IBOA International

Chinese Canadian IBO Community Event

Everything was spectacular on Saturday, April 12, at the Chinese Canadian IBO Community Event in Vancouver, British Columbia. Picture-perfect weather, a beautiful city surrounded by majestic mountains, and an exciting event well-attended by energetic IBOs, the IBOAI®, and Amway Canada. It was truly a wonderful turn-out for this Chinese Canadian IBO Community Event.

The event featured engaging educational sessions in the center of the room, surrounded by Product/Business experience booths highlighting the IBOAI, Nutrilite®, Artistry® beauty products, Satinique® hair care, Legacy of Clean® home care, XS® energy products, BodyKey by Nutrilite® weight management, and more. Training focused on Optimal Health with Nutrilite®, Artistry® skincare and cosmetics, and Fast Track Incentive Program - and was presented in English and Mandarin. IBO Leaders were treated to a preview of the Business/Product Experience, but once the doors opened to all attendees, IBOs were able to attend training sessions or visit the booths around the outer edge of the room.

During the event, periodic prize drawings were especially popular as were the IBOAI signature luggage tags, mints, annual report and overview brochure given to all attendees. Many, many IBOs stopped by the IBOAI Booth to learn more about their advocacy organization and what they do to support IBOs in North America.

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Awards & Recognition Committee

  • Diamond Dreams trip options (Peter Island)
  • Fast Track Incentive Program
  • New Platinum Conference
  • Legacy Diamond rewards
  • New Incentives Brochure
  • NAGC and Diamond Club plans
  • Increase IBO activation

Business Operations Committee

  • Improvements for CSA
  • Leads Program
  • Ditto Delivery Program
  • Ribbon Program
  • Partner Stores
  • SEO for reputation
  • IT issues
  • Shipping & Delivery issues
  • Testimonial website

Legal & Ethics Committee

  • Integration guidelines
  • Direct Selling Association update
  • Legal and Conciliation updates
  • Unauthorized Online Selling aggressive action
  • “Power of Ownership” video project
  • Copyright discussion
  • Higher Awards verification protocol
  • Accreditation Plus overview

Marketing Advisory Committee (MAC)

  • Nutrilite® 80th Anniversary
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Artistry® Ideal Radiance launch
  • Fall Trend Collection
  • Fall Campaign
  • Next Satinique® launch
  • Artistry® lipsticks
  • New Perfect Water® flavor

Day One

NPC March 2014 Day OneThere was plenty of enthusiasm and excitement in the air as hundreds of new IBO Leaders arrived in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday, March 10 for the Spring session of the New Platinum Conference 2014. The elegant lobby of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel was filled with Platinums exchanging greetings, posing for photos, and registering for this event in recognition of their achievement. Following registration, each IBO was greeted warmly by the IBOAI® staff and presented with the Association's signature luggage tag, informative overview brochure, and a distinctive journal for note-taking. That evening, the new IBO Leaders enjoyed a festive Nutrilite® reception featuring live music and a fabulous dinner.

Day Two

The second morning began with the Business Meeting, touting the theme, "Together We Grow". Jeff Johnson, Amway™ Canada Sales Manager, kicked the meeting off with an exuberant congratulatory message that immediately boosted the audience's  enthusiasm level.

Jim Ayres, Managing Director for Amway North America (ANA) spoke about his early years at the Company, particularly about the day he met Rich DeVos. He recalled Rich's interest in Jim's job and the appreciation he conveyed to him. Rich's exact words were, "Great job. Thank you!" He said, "It made a difference. I'll never forget those words."

Jim briefly elaborated on the theme, "Together We Grow" and ANA's strategies for growth: Product Portfolio & Promotions, Relevant Income, and Leadership Effectiveness, all of which were about to be presented to the IBOs.

Before exiting the stage, Jim stated that Amway's global sales were 11.8 billion in 2013. To express his and the Company's gratitude to the IBOs, Jim repeated Rich's words, "Great Job. Thank you!" He also added, "Keep it going!"

Lisa Hunter, ANA Marketing Director, shared the Product Portfolio & Promotions, including the sponsorship of the new Amway Coaches Poll and the new Artistry® Ideal Radiance skincare collection. Lisa also highlighted BodyKey by Nutrilite® and the Challenge Kit by sharing a Diamond Club video of Theresa Danzik, IBOAI MAC Vice Chair, speaking of building their Business with BodyKey.

Angie Polsgrove, National Accounts Director, and Mike VanderVliet, Manager of Performance Drivers, spoke about Relevant Income, citing the Fast Track Incentive Program as key for healthy growth.

Alison Hague, Director of Amway Learning Center, spoke on Leadership Effectiveness. Bob AndrewsIn short, she encouraged the New Platinums to make a commitment and focus on what they do best: lead, coach, mentor, and train. Alison also presented the new Leadership Development educational opportunities: Silver Certification, Gold Forums, and Platinum Initiatives.

Closing the meeting with an upbeat talk on "Maximizing Assets" was Bob Andrews, IBOAI Vice Chair and well-respected IBO Leader in the field. With his charismatic style and wealth of experience, Bob captivated the audience, as he reminded them no one has the history that Amway has and that as IBOs they have the IBOAI as the advocacy organization that's behind them. He encouraged New Platinums to visit iboai.com to learn more. As Bob spoke of having assets and maximizing them, he primarily focused on these five assets:

  1. You're an IBO with unlimited income potential.
  2. You have a network. Train and motivate them.
  3. Utilize the Fast Track Incentive Program. It is duplicatable income.
  4. Show the Plan! Maximize your advertising.
  5. Your attitude. Single most powerful asset. Where the mind goes, the future follows. Look where you want to go!

Bob's inspiring message and powerful delivery brought the entire audience to their feet! You could feel the energy and excitement in the room. Imagine what's going to happen in the field with these new leaders!

Jody VictorThe remainder of Day Two was filled with Education Sessions. In a popular session entitled Amway & You: The Competitive Advantage, Jody Victor, IBOAI Governance & Oversight Chair, presented Platinums with valuable information and interesting facts - specifically to help them speak confidently about Amway and how it compares to its competitors. Jody emphasized the best defense is a good offense when it comes to answering questions about Amway. Jody covered several topics, including the IBOAI as the advocacy organization and voice of all IBOs, relevant facts and history of the Business, product information, and Amway compensation advantages.

In the evening, the New Platinums were treated to an Epic 80's Bash by the folks at XS® Energy.

Day Three

Most of Day Three was dedicated to touring the Amway World Headquarters and attending a Best Practices educational session at the Company. In the evening, the New Platinums were recognized with an elegant recognition dinner and well-deserved celebration of their achievement.

Diamond Club 2014On 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!

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Diamond Club 2014Monday, February 17, was a special day for IBO leaders who earned a trip to the luxurious Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast of Kona, Hawaii.

Prior to the arrival of Diamonds, Executive Diamonds and above were entertained, pampered, and honored for a few days with lavish dining, spa visits, an island helicopter tour, meetings with Doug DeVos, and more.

The IBO Business Experience opened its doors for a couple of hours today, exclusively welcoming Executive Diamonds to preview what's new and what's to come for Amway North America. Demonstrating passion for the Business and strong knack for strategic planning, the IBO Leaders were excited to learn of what's ahead in health, beauty, and the Business.

Having expressed a desire to keep in touch with the IBOAI while on the go, the new IBOAI App for iPhones and Android devices was met with great excitement by the IBO Leaders. They were also delighted to receive a signature pair of stylish IBOAI flip flops boasting the familiar logo star cut-outs on the bottom. (You can bet these IBOs will be leaving the IBOAI signature along the sugar-white sandy beaches all week long!)

A special evening reception for Legacy Diamonds provided these well-respected IBO Leaders the opportunity to chat with Doug DeVos in a relaxed, intimate setting. It was the perfect opportunity to share smiles and stories while posing for photos with the President of Amway Corporation. IBOAI Board Members Bob and Terry Andrews and Kathy and Jody Victor attended, along with former IBOAI Board members and current consultants, Jim and Sharon Janz. IBOAI Board Members Bill and Sandy Hawkins were also recognized.

Diamonds were welcomed to Kona with a spectacular dinner. Handshakes and hugs were abundant. Smiles and laughter were captured in photo after photo. Memories were being made everywhere you looked. Vibrant island flowers, beautiful music, and an incredible buffet of salads, entrees, and desserts contributed to the evening's festive atmosphere. An impressive Hawaiian Ceremony Dance was a fitting close to the first of many wonderful experiences to be had this week at Diamond Club 2014!

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