Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Martee Nott

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AB_Radio_icon2With the holiday season in full swing, retailers are stocking their shelves and gearing up for the rush that is expected in November and December. However, long lines and endless gift wrapping are rarely activities shoppers look forward to. With the increase of online retailers, more and more shoppers are skipping the packed malls and choosing to do their holiday shopping from the comfort of their own home. Apriori Beauty’s wide selection of skincare and health products are sold exclusively through Independent Consultants, where Clients have the option of purchasing online, over the phone, or directly through their Apriori Beauty Consultant. Whereas online shopping is easy and convenient, often times Clients prefer that one-on-one customer service they receive from their personal Consultant. Tune in to Apriori Beauty Radio this month as Susan Twellman speaks with Apriori Beauty Team Leader Martee Nott on why customer service is crucial to her business and how she’s utilizing this busy holiday season to gain new Clients and increase sales.

Right Now Retailer – Kimberly Funke

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

K.Funke_2Kimberly Funke | Sr. Consultant from New York
Joined: March 2014
Personal Clients: 21
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 2 times
Top 10 Weekly Retailer: April 2015

While working as a Private Investigator, I was in a horrible car accident that left me with an injured back and disabled from working surveillance. With a new research position working from home, I was looking for something to supplement my loss in wages and just by chance, Apriori Beauty came into the picture. It was around that time I attended a local Beauty Bar, where I was introduced to Apriori Beauty’s products and had the opportunity to experience them. I started off slow with ordering the ViViD Hair Therapy Shampoo, Conditioner, and Treatment Oil and was soon purchasing the Celloxylin® Cellular Age Advantage skincare line. I was in love and amazed at how they made my skin visibly smoother and hydrated. Since I’m one who usually raves about things I use and love, I thought ‘why not make it a business of sharing my new favorite beauty products?’

Becoming an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant seemed like a great opportunity to make up for my loss in wages and it has been just that. Since I work from home, it can be difficult to find potential Clients to share these wonderful products with. Both social media and Beauty Bars have been my saving grace in growing my business. I utilize my personal Facebook page to grow my business by posting Apriori Beauty’s sales and specials, as well as small blurbs focused on beauty tips and ingredient highlights. Apriori Beauty makes it easy for me to share because every day, they post something new and interesting on the Company Facebook page. I don’t even have to create the content myself. Instead, all I do is share Apriori Beauty’s Facebook posts onto my own page and include my website address so my Facebook friends know where to go if they want to purchase. It’s simple and has been incredibly effective in gaining new Clients and increasing retail sales. Along with posting on my page, I private message friends on Facebook who have either expressed interest or I feel might be open to trying something new and ask if they would like to try a sample, as well as invite them to a beauty bar I’m hosting if they’re in the area. In addition, I like to run contests where I’ll tell people that if they place an order within a certain time frame, they’ll be entered to win a free Celloxylin® Pure Detox Masque. Not only does this help generate retail sales, but it gets people excited.

I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to work with such amazing people. My sponsor and Manager, Lisa Adam has been nothing but supportive and motivating in helping me reach my goals, even when they’ve seen unattainable. Lisa is incredible in that she truly is a leader who works with and cares greatly about her team, and I love her for it. I’m so happy I made the decision to become an Independent Consultant because there is nothing better than getting paid weekly on my Apriori Beauty Visa Card and spending my earnings how I want to spend them. I cannot wait to see where my business goes and look forward to many promotions and successes ahead. Punta Cana here I come!

 

Right Now Retailer – Valerie Anderson

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

ValAndersonValerie Anderson | Manager from Connecticut
Joined: March 2009
Personally Sponsored Clients: 1,069
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 10 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: 8 times

When I joined Apriori Beauty in March of 2009, there weren’t any products yet. I couldn’t even pronounce its name at first, but I knew that I had to be a part of this Company. From day one, I’ve believed 100% in Apriori Beauty, its Founders, and its mission*. Throughout these past six years, I’ve seen my business grow alongside Apriori Beauty as our product selection has expanded and more people are being introduced to the benefits of using a safe and effective skincare line. I especially love the retailing side of this business because it puts right now money in my pocket every week!

My Kindergarten report card said, “Val is a social butterfly” and to be honest, not much has changed since then. I love talking to everyone I meet and this has been extremely helpful in growing my Apriori Beauty business. People always comment on how good my skin looks and I never fail to make it known that it’s because of our amazing products. When they see first-hand how effective Apriori Beauty is, they’re instantly interested because they know these products actually work and aren’t just false promises.

I never know where my newest Client will come from. It could be someone from the gym, grocery store, a colleague from the school I work at, or even a long lost cousin! I love wearing my Apriori Beauty tees and always take my Apriori Beauty Yoga Mat with me to yoga class. It’s easy to SHARE when people ask you, “What’s Apriori Beauty?” Meeting Clients is as simple as making that connection. But, these connections need to be real and from the heart. Are you more likely to trust a total stranger or someone you actually know and who is genuine? Make it a point to get to know your prospective Clients so they’re not just a random name you handed a sample to, but rather, a real person you can see yourself talking and connecting with on a regular basis.

When it comes to gaining new Clients, one of my favorite things to do is offer a Free Mini Facial. I’ve found this to be the perfect way to help qualify a prospective Client: Are they really interested in that sample? Will they use it? How can I get their information? The answer is the Free Mini Facial! I am guaranteed to get them USING and LOVING the products through this venue. I encourage them to bring a friend or two and advertise it as a ‘Girls Day/Night In!’ Remember, introducing the products to potential Clients is meant to be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone.

In addition to getting the products on peoples’ faces, in order for me to maintain high sales, I need to be consistent. This may mean following up with Clients, offering them specials, or even running contests – as long as I’m connecting with my Clients on a consistent basis, my business remains steady and flowing with orders. In addition, it’s imperative you address the needs of your Clients. Not only will your Clients be happy and satisfied, your sales will automatically increase. Stop selling and start serving! At Apriori Beauty, we have something that people need and the better the customer service you provide, the better your business will grow.

*Apriori Beauty’s Mission Statement:
BEAUTY THROUGH PURE PRODUCT INNOVATION
BEAUTY THROUGH BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
BEAUTY THAT COMES FROM PERSONAL SUCCESS

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas by Platinum Director, Susan Shaheen

S.ShaheenHeart disease apparently runs in my family. Unlike my older sister (who underwent quintuple bypass surgery at the age of 58), I’ve never smoked, my alcohol consumption is low, I exercise moderately, my blood pressure is low, and I manage to keep my weight down. So when I arrived in Las Vegas in November 2012 for Apriori Beauty’s annual ‘Making Life Beautiful’ (MLB) Conference, I was in denial when it came to what was going on with my body. In spite of being exhausted and completely out of breath from running from one airport terminal to the next, mixed with the constant indigestion, nausea and clammy feeling, it never once occurred to me that what I was experiencing was a heart attack.

It was the night before MLB was set to begin and I was getting ready to go out to dinner with a few of my fellow Apriori Beauty Consultants, Robin Whitney and Libby Jason. There was so much excitement amongst all of us, especially it being the presidential election night! At the last minute, I decided not to join them for dinner due to an annoying, uncomfortable, and painful upper chest indigestion pain. It wasn’t like anything I had ever felt before. Maybe food poisoning from the Mexican food and pizza I consumed recently? Robin and Libby were more concerned than I was. Robin decided to call for a hotel doctor, and the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino security team arrived immediately. Three huge men dressed in black came to my door and suggested I go to the ER just to be safe. “Maybe a gall bladder?” I thought to myself. I wasn’t going to argue, so Robin called 911 and within minutes I was on a gurney being rushed through the casino into an ambulance. Mind you, I was dressed for Vegas, not a trip to the ER. Covered in bling, flashy blouse, false eye lashes, sparkly eye shadow, and Periwinkle Apriori Beauty nails, the last place I imagined myself to be was in the back of an ambulance. The EMT attendants did a blood enzyme test in the ambulance and told me I was having a heart attack. They stabilized me and 12 days later I was released from Desert Springs Hospital with a rather horrible looking 10-inch scarring scab down my chest from open heart surgery. My husband and I stayed in Vegas a total of 21 days before I was approved to fly home to South Carolina.

I received so much love and attention attention from my husband Paul, my children, and all the wonderful visitors who came and saw me. Robin took charge and arranged for a timeshare Paul and I S.Shaheen (Before and After)could stay in and be close to the Las Vegas Strip. By the third day (after the 12 days in the hospital), my husband was pushing me in a wheel chair to some fabulous meals at the hotels nearby! It wasn’t a horrible experience…honestly, I was just so happy to be alive and on the path to recovery. It was a massive attack on a main artery with 90% plus blocked, but my main (and vain) concern was the unpleasant scar I now had. Fortunately for me, I’m an Apriori Beauty Consultant and have access to some incredible products that do wonders for the skin! Once I was released from the hospital, I started taking double doses daily of the Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir. I had to wait for the scab to heal over the scar and then began the process of applying the Celloxylin® Treatment products including the PSR and Derma Firm Illuminator Machine on my chest scar. When I returned home to South Carolina and saw my new cardiologist, he was amazed at how fast I was recovering. My vitals were so stable, it looked as if I had never even had a heart attack. Plus, the scar was disappearing!

For something this traumatic to happen to me several states away from home, I’m blessed that my Apriori Beauty family was there watching out and being there for me when I needed them most. These extraordinary women are so much more than fellow Consultants. They are my Apriori Beauty sisters…forever.

Learn from my experience and…

  • Know your family’s heart health history
  • Just because you can function while experiencing unusual indigestion (and nausea, another sign of a heart attack) and you are not doubled over with chest pain, do not discount the seriousness and risk – call 911 immediately
  • Be aware that time wasted makes the damage more severe. I only needed one bypass because I got help almost immediately. If Robin and Libby hadn’t insisted on calling hotel security, which led them to calling 911, my situation could have been a lot worse.