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Quixtar University Launched

Quixtar University, available at www.quixtaruniversity.com, has now been launched for all Quixtar Independent Business Owners. The site provides video training, PDF files and wizards to help IBOs. At present there are two areas of study available –

Basic Business Skills
Product Expertise

A third area – Getting Started – is listed as "Coming Soon".

The Basic Business Skills areas has 5 courses –

  1. Introduction to Selling and Building a Balanced Business
  2. Know the Product
  3. Prepare for the Sales Conversation
  4. Make a Successful Sale
  5. Start Selling!

Under "Product Expertise" there is currently one course, a 47min presentation on the Artistry brand. The course is excellent, I look forward to seeing the training in other areas.

All of the current material is focused on merchandising of the products to customers rather than Network Building and talks about basic and more expert sales techniques. There’s some great materials on how to set prices, how to make a good first impression. Here’s the video that kicks off the Prepare for the Sales Conversation course.


The site keeps track of where you are in each course, and has an easy link for providing feedback. There’s still plenty I haven’t had a chance to look at yet, but it certainly looks as if Quixtar University will help IBOs get started better with retailing. The various LOAs and BSM companies have tended to be excellent at teaching folk how to build a network, but weak in the sales training. Quixtar University helps fill that hole. I hope that as the company transitions to a more united global vision that the Quixtar University concept becomes available to Amway IBOs around the world.

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Shortcuts ….

To make things easier for folk, I’ve just set up some new ways to access this site – with less typing!

The home page can still be accessed using www.thetruthaboutamway.com and www.thetruthaboutquixtar.com

hope that helps!

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Quixtar OpportunityZone – new blog: rocktuckychef

The Quixtar Opportunity Zone has launched yet another new blog. This one is all about cooking and is called "Rocktuckychef". Curiously, it’s written by Quixtar’s web editor, Gregory Gronbacher.

Go give Greg a warm welcome and learn why a web programmer is a corporate blogger about cooking –

http://rocktuckychef.opportunityzone.com/

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Quixtar Transformation: Update from the IBOAI

from www.iboai.com

A Special Meeting of the IBOAI Board of Directors was held on August 6 and 7, 27 in order to discuss its serious concerns about elements of the proposed Global Business Transformation that would include the use of the Amway brand worldwide, including North America. The Board has a great deal of ability to influence the Company and make recommendations, but does not have the right to veto a Company decision. The Company has consistently assured us that the transformation includes a profound, positive change in the way business is conducted and a major financial investment that will benefit IBOs, and that the Board of Directors will help the Company define the nature of that change. In our Special Meeting, we believe we achieved consensus with the Company that the proposed changes need to be introduced very gradually, over the next 18-24 months, and in a manner which truly protects IBO interests. We will continue to do all we can going forward to influence the Company’s decisions on this and other subjects.

Quixtar Business Transformation Message  Posted 7-3-7
Quixtar Business Transformation Message  Posted 7-1-7

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Prosystem One becomes latest Quixtar Accredited Organization

from quixtar.com

Another accredited organization!

Prosystem One recognized by PDAP.
The Quixtar Professional Development Accreditation Program (PDAP) is proud to recognize Prosystem One on receiving accreditation.

Accreditation signifies that an IBO leader or line of affiliation (LOA) has met a set of stringent criteria designed to promote business excellence by establishing a solid and exemplary business development system.

Learn more about the benefits of accreditation, get more information on PDAP, and read about accredited organizations by visiting www.quixtaraccreditation.com.

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Quixtar names new Managing Director


Newsflash

Dear IBO Leader:

Jim Payne, Quixtar and Amway I've had the great privilege of working with many of you over the past two years as Quixtar's Managing Director. Together, we're making great progress in our First Circle transformation to create clear pathways to profitability for IBOs at all levels. But there's more to be done to make this a better business for all IBOs.

While Quixtar has been a top priority for me, I believe you all know I have other responsibilities outside of Quixtar, working with Amway affiliates globally. But the North American market is too important to all of us to NOT have someone leading it day to day with 1% focus.

That's why I'm pleased to announce that we're bringing a new hand on deck to help us drive our business forward – Steve Lieberman, who will join us August 2 as the new Vice President and Managing Director of Quixtar, reporting directly to me.

Steve is an accomplished consumer products executive with more than 25 years of global industry experience. He most recently has been an innovation consultant but spent much of his career at , where he served as Director of New Products, Marketing Director of French Johnson, Commercial Director UK, and VP of North American Consumer Products Air Care and Canadian Operations. In addition, he was President of Pearle Vision for Cole National Corp. and CEO and President of Enzymatic Therapy Inc. Steve is a graduate of the State University of New York and received his masters in business administration from the University of Chicago.

That adds up to a terrific background for a leader who will be asked to help us create a consumer focus, improve our reputation, instill innovation in all we do, and build a bigger and better business than ever before.

We did an extensive national search to find someone who not only brings a strong business background and expertise to this position but also shares the values that have made this company and business so strong. I think you'll find Steve fits the bill on both fronts.

I remain firmly committed to Quixtar and to every one of you as leaders in this incredible business. Steve and the Quixtar team will continue to move the transformation forward with you, and I'll be supporting them and you every way I can. Thanks for all you continue to do to build your businesses and make this a better business for all IBOs.

Jim Payne

Executive Vice President and Managing Director Quixtar Inc.

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New blog on the OpportunityZone – Sales Speak

A new blog has been launched on the Quixtar Opportunity Zone. It's called "Sales Speak ". There's not much info up on the role of blog yet, but it's pretty obvious it will be about … selling! The blogger, Susan Julien-Willson , mentions in her first post that she's been in advertising for 3 years and the "About" says she is currently Copy Director of Communications for Quixtar Inc. Welcome to the internet, Susan.

I'll be feeding updates into the "Lastest from Corporate Blogs" listing down the left side of this website.

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