Your Attitude is Key and Your Enthusiasm is Contagious

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Tricia Baumgardner  |  Silver Director      

A little over 7 years ago, I decided to become a Founding Consultant for a new skin care company that didn’t have any products to sell! You might think this was a crazy decision, but I can tell you it has been one of the best and most rewarding decisions in my life. I became an Apriori Beauty Founding Consultant because I believed in our wonderful mission statement and I believed in the women who started the company. Our mission statement remains the same today: Beauty through pure product innovation, Beauty through building relationships, and Beauty that comes from personal success. I was involved in direct sales prior to joining Apriori Beauty, but saw something different with this company: it wasn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; It wasn’t a wholesale buying club; It was a company that would allow many to make right now money by “selling” products!

Many consultants ask, “What is your secret to retailing?” My answer is, “There is no secret!” You just need to believe in the products you are selling and use your experience with the products to retail. Also, your attitude is key and your enthusiasm is contagious. I’m not suggesting you smother potential clients, but be genuine. Building a relationship is important and gaining a potential new client’s trust is also key.

I feel that retailing is fun! I grew up with a retail background and from my experience, I know clients love to feel good and also enjoy a discount. I enjoy sharing our product specials with my current clients by personally reaching out to those who are most likely to purchase the specials. I use the customer reports to research their purchase history. This makes me a better retailer if I can say “It has been over 2 months since you purchased the Day Defense cream, it’s on special this month for a 20% savings, how many would you like to purchase?”

I am always trying to grow my client base because our compensation plan allows us to make right now money with retailing no matter what level you reach as a Consultant. It’s just as important for a Platinum Director to retail as it is for a new Consultant. For those Consultants who are looking to build a team, your client sales are the true bread and butter to maintaining your monthly payouts on the back end of the compensation plan.

Being prepared at all times to share our products will help you grow your retail business. I keep a small basket in my office stocked with samples and catalogs. I always have on hand a few sample sets that include: a scrub sample, a masque sample, and the skin care line samples with my business card. I will grab a couple of sample sets and catalogs and throw them in my bag. When I hand out anything, I always ask for a phone number and/or email. I ask them if it is ok to contact them in a few days to see how they liked the samples.

Based on my experiences and listening to what works from other Consultants, there are several ways to find new clients. First, I find the easiest way to gain new clients is to ask your existing clients for referrals. I will offer my existing clients $10 off their next order if their referral places an order. Another way to gain new clients is to have one of your clients host a beauty bar. Ask her to invite her friends over for a casual, fun evening learning about a fabulous skincare line she uses. I like to reward my client who hosts the event with one of her favorite products or one of our new products she hasn’t tried yet, such as the Detox Masque or Epic. Yes, this requires you to invest in a few extra products, but it’s well worth the benefit! I take advantage of the monthly specials and one day specials to purchase my extra products. Another idea to gain new clients is to join a networking group or join a group that interests you, i.e. A book club, bunko group, cooking group, hiking or walking group, etc. The beauty of direct sale retailing is being able to fit it in your daily schedule.

For almost 7 years, I have enjoyed the personal and financial benefits of retailing by using the methods mentioned above. It still puts a smile on my face when I can share with someone products I love and they see results when they use our products! Use, Love, Share!

Where I Want to Be

Tricia at Apriori Beauty’s annual Consultant celebration, MLB  2014 (Making  Life Beautiful) in Las Vegas, where she was voted “Queen for the Day!”
Tricia at Apriori Beauty’s annual Consultant celebration, MLB 2014 (Making Life Beautiful) in Las Vegas, where she was voted “Queen for the Day!”

“I’ve been in Direct Sales since 2001. I quickly found that Network Marketing was where I wanted to be. It allowed for a flexible schedule, plus I could earn money while building new relationships. I have a very strong belief in multi-level marketing and was drawn to Apriori Beauty because of the Opportunity, and more importantly, the integrity of its Owners. Before there were any products to sell, I was on-board, not just as a Consultant, but as a Founder as well. I reached out to family and friends, and was quickly joined by many of them as Apriori Beauty Founders and Consultants. Since signing up in 2009, I’ve built a solid team and expanded my Client base. I believe business-building and retailing intersect, both requiring perseverance and a positive attitude. I love watching my team gain confidence as they begin to grow and promote. The same with my Clients – when they feel good about themselves, I feel good. This is definitely a relationship-based business. Before I approach a prospective Client, I get to know them and build a relationship with them. Apriori Beauty is such a young Company that there’s even more Opportunity for all of us in the future. I see a very bright and positive future. If you continue to believe in yourself and commit to your passion, you’re going to be very successful.” — TRICIA BAUMGARDNER, Founder & Silver Director from CA

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Tricia Baumgardner

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AB_Radio_icon2Business connections, family ties, and friendly acquaintances all contribute to the success of today’s most profitable and effective form of business – Network Marketing. Apriori Beauty has always thrived on relationships from beginning with neighbors turned friends, and now Apriori Beauty co-owners, Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck; however, it didn’t start there. Tune in to Apriori Beauty Radio and hear Susan Twellman speak with longtime friend Apriori Beauty Founder & Silver Director Tricia Baumgardner, who originally introduced Susan into the world of Network Marketing, thus spawning a series of relationships and events that eventually created Apriori Beauty.

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Power Builder – Tricia Baumgardner

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

T.BaumgardnerTricia Baumgardner | Founder & Silver Director from California
Joined: February 2009
Total Downline: 160 – 8 levels deep
Front Line Consultants: 13

I’ve been in Direct Sales since 2001. I quickly found that Network Marketing was where I wanted to be.  It allowed for a flexible schedule, plus I could earn money while building new relationships.  I have a very strong belief in multi-level marketing and was drawn to Apriori Beauty because of the Opportunity, and more importantly, the integrity of its Co-Founders and Owners, Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck.  Before there were any products to sell, I was on-board, not just as a Consultant, but a Founder as well.  I reached out to family and friends who all had experience with Direct Sales, and was quickly joined by many of them as Apriori Beauty Founders and Consultants.

Since signing up in 2009, I’ve built a solid team and expanded my Clientele base.  I believe business building and retailing intersect, both requiring perseverance and a positive attitude.  I love watching my team gain confidence as they begin to grow and promote.  The same with my Clients – when they feel good about themselves, I feel good.  This is definitely a relationship-based business.  Before I approach a prospective Client, I get to know them and build a relationship with them.  For example, throughout the day I’m constantly meeting new people, whether it’s at my kids’ sporting events, or through friends.  I am likely to see those people again so I take advantage of the situation and make it a point to get to know them.  Once I feel comfortable and have an established relationship with them, I ask if they want to try a great product I’m using.  If the answer is “yes,” I hand them a sample and then I’ll either call them (if it’s not certain I’ll see them again in a week) or follow-up in person while we’re watching our kids’ sporting event.  It’s easy to share when you love the products and company, because you’re enthusiastic and people can tell how excited you are about what you’re sharing.  With enthusiasm and a positive attitude, comes perseverance.  It’s up to you to call your prospect.  You can’t just give someone a sample and expect they’ll call you asking to place an order.  You may hear “no” more than you hear “yes,” but don’t take it personally.  It’s not about you or how you’re sharing the products.  Maybe that person is already using skincare they love and it’s working well for them.  Move on and think of who else you can share the products with.

As a Silver Director, I take leadership very seriously, and constantly make it known to my team that I am here to support them.  To those on my team that want my support and accountability, it’s a team effort.  As I’m asking them what they’ve done this week for their business, they’re asking me the same questions.  Apriori Beauty provides support for our Consultants in various ways: Consultant Trainings, Beauty Bars, and countless tools in the Consultant Back Office.  Because of Apriori Beauty, it’s easy for me to be there for my team.

The bottom line is, there is no secret to success.  With Apriori Beauty, you’re rewarded for your efforts. If you don’t put in the time and commitment, you won’t get rewarded – simple as that.  Believe in what you’re doing, be passionate about the products and Opportunity, and stay committed to your goals.  This business is something you will constantly have to work at, but if you love what you’re doing, it’s worth the time and effort.  It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme, it’s your business and if you want to continue to reap the benefits, you will have to commit to being here for the long haul.  I say this often, but Apriori Beauty is such a young Company that there’s even more Opportunity for all of us in the future.  I look and see the future as bright and positive.  If you continue to believe in yourself and commit to your passion, you’re going to be very successful.

Summer Sensations …

June 2012 Top 10 Consultants

Congratulations to the following Consultants for their leading sales and sponsoring achievements in June:

Top 10 Consultants in Retail Sales from personal Client orders

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  1. Linnea Wilson | Chico Aesthetics, Manager — Chico, CA
  2. Paula Yudelevit, Sr. Consultant — Mc Henry, MD
  3. Andrea Sellers-Reichardt, Manager — Wimauma, FL
  4. Jami Taguchi, Sr. Consultant — Calabasas, CA
  5. Libby Jason & Co, Manager — Coto de Caza, CA
  6. Patricia Daidone, Sr. Consultant — Frankfort, IL
  7. Beverly Sage, Sr. Consultant — Miami Beach, FL
  8. Tricia Baumgardner, Founder & Silver Director — Laguna Niguel, CA
  9. Mary Sharkey, Sr. Consultant — Norfolk, MA
  10. Stacey Oberzan, Manager — Olathe, KS

Top 10 Power Builders with the highest paid Power Bonuses for new activity on their first 3 levels

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  1. Cathi Almquist, Platinum Director — Parker, CO
  2. Kim Kearns, Platinum Director — Naperville, IL
  3. Beverly Sage, Sr. Consultant — Miami Beach, FL
  4. Susan Shaheen, Gold Director — Greenville, SC
  5. Lisa Smith, Silver Director — Miami, FL
  6. Karen Fishman, Manager — Palmetto Bay, FL
  7. Jacqueline Agostinelli, Exec Director — W. Palm Beach, FL
  8. Louri Boilard, Manager — Manchester, NH
  9. Paula Yudelevit, Sr. Consultant — Mc Henry, MD
  10. Karen Crosby-DiCenzo, Exec Director — Andover, MA

Top 10 Consultants in Personal Group Bonus Volume — PGBV = downline volume from Consultants and their Clients, down to a Manager.

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  1. Karen Fishman, Manager — Palmetto Bay, FL
  2. Susan Shaheen, Gold Director — Greenville, SC
  3. Louri Boilard, Manager — Manchester, NH
  4. Kim Kearns, Platinum Director — Naperville, IL
  5. Beverly Sage, Sr. Consultant — Miami Beach, FL
  6. Jamie Robb, Exec Director — Boise, ID
  7. Karen Crosby-DiCenzo, Exec Director — Andover, MA
  8. Candace Dye, Founder & Manager — Irvine, CA
  9. Catherine Babusiak, Manager — St. John, IN
  10. Linnea Wilson | Chico Aesthetics, Manager — Chico, CA