I’m enthusiastic about the products and the results I’ve experienced

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Connie Johnson | Founder & Executive Director

I began my journey with Apriori Beauty in February of 2009 when I made the decision to support the concept of developing pure, safe skincare by becoming a founding member. It was then that I made the commitment to support Apriori Beauty and am every bit as dedicated today as I was six years ago.

Apriori Beauty offers the opportunity of using and loving the products and also sharing them. That is exactly what I do every day and is the reason behind my thriving business success. I’m enthusiastic about the products and the results I’ve experienced. When I share with new people, they’re not always listening to the words coming out of my mouth but rather looking at my face as my skin is proof that these products work. I’ll be 67 this coming January and if you ask me I look and feel years younger and it’s all due to Apriori Beauty. This has definitely been a benefit when introducing Apriori Beauty. When people see that you are the walking example of what our products can do for you, they want to know more. Know that being a walking advertisement for your business doesn’t just pertain to your skin and appearance. Attitude is everything. People aren’t naive – they can tell when you’re trying to “sell” something and are likely to shut down to anything you’re saying. Passion speaks louder than words and it helps that I exude happiness whenever I talk about Apriori Beauty. Others hear the enthusiasm in my voice as I relay how the products have changed the way I look and feel. Their excitement only grows and soon they’re intrigued when they hear about the successful business I’ve created simply by using, loving, and sharing these incredible products. They also notice how I’m able to put God and my family first and still be able to run a profitable business. How many people are able to make a sustainable income by sharing products they genuinely use and love? It’s rare, trust me.

I have been able to persevere my business through various obstacles in my life. Right after becoming a Founder with Apriori Beauty, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and since then, I’ve had numerous surgeries, yet my business continues to remain strong. There were times where I was on bed rest or my energy was at extreme low, but it never stopped me from sharing Apriori Beauty. Whether it was a phone call, text message, or email, this business has given me the flexibility to work it from anywhere (including a hospital bed!) and prove to myself that nothing can keep me or my business down. Regardless of the health situations I’ve been faced with, I’ve remained positive and passionate throughout. People notice when you are passionate about what you believe in and represent, which has been the core reason for my business’ growth and ability to remain strong.

You may hear me talk about passion quite frequently and that’s because it plays a fundamental role in my business. Passionate and positive people attract others. People hear and see us and want to know what we’re doing that’s making us so happy. As Apriori Beauty Consultants, we have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share with others. If you reach out and introduce Apriori Beauty to like-minded people, you’re likely to build a stable business full of Consultants who are just as excited and eager about the business as you are. Apriori Beauty has become an avenue for men and women to achieve their dreams and obtain success. This has motivated me in working my business, whether I’m obtaining retail sales or introducing the business opportunity to potential Consultants. This Company has not only brought me healthy skin and financial success, it’s also connected (and re-connected) me with friends who have been supportive in so many ways. I love my Apriori Beauty Team; they Make Life Beautiful.

Power Builder – Kathleen DeRango

Recognizing strong Team Leaders who have embraced the power of team building

KathyDeRango_2014Kathleen DeRango | Executive Director from Illinois
Joined: May 2011
Total Downline: 29
Front Line Consultants: 12

The less time you have to devote to your business, the smarter you have to be with that time.

I love a good challenge. Several years ago, my youngest daughter decided she wanted to take up Taekwondo. As I was sitting on the bench watching her during class, all I could think about was how I’d rather be out there on the mat instead of sitting on the sideline with the other moms. I didn’t just want to sit in a chair, so I decided to sign-up because I knew it would be a great workout. I wasn’t expecting to, but I quickly became addicted to Taekwondo, and even kept attending after my daughter lost interest. It took me about three years, but in December of 2008, I became a black belt in Taekwondo. It’s an extremely high honor to be presented a black belt. A ceremony is held in which the Grand Master presents you with the belt and takes a few moments to speak about your journey to this place. I’ll never forget what the Grand Master said about me: “When I first met Kathy, I thought she was such a girly-girl. And she is, but she’s a girly-girl who never gives up.” This comment still sticks with me today. He was right, I don’t give up. Earning that black belt took perseverance, self-control, and discipline. So, if I could practice such determination and strength in one area, why couldn’t I do it in every other area of my life? It took a lot of work to reach the ultimate goal of black belt, and quitting was never something my brain ever contemplated. That perseverance has transferred into many areas of my life, including my Apriori Beauty business. Why not reach the top of Apriori Beauty and promote to Platinum Director? There isn’t anything the Silver, Gold, and Platinum Directors are doing that the rest of us aren’t doing – they’re just doing it more.

Anyone can promote to Executive Director at Apriori Beauty and be where I’m at; it’s not an exclusive club. If you truly want to grow your business, it’s going to require your time, dedication, and most importantly, consistency. You can be successful with Apriori Beauty while working a full-time job and being a committed wife and/or mother, but you have to consistently make your business a priority. Let’s say your schedule permits you to dedicate only one hour, three days a week, to your business. That’s great, but never let those three days go by without working your Apriori Beauty business. Since you only have that one hour, you need to be spending that hour doing right-now, money-making activities. The less time you have to devote to your business, the smarter you have to be with that time. Don’t spend it organizing files. Instead, go out and share. Work on obtaining Clients and Consultants. And whatever you do, always ask yourself, “is this conducive to increasing my business right now?” People with outside obligations can have a successful Apriori Beauty business, your time spent on your business will just look differently than others.

If I want to maximize my paycheck (who doesn’t?), then it’s essential that I’m a business builder and set the example for my team. This means working closely with my Consultants and helping them meet their goals. I call and follow-up with them, send texts, and even distribute a monthly email blast touching base with my team and highlighting specifics from Apriori Beauty’s Consultant Newsletter. This past November, I put the word out to my entire team and asked who wanted to step up and join me in pushing beyond our normal comfort zones, and really focus on building larger and stronger businesses this year. In my case, that means pushing to promote at least two more levels this year. That’s a huge commitment to put out there. Those Consultants on my team who decided to make the commitment, are part of my “Building in 2015” challenge. I do monthly “Thinking BIG” calls where we have guest speakers and focus on training and tips to build our businesses. We hold challenges and I always make sure I have prizes to motivate those who achieve what they set out to do. The key is, your Consultants have to want it – you can’t force them to work and build their business if that’s not a priority of theirs. I make sure that whatever we’re doing, we’re staying informed and focused, setting goals, pushing past our limits, getting recognition, and have a goodtime while doing it. Have fun is a very important part of this business.

The more my business builds and I grow at Apriori Beauty, the more I want to expand and help other Consultants, regardless if they’re on my team or not. The success of Apriori Beauty is based on the ability of all us Consultants. I look at Leadership in Apriori Beauty as a vehicle to help others and encourage fellow Consultants to push past their comfort zones and accomplish what they once imagined “impossible.” The beauty of this Company is that we can all rise to the top and maximize our success – it’s just a question of if you’re willing to get a little dirty and rise to the occasion.

Power Builder – Robin Whitney

Recognizing strong Team Leaders who have embraced the power of team building

rwRobin Whitney | Executive Director from California
Joined: March 2011
Total Downline: 29
Front Line Consultants: 9

Keeping Your Ducks in a Row

I have always been a busy person with varied interests and responsibilities. As a wife, mother of two daughters and the need to supplement our family income, I was constantly looking for new ways to earn extra money without sacrificing time with my family; a nine-to-five job was never going to work for me. Over the years I’ve had my own Interior Design business, worked on special projects for my husband’s garment manufacturing company, was an educational theatre Costume Designer and was also a freelance Artist (often all at the same time). These were all jobs I not only enjoyed, but also allowed flexibility so my family could remain my number one priority. I didn’t think my life could handle one more item. And then in 1999, I was introduced to Direct Sales.

I immediately fell in love with Direct Sales and recognized it as another income producing activity I could fit into my schedule. However, unlike my other businesses, Direct Sales gave me the opportunity to surround myself amongst like-minded women with an entrepreneurial spirit that lead busy, productive lives and who inspired me to do more and be more. When Apriori Beauty came into my life in March of 2011, I knew immediately this was the Company for me. I was in the market for a superior product to sell, leadership with integrity, and a compensation plan that truly paid me for my efforts and business activity I could control. I’d learned over the years that whereas the Direct Sales model was desirable, not all companies were created equal. I could recognize a good thing when I saw Apriori Beauty.

Balance is vital when juggling life’s many responsibilities. In order for me to feel successful, I need my business to be a balance between sales and sponsoring. More importantly, it must fit around my family, and not the other way around. Where I used to mark my weekly calendar with my daughters’ activities, I now mark them with my granddaughters’, so little has changed with family priorities. To accomplish anything, all my ducks have to be in a row. This starts with a weekly calendar, where family and personal activities are marked first, and then business. I set aside and create “office time” that is specific to Apriori Beauty activity. This changes every week because my life is not static, but I make sure time is allotted where I make follow-up calls, write notes to Clients (and potential ones), send out samples, and brainstorm with team members. Another reason I have my Apriori Beauty time marked on the calendar is so my family is aware and knows that this is “work time.” They have always respected this and leave me undisturbed while I work. If I don’t respect my business no one else will. I’ve discovered that when I neglect my weekly calendar, those “ducks” have a tendency to wander off and nothing gets done.

While I try and keep my personal life out of my “office time” to ensure I remain productive, I never keep my business out of my personal life. You never know when you are going to meet someone and you want to be prepared and open to the opportunity when introducing Apriori Beauty. That being said, I don’t share Apriori Beauty with everyone I meet. I don’t prejudge others, but I prefer to take things slow. I enjoy building relationships first and whereas I will always share what I do when I meet someone, an immediate sale is never my main purpose. I plant the seed because I want to get to know the person first, which is essential for my business. Who the person is and how we are together makes all the difference to me. Everyone may be a potential Client, but a Client relationship is an intimate thing. For me to provide the best service, it has to be a person I enjoy being around because when you have exceptional products as Apriori Beauty does, it’s likely this relationship will last a long time. Building that relationship first is also important because the majority of my Consultants have started off as Clients. Whilst a Client relationship is quite personal, a Consultant relationship is even more involved. These are people who you will bring into your life and they will bring you into theirs. When I know someone I want to spend more time with (and who I believe enjoys spending time with me), is when I pursue the opportunity. Once I do begin to speak seriously about the opportunity, it’s because I have already established a relationship with them and we have a connection that makes it easier for them to see how Apriori Beauty could fit into their life. It’s a process to find the right fit and then to make it happen. That potential new Consultant needs to know they are wanted in your business, and then they need to decide if this is what they want for themselves. My role as a leader is to encourage, not push…to suggest, but not pull. My aim is to have people on our team who will benefit from Apriori Beauty, as well as give back to the company and the team. This is a group effort and when one person does well, we all succeed.

I believe in growing slow and steady, and being consistent. I’m constantly learning from other Apriori Beauty Consultants, and incorporate their advice and experience to re-evaluate my own business. Usually after MLB (Apriori Beauty’s annual Consultant conference) and before the new calendar year, I will plan an Apriori Beauty restart. I begin by using our USE LOVE SHARE Workbook and focus at looking at my business from a fresh perspective – as if I was a new Consultant. I keep each previous year’s workbook and reread where I was before, see what I have accomplished, what has been working, and what needs to change or improve. I don’t beat myself up for not meeting goals. Life happens and you can’t go back. Instead, I try and expand on those goals for the future. We are often told to love others for who they are, but you also need to love yourself as you are now and look forward to the new you that you want to be. I treasure every relationship I’ve made with Apriori Beauty, and I look forward to meeting more wonderful people that will come into my life one day because of Apriori Beauty.

 

 

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Robin Whitney

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AB_Radio_icon2When you open the door to opportunity, endless possibilities arise.  Just ask Robin Whitney, one of Apriori Beauty’s successful Executive Directors from California, whose open door policy has brought Consultants from different downlines together and formed true, authentic relationships.  Whether she’s hosting a brunch or offering a visiting Consultant a place to stay, Robin’s selfless and attentive business practices far exceed your typical entrepreneur’s.  Tune in to Apriori Beauty Radio as Robin shares with Susan Twellman how despite location differences, you can effectively sponsor and mentor Consultants, and why it’s important to be supportive and involved with your team.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Kathy DeRango

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AB_Radio_icon2We often hear about businesses tearing apart friendships and ruining marriages, but what the companies that reunite and build long-lasting relationships?  When Executive Director Kathy DeRango from Illinois signed up as an Apriori Beauty Consultant, the last thing she expected from this business was to be reconnected with childhood friends.  However, when Kathy became reacquainted with a friend she hadn’t seen or spoken to in years and now lived several states away, Apriori Beauty became an avenue to rebuild their friendship while growing their businesses at the same time.  Join us on Apriori Beauty Radio, where we listen to Kathy’s story about sponsoring her longtime friend, Helen Falco, and how their Apriori Beauty businesses have flourished ever since.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Linda Altergott

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AB_Radio_icon2The only boundaries that stall you from attaining your dreams are the ones you put upon yourself.  With an accomplished background in Network Marketing, Apriori Beauty Founder and Executive Director Linda Altergott has proven there are no territories when it comes to success.  When she’s not on the phone mentoring new Consultants across the country, Linda can be found challenging herself both physically and mentally with various workouts and yoga practices.  Join Apriori Beauty Radio as Linda discusses the significance of living a healthy lifestyle and how it correlates to maintaining a stable and profitable business.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Candace Dye

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AB_Radio_icon2***This is a rebroadcast of an interview first aired on Entrepreneurial Women Radio***
Apriori Beauty’s favorite business coach and mentor Sharon Michaels visits Apriori Beauty Radio to guest host and speak with Founder and Executive Director, Candace Dye.  What do you think of when you hear “Customer Service?”  How do you feel when that one employee goes the extra mile with assistance, leaving you feel extra special as a customer?  As Consultants, it’s important to make Clients aware of how appreciative we are of them and be there when they need our help or have a question.  In this special episode, Candace examines the significance of exceptional customer service and how it’s become the cornerstone for her successful Apriori Beauty business.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Power Builder – Linda Altergott

Recognizing strong Team Leaders who have embraced the power of team building

L_Altergott_1Linda Altergott | Founder & Executive Director from California
Joined: March 2009
Total Downline: 63
Front Line Consultants: 13

When I was introduced to Apriori Beauty in 2009, I was at the intersection of “Needs and Wants” and wondered how I would ever find a way to achieve the balance, flexibility and job satisfaction I was longing for. I was clear that I needed to use my gifts and passion in a way to benefit others while earning money for my efforts. The path to this crossroad had been paved by marriage, motherhood, a 35-year career as a Dental Hygienist and 8 years in Direct Sales … but I knew there was still something missing. Then the “Ah Ha” moment of Opportunity came through via a new startup company called Apriori Beauty. They were building a bridge to “Making Life Beautiful” under the strong integrity, business experience and leadership of Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck. Expanding on my direct sales experience would be fun, and the new freedom to work alongside like-minded women through Network/Multi-Level Marketing with an amazing compensation plan seemed like a dream come true. It didn’t take long for me to discover that I not only wanted to become a Consultant, but that I also wanted to take part in leadership as a Founder. Five years later, I’m still jut as proud and happy to extend this opportunity to others, by sharing our incredible company with effective products, an exemplary vision, and limitless potential.

I vividly remember the first time I received a compliment on my skin after I had used the first set of Apriori Beauty skincare samples available only to Founders at the time (pre-launch of products). I was stunned and didn’t know what to say. I hadn’t told anyone about my new venture and was not prepared for compliments … but they came! After my 3rd compliment in one night, I turned to the woman and said “thank you” and quickly added, “It’s my business.” She asked what my business was and I told her that I was representing a new boutique skincare company, which focused on pure products that worked. She replied with what would become my first order! It doesn’t always work that way, but when it does, my response is the same – I keep it simple. I’ve found that the less I say, the more curiosity it creates. Women by nature are curious and want to know what your secret is. Apriori Beauty is the best kept secret in an industry based on hype and unfulfilled promises. Use it to your advantage in a classy and confident way. Whereas other skincare products don’t always deliver the results they pledge, Apriori Beauty is different in that our products not only give you fast and effective results, but are also all-natural, chemical-free, and safe.

I give out skincare samples on occasion but have learned that the Celloxylin® 5-step Cellular Age Advantage set can be overwhelming to new people. By breaking apart the sample strips (Crème Cleanse, Activating Tonic, Firming Serum, Eye+Lip Age Eraser, Day Defense Plus SPF 25, and Night Repair 3Deep) instead of handing over the entire strip, you’re allowing the potential client to select the product(s) they’re most interested in. I like to focus on the featured product specials of the month and always make sure my clients are in the loop with regards to sales because it’s the perfect time for them to purchase if their favorite product happens to be one of the specials. If I can help my Clients save money and get the best opportunity possible, then I’ve done my job as their personal Consultant.

“Who do you know?” is the most effective question you can ask your Clients, friends, and family. Referrals are key to not only expanding your Clientele base, but your downline as well. Have a Client who uses, loves, and shares the products? Why not get paid as well? Turn your Clients into ambassadors and recognize them for their efforts, whether it’s advertising their skincare results, referring others to Apriori Beauty, or even just being a consistent Client. You are a resource for your clients and their go-to for all things beautiful. Take the opportunity to continuously plant seeds and reap the harvest you desire.

It’s a privilege to be working “for myself but not by myself.” I’ve been blessed with a dynamic team, where everyone has the flexibility to achieve their own success as they have defined it. The relationships we develop with Apriori Beauty help expand our outlooks, as well as encourage us to continuously grow and stay committed to our business and each other as a Company. Apriori Beauty has provided the vehicle to access a highway to success. The road you choose to take is up to you. There is no short cut or secret passage that will get you there ahead of anyone else. You’ll need a full tank of gas, and choose your travel companions wisely because there’ll be speed limits, stop signs, and possible repairs along the ride. The journey to success is beautiful and rewarding, so buck up and enjoy the ride!

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Connie Johnson

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AB_Radio_icon2Armed with a lively and energetic personality, Founding Consultant and Executive Director Connie Johnson has started a tradition, which has become a staple of Apriori Beauty Bars: limo rides! Listen to Connie tell her story about the passion behind her decision to join Apriori Beauty and how her business has grown through the help of Beauty Bars, and especially limo rides!

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Right Now Retailer – Linnea Wilson

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

L.Wilson PicLinnea Wilson | Executive Director from California
Joined: August 2011
Has 93 Personal Clients
Top 5 Weekly Retailer since 2013: 24 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer since 2013: 12 times

Linnea Wilson was first featured as a Right Now Retailer in May of 2012 and has since achieved Apriori Beauty’s #1 Right Now Retailer for 2012 and #2 Right Now Retailer for 2013.

There is no magical formula or secret to success when it comes to sharing Apriori Beauty. It’s following the simple system that Apriori Beauty lives by: USE LOVE SHARE! I USE our products every day. Actually, I don’t just use but rather, I “experience” the products. The smells, textures, and sensations I feel when each product touches my skin is truly an experience. Plus, the appearance and tone of my skin on my face and body is dramatic. The internal and external approach to caring for the body’s largest organ is brilliant! Can you tell that I LOVE this product line? Since I use and love Apriori Beauty, how can I keep these wonderful products to myself? I can’t. I SHARE with everyone, both inside and outside my esthetician office.

When it comes to sharing Apriori Beauty, my approach has never changed. The samples and tools designed by Apriori Beauty do most of the work for me. When I spoke at our annual Making Life Beautiful conference two years ago, I described my samples as being my salesmen (aka worker bees). Since the products speak for themselves, your job is following up and seeing how your worker bees performed by asking questions, listening to feedback, and inquiring to see if the prospect would like to continue using Apriori Beauty.

As an Esthetician, I use the products in both my treatment room and as a main staple in my retailing. The Derma Firm Illuminator and PSR Next are incorporated into my facial after I do extractions and before I apply masks. My clients love the sensation of the DFI on their skin and tell me that this treatment is their favorite part of the facial. When I’m doing a full body exfoliation, my go-to product is the Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub. The Micro Scrub is great to use prior to a spray tan or other applications of self-tanning products because it leaves the skin freshly prepped for tanning products – no oily residue like other scrubs.

I have had people comment that it must be easy to be an Apriori Beauty Consultant because I’m an Esthetician, however, that is not my advantage. My advantage is having the mindset of sharing Apriori Beauty. I believe these are products people should be using if they want healthy, beautiful skin. You can believe this if you are an esthetician or a stay-at-home mom, or an attorney, or a grocery clerk or any other profession. Once you have that belief, then you’ll want to share. I share while sitting in the bleachers at my daughter’s volleyball tournaments, at Bunko, while at lunch with friends, and even when I’m getting my hair done. I believe in our products and want to tell everyone about Apriori Beauty.