Got Fat? Get Motivated! Presents Sharon Messier: Special Edition
|"If you will push ahead energetically, confident of success to reach the goal for which you are striving, there will be no question of your winning out" ~ David H. McConnell, Avon Founder, 1886|
An Interview with Sharon Messier
Welcome, Sharon Messier, an inspirational woman with an entrepreneurial mind and heart. For the past 25 years Sharon has been involved with AVON; from an Independent Sales Representative to corporate employee, back to an Independent Sales Representative she continually strives to be the best that she can be and it definitely shows. She has driven a sales team from the bottom up and has several proud accomplishments and stories of success. Need to learn how to sell or buy AVON or just in need of general beauty or sales advice, you are in good hands with Sharon.
What inspired you to sell AVON?
The first time I started selling Avon products the company was celebrating their 100 year anniversary and I was impressed with the fact that 85% of top management were female. In 1988, I became a corporate employee with AVON as a District Sales Manager. I loved my job, however in 1995, some personal family matters needed my attention so I left my corporate position to take care of my family. During that time I researched other network marketing opportunities and none of them compared to Avon. In 1999, I made the decision to return to AVON as an Independent Representative. I became involved in Sales Leadership and started building a team. What inspires me today is the opportunity to help other women grow both personally and professionally while still having time for their families with the potential to create financial independence and/or wealth.
What would you say was your biggest success with AVON, to date?
As a District Sales Manager in San Diego, CA, I was assigned a district that was a low producing district. I worked with the Independent Representatives teaching them how to sell, share, and show the opportunity of AVON. The results were phenomenal. In 1993, the district achieved the Circle of Excellence with a sales increase of $89,000 and again in 1994 with an increase of $113,000.
As an Independent Representative, what was your greatest accomplishment?
As an Independent Representative with Avon, my team and I reached $1.5 million in annual sales in my third year. This far surpassed the results I achieved when I was a corporate employee.
Why do you think people should sell AVON?
- AVON is the world's direct selling company, and a global beauty icon
- AVON brand recognition is virtually universal in more than 100 countries
- AVON is one of the world's most socially responsible companies
- AVON is a leader in women's philanthropy and environmental stewardship
- Very few companies have the staying power of AVON.
- AVON believes in the beauty of my dreams and in my ability to make those dreams come true.
- AVON is there to support me every step of the way.
What is one of your favorite AVON products?
All of the ANEW anti-aging skin care products because they DO what they say. My favorite ANEW product is GENICS. GENICS is designed to stimulate your Youth Gene's activity. You will look up to 10 years younger. I have always loved the sun, I lived in CA for 20 years, and have sun damage, mainly discolorations. With GENICS I have noticed 100% improvement in the appearance of discolorations and the reduction in the look of wrinkles. Also, check out the MARK jewelry, it's extremely trendy!
How do people contact you if they are interested in buying or selling AVON?
They can visit my website Sharon Messier.
For the young and young at heart, look for MARK on my website.
I understand, AVON has a "new" baby in town, can you share more about it?
Tiny Tillia Storybook features products for Mom & Baby, newborn to 2 years. Bath & Body, Baby wear, Fun Toys, Mommy Must-Haves, Nursery Decor & more! This is a great idea for baby showers or a baby's first gift. Tiny Tillia has a GIFT registry. To link to me on Tiny Tillia go to Tiny Tillia you MUST include my name, city, and state (Sharon Messier, Emmaus, PA).
Ms. Messier has agreed to help me with my contest and has donated a 3-piece Holiday Gift Collection ~ Step-into-Sexy ~ Slip into Sensual for the DIVA, a scent as sexy as her sky-high stilettos. This will be given as the grand prize. Second place will receive a complimentary magazine subscription to Women's Health.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST: You must complete all of the following steps. Step One: Visit Sharon Messier and register as an e-customer. Must include complete information: Full-name, Address, Telephone number, and E-mail address. Step Two: Click Like on Determined Diva Fan Page. Step Three: Comment to this post, after completing steps one and two. Winners will be announced on November 17 (Sharon's birthday). GOOD LUCK! *Restrictions apply, all steps must be fully completed, to qualify for prize(s). Must be 18 years or older to qualify.
Thank you for reading!