Our first speaker today was Laura Kilty of Shaklee in Golden, Colorado. Laura spoke to us today after just returning from the Shaklee Global Convention. There were over 5000 people in attendance and 1000 medical professionals attended the Medical Professionals Reception. This really says a lot about the Shaklee products to have that many medical professionals in attendance. The real excitement were the two speakers this year one was Mark Kelly, the astronaut that piloted the last shuttle fight with the Endeavor this summer, they showed video from the flight and as well as Mark Kelly taking his Shaklee Vitalizer vitamins in space. The other speaker that they had this year was Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who had to cut off his arm to save his life and is the author of “127 Hours”, the story of his struggle to survive. This year Shaklee introduced no new products but updated a few of their products.

Vitalizer– All of the Vitalizer products now have a triple berry extract with black and red raspberry and blackberries-the equivalent of one cup. The berries add an increased antioxidant protection, 5 times more that the “old” Vitalizer. This increases the immune system, is good for your vision and will decrease your risk of heart attack and cancers. This new formula took Shaklee 2 years to perfect.

Vitalizer for Men– now has extra lycopene and magnesium for prostate health.

Vitalizer for Women – now includes cranberry extract, works as an effective antibiotic in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections.

Vitalizer Gold– for those over 50 – now includes 30 mg of CoQ10. This is the same as the Shaklee CoQHeart which is CoQ10 & resveratrol. The price was only increased by 5.00.

Vivix – has a new box and they have developed a drip proof design.

They introduced two new membership programs – the first is with the purchase of Vitalizer products you can get free membership. The second is the new Membership Referral Program – this program is only available with online, with a quick and easy link in your member center. There will be a box where you can share the link via Facebook, Twitter or email with friends. You tell them how much you love the Shaklee products and how you think it would benefit their lives. When they order through this link with just a 25.00 order, you get a 25.00 credit towards your Shaklee purchases. You can you up to 250.00 of credits a month. Your friend does not have to join and will receive the products at a 15% discount.

Did you know that proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can prevent many major diseases? Or that there has been up to a 38% decline in the nutrient content of crops in the last 50 years according to a report by the USDA? In the last 30 years there has been an increase in fast food sales of 2000%? Your body can not manufacture all of the nutrients it needs on its own and we now are not getting it from the foods we eat… how are you making sure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs to remain healthy? 90% of Americans fall short in getting essential nutrients in our diets. We think nothing of spending 4-5 dollars on Starbucks each day. Yes, it’s yummy but, does it build your health? Laura is not saying give up your Starbucks… that’s no fun. But you do have a choice. Vitalizer is just 2.64 a day, energy and vitality now – building a healthier body for the future. In a landmark study the folks that had been taking Shaklee long term were averaging less that one prescription. They had less occurrences of diabetes, heart disease and stroke versus those that took brand x or nothing. Consider the future costs of those illness and prescriptions to maintain your body. Shaklee is the only company in the world that has proof of it’s long term effectiveness. If you want to start on a healthier track in your life give Laura Kilty of Shaklee a call and she can get you started!

Laura Kilty * Shaklee * 303.420.3359 * kiltyco@aol.com * LauraKilty.MyShaklee.com

 

Today our second speaker was Helen Masterson of Masterson & Friends Communications in Arvada, Colorado. Helen wanted to discuss the Top Ten Business Tips that she has learned throughout the years. . .

1. Answer the telephone with a smile. (Even if it rings in the middle of the night – wake up and answer with a cheery hello. Especially if you are a personal information officer like me and the media is calling). When answering and the client is looking for someone else in your office ~ Never say, “They’re not in yet” or “they have left for the day” or, horrors, “they are not back from lunch yet.”  Always say, “They are in a meeting, may I help you or take a message.”

2.  Don’t throw anything away, especially little slips of paper with important notes.  File all notes in a “Hold/Toss file. Toss only after there is no chance someone will question why you wrote something or did a certain business transaction.

3. Write everything down. Write “Memo to the Files” to document an action.  If you want to copyright something, an idea or product and don’t have the time to flush out all the details, write the idea down on a piece of paper, put the paper in an envelope addressed to you and mail it. When you receive it in the mail, don’t open it, of course, but put it sealed in a file. Just in case.

4. Walk with purpose. Always act like you know exactly where you are going – even if you don’t. Out-of-town tip: Carry the local newspaper with you (never USA Today. That is a dead ringer you are from out of town.) If you have down time, just like a local, read the paper.

5.  Some people just won’t buy your product or service.It is no disgrace to move on to someone or something else. If you plan a special event and it isn’t working, pull the plug. Move on. Some mountains just can’t be moved.

6.  Always be pleasant and fair to everyone in the office.  You never know who will end up as president of the company.

7. If you can, volunteer your time out of your profession or comfort zone. You will probably meet remarkable people and learn something completely new. 

8. Don’t hesitate to ask advice from your peers. Professional people see helping other professionals as a sign of good teamwork.

9. Watch holidays and special “days”. Before you plan anything involving other people, check the calendar first.  The end of Daylight Saving (no “s”) Time is especially a problem for an evening event. Suddenly it gets dark at 4:30 instead of 5:30. People get moody and want to go home instead of to your event.

10. Listen. Listen and evaluate before you come to any conclusion.  

 If you are looking for a writer to create a new brochure or a news release  – Helen Masterson will craft the words to make you sound your best!

Helen Masterson * Masterson & Friends Communication * 303.467.9680 * Helen@guestguidepublications.com