Monday, March 31, 2014

Origami Owl® New Designer Checklist

 
Hey Hoot Mamas!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed some time with your friends and family.  My husband and I are actually planned a rare date night which I am was really looking forward to!!!  Not even a snow storm could keep us from heading out.  I am so excited with the feedback I have received so far from my team members, Origami Owl® Designers and from awesome ladies looking into the possibility of becoming an Origami Owl® Designer. I definitely feel like we can all agree that having a Strong Start with your Origami Owl® business is so important!  Today I am going to share with you the Origami Owl® New Designer Check List that I created exclusively for Team Hoot Mamas.  
 
I always receive questions from my new team members asking what they can do to prepare their Origami Owl® business before their kit arrives and refer them to the Team Hoot Mama New Designer Check List.   I teach my team to focus on the basics of the business: Prospecting, Booking, Recruiting and Marketing.  This comprehensive list will prepare the Team Hoot Mama Designers how to begin focusing on the basics which will set up for a strong foundation to build a life long career with Origami Owl®.
 
 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND TRAINING
  • Set up an appointment with your mentor to go over the back office.
  • Take a few minutes to look over the back office yourself, primarily focusing on the Document Library in the lounge.
  • Set up a Business Email.
  • Record professional voicemail on your cell phone.  You are a business woman now and you want everything you do or say to be professional!  Also, if someone calls that is not aware of your business, this is an extra little bonus of marketing your business.
  • Send an email, text message and Facebook message letting everyone know about your new business and how you would love their support.
  • Set up a Business Checking Account.
  • Sign up for Credit Card Reader.
  • Place Labels on catalogs and order forms with your contact information.  I send to my front line team members 4 templates of labels with instructions on how to use them. 
 PROSPECTING
  • Prospecting is simply the process of finding potential customers, hostesses, referrals and recruits and building your relationship with them in regards to your Origami Owl® business. The best way to prospect is to...
  • Create a list of Contacts using Origami Owl®'s FRANKS system. 
  • Add Contacts to your O2 Connection Newsletter.
BOOKING
  • Prepare for your Jewelry Bar display.
  • Contact potential hostess to set up your first 3-4 Jewelry Bars.
  • Create Hostess Packets
 
RECRUITING
  • Create Recruiting and "Think About It" packets.  You will need to create recruiting packets and Think About It Packets to give to potential recruits, always hand these on hand or in your purse, you just never know where your next recruit will come from!
 
MARKETING
  • Market your new Origami Owl® business.  Like any business, your new Origami Owl® business needs Marketing to be successful.  Marketing is simply the collection of daily activities you perform to be sure that people know about your business. 
  • Utilize Social Media by creating a Facebook Fan page, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter account to help get the word out about your new Origami Owl® business.
 
The Team Hoot Mama Start Strong program emphasizes consistent and intentional daily activity.   By following the Team Hoot Mama Start Strong Program, you will build a business that is simple, successful, and easy to duplicate on a daily basis.  Your excitement coupled with Team Hoot Mamas support and training, and Origami Owl's® beautiful products, add up to the potential of unlimited success! 

I hope you enjoyed learning about the Origami Owl® New Designer Checklist, my second post in my Hoot Mama Lockets Blogging Series: How to Have a Strong Start with Origami Owl®.  Please check back next week for Week 3 where we will be discussing Creating Your Origami Owl FRANKS Contact List.



Have a great week!

 

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Origami Owl® Mother Daughter Team


Hey Hoot Mamas!! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and are spending your evening doing the things you love with the ones that you love! We are enjoying a low-key weekend accomplishing a few things around the house and watching the March Madness tournament.  Anyone else's bracket blown up yet?  Mine is barely hanging on, but nevertheless, I love watching all of the upsets and Cinderella stories.  It's such a fun time of the year for our family, we really get into the games.  It's also another sign that Spring is just around the corner which is even more exciting!!  I wanted to talk to you today about Origami Owl® Mother Daughter Teams.  A Mother Daughter Team is something extremely unique not only to Origami Owl® but to the Direct Selling Industry.  Origami Owl® founder, Bella Weems, started the company when she was only fourteen years old, all because she wanted a new car.  Bella's dream came true with the help of her Mother, Chrissy ~ the original Origami Owl® Mother Daughter team.

As early as age 12, an individual can join Origami Owl® with one of their parents or legal guardians to become a Mother Daughter team.  The process is simple, the parent signs up as an Origami Owl® Independent Designer and then a Legal Guardianship Form is submitted to add the younger daughter and then they become an Origami Owl® Independent Designer on a Mother Daughter team.

Now while we mention Mothers and Daughters, there are even some Sons and Fathers involved!  Many men see the value of the business itself and can also become a valuable part of Origami Owl®.

From the age of 12 to 17, our Origami Owl® Independent Designers are known as Owlettes.  These special designers get to participate in the Owlette Ambassadors Club.  The group is made up of amazing young women and men who's primary focus is to be a Force For Good®.  These members lead by example where they live and are the future leaders of Origami Owl®.

I am so blessed to have several Mother Daughter teams as members of Team Hoot Mamas.  Have any questions about joining as an Origami Owl® Mother Daughter team?  I would love to answer any questions that you may have or I can get you in contact with one of my Mother Daughter teams who would be happy to answer your questions. 

Please contact me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com to learn more.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Origami Owl® Enrollment Process



Origami Owl® Enrollment Process

Hey Hoot Mamas!!!  Happy St. Patty's Day to you all... and a big Happy Spring Catalog Launch day!  Can I get a woohoo?  So much to be excited about today!  I seriously think I did a little happy dance in my office today while I was logging on to my computer.  Who wouldn't be excited about the new Origami Owl® Spring catalog that launched today?  Origami Owl® certainly makes life fun and exciting for us!  I seriously love my job and sometimes just have to pinch myself sometimes that I get to inspire people on a daily basis while wearing beautiful jewelry.  Anyway,  I hope you all I had a wonderful weekend and ready to hit the ground running this work week as I am. 

Sometimes just getting started can be the toughest part of any business.  That is why I am so excited to kick off the first post in my Hoot Mama Lockets Blogging Series: How to Have a Strong Start with Origami Owl®...to help you have a strong start with Origami Owl®. 

First of all, let me congratulate you on taking the first steps in becoming an Origami Owl® Independent Designer.  This step in the process can bet both scary and exciting!!!  You are about to take that leap of faith and probably looking for a little direction on where to begin.  I am here to help you every step of the way!  If you are at this point in the process and still looking for a mentor, I would love to answer any questions that you may have.  I train my team members the importance of having a Strong Start in their Origami Owl® business and would love to help you have a Strong Start as well.  Please contact me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com, I am happy to chat with you anytime!

Today I am going to walk you through a step by step tutorial of the Origami Owl® enrollment process.  The example I am using below is if you were to actually join my amazing team, The Hoot Mamas.  It's the very first step to a very long and fulfilling career with Origami Owl®.  To choose me as your Origami Owl® mentor and join my team, simply click here to get started.

The Origami Owl® enrollment process is very quick and easy!  There are only two screens and only takes about 8 minutes to complete. 



To begin, go to my website and click on the 'Join' link in the upper right hand corner.


This will bring you to the first step in the enrollment process.  Confirm that the Name and Designer ID of the Mentor you wish to sign up with is on the upper right hand corner of the enrollment screen, in this case, me:)  This ensures that you will be joining myself and the Hoot Mamas.  If you have the wrong Designer listed, click on the edit button next to the Designer name to change the information to the correct one.


You will see a thorough description of the Origami Owl® Starter Kit and all of the amazing jewelry included in this kit.  At this time, there is only one Starter Kit to choose from.  The price of the Starter Kit is $149 which actually includes $550 in Retail Items which is an amazing deal in getting your business started.  Go ahead and click on the 'Continue' button.


You will then be brought to a screen to fill out all of your information.  Please note that only one email can be registered per kit.  Also, an address verification flag may pop up.  Please double check your address and proceed.  This is only a soft error and you should be able to get past once you confirm the address is correct.  My address does not pass the address verification process either so please do not be concerned when this happens.



At the bottom of the Designer Enrollment form you will come to a section where you are to choose your Replicated Website URL.   This is an important step in the process and there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a website name.  I decided on my business name Hoot Mama Lockets before I joined Origami Owl because I wanted to build brand consistency with the marketing and social media aspects of my business.  My email, Instagram, Pinterest and Hoot Mama Lockets blog all reflect my business name which helps your customers, hostesses and potential team members to remember you.  When the time comes to choose your Replicated Website URL, pick one that best reflects you and can easily be remembered.  Keep it simple!

Next, you will need to answer the question 'How Did You Hear About Us' and then also click on the little box that you have agreed to the terms and conditions.  I highly encourage you to click on the Policies and Procedures and read through them.  As Independent Designers, we are personally responsible for knowing and understanding these important guidelines. 



The last step in the enrollment process is the payment for your kit.  You will notice the Total includes Shipping and Tax.  The tax amount is calculated on the full retail value of the kit.  The reason why this is, is because you then will pass the tax along to your customer when you charge them the full retail price of the jewelry.  Once you complete the payment process, go ahead and click on the 'Process Enrollment' button.  Do a little happy dance and contact your mentor to share the good news!!  It's time to get excited, you are officially an Origami Owl® Independent Designer!!

Once you click on the 'Process Enrollment' button, you will receive a confirmation number on your screen and your Designer ID.   You will also receive a confirmation email with your Designer ID and your log in password.  You can log into your replicated website, or affectionately referred to as the 'Back Office', immediately once you receive your confirmation email with your password.  Go ahead and share your new business with everyone you know!  You will immediately be able to take orders, and even set up your Jewelry Bars in your Back Office, even before your kit arrives.  Your Started Kit should arrive in 2-4 about business days.  You will also receive an additional email requesting additional information to enroll you in the commission payment process.


At the same time, your mentor or myself in this case, will receive a confirmation number as well letting me know that I have a new Designer joining my team. 


To log into your Back Office for the first time, go to your newly created Replicated Website URL. Click on the 'Sign Into Account'.



Enter in your Designer ID and Password provided by the Confirmation email you just received.  Once you are in your back office, start looking around at the different screen.  Set aside some time to go over the training webinars and files to familiarize yourself with the system before your kit arrives.  If you join my team, I will be sending you a welcome email full of training documents and things to consider to provide you with a strong start as a new Origami Owl® Independent Designer!!

I hope you enjoyed learning about the Origami Owl® Enrollment Process, my first post in my Hoot Mama Lockets Blogging Series: How to Have a Strong Start with Origami Owl®.  Please check back next week for Week 2 where we will be discussing Origami Owl® New Designer Checklist.

Have a great week!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hoot Mama Lockets Blogging Series: How to Have a Strong Start with Origami Owl®


 
Hey Hoot Mamas! Happy Thursday! 

I hope you all are surviving yet another Winter storm or hopefully it's warm where you are! Is it Spring yet?  It sure felt like it on Monday and Tuesday, however yesterday, not so much......  As I type this post, I am looking out my window & staring at the snow….just daydreaming about what life was like back in Cabo.  With all this snow we have had, it sure seems like it really was all just a dream.

I wanted to stop by today and take a minute to share my latest Blogging Project!!  I just couldn't wait to share it with you all.  Starting Monday, March 17th, I will be hosting a 6 Week Blogging Series all about having a Strong Start with Team Hoot Mamas and Origami Owl®!  How exciting is that?  Who wouldn't want to hit the ground running and have a strong start with such an amazing team and company?  Well, I am here to tell you what you can do to make that happen.

For the next few weeks we are going to be talking about:
Having a Strong Start and keeping that momentum going is so important when starting off your Origami Owl® business.  Why is having a Strong Start so important?
  • You will start earning commission right away.
  • You will advance your Origami Owl® business through consistent activity.
  • You will develop habits that lead to long term success.
  • You will be well positioned to promote.
  • You will earn some exclusives that are only part of Team Hoot Mamas Start Strong Program.
  • You will be learning skills that you will be able to teach to your new team members.
The Team Hoot Mama Start Strong program emphasizes consistent and intentional daily activity.   By following the Team Hoot Mama Start Strong Program, you will build a business that is simple, successful, and easy to duplicate on a daily basis.  Your excitement coupled with Team Hoot Mamas support and training, and Origami Owl's beautiful products, add up to the potential of unlimited success!

When you join Team Hoot Mamas, you will also have the opportunity to be rewarded for your Strong Start with the Team Hoot Mamas Start Strong Program

 I hope you are all looking forward to learning more about the Team Hoot Mama Start Strong Program and this informational Blogging Series as I am!!! Have a lovely week and stay warm!
 
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Team Hoot Mama Strong Start Program




TGIF Hoot Mamas!! I am so excited to announce the Team Hoot Mama Start Strong program. This program is exclusive to the downline of the amazing Hoot Mamas.   Here is how it works...Hoot Mamas who started as of March 1st 2014 or after can earn the following: 

  • Level 1 - $500 in PV for Day 1 - Day 30 - Twist Locket.
  • Level 2 - $500 in PV Day 31-Day 60 - 5 Spring Charms.
  • Level 3 - $500 in PV Day 60 - Day 90 - 1 Pair of Earrings.

A few tips to help you in achieving a Strong Start with Team Hoot Mamas:
  • Book your Launch Party right after you sign up.
  • Start focusing on booking at least 2-3 Jewelry Bars® a month.  Here are a few great ideas on getting the word out about your Origami Owl® business!
  • Set a goal to book 1-2 parties from each Jewelry Bar.  You can do this easily and fun by playing Booking Games.
  • Build your Hostess Coaching skills by aiming for 10 guests per Jewelry Bar®.
  • Hostess Coach by encouraging your Hostess to collect outside orders.
  • Focus on booking at least one Vendor Event in your first 90 days.
By following these simple tips, you will be on your way to a Strong Start and your Origami Owl®  business will thrive! 

The Team Hoot Mama Start Strong program emphasizes consistent and intentional daily activity.   By following the Team Hoot Mama Start Strong Program, you will build a business that is simple, successful, and easy to duplicate on a daily basis.  Your excitement coupled with Team Hoot Mamas support and training, and Origami Owl's beautiful products, add up to the potential of unlimited success!

Want to take advantage of the Team Hoot Mama Start Strong program?  Contact me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com and enroll today.
 
*This program is on going and is subject to change at anytime. Program exclusive only for active and enrolled members of Team Hoot Mamas*

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Origami Owl® Incentive Trip

I feel so blessed to have been a part of the first ever Origami Owl® Incentive trip. The best part for me, was meeting and talking to all the fabulous women of Origami Owl®!  I can not even tell you how excited I was when I heard the news that I was one of the 300 amazing Designers to earn an All Inclusive Trip for Two to Cabo San Lucas Mexico.  I simply could not have done this without the support of my Hoot Mamas team, hostesses, customers, husband, friends and family!! 
 
 

From the moment we received the news that we had earned the trip, Origami Owl® spoiled us with fun little gifts make us feel special.   One afternoon, a package arrived containing exclusive charms, a recognition certificate, a treasure map and a luggage tag.  And the spoiling didn't end there.  We were surprised every evening in our hotel room with even more gifts from Origami Owl®.  It was like there were little "charm fairies" all around us leaving charms on our bed each day.  I cannot believe this is my "job"! 


The incentive trip to could not have come at a more perfect time.  As you can see from the foot of snow pilled up on our deck, Olive was ready to leave as well and join her Owl sisters in Cabo!


Not only did I get to hang out with some amazing women but for my husband to meet the amazing women I talk about and to experience first hand how Origami Owl® has blessed so many lives including ours!  Now, I feel that he is a part of the Origami Owl® family too ... which means a lot. 


The view from our room was breathtaking...I want to go back NOW!  It certainly beats my current view of the snow falling from my home office window.  And a Jeff and Karen vacation is never complete without a fun selfie...
 
 

While in Cabo, we were treated to several dinners and activities including a once in a lifetime excursion.  Our welcome dinner was so much fun complete with live music and salsa dancing!!!
 
 
Jeff and I chose the "Swimming with the Dolphins" as our excursion and couldn't have been happier with our choice.  We had such a fun group of Designers along with us on our excursion and ended up hanging out with them the rest of the trip. 


I will always cherish the friendships made on our trip and looking forward to a Cabo reunion in July at the National Convention!


And who can forget the food?  Jeff and I spent endless hours relaxing by the pool with a constant supply of chips, salsa guacamole.  I was in heaven!


One of the biggest surprises of this trip was the endless whale watching.  It was absolutely amazing and the first time I have even seen anything like this.  Jeff and I would grab a cup of coffee every morning at the beachside restaurant and watch the whales swim up and down the coast.  You can see in the video the puffs of spray that would come out of the water...those are the whales!  Amazing!!
 



And the Good-Bye Dinner was just as amazing along the beach which included a very inspiring recognition ceremony.

 
 
On our last night in Cabo, we decided to venture outside of the resort to visit Sammy Hagar's Bar, Cabo Wabo.  We had heard so much about it and couldn't wait to see what the fuss was about.  So glad that we did!!!  What a fun evening spent with new friends and live music!!
 
 

 

Blessed, honored, relaxing, fun, fellowship, memories, are just a few words that describes our Incentive Trip to Cabo San Lucas.  It was the trip of a life time!   The best part for me, was meeting and talking to all the fabulous women of Origami Owl!  It was the perfect mix of relaxation, pampering and adventure!  Every customer, hostess, team member and friend who supported me and helped me earn this trip deserves the spotlight!  Thank you Origami Owl® for this amazing opportunity!
 
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