Friday, May 31, 2019

Cloud Climbers Newsletter for Campaigns 11 and 12


"♪Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future.♫" Do you remember that song by the Eagles? It just popped into my head as I began to write about the fact that I let so much time pass that I'm now doing a combined Newsletter again.😳 Ah, well. As we take care of important things, other things must sometimes take a back seat. However, I am going to be disciplined today and get this done! As I checked my reports for the top people in sales, I'm now sorry that I didn't get the C11 Newsletter out on time, because some of you are really doing great, and I am so very proud of you and should have said so before now!!!

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 11

 1. Sandra Moore RC   $2,340   (This high number was due to my annual spring fundraiser.)
 2. Kelsey McGowan   $556   (Way to go, Kelsey!)
 3. Leslie Clendenon PC   $521  (Great to see you pushing forward to stay in PC for a second year!)
 4. Anna Kinsaul   $445   (Fantastic work, Anna!)
 5. Gladys Faulk   $310
 6. Ashleigh Downey   $291
 7. Benetta Staten   $272
 8. Phyllis Smith   $263
 9. Rene Parker PC   $239
10. Sharon Tibbs   $239

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 12

 1. Sandra Moore RC   $930
 2. Leslie Clendenon PC   $690   (Wow!)
 3. Rene Parker PC   $500   (All our PC achievers are on top this campaign! 🙂)
 4. Kimberly Thompson   $384
 5. Ashleigh Downey   $360
 6. Margo Prytz   $321
 7. Gladys Faulk   $296
 8. Regina Smith   $231
 9. Cynthia Blake   $190
10. Anna Kinsaul   $180

Direct Delivery Orders for C11

 1. Anna Kinsaul   $444.58    (5 orders)
 2. Sandra Moore RC  $263.43   (6 orders)
 3. Kimberly Thompson   $58.75   (1 order)
 4. Leslie Clendenon PC  $57.98   (2 orders)
 5. Jennifer Malone   $40.00   (1 order)
 6. Rene Parker PC   $17.98   (1 order)

Anna told me some time ago that she only wanted to do direct delivery sales and you may notice that it seems to be working for her right now. Anna, do you have any tips to share with us on how you encourage customers to purchase in this way? I might be able to use a few of those tips myself! 

Direct Delivery Orders for C12

 1. Anna Kinsaul   $179.91   (4 orders)
 2. Sandra Moore RC   $96.00   (2 orders)
 3. Donna Langford   $59.96   (1 order)
 4. Margo Prytz   $52.98   (1 order)
 5. Rene Parker PC   $46.26   (1 order)
 6. Ayanna Maston   $44.98   (1 order)
 7. Barbie Breen   $43.42   (1 order)
 8. Kerri Clay   $40.47   (1 order)
 9. Darren Mannahan   $40.00   (1 order)
10. Kimberly Thompson   $15.98   (1 order)

We warmly welcome a new Cloud ClimberAmy Budisalich of Decatur, AL! Amy and I have chatted back and forth through email and FB just a little bit and she tells me she considers herself a resident of Priceville and she is excited to have her Avon business started. She has also been taking some of the Avon U training courses and finding them very helpful as she begins her Avon journey. 

I have one more Challenge for you, and this will be the last one unless we get 8 participants, which is just under 10% of the team. In the beginning of my Challenge program, I stated that if little interest was shown I would drop the program after a few tries. I think we've given it enough of a trial to see that most of you are just not interested in participating, or else you just aren't reading the newsletters and don't know there are Challenges in them 😭. I announced this Challenge on our FB group page last week, and you have until I get the next newsletter sent to let me know you have met the Challenge - meaning you have at least two weeks to get it done. The Challenge is in the image attached and all you have to do is share it at least one way. You can text it, put on Facebook or IG, email it, etc., just as long as you get it out there. Of course, you have to be prepared to send out the "bags" of samples, but you can order some after sharing and get that part done on your own schedule. The Challenge is just to get the offer shared, and I have already gotten four takers since I shared it, with one of those not being a current customer. 

I want to give a Shout Out to Linda Wardell, who has been doing some extra hard work lately in promoting her business on social media. I've particularly noticed the Avon posts on her FB story, and I hope her FB friends are taking notice as well and her business will grow through her efforts. CCs, tell me what you are doing to further your business for a Shout Out in the next newsletter. 

Birthdays for June include: Vicky White (6/4), Annette Shepard (6/25), and Kathy McAlpin (6/28). Happy birthdayto these three! Celebrating Avon Anniversaries in June are: Deanna Buswell (2 years on 6/1), Anna Kinsaul (2 years on 6/12), Susan Watkins (3 years on 6/16), Vicky White (16 years on 6/20), Ann Henry (29 years on 6/25), and Virginia Curtis (20 years on 6/29). Congratulations to these hard working Avon ladies!

By now most of you, if not all of you, will have heard from Dee Powers, who is the new Field Trainer for most of the area where our Cloud Climbers reside. If you live outside of her territory, I'm sure you have heard from your Field Trainer as well. Here's a bit of background for those who don't know what a FT is: For many years, Avon had District Sales Managers, Division Managers, and Field Trainers. We all interacted most with our DSMs, had some interaction with DMs, and there were occasional classes taught in various locations by Field Trainers. When Avon decided that Leadership Reps like myself could do (and often were doing) most of the work done by the DSMs, they did away with that position and hired Sales Coaches and Leadership Coaches to work with the top Reps in Sales and Leadership in various ways. Now these Coaches' job descriptions have changed and they no longer work with just the top people but are Field Trainers to help ALL Representatives. Therefore, if Dee (or your Field Trainer, if it is not Dee), invites you to a FB call, a meet and greet in your area, etc., I do hope that you will participate if you can. Dee sent out a document this morning with a lot of information and locations for a meet and greet, so be sure to look at that and RSVP if you can make one of them. I'll be attending the one at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at Newk's in Huntsville, but I could also attend one at the IHOP in Athens on the morning of Friday, June 28. In fact, if you will let me know that you are going to be at that one, I will do my best to attend it as well so that I can see you, too! If you can't make it to one of those meetings but you would like some one-on-one training from your Field Trainer, be sure to let her know. She is hired by Avon to train, so take advantage of that opportunity if you need it!

Remember that I am praying daily for you and your business, and let me know if there is a way I can help you with it. In particular, if there is someone who you think might be interested in learning more about the Avon business, I'd be happy to send an email with details to them and include a link to your online store so they can get started there. All I need is a name and an email address, but make sure you get permission to share it with me first. 

Some of you are in contact with me regularly while there are others that I never hear from. I plan to start doing some Power Hour calls of my own later in the summer, so if we have never talked over the phone before, we will have the opportunity to do that then. 

That's it for now. I hope that each of you has a most wonderful weekend!

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader
   (My Challenge for my team to share.)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy, or Not? Your Summer Has Potential!

Greetings from your potential Avon Mentor!

Summertime can be a time when you want to just relax and take it easy, or it can be a time when you exercise a bit more discipline and plan for your future! I'm having to put that discipline into practice myself right now, because my husband is going to be retiring soon and I want to keep being able to contribute to the charitable works that we've been contributing to and also add a few more to the list. My passion, and the main reason for my business, is working hard for the Lord, and part of that is my desire to help others do the same. If I want that to continue, I must keep stretching myself and building my business. 

What about you? Do you have goals and dreams? I'd love for you to share them with me so that I can be praying about those. I'd also love to help you build a business that can help you meet those goals. For a one-time $30 investment, you will get over $80 in products to sell or use yourself in order to give testimonials about them to your customers. You will get a website that is absolutely free where your customers all over the nation can shop and have products delivered directly to their homes. You will have the option to order brochures to give to local customers that you want to deliver to, or you can just direct local customers to your website for ordering if you prefer. You will receive free training from Avon and have full access to me as your mentor in order to take advantage of my 32 years of experience as an Avon Representative. 

So...which will your summer be? Lazy and money wasting or busy and money making? If you choose the latter, go to and click on Become a Representative to get started!

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Campaign 13 - Have a Self-Care Moment!

In Campaign 13 Avon is featuring Anew Skin Care and encouraging customers to turn their regimen into a ritual. In other words, choose the skin care regimen that is right for you and make taking care of your skin a habit that you do every day. Anew skin care systems make it so easy to do this, and if you aren't sure which system is right for you, use our Skin Care Finder to discover the products that fit your skin's needs. To encourage you to try the Anew line up or to refill your stock (I have customers who like to always have backups on hand!), Avon is offering free matching eye care products with the purchase of any two products in the various skin care lines. You'll see all of these in the first pages of the brochure, as noted below.

Here are some of the best buys of the Campaign 13 brochure:

Our online stores have rolled to Campaign 13, and we can begin placing orders for C13 tomorrow at Avon now. Please use this reminder in some way to encourage sales both online and for your personal delivery. Here are some of the best buys that I found:
  • Pgs. 2-13, FREE matching eye treatments with any two purchases from the various Anew Skin Care lines. The extra beauty of this offer is that each Anew Skin Care product on those pages is also on sale. Another win-win from Avon!
  • Pg. 33, Full-Size Boxed 3-piece Kit of Avon's top acne treatment system - Clearskin Professional - is only $19.99.
  • Pg. 45, True Color Glimmersticks Lip Liners are $2.99. These are great for keeping your lipstick on your lips, where it belongs!
  • Pg. 53, Ultra Luxury Liners for Eyes, Lips, and Brows are any 4 for $7. 
  • Pg. 63, In the Beauty Spotlight is our Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in 26 shades for only $5.99 each.
  • Pg. 65, True Gent is Avon's newest fragrance for men, just in time for Father's Day. You'll get the Eau de Toilette, Hair & Body Wash, and After Shave Conditioner, all 3 for only $24. If you have the brochure, there is a scent spot on pg. 65.
  • Pg. 77, Avon Flourish Honey Blossom has been a very popular scent for women since its introduction this spring. Right now you can get the full size bottle (beautiful sitting on your dresser or counter top!) and the travel size spray for those summer travels, both for only $20!
  • Pg. 81, Did you see the Limited Edition Haiku Hair Fragrance? Caress your tresses with featherlight micro conditioners while leaving a soft trail of our top selling scent behind you for only $7.99.
  • Pg. 100, Sandal season has fully arrived now, and feet are exposed to view. Make the view a pretty one while improving the health of your feet with Avon's Foot Works products!
  • Pg. 195, Add the Everything I Want A Box to your $40 order for an additional $10. Truly, this set does have items that you will want, because they are some of our top sellers!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Cloud Climbers Newsletter for Campaign 10, 2019.


Susan, Brandi, Chad, Jo, Becky, Michael, Coretta, Brenda, Merry, Annie, Sharlene, and Marge. What do all of those names have in common? They are all names of new contacts made by Cloud Climbers (some made more than one connection) who met the Challenge for the last Newsletter. Because we had eight terrific CCs who participated, I was able to do a drawing for a goodie package of business tools and it will be on its way to Benetta Staten soon. Thanks, Benetta, Deanna Buswell, Anna Kinsaul, Leslie ClendenonRene Parker, Kimberly Thompson, Amy Layne, and Donna Langford for joining me in this Challenge! Leslie had this to say about her contact: "I reached out to a guy named Chad that I overheard speaking about sending his wife little things through the mail while he was away for work. He took a book and actually placed an online order!" When you are consistently on the alert for opportunities to share your business, you will find them. 

The next Challenge will be a two part one. All of you should now be on Avon now.,  the system for our back offices that was formerly called Avon 2.0. I want you to scroll down the home page until you see "Inventory Alerts" and click on "View All" under that heading. Look at the pages of products being discontinued during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. First of all, don't panic. 😉 Then, look to see what products YOU use regularly and go ahead and order those if you can still get them. That's the first part. The second part is to look for products that YOUR CUSTOMERS use regularly and give at least one of them a "heads up" that the product is being discontinued so that they can go ahead and order if they so choose. If you see a product that has a recommended replacement, please let the customer know what the replacement will be. If you don't see a recommended replacement, let them know that new products are coming soon. Your customers will appreciate you letting them know in advance. If they start complaining, please DO NOT join them in the complaining. You can complain to me or your hubby, etc., you can sympathize with them, but don't run down your own company, as that is shooting yourself in the foot and is not helpful to your business. Tell them about LG H&H acquiring Avon North America and that Avon is clearing away items that have either not sold well or that need to be updated to make room for all the good things we expect to be coming our way very soon. Report back to me that you have met the Challenge and your name will go in the Challenge Can for our next drawing.

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 10

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $875
 2. Phyllis Smith   $821
 3. Kelli Violet   $385
 4. Leslie Clendenon  PC   $372
 5. Linda Wardell   $319
 6. Margo Prytz   $260
 7. Rene Parker  PC   $232
 8. Cynthia Blake   $218
 9. Kathy McAlpin   $201
10. Gladys Faulk   $184

Direct Delivery Orders for Campaign 10

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $123.01  -  2 orders
 2. Brittney Monti   $43.98   -  1 order, and all others below had 1 order
 3. April Moore   $32.99
 4. Amy Layne   $30.00
 5. Loyce Salas   $17.95

For some reason we were low on online orders for direct delivery this campaign. For those who are pushing to hit President's Club this year, encouraging online orders can really help toward that goal since they are counting for Double Dollars in Award Sales through C17. Make sure to register yourself at your online store so that you will get emails when there are free shipping on $25 offers (they come about once every two weeks), and you can let all your potential online ordering customers know. They generally are only good for one day, so you have to act fast. In fact, when you send email reminders or texts, encourage all your customers to register their email addresses at your online store so they don't have to depend on you notifying them but will be notified by Avon when those codes are available.

Happy Birthday to these Cloud Climbers who were born in May: Margaret McCrary (5/5), Donna Langford (5/6), Barbara Allen (5/25), Steffanie Erdelt (5/27), Juanita Stephens (5/30), and Venus Smith (5/31). Celebrating Avon Anniversaries in May are: Yvonne Lassiter (18 years on 5/19), Darren Mannahan (7 years on 5/19), Danielle Reneau (2 years on 5/27), Autumn Lange (5 years on 5/28), Rebecca Robertson (3 years on 5/28), and Kathy McAlpin (3 years on 5/31). Congratulations to all!

That's all for now, as I need to get busy entering the Spring fundraiser for the group I do one for every Spring and Fall. We had right at $2,000 in sales this time, so that fundraiser continues to go well. My online fundraiser is not going well at all, but I still believe the online fundraiser opportunity is a good one so I'm not giving up hope for it. 😊 Perhaps you can find a group that is willing to give it a try and you'll do much better. 

Take care, and remember that I am praying for you and your business!

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Monday, May 6, 2019

Start Your Avon Dream Gig!

It's never been easier to sign-up and become an Avon Representative! On May 1, Avon updated the website where you start your Avon Dream Gig, so go here to see what you think. If you decide to join us, use the Reference Code SMOORE to be sure that I am assigned as your Mentor and you don't get a complete stranger. I want you on my Cloud Climbers team so I can help you reach your dreams!

Here are a few details you might want to know:

  • Sign up for $30.
  • Pick your free gift set from three options worth up to $80 each.
  • Get 40% off your first order.
  • Earn up to 40% on everything you sell.
  • Get your own free online store for 24/7 sales.
  • Free marketing tools you can run with.
  • Free social media posts to share all the latest.
  • Full access to our exclusive Representative website to help manage your business.
  • Free on-demand training to up your beauty game on Avon U, our exclusive online learning center.
If you have other questions, I'm here to answer them, so use the Contact Form on this blog and I'll get back to you quickly.