Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 Vessel Convention

Last week we held our first Annual Convention in Salt Lake City.  Our theme was "Ready, Set, Grow!"  Though intimate in size, our gathering was HUGE in terms of ideas, fun, camaraderie, networking, training, recognition and more fun!  Stylists came from as far away as southern Florida.  We may have been strangers when Convention started, but I think it's fair to say that we all formed some truly great friendships.  We started with a "get to know you" lunch on Friday.

Convention participants were greeted in Friday's meeting with a goody bag, and a pair of gardening gloves ... to help everyone get "Ready." 

The highlight of the day was definitely Tracy Ralph's mock party.  If you haven't seen this in person, you really must make a plan to attend next year's Convention (details to be announced).  Tracy demonstrated to Stylists that, done properly, a party will yield not only sales, but also future bookings and recruits.  We call this the Power of the Party.  Live parties are the fuel your Vessel business needs in order to grow and thrive.
We also had plenty of raffle prize drawings, and those who could answer some of Dioni Morales' Compensation Plan questions also got prizes - everything from purple notepads to Vessel jewelry sets - INCLUDING the new products. 
Excitement was in the air the following morning, for everyone had a suspicion that there MIGHT be something new under those purple cloths ...

And sure enough, there WERE a few new additions to the Vessel line. 

Because the attendees at Convention were there, they were able to purchase new products before the official launch, which will be in the couple of weeks.  So ... be sure to watch this space, or Facebook, or your email for the official announcement of new products.  The Stylists at Convention were wowed, and we think you will be as well! 

Participants found a garden spade at their places on Saturday morning, to help them get "Set."  In addition to the MANY raffle prizes, on-time drawings and Compensation Plan Questions prizes, Tracy went into detail about the facets of the home party.  She provided great information on what to say to get bookings, what to say to get new recruits, and how to properly coach your hosts to ensure great parties.   
After lunch, we had MORE prize drawings (there were lots of prizes ... did you pick up on that?).  Participants also found a garden pot with soil and seeds, a symbol of being ready to "Grow!"  She also had some very welcome information on avoiding postponements and cancellations, overcoming objections (who doesn't need help with that?), how to properly use Facebook as a tool, and inviting customers to become hosts. 
We also announced some awesome fall promotions, including our new Fast Start program that rewards new Stylists for having a strong start with their Vessel business:
Check the Facebook page for additional promotions coming up this Fall! 
We also announced a new Leadership Conference, open to everyone who reaches the Gold Stylist rank by March 2016.  Watch for additional details coming soon. 
After an information-packed couple of days, we all got together for a photo:
From L-R, back row: Founder Karen Carter, Amberlyn Prior, Jolene Abegglen, Shirley Meyers, Joyce Darr, Founder Susan Harward, Judy Morgan, Tracy Ralph, Dioni Morales
Front row: Milagros (Millie) Arroyo, Sarah Dees, Tara Gitt, Beverly Kimkowski

Later that night we had a fabulous dinner, with entertainment by Madilyn Paige.  Madilyn is a very talented and beautiful young singer who was recently on the television show "The Voice" and made it to the top 20.  If you're not familiar with Madilyn's work, check it out so you can understand just how fortunate we were to see her perform. 

After dinner, we were pleased to honor some of our Stylists:
Sarah Dees, Vessel's first Stylist

Shirley Meyers, winner of the "Go Getter" award.

Tara Gitt, Sapphire Director, "Most Recruits 2015"

Beverly Kimkowski, "Highest Average Monthly Sales 2015"

Milagros (Millie) Arroyo, Sapphire Director

Tara Gitt, Sapphire Director

As you can see, we stuffed a lot of information, prizes, fun and exciting announcements into this Convention.  Convention is something you absolutely DON'T want to miss!  By attending Convention, you will be the first to hear about and take advantage of new products and fabulous promotions.  The networking and team spirit you will feel are worth every bit of effort you put in to be in attendance.  We hope to see YOU there next year!

To Your Success!


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