The President’s Recognition Program Celebration (“PRPC”) is a national recognition trip held annually to recognize Avon’s highest-achieving Sales Representatives.
Each year, Avon treats the top performers in both sales and leadership to a fabulous trip, where they are recognized and celebrated for their hard work and accomplishments during the previous year.
Past celebrations have been held in places like Punta Cana, Hollywood, and Vegas. This year’s celebration will take place in Disney World.
And next year’s celebration will take place in (drum roll please)… MAUI, HAWAII!!
Want to go on a free trip to MAUI??
In the past, there have been only two ways to earn this celebration trip. You had to be at the very highest levels of either sales recognition or leadership. Many achievers worked for years and years to get to those high levels of achievement.
This year is different.
This time, Avon is offering two new ways to get an invite to the 2019 President’s Recognition Program Celebration in Maui, Hawaii. These two new ways make it possible to earn an invite to this trip based on your accomplishments in the 2018 sales year, even if you are not (yet) at the very highest levels of sales recognition or leadership!!
In other words, there are ways to earn this trip, based solely on how you work and grow your business in 2018!!
Are you willing to work for a free trip to Maui?
In this post, I’m going to provide an overview of HOW you can REALISTICALLY earn the trip to Maui.
**Important Note** The official information regarding Avon’s criteria for achieving the PRPC trip to Maui, Hawaii in 2019, can be found on http://www.youravon.com, under the Rewards and Recognition tab.
The following is my personal synopsis of that information, along with tips for success.
There are 4 ways to earn the 2019 President’s Recognition Celebration trip to Maui:
1. Achieve President’s Council or Inner Circle level of the President’s Club Program (Personal Sales of $110,000 or more during the 2018 sales year)
2. Reach the Executive Leader level of leadership and achieve any level of the President’s Club
3. NEW – Be in the Top 20 in the nation in one or more of the Avon Pinnacle Award categories and achieve any level of the President’s Club
4. NEW – Be in the Top 5 in Personal Sales Increase for First Time Achievers Honor Society, Rose Circle and David H. McConnell levels of the President’s Club
In the past, the trip could only be earned in the first two ways. This year, the last two ways provide new opportunities.
Let’s breakdown each of the ways you can earn this trip, along with realistic tips that apply even for a new representative.
#1 Achieve President’s Council or Inner Circle level of the President’s Club Program
President’s Council is achieved by selling $110,000 in Avon, over the course of the entire sales year (Campaign 1 ’18 – Campaign 26 ’18). That breaks down to about $4230 in sales each campaign ($8462 each month). Inner Circle is achieved at $220,000 in annual sales.
REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: Let’s face it… The vast majority of Avon representatives do not sell over $8000 a month. Is it possible? Absolutely!! But for a new representative, who is still working to build a customer base, it would be very challenging to produce over $8000 in sales each month. (I told you that I was going to be realistic here!)
TIP: If you want achieve the trip through this strategy, get tons and tons of brochures passed out each campaign (and collect contact info for follow-up), look for vendor events to promote your business, complete the Social Selling Simplified trainings on Avon U, and actively seek multiple fundraisers, which can be a HUGE boost to your annual sales (and help you to connect with new customers for long-term business growth).
Keep reading for more ways to get yourself to Maui!
#2 Reach the Executive Leader level (and achieve any level of the President’s Club)
The Executive Leader level is achieved by building and mentoring a team of other Avon representatives who are producing total sales of $40,000+ each campaign. To achieve this level, it is also necessary to mentor at least two other leader-level representatives on your team, at least one of which needs to be a Gold Leader (who has a team of their own producing sales of $20,000+ and at least one Bronze Leader, with sales of $8,000+ under them).
REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: Most leaders spend many years actively growing, developing, and mentoring their team to reach this level. This is not usually accomplished over the course of one year.
TIP: If you want achieve the trip through this strategy, you’re going to need to actively grow your team through every possible strategy you can employ. Get out there and share the Avon opportunity with everyone you meet, advertise locally, include recruiting info with every brochure you pass out (and pass out a ton of brochures), do vendor events to promote the products and the opportunity, host opportunity meetings, utilize ALMA leads, provide the highest level of support for every new team member you bring on, and dedicate time to support your team members as they begin building teams of their own.
#3 Achieve Top 20 Nationally of the Avon Pinnacle Recognition
This is one of the NEW ways to achieve the trip, which makes it possible for anyone who wants to focus their efforts on becoming the top in one of these categories.
The Pinnacle Recognition categories are:
- Personal Sales
- Personal Sales Increase**
- Team Sales
- Team Sales Increase**
- Personal Recruiting**
- Personal Leader Development
- Team Representative Growth
REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: Out of these categories, the ones which I believe you have the greatest ability to impact through deliberate efforts are:
- Top 20 for Personal Recruiting – Get out there and find people to join your team. Help those people to find people to join their teams too, and so on!! Talk to people, advertise, host opportunity meetings, get more brochures and recruiting booklets into more hands!
- Top 20 for Team Sales Increase – I’d count this as one of the more achievable ways to get this trip, since there are lots of ways to increase your team sales, through personal recruiting, mentoring new leaders on your own team, increasing your own personal sales, and teaching your team members to be successful with their sales.
- Top 20 for Personal Sales Increase – You have complete control over your personal sales. Get out there and promote Avon’s amazing products. Follow-up with every potential customer, provide the highest level of customer service, give existing customers extra brochures to share, look for fundraisers, promote your business online.
#4 Be in the Top 5 in Sales Increase for First Time Achievers Honor Society, Rose Circle and David H. McConnell Club levels of the President’s Club
In other words, achieve a higher sales achievement level for the first time, and be amongst the top five for sales increase (over your previous year’s sales) for that achievement level.
For the purpose of calculating an increase, New and Contender (Non-President’s Club in 2017) Representatives will be assigned a prior year Personal Sales base of $10,000.
Honor Society is achieved at $20,000 in annual sales, Rose Circle is achieved at $35,000 in annual sales, and David H. McConnell Club is achieved at $65,000 in annual sales.
Let’s say that last year (2017) you sold $10,000 worth of Avon products (or are brand new or sold less than $10,000 in 2017).
Let’s say that in 2018, you sell $35,000 worth of Avon products, which would make you a new Rose Circle member, with a $25,000 sales increase over last year.
If that $25,000 increase is in the top five for new Rose Circle members, you could be on your way to Maui!!
REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: This, I believe, is the strategy which gives you the greatest amount of control over your success. You have complete control over your personal sales. If you want to sell more, get out there and DO MORE to bring in those sales. Get more brochures out there, follow-up more consistently, do vendor events/home parties, build an online customer base, promote, promote, promote. It’s NOT going to be easy. (Can we really expect earning a free trip to Maui to be easy??) It IS achievable!! You’re in an even better position to earn the trip this way if you had sales on the lower side in 2017, since that will make it even easier to achieve a higher sales increase, to land you in the top five!
So, will I see you in Maui in 2019??
What’s your plan for getting there??