Saturday, June 30, 2018

Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter for Campaigns 13 and 14


My family is buzzing about me (husband, daughter, and two cats) this morning and there have been many interruptions, but I am determined to stay on task and get this newsletter out. And...there goes my cell phone with a customer calling. However, I will not be deterred, and this newsletter will go out before we take our 30 year old son out for his birthday lunch. 😊

Top Ten in Sales for C13

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $1,288
 2. Cynthia Blake   $608
 3. Leslie Clendenon  $448
 4. Hattie Bush  $400
 5. Phyllis Smith  $333
 6. Rene Parker  PC   $287 
 7. Joanne Bradford   $268
 8. Margaret McCrary $254
 9. Julie Thomas   $235
10. Gladys Faulk   $216

Top Ten in Sales for C14

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $1,163
 2. Leslie Clendenon   $643.00
 3. Gladys Faulk  $365
 4. Melanie Hamilton  $335
 5. Vicky White   $306
 6. Rosanna Cassidy   $276
 7. Phyllis Smith  $263
 8. Rebecca Robertson   $245
 9. Deanna Buswell  $243
10. Thelma Mast   $235

Happy July Birthday to: Tammy Bullard on the 7th, Helen Keeton on the 8th, Patsy Cloud on the 11th, Debbie Fortenberry on the 18th, and Claire Philadelphia on the 23th, Annetta Taylor on the 28th, Stacie Barnes on the 28th, Stephanie Renshaw on the 29th. Celebrating Avon Anniversaries in July are: Barbara Treloar, 30 years on July 7; Alison Hogan, 1 year on July 13; Rhonda Kennedy, 4 years on July 17; April Moore, 2 years on July 18; Angi Price, 6 years on July 23; Syble Talley, 14 years on July 24; and Angelika Turner, 4 years on July 26. Congratulations to all of these!

Avon Awards: Congratulations to the following people who earned their pins in the Pinning Streak Incentive by having an order every campaign for the first half of the year! Barbie Breen, Steffanie Erdelt, Gladys Faulk, Alison Hogan, Darren Mannahan, Syble Talley, Sharon Tibbs, Vicky White, and myself. 

Alert: We currently have 24 Cloud Climbers who are past due on their accounts and have either had $10 late fees added or will have them added soon. I know that some of these are probably due to Reps not placing an order in a campaign and then forgetting that they need to pay for their previous orders, so please check your accounts to make sure you don't end up with late fees. Some of you don't have credit with Avon and are wishing you did because you would rather not have to pay for your orders when you place them, but the good thing about having no credit is that you don't have to worry about late fees. 

Let's talk a moment about Direct Delivery orders. I have seen a marked increase in my own DD orders over the past few weeks and I'm truly excited about that! It is especially beneficial during these hot summer months when getting out extra brochures in a new customer search is particularly difficult. How am I gaining new customers - most of whom I do not know? I can't say for sure what is working best, but there are several things that I do that should keep me being found by people who look for Avon online. 1) I have a Facebook business page and I post on it at least once a day. 2) I share some of those posts to my FB Profile page and in other groups I am a part of where such posts are allowed. 3) I am listed on Google My Business and Google Maps. 4) I am consistent in placing orders and paying for them on time, so that keeps me being searchable when people go through Avon to find a Rep. 5) I put my Online Store link on every brochure and in my signature on emails.There are others of you who are also getting DD orders, so perhaps you have some tips to share as well. In C13 and C14, I had 16 DD orders for a total of $634.71, so I believe that is another record. A couple of those were my own, but most of them were from customers. Thirteen others who had DD orders were: Deanna Buswell, Ashleigh Downey, Melanie Hamilton, Rene Parker, Stephanie Johnson, Rhonda Kennedy, Anna Kinsaul, Donna Langford, Joanne Bradford, Wendy Reed, Danielle Reneau, Annette Shephard, and Julie Thomas. For the day that I put out this challenge in the last newsletter "Let's see who can get the most DD orders in one day! Hint: There may be an extra award for the winner. 😊", Rene Parker had two DD orders and Joanne Bradford and I each had one, so I'll be sending a package of several samples to Rene as the winner in that challenge. 

I received 50 Leads from the Amp It Up! event and I'm following up on those as I have time. So far they have not led to any new team members, but I will continue to contact them now and then and perhaps the time will be right for some to join us at a future date. Do any of you have any prospects? We need some new blood in our group!! 😊😊 We have five pending Reps who have not placed an order yet, so I hope they will do so soon. Did you know that new Reps have up to a year to place a first order now? 

As far as I know, none of us will be attending RepFest 2018, but we will be able to follow along with the festivities in several ways, and I hear there are some great things coming our way. I strongly considered attending, but this summer is super busy and I just decided I should not leave home for that long of a time this year. I do encourage any of you who want to build your business to attend a RepFest when you can, because it is a great experience. Maybe they will come back to Nashville again in the next few years and we can get a nice sized group of Cloud Climbers there. 

That's all for now. Let me know how we can work together to further your business goals, and don't forget to be consistently looking for new customers and new team members to grow your business in two ways!!     

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Campaign 15 Best Buys and Best Sale EVER!!

The C15 Avon Brochure is now LIVE on my eStore. :)  This is one of our biggest brochures of the year, with 211 pages, and also our Best Sale Ever with up to 65% off. The first 41 pages are Outlet priced items available only while supplies last, and here are some of the best buys from the rest of the brochure:
  • Pg. 35, The ever in demand SSS Bath Oil in the 16.9 oz. size dressed in its winter design is available for only $7.99 while supplies last. This one may go fast!
  • Pg. 49, Makeup Setting Spray is $9.99. No more makeup meltdowns!
  • Pg. 51, Lip Glow Lip Glosswith Chia Seed and Rose Hip Oils and no parabens, continues at the introductory price of $5.99. 
  • Pg. 54, Eyeshadow Primer in two shades for only $5.99. Keep your eyeshadow in place no matter what comes in your day.
  • Pg. 60/61, Lipsticks and Lip Conditioner are $4.99 each.
  • Pg. 66, Flawless Liquid Foundation is $8.99. 
  • Pg. 72, Lip Balms are $1.29 each - Strawberry, Melon, Vanilla, and Dew Kiss.
  • Pgs. 74-77, the Rare fragrances, Haiku, Haiku Kyoto Flower, Far Away Infinity, and Far Away Soleil are each $12.99.
  • Pg. 89, There's a WOW Deal once again - and it is Far Away for only $9.99!!
  • Pg. 101, Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme is $34.99 and Overnight Hydration Mask is $22.99.
  • Pg. 109, The new Anew Clay Masks have been so popular that some of them have sold out. However, more stock is coming in and they are still just $9.99, so go ahead and order yours now and if they aren't available they will be soon.
  • Pg. 116/117, NutraEffects skin care products are $12.99 each. 
  • Pg. 119, Another WOW Deal - Banishing Cream, Dramatic Firming Cream, and Nurtura and any 3 for $9.99.
  • Back Cover, 3 Bug Guard Plus minis and a beautiful canvas tote for only $15.00. This is a $45 value and the minis are TSA friendly sizes. 
As I said, there are 211 pages in this brochure, so many more bargains will be found. Don't delay on shopping those first 41 pages, because when those items are gone, they are gone for good. Also, even though there are outlet items in the brochure, there is still an Outlet for this campaign and you will find it here

While you are looking at all the great buys in the brochure, don't forget that Avon Representatives can get these same buys at up to 50% off. When you begin your Avon business, you earn 40% on your first order of core products and can continue to earn 40% on those products through your first 90 days of the business by meeting your sales goals. To learn more about how the business works, just send me an email with the subject "I want to learn more about an Avon business" and I will send my email with the details. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Avon Make It Happen

Yesterday, Avon hit the airwaves with their first ever Podcast. This blog post, beyond these first introductory comments, is all material straight from Avon to explain Avon Make It Happen and encourage you to listen to the podcast each Monday. They started off with a bang, with a welcome and then two episodes available from the moment of introduction. I've listened to them all and there is definitely good stuff here, even if you are in a company other than Avon. Take a look and then take a listen!

Listen up, Beauty Bosses! Today we’re launching our first–ever podcast series, Make It Happen: Powered by Avon, premiering every Monday at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher (data rates may apply).

Our new free podcast series, hosted by Evy deAngelis, Executive Director of Sales Development, features spirited discussions with top-selling Representatives, our most successful Sales Leaders, and influential industry entrepreneurs and experts about their personal success stories and how they overcame obstacles and trusted their instincts along the way.

To start listening, go to to check out the first 3 episodes. Each episode is about 30 minutes and future episodes will be released individually every week. Just select an episode, click the play button, and enjoy!

Episode 0 – Welcome to Make It Happen: Powered by Avon
Join host Evy deAngelis as she shares an overview of this dynamic new series sparked by female entrepreneurship featuring spirited discussion with motivating, inspirational, and candid real-life stories, secrets to success, and how to make it happen.

Episode 1 – Shifting Your Mentality: Thinking Like a Boss
Representatives Donna Reid-Mitchell from Dallas, TX, Orenthia Ricketts from Newark, NJ, and Linda Montavon, from Virginia discuss their own paths to success, creating connections and embracing a "boss–life" mentality.

Episode 2 – Turning Feeds into Leads: Leveraging the Power of Social Media to Promote Your Business
Scott Kramer, CEO of Multibrain, shares how businesses can push the boundaries of what’s possible with social media.

Join the conversation on social media at @AvonInsider using the hashtag #AvonMakeitHappen and together let’s spread the entrepreneurial spirit and inspire other aspiring Beauty Bosses to embrace the Avon Opportunity!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cloud Climbers Newsletter Recapping Campaign 12


I've just been looking at maps of Nashville and figuring out how to get to AMP it UP and where to park, as I'm scheduled to work for Avon there on Thursday from 9:30 to 2:30 and again on Saturday at the same time. Eek! I'm going alone and have never driven in that area before. In fact, I believe the only time I ever drove in Nashville was when I drove a carpool of Reps to RepFest last year. Siri, I will be depending on you to guide me to my destination and I am so very thankful for the fact that I don't need to look at a map. 😍  I don't suppose any of you will be attending the CMA Fest, but if you are going, please go by the Avon AMP it UP tent on the corner of Demonbreun Street and 5th Avenue by the Music City Walk of Fame Park and say "Hello!" to the Avon Reps. there. We had a call this morning with details on our goals for the event and what we can expect to be doing. I will, of course, give a full report in the next newsletter. I'm attaching an image of what the tent set up is supposed to look like and I'll post pictures on the Cloud Climbers Facebook page when I return.   

Top Ten in Sales for C12

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $2,605   (I conducted a fundraiser this campaign.)
 2. Leslie Clendenon   $635
 3. Rene Parker  PC   $518
 4. Melanie Hamilton   $376
 5. Amanda Poarch   $326
 6. Deanna Buswell   $318  
 7. Gladys Faulk   $274
 8. Phyllis Smith   $233
 9. Ruby Nunnery   $218
10. Vicky White   $217

Top Ten in Sales Cycle-to-Date

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $17,708
 2. Leslie Clendenon   $5,588   (More than halfway to President's Club!)
 3. Rene Parker  PC   $4,059   (Almost halfway to President's Club!)
 4. Gladys Faulk   $3,251
 5. Deanna Buswell   $2,989
 6. Phyllis Smith   $2,989
 7. Margaret McCrary   $2,462
 8. Vicky White   $1,994
 9. Judith Lea   $1,924
10. Hattie Bush   $1,903

We currently have 91 active Cloud Climbers, another 32 who have not turned in orders at all this year, and 5 appointments still pending their first order. If you are among the 32 who are taking a break from Avon, I hope that it is only a break and that you will place an order and reinstate yourselves before your 26 campaigns of no activity are ended. If you don't get an order placed during that time and you come back to Avon later, you will start over as a new Representative. I'd still like to have you back after that time, so be sure and use my code of SMOORE (or the code of whoever you signed with initially if you are second generation CCs) should you need to start fresh. 

Happy June Birthday to: Vicky White on the 4th, Amanda Poarch on the 9th, Annette Shepard on the 25th, Denise King on the 28th, and Kathy McAlpin on the 28th. Celebrating Avon Anniversaries in June are: Deanna Buswell, 1 year on June 1; Anna Kinsaul, 1 year on June 12; Paula Russell, 1 year on June 14; Susan Watkins, 2 years on June 16; Vicky White, 15 years on June 20; and Ann Henry, 28 years on June 25. Congratulations to all of these!

Avon Awards for C12: Deanna Buswell earned Espira products for a year from her scratch off ticket. I believe I reported on that in the last newsletter, but I did see the official notice of it so I wanted to mention it again. Ruby Nunneryand Julie Thomas received some retroactive payments that Avon owed them for the activity of their team members, so I'm sure that was nice for them. Rene Parker received 50 PRP Points for Sales Increase, and I received 375 PRP Points for the Sales Increase. I have used some of my points to order my Mrs. Albee for 2018, so I look forward to receiving her soon so she can join the other ladies on my shelves. 

Six of us had Direct Delivery orders in C12 (myself, Anna KinsaulCaroline McCulloughApril MooreRene Parker, and Julie Thomas) and I have been pleased to see that my own direct delivery orders have increased recently. I don't know the main reason for that, but it could be that more people are loving Avon than ever before, or that I have been actively sharing on social media and it is paying off, or that I am listed on Google Maps, or that people were just running out of their products during May. I only know that I'm pretty sure my Direct Delivery Sales broke a record for me last month and I'm happy about that! Consistent activity = Consistent results. Sometimes you have to keep at the consistency for awhile before you see the results, but it will pay off in the long run. I look forward to seeing more and more Cloud Climbers who work consistently at their businesses with similar (or better!) consistent results. Speaking of DD orders, if you have not read the Beauty Buzz you need to be aware that there is a free shipping on $25 code available tomorrow (Weds, June 6) and that code is SUNNY.  Email the code, post it on social media, text it to your customers, but get it out to your customers any way you can. Let's see who can get the most DD orders in one day! Hint: There may be an extra award for the winner. 😊

That's all for now. Let me know how we can work together to further your business goals, and don't forget to be consistently looking for new customers and new team members to grow your business in two ways!!     

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader