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Sep 23, 2011

Weekly Round Up: September 23, 2011

It’s been a busy week for us here at MonaVie corporate! Here’s a round up of this week’s activity.

You first heard about it on the September 2011 North America Organizational Call with Jeff Graham, and as promised, MonaVie was featured in USA Today. Not only that, but MonaVie offered free product to new contacts wishing to know more about the MonaVie opportunity.

Well, no one could have predicted the numbers of people who would jump at the chance for free product and an opportunity to learn more about MonaVie, in that our initial supplies sold out in less than 24 hours and with over 20,000 requests received in less than 48 hours, we decided we had no choice than to allow new contacts to pre-register for our next promotion.

In case you’re wondering, MonaVie Essential was the most requested product, followed by Active, (M)mun and Pulse.

If you didn’t get the paper, MonaVie’s marketing team created a download to print and share of the full USA Today insert.

Not to distract you from the phenomenon that has been the USA Today insert, MonaVie announced a major discount to MonaVie RVL product with a dollar-for-PV value on 3-Day Sample Packs and Single Serve Pakcets.

Read all about it here.

Oh, and to finish off the action-packed week, MonaVie unveiled the “1 Billion” Ad, featured in USA Today, which states that “there are nearly 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty, according to the new Census Bureau report.”

The ad comes on the heels of a CBS News report, aired September 22, 2011, on recession and the impact on young adults, who according to the report, are at risk of living in poverty more than others.

MonaVie further states, “Community commerce (or direct selling) is the only business model truly scalable enough to address the issues at hand.”

What do you think? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Read more about the USA Today “1 Billion” ad and the CBS News Report on recession here.

As for the social media specific sphere, are you seeing all the new changes Facebook unveiled this week? Did you notice? Is Google+ gaining on the networking superstar site? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Until next week!

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

Sep 15, 2011

FYI: A List of Our MonaVie Market Fan Pages

Are you a fan of MonaVie' Facebook page? I'm assuming yes, if you followed the link posted on our Facebook page. What about MonaVie on Twitter? Great! Next question - are you a fan of MonaVie's market specific Facebook pages? No? Would you like to be? Yes? Okay then, for your ease and comfort, I have provided a list of our markets who are engaging via social media - become a fan and get of-the-moment updates across the globe.

MonaVie Australia/New Zealand

MonaVie Brasil

MonaVie United Kingdom

MonaVie Poland

MonaVie Israel

MonaVie Germany

MonaVie Malaysia

MonaVie Portugal

 

And a few of our executives you may wish to follow:

Jeff Graham

Randy Larsen

Randy Schroeder

 

Oh and one final group page you'll definitely want to friend:

The MORE Project

 

The list is growing quickly, so check back often for additions. You can also find me on Facebook and/or Twitter.

www.facebook.com/ShanteSchroeder

www.twitter.com/ShanteSchroeder

Feel free to friend me and follow me - I'm here to field your questions and fulfill my duties as MonaVie Chief Blogger. How's that for alliteration.

 

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MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

Sep 1, 2011

Good Morning America! Let’s Talk Direct Selling

The economy.

It seems the mere mention of that phrase conjures up a negative connotation these days. Words like recession, crisis, unemployment, underemployment, decline, etc., inevitably follow.

Something drastic needs to change so that words like hope, surplus, boom, prosperity, and affluence can follow a discussion of the economy again.

Those of us in the direct selling industry know that the powerful business model we’re a part of can be a huge solution to growing economic instability that is fueled by widespread unemployment. And not surprisingly, experts, including the media, are realizing that direct sales offers a legitimate answer to the growing global unemployment epidemic.

In fact yesterday, Good Morning America, the Emmy-winning news and talk show broadcast via the ABC Television network, featured direct selling (aka social selling and/or community commerce) as one solution for supplementing or replacing one’s income.

At MonaVie, we’re proud to be leading the way in educating people all over the world about the merits of direct selling as a means to elevate people from every walk of life and most every socio-economic circumstance imaginable.

This isn’t just a theory for us. We’ve seen the results in the lives of more than one million consumers and distributors in 17 countries during the past six years. From Canada and Thailand to Australia and Israel, MonaVie is meeting the universal need of people all over the world to have an opportunity to make a living, provide for their family, and belong to an organization that is changing their lives and circumstances—and offering them the chance to provide the same opportunity to others.

Consistent with our mission to help people live a more meaningful life, MonaVie has taken the lead in partnering with influential organizations that are confronting issues threatening the peace and security of our planet. MonaVie is at the center of a movement that is revolutionizing traditional business models and quietly offering renewed hope and opportunity to millions.

So, in a world where one billion people will never be employed, it is possible that direct selling and, of course, MonaVie are not only an answer, but possibly the answer.

Thoughts? Share them below.

Stay tuned for a soon-to-run article featuring MonaVie in USA Today.

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

Aug 18, 2011

MonaVie "E" and the Urban Prep Creed

MonaVie: A Path to a More Meaningful Life, where the "E" in MonaVie stands for "exceptional." This is not a new notion - to be exceptional, and certainly we've mentioned it time and time again. But what does it mean? What does it mean to be exceptional? It is my thought that we are all exceptional by nature, and for this reason alone, it is our responsibility to nurture said virtue.

The following was sent to Founder and CEO Dallin Larsen by Black Diamond Executive Angel Matos who said, "There is always hope and possibility. Urban Prep in Chicago is a great example of what can be done. Their creed says it all."

The Urban Prep Creed

We believe.
We are the young men of Urban Prep.
We are college bound.
We are exceptional-not because we say it, but because we work hard at it.
We will not falter in the face of any obstacle placed before us.
We are dedicated, committed and focused.
We never succumb to mediocrity, uncertainty or fear.
We never fail because we never give up.
We make no excuses.
We choose to live honestly, nonviolently and honorably.
We respect ourselves and, in doing so, respect all people.
We have a future for which we are accountable.
We have a responsibility to our families, community and world.
We are our brothers' keepers.
We believe in ourselves.
We believe in each other.
We believe in Urban Prep.
WE BELIEVE.

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Urban Prep Academies were founded in 2002 with the intent to provide comprehensive, high-quality college preparatory education to young men that results in graduates succeeding in college and the most simple of motto - "We Believe" which is a constant reminder that Urban Prep students will not fall into the trap of negative stereotypes and low expectations.

How are you exceptional and what does the word mean to you? Be specific.

Be exceptional.

 

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Aug 11, 2011

Put Yourself on the Map – Creating a Google Places Listing

The following article comes from the internet savvy MonaVie Online Marketing Team.

Did you know that about 74% of Internet users use search engines like Google to find local products and services?  Google Places and similar local directories are quickly overtaking previous methods of finding businesses like the old Yellow Pages books that you probably have piled up in your garage now.

Many people are even searching for a local MonaVie distributor just like YOU!   In addition to doing a Google search, people use sites like Yahoo! Answers.  Check out some of these actual examples:

One of the simplest ways to be found when people are searching for MonaVie in your local area is to create a Google Places listing.  Places listings are easy to create and best of all, they are free!

Step 1:

Go to Google Places (places.google.com/business) and login with your Google Account.  If you don’t have one, click the “Create an account now” button and set up a free Google Account.

Step 2:

Click the “List your business” button.  Next, Google will ask for your country and phone number to see if they already have a Places listing in their database.

Step 3:

Assuming Google doesn’t have a listing with your phone number already, you’ll now see a page where you can enter your information.  Make sure to fill out all of the required fields.

Basic information includes your country, organization name, street address, city, state, zip, phone, email, website (get a distributor site at MyMonaVie.com!), description and up to 5 categories that describe your business.

Step 4:

After entering your basic information, the next step is to input your service area and location.  As a MonaVie distributor, you’ll likely want to select the “Yes, this business serves customers at their locations” option.  You can then enter a mile radius from your address that you serve or list a variety of cities and zip codes.

Step 5:

Finally, you’ll want to complete the rest of the listing as fully as possible.  Make sure to enter your available hours, payment options and upload 10 photos and 5 YouTube links in the Videos section.

After you have completed your listing, click the “Submit” button.

Step 6:

After submitting your information, Google needs to verify your information.  They may provide you 1 or 2 methods for verifying your profile.

By Phone – Google will call you and give you a pin number that you can enter on the screen.

By postcard – Google will send you a postcard to the address on your listing.  The postcard will have a pin that you will need to enter to activate your listing.

If Google gives you both options, we recommend verifying by phone since so your listing gets approved.  The postcard method can take 2-3 weeks.

Once your listing is verified, you’re all set!  Your listing may show up within a matter of hours on Google and Google Places.

Additional Resources:

http://www.google.com/support/places/bin/topic.py?topic=28059
http://www.google.com/support/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=148047
http://www.toprankblog.com/2010/11/5-ways-local-search/

Aug 3, 2011

80,000 Fans Strong and Beyond

Congratulations to YOU for helping MonaVie reach the 80,000 fans mark on Facebook - could not have done it without ya. Truly.

Here are the giveaways:

A MonaVie RVL bag full of fun swag.

A copy of Sergio Ponce's book We Can Do So Much MORE along with a MORE Project notebook and pen.

The Five Star Opportunity Flip Chart, shown on the MonaVie Mall.

Here's how you enter into the drawing:

1 entry point - Leave me a comment below, on Facebook and/or Tweet or reTweet this post.

3 entry points - Send me (shantes@monavie.com) your 200-word "I am MonaVie" story with a high-resolution photo.

That's a total of 6 entry points possible. Got it?

We'll close the drawing tomorrow, Thursday, August 4 at 12 midnight MST.

Way to go MonaVie friends and family! Our next mile marker is definitely 100,000 fans. Let's do it!

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

NOTE: This giveaway is officially close. Winners will be chosen and posted soon.

 

Jul 26, 2011

Share Your "I am MonaVie" Story

I am MonaVie. It's a simple declaration, with as many meanings as people who have said it in the weeks since MonaVie's 2011 International !magine Convention, where the phrase was introduced by President of North America Sales Jeff Graham.

So, perhaps you've said it or posted it to your Facebook page, but what does this phrase mean to YOU? We'd love to know.

Here's a great example by the beautiful and ever-so-sassy Doreen Matsumoto:

Since I have been in MonaVie, my life has been blessed; not only in my business, but also with my family and friends. MonaVie has allowed me to enjoy traveling and participating in business with my loved ones. MonaVie has enabled me to bless people’s lives with better health and nutrition, and to contribute generously to The MORE Project.

Remember: don’t leave anybody out; this opportunity is for everyone.

Special thanks to my upline and my down line.

Many blessings on your business.

Now it's your turn. Please send your 200-word "I am MonaVie" story, along with a high resolution photo (include your business partner and/or significant other, family, etc.) to shantes@monavie.com.

You're probably wanting to know what we'll do with said 200-word stories, right? Well, let's just say it will be a great new addition to an already amazing website...now hurry and send me your story and photo!

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

Jul 21, 2011

Aloha and Other Messages That Come in MonaVie Bottles

In a few short days, these bottles...

...will be finding their well-deserving Diamonds, whilst serving, as their exclusive and hard-earned invite to this year's much anticipated Diamond Destination to Maui, Hawaii.

So, whether you live in the mountains...

Or by a (man-made) stream...

Under a bridge...

Or atop a beam...post?

From this HQ...

To Y-O-U...we want to know how far and wide these meticulously coordinated messages-via-bottles will go.

So, if you're a Diamond (and above) who qualified for some sun, fun and aloha goodness, send me a photo (shantes@monavie.com) of you holding your exclusive grass-skirt-and-Hawaiian-flora-adorned "message in a bottle" so I can give you something too...

You're welcome.

 

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MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

P.S. Please include your name and where you are from with those photos. Send all to shantes@monavie.com.

Jun 17, 2011

MonaVie Fast Track Promo & BlogMV Giveaway

 

We want to kick off the new MonaVie Fast Track Promotion in the right way, so MonaVie wants to make it even sweeter by adding a special MonaVie BlogMV giveaway. Here are the details:

Earning more commissions begins at the stroke of midnight (Mountain Time), Saturday, June 18! So, get on AutoShip if you’re not already, and start earning the First Order Bonus!

MonaVie Fast Track Promotion*

Between June 18 and July 15, 2011:

  • When you earn two or more First Order Bonuses (FOBs) during this four-week period, MonaVie will double these FOBs.
  • In addition to doubling your bonus earnings, all distributors who earn two or more FOBs during the Fast Track Promotion will be entered into a drawing to win a new iPad 2.

Fast Track BlogMV Giveaway

Be one of the first 10 distributors to earn at least two FOBs between June 18 and July 15, 2011, and you’ll win a MonaVie Swag Bag, which I guarantee, will include an “I Am MonaVie” t-shirt and several other MonaVie branded items for you to wear, use, give away or enjoy!

The 10 winners of the giveaway will be announced here on BlogMV!

So get your business growing with the Fast Track Promotion--the sooner the better!

 

* Bonuses paid out during the Fast Track Promotion will not affect Executive Check Match. Must be enrolled in AutoShip to be eligible for Fast Track Promotion bonuses and prizes.

Jun 13, 2011

MonaVie !magine "Marketing Your Business and Yourself" Breakout Notes

As promised, here notes from the !magine "Marketing Your Business and Yourself" breakout hosted by Vice President of Marketing Jed Morley, Director of Online Marketing Alex McArthur and me, your resident chief blogger. For those who attended - thank you! I hope you enjoyed the three days of entertainment, business building tips and MonaVie family and friends. I know I did.

Without further ado, I present a copy of the slides you saw in the breakout and below, links that we hope you find helpful:

 

 

Zen Habits

Leo Babauta's FREE ebook "How I Got 100,000 Subscribers in Two Years"

 

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