[What is she talking about?!?]
Conference is upon us, my pretties!  I leave for Savannah in less than 24 hours, and lots of our team members are already on the way or THERE (exploring that lovely city)!
July is OUR NEW YEAR because this is when all our sponsoring, selling,team advancements and hard work get acknowledged by corporate!  

(This is the TEAM Image for 2019 Conference!
50 MUGS and 100 buttons will be given out!)

I think it's safe to say we have been BUSY BEES for the first 6 months this year!
THE BEST NEST is celebrating FOUR of the 30 teams that made PARLIAMENT!!*
THAT, my friends, is INCREDIBLE!  Congratulations to our amazing team leaders, Kate McKenzie of The Evergreen Nest, Courtney Butler with Team Diamond, Randy Mellon with The Believers and Achievers and of course our team OVERALL, THE BEST NEST! 
Today's post is short and sweet. 
We are getting ready to go and my computer is DINGING with updates from all our peeps (125 at last count) who are getting excited!

I have to edit a video for my workshop, enter info into a NEW {exciting} WEBSITE for NEW DESIGNERS WHO JOIN ORIGAMI OWL, AND...{please Lord}...let me find enough time to get my nails and toes done!!

Rachel Hollis as a speaker! {EVERYBODY GETS ONE!} and THE NEW FALL COLLECTION REVEAL!!!  PSHEWWW!  Where is my coffee?  I's gonna need it today!

Stay tuned on the team page for ALL THE UPDATES!
See you from Savannah!  

*Parliament is a way that corporate gagues the leadership and growth of teams in Origami Owl.  The teams with the most growth over the year before make Parliament!



See you on the Team Facebook Page!  Enjoy!


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Black Friday with Origami Owl

Hello beautiful team!!!
I know *I'm* going to be coming out of a turkey coma on my sister's couch late Thursday, but many of you (and your customers) will be getting ready for a massive day of shopping!  Remember this little dose of shopping madness earlier this month? Corporate did a "test run" of a GIFT OF GRATITUDE for our customers and 
We had enormous success (a total sell out in less than 24 hours), and when Origami Owl knows you and your customers {love} something, they want to give you MORE!!! 
These great social media images are available in your back office for you to use (we also have them posted on the team facebook page for easier access)!!  
FIRST, we have a facebook banner--which can also be used if you are savvy at marketing images and want to make a personalized email for your customers (this is why we push having a database saved and using a company like Mailchimp for easy mailing)!
AND we have a basic BLACK FRIDAY Social Media Image (the cube):
We suggest posting this on your O2 Fan Page (your business page) with a message as simple as this:


We know you'll be looking for great shopping deals on BLACK FRIDAY!  Make sure Origami Owl is on your list!  Check in with us on THURSDAY for AMAZING DEALS and FREE SHIPPING!  [your website]



NEED ANOTHER POST IDEA to generate some interest?  Try this:  

I know you're looking for just the RIGHT gift!  Let me help you get cracking with this Handy Holiday Gift Guide! {use your website and add /HolidayGiftGuide.aspx}

Not a bad idea, eh?  So!  Many of you are calling and asking me for the details.  Well....we don't know many details now--because, hey, who doesn't LOVE a surprise!?  Just be ready for some O2 {love} on THURSDAY!  
Keep in mind, this is "while suplies last"!  So while we don't want to create a frenzy--we DO want your customers who are interested, to be ready to SHOP!!!  So don't be SHY!!! USe these amazing images and links from the FABULOUS SALES AND MARKETING departments and give your customers a heads up!!
Be safe out there!  I'll be dreaming of you from the couch!  :)



Quick Note for Soar To Success $100 Gift Card

We have had several new Designers earn the rewards for Soar To Success (STS) and did not receive a "gift card" in the mail. GREAT NEWS! It's not a gift CARD at all! In the world of "electronic funds" they made it even easier! It's a code that is redeemable in your back office! Just follow these tabs! Business Tools > Reports Dashboard > Certificate Listing Then go SHOP!!!!

Origami Owl Events - Boost Your Sales!

I am constantly trying new things with my events and Jewelry Bars to boost sales and to help customers have a positive experience.  In the last few weeks, we have tried TWO NEW THINGS that really seem to be helping to get more people at the table!  
The first thing is with regard to pricing.  I know that even though I am fortunate enough that I can probably afford anything I want to buy at a craft fair, I do NOT like to ask the price of anything.  I don't know WHY that is, but of about 8 ladies who were working with us at an event last month, we all agreed that we'd rather WALK AWAY than ASK THE PRICING.  So!  We have been making "demo" lockets for the busts (and having LOTS of them on display) so people can see all the different things you can do with our products. AND!!! We are putting the PRICES on them.  This does ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING. It gives people an INSTANT idea whether Origami Owl is in their budget (yes, have a variety of prices on display). Many people are surprised to find we are really affordable! 
ALSO! We found that at a HUGE event we had in Tacoma, as well as a small event my mom and I did in Carefree, Arizona, we put out the "roundie rack" (as I call it) with the classic silver lockets and the least expensive chain you have in your inventory (I still have the ball station chains which are $8, so I used those). We called it, "Starter Lockets" and put a card at the top that showed the prices were "$28 - $36 for a locket, chain, jewelry pouch and take out box. Charms $5.00 each. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST" 
It was AMAZING how many people came to our tables and realized they could afford this gift for someone because we had ELIMINATED the overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to choose, SIMPLIFIED THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE and gave them THE BASICS.  **NOTE:  at the big event where we had a big booth, we positioned the rack at the ENTRY to the booth (In the photo it's at the back and no one could see it, so we moved it to DRAW people into the booth), so it was a great conversation starter for our "greeter".  "Have you seen Origami Owl before?"  "Our prices start at just $20 for THIS [show and tell] medium silver locket, the chain is $8 and charms are $5.00 each.  You can make a beautiful custom gift for someone for about $45."  TAH-DAH!**  
(Yes, we DID IRON the tablecloths before the show--this was the day before, at set-up!)
I was going through the sales slips yesterday and it was INCREDIBLE to see how many of those "sets" we sold. I know we pulled a lot of people into the booth with that basic pricing...and I am suggesting you try it too! 



Now's the time to Join Origami Owl!!

If you've been on the fence about joining ORIGAMI OWL let me bop you over the head with a box.  A box?  Yes, with a box.  It's not just any box's the HOLLY JOLLY BOX OF HAPPY box and it's probably one of, if not THEE greatest marketing idea to come out of THE NEST (our corporate offices).  

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the live webinar when the announcement was made to introduce...a $199 Holly Jolly Box of Happy!  (That's founder, Chrissy Weems and our Chief Sales Officer, Sandy Spielmaker with me. More on that fun time coming soon on my blog.)

This ADORABLE BOX OF HAPPY is basically a HOLIDAY STARTER KIT with the company (but they're not officially calling it that--so let's stick with the cute name--HJBOH).  It comes with everything you need to get started as an Origami Owl Designer with $800 worth of product for $199 (plus tax and shipping).  Here's what's in that beautiful box:

  • 15 new holiday Charms (9 limited edition!)
  • 4 Living Lockets TM
  • 4 Chains
  • 2 Bracelet Chains
  • 50 of our Charms and Crystals by Swarovski ®
  • Assortment of Dangles, Plates, Tags + Crystal Elements
  • 9 pairs of earrings

THE BEST get $100PV right out of the gate! (Which the other kits do no offer.)  What is "PV"?  These are points that go toward a Maui Incentive Trip, and points that go toward you earning the NEW DESIGNER INVENTIVES called "Soar to Success".  

So here's the DEALIO:  You get on a waitlist at the mainwebsite and enter your info.  On October 16th, your CC gets charged, your box gets shipped and you receive a WELCOME EMAIL that allows you to start being a DESIGNER at that very moment!!!  You can get into your back office, you can take orders on your ecommerce're THE REAL DEAL!  

If you're one of the many women in the United States who takes a part time seasonal job for some extra DOUGH...then let's get you going with a business where you set your own hours, have fun with other women, and earn that extra income that you're looking for during the holidays!  


HO! HO! HO!  Come join The Best Nest with a HOLLY JOLLY BOX OF HAPPY today!!!


WHAT'S YOUR ANGLE? (The KEY to getting into events!)


Just wanted to share a personal experience with everyone today. One that will CHANGE your game!

Sierra and I decided, as part of our vacation in Illinois, we were going to "share the O2 love" by doing a craft fair. We know that there are many parts of the midwest that are largely untapped when it comes to Origami Owl--but those who are doing it, are doing well. (There is PLENTY of room for growth.)

We chose a festival in an upper middle class suburb of Chicago where it was truly--crafts. (Not a bunch of DS companies.) When I went to the organizer to ask to get into the event, I did NOT talk all about the amazing Bella and being a $250 million company. Why, you ask? Because the number one rule of just about everything in this business is about *knowing your audience*.

When you sell to a customer--know your audience so you understand what THEY want. When you are at an event--understand WHY that person is standing there (is she looking at the jewelry, is it the third time she has come by to see how busy you are). Maybe she is your next rock star designer.

With the craft show, I knew that they wouldn't care about national magazines noticing us--because that's not THEIR audience. Their focus is having heart-felt, craft items. So when I sent my email asking to be part of the event, I made sure the focus was on our "craft-ability" (my new word), on how it's about storytelling--your life in a locket, and how we see so many women who "bless" other women by making these precious keepsakes that make them feel so special.

I know it's JULY...but you should be thinking about (and finding and booking) your HOLIDAY EVENTS *NOW*!!!

And the moral of the story is, take the time to CRAFT your letters and emails so they are written to the right AUDIENCE. 

Good luck!