Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Good Tastings Has the Edge When it Comes to Sponsoring

Watkins Good Tastings is our event or party plan where people gather to sample Watkins products and foods made with Watkins products.

Good Tastings is a powerful venue to introduce customers to our products and identify potential business Associates. This method allows you to expand your reach rapidly. The average attendance of a show is 8 - 10 guests (plus the host), and every one of them is a potential business Associate.

Having trouble with leads? Not enough to follow-up on? Take a look at how holding Good Tastings events can solve these dilemmas.

4 shows a month x 10 guests = 40 new leads
8 shows a month x 10 guests = 80 new leads
80 leads per month x 12 months = 960 leads

How many of those 960 leads do you think would be interested in beginning their own home-based Watkins business?

Who's a potential prospect at a show?

  • The host that loves Watkins products and the #1 reason people join Watkins is because of their love for Watkins quality products.
  • The guest that buys the most. They love the product too.
  • The guest that can't afford everything they want/struggling to make payments. They most likely would enjoy supplementing their income.
  • The guest that's complaining about their job. Do we have an opportunity for them!
  • The guest that craves more balance in their life. Our home-based opportunity is a great solution for creating balance, flexibility and freedom.
  • The guest that's looking to retire soon. Perhaps they need more income and security. Watkins is a great opportunity for retirees who are looking to enjoy their retirement to the fullest.
  • The guest that has young children at home and needs a retirement plan/nest egg or needs to save for college education.
  • The expectant mother, or new mother that is dreading going back to work.There are plenty of reasons prospects are looking for a little extra income.

Did you know that between 1992 and 2005, the US savings rate slumped from 9% to -0.3%*. That means the majority are spending more than they are bringing in. Do you think they would appreciate what you have to offer?Make sure you offer the gift of Watkins, and make a difference, to every guest and host you come in contact with. You never know who will jump at the opportunity. They will be forever thankful.

For details about how to become a Watkins Associate visit http://www.vanillasage.com/

*According to the US Commerce Department

Friday, February 15, 2008

Around the Kitchen Table - Watkins Newsletter - February 15, 2008 Issue


Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table!

I hope you had a very special Valentine's Day with your loved ones yesterday.

This year is Leap Year because February has 29 days! A very Happy Birthday to you if you get to celebrate your birthday on your birthdate. We all have an extra day this year so plan a special activity to celebrate.

The recipes this issue include Pancakes, P B and J Pancakes, Southwest Corn Pancakes, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Chicken and Barley Stew, and Slow Cooker Swiss Steak Supper. Your cinnamon rolls will be irresistable when you make them with Watkins Vanilla and Cinnamon, both on sale this month!

Check out this month's specials. Stock up your pantry and your medicine chest.

Each month one of you is chosen to receive a free full-sized product so enter the contest. You might be the winner!

Starting February 1st you can join Watkins for just $39.95.

Join for the 25% discount on your own products and earn a 25% commission on sales. If you are interested in starting your own Watkins Home Business get all the details at Watkins Business Details (http://www.vanillasage.com). Join for the discount, for part time income, or a full time career!

I love to hear from you. Any suggestions to make this newsletter more informative and helpful are appreciated.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Watkins Lands Spot in Oscars Gift Bags

It is that time of year again, when celebrities gear up for Oscar night and celebrate the 80th annual event. Ceremonies for the coveted Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 24, 2008.

It is a well-known fact that with the big event comes celebrity galas and gift bags brimming with fantastic goodies from brands all over the world. But this year is extra special, because Watkins will participate in all the fun!

Watkins will donate product for the event - the J.R. Watkins Apothecary Treat Your Feet Gift Set. The set includes all the necessities to soothe tired feet after a night of working the red carpet.

"This is a fun and exciting opportunity, to be part of a time-honored tradition such as the Oscars and the celebrity gifts," said J.R. Rigley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We've had many celebrities sample and enjoy our products, and I'm sure they will love these pampering treats."

You too can enjoy these pampering treats and soothe your tired feet with the same set Oscar celebrities will surely enjoy — The Treat Your Feet Gift Set. Watkins is proud to offer this set at a deep discount to you! Hurry, quantities are limited.

J.R. Watkins Treat Your Feet Gift Kit
Article No. 10535

Try both of our new Peppermint Foot Care products along with a Peppermint Gentle Exfoliating Foot Scrub for one great price. This special kit is the only place we are offering this lotion-based foot scrub. Treat yourself or a special someone to an in-home foot spa. Comes with a bonus pumice stone stick and reusable vinyl bag.


Peppermint Shea Butter Foot Repair Moisturizer (100 mL/3.4 fl oz)
Peppermint Gentle Exfoliating Foot Scrub (100 mL/3.4 fl oz)
Peppermint Refreshing Foot Spray (100 mL/3.4 fl oz)
Natural Pumice Stone

Regularly $18.99
Special $9.99 — SAVE $9!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Watkins Introduces New Membership Package and Optional Upgrades

February 1st Watkins announced the new Membership Package and optional Upgrade Assortments. Each new associate joins with the Watkins Membership Package, $39.95, then chooses none, one or more of the three upgrades.

Optional Upgrades

1. Watkinize Your Home Assortment, $349 - variety of 52 predetermined Watkins products, free E-Associate web site (personalized), three months free web maintenance, opportunity to earn Watkinize Your Home bonus payouts (more details at information web site listed below)

2. Gift Certificate Assortment, $129 - includes a $200 gift certificate to purchase products

3. Good Tastings Assortment, $69.95 - $50 gift certificate and Good Tastings Quarterly Assortment, party plan materials

You may choose one or more of the upgrades at a discount within the first 90 days after enrollment.

Join with the Membership Package, $39.95 plus tax (shipping is free). Then review the advantages of each of the optional upgrades and choose the upgrade(s) that meet(s) your business building goals and budget.

The Watkinize Your Home Assortment is designed for associates who are serious about building a home based business by using Watkins products in their homes and by sponsoring other associates who plan to follow these same business-building steps. $100 bonus payouts go to associates who purchase this assortment, who are loyal to their business, and who sponsor other associates who do the same.

Regardless of whether you start with just the $39.95 membership package or with additional upgrades, you'll be a full-fledged Watkins associate and a Summit Group member. You can purchase Watkins products for a 25% discount. And, you can earn income through your choice of business building strategies. Becoming a Watkins associate can help you reach your dreams!

Go to http://www.vanillasage.com for details.

80/20 Rule to Time Management

There’s an old saying that says...

“If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day!”

Brian Tracy says that your “frog” should be the most difficult item on your things to do list, the one you’re most likely to procrastinate; because, if you eat that first, it’ll give you energy and momentum for the rest of the day. But, if you don’t...and let him sit there on the plate and stare at you while you do a hundred unimportant things, it can drain your energy and you won’t even know it.

In Eat That Frog!, Brian cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline and determination. In 21 practical steps, he will help you stop procrastinating and get more of the important tasks done...today!

Here’s a small sampling in Brian’s chapter titled: Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything.

Eat That Frog!
By Brian Tracy
Excerpt from Chapter 3: Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything

The 80/20 Rule is one of the most helpful of all concepts of time and life management. It is also called the “Pareto Principle” after its founder, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who first wrote about it in 1895. Pareto noticed that people in his society seemed to divide naturally into what he called the “vital few”, the top 20 percent in terms of money and influence, and the “trivial many”, the bottom 80 percent.

He later discovered that virtually all economic activity was subject to this principle as well. For example, this principle says that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results, 20 percent of your customers will account for 80 percent of your sales, 20 percent of your products or services will account for 80 percent of your profits, 20 percent of your tasks will account for 80 percent of the value of what you do, and so on. This means that if you have a list of ten items to do, two of those items will turn out to be worth five or ten times or more than the other eight items put together.

Number of Tasks versus Importance of Tasks
Here is an interesting discovery. Each of the ten tasks may take the same amount of time to accomplish. But one or two of those tasks will contribute five or ten times the value of any of the others.

Often, one item on a list of ten tasks that you have to do can be worth more than all the other nine items put together. This task is invariably the frog that you should eat first.

Focus on Activities, Not Accomplishments
The most valuable tasks you can do each day are often the hardest and most complex. But the payoff and rewards for completing these tasks efficiently can be tremendous. For this reason, you must adamantly refuse to work on tasks in the bottom 80 percent while you still have tasks in the top 20 percent left to be done.

Before you begin work, always ask yourself, “Is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities or in the bottom 80 percent?”

The hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the first place. Once you actually begin work on a valuable task, you will be naturally motivated to continue. A part of your mind loves to be busy working on significant tasks that can really make a difference. Your job is to feed this part of your mind continually.

Motivate Yourself
Just thinking about starting and finishing an important task motivates you and helps you to overcome procrastination. Time management is really life management, personal management. It is really taking control of the sequence of events. Time management is having control over what you do next. And you are always free to choose the task that you will do next. Your ability to choose between the important and the unimportant is the key determinant of your success in life and work.

Effective, productive people discipline themselves to start on the most important task that is before them. They force themselves to eat that frog, whatever it is. As a result, they accomplish vastly more than the average person and are much happier as a result. This should be your way of working as well.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Around the Kitchen Table - Wakins Newsletter - February 1, 2008 Issue

Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table!

We have a lot to celebrate this month. February is American Heart Month, American History Month, Ground Hog Day February 2, Thomas Edison's birthday February 11, Abraham Lincoln's birthday February 12, George Washington's birthday February 22, Mardi Gras, and Leap Year - 29 days this February!

For you sports fans the Super Bowl is Sunday, February 3. You can't enjoy the game without plenty of mouth-watering treats, like warm Cheesy Artichoke-Crab Dip, Cinnamon Football Cookies, and Touchdown Chocolate Fantasy Bars.

Make your special valentines some decorated Conversation Cupcakes or Conversation Heart Cookies for Valentine's Day, February 14. Write a message on each cupcake or cookie.

Check out this month's specials. Stock up your pantry and your medicine chest.

Each month one of you is chosen to receive a free full-sized product so enter the contest. You might be the winner!

The recipes this issue include Cheesy Artichoke-Crab Dip, Italian Beef, Chicken Scaloppine Marsala, Conversation Cupcakes, Conversation Heart Cookies, Cinnamon Football Cookies, Touchdown Chocolate Fantasy Bars, and Creamy Spiced Tea.

Starting February 1st you can join Watkins for just $39.95.

Join for the 25% discount on your own products and earn a 25% commission on sales. If you are interested in starting your own Watkins Home Business get all the details at Watkins Business Details. Join for the discount or for part time or full time income!

Make your house a Watkins home.

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Until next month,

Eleisia Whitney


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