New Platinums arrived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Sunday, November 1, excited to spend a few days with fellow New Platinums, Amway™ Corporate staff, and the IBOAI®! After the emerging leaders completed registration at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, they were greeted by the IBOAI staff and presented with the sought-after IBOAI signature spiral journal and pen.
Platinums also registered for a chance to win a Bluetooth speaker boasting the IBOAI logo. The four lucky winners were Jon & Heather Demuth, Jose & Carmen Marino, Anthony & Samantha McKoy, and Taylor & Kumbe Rameau.
The Amway Merchandise Kiosk offering T-shirts, hats, and more for sale was also a big hit. The first day concluded with a festive welcome reception and dinner, filled with smiles, hugs, laughter - and lots of photo-taking!
Day Two of New Platinum Conference (NPC) began with the traditional much-anticipated Business Meeting. Once Amway Canada Sales Manager, Jeff Johnson, kicked off the meeting, the already-high excitement level soared. It was evident the Platinums were fired up to hear of the many ways Amway supports IBOs and their success.
Next, Jim Ayres, Managing Director of Amway North America (ANA), took the stage and shared the message he heard years ago from Rich DeVos and continues to convey to all IBOs: "Thank you. Great job. Keep it up!"
Dr. Gabriel Gutierrez & Elisabeth De La Torre who encouraged the audience to dream big and make it to the next level!
Rajneesh Chopra, Vice President of U.S. Sales, shared "success factors" with the new IBO Leaders. He encouraged them to send emails to their Uplines explaining what would motivate them to go Emerald, to go Diamond - this would help them support their success.
Closing the meeting on a high note, the exuberant audience warmly welcomed Bob Andrews on stage to talk about the "Foundation of Success". As a Crown, an IBO for 45 years, and current IBOAI Chairman, Bob knows the Business inside and out. He shared the key to success is a strong foundation of learning and optimism. He assured the New Platinums, "If you build a foundation of success with optimism, you will become a Diamond!" In response, every IBO Leader in the room was on his or her feet, vigorously applauding and cheering.
Keeping the momentum strong, IBOs were treated to a preview video of Achievers 2016 in Las Vegas before they exited the Business Meeting.
The remainder of the day, Platinums attended education sessions on goal setting and the Rules of Conduct. In the evening, an XS® Energy Epic 80's Bash is on the agenda.