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Mar 18, 2010

Devin Thorpe: VIP Brazil Expedition Day 2

Words can hardly express the feelings that we all shared today here in Brazil.

We started the day very early—5:00 AM to see the acai market in full swing. It is winding down by sunup so we have to get out there early to experience it. While the rest of the world sleeps, acai harvesters are hard at work getting their products down the Amazon River to the market place in Belem. What a sight to behold.

After a quick breakfast break, we were headed up river in a small boat to visit a village on an island in the river. There, we visited a school chosen by the MORE Project and delivered much needed school supplies and visited briefly with the beautiful children there. I was impressed by how well mannered the children were; my wife is a school teacher in the U.S. and I can assure you that kids aren’t so well behaved in her school! Clearly, we were all more touched by these darling children than they were by us. I am grateful that we had a chance to visit them.

Then, strolling through the jungle, we saw a local man harvest Brazil nuts from their almost impermiable shell. Amazing! Then, the same 67-year-old zipped up an acai palm just to show off. Tim Marks gave it a try, too. He wasn’t bleeding too badly after his attempt, but enough to keep anyone else from making a serious attempt to duplicate the heroics of the local.
Following our excursion up river, we went to see a plant where acai is processed for MonaVie. We were very impressed by what we saw. The operations are genuinely first rate and just what you’d hope to see in a food processing plant anywhere in the world. The operation was genuinely, religiously clean and operates to world-class standards.

As with yesterday’s post, you can find some photos of the day below.

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Devin Thorpe

Chief Financial Officer, MonaVie

Mar 12, 2010

Wanna Sample EMV Lite?

You’re all way too smart for me because you guessed which product would be offered to sample at the Indianapolis Regional. Good work! And guess what, for you extra smart-ness (don’t tell me that’s not a word), we’re going to give you an opportunity to sample the product and participate in the last phase of development, even if you will not be attending the regional.

Here's Jeff Graham, VP of Product Development to tell you more:

That’s right, we’re selecting 20 fans from our official MonaVie Facebook page to receive a sample can of EMV Lite, along with the Lite’n Up drop card Jeff Graham is holding in the video, and a survey because we want your input before we go into final production. And if you want another chance to be chosen, pop over to MonaVie’s Twitter page because we’re choosing another 20 followers to receive a sample as well.

Does it get better than this? Don’t answer that. Let’s just revel in the fact that you get to try product before it’s launched.

Here’s what you need to do, just follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter Saturday, March 13 during the live coverage of the Indianapolis Regional. Comment on any of the status updates during the Saturday event on Facebook, Tweet @monavie, reTweet something we’ve Tweeted, or comment here on BlogMV. Just let me know you’re sharing it. The more comments and Tweets, the merrier!

We’ll randomly choose our 20 people from Facebook and 20 from Twitter on Monday.

Now I’m off to Indianapolis!

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Feb 17, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Des Moines, IA

Two more stories from the recent Kansas City, Missouri city meeting.

Several individuals chartered a bus and traveled from Des Moines, Iowa, including JP Richarson and Angela Garrison. Here are their stories, their whys, their miracles:

What is your miracles for 2010?

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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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Dec 18, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 3: MonaVie Appears on Today Show as Favorite of Kathie Lee

The last Best of 2009 for this week. Next week we'll bring you the top two MonaVie media moments of 2009, again with our special guest doing the big reveal. Can you guess the No. 1 moment of 2009 in MonaVie?

MonaVie Appears on Today Show as Favorite of Kathie Lee [Today Show] – July 17, 2009 – Today Show co-host and Emmy-winning television personality Kathie Lee Gifford says she loves MonaVie and drinks it every morning. In a special appearance on the morning news program, MonaVie debuted as one of “Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Favorite Things.”

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Watch the video segment.

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Dec 17, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 4: MonaVie Featured on CBS The Doctors

This is where the countdown gets juicy – pun intended! Coming in at No. 4 on our Best of 2009 MonaVie media moments is…

MonaVie Featured on CBS The Doctors [CBS The Doctors]—January 7, 2009—The Doctors, a daytime talk show delivering up-to-the-minute information from a panel of four practicing medical professionals, featured the acai berry and MonaVie in a segment on the top 10 health trends for 2009. The acai berry ranked at No. 7 on the list, and according to the hosts: this miracle berry is made into a juice that is high in antioxidants. Audience members were ecstatic to learn that everyone would be sent home with their own bottle of MonaVie Pulse.

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Read the synopsis of the show on The Doctors website.

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Dec 16, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 5: Dancing with the Stars Contender Relies on Antioxidant-Rich Foods including MonaVie

And here’s where the countdown speeds up! We’ll be hitting you with the final five, one right after the other, with a very special guest bring you the top two MonaVie media moments of 2009. Oh, the anticipation! Here's No. 5:

Dancing with the Stars Contender Relies on Antioxidant-Rich Foods including MonaVie [Life & Style Weekly] – October 2009 – MonaVie is making its way into the health regimens of celebrities on the prime time hit television show Dancing with the Stars. Just months after Health magazine reported MonaVie as a healthy food found in the fridge of two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke, Life & Style Weekly quizzed Season 9 contestants on tips for achieving the perfect body. Joanna Krupa, a model and one of the sexiest women in the world according to E! and Maxim, told Life & Style, “Dancing is probably the biggest workout I’ve ever done in my life.” To keep up with rehearsals she relies on antioxidant-rich foods to boost her immune system, including daily shots of MonaVie.  To check out messages from other athletes and celebrities using MonaVie brand products, click here.

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Cheryl Burke’s Healthy-Life Confessions: MonaVie

MonaVie’s Night on the Red Carpet (On the Move magazine, page 18)

Dec 15, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 6: Cheryl Burke's Healthy Lifestyle Confessions is MonaVie

We’re so close to being half way through our countdown and that much closer to No. 1 in the Best of 2009 MonaVie moments. Here’s No. 6:

Cheryl Burke’s Healthy-Life Confessions: MonaVie [Health] – June 2009 – Cheryl Burke, two-time champion of the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, chats with Health magazine about how she maintains her dancer’s body and gets energized. The dancing starlet and fitness entrepreneur lists MonaVie among the healthy foods currently found in her fridge.

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Click here to read the entire article.

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Who else is a huge fan of Dancing with the Stars? I mean, not only do they have the best dance moves out there, but they have the best physiques! I’d hate them if I didn’t love them so very much.

So go check out the story just one more time before we close out the 2009-year.

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Dec 11, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 7: MonaVie Featured on Fox 29 News Philadelphia

We’re nearly half way through the month of December and nearly half way through our Best of 2009 countdown. Next up…

[Fox 29 News] – March 2009 – Good Day Philadelphia asks, how do super athletes of the NFL, NHL, NBA, and the MLB get those bodies? Well, they say, it may be in the juice. MonaVie was featured on the morning news program, and was touted by Dr. Mike Cirigliano of the University of Pennsylvania, for its “tremendous antioxidant abilities.” In addition, Fox said that MonaVie is used by super elite athletes, such as Lyle Overbay of the Toronto Blue Jays and Al Harris of the Green Bay Packers.

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View the story and newscast here.

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Dec 10, 2009

Official (M)mūn™ Marketing Statements

Perhaps you’ve seen this leaked elsewhere but now that it’s coming from BlogMV, can consider this official stuff. Official is good.

You asked, therefore, I asked, and guess what? We were granted permission to post a few key statements about (M)mūn™…officially.

Here you go:

MonaVie (M)mūn™ is scientifically formulated to support a healthy immune system and enhance your body’s natural defenses on a daily basis.

Optimize your body’s natural defenses. MonaVie (M)mūn™ is a beneficial blend of 19 fruits and Wellmune®—clinically shown to promote proper immune function. Formulated with antioxidant rich MV?o2™, a proprietary complex featuring the superfruits açai and maqui, this delicious juice helps protect your body year round. It’s your daily defense for a healthier life.

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