Friday, August 30, 2013

Origami Owl Career Plan


I am truly blessed to have found Origami Owl which provides me with a job that is absolutely perfect for me at this stage in my life.  Every day I do what I love and love what I do.  My "Why" and reason for joining Origami Owl is my family.  It is a huge blessing for me to be able to stay at home with my children! I enjoy the constant laughter that fills my home and the joy of making memories with them every day. A girl just couldn’t ask for better bosses!  With so many different reasons to join Origami Owl®, I think we can all agree on one of the most important reasons is the generous Origami Owl® Career Plan.  The monthly qualifications are easy to achieve and provide you with so much flexibility to reach your financial goals.  Origami Owl is also a ground floor direct sales company with only 30,000 Designers nationwide!  With this much potential, there is so much opportunity to really grow your business.
 
Did you know there are TWO ways to earn a living with Origami Owl®?  First, you can sell beautiful jewelry directly through your website or by hosting Jewelry Bars and earning commission.  Secondly, you can earn commission by mentoring and growing a successful team.  Origami Owl® Designers can choose to focus on different aspects of their business. Some Designers focus entirely on selling product, and don’t want to worry about building a team, some only want to focus on building a large successful team and don’t want to sell as much, and then some focus on both equally.  However you decide to run your Origami Owl®business is up to you, there are MANY successful designers making a living either way, it just comes down to personal preference.  Whether you are joining Origami Owl® for the designer discount, or interested in building a large team, it all depends on you and how you want to run your business. 

If you’re looking for a full-time career or just a little extra money on the side, Origami Owl® is the perfect choice for you! I have heard so many amazing stories from fellow Designers about how Origami Owl® has changed their lives for the better and so many of them are now living their dreams!

Joining Origami Owl® and Team Hoot Mamas is so easy! Email me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com and ask how you can become a part of my team. For only $149, you will receive all the products, supplies and training you need to start your Origami Owl® business. In no time at all, you’ll be planning Jewelry Bars, earning commission checks and I will be there to support you every step of the way.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Create a Facebook Fan Page for Your Origami Owl® Business




Hello friends, I hope you all had a great weekend!  I had a fun Jewelry Bar® on Friday night and closed out two other Jewelry Bars®from the prior work.  Things have been so busy and I am loving it!  It seems like everywhere I go, ladies can't seem to get enough of our Lockets. It has truly been a very fun and rewarding experience sharing it with them.

An easy way to continue to share with your customers, hostesses, and team members is to have a Facebook Page.  It gives your friends another avenue to interact with you and a way for new customers to find you.  Even if you have a personal Facebook account that you use regularly, having a Facebook Fan page allows for a different type of interaction and also expands your audience.  A Facebook page is an ideal way to connect with your customers on Facebook, while a Facebook Group is better suited to interacting with your team.

With a Facebook Page you can add additional graphics & media, post links to sites that your readers might find interesting, and engage in a more casual conversation. You can also use your page to "like" other Fan pages and comment on those pages from your Facebook Page as opposed to your personal account.

I plan on conducting my very first Team Hoot Mamas conference call this week and the topic is all about 'Creating a Facebook Fan Page'.  I am so excited because this topic is so important when you are first getting started in your Origami Owl® business!

Are you ready to create a Facebook Fanpage for your Origami Owl® business?  Hoot! Hoot!  Then let's get started!

1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages to get started.   You’ll see a screen like this:  
 
 
 
Once you are there, click on the Create Page button in green at the top. 


2. Click on Brand or Product in the upper right box. You’ll be prompted to choose a category.
 

3. In the category dropdown, select Jewelry/Watches.
 

4. Type in your Facebook page name under the Category dropdown box, check the box to agree to Facebook's Terms of Service and click Get Started.  It's very important that you follow Origami Owl® guidelines and name your page URL:

www.Facebook.com/OrigamiOwlKarenTucciIndependentDesigner
  
5. Fill in some basic information about your Origami Owl® business.  Here, you can give a short description about yourself and your business, as well as links to your Origami Owl® website itself and to other social media profiles (such as your Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram account.)  Click 'Yes' on the two radio buttons at the bottom and hit 'Save Info'.


6. Next you’ll be prompted to upload a profile picture. I strongly feel your profile picture should be an actual head shot of yourself and not a logo or a picture of a locket.  Fans like to know who the person is behind the Fan page.  You can always add logos and picture of lockets to your cover photo.  If you don’t have a good picture at the moment, feel free to skip this step – you can always add a picture later.

 
7. Facebook will automatically add your new Fan page to your Favorites for easy access.
 
 
And your done!  Easy peasy, right?
 
You’ll be taken to your page, which has the admin panel across the top. Feel free to explore the various settings and options. There are all kinds of prompts to help you understand what to do.  You can invite your friends, add a cover photo, update your page info and update your about section all from your Admin panel. 

 
Pay special attention to the bottom right section of the admin panel.  This section allows you to claim a custom URL for your page. That means that instead of something like

Your URL will be “pretty” and easy to remember, like this:
 

Feel free to click on the link above and become a fan...I would love it if you did!

Now for the fun part!  Post your first photo or status update from your new fan page!!


Don't forget to also share your new Facebook page on your personal Facebook wall.  Announce to the world your new Origami Owl® business and encourage your friends to check out your page and 'Like' it.  Have a blast marketing your new business through your Facebook fan page.  Have fun with it!  Your enthusiasm will be contagious and everyone will want to check out your new business.  

I hope you all enjoyed learning the basics on how to create a Facebook Fanpage for your Origami Owl® business.  I hope to share more social media tips with you in the future.  I strongly feel that social media is the future of Direct Sales and I always try to share social media tips and tricks with my team.  Just another perk in joining Team Hoot Mamas! If you have any questions about creating a Facebook Fan Page for your Origami Owl® business or have any questions about joining Team Hoot Mamas, please feel free to email me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Origami Owl® Mentor






I am so excited to announce that Origami Owl® invited 3,500 DIW's this week of which 9 joined Team Hoot Mama
.  Hoot!  Hoot!  I am so blessed to be the mentor of so many fabulous ladies that found me here just like you did.   Choosing the right Origami Owl® mentor is probably one of the most important decisions you can make for your business.

Are you a DIW without a mentor or a team?  What are you looking for in a mentor? Want to be a part of one of the strongest and fastest growing teams?  I would love for your to join us and be a part of our success!  As the Founder and Leader of Team Hoot Mama, I am committed to helping women achieve success and the financial independence necessary to make all of your dreams come true!  In joining my team, you will be joining a community designed to support you in every step of the way.  Want to be part of a supportive team that is committed to the success of every Designer? Choosing your mentor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your Origami Owl® business.
 
Are you ready to join us?  As a member of Team Hoot Mama, you can do what you love and love what you do!  You can have the flexibility to run your own business while balancing family life, help customers design personal keepsakes and achieve the financial rewards in the process.

Contact me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com where I will answer any questions that you may have about joining Origami Owl or Team Hoot Mama.  I look forward to hearing from you!!


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Friday, August 16, 2013

How to Plan an Origami Owl® Launch Party



Hello Hoot Mamas!  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the last few days of Summer!  Before you know it the kids will be back in school, the leaves will be changing colors and football will be in full swing.   Time has been flying by here too at Hoot Mama Lockets and we have so much to celebrate!  Team Hoot Mamas added 10 new team members in July and have already welcomed it's 9th new team member this week and we are barely half way through August yet!  Team Hoot Mamas also was first in Team Sales this month under my mentor's team and I am so proud of each and every Hoot Mama who achieved their sales goals.  So much to celebrate and be thankful for,  we truly are Building Dreams One Locket at a Time over here!

With all the new Hoot Mamas, there has been lots of talk on how to plan a successful Launch party.  What exactly is a Launch party?  A Launch Party is Key to let everyone know about your New Origami Owl® Business.  A Launch party is about introducing to absolutely everyone you know about your new business.  Selling lockets is amazing but it will not prepare your business for the future. You want to focus on booking parties, building relationships and getting the word out there that you are the locket lady!

When you are planning your launch party, you want to keep it simple and remember the three P's: Preparing, Planning and Presentation.

PREPARING

Try to set it up your Origami Owl® launch party within the first 7-10 days of getting your kit.  This is when your friends and family are exploding with excitement and can't wait to see your new business in action.  They have been hearing about your new adventure for a few weeks now as you waited patiently on the wait list.  Keep the excitement going, invite them to see what the fuss is all about!!

Ask your Mentor if she can attend for moral support and guidance. If not,  ask her to be available by phone for questions in case you have any issues.  I always try to be available for my team members when I know they are having their launch party, I am at their beckon call for any unforeseen questions or issues that may arise.

Invite absolutely everyone you know, and I mean everyone!!  A great guide to planning your invite list is the FRANKS system.  Friends, Relatives, Acquaintances, Neighbors, Kids (connections to your kids such as teachers, coaches, parents of friends, etc.).  Did you know only 25% of your invites will actually show up so make sure you over invite!!!

Use several methods of communication to invite your guests.  In today's day and age, one person's way of communicating may be the same for another.  One friend may be a huge Facebook user, while the other prefers receiving an email or even a post card invitation.  If you send out only a Facebook Invite, you may not grab the attention of your friend who only checks her Facebook account once a month.  I always suggest to my team members to pick at least 2-3 methods of communication to grab the attention of the majority of your guests. 

Encourage your guests to bring a friend and offer them a small gift for doing so!  The more guests that show up at your launch party, the merrier.

PLANNING

When planning your Origami Owl® Launch party, you want to stay away from the dreaded term "Open House."  You want your party to be light, casual and pressure-free.  Since we are focusing on bookings and building relationships, keep it fun!  Your guests will relax and have fun too and will be excited about possibly planning a party of their own.

One popular Launch Party style is to follow the 3/2/2 method.  Provide your guests 3 opportunities to stop by your home over a 2 day time span for 2 hours at a time.  This way you give your guests more opportunities to fit your Launch party into their busy schedule.  For example, plan a Muffins and Mimosas for your first 2 hour session on Friday morning from 9am - 11am.  This is a great way to catch the Mom's who just sent their kids off on the bus or dropped them off at preschool.  Your second session can be from 4pm - 6pm for the after work crowd heading home on a Friday afternoon. On Saturday morning, offer a light brunch from 10am - 12pm to catch everyone else who was unable to make it on Friday.  These examples may not work for your busy schedule so it's important to plan your 2 hour sessions around what you think is most convenient for you and your guests.  Don't go over board with food... keep it simple!  Everyone will be more focused on your beautiful Lockets and not on the food!

Follow-up 2-3 days before your party with phone calls, text messages, and emails as a reminder and a way to keep the lines of communication open with your guests.  Even post a Facebook update to remind your friends of your exciting event they certainly do not want to miss!

PRESENTING



Now it's time to set up that beautiful, new starter kit you received!  One question I always receive from my DIW's and new Designers is whether or not the new kit has enough to show off at your first couple of parties.  Absolutely!!  Origami Owl® provides you with a starter business kit so that you will have enough supplies to have a show of your own. You don’t have to keep an inventory for your open house. It is okay to use your products as advertisements and take orders; just allow enough time to for delivery of the orders for those who purchase for the purpose of gift giving.

Make sure you have your planner out for your guests to see.  This shows them that you take your schedule seriously and that you want to set a date that is convenient for both of you.  Before your party, review your calendar for the next 2 months.  Choose the dates that work best for you and your family.  Let your guests choose which day they want to hold their parties from your available dates.  When you book a party, make sure you add it to your planner right away in a brightly colored pen so your guests can see your calendar filling up and that you are in demand.  I recommend giving a gift for booking a party – one example would be to have them choose their favorite charm and you will give to them the night of their party.

Set up a little check out area with your Recruiting Packets, Hostess Packets and Business Cards.  You also want to have your calculator, smart phone, a pen and your planner with you as well during the check out process.  I use an App on my iPhone called My Consultant that makes check out a snap!

Don't forget to take a deep breath, relax and have fun!  Have a great time showing off your new business to your friends and family.  Your smile and excitement will be contagious, your guests will want to be a part of it too whether it's joining your team or hosting a party.  Good luck!!!

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