April 2014

April showers bring May flowers!

The saying is true … what you start today will create your tomorrow. And, at Apriori Beauty, with all that we have happening in April … May, June, July, and every month after is sure to be beautiful! The seeds you plant each day will take root and bloom (sometimes when you least expect them), and beauty will abound in more ways than one ...

We love hearing from our Consultants how the Apriori Beauty opportunity has enhanced their life ... from the friends they have made, to the experiences they’ve shared, to the courage they’ve gained. Enjoy hearing the excitement for yourself with the all-new Apriori Beauty Radio interviews with Consultants in momentum. Click to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/useloveshare twice each month to hear the latest broadcast.

Speaking of success, this November, we’re heading back to Las Vegas to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino for Apriori Beauty’s Making Life Beautiful | MLB 2014 annual celebration. Save the dates for November 6-8 to learn, laugh and celebrate success! Our newest Consultant Award for sponsoring superstardom will also make its debut in Las Vegas. Will you be on-stage?

And if you’re looking for an incentive to get you to Las Vegas, the 2nd Quarter To the Point program kicks-off this month with a new prize for new activity … free travel with Southwest Airlines. Earn points for Southwest Airline gift cards that will get you places! There’s no limit to the number of points you can earn or the gift cards you can redeem. And the gift cards never expire!

And if that incentive isn’t enough to get your business moving, how about a $25 Starter Kit with free shipping for new Consultant’s in April who add the All-in-One set with savings to their Starter Kit order? We weren’t kidding when we said April showers will bring May flowers! There’s so much to offer and share with Apriori Beauty this month. Use Love Share and get the recognition and rewards you deserve!

Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck

If you USE and LOVE a product, you will naturally SHARE it with those you know. This phenomenon happens every day. How would you like to get paid for sharing something you love? Apriori Beauty is all about using great products that you love, sharing them with others and getting rewarded for it! Think about the last movie you saw and thought was great. How many people did you recommend that movie to? Did you get paid a commission from the movie theatre for each ticket purchased from your recommendation? The Apriori Beauty opportunity is as simple, yet better than sharing a movie or something you love, because you get paid for orders received from your recommendation. And even better, you get paid more when you build a team of people that do the same! Use, Love, Share Apriori Beauty and get rewarded for it!

You can Use Love Share Too!

Click here to learn more about the opportunity to Use Love Share Apriori Beauty

Top 5 Consultants in Retail Sales from Client orders
Congratulations to the following Consultants for their weekly retailing achievements

Week of April 5 to April 11, paid on April 18th
1. Sandra do Nascimento, Consultant – CT
2. Kathy DeRango, Exec Director – IL
3. Natalie Walsh, Founder & Manager – CA
4. Jami Taguchi, Manager – CA
5. Amanda Johnson, Sr. Consultant - PA

Week of March 29 to April 4, paid on April 11th
1. Angela Neifert-Kraiser, Manager – CO
2. Paula Yudelevit, Manager – MD
3. Natalie Walsh, Founder & Manager – CA
4. Terri Lindow, Silver Director – CA
5. Shifra Fishman-Johnston, Sr. Consultant - CA

Week of March 22 to March 28, paid on April 4th
1. Lisa Adam, Manager – NY
2. Sue Forster, Founder & Sr. Consultant – CA
3. Paula Yudelevit, Manager – MD
4. Susan Shaheen, Platinum Director – SC
5. Linda McReynolds, Sr. Consultant - PA

Week of March 15 to March 21, paid on March 28th
1. Natalie Walsh, Founder & Manager – CA
2. Paula Yudelevit, Manager – MD
3. Linnea Wilson, Exec Director – CA
4. Susan Shaheen, Platinum Director – SC
5. Robin Cohen, Founder & Sr. Consultant - AL

Week of March 8 to March 14, paid on March 21
1. Natalie Walsh, Founder & Manager – CA
2. Abigail Sperber, Consultant – CA
3. Linnea Wilson, Exec Director – CA
4. Cindy O’Connell, Sr. Consultant – AZ
5. Kelly Howard, Consultant - AZ

Congratulations to the following Consultants with leading sales, sponsoring and promotion achievements:

New Manager

Val Anderson, Connecticut

Luxury Bonus!
Cheers to Manager Angela Neifert-Kraiser for completing first month qualification for the Luxury Cash Bonus.

Congratulations to the following who received their Luxury Cash Bonus:

Lisa Adam
Linda Altergott
Tricia Baumgardner
Linnea Wilson
Kathy DeRango
Candace Dye
Carolyn Glade
Connie Johnson
Terri Lindow
Carleen McIlveen
Lisa Minogue
Susan Shaheen
Jami Taguchi
Natalie Walsh
Robin Whitney
Paula Yudelevit

Congratulations to Manager Angela Neifert-Kraiser from Colorado for finishing qualification for the Luxury Cash Bonus!

Sponsoring Superstars! Congratulations to the following Consultants for personally sponsoring two or more new Consultants in March 2014:

Kathy DeRango, Exec Director — 4
Lisa Adam, Manager — 3
Beverly Sage, Exec Director — 2
Brenna Lowry, Sr. Consultant — 2

Top 10 Consultants in Retail Sales from personal Client orders
1. Natalie Walsh, Founder & Manager – CA
2. Paula Yudelevit, Manager – MD
3. Susan Shaheen, Platinum Director – SC
4. Jami Taguchi, Manager – CA
5. Angela Neifert-Kraiser, Manager – CO
6. Linnea Wilson, Exec Director – CA
7. Lisa Adam, Manager – NY
8. Val Anderson, Manager – CT
9. Shifra Fishman-Johnston, Sr. Consultant – CA
10. Kathy DeRango, Exec Director - IL

Top 10 Power Builders with the highest paid Power Bonuses for new activity on their first 3 levels
1. Susan Shaheen, Platinum Director – SC
2. Lisa Minogue, Platinum Director – NY
3. Cheryl St. Clair, Silver Director – CO
4. Tricia Baumgardner, Founder & Silver Director – CA
5. Angela Neifert-Kraiser, Manager – CO
6. Lisa Adam, Manager – NY
7. Candace Dye, Founder & Exec Director – CA
8. Kathy DeRango, Exec Director – IL
9. Brenna Lowry, Sr. Consultant – CO
10. Beverly Sage, Exec Director – FL

Top 10 Consultants in Personal Group Bonus Volume — PGBV = downline volume from Consultants and their Clients, down to a Manager.
1. Paula Yudelevit, Manager – MD
2. Candace Dye, Founder & Exec Director – CA
3. Natalie Walsh, Founder & Manager – CA
4. Val Anderson, Manager – CT
5. Lisa Adam, Manager – NY
6. Susan Shaheen, Platinum Director – SC
7. Angela Neifert-Kraiser, Manager – CO
8. Jami Taguchi, Manager – CA
9. Linnea Wilson, Exec Director – CA
10. Connie Johnson, Founder & Exec Director - CA

Top Consultants in Personal Client registrations:
1. (TIE) – Val Anderson, Manager – CT
Natalie Walsh, Founder & Manager – CA
2. Lisa Adam, Manager – NY
3. Angela Neifert-Kraiser, Manager – CO
4. (TIE) Sandra do Nascimento, Consultant – CT
Linda McReynolds, Sr. Consultant – PA
5. (TIE) Candace Dye, Founder & Exec Director – CA
Elizabeth Dyke, Sr. Consultant – TX
Wendy Hitchings, Consultant - AZ
Ashley Kolar, Consultant – IL
Carleen McIlveen, Manager – FL
Cindy O’Connell, Sr. Consultant – AZ
Jami Taguchi, Manager – AZ
Annalisa Termine, Sr. Consultant - NY

Recognizing strong Team Leaders who have embraced the power of team building

Cheryl St. Clair | Silver Director from Colorado
Joined: October 2011
Total Downline: 55 – 4 Levels Deep
Front Line Consultants: 12

“Consistency can be defined however you wish — one hour-a-day, two days-a-week, etc., but you must define it, and then do it!”

One of my favorite quotes comes from Eleanor Roosevelt. She said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” This statement has always been an inspiration in my life, both personally and professionally. My dream is to have the lifestyle I believe a business with Apriori Beauty can provide — a lifestyle where we choose how to spend our time, enjoy financial security, and have fun! 

Building an Apriori Beauty business is simple, our motto says it all: Use, Love, Share.  You must be using the products before you can love them. After you’re comfortable with how to use each product, how they feel and what the results are for each, THEN, you can share with confidence. Sharing is easy when you love them. A key component in establishing a sustainable business is to create new business each month, while consistently providing excellent customer service.  Our team stresses the importance of sharing with new people every week and adding names to our newsletter list. Apriori Beauty does the hard part - producing a wonderful newsletter each month with tips, education and specials.  All we have to do is follow-up, and simply say, "I would love to treat you to a sample of our incredible product specials this month."

Another high priority (if not the highest) is our existing customers. Just because your customers receive an email newsletter doesn't mean they have all their questions answered. Nor does it mean they will pick up the phone and call you — that's YOUR job. Don't try to "sell" something each time you connect. Instead, be a friend and build a relationship. Make sure they’re happy, answer their questions, or offer a sample of a product they haven’t tried yet. I used the ViViD sample bottles to make samples of the Celloxylin® Hydro-Burst Moisture Intense Cleanse and Lotion. I put them into a small organza bag as a nice treat for my customers! Remember, these small random acts of kindness mean a lot to others. Include a $5 Starbucks gift card with a note that reads "Thanks a latte for being my customer and my friend!”

As your clientele grows, sponsoring gets easier.  At this point, you will have built a solid relationship with your clients, who are possibly friends of yours now, and sharing the opportunity with them naturally becomes the next step.  Don't be afraid to tell them how much fun you’re having, how you’re spending (or saving) your extra money, and what your dreams are. They have dreams too! I love asking my Clients "Who do you know that needs an extra few hundred dollars a month?" They may end up saying "me,” which is how I signed up a great Consultant and Apriori Beauty Manager, who’s also an amazing friend of mine.

As simple as the steps are, I know the most vital aspect of building a profitable business is to be consistent.  Consistency can be defined however you wish — one hour-a-day, two days-a-week, etc., but you must define it, and then do it! If you don't open the doors to your business regularly, your business will shut down, leaving your dreams in the dust.  Set achievable goals for yourself. You will be proud and satisfied as you reach each goal, and truly see and believe in the beauty of your dreams.

Recognizing outstanding retailing results

Anita Lewis | Manager from New York
Joined: August 2011
Has 60 Personal Clients
Top 5 Weekly Retailer since 2013: 2 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer since 2013: 5 times

There really isn’t a secret to gaining retail sales, but if I had to list one, I would say follow through is the number one component for sales. A majority of my retail sales come from repeat customers, so it’s important to go above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service. To do this, I consistently check-in with my Clients so that they know that I am always available to answer any questions they may have. The fact that the products speak for themselves makes my job that much easier. I’ve created a solid foundation by educating my Clients about the importance of a skincare regimen, but seeing a Client’s positive reaction to the products is priceless. It’s rewarding to share a product that not only performs to its promised standards, but exceeds people’s expectations.

When I meet a potential Client, I always bring up the topic of appearance or skincare. I like to lead the conversation with a focus on health and wellness with regard to skin, and usually discuss Apriori Beauty’s “Internal/External” approach. I inquire if they would like a sample and more often than not, their response is “Yes,” but that doesn’t always mean they will actually use it. This is why follow-up is key. Make it a point to reach out to them within a week of handing them a sample and ask how they are liking it. Take this time to answer questions and address any concerns. The best way to avoid handing over a sample and having it go unused is to host a small and intimate “Girls Night In,” where your guests are invited to experience the products. Ask your guests to invite their friends so you can get the products on as many faces as possible. People are more likely to purchase if they’ve sampled the products or have a friend who’s testified to them. It helps that Apriori Beauty produces immediate results, allowing customers to see and enjoy improvement in their skin within days of starting.

I meet a lot Clients through my job, where I’m the VP of Community and Donor Relations. I’d definitely be described as a people person and have no reservations approaching and starting a conversation with a stranger. When I do approach someone new, I keep an ear out for a relatable topic that I can connect to skincare and appearances. It’s interesting how you begin to look at faces differently once you start using Apriori Beauty. You can tell when someone is self-conscious about their looks; it not only affects their outward appearance, but their self-esteem as well. One of the many beauties of being an Apriori Beauty Consultant – helping others from the inside out.