Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Paula Yudelevit

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AB_Radio_icon2Apriori Beauty Radio where we share conversations with independent Consultants experiencing entrepreneurial success by simply Using, Loving and Sharing their favorite products.

Join us as we interview retailing powerhouse, Paula Yudelevit – Apriori Beauty Manager from Maryland.  Regularly claiming the top weekly and monthly Retailer spots, Paul’s high and consistent sales earned her Apriori Beauty’s #1 Right Now Retailer award for 2013.  Listen in as she shares how she has grown her business with Facebook and email newsletters; how she works Apriori Beauty into conversations after sharing her age; and how she’s been able to build her business outside of her full-time executive position with Client incentives, product samples, and follow-up!

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Apriori Beauty Radio — conversation with Valerie Anderson

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AB_Radio_icon2Apriori Beauty Radio where we share conversations with independent Consultants experiencing entrepreneurial success by simply Using, Loving and Sharing their favorite products.

Enjoy this conversation with new Manager, Valerie Anderson from Connecticut.

Val has built her business along side a full-time career as a school teacher. At the beginning of 2014, she set her mind on promoting to Manager and she did just that at the end of March … just a few days after recording this episode. Val shares her “Ah-Ha” moment that set her business on fire with new Consultants and retail volume that propelled her to Manager. Hear how her problem/solution strategy helped her sponsor 6 new Consultants on her team so far this year!

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Get Motivated for Success

SusanTwellmanBy Susan Twellman, Co-Owner/Founder of Apriori Beauty, LLC

Have you asked yourself lately, “What motivates me?”  We’re usually motivated by several different factors; however, there’s always one trigger that stands out amongst them all.  Is it a challenge? Appreciation? Community?  Locate your trigger and utilize it to expand and build your business.

One of my daughters was having difficulties with reading, so she was put into a special reading program and has become a completely different kid since starting.  The whole family has witnessed her hard work and we’re consistently telling her what an amazing job she’s been doing.  She started doing better, and we started acknowledging it more.  The more we praised her, the better she became.  It’s funny how little actions like telling your kid, “I’m so proud of you!” motivates them more than a good grade.  My daughter’s motivation trigger is praise, which has not only improved her grades, but her self-esteem as well.

Along with praise, recognition is a popular form of motivation.  At Apriori Beauty, it’s important for us to recognize all our Consultants, even if it’s something as simple as congratulating them on their Facebook page for their retail achievements.  And it’s not just Consultants getting recognized by Apriori Beauty that motivates them, it’s other Consultants congratulating them on their achievements as well.  Elizabeth Vervynck and I recently had lunch with one of our Consultants, where the Consultant told us that prior coming to MLB 2013, she was questioning whether she should remain with the Company because she felt she wasn’t where she should be business success wise.  She prayed and asked for a sign that she was in fact on the right track and gave herself the three days at MLB to find her answer.  What’s incredible was that not only did she receive a sign the first night of the conference, but she saw several more signs throughout the three days that proved Apriori Beauty was where she was meant to be.  This motivation16Consultant saw that you don’t have to be the leader of the pack or featured on top lists to be involved in a great company and community.  Even if you’re not recognized with prizes or jewels, just being recognized for being you is a wonderful thing.

Are you motivated by a challenge? Apriori Beauty’s “To the Point!” Consultant Rewards Program has been an integral part in expanding our Consultants’ businesses.  They see a challenge and while working towards that prize, they’re automatically increasing their retail volume and expanding their business.  It’s a win-win!

And the natural motivator that we all have is that we’re all in business to become successful and make money. Whether you wish to subsidize your income or make it full-time job, you want to make money – trust me, we ALL do!  There’s no better feeling than getting that email on Friday, saying your Apriori Beauty MasterCard has been loaded.  Every time you see your card with sales commissions, it’s another boost in your spirit, and encourages you to keep sharing your love of Apriori Beauty.

Motivation can be based on a variety of contributing factors. Ask yourself what truly motivates you.  My challenge for you is to locate that trigger and build from it.  Whether it’s a rewards challenge, a goal to make the Top 5 Retailer List, or increase your income, be sure to make a visual of your motivator so you’re reminded of it daily.  Now, let’s go and get motivated for success!

Right Now Retailer – Anita Lewis

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

AnitaLewisAnita 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.