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Chocolate Business 02.03.2017

I often click the Google Doodle • a few days ago Edhi an Indian gentleman was showcased. He created the world’s largest volunteer ambulance network and lived modestly his whole life. I love his slogan: “Live and help live”. I volunteer to help other people as much as escaping from the everyday crisis management we all face  ~ a win win for all involved. ☺ Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.


Easter eggs
Easter eggs started to be included in despatches yesterday which will continue until Easter. They are seriously great quality Italian chocolates • definitely worth spruiking about. 45 days until Easter Sunday and all of them shopping days at Chocolate Adventure.


#Chocadv wacky horoscope
A treacherous and dark mood will improve after last week’s full moon, leaving a small chance of locating lost allsorts. Your poorly placed pitiful lives were no match for the Oscars glitz and glamour so trust a full packet of twirls to remain unscathed after the not fake news that seven bodies were found orbiting a dim star both at the Oscars and somewhere else a little bit out of this world. Your week ahead will include an order for white raspberry bullets and swirling around unrecognisable amongst other space debris are your lucky codes 1606 and 1622.


#chocadv tip
Chocolate Baskets • Ask local hotels and B&Bs for permission to set up “Lobby Baskets” filled with our small sample bags. Check back often to refill and rotate with current stock and marketing offers. Create incentives exclusively for customers who make contact after seeing a basket.


Link to conference registration  form


Our presenter hotline for support, guidance and motivation is more popular than Lifeline and Pizza Hut ► 0433 432 299
For other enquiries including ordering, paying, Startrack tracking and tech support ► 1300chocad (1300 246 223)

Chocolate Business 2.2.17

Welcome to 2017 
A little late in getting sorted early 2017 hasn’t meant anybody’s been slacking off • particularly Presenters who are selling and recruiting like it’s May madness already. We’re at a wonderful stage in business where we are bursting at the seams and striving to get to the next step without over capitalising. We’re looking forward to a remarkable year, and love having your involvment while making your own adventure. Cindy is off with a sick husband (home now after a stint in hospital) and Mikkii is getting her wisdom teeth removed after major swelling took over a face we liked just as it was. Annette has joined us in a social media role and has been ordered to promote more freebies. Until next week, Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.
Jay and Annette hard at work


Congratulations

Our top three Presenters in January have achieved 10 points each towards our 2017 conference Congratulations to

Stephanie Bushnell (WA)
Vanessa Adams (WA)
Kate Ryan (VIC)

(One point = $1 towards conference registration cost in 2017)


Special mentions

Krystal Beurskens (NT) for gaining a full-time role
Stephanie Liddiard (WA) for beginning Tafe
Christine Daley (NSW) for becoming active
Vanessa Whittall (WA) for overcoming personal adversity
Tara Lee (NSW) for booking in to attend an August expo


Welcome to the team

Tara Franklin QLD

Linda Kratzman QLD
Kylie Reeves VIC
Tenielle McDermott TAS
Tracy Dunham QLD
Angela Hewasiribaddana VIC
Fleur Nicholls QLD
Sarah Goss TAS
Jodt Hitchens QLD
Elizabeth Knight QLD


Earn 10% extra commission in February

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Due to our catalogue mix up in January we are running this promotion again in February.
Commit today!


February kit upgrade

During February all economy kits will be automatically upgraded to extravagant.
The perfect opportunity to sign up new recruits.


#chocadv tip

From time to time when running multiple Facebook parties simultaneously, you may find yourself in Facebook jail. Facebook jail is a temporary ban for a set time that Facebook imposes when it thinks you are spamming other users. There is no way to remove yourself from jail other than waiting it out.
Below is a list of ways you can avoid jail.
Operate your business from a business page, not a personal profile
Limit how many parties are running simultaneously
Rotate your graphics so that they are not all posted at
the same time and in the same order
Eg. Party 1 graphics are posted 1,2,3,4,5; Party 2 graphics are posted 5,4,3,2,1
Slightly change the wording with each post you send out
Try to avoid posting to multiple pages or events in a short period of time
Try to avoid friend requesting people you do not already have an established relationship with
Try to avoid private messaging people you are not already friends with
Only use images you are 100% certain you have permission to useFor a more detailed explanation please check out
How to Avoid “Facebook Jail” or “Facebook Time Out” for Your Direct Selling Business by Karen Clark.


Presenter support line to provide support, motivation, empowerment and to
help you build your Chocad business 0433 432 299
All admin enquiries for ordering, payment, freight, tech support etc 1300chocad (1300 246 223)

Chocolate Business 01/12/16

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

As a company we jump hurdles to keep Presenters and guests happy. We have a great track record which pays off by your understanding when we do make a mistake. It paid off this week when we despatched the wrong hamper to Trish Knight in WA. Not a problem said Trish… it’s a gift. Rather than being a costly mistake for us, Trish has given us the incentive to spoil her in the future. And it’s officially the jolly season. Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.

When placing an order!
Admin would love an invoice number for all future payments as a reference, followed by the guest name or order number.

Feeling nervous before a presentation?
Feeling nervous before making a presentation is entirely natural. Despite having given hundreds of presentations many well-seasoned teachers, lecturers and other Presenters feel nervous beforehand.
Being nervous is not a problem or a weakness, you just need to channel your nervous energy wisely.
The symptoms of nerves can include “butterflies” or a queasy feeling in your stomach, sweaty palms, a dry throat and the panic that your mind has gone blank about your opening lines.
Fortunately, there are some strategies and techniques to manage your nerves so that you can concentrate on delivering an effective and engaging presentation.

#chocadv tip
Not to be confused with a BFF from High School, but BBFs are not the type to tell you what you want to hear, but what you NEED to hear. They are not there to hold your hand, but to push you out of your comfort zone to become a better business person. BBFs are about support, encouragement, and inspiration. BBFs know that there is no such thing as competition and that there is enough “pie” for everyone. BBFs have a bond that each other can share openly, safely, between two like-minded business owners.  BBFs are about staying positive, even when things aren’t going well, and laughing at yourself so you don’t take things too seriously. BBFs will help to throw you back on the “wagon” as needed, and not let you stay on the ground too long.  If you haven’t found a BBF yet, it’s time to do so!

Chocolate Business 10/11/16

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

Years ago at a breakfast function I by chance became involved in a conversation. That conversation led us to carpooling to more functions and many more conversations. The friendship has become so strong that we continue to meet weekly. It’s nice to appreciate great friendships and the fate that brought our roads to cross. Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.

Delivery time

Orders are processed and despatched within two working days of final payment and most often the next working day. We use Startrack who are affiliated with Australia Post. A tracking ID is emailed directly to Presenters. It is important that Presenters forward to their customers as approx dates of arrival are included.
The following is a rough guide to arrival dates.
QLD and NSW
1 to 4 business days
VIC, SA and TAS
3 to 6 business days
WA and NT
5 to 10 business days
Add 1-2 business days for non-metro
Add 1-2 business days for busy times

During peak periods, such as Christmas and Easter we recommend being cautious about promising specific delivery dates

Spring cleaning your business

Make new goals, and assess if your current systems holding you back. This video explains how Julie Anne Jones completes her spring clean. Well worth a look, as she explains how she does it and why.

As a part of your spring clean, conduct a review of your Social media content on page 119 of our complete guide

Yearly social media review

Once a year conduct a review of your previous social media contents. This will help you know which mediums and posts got you the most responses and which was the most effective and efficient you can be. To help you do this complete a visual checklist and consider completing a Facebook visual planner each year. These files are located in OneDrive.

#chocadv tip

Ever notice that with children they tend to want a specific toy? For example a specific toy that’s rolled under the couch, never mind there are five other toys on the floor in the house, the child wants THAT toy and will do ANYTHING to get it! So we ask you, what is YOUR toy? What is it that YOU want that no matter what you will spend as much time as possible to obtain? More money? More Parties? A bigger team? More importantly, what is your “couch”? What is holding you back from grabbing that toy? Identify it and then work towards a way to move that couch out of the way so you can get YOUR toy!

Chocolate Business 1/09/16 Copy

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

Rabbits, Spring, Father’s Day looming, finalising July sales and calculating commissions – busy week this week. Presenters are crazy busy also – we’re receiving more orders each day than ever before – with many big party orders in the mix. Thank you again for all that you do as wonderful Presenters.
Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.

 August recognition and rewards 

Our top three Presenters in August have achieved 10 points each towards our 2017 conference

Please congratulate Rebecca Cole (VIC), Chrissy Roper (VIC) and Natasha Govorko (WA) Well done ladies!
(One point = $1 towards conference registration cost in 2017)

The Chocolate Adventure top recruiter for August is Natasha Govorko (WA) Well done Natasha! You’ve had a great month
Your top up kit will be sent with your next order

We’ll introduce new Presenters who joined us during August in next week’s Chocolate Business

Facebook Dad joke competition

Has been a real hit and lots of people have shared their favourite Dad joke with us. Have your vote/s on the Facebook Presenter page on your favourite Dad joke/s. Your votes will decide which member of the public receives the $87 prize which includes our delicious dark indulgence hamper and our very popular movie mix and freight to anywhere in Australia.

#chocadv tip

Host coaching – the first 48 hours

Host coaching is the backbone of your direct sales business. With proper host coaching you will provide your host with all the tools necessary to have the most successful Chocolate Adventure party they can.
With host coaching, it’s important to know that it comes in parts. The first 48 hours is crucial. Within the first 48 hours of a host booking a party with you make your top priority to call your host and complete these tasks
  • confirm the party date and make sure they have noted it in their calendar or diary
  • go over the host packet contents and explain the marketing they can do to get more guests (a great number is 10-12 guests)
  • explain what you will do at the party, for example, talk about the products, show off our famous fondue to dip fresh fruit or marshmallows in or melt chocolate to fill the mould, games you will play or let him/her choose
  • encourage him/her to start their wish list for their 10% host reward offer
  • answer any questions he or she may have

Chocolate Business 8/09/16

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

Six new Presenters joined us during the first six days in September. Networking by Presenters combined with greater social media exposure is being reflected by steady growth in our numbers nationally. We’ve receiving daily many great parties orders with Presenters hitting new PBs combined with higher commissions. And it’s week 37.
Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin!
Welcome to our New Presenters

Please welcome our new Presenters to the #chocadv team who joined us recently:

Kate Ryan VIC
Kristine Ward QLD
Nicole White QLD
Tara Lee NSW
Jeanette Page TAS
Kim Ramsey QLD
Susan Wilkins TAS
Sam Baylis WA
Karina Hearne NSW
Jody Stack Carrodus TAS
Kym Davis NSW

We wish you all the best on your exciting new adventure. Please reach out for guidance or support on our Facebook page as we have lots of experienced Presenters who can answer your questions or send an email to admin@chocolateadventure.com.au.
You can also contact us on 1300chocad during business hours

Your Chocolate Adventure begins here ☺


Recognition Rewards 

Congratulations to all Presenters on reaching the following sales goals:

A special mention goes to Desley Johnston, Fiona Ellis and Joanne Millet for reaching $5000 in sales.
There is a $20 gift card on the way for each of you.

Also, a big shout out to Natasha Govorko for reaching $10000 in sales.
There is a $50 gift card on its way to you.

Your certificates have been loaded into your personalised OneDrive and your gift card is in the mail and on it’s way to you ☺

Congratulations once again to each of you for your brilliant effort

Chocolate Adventure fun fact: TOP 10 best sellers for this year so far:
Honeycomb
Pineapple lumps
Malt balls
Caramel blocks
Coconut roughs
Turkish delight milk
Clangers
Peanut brittle milk
Cherry bites
Mint leaves milk

 
#chocadv tip

Phone time success with “phone time” toy box!

Many of our Presenters have children, of all ages! One of the number one things I hear from my Presenters is that they can’t seem to make the phone calls necessary to run their business (host coaching, customer care calls, new recruit calls etc) in part because of their children.
During my children’s younger years I had to find a way to complete these necessary calls for the success of my business even while having my girls with me at home. I finally realised they LOVED getting new toys, even if they were hand me downs from a friend or neighbour so I had a great idea. I created a “phone time toys” box. This box I filled the box with several toys and quite games or activities (such as a simple craft kit/project) and the kids were ONLY allowed to play with the “phone time toys” when I had to make my calls.
This was a LIFESAVER for all of us and enabled me to make those important phone calls without the background noise or interruption of the little ones. My girls knew they could only use those toys during phone call time so they would even start asking “hey mom, don’t you have some calls to make today” just because they wanted a chance to play with those special things ☺

Try this out in your own business and see the difference it makes for your efficiency and business! After all, your phone is one of your biggest assets in any party plan business.

Chocolate Business 1/09/16

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

Rabbits, Spring, Father’s Day looming, finalising July sales and calculating commissions – busy week this week. Presenters are crazy busy also – we’re receiving more orders each day than ever before – with many big party orders in the mix. Thank you again for all that you do as wonderful Presenters.
Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.

 August recognition and rewards 

Our top three Presenters in August have achieved 10 points each towards our 2017 conference

Please congratulate Rebecca Cole (VIC), Chrissy Roper (VIC) and Natasha Govorko (WA) Well done ladies!
(One point = $1 towards conference registration cost in 2017)

The Chocolate Adventure top recruiter for August is Natasha Govorko (WA) Well done Natasha! You’ve had a great month
Your top up kit will be sent with your next order

We’ll introduce new Presenters who joined us during August in next week’s Chocolate Business

Facebook Dad joke competition

Has been a real hit and lots of people have shared their favourite Dad joke with us. Have your vote/s on the Facebook Presenter page on your favourite Dad joke/s. Your votes will decide which member of the public receives the $87 prize which includes our delicious dark indulgence hamper and our very popular movie mix and freight to anywhere in Australia.

#chocadv tip

Host coaching – the first 48 hours

Host coaching is the backbone of your direct sales business. With proper host coaching you will provide your host with all the tools necessary to have the most successful Chocolate Adventure party they can.
With host coaching, it’s important to know that it comes in parts. The first 48 hours is crucial. Within the first 48 hours of a host booking a party with you make your top priority to call your host and complete these tasks
  • confirm the party date and make sure they have noted it in their calendar or diary
  • go over the host packet contents and explain the marketing they can do to get more guests (a great number is 10-12 guests)
  • explain what you will do at the party, for example, talk about the products, show off our famous fondue to dip fresh fruit or marshmallows in or melt chocolate to fill the mould, games you will play or let him/her choose
  • encourage him/her to start their wish list for their 10% host reward offer
  • answer any questions he or she may have

Chocolate Business 25.08.2016

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

I often discuss with peers and Presenters why we choose to be in business. Looks like character has a lot to do with it. We’re robust and resourceful and when funny curve balls hit us we’re resilient. We work hard and we firmly believe we’re heading in the right direction. It’s week 35 which doesn’t seem remarkable until you subtract it from 52 and realise that 2016 has only 17 weeks remaining. Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.

Monthly promo release

From now all new promotions for the following month will be release on the 25th. This will be a standard activity. This will be sent as a separate email on the 25th if it is not a business news day.

September promotions

Free kit upgrade starts 1st September and finishes 30th September

September Presenter promo

September Public promo


An email will go out to the general public on 1st September with our latest product insert and current promotions. Images available in OneDrive Stationery for easy printing and access

#chocad tip

Finishing touches – Success is in the details

One of the most important aspects of running any business is that “The success is in the details”. First impressions (and ongoing impressions) mean a lot and so do those extra little touches you can do to make a customer, host or even your recruits feel special.

Presenter support line to provide support, motivation, empowerment and to
help you build your Chocad business 040CHOCOLAte  (040 246 2652)
All admin enquiries for ordering, payment, freight, tech support etc 1300chocad (1300 246 223)

Chocolate Business 04.08.2016

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

This week a friend told me I needed a haircut – and I do. It’s a positive sign of how busy business is. Rebecca Cole from VIC who is possibly busier than admin took the time to research, and showed her talent in discussing how she uses creativity in her business during an interview with DSA. Committing to a goal each month has been a huge success and we’ll run rewards often to keep new and existing Presenters motivated.
Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.

 July recognition and rewards 

Our top three Presenters in June have achieved 10 points each towards our 2017 conference
Please congratulate Chrissy Roper (VIC) Tiffanni Alridge (NSW) and Rebecca Cole (VIC) Well done ladies!
(One point = $1 towards conference registration cost in 2017)

The Chocolate Adventure top recruiter for July is Natasha Govorko (WA) Well done Natasha

Please welcome our new Presenters to the #chocadv team who joined in July:

Karen Russell NSW
Taylor Marshall  TAS
Kristy Bugg  TAS
Christine Cook WA
Alana Bruce WA
Lyria Daly WA
Trish Knight  WA
Julie Perkins NSW
Vicki Bell QLD
Debbie Trembath QLD
Sharnii Moloney QLD

We wish you all the best on your exciting new adventure. Please reach out for guidance or support on our Facebook page as we have lots of experienced Presenters who can answer your questions or send an email to admin@chocolateadventure.com.au. You can also contact us on 1300
Your Chocolate Adventure begins here ☺

Presenters who achieved their monthly commitment for July

Chrissy  Roper
Darryl Whittaker
Joanne  Millett
Krystal   Beurskens
Natasha Govorko
Rebecca Cole
Sam Hood
Stephanie Bushnell
Tanya Hobbs
Tiffanni Alridge

It really was a great effort from all of you for making the commitment and achieving your individual goals you set yourselves.

Team support awards

We have decided to introduce recognition and support awards. These awards will go to Presenters who have gone above and beyond to be productive, supportive, motivating and an overall team player. We would love to receive nominations directly from you guys. The nominations can be for any Presenter that has gone above and beyond to boost morale, support others, tried something new with their business, met their own personal business goals, or perhaps you would like to nominate a team who has meet their goals. These awards will be ongoing. To nominate a person or a team, please email admin directly by the end of the appropriate month

Congratulations to the following Presenters – certificates are on the way
  • Esther Bason for organising a major event – what a great result from the Perth Women’s Expo;
  • Shannon Robertson for trying a new marketing technique – we hope your fundraiser is very successful;
  • Tanya Hobbs for always showing courage and asking questions on the Presenter Facebook page – You have helped many new
    Presenters by asking the questions that everyone wanted to know the answers to;
  • Tammy Clinton Shaw for supporting a fellow Presenter in need, we are all wishing Darryl the best with his upcoming operation;
  • Darryl Whittaker for building morale on the forum and for organising a get together for the WA Presenters;
  • Corryn Wilma for supporting the Mother’s Day Classic in Townsville;
  • Rebecca Cole for always supporting and sharing ideas with everyone, particularly for those who aren’t even on her own team;
  • Natasha Govorko for always putting in so much time and effort to building your business and supporting your team.

Chocolate Adventure is reaching new heights

Just LOOK at all those Yummy Chocolate parcels that went out to you and your (getting close to be) happy customers on Monday! July was our biggest sales month on record and we would like to thank everyone for their support in making this achievement possible. Go Team!!!

 

#chocad tip

Business basics – a business bank accountIf you haven’t done so already, Chocolate Adventure highly recommends opening a separate bank account that is solely for your business. Using a separate bank account from your regular family bank account will help ensure that you don’t “borrow” funds for customer orders to float your grocery budget etc. It is also extremely helpful in those rare instances where a customer’s payment is returned and any potential fees/withdrawals being made upon your personal account. Having a separate bank account where you can deposit customer payments and company bonuses and more is also helpful during tax time because all of your expenses and income is in one place. When you go in to set up a bank account look for a bank that offers no fee bank accounts with no or low minimum balances as well as no fees to use debit cards. I prefer using the same bank that my family/personal account is at so that I can easily transfer funds online when I want to “pay” my family budget with my earnings. Another great reason to have a separate bank account? Some banks offer a cute personalised debit card with your business name or information on them!

Presenter support line (24 hour line to provide support, motivation, empowerment
and to help you build your Chocad business 040CHOCOLAte  (040 246 2652)
All admin enquiries (ordering, payment, freight, tech support etc 1300chocad (1300 246 223)

Chocolate Business 28.07.2016

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

I had the opportunity to escape on Family Business Australia’s Brisbane forum group retreat last weekend. Held on Moreton Island with eight peers, we discussed our businesses and ways to improve. Our meetings are always lively and insightful, this one had the added bonus of beautiful sand and 4×4 exploring. July is almost done, as is week 31.
Jay and the chocolate loving team at admin.

Caramel blocks code 1622 are now available 🙂

Back orders will be dispatched next week. The good news is that they’re super fresh and have a long best-by date

August Presenter promo

Top up kit for the Presenter who signs up the most recruits in August

Searching the Facebook Presenter Page

Searching OneDrive for files

#chocad tip

Partnership vs Leadership – Being a leader means more than just leading

You may be a leader but you are also a partner. Don’t try to do everything on your own. Ask for feedback, ideas and work together with your team to meet your goals. Cooperation and collaboration are necessary for the utmost success for everyone.  Don’t just lead, partner!

Presenter support line (24 hour line to provide support, motivation, empowerment
and to help you build your Chocad business 040CHOCOLAte  (040 246 2652)
All admin enquiries (ordering, payment, freight, tech support etc 1300chocad (1300 246 223)