On February 18, Amway National Accounts Director, Angie Polsgrove, kicked off the 2014 Diamond Club Business Meeting themed "Together We Grow", with a warm welcome to the Diamonds and introduction of Jim Ayres, Managing Director of Amway North America (ANA).
In his opening speech, Jim expressed gratitude to the audience of accomplished leaders for their partnership during the past six months in his new position. Sharing his vision for the future of the business, he spoke of leadership and continued education, training, and sales support for their organizations.
Candace Matthews, Chief Marketing Officer/Amway, and Jori Hartwig, Vice President of Marketing/ANA spoke of the recent success of BodyKey by Nutrilite®and the anticipated success of Artistry® New Ideal Radiance. Theresa Danzik, Vice Chairman of the IBOAI® Marketing Advisory Committee, joined them on stage, infusing everyone in the room with her energy and enthusiasm for the weight management program and its success. Reports indicate 80% reorder BodyKey by Nutrilite products, those who purchased kit continue to be engaged, and have lost weight! Introducing the new 2014 Challenge Kit from stage, Theresa announced each Diamond and above would receive this incredible Challenge Kit.
Candace, Jori, and Theresa also spoke of the anti-aging skincare, specifically the Aritstry New Ideal Radiance. All were encouraged to attend the training session this week and be automatically entered for the chance to win a $1,000 Louis Vuitton gift. Also, each IBO Leader stopping by the Artistry booth at the Business Experience will receive a beautiful New Ideal Radiance bag filled with two full sets of the new product.
Candace delivered the message, Nutrilite®products dominate as best sellers and Amway is proud to celebrate 80 years of healthy living with Nutrilite. The spotlight then panned to Dr. Sam Rehnborg, President of the Nutrilite Health Institute and son of Carl Rehnborg, the founder.
Next up? A hugely exciting announcement by Jim Ayres of ANA's title sponsorship of the USA TODAY® College Coaches Poll. The top-ranked college team will be awarded the Amway Championship Trophy. Why this sponsorship? Jim compared IBO Leaders bringing people into the Business with what college football coaches do. Both bring individuals with different skills, talents, and backgrounds together, forming a team, and helping new recruits develop their abilities so the entire team is successful. Jim also mentioned college football is the No.1 most attended and most watched sport in the nation.
Following this big news, Scott Scheidmantel, ANA Director of Performance Drivers, along with Bob Andrews, IBOAI Vice Chair, and Jody Victor, IBOAI Governance & Oversight Chair, took the stage to discuss the upcoming proposed enhancements to the Compensation Plan and Growth Incentives Program. The proposed enhancements, developed in collaboration with the IBOAI Board, were created to improve the profitability for IBOs who build their Businesses.
Jim Janz, former IBOAI Board Member and currently an active consultant to the IBOAI, shared his support of the proposed enhancements and recognized all the hours invested by the Corporation and the IBOAI, to ensure this Opportunity continues to be the BEST Opportunity in the world. He stressed the importance of the IBO Leaders in understanding the work that went into developing the enhancements.
All new Pins were recognized during the Business Meeting, including IBOAI Board Members Vinny and Dayna Pappalardo, new Executive Diamonds. Diamond Club Successor Invitations who are 2nd and 3rd generation Diamond qualifiers were also acknowledged.
Delighting the audience, and Rich and Helen, Doug DeVos took the stage, held up his smartphone to take a video and asked the IBO Leaders to give a shout out to his parents. Talk about warm smiles, big waves, and enthusiastic cheers!
In his charming manner, Doug engaged the audience with a discussion of the rich history of the Business and the special memories we all cherish. He acknowledged the incredible foundation of the Business but encouraged the Leaders to look at it as just the start, to seize the opportunity now to learn more and do more. He asked them to consider, "Where are you in your Business now? Where are you going?” He encouraged each and every one of them “to go from great comfort and move us to a better place." Embrace the new enhancements and help shape the future of Amway North America!
As the audience exited the Business meeting, spirits were definitely high. Evidence the Leaders are motivated to do what it takes to make the future bright for the Business!