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Feb 4, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Message from John De Vries and Yone

It's been a whirlwind of a trip to the United States for Yone this last week and in that time she's realized one of her dreams. After wowing us all with her incredible voice at the Anaheim Regional, one audience member, Blue Diamond John De Vries, was so touched by her spirit and talent that he decided that he wanted to do something more...and much more was in his power. As a music producer he had contact with some of the best of the best in the music industry and within a day it was all set - Yone was going to fly to Los Angeles to record her first CD!

2010 certainly is the year of miracles in MonaVie.

Listen to John De Vries share more insights:

And just yesterday I had the pleasure of talking to Yone, and in retrospect I should have got an autograph! Here's a message from our superstar before she flies back to Brazil, with Katy Holt-Larsen and Marshall Snarr:

What's your miracle for 2010?

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MonaVie Chief Blogger

Jan 28, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Take the Attitude of Gratitude Challenge!

Contrary to stereotypes of those who participate in social media, most do not sit in their mother’s basement in pajamas and communicate through a keyboard all day…though, let’s be honest, it does sound almost delightful. Just kidding. Maybe.

As distributors…check that…as human beings…you have a chance to build new relationships and enhance current ones through social media.

A study by MicroDialogue, found that 27.6 percent of social media users in the US say social networking has benefited their offline relationships and almost half (48.7 percent) reported they felt communication via the internet was more convenient than face-to-face discussions. Social media has also proven key for some web surfers in expanding their social lives, with 49 percent claiming to have forged new relationships from online interactions and 31.5 percent saying social media pushed them to try things they had wanted to do.

Let me preface the next bit with the words of Dallin and our VP of Marketing Wayne Moorehead, which are, social media does not, nor will it ever replace good marketing, a good business building system or those fruitful (LOL – see what I did there?) tasting parties.

Social media is meant to supplement those best practices and is a new medium to connect and build relationships, which we all know is the cornerstone of network marketing.

Remember Devin’s last blog post where he pretty much says that social media is relationship marketing and relationship marketing is just that…building relationships. And… shouting to the world on Facebook or Twitter “Try MonaVie now…it really works,” does not a relationship make. I know. I’m as shocked as you are. No really, you know this stuff. You know the people who spam you with the same type of sales pitches and why it isn’t working for them.

The reason social media has become a popular way to communicate is because we are all looking for transparency and openness. We don’t want to be sold. We want information quickly and we don’t want anything to feel staged or contrived. It’s about being real. Am I rambling? I’m rambling. Moving on…

Okay, so in keeping with Dallin’s theme for 2010, A Year of Miracles, our first initiative in making miracles – an Attitude of Gratitude Challenge!

Think of each individual you might have on your social networking sites or even acquaintances offline. The challenge is to thank or acknowledge 5-10 individuals every day for the next month. So simple!

You're probably already doing this, so just do it with purpose. It can be as simple as sending someone a direct message, writing on their FB wall, a tweet or email to ask them how they're doing, going to lunch. It can be someone from your upline, downline, etc. Just remember...don't sell.

I'm willing to bet the results will astonish you.

Who's going to take the challenge? Throughout the month feel free to post and let me know how the challenge is going!

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MonaVie Chief Blogger

Jan 25, 2010

A Message from Dallin A. Larsen

Hi MonaVie,

Dallin here.  Got back to Florida late Saturday night from the Anaheim Regional.  If you haven’t had a chance to watch it, I encourage you to do so.  Within the next few days, each of the presentations will be available as stand-alone presentations.  Until then, you can go to www.monavieonthemove.com and scroll through the various presentations.  It was an amazing event with so many heartfelt presentations that it’s hard to pin point any one part that was my favorite. Certainly, the money raised for the kids in Haiti was emotional.  The final number will be shared with everyone this week some time but I believe it’s over $63,000.  Yonne, our 13 year old from Brazil who is part of the MORE Project, singing to the group and hearing her mom explain how the MORE Project has been a godsend to her family, was so moving.  And finally, what can I say about my niece, Sharlie, other than an angel was among us on Saturday.  Please, do your heart some good and watch Sharlie’s presentation.  She closed the day for us on Saturday.

We talked a lot about the “why” in MonaVie. What’s your why?  Why are you doing MonaVie?  You heard some of the folks on stage share their “why” for MonaVie.  What’s your why?  Maybe you can comment back to Shante and she can share with me some of your responses.  My why for MonaVie was first, to help feed our ten kids and support my family.  And, it was to make my parents proud of their son.  It’s grown from that initial “why” into something much larger.  Your “why” will also probably change along the way.  What I know for sure, however, is that you need to define your “why” so it will sustain you through the inevitable peaks and valleys of this business.

I love you guys!

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Dallin A. Larsen

Jan 20, 2010

Letters to Dallin

MonaVie Founder and CEO Dallin A. Larsen receives hundreds of emails from distributors around the world on a daily basis. He was so inspired by the many letters flooding in after the 2010 Global Kickoff webcast he asked that we share a few snippets from a handful of letters between now and Anaheim here on BlogMV. Here are the first in the series Letters to Dallin:

2010 is going to be a phenomenal year and we are anticipating great miracles! Our God-given dream is to be a blessing and to help change lives. We refuse to stop hoping in God no matter what our circumstances look like currently. We are definitely being stretched and are excited to see what God has in store for us. We intend to overcome and become significant and can't wait to share our story to inspire others. Don and Sandi Troiano


We are so humbled and honored to part of your team in MonaVie and in life.  Our home was filled with 50+ people filled with the willingness to hope for a better year in 2010 for their families and friends.  You and the incredible team you assembled delivered in high style!  We heard back from distributors world wide; the most common thing we heard by far was, "HOW CAN WE GET THIS WEBCAST?!!!"  People everywhere wanted to watch it again and share it with their teams as well as new prospects.  Our local MonaVie family made this video for you. Jonathan and Danielle Brown


Thank you so much for your call yesterday, it meant so much to me that you would give of your time to do so. Having worked for 13 mortgage companies over the span of 20 years, I have yet to have a call from the CEO of any of them, so your call demonstrates the heart you have for us in the field and we appreciate it very much! Dallin, all our hopes and dreams are resting on this business and we are “all in” with MonaVie. Thank you for daring to step out and make a difference for us! Greg Gempler


After watching the web cast last night, I felt like signing up again! I always love and enjoy hearing you speak. Everything from the awesome introduction, all the incentives, bonuses, M(mune) Randy S, to the blogging and most of all what we are all doing for the kids and families with The MORE Project. I truly believe MonaVie is so blessed because of what we do for the kids of Brazil and all around the world everyday! Dallin, I can't thank you and the rest of the executive team enough for putting together this wonderful product and opportunity for the world to live a better life by helping others.  I appreciate you Dallin! I love MonaVie. Daniel Cantero


The juice has had a profound effect on my personal health and we are now building the business.  I now have passion back in my life. I feel that the opportunity we have in front of us is way beyond selling juice.  We have the opportunity to change the world. Craig Williams


I just want to say that your webcast last night was life changing. I feel so lucky and blessed to be part of the Monavie family. Real quick I want to
share a story from last night. After the webcast I was getting text messages like crazy from my team members. One in particular that I want to share with you. Word for word this is what it said.

"OMG, are you watching? This company has become so much more to me!"

If that doesn't sum up the night I don't know what does. Tim Schmidt


My wife and I are very proud to be a part of the MonaVie team. Regardless of how small or large our part, we are proud to stand with you to make a difference in this world...the message [on the webcast] was fantastic and your vision is crystal clear...Onward and upward 2010, the year of miracles!!!! See you at the top, Kent and Krista Elmore


This company is like no other and I am so grateful to be a part of it. I want to personally thank you for what you have done to make this a company that genuinely cares about its distributors. We are all so very blessed. I'm excited for 2010 and what we are all going to do as a team for our families, for MonaVie, for the world. We really can change the world one person at a time. Molly LaPorta


The new incentive plans are great, I love what you do for the distributors. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando. BTW, I sponsored 121 distributors and it seems like I am on the 10 year plan to Black Diamond, but I am never going to quit until I find a couple Diamonds in my patch...Marcy Gordon Negri


I was so moved by hearing more information about the MORE Project I simply fell to my knees and prayed to God that he lead me to something bigger and better than what I am doing now, which is nothing , to help others. I have so much to give...I just want to say thank you for igniting the spark in my heart and to ask for whatever assistance you may be able to lead me to that will help me get a jump start on the path to success with Mona Vie...Sincerely, Tim Stunda


I too dreamed the same dream you did as a kid.  In the plains of Texas as a farm boy and rancher, raised with the same values that you have shared…I sit today living out those dreams.  I thank MonaVie for changing my life. I just reached Bronze Executive but am a Diamond waiting to happen…Many Blessings, Scott Dryden


You have to know that the reason I joined MonaVie, over and above the product, was that I saw men of character walking out "market place ministry"…I have heard it preached for years but have never seen it in action…thank you for giving the believer a home to make a difference in the business world...Blessings on you, Mark Piers


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Jan 12, 2010

2010 Global Kickoff Webcast Goes Straight to DVD!

Due to the overwhelming feedback and requests we’ve received primarily via Twitter, Facebook and here on BlogMV, I am beyond thrilled to report that the powers that be have decided to make the 2010 Global Kickoff Webcast available in DVD format! Whoohoo! Hollar!

The DVD versions will be available in the VO within the next two weeks for a minimal cost and all proceeds will go to the MORE Project. Shout out to Dave Male (from Facebook) for sending in that suggestion!

All, I’m so proud and deeply impressed (apparently I love my adjectives today) with the community we are building through our social media platforms. The webcast was a success because of you! It was a crazy success and at times total chaos but I can only think of how positive the vibes were and how you supported each other and helped each other troubleshoot. At one point my viewer went into buffer mode and for the next five minutes you helped me stay informed by tweeting me play-by-plays of the webcast. Loved it!

Hopefully you’ll feel the goodness or at least understand that your voices are heard! The DVD version of the webcast is proof positive.

I’ll share more details as I get them regarding price, exact date of availability – you know, all the good stuff. Until next time…

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Jan 11, 2010

Social Networking: Build Relationships First

No one is more excited than I about MonaVie’s recent headlong entrance into social networking.  Many of us use Facebook, especially, as a key way of expressing ourselves and staying in touch with our friends.  It can also be a great tool for extending and building relationships and for finding new friends.

Like you, I often meet people at events and in organizations.  When I meet someone new, I often seek them out on Facebook, allowing me to quickly learn more about them and to reinforce the relationship between the name and the face.  I find that this is a huge help for building real relationships.

For instance, an acquaintance from church became a friend on Facebook.  When she and her husband took a trip to Thailand, they were involved in a terrible traffic accident that left her in the hospital.  She returned safely and is recovering.  When I saw her again at church, I was able to ask her detailed, pertinent questions about her trip and her health.  We developed the foundation of a real friendship because of the information we shared on Facebook. Absent Facebook, I would simply have wondered where this woman at church got those scars.  Now we’re friends.  She knows I care about her and I know how she’s doing.

There is a temptation with Facebook and Twitter to use the tools to simply gather a list.  Nothing could be more counterproductive to networking.  If you randomly seek to gather names, you’ll end up only with people who are indiscriminate in their friend selection in your list.  That is no way to build relationships.

As you are seeking to build relationships on Facebook and Twitter, I would encourage you not to think about these sites purely as tools for building your MonaVie business, but rather as a genuine place to build friendships.  As people learn to know you, your hobbies, family, passions and faith, they will come to know and respect you.  The bond you build will be worth far more than the juice you sell—and you will sell more juice if you put relationships first!

Sincerely,

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Devin Thorpe

Chief Financial Officer, MonaVie

Jan 7, 2010

Following the 2010 Kickoff Global Webcast: A Message from MonaVie CEO Dallin A. Larsen

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year. Hope you’ve all watched the webcast. Sorry about the delay but you all crashed the system! We had to triple the number of servers allocated to meet the demand. Those are good problems to have.

2009 is over. 2010, 2011 and 2012 will be huge years for MonaVie. The second wave of momentum is coming. Make sure you and all your group are aware of (M)mūn™ as well as the Bronze through Emerald promotion. Let’s get more money into the pockets of your MonaVie family in 2010.

Wasn’t Sergio great!

Due to popular demand we are considering leaving the webcast on MonaVie TV for an extended period of time. I believe that if people will take the time to watch the webcast, they’ll get involved in MonaVie. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment here on BlogMV.

Okay, gotta run. Heading to Orlando to help support R3 Global TPC function this weekend. Rumor has it that there will be around 10,000 in attendance. 2010, it’s going to be big!!!

Love you guys,

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Dallin A. Larsen

Jan 4, 2010

We’re Back and Ready for 2010!

Are you ready for 2010? How about for tomorrow's Kick off Global webcast?

Here are all the details again:

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 5, at 7 p.m. (MST-USA)

Where: MonaVie TV (www.monavietv.com) and click on the “Live Webcast” tab in the top navigation. Then, simply click “LIVE.”

The 2010 Kickoff will be the ultimate MonaVie event that’ll get the New Year off to the right start. Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen will be joined by special guests to present to the entire MonaVie family the vision for MonaVie in 2010, both domestically and internationally. You’ll also witness the official launch of new MonaVie (M)mūn™ and get a preview of the incentive trips, promotions, and programs to come in 2010.

Mark your calendar today, and don’t miss this historic MonaVie event!

*This special webcast will replace the January Organizational and Leadership calls. The webcast will be available in English, Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, and Polish.

I'm so excited for this event! And you may see my pearly whites on the webcast...just saying. So tune in and make sure to keep those Twitter feeds and Facebook status updates open because we'll be giving you some behind the scenes during the entire event...as in real time...as in way cool stuff...as in make sure you're there!

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Jan 1, 2010

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Dec 23, 2009

Holiday Schedule

Just a reminder, MonaVie HQ is closed December 24-25, 31 and January 1, 2010. We'll be ready to kick the new year off though, starting with the 2010 Global Webcast on January 5 at 7 pm (MST-USA).

Details are on On the Move.

And for the rest of 2009, I'm not going to lie, we'll probably be a little quiet around these parts (these parts being BlogMV) as we spend much needed time with family and friends, eating and sharing and giving and sleeping and eating some more. We'll be keeping the MonaVie energy alive though and hope that you will too!

Take care everyone and we'll see you in the new year!

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