Oct 18, 2008
2008 Orlando Super Regional Recap
In the Orlando World Center Marriott's most spacious ballroom, thousands of MonaVie distributors gathered to celebrate their successes and to motivate each other to achieve even greater accomplishments at the 2008 Orlando Super Regional. With five of the world's most luxurious vehicles on display, the stage was literally set to inspire.
Easily two of the most inspirational executives in direct selling, Dallin Larsen, founder and president of MonaVie; and Henry Marsh, executive vice president and cofounder, did what they do best by rewarding MonaVie's top distributor leaders and stirring its newcomers to become even more engaged in the MonaVie opportunity.
Dallin kick-started the conference with an impassioned speech centered on the power of belief. MonaVie's seasoned and commanding president spoke of his upbringing in rural Idaho along with his nine siblings. Dallin told the 4,000 in attendance that it was his parents' rearing that has made him the man he is today.
"I was taught by my wise and amazing parents that all things are possible to those who believe," Dallin said. "I have put those words to the test, and they've proven true."
He then challenged the gathered distributors to evaluate what they believe. "Do your beliefs truly create your actions which, in turn, chart your destiny?" he inquired.
Dallin implored the group to never stop believing, no matter the ups and downs in their MonaVie businesses and in their lives. "I see you walking across the stage to be recognized for your greatness!" Dallin exclaimed. His words would become reality as the Super Regional continued. Click here to watch Dallin's speech.
Exotic Car Awards Program
The lights shined on five exotic cars throughout the day—a Ferrari F430 Spider, a Maserati GranTurismo, a Bentley GT Convertible, a Rolls Royce Phantom Black, and a Lamborghini Murcielago. The main event of the day came when Dallin made two major announcements revealing the cars' purpose.
Introducing the spectators to Tom duPont, founder of duPont REGISTRY, Dallin announced MonaVie's partnership with the company—the premier classified marketplace to find new and used highline luxury cars for sale—to create MonaVie's Exotic Car Awards Program. With Mr. duPont's introduction, Dallin announced that Brig and Lita Hart have become the first distributors to achieve MonaVie's newest rank—Crowne Black Diamond!
Along with $1 million in cash, Dallin gave the Harts the keys to the car of their choice on stage. With the crowd urging them on, the Hart family chose the orange Lamborghini Murcielago.
Click here to watch the Crowne Black Diamond presentation.
The MORE Project
Tom duPont wasn't the only special guest to make an appearance at the meeting. Mauricio Patrocinio, general operations director of Brazil, was on hand to personally thank distributors for building the present and future of MonaVie in Brazil.
Distributors also heard from Sergio Ponce, director of the MORE Project, who spoke of the children who are benefitting from the non-profit organization. Gabby DiPace, the 18-year-old daughter of MonaVie distributors Kryst’l and Tom DiPace (also professional sports photographer), amazed the audience with "Lost Dreams," a song she wrote about Brazil's disenfranchised citizens. Sergio's touching stories and Gabby's beautifully mesmerizing performance moved MonaVie's Black Diamond distributors to combine for a $500,000 donation to the MORE Project on the spot.
As is customary at regional meetings, Ruby-level distributors and above graced the stage to be acknowledged by their peers. The energy in the crowd began to swell when Dallin and Henry invited Hawaiian Blue Diamond distributors to the stage to receive their MonaVie-branded surfboards.
Following the presentation of the surfboards, the lights dimmed and the audience turned its attention to the 10 projection screens around the room to watch the documentaries of five of MonaVie's newest Black Diamonds: Brian and Jacqueline Thayer, Brian and Jill Cattano, and Grayson Maule. Each took the microphone and shared his or her success story. Brian Cattano even electrified the crowd with a sampling of his break-dancing skills.
Additional Black Diamonds Tim and Amy Marks, Scott and Teresa Henry, and Orrin Woodward were also recognized for reaching the prestigious rank; however, the moment in the spotlight was not over for the Woodward family. Having also surpassed Royal Black Diamond status to become Presidential Black Diamonds prior to Saturday's event, the Woodwards were rewarded with checks totaling $400,000. Dallin and Henry were just getting started.
Watch the Presidential Black Diamond presentation.
Steve and Gina Merritt, MonaVie's newest Imperial Black Diamonds, were handed two briefcases containing $600,000, and the Harts' Crowne Black Diamond presentation followed. Scott Henry's rousing rendition of "You Raise Me Up" capped the 2008 Orlando Super Regional.
Watch the Imperial Black Diamond presentation.
During his opening remarks, Dallin told the room of distributors to believe that through persistence they can accomplish whatever they want through MonaVie. After Saturday's Super Regional, it was impossible not to believe.