Day 3 promises to be another spectacular day at the 2017 Market America International Convention. With a stacked lineup of speakers and presentations, Day 3 will be one for the ages.
Vice President Andrew Weissman set the stage once again as he talked about last night’s successful gala. Andrew congratulated Market Taiwan on winning Country of the Year.
Let’s get right into the morning session!
You’re Not That Busy – Loren Ridinger
Senior Executive Vice President Loren Ridinger lit up the stage as she made her way onto the stage in tears because she is overwhelmed with the love and support of the UnFranchise family. “You guys have made every second and every moment of this 25 years come true.”
Loren took the crowd on a journey from the beginning days of Market America. From the blood sweat and tears until now, it’s been an emotional ride. “Rather than competing for success, we’re building each other up.”
The main theme of today is to reinvent yourself. Loren went through how she met JR and how she fell in love with JR because of his mind and passion. Even at the young age of 18, Loren believed that she could achieve. It didn’t matter about the money or material things. Loren and JR believed in each other and look where it has gotten them.
It’s important to love you children and push them to achieve whatever they want to do. Parents have to lead by example because if they don’t believe in himself, why would their children believe in them? You have to decide what you want to do. “When the voice inside your head tells you you can’t do something, you have to change it.”
Past failures do not predict your future. You can sleep with your dreams or you can wake up and chase them. Loren stated that comfort zones are dead zones. “Everything great happens at the end of our comfort zones.” Do not let negative people in your circle of friends because they should not be in your life.
You need to surround yourself with people who are positive and believe in you. If they don’t, leave them behind. Loren said people will leave this weekend and say they will do something and then don’t do it. “Don’t let someone trap you especially your inner voice inside that says you can’t do it. It’s always the inner voice to get you first.”
Fear is either forget everything and run OR face everything and rise. Don’t let fear have any power over you. It’s time to take yourself back and start living your life. “Stop making your life about money and start making it about living. Money won’t change you. It might make your life smoother, but it doesn’t change who you are.”
Loren said that if you don’t know your why, you’ll never be it. The why is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you. You can email email@example.com to tell your inspirational stories. Loren said she spoke with Andrew Weissman and he didn’t know his why. That’s totally ok. After taking time to think about it, Andrew realized that he just wants to make people smile and laugh and watch them succeed.
“If you don’t try, nothing will happen anyway.” Loren said you must break and fail in order to find success. People who fail are the only ones who succeed. It’s ok to make a mistake. Loren gave the inspirational Trina Maduro, who checked herself in a homeless shelter in order to build her business. She’s now doing better than ever. Frank Keefer was told he was going to die 21 years ago. He’s still living today because of his fight and Market America products. Bobby Cannata was diagnosed with cancer a year ago and he’s still here today going strong.
It’s time to stop playing the blame game. “Stop saying ‘not now. I’m busy.’” You make time and prioritize your list. There is no “I’ll do this tomorrow.” Do it today. Take action and do it NOW! Just do it. You have five seconds to act on your thought or it will turn on you in the brain.
Loren ended the speech urging the crowd to get up and go do it. Let’s do this together. “I can. I will. I must.”
Power Profile – Chele Boe
Executive Supervising Coordinator Chele Boe thanks Loren for all she said because she lives by it a well. Chele could see the road in her life and she saw the light to success. Chele talked about the struggles in her family, but they she took the hardships and grew as a family and as a UFO.
DNA Miracles – Amber Ridinger-McLaughlin, Duane McLaughlin, Dr. Deedra Mason, Noah Gitta, Loren Ridinger, JR Ridinger
Creator of Lumiere de Vie and DNA Miracles Amber Ridinger and Actor/Singer and Creator of DNA Miracles Duane McLaughlin wanted to thank everyone for 25 years. Duane recalls his first convention and how nervous he was. Amber said she wanted every product from DNA Miracles to keep children safe. DNA Miracles wants to give people a different experience.
Director of Clinical and Education Research Dr. Deedra Mason came onto the stage to talk about the products. Amber discussed the first product, the pre post natal shake. This shake is important for pregnant women because nurturing their children is a high priority. Dr. Dee said this shake can help develop a child’s brain and gives the child the right amount of nutrients to grow.
The next product was the Vitamin C D3 chews. These chews give you the proper amount of Vitamin D3 to help children fight disease and stay healthy. Your kids will enjoy taking this because the taste is amazing. “Your parents will want to steal them from your kids because they’re so good.” Amber also touched on the soothing essential oils because it helps kids recover faster and fight disease.
DNA Team Member Noah Gitta joined the stage to talk about the booth in the concourse. Noah talked about how this is his first convention and how it’s such a mind blowing experience. Noah even lead the crowd in a Mandarin Market America
“Kids are geniuses. They don’t over-complicate things. They keep things simple.”
Duane ran into a problem when he had to figure out how to market the products. He didn’t want to grab a pamphlet. So that’s why he created the Miracles 360 app and developed the Bundleblox. These new technological creations will allow UFOs to build their business in a new way.
Duane did a live demonstration of the app and the bundleblox. By downloading the app and pointing it at the bundle blocks, you will get a 3D animation of the products and information for each product. It then can take you to SHOP.COM to order. This can truly help build your business and wow people with the products using augmented reality.
“This is the new way to market. It starts a conversation in an entirely different way.”
“Work smarter. Not harder. The DNA Miracles way. You have to finesse every situation. Do you think this is cool? We are going to bring something to Miami that you have never seen before. Something is coming”
Duane and Amber brought their children on stage along with Loren and JR because this is their why. Family is their why and helping people succeed is their why. Loren took the mic and said “This is the greatest team ever” and invited the whole Executive Team on stage.
The team presented JR with letters from UFOs to say thank you and believe in you. Duane put on the flag jacket that JR wore 25 years ago. The whole corporate things had humbling words to say about JR, thanking him for everything he has done over the years.
JR took the mic and said “It’s amazing to see this many people believe. I’m so humbled. Thank you for staying with me.” JR promised the crowd that he will read every letter because it’s his “food.” He stated he is so humble.
The Market America Legacy – Marc Ashley and Gene Wallace
President and COO of Market America Worldwide Marc Ashley said “We are going to have some fun today.” Marc is going to show some new business things you’ve never seen before as well as take a stroll down memory lane, calling it “The Market America Legacy.”
Mark recapped his speech yesterday, discussing new enhancements such as SHOP.COM Direct Essentials BV products, new partner stores, and SHOP Style and Design. Marc teased that virtual reality is disrupting the UnFranchise game and will show some new VR later in the presentation.
“The domain name alone of SHOP.COM is worth 75 million and you own it! It’s your business!” Marc discussed what’s going on for global.SHOP.COM. Distributors around the globe can now buy from US distributors. It will be shipped to wherever you are and you’ll receive all of the benefits. This helps UFOs in other countries that don’t have the stores from the US.
Marc discussed the new BV consumption line and you can eventually add it to your UF Autoship and it will automatically go into your cart. You will be able to set up and second AutoShip, where it’s extremely flexible to set up different pull dates. It won’t affect your primary autoship. This will get people to build your Shopping Annuity.
“Anything we can do to build a residual income is something I love!” On UnFranchise, you can now use your Cashback to pay for your order since it is YOUR money. There are also new ways to get notifications for events like when to order products when you receive a commission text, and when you get a new partner. There are also things called text interactions. You can quickly get information like BV and IBV sales volume totals in a simple text message. Your cell phone has to be registered in your UnFranchise account.
Marc switched gears and started the history and roast of Market America. “We’re going to have a lot of laughs in this session.” Marc showed a newspaper article from June 17, 1984 that showed JR already had his vision about computer marketing and online shopping was the way to go.
“We are just like you. We made a lot of mistakes and learned from them.” Marc joked about the early days such as everyone’s haircut and how he used to have to do customer service and change his voice in order to make it seem like there was a lot of employees.
Momentum started to build when Isotonix was put out. As the company started to build, UFOs started to get more and more recognition as well as the company moved to newer and bigger offices. JR took the company public and bought back all of the shares to become private again as momentum. As a private company our books are open to you with certified audited financials.
Marc shared a lot of funny stories that drew a lot of laughs from the crowd. Marc got into the offices around the world and thanked the employees for their hard work and dedication. Marc even announced the newest market opening soon, Market Malaysia. Also, make sure to buy your 3 tickets to Market America World Conference 2018.
Finally, Marc put on a VR headset and talked about the future of virtual reality. Virtual reality will disrupt e-commerce and change how we shop. This is called experiential shopping. Your customer will be able to go to a virtual “Mall Without Walls.”
Chief Technical Officer Gene Wallace joined Marc on the stage and showed a VR prototype in the Market America. You can watch JR give the UBP or buy Motives Cosmetics. This is just a prototype and the next time we see this, it will be even better.
Power Profile – Lisa Grant
Field Vice President Lisa Grant talks about how she came into this company without a sponsor. Lisa only needed the company and the training videos to get her through. Lisa credits Jerry Siciliano for jumpstarting her career in the business. If people are willing to go to a major event, they are showing the commitment and dedication to building a business. “I am living a complete dream and I am so blessed.”
Stick around for this afternoon’s session, which is sure to be break taking!