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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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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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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!


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Devin Thorpe

Chief Financial Officer, MonaVie

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 ( 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 in real in way cool 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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Dec 22, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 1: Inc. Magazine

In early August of 2009, a confidential letter made its way to the desk of MonaVie Founder, Chairman and CEO, Dallin A. Larsen.

“On behalf of Inc. magazine, I am delighted to inform you that MonaVie has earned the position of 18 on the 2009 Inc. 500, Inc.’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America,” Jane Berentson, chief editor of Inc. magazine wrote. “Congratulations to you and your team.”

A few short weeks later, the Inc. 500 special edition hit newsstands, and more than one million subscribers delved into the article, “How I Did It: Dallin A. Larsen of MonaVie.” A glowing photo of Dallin and several MonaVie distributors splashed across the page.


As we approach the end of the year, it is only appropriate that we include the Inc. 500 accolade at the top of our “Best of 2009” list.  The honor represents the hard work and dedication of MonaVie’s founders, distributors and employees.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our review of the “Top 10” MonaVie moments in 2009.  The happiest of holidays to you and your loved ones.  We look forward to many more memories in the New Year!

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Julie Jenkins
Public Relations Manager, MonaVie


MonaVie in the News:  Top 10
No.1 Inc. Magazine
No.2 BusinessWeek
No.3 Today Show
No. 4 The Doctors
No. 5 Life & Style Weekly
No. 6 Health Magazine
No. 7 Fox 29
No. 8 VIV Mag
No. 9 The Wave Magazine*
No. 10 City Living Magazine

*On the Move magazine includes a small change to the “Top 10.” See which last minute addition was so hot we just had to include it on our list…

Dec 21, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 2: BusinessWeek Success Stories

Over the past few weeks we’ve been celebrating our greatest achievements by flashing back to the “Top 10” MonaVie moments in 2009.

The most respected names in news and business are giving MonaVie rave reviews, and the glowing accolades continue to pour in.  Today’s feature is no exception.  BusinessWeek, the global source of essential business insights, with more than 4.7 million readers each week in 140 countries, has good things to say about MonaVie…

BusinessWeek Success Stories: MonaVie Founder Honored at the “Oscars for Business”


[BusinessWeek] – November 16, 2009 – MonaVie Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen won top honors in the Emerging category at the national Ernst & Young national Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards, November 14, 2009—an event that BusinessWeek reports is “the Oscars for Business.”

In the news publication’s coverage of the black tie awards gala, BusinessWeek says MonaVie has demonstrated “stunning growth” since Larsen founded the company in 2005.

Read more about Larsen and MonaVie in the article “Meet the Entrepreneurs of the Year,” found in the “Success Stories” section of

Stay tuned. The No.1 spotlight-stealing moment from 2009 will be unveiled tomorrow, right here on the MonaVie blog!

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Public Relations Manager, MonaVie

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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