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May 5, 2009

2009 Black Diamond Celebration Recap

MonaVie Black Diamond Executives and above distributors recently came home from another spectacular Black Diamond Celebration—a weeklong visit to majestic Ireland. The many magnificent stops during the trip included the Gap of Dunloe, the Ring of Kerry, the Muckross House and Gardens, and the Cliffs of Moher.

The week began Saturday, April 25, when distributors arrived at The Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney to enjoy a welcome dinner with the MonaVie Executive Team. Resting by the shore of the largest of Killarney's Lakes, The Europe Hotel & Resort is a striking five-star hotel with a 50,000-square-feet spa that provided distributors with absolute luxury and relaxation.

Sunday morning, distributors traveled by boat as well as horse and carriage to a narrow pass between the Macgillicuddy's Reeks mountain range known as the Gap of Dunloe. Drifting along the River Loe, distributors passed underneath the Wishing Bridge, an arch bridge that is said to grant all wishes made while standing on it. When they reached their destination, distributors admired the beautiful glacial valley and enjoyed a private picnic.

The next day was spent riding along the Ring of Kerry and exploring the Muckross House and Gardens. The Ring of Kerry, one of the most stunning stretches of road in Europe, gave distributors the opportunity to discover many charming Irish villages.

Overlooking Muckross Lake, the Muckross House and Gardens was built in 1843. Today, the house is decorated with classic 19th century furnishings, giving guests a sense for the grounds' original ambiance. The vibrancy of the surrounding gardens added to the edifice's overall beauty and elegance.

Distributors enjoyed their final hours in Killarney surveying the foliage at Killarney National Park and partaking in the town's nightlife. From the Europe Hotel & Resort, distributors were transported to Dromoland Castle, a grand, five-star castle hotel.

As the buses pulled up to Dromoland Castle, a grandiose steed and dozens of regal bloodhounds trotted along the path's entryway, giving the guests a proper horse and hounds welcome. Dromoland Castle, one of the most famous castles in Ireland, has been standing since the 11th century when it was home to the O'Briens, Barons of Inchiquin. Distributors commemorated their stay with dinner and a show, complete with traditional Irish music and dance.

The final attraction on the agenda was the Cliffs of Moher. Extending for eight kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean, the cliffs are accentuated by O'Brien's Tower, which stands on a headland of the cliffs. Looking out at the vast expanse, distributors marveled out how far their MonaVie journeys have truly taken them.

Watch the 2009 Black Diamond Celebration video.
View the photo gallery.

May 4, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Black Diamond—Shirou Oozono

Congratulations to Shirou Oozono from Saga, Japan, on achieving the rank of Black Diamond Executive. Here's what he had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"When I was looking for a company to be a part of, MonaVie offered a number of attractive things: The compensation plan is simple, yet stable. The product offering is accommodating. The company's global expansion plans are extensive. The timing is perfect.

"However, the number one concern for me was who would oversee operations in Japan. When I met Tadamasa Shimizu, I realized that he is a man with passion. I felt strongly that he is fair, honest, and willing to abide by the rules. This assurance was extremely important to me. Shimizu is the type of person that I can work with; therefore, I decided to join MonaVie.

"My group leaders are the reason I've been able to become a Black Diamond. Together, we have all worked toward this goal. I've been truly touched as I've seen how excited my group is for me. The best way I can reciprocate their hard work is to help set up a system that will make it easier for each of them to obtain the rank of Black Diamond.

"I believe my strength is my ability to visualize. I draw a concrete picture in my mind of what I need to do to achieve my goals. If you imagine your goals clearly, you will naturally be drawn to the outcome. Right now, I have a clear vision of where I will be three years from now. I used to be called 'Rain Man' because wherever I went, it always rained. Ever since I started MonaVie, I have become 'Sunshine Man.' Perhaps MonaVie brought good karma into my life. I can't help but be excited for tomorrow and all that the future holds.

"There are success stories from Black Diamonds all over the world. Please learn from them, and do what they are doing. Success in MonaVie is linked with everyone becoming leaders. Hold yourself accountable, and you will find success. The path has been set by our leaders. I am still learning. If we continue to keep our eyes on the leaders, we will catch up to them. We will stand on the same stage as them."

May 4, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Erik and Michelle Cloud

Congratulations to Erik and Michelle Cloud from Boise, Idaho, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"We truly believe God put us in MonaVie. In 2007, we were preparing to move to Boise, Idaho.  I was going through a box of old notepads and noticed that I had written the words 'Brig Hart/Attitude' on one page. Several years prior, I had listened to a cassette tape about Brig Hart's direct selling success and wrote down some notes. I didn't think anything more of it.

"A friend called me out of the blue the very next day. The first words out of his mouth were, 'I just met with this guy named Brig Hart. Have you heard of him?' The hair on the back of my neck stood up. Whatever Brig was doing, I was also going to do!

"When we moved to Boise, we only knew five people. I had some experience in direct selling, but I'd never built a business through home meetings. Building a list of local names was a challenge, but we did exactly what Brig told us to do. We started with the five people we knew and eventually got to know more people. One person who is willing to open two or more doors to good people will turn into a leg that's 20 deep. Just help one get one all the way to the bottom of the leg. That's what we did.

"The leadership at MonaVie sets us apart in this industry. We have the right people running the show, both on the corporate level and in the field. The MORE Project also sets us apart—in direct selling and in the business world in general. Michelle has a master's degree in Latin American Economic Studies and has witnessed firsthand the awful conditions in which people in Third World countries live. Michelle needed to fall in love with the MORE Project in order to fall in love with MonaVie.

"There are so many people hurting physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Don't be selfish by playing small and keeping this opportunity to yourself. This opportunity is what I like to call 'guilt-free wealth' because it only comes in direct proportion to the good we do and the people we help along the way. We love our incredible team, and we won't stop until they achieve their goals and dreams."

May 4, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Darren and Judy Deschamps

Congratulations to Darren and Judy Deschamps from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"When we first enrolled in MonaVie, we were impressed by what the product did for our health. Having left a previous career feeling completely burned out, I had no idea what this amazing opportunity would do for me and my family. We signed up thinking we had found a great juice; we realized that we had found something to challenge us, stretch us, and help us grow.

"We have learned so much from all the amazing leaders. Ronn and Jan showed us that it could be done; Brig and Lita showed us how it could be done. They helped us feel empowered to share this gift, and that's what has kept us moving forward. We feel like we were set up to win from the beginning.

"We have been blessed with an amazing team that has led us to a whole new way of living. The best part is that we get to share this with others and watch their lives improve. We are so humbled and grateful to have happened upon this amazing life-changing opportunity. Decide that you want it too. Plug in to your active upline's proven system, and then reach out to people. Most importantly, never give up!"

May 4, 2009

MonaVie at the Indianapolis 500

MonaVie is poised to compete for the checkered flag at this year's Indianapolis 500, as Tomas Scheckter is slated to race in the No. 19 MonaVie car. In addition, MonaVie is sponsoring Will Power, who will vie for the victory wearing a MonaVie-branded helmet.

Held annually over the Memorial Day weekend and billed as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indianapolis 500 is one of the oldest motorsport events and the largest single-day sporting event in the world.

The 2002 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, Tomas Scheckter will begin the race at pole position 26 for Dale Coyne Racing. Among his career highlights, Tomas won the 1999 Formula Opel Euroseries Championship with a record eight victories and eight poles, breaking all the winning records in the process. After stints with Formula Nissan and the Formula 3 Series, Tomas has been competing in the IRL IndyCar Series since 2002.

Will Power, who will race at the number nine pole position, started out in the Formula Ford State Series, earning the Queensland State Championship. He then made the move to the Australian Formula 3 Championship placing second overall, before moving on to the British F3 and World Series by Renault Championships. He made his IndyCar Series debut in 2008.

Watch Scheckter and Power represent MonaVie this Friday, May 22, as they participate in "Carburetion Day," the final day of practice before the race. Scheckter and the MonaVie car (No. 19) can be seen on the track from 11 a.m.–noon (EST) on VERSUS as well as www.indycar.com.

The Indianapolis 500 is on Sunday, May 24, 2009, 1 p.m. (EST) on ABC. Click here to see all drivers and pole positions.

May 4, 2009

MonaVie at Indy 500 Makes Headlines around the World

MonaVie's recent partnership with Tomas Scheckter, 2002 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year,  is garnering attention from media outlets around the world, including Business Wire, Yahoo! Finance, and Morningstar among others.

Get online today to see who's talking about MonaVie at the Indianapolis 500.

View media coverage.

May 2, 2009

MonaVie's Corporate Office Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day (U.S.) holiday, MonaVie's Corporate Office will be closed on Monday, May 25.

This includes Distributor Support and all product pickup centers. You may still place orders online by logging into your Virtual Office.

Enjoy the holiday!

May 2, 2009

MonaVie's CFO Shares Insights in an Exclusive Interview with Utah Pulse

MonaVie was recently featured by Utah Pulse, a premiere business website in the Rocky Mountain region, in a Pulse Monitor video interview.

Devin Thorpe, chief financial officer at MonaVie, shared key insights regarding the current state of the economy. He also discussed how MonaVie continues to grow both in the United States and internationally under these conditions.

According to Thorpe, MonaVie was an instant success when it first opened its doors in 2005, and "growth from there has continued in a dramatic fashion."

"[Direct selling] is an enabling and ennobling channel of distribution for those who get involved," says Thorpe. As the recession matures, Thorpe says MonaVie will be a draw for many people who are looking for ways to increase their supplemental income.

View the entire interview, or visit www.utahpulse.com.

May 1, 2009

Corporate-Sponsored City Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island

Varlin Law, vice president of international sales, will be joined by Brick Bergeson, senior director of product management, as well as top distributor leaders at the corporate-sponsored City Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 7–9 p.m. Admission is US$10.

Click here to register online.

Varlin was named MonaVie's vice president of international sales in December 2006 after serving as president of another successful juice company. Varlin is a captivating speaker who is passionate about MonaVie.

A former collegiate all-American in track and field and cross country, Brick oversees all MonaVie product initiatives, including international market development and new product launches. He is a strategic thinker with a passion for understanding market trends in order to drive new product development.

Apr 29, 2009

May Organizational Call Replay

If you missed the Organizational Call for May, click here to listen to the latest happenings in the world of MonaVie.

This exciting call features the following MonaVie distributor leaders:

  • Judy Deschamps, Blue Diamond Executive
  • Tony Williamson, Blue Diamond Executive
  • Holley & Timothy Kirkland, Diamond Executives
  • Ken Kuhnhofer, Diamond Executive

Also, to view our Organizational Call archive, click "Live and Replay Calls" under the "communications" link on monavieonthemove.com.

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