Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Are You Offering the Gift of Avon?

The Gift of Avon




Over the years I have met a lot of direct sales representatives, in fact many of my friends have home-based or small businesses.  One recurring theme that I see when these representatives are working their business is that a lot of them tend to under value their business.  Here are some of the things I hear that trouble me:

Can you place an order/book a party for me?
It would really help me out if you could...
Can you do me a favor and...

The problem with all of these is that they not only make it all about what the person can do for the representative and not the representative can do for the customer, they also ignore one huge fact about our businesses.  What we have to offer is a GIFT.  We should not have to beg people to do business with us. We have a lot to offer to any potential customer or representative.  So if you have ever even thought one of the questions/statements above I challenge you to change the way you are looking at your business and begin to offer your gifts and watch your business bloom.  These gifts include:

The gift of a great product ~ we have some of the best products on the market

The gift of value ~ Our regular prices are better than many comparable products, AND we have 100s of products on sale every campaign.

The gift of convenience ~ we save our clients time and hassle of going to the store by getting their items delivered right to their door.

The gift of personal service ~ when you go to the store how often do you find a sales person or clerk who really takes the time to get to know you?  One who really cares about helping you find the right product for your need?

The gift of worry free buying ~ with our satisfaction guarantee customers have 90 days to return a product they are not happy with.

The gift of opportunity ~ What does your Avon business mean to you?  Is it flexibility to work around your family schedule or other obligations? Is it access to your favorite products at a discount? Is it being able to meet other women and have fun while you're working?
What other "job" allows you to share that gift?  When you help someone else start their own business you are giving them the gift of an increased income, flexibility, independence and friendships. 

Share in the comments here or on our Facebook group about a time that you shared the gift of Avon.

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Chris Arnold
Avon Gold Leader
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Avon Tips 5a ~ Introduction to Advanced Leadership

Introduction to Advanced Leadership

To view the entire Avon Tips for New Representative Series click here.   

Donna Miles ~ Head of U.S. Sales Leadership

So far in your business you have likely been focusing on building your customer base and increasing your sales each campaign, but have you taken advantage of the 2nd way to earn?  

Advanced Leadership is Avon's way of rewarding representatives for helping others to build Avon businesses of their own. With Advanced Leadership you can build a bigger business with a more solid income than just sales alone.

Everything is better with a friend. Your Advanced Leadership journey begins with referring a friend. Share your love of selling as a Promoter and earn bonuses for recruiting new representatives and helping them place their first order.

Continue sharing the opportunity to start an Avon business with your friends, customers and new contacts. Ambassadors teach their team how to sell and earn leadership bonuses each campaign based on their team's sales. 

Leaders and Executive Leaders Train others how to build and develop strong teams and earn higher bonuses. 

Watch the Video above for an over view of the Advanced Leadership program by Head of U.S. Sales Leadership, Donna Miles, then contact me or your Upline today to start your leadership journey.

*To view current incentive programs and complete rules visit the sales leadership tab on youravon.com then click on Advanced Leadership Program and Leadership Incentives in the menu on the left.

Advanced Leadership Flyer 
Note: When you click the link you will be prompted to sign into Dropbox, if you are not a Dropbox user, simply click no and you will be able to view and download the file.


What questions do you have about this or any other aspect of your Avon business? I'm always happy to hear from you.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Featured Training of the Week ~ 2/8/16

 This week the featured training is actually a series of training.  Belinda Ellsworth is a direct sales speaker and trainer and she has put together a free training series with wonderful bite size training each week called Direct Selling Now. January focused on goal setting and I especially recommend weeks 3 and 4.

Week 3 is a 15 minute video on the Direct Selling Now Calendar Challenge.  It ties in beautifully with our last Meeting in Your Inbox on shaping your calendar to reflect what's most important in business and in life. It even includes templates to help you get started.

Week 4 is also a video, and a little longer at 35 minutes. It covers ways to set goals and stay consistent on Facebook.

You may need to sign up for Direct Selling Now to access the training, but it is free and you only need to supply name and email address so they can send you the links to each week's training.

Check it out and then hop on over to the team's Facebook group to share what you learned and how you are using it in your business.  

Chris Arnold
Avon Gold Leader
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