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Oct 19, 2009

Asia Pacific Conference Recap

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Nearly 400,000 distributors/visitors watched our first-ever Asia Pacific Conference online or in person as we launched MonaVie Pulse and MonaVie Active Gel into Australia and New Zealand, introduced our new regional director of Southeast Asia, and presented a US$100,000 check to the first Royal Black Diamond Executives in Japan.

MonaVie Continues to Set New Standards

Distributors and guests gave Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen a standing ovation when he took the stage at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia, on October 10, 2009.

Dallin started the meeting by showing distributors how MonaVie continues to set new standards in the industry. In the September 2009 issue of the Direct Selling News, MonaVie was ranked No. 13 in total revenue among 68 direct selling companies. The 12 companies ranked ahead of MonaVie were established between 25 and 125 years ago. Dallin reminded distributors that MonaVie's success has come in less than five years.

While the recognition provides distributors with evidence of MonaVie's prominence, Dallin has since put the awards aside. MonaVie is now looking forward to the future and looking forward to setting new standards by becoming successful in every market around the world and by continuing to improve the lives of children and families in the slums of Brazil.

New Product Launched, New Products Coming to Asia Markets

Vice President of Product Management Jeff Graham announced the launch of MonaVie Pulse and MonaVie Active Gel into Australia and New Zealand at the Asia Pacific Conference.

MonaVie Pulse and MonaVie Active Gel are a welcomed addition to the line of products available to distributors in both markets. Jeff also announced that MonaVie is working on plans to launch MonaVie Pulse into Japan and Singapore, and bring MonaVie EMV to the Asia Pacific region.

The MORE Project: VIP Amazon Expedition

MonaVie showed a moving video presentation of the first annual MORE Project VIP Amazon Expedition in Brazil. During the expedition, some of MonaVie's top field leaders explored the northern regions of Brazil and met the locals whose lives have changed since they began to harvest acai for MonaVie. More importantly, the group visited The MORE Project in Niteroi, just outside of Rio de Janeiro, where they served families and raised enough money to build three new homes.

Click here to watch the video of the MORE Project VIP Amazon Expedition.

Black Diamond Executive Anthony Wolfenden from Australia went on the expedition and said that in order to be successful in life and in business you have to give back.

"At MonaVie we are all about changing people's lives one person at a time," Anthony said. "Through your business you can help people that you know and meet on a daily basis. Through The MORE Project you can help countless others you don't know."

By the end of the Asia Pacific Conference, distributors donated more than US$20,000 to The MORE Project, enough to build more new homes for struggling families in Brazil.

The next MORE Project Expedition in Brazil is from November 1–8, 2009. To reserve your spot, please contact Linda Larsen at An application form will then be sent to you.

Setting Productivity Standards with Specific Activities

International Distributor Ambassador Randy Schroeder believes greatly in The MORE Project and contributed greatly to the building of the Nehemiah House for a struggling family in Brazil.

When Randy took the stage in Sydney, he encouraged distributors to set weekly goals that will help them to build a strong organization.

"That which is measured can be improved," Randy said. "If it is not measured there is no improvement."

Randy went on to outline three goals that helped him to reach Black Diamond Executive status in less than a year. Those weekly goals included:

  • Earn a First Order Bonus
  • Earn a Star Maker Bonus
  • Qualify at rank

It's not enough to set specific targets, Randy added. Distributors must also make specific plans to obtain those targets. Those specific plans must be centered on the following revenue producing activities:

  • Identify potential candidates
  • Learn to invite
  • Perfect the method of inviting through rehearsals
  • Conduct home business reviews or tasting parties
  • Hold orientation meetings to help new distributors place an initial order and establish an AutoShip.

Lastly, Randy explained that it is not enough to be concerned with what we do, but we also must be concerned about what we become. True success is achieved by developing new skills, building strong characteristic traits, and learning from leaders.

New Regional Director for Southeast Asia

Dallin introduced David McManus as MonaVie's first regional director of Southeast Asia. From Australia, David has 15 years of experience in the direct selling industry, most of which have come at the executive level.

David's responsibilities will include helping General Manager Leo Talbot in Australia and New Zealand, and he will help with operations in Singapore, and the development of Malaysia.

David shared with distributors his excitement to work and help MonaVie reach its goal of becoming a US$20 billion company.

Shiro Ozono: Japan's Second Black Diamond Executive

MonaVie recognized hundreds of distributor leaders at the conference who are helping MonaVie achieve that goal, including Shiro Ozono. The newest Black Diamond Executive in Japan, Shiro received his Black Diamond pin and ring from Dallin following the presentation of his documentary.

Click here to watch Shiro Ozono's Black Diamond Documentary.

Shiro expressed gratitude to the MonaVie Executive Team, his organization, and especially to the hundreds of Japanese distributors who traveled to the conference despite a major typhoon that struck Japan two days earlier. Shiro also encouraged everyone to do what they can to make it to the MonaVie International Convention in 2010.

New Royal Black Diamond: Kyoko Akiyama

In less than a year, Kyoko Akiyama has quickly climbed the ranks to become the first Royal Black Diamond in Japan. Dallin presented her with US$100,000 check.

Kyoko declared her commitment to stay in MonaVie for life and to spread the word of MonaVie throughout the world, "We can work together to achieve success here in Asia and then spread that success to the rest of the world."

Merritts Motivate the Crowd

Crowne Black Diamond Executives Steve and Gina Merritt are certainly traveling the world to share the excitement of MonaVie.

In their own style, Steve and Gina told distributors to simplify their business by not getting caught up in all the details. The best way to success is to remain focused on helping others and allowing the products, with its great benefits, to speak for themselves.

While MonaVie continues to diligently work toward bringing the full lineup of products to international markets, the Merritts reminded distributors at the Asia Pacific Conference that they achieved the rank of Black Diamond Executive by distributing a single bottle of juice.

Dallin closed the meeting by expressing the company's commitment to continue to do the right things for the right reason. Much like Erik Weihenmayer, who became the only blind man in history to reach the world's highest peak—Mount Everest—MonaVie will continue to set goals to achieve what no other direct selling company has before and to become a US$20 billion company by 2020.

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Oct 19, 2009

Yona Fichman Named Regional Managing Director of Eastern Europe and Israel

Yona Fichman - MonaVie Israel and Eastern Europe
On behalf of our Executive Team at MonaVie, we are pleased to welcome Yona Fichman as regional managing director of Eastern Europe and Israel. In his new role, Yona will oversee the development of MonaVie Israel and other international markets in the region.

For more than 15 years, Yona has played an important role at the executive and management level in the direct sales industry in Israel and the surrounding areas. His background includes serving as a regional vice president at a major network marketing company, where he oversaw markets in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa. In five years at this position, Yona spearheaded the opening of numerous markets. Yona also served as chairman of the Israeli Direct Selling Association for 10 years (1997–2007).

With his proven experience in setting up and running direct selling business in Eastern Europe, Yona is a welcome addition to the MonaVie team and staff already in place in Israel.


Doug Allen

Vice President of International Development, MonaVie

"I am completely taken by the MonaVie vision. What our company does in Brazil and the Amazon rain forest is amazing. We are setting a new standard for many companies and organizations to follow. The MonaVie products are amazing and therefore I am grateful to have the opportunity to become a part of this great company and partake in making it a world leader of the direct selling industry." — Yona Fichman, regional managing director of Eastern Europe and Israel

Oct 12, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Hawaiian Blue Diamonds—Maranda and Dan Williams

Congratulations to Maranda and Dan Williams from Celina, Texas, on achieving the rank of Hawaiian Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"The road to Hawaiian Blue Diamond has been amazing and blessed. We have discovered so many things about ourselves and about people. Our marriage has grown stronger, and our family has grown closer. Maranda and I had both been in corporate America for over a decade and didn't realize that 'golden handcuffs' had shackled us and our dreams. Then, Corbin and Holly Roush showed us the MonaVie opportunity.

"We were both very skeptical at first. When we finally looked at the science and opportunity, we realized this was an opportunity of a lifetime. From that point forward we locked arms with our friends who shared the same dreams and never looked back.

"When we finally got started, we were very busy with our three-month-old and three-year-old kids. Maranda worked full time, and I was working more than 70 hours per week. We had also just purchased an exotic deer ranch. We didn't need something else to fill our calendar. We needed freedom, and that is what we found in MonaVie. Now we enjoy a lifestyle that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams.

"Too many people get comfortable in their day-to-day lives, and they stop dreaming. We didn't want to wake up one day and see that we spent 40 hours per week for 40 years working to retire with only 40 percent of our salaries. That was exactly where we were headed if we didn't do something different. Great opportunities only come around once or twice in a lifetime. We ask people to decide if this is their first or second opportunity.

"The key to success in this business is setting goals and being consistent in your positive activity toward reaching your goals. We set goals as a family and decided how we would reward ourselves when we met our goals. Our children recognized that there would be some sacrifices along the way, but the rewards would be so much greater. Teaching our children the concept of delayed gratification has been very rewarding, especially considering the 'immediate gratification' society in which we live. We will never forget their faces when we told them we had become Hawaiian Blue Diamonds. They were so excited because they knew all of our family's sacrifices and hard work had paid off.

"There is no glass ceiling in MonaVie! It doesn't matter your age, race, religion, education, or gender. If you have a big enough dream and never give up, you will succeed. We tell people just getting into the business that the only difference between us and them is time and effort. Find the people who see the opportunity like you do, and then lock arms and run. Serve as many people as you can. Don't forget to enjoy the journey. Keep God first, your family second, and MonaVie third. Thank you, Dallin, for creating a company that allows ordinary people to live extraordinary lives!"

Oct 12, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamond—Joe Dobransky

Congratulations to Joe Dobransky from Allen, Texas, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what he had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"My road to Blue Diamond has been fantastic. MonaVie has made a positive impact on my family. I have made so many new lifelong friends. This business is amazing in so many different aspects, from personal growth to just getting out there and helping someone on my team move his or her business forward.

"What helped me be successful is doing something every day to move my business forward whether I wanted to or not. Some days you are more motivated than others. On those off days you need to dig in and get some work done.

"To be successful in MonaVie, you must help your team. This is a business for people who like helping people–a pay-it-forward business. You must take the focus off of yourself and put it on those who trusted you enough to get involved in this opportunity.

"I put off getting into MonaVie for seven months because I did not understand direct selling. One day my friend Dan Williams looked me in the eye and said, 'Once or twice in your lifetime an opportunity comes along. I am telling you as your friend, this is one of those times.' I finally stopped and listened to him!

"Treat this as an opportunity of a lifetime. Work hard and stay positive. When you sponsor someone, help them get started right by plugging them into the system."

Oct 12, 2009

Scheckter Earns Top 10 Finish at IndyCar Series Championship

Driving the No. 43 MonaVie EMV car, Tomas Scheckter finished in 9th place at the IndyCar Series Championship held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Saturday, October 10, 2009.

With the drop of the green flag, Scheckter was off to another flawless start, showing he was primed to end his season on a high. The South African went from 12th to 8th position in the first lap and consistently stayed in the top-ten for most of the event. With near perfect pit stops, Scheckter drove a solid race, bringing the MonaVie EMV car to a 9th place finish.

"It was a physical race and extremely hot," Scheckter said. "I just have to thank everyone on my MonaVie crew; they did an unbelievable job this whole year. It was a great crowd here and great support."

Click here to see Tomas Scheckter's and the MonaVie EMV car's 2009 season results.

Oct 12, 2009

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.

Oct 12, 2009

MonaVie EMV Wakeboarder Wins IWSF World Cup

MonaVie EMV professional wakeboarder Raimi Merritt beat out the world's top women riders to win gold at the International Water Ski Federation Wakeboard World Cup Championship in Liuzhou, China.

Despite the challenging water conditions of the Liu River, the pressure of 50,000 spectators, and competition that featured two former world champions, the 16-year-old Merritt performed two flawless passes to end the meet and take home the Wakeboard World Cup title.

"Getting first place was amazing," Merritt said. "I knew what I needed to do to get the gold, so I went out there and tried my best and pulled it together."

Merritt's win in China marks her third World Cup title since turning pro in 2007. For more information about Merritt, visit

Oct 12, 2009

On the Move Quarterly Magazine Now Available!

The 2009 third-quarter issue of On the Move magazine is now available!

In this edition of On the Move magazine, you’ll read about Diamond Destination 2009 and the first annual VIP Amazon Expedition. You’ll also get caught up on MonaVie events around the world, including new market openings and the various places where MonaVie is popping up in the news media!

Read On the Move magazine.

Oct 9, 2009

Asia Pacific Conference Webcast Replay

Watch the webcast replay of MonaVie’s biggest international event of the year by clicking on the image above.

Located at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia, the Asia Pacific Conference included big announcements in the world of MonaVie! You will also get the opportunity to hear from several key members of MonaVie’s Executive Team.

As a reminder, the replay is available in nine languages:

English Hebrew
Spanish Japanese
Portuguese Korean
Polish Mandarin

Oct 5, 2009

Watch Messages from Dallin A. Larsen and Randy Schroeder on MonaVie TV!

Tune into MonaVie TV to watch special messages from Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen and International Distributor Ambassador Randy Schroeder.

A Message from Dallin A. Larsen

Check out what Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen has to say about MonaVie’s phenomenal growth and outlook for the future.

"I’m telling you 2010 is going to be big! If you want to build a $20 billion company, you better think like no company ever has."—Dallin A. Larsen

Watch "A Message from Dallin A. Larsen."

A Message from Randy Schroeder

In this video, International Distributor Ambassador Randy Schroeder discusses what’s going to happen to MonaVie internationally in 2010 and beyond.

"I believe that MonaVie will set a standard in international productivity that has never been equaled."—Randy Schroeder

Watch "A Message from Randy Schroeder."

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