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Nov 3, 2008

MonaVie Opportunity to Become Available in Israel

We are pleased to announce that the following aspects of the MonaVie opportunity are now available to distributors in Israel:

  • Enroll
  • Purchase MonaVie Original juice (for personal consumption only)
  • Earn volume and qualify for bonuses (based on sales of MonaVie Original juice)
  • Obtain a Virtual Office
  • View select company literature online in Hebrew

While this does not include all aspects of the full opportunity, we recognize these steps as significant milestones for MonaVie in Israel. For more information on this developing opportunity, please visit the MonaVie Israel information webpage.

We congratulate you and look forward to your success as we work together to grow the MonaVie opportunity in Israel.

View Momentum video with Hebrew subtitles.
View An Extraordinary Process video with Hebrew subtitles.

Nov 3, 2008

MonaVie Study Featured on PubMed Website

PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, recently featured on its website a highly esteemed scientific study conducted on MonaVie Active.

The study, which examined whether MonaVie's fruit antioxidants are able to enter into and protect living cells in vitro as well as in the human body, showed that consumption of MonaVie resulted in an increase in antioxidant capacity and a decrease in free radical damage of fats in the majority of participants.

According to its website, PubMed includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

Click here to read more!

Nov 2, 2008

Emerald Extravaganza Recap

MonaVie proved yet again that no company in the direct selling industry rewards its distributors quite like MonaVie at the recently concluded Emerald Extravaganza.

Distributors arrived at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, November 12, ready for a fun-filled vacation at the "Happiest Place on Earth." Awaiting them in their hotel rooms were special MonaVie gifts, including brand new MP4 players, commemorative Emerald Extravaganza backpacks, and a bottle of MonaVie Active. The event officially kicked off that night with a lavish welcome dinner at the Animal Kingdom's Harambe Village. Distributors spent Thursday hopping between Disney World's amazing theme parks and enjoying the rides and atmosphere.

Friday began with an extravagant breakfast meeting at Epcot. MonaVie Executives spoke to the company's budding leaders, congratulating them for their achievements in MonaVie and encouraging them to strive for even greater success. Following the breakfast, distributors and their guests had the opportunity to meet and greet with some of Disney's world-famous characters. Then, it was time once again to enjoy the parks.

Later that night, distributors gathered one more time for a farewell dinner at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Dining outdoors, the group was in for an unexpected surprise just before rain forced an early end to the meal. Watching a large projection screen mounted on one of the surrounding Hollywood Studios buildings, the party witnessed the live launch of space shuttle Endeavour from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Seconds after lift-off, the actual space shuttle soared overhead directly behind the screen. It was a breathtaking way to end another unforgettable MonaVie trip.

View the photo gallery.

Nov 2, 2008

MonaVie’s Newest Blue Diamonds—Eric and Jina Iwahiro

Congratulations to Eric and Jina Iwahiro from Clovis, California, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"Our road to Blue Diamond can be summed up in three words—fun, fun, fun! Like many people, we got involved with MonaVie strictly for the health benefits of the juice. When we realized we could earn some income by doing what came naturally to us (sharing), we set out to build a tiny side business with a goal of drinking the juice for free. A funny thing happened along the way: The product worked for the people we shared it with, and now we are Blue Diamonds.

"Our success in MonaVie is directly related to the team that we work with. We are surrounded by incredible people who love and care for each other. We not only share the same goals and dreams, but we're willing to do something to achieve them. When we began this journey, we made a commitment to lock arms and move forward no matter what challenges we face. We have done just that. Without our team, we could accomplish nothing.

"The unique thing about MonaVie is that everyone wants you to succeed. Coming from corporate America, it was difficult to understand why others would want us to do better than them. Our upline has always supported our efforts and celebrated our successes. The friends you make are friends for life.

"The MonaVie opportunity has been a blessing to all of us who have gotten involved and are doing the work it takes to grow the business. It's truly amazing what a couple of hours, four or five nights a week has done for our family's future. We thank God every day for putting this opportunity in front of us and giving us the vision to see it.

"The best advice I can give to anyone who wants to succeed is this: Instead of looking for the next superstar to come into your business, you be the superstar! Follow in the footsteps of those who have succeeded before you. Remain humble, and focus on serving others. When your team's success is more important to you than your own, you will have what it takes to build a big MonaVie business. Many people will start this race, but few will finish it. Choose to be a finisher and success will follow. Mahalo to our team!"

Nov 2, 2008

Grand Opening of MonaVie Brazil - Historic Milestone in Direct Selling

With more than 1,500 people in attendance, WTC Golden Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has never seen an event quite like MonaVie's grand opening of Brazil. Upon entering the room, distributors and guests received a unique Grand Opening pin and were greeted with breathtaking sights—four giant screens, ubiquitous lighting, and two brand-new, beautiful black Mercedes! After viewing An Extraordinary Process (DVD), Mauricio Patrocinio, general operations director, and Eduardo Frayha, director of distributor relations, welcomed the audience and invited them to stand for an emotional performance of the Brazilian National Anthem.

View the photo gallery.
View the ribbon cutting ceremony.

EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Those who were not familiar with acai and its unique benefits were enlightened by Dr. Alex Schauss. His informational and insightful presentation was one of the most applauded of the day.

Jim Marks, director of online marketing, talked about MonaVie Mall and the importance of "wearing" the brand. Jim announced that MonaVie Mall will soon launch in Brazil and that more information is forthcoming.

Representatives from the Chico Mendes Institute, including Environment Analyst Lucia Lopes and the Cajari River Extractivist Reserve Manager Francisco Edemburgo, also attended the Grand Opening. They spoke about the partnership MonaVie has entered into with the Brazilian government regarding the RESEX (Extractivist Reserves) areas, specifically the Cajari RESEX. Cajari River Extractivist Reserve has a total of 1,239,903.3942 acres (501,771.1014 hectares) and a population of approximately 3,900. The project will utilize the region for the sustainable harvesting of acai, thus preserving the area's environment which is under government protection. MonaVie will buy acai from local producers bringing economic opportunities to the area.

EarthFruits Director Fernanda Stefani told the story of acai in an entertaining and interesting way. She portrayed Euterpe oleracea (the scientific name of acai) as a little girl living in the forest, who, little by little, finds out about the fruit's peculiar attributes. Fernanda also spoke about the transportation and processing of acai.

Doug Allen, vice president of international development, spoke about the excellent growth of international sales and showed some pictures of the new MonaVie Brazil and Japan offices, which are scheduled to open in 2009.

Varlin Law, vice president of international sales, shared some important events from his life that illustrated the power of believing. He also spoke on the importance of having vision in this business.

NEWS

Following Varlin, Eduardo took the stage once again to announce some great tools that are available to distributors in Brazil.

  • Pre-Paid Starter Kits. Having the Pre-Paid Starter Kit in hand makes it a lot easier to do business. Each kit has a specific code that is entered in the new distributor's Virtual Office when he or she places the first order. The Pre-Paid Starter Kit costs R$70 and is available exclusively in packages of five.
  • MonaVieNews.com.br. This new Portuguese MonaVie site contains updated information, recognition (title advancements, successful leaders), videos, photos, and much more! Check it out today by visiting www.monavienews.com.br.
  • Bottle Folders. Besides containing important information about the product and the manufacturing process, this tool creates interest and showcases the strength of the brand.
    Package of 10 = R$5
    Package of 40 = R$15
  • An Extraordinary Process DVD. Dynamic and informative, this image-rich DVD is now available in Portuguese. Buy yours now!
    Unit price = R$5
    Package of 10 = R$35

BRAZIL MOMENTUM PROMOTION

In addition to Eduardo's announcements, Mauricio revealed a sensational opportunity called Brazil Momentum, which will take distributors to the Amazon Rainforest.

To become eligible to participate in Brazil Momentum, distributors must accumulate points. Distributors can earn points in any of the following ways:

  • Every 100 PV = 1 point
  • AutoShip order = 2 points
  • Regular order placed by Monday = 2 points
  • Each personal sponsorship with a minimum of 100 PV = 1 point
  • Each new personally sponsored Star = 5 points

The five highest scoring distributors automatically win a trip to the Amazon. Plus, there will be a drawing for five additional winners. This promotion will run from October 4, 2008 to February 27, 2009. This is your opportunity to visit one of the most extraordinary regions in the world. Begin building your Brazil business today!

THE MORE PROJECT

One of the most emotional moments of the event happened during the MORE Project presentation. Sergio Ponce, MORE Project Director in Brazil, started things off by outlining the ways MonaVie and the MORE Project have changed the lives of hundreds of people in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro. Sergio's speech was followed by a children's dance recital, displaying the kids' incredible talents. Finally, a girls' choir treated the audience to a beautiful song.

RECOGNITION

The Grand Opening of MonaVie Brazil had no shortage of recognition. All Bronze, Silver, and Gold distributors in Brazil were recognized onstage as pioneers of MonaVie Brazil. They each received a pin and an exclusive certificate as well as big hugs from the corporate executives.

Ruby, Emerald, and Diamond distributors had their pins personally placed on them with enthusiastic applause from the audience. MonaVie Brazil already has four Ruby, two Emerald, and two Diamond distributors!

 

DIAMOND EXECUTIVES
Antonio Brasileiro

Marcelo Serakides and Luiz Henrique Soares

EMERALD EXECUTIVES

Philipe and Flavia Hoory
Valmir Oliveira

RUBY EXECUTIVES

Luciana Carla Tafarello
Regina Sabanae
Rogerio M. Faria
Danilo Fonseca

Top Star Makers were also recognized and received trophies for the great work they've done.

1st Place
Marcelo Serakides and Luiz Henrique Soares

2nd Place
Humberto and Regia Duran
Valmir Oliveira
Weberson Luis Raymundo

3rd Place
Antonio and Shirley Brasileiro
Leandro and Gabriel Kenski
Regina Sabanae

The distributors who are featured in the lastest edition of Success From Home magazine received a 500-pack of the the magazine's international supplement. At the time of the magazine's publication, the following distributors had the largest volume:

  • Marcelo Serakides and Luiz Henrique Soares
  • Philipe and Flavia Hoory
  • Jeremias Rodrigues

Also recognized at the Grand Opening were some of MonaVie's most successful distributors. Among them were Executive Premier rank distributors Brig Hart, Scott Olsen, Angel Matos, and Frank Soucinek. They each talked about their great experiences with MonaVie and encouraged those in attendance to pursue their dreams.

KUDOS

"MonaVie couples sustainable development with ethical citizenship-an essential combination for success in Brazil."
Dr. Lair Ribeiro, cardiologist, international speaker, author of more than 100 scientific works and 29 books, and MonaVie distributor

"It was a fantastic event. The presentation was really powerful. We will reach the stars with this company."
Marcelo Serakides, Diamond Executive

"It was very important to hear people's life stories as well as to get to know some of the executives, such as Varlin Law. They gave us even more confidence because we feel we have the right people leading this company. Their values are consistent with the message that MonaVie brings."
Antonio Brasileiro, Diamond Executive

"The Grand Opening in Brazil was fantastic. The audience was excited to learn the vision of where ManaVie wants to go in Brazil. We received the gift of acai from Brazil three years ago; now, it is time to give this great opportunity to Brazil."
Scott Olsen, Black Diamond Executive

"It was exciting. Personally, I was touched by the choir from the MORE Project."
Philipe Hoory, Emerald Executive

"The event was very well-balanced with emotion and recognition. The feedback I have received about the company leadership is extremely positive. The Grand Opening will be remembered as a great part of our history."
Valmir Oliveira, Emerald Executive

"It was much better than we imagined, and the best part is this is only the beginning. MonaVie for life!"
Danilo Fonseca, Ruby Executive

View the photo gallery.
View the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Nov 2, 2008

Corporate-Sponsored City Meeting in Toronto, Canada

Varlin Law, vice president of international sales, and Jeff Graham, vice president of product management, will be joined by top distributor leaders at the corporate-sponsored City Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Monday, November 24, 2008, from 7:30-10 p.m.

Admission is CAD$10, and parking is CAD$8. Registration will be onsite only.

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

Jeff was named MonaVie's vice president of product management in March 2008. Considered by many to be an expert on the sourcing, harvesting, processing, and formulating of the acai berry, Jeff is an integral part of the MonaVie team. He was instrumental in the formulation of the MonaVie juices and gels, and oversees MonaVie's product management process, quality and regulatory controls, and technical services. Jeff is a skilled presenter with a knack for explaining complex, technical issues in layman's terms.

Venue Information
Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel
801 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1J5
Telephone: (416) 675-6100
Fax: (416) 675-4022

Nov 2, 2008

Compliance Update: Advertising and Unauthorized Claims Policies

MonaVie continues to achieve success selling its exceptional products and introducing people to this phenomenal opportunity. We appreciate all you do to make this success possible through the proper operation of your MonaVie business.

As you strive to conduct business in an exceptional manner, it is imperative that you—and those in your organization—are prudent when dealing with various forms of advertising and media. We all understand the importance of maintaining a level playing field; however, many distributors, perhaps unwittingly, have engaged in methods of advertising that are in violation of MonaVie's policies. Such actions put our business and yours at an unnecessary risk.

As a reminder of this policy:

Advertising in magazines, on the radio, on television, and in other forms of mass media is strictly prohibited. Additionally, any product advertisement that is not fully compliant (i.e., advertisements that make disease claims among other improper statements) is prohibited.

For further clarification, please reference the Statement of Policies and Procedures.

Once again, we appreciate all that you do to make this company a success. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Nov 1, 2008

Lifestyles November 2008 - Scott and Sue Olsen

Lifestyles November 2008 - Scott and Sue Olsen

[podcast]http://media.monavie.com/podcast/audio/lifestyles/Lifestyles_Nov2008.mp3[/podcast]

Oct 20, 2008

Bart Gillespie Wins Utah Cyclocross Series Race

[Ogden, Utah] – October 18, 2008 – MonaVie-Cannondale bicyclist Bart Gillespie won the Men’s A division in the third race of the 2008 Utah Cyclocross Series in Ogden, Utah, on Saturday, October 18.

Gillespie is gunning for his sixth consecutive Utah Cyclocross Series championship dating back to 2003. The annual UCS consists of 10 or more races in which competitors accumulate points based on where they finish in each race.

In cyclocross racing, bicyclists must complete several laps on short courses that feature different types of terrain as well as obstacles that require riders to quickly dismount and carry their bikes. The photo shows Gillespie effortlessly bunny hopping one of these natural barriers.

Click here for overall results of the 2008 Utah Cyclocross Series race three.

Oct 20, 2008

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Lance and Tracey Smith

Congratulations to Lance and Tracey Smith from Escondido, California, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone.

"When a long-time friend shared the MonaVie opportunity with us, we were amazed. The product is incredible, and the compensation plan is something we didn't think was possible in this industry. We've been fired up ever since because we know that we were meant to do this business.

"MonaVie has enabled us to help many of our friends and associates. We're very proud to share the MonaVie blends with our friends and new contacts. MonaVie is a unique product that we believe people benefit from.

"Our four awesome kids, who range in age from seven to 16, love the product and look forward to getting their own distributorships. That says it all—a business that not only we are proud of, but one that our kids want to pursue as well!

"Drink it. Feel it. Share it.TM that's what we fully intend to do."

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