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TEAM MonaVie Monthly Seminar Tomorrow

August 7, 2009

Didn’t qualify as a Bronze and get the “privilege” of attending the TEAM Go Diamond event last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio?

Well, don’t worry, as here’s your chance this weekend to give more money to the Supreme TEAM Leader, Orrin Woodward. TEAM is holding their monthly seminars in locations all across the country. No doubt there will be many copies of Orrin and Chris’ new book, “Leadership and Liberty” for sale at the monthly seminar. Remember, not only do you need to have one as part of your TEAM Book of the Month, but you need to buy several for your prospects and downline! Stock up, because we all know if you don’t, America will quickly become a fascist, totalitarian country!

Here’s the description of a monthly seminar:

It has been said, “The key to success is to get the information from the correct source.” And Team leaders understand that in order to be successful, you must first learn from those who have attained desirable results in a specific area.

Monthly seminars are Saturday afternoon and evening events in which Team’s top leaders take the stage. These seminars are designed to teach, motivate, and recognize individual achievements. This is also a great opportunity for a guest to get better acquainted with Team. A ticket is required for admission and is available in advance at a discounted price.

The Keynote Speaker and Ticket Holder Speaker (whatever that means) for the Sacramento meeting are Dan and Lisa Hawkins. I’m not familiar with them, but I am familiar with the STEP 250 Leadership Speaker; it’s none other than former Amway and INA Diamond, Roger Sitcler. I sure hope that STEP 250 doesn’t mean there are now 250 steps to success in TEAM! No wonder no one is moving up in the business and the same speakers are being jetted off across the country each week to speak to the TEAM downline. It’s too bad that these leaders can’t make use of the MonaVie Jet Credits — sorry, they’ll have to pay for their own fare until they become Black Diamonds.

Kidding aside, I do have a thought exercise for TEAM members. I know that you’re probably sick of my “negative” ranting and raving about TEAM, MonaVie, and Orrin Woodward, but stop and ask yourself the following questions:

  • How many of these monthly seminars have you attended in your entire time with TEAM?
  • Where are you with regards to your business?
  • Have the people in your group progressed to higher and higher levels?
  • Is your income each month from this business more than the expenses you incur?
  • Look around at the people at these monthly seminars — do you see new people? Are old people now missing from the crowd?
  • Are you just there for the motivation?
  • Calculate the percentage of time devoted at the monthly seminar to teaching, motivation, and recognition. Is there an over-emphasis on motivation and recognition?

For the vast majority of people attending these seminars, I think I know the answers to these questions. Yet, I ask them not to make TEAM members feel bad about their lack of progress, but to open their eyes to the fact that they don’t have to be stuck in the hamster wheel. If you aren’t progressing in the MonaVie business, leave. Take whatever you’ve learned from your experience and apply it to something different. Variety is often called the spice of life… why not try something different?

While I’m talking about TEAM and MonaVie, the same questions and answers can apply to Amway IBOs as well.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Cindy permalink
    August 7, 2009 11:46 am

    The Step 250 program is where each person needs to buy over 250 points worth of juice a month and drink it. Sip twice earn and profit. That’s what it means. No selling, just drinking. All so they can qualify for the “special” meeting.

  2. Joecool permalink
    August 7, 2009 1:03 pm

    MV sounds more and more like Amway except for the product line.

  3. August 7, 2009 1:36 pm

    Cindy – How many cases of MonaVie (totaling how much) would it take to reach 250 points? Something tells me it’s a lot of money.

  4. August 7, 2009 9:18 pm

    Hi Cindy,

    Indeed STEP used to be “Sip Twice Eat and Profit” while the partnership was with Amway.

    However, the new STEP 250 stands for “Sip Thrice (2oz juice + 1x Emv) E-Retail (ie. acquire Customers) and Profit”, to the tune of 250PV a month.

    It is NOT just drink it all yourself, but it involves acquiring CUSTOMERS. Team members have been doing this across the world and making good retail money.

    Hope that clarifies!

    p/s. A distributor earns US$25.00 per case of juice sold to a Preferred Customer. ie. US$1250 if he enrolls 50 customers on 1-case autoship.

  5. FreeFromQ* permalink
    August 8, 2009 5:22 am

    Still the first emphasis is “Sip Twice” – sorry, nothing has changed!

  6. Cindy permalink
    August 8, 2009 2:42 pm

    Rykel, I admire your enthusiasm, but you’re not going to sell the juice to customers…it’s just not priced right at all. So yea, “sip thrice” all day long.

  7. Clear the air. permalink
    August 9, 2009 3:12 am

    just an FYI…… Orrin Chris & Tim lost their arbitration in Michigan two weeks ago. There are two new lawsuits on the books since the ruling. ( check justia )…. one in Michigan to lock in the multi-million dollar judgement, and one in Utah to dismiss it. we will see how it plays out!

  8. August 9, 2009 6:17 am

    Cindy, I know it is really difficult to believe (especially if a person is an Anti-Amway/MonaVie Kingpin, hehee) but we REALLY have customers (both Retail Customers and Preferred Customers) here in Asia. It is really satisfying when they come back and tell us how much they love the Amway products and MonaVie beverages.

    The situation here is that most people do NOT wish to participate in any business-building, but they LOVE to buy high quality direct sales products.

  9. Gina permalink
    August 9, 2009 10:51 pm

    Prove it….prove there really are retail customers…post your P/L.

    Oh and are you still to busy travelling to respond to the questions posed on this very blog directly to you a few months ago or were you really running away? Seem you were a running and figured it was forgotten by now…but I have not forgotten the excuses you made as to why you couldn’t answer simple questions, and I am sure by now you will have something to say like…”I was so busy I forgot what the questions were” blah blah blah…
    But please feel free to prove us all wrong by posting your accurate P/L…we will all be able to clearly see how many retail customers you have and well this biz really works.

  10. August 10, 2009 9:02 am

    I wonder how well stocked the IBO Legal Defense Fund is doing these days.

  11. August 10, 2009 11:40 am

    Here is a link on Justia to recent legal action:

    http://tinyurl.com/maa33d

  12. Nancy permalink
    October 19, 2009 8:32 pm

    What I don’t understand is why this type of business bothers some people so much. Yet these same people will go out and spend hundreds of dollars buying designer clothing with the value being extremely inflated.. thus lining the pockets of just a very few people at the top of the manufacturer/designer “pyramid”… Sales people selling these things make pennies compared to the higher ups raking in all the $$$. And there is no possibility for those on the bottom (sales people) to advance. They will always be little people making very little money. They invest many dollars driving to work, buying clothing to work in and eating lunch out with no real dream of advancement.. always having the heavy hand of their managers hanging over them. A road to nowhere… Why don’t you have a problem with that?? I do! BTW I am not involved with any Team MovaVie, Amway, Quixtar or any like them. These businesses do make sense to me though.

  13. Ryan permalink
    December 16, 2009 10:45 am

    Just a thought: when people sense victory, they make sacrifices. When people sense defeat, they make excuses. –John c Maxwell

    just because you don’t see it or don’t have the courage or posture or willingness to break free or apply yourself to anything other than bashing wonderful people and the best business opportunity on the earth, don’t try to pursuade others away from success.

    You make excuses while we, the leaders, make some sacrifices because we can see the victory, sense our own victory and want to help others achieve victory and success.

    FYI, step 250 is having 250 pv

  14. December 16, 2009 11:18 am

    You didn’t exactly answer the rest of my questions, Ryan, that I posed in this entry.

  15. IBsaved permalink
    December 18, 2009 8:13 am

    I would like to know what the comments, rants, raves and the like this blog consists of are based on. Seems like unfounded personal opinion to me. Nothing more common these days. Is there any fruit on your tree or are you just blowing smoke with the hope someone will blow some back your way? Why on God’s green earth would you put Amway and MV in the same bucket? Both networking companies, but in no other way related. If you are down on networking as a whole, I believe you had better prepare for some humble pie my friend. It’s an old, but good, idea whose time has finally come.

  16. December 18, 2009 9:40 am

    The common bond that Amway and MonaVie share is that your upline leaders in TEAM were once long-time Amway distributors.

    Read the rest of this blog to understand where I’m coming from.

  17. ex team monavie permalink
    August 25, 2010 5:51 pm

    How is to move everybody to Xango and get $20 more Millions
    you wach what is next

  18. August 25, 2010 6:55 pm

    Not sure I understood what you just wrote. Can you clarify? Have you moved over to Xango? Which ex-TEAM leader moved with you (if any)?

  19. Izzy permalink
    January 18, 2011 12:17 am

    I see that the Step 250 question didn’t get answered lol, and it’s a year and a half later! 😄

    Step 250 is what I started with when I first joined MV/TEAM – that’s 250 PV per month in products. 100 PV per case of 4 bottles of Monavie juice. So we have people buying 2 cases of the stuff = 200 PV. At the same time the new EMV energy drinks came out so we were purchasing a case of energy drinks for an additional 50 PV

    Cost – can’t exactly remember, but in Canada, after shipping & handling & tax I do remember each case of MV came to $180, was buying 2 so it was $360 per month, then the case was fifty-some dollars, so about $400 altogether. $400 this welfare chick didn’t have!

  20. Jackson permalink
    April 6, 2011 9:48 am

    @Izzy you’re right, it is about that much

  21. webelieved permalink
    April 6, 2011 10:14 am

    TEAM misleaders are nuts if they think people can afford to spend that and the money on the tools and seminars!!! That is why they are going to the Team life crap to get money for tools. That is the real business TEAM wants to promote, because that is where there money is. They don’t want you to give all your money to Monavie.

  22. peter fell permalink
    December 1, 2011 9:27 am

    It should be noted that about 2 years ago, Melaleuca put out in their leadership in action magazine that grape juice has the same if not more antioxidants than does monavie!! Monavie did not challange said article. No law suite, no challenge. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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