

YOUR PERSONAL WEBSITE
Did you know you now have your own website? It's FREE for your first 90 days! You should have chosen a prefix to your website at enrollment. Whatever you chose will then go before .origamiowl.com (EX: I choseKimMeyers , so my web address is
www.KimMeyers.OrigamiOwl.com).

If you don't remember, you can always check in your back office. Go to "Account", then "Personal Preferences". You can also add a picture here so that your customers know they are in the right place! After 90 days pass, you can continue to give your customers this awesome service for just $10 per month!


COMMISSION $$$$$

As Designers we earn 50% on charms, dangles, Inscriptions and stamped plates and 30% on lockets, chains, CORE, earrings and window plates. This works out to be a good average of about 38%...which is very generous for direct sales! Again, you can order wholesale through the orders tab in your back office for your discount, but will not be rewarded with hostess rewards that way. When entering a party, you will pay full price and then receive a commission payment the following Friday. You of course do not receive commission on business materials, and those must be ordered separately as they ship from a different location. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY FOR THE NEW PAYQUICKER CARD TO RECEIVE YOUR COMMISSIONS!


Personal Volume

You will hear this word referred to often, but most often as "PV". This is the wholesale dollars purchased, thru the party tab or personal orders, not including business materials. You can view your personal volume when you first login to your back office in the box called "My Business Performance". This is tracked monthly! You will also see Central Team Volume (CTV) which is your total team volume as you begin to grow a team.


Staying Active

In order to be considered an "active" Designer, you need to have a PV (personal volume) of at least $1 in a rolling 6 month period. Once you start growing a team, you will need to maintain a PV of at least $250 in a rolling 6 month period. This is super easy, and much lower than most other companies.


Returns and Missing Items

Occasionally things may arrive less than perfect, have a defect...or on the seldom occasion, not at all. (After all...those owls packing at the nest are in fact human...and do make mistakes) If this happens, do not worry. Go to:

www.returns.origamiowl.com

with your order number, fill out the appropriate form and it will be taken care of. (Please note the time frame in which this has to be submitted)


Incentives

At Origami Owl, they like to keep things challenging, and FUN! Check out our incentive website at http://o2incentives.com for all the fun things going on. This year I earned an all expense paid trip to MAUI and Naples FL! THe 2016 Incentive Trip is to Cancun! How exciting is that?!? You can also find information on all of these fun things under the 'stay-up-to-date' tab. Click 'incentives and promotions.


Hostess Rewards

We have a great hostess rewards program. With each level of sales the hostess gets, she earns Free product, Half price items, additional half price items for each booking, and our fabulous Hostess exclusive. See the current Hostess rewards flyer in your back office.


FAQ's

Still have questions? Log in to your Back Office, scroll all the way to the bottom, and choose FAQs for answers.


Get Ready To SOAR!!!

Here are some tips to help you start your Origami Owl business on the fast track!

· Make a locket and wear it daily!!! (If you haven't already!) A locket is like your billboard! Wear it everywhere...change it up! You will be surprised how many people will notice and ask about it. What a wonderful opportunity to tell them about your business!


· Designate a work space. The first step is to select one location for your work space. Ideally, this is a designated home office, but some of us may not have the space in our home, So this space can be the kitchen table, a small desk in your bedroom, etc. Whatever the space, it is important that you make this your space. Carving out a home office space, can help you be more productive at home and maintain your sanity when family and household issues threaten to impede your work.


· Set up your email- you are an excited new Designer, you will be sending out emails about your new business to prospective customers and hostesses When you have a designated email address just for your Origami Owl business, it tells everyone you are OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Be sure to follow the P&P Guidelines for setting up an email. No proprietary, trademarked terms. You cannot use origami owl, livinglockets, or O2 in your email address. Having an email just for your Origami Owl business is a great way to keep organized with all the communications you will be having between you and Hostesses, customers, and your Mentor and leaders. Check this out... it is a fancy e-signature that you can create for your business email address. It is great because it looks professional, and you can add your contact info, as well as set up the buttons to link to your website and social media sites, and even if you aren't emailing them about OO, they will see it! www.myesigpartners.com **NOTE- please make sure whatever email address that you have saved in the back office is what you would like to receive email communications from the Nest...and from me.


· Open a bank account. Open a separate checking account for your new business. Look for a personal account with minimal fees and an Debit card. Deposit client checks as well as sales and use it to order supplies and pay for business expenses. This makes for MUCH EASIER tracking and accounting at the end of the year when you're trying to do taxes!

· Sign up for mobile credit card processing. Do research on using a mobile credit processing service. There are many out there. PayAnywhere, Paypal, SquareUp, Intuit...the list goes on and on. Even though YES, the Origami Owl backoffice does run credit cards for free through the party tab, it is only for when you are placing orders. The great thing about having a mobile credit card swiper is that you can run someone's card at the event, have it go directly into your business account (most take 24 hours to deposit), then turn around and order the product in your back office using debit card linked to that same account all while knowing the card is sufficient. For the most part, they are available for free when you register your account and they send you the reader. You may pay a service fee of about 2.5% - 3% depending on the company, so research well and decide if this is something that is important to your business or not. It's a CONVENIENCE, not a NECESSITY.


· Table Display: As you search for items for your display, consider keeping it simple. Remember...as fun as those owls are...we aren't really selling owls! One white owl will do. Keep the focus on our fabulous Jewelry! Consider our colors (aqua, white, teal with pops of pink and or yellow) and linen. For some great tips and ideas, check out this video of our top display winners!

https://vimeo.com/81815954 (password oowinners)



NOW THAT YOU HAVE THOSE THINGS DONE, YOU MUST FEEL OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

· Make your list of 100 immediately. List all the people you know and don't be judgmental of who may or may not love Origami Owl. You never know!! 10 friends, 10 relatives, 10 neighbors, 10 acquaintances and 10 people surrounding children or spouse is 50 already. And you can contact them using your brand new email address! Make sure you tell them ALL about your new business!


· Pick a date for your launch party IMMEDIATELY!!! When will your DEBUT be? And who will be attending this debut? I know.. that is an exciting thought!! Your launch party should be your introduction of your new business to all of your family and friends! Your launch party should focus on bookings and sharing Origami Owl with people who might want to start their own business. Don't worry so much about selling products. Consider doing a raffle for a $25 gift card. EX- 1 ticket for each $25 earned, 1 ticket for bringing an uninvited friend, 4 tickets for booking a Jewelry Bar, 4 tickets for inquiring about the opportunity, etc...


· GET YOUR CALENDAR FULL! Schedule your launch party; The goal will be to book 3 jewelry bars from your launch party and book an additional 3 jewelry bars to host within your first 6-8 weeks. This will give you a quick start and get your business booming. Origami Owl Jewelry Bars are so much fun! And it is even more fun when you are excited, enthusiastic, and get the balling rolling!!!! That is the key to your success!


· Jewelry Bar Training: Want to know how to truly ROCK those Jewelry Bars? Our very own Heather Hall did a fabulous training that will walk you through a Jewelry Bar and how to fully get maximum results! It is fabulous and is the model I use. Check it out at:

http://vimeo.com/71645271 - part one Password: rockin

http://vimeo.com/71645362 - part two Password: rockin



· Start growing your Team! Did you know the fastest way to grow your business is by adding to your team? Jewelry Bars are the heart of our business, but growing a team can drastically increase your paycheck, far beyond sales commissions. It is SO rewarding to share this wonderful opportunity {and why not share something SO amazing!?!} and to see others accomplish amazing things!



FACEBOOK

Go ahead and set up a Facebook business page and share it with your friends and family!

When you are ready to create your page here is a simple video on how to create your page:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAqezGw7cE8

Remember, your Facebook page needs to follow O2 compliancy, therefore your page's name has to be Origami Owl- your name, Independent Designer

And that is it!


Origami Owl Contact Information

Take a moment to add Origami Owl's contact info to your cell phone contacts.

Designer Care:

Phone- 888.491.0331

Email- go to www.origamiowl.com and click on contact us and use the contact to select the issue at hand.

And last but not least, make sure you have my phone number and your Mentor’s phone number saved into your cell phone's contacts too! (See my contact info above.)

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