What International Convention Means To Me By Jim Winkler

Are you ready for the historic Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM 2021 International Convention (#MAIC2021)? We can’t wait to celebrate the UnFranchise Business as a community!

In anticipation of #MAIC2021, Jim Winkler, Vice President of Sales, shared his thoughts on the importance of International Convention and what it means to him personally. Read his message below.

What International Convention Means To Me By Jim Winkler

When I was new to the UnFranchise® Business, I was lucky enough to have a senior partner who insisted that I attend the next major event and buy extra tickets for the people I’d bring with me. I purchased four tickets because I told her that I’d be coachable and do whatever it took to succeed.

I hadn’t even earned my first commission yet and was really operating on faith. I was excited to see where this company would be going in the future and was looking forward to meeting the field leaders and the Corporate Team.

It truly was a life-changing event for me and the people who came with me. I went there as an Executive Coordinator and six months later, I was a Supervising Coordinator. There’s no way that would have happened if I hadn’t attended that first major event.*

I admired the quality of the training and the detail that went into every aspect of the event. The knowledge and real-life training immediately impacted my business as I implemented different techniques and strategies that I learned.

That weekend, the most important thing I left with was a belief in the company and in the Corporate Team. JR spoke from his heart, and I felt his enthusiasm when he talked about building supplemental income. Loren was so encouraging, and Marc was so passionate. When Dennis talked about products, you could see him light up, and I realized that I’d really found something special. I met so many of the top leaders and learned from their segments on stage. I quickly understood that they were good hardworking people who deeply loved the business. It made me feel like I could make it, too.

I have never missed a major event since that day 24 years ago, and I never will.

This year will be particularly special, though. It will be the first hybrid major event in the company’s history, with thousands in attendance in person and thousands streaming in from all around the world.

#MAIC2021 will be the best event that we have ever had, and the knowledge and information are crucial for our success as UnFranchise Owners. One weekend at a major event is the equivalent of six months of working in the field. You speed up the learning curve so much.

I’m part of the Corporate Team now, but I’ll always be an UnFranchise Owner at heart and still get so excited for each major event. I’m almost like a little kid leading up to the holidays. There’s something special about seeing where the company is going and how we will get there.

Make sure you and your team have tickets. We’re excited for you and your team to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. Put the effort in now to get more people to the event, and you’ll thank yourself for a lifetime.

Please note: UnFranchise Owners can take advantage of Sezzle, our new “buy now, pay later” payment option. Sezzle lets you split your entire order into four payments over six weeks, with only 25% of the order total due at checkout. Sezzle payments are interest-free with no hidden fees. Sign-up is quick and easy and approval decisions are instant. This convenient payment option helps eliminate some of the challenges that new UnFranchise Owners face when starting in the business, such as affording tickets to major events like the International Convention. If you haven’t tried Sezzle yet, sign up today at checkout on UnFranchise.com. Sezzle is also available to you and your customers at checkout on SHOP.COM.

This is a great win-win partnership for us as UnFranchise Owners and for our customers. What does this mean for us as UnFranchise Owners? It means larger orders and happier customers. This will let customers order the products that they need at the time they need them. It also reaches out to the large group of Millennials and Gen Zs who demand payment options but don’t want to purchase their products with a credit card. Take advantage today of Sezzle and watch your business sizzle!

Countdown to #MAIC2021

Two Weeks to #MAIC2021 with Jim Winkler, Arlene Lowy, and Andy Webb

Three Weeks to #MAIC2021 with Andrew Weissman, Elizabeth Weber-Walliser, and Brett Portelli

Four Weeks to #MAIC2021 with Dennis Franks, Tammy Hu, Michelle Ferguson, Pamela Valentine, Emily Pennito, and Maria and Giorgio Simonetta

Five Weeks to #MAIC2021 with Jim Winkler, Chele Boe, and Trina White

Six Weeks to #MAIC2021 with Kevin Buckman, Frank Chang, and Wendy Huang

Seven Weeks to #MAIC2021 with Andrew Weissman, Cullen Haskins, and Pip and Beth Black

Eight Weeks to #MAIC2021 with Andrew Chee, Benson Chen, and Ke Zhu

*Earnings depicted are atypical, and the success of any UnFranchise Owner will depend upon the amount of hard work, talent, and dedication he or she devotes to building his or her Market America business. For typical earnings, see market-america.info/mais.

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