Avon Elite dinner and Leadership Live 2015

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What a fantastic start to a new career. I have been with Avon just under 6 campaigns, and I have already had the pleasure of attending such amazing events. I met some amazing, inspirational men and women whilst away in Cheltenham for 2 days last week, and over the 6 campaign period I have been working alongside this company.

Avon Elite dinner and Leadership Live 2015… Where do I begin?! It was full of laughs, food and drink and positivity and I don’t think you can get much better than that!

Day 1: Elite Dinner

It was Wednesday 23rd September. I had barely slept, because of excitement (oh and the to do list before I left was rather long!)

I woke up at around 7am, and was out the house at 9:15am to go to my nail appointment for half past. If you know me, you know how much I love my nails done – and how much I hate having them not done! It was a no brainer to get a fresh, pretty set of acrylics before the event. What do you think?

Avon Elite Dinner nails

Avon Elite Dinner nails

I got back home around about 11:30 am, and had about 30 minutes to pack my suitcase to get going to Cheltenham! Of course I done that at lightening speed, so I had a super quick egg sandwich before we left at about 12ish.

On Arrival

When my parents and I arrived at our venue for the evening at around 3pm, we saw lots of other Leader’s that achieved the meal sat down with cups of coffee having a natter with their fellow Avon friends. So we pulled up a seat, ordered a spot of lunch and did the same as them!

I ordered a “light bight” of mushroom risotto and, without sounding like I am complaining, about 3 tablespoons of risotto arrived. It was heavenly, and I guess it was a blessing in disguise a massive pile of it didn’t come out, because I would have ate the lot with no regrets.

3:45pm – we got the keys to our rooms! I was in room 104, parents were in 105. How fantastic was that? I was so hoping to be within walking distance to them, I didn’t pack my own toothpaste so I needed to be haha!

Turns out my room had a beautiful double bed in, and my parents, well they had 2 singles. So I guess I had to do the right thing and swap rooms.

Right so it was definitely time to start getting ready if I was going to make it downstairs in the lobby for drinks at 7pm, so off I go to shower, do my hair and make up.

Avon Elite Dinner make up 2015

Avon Elite Dinner make up 2015

The meal

I started the evening off with a nice glass of Prosecco in the lobby, until we were brought into a room with a free mini bar with plenty of drinks for everyone. As there was training early the next morning, I didn’t drink much – just the glass of Prosecco and 2 bottles of WKD blue was enough!

Vegetarian option main meal at the Avon Elite dinner 2015

Vegetarian option main meal at the Avon Elite dinner 2015

I am not quite sure what it actually was, but it was just beautiful. It was like a mushroom and leek tarte of some sort, with mash potato, broccoli, green beans and sweet potato in a lovely creamy sauce (which again, I am not quite sure what is was!)

Evening recognition

 

Gail & Brian Drive Leadership 2015

Gail & Brian Drive Leadership 2015

My parents were awarded the keys to their second car at the Avon Elite Dinner 2015! Do you know what that means? Next year, they will be receiving another brand new car courtesy of Avon. I can not wait until I am on their level with my business!

The low down

I met some motivational people on the evening, from area managers, regional managers, other Leaders, and everyone else in between.

There was a great photographer there, who shot some lovely photos – like this one:

Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015

Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015

And this one!…

Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015

Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015

 Day 2

So day 2 of Avon Elite dinner and Leadership Live 2015 = Leadership Live!

Early morning alarm set for 6:30am for me to be ready at 7:30am. I woke up before my alarm, only 10 minutes but I was just so excited because I knew it was going to be another amazing day.

I started the day with 2 cups of coffee and a big vegetarian fry up breakfast. I had to submit my Avon order that morning too so I did that whilst in the company of my parents and one of their Sales Leaders – just so I didn’t forget.

8:15am we set off to our other venue, Cheltenham Race Course, to begin our fun filled day.

3 cups of coffee and a massive bag full of goodies later, we were ready to enter the conference room!

A few of my free gifts from the Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015 - I also received a scarf and singing Christmas Reindeer!

A few of my free gifts from the Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015 – I also received a scarf and singing Christmas Reindeer!

The scarf isn’t featured in the picture above because I have already snatched it up and started wearing it, but here’s a picture of me modelling it. It is so beautiful and soft, and so cosy!

Avon Scarf

Avon Scarf

There was a special guest speaker there called Kirsty Spraggon also known as KirstyTV on YouTube, who told us all about her motivational life story and how she pursued her dreams.

There were numerous breaks, all of which I had at least 3 cups of coffee each time. This was great for me because I love coffee and I only had about 5 hours sleep!

After the first break, we went back into the room for some well deserved recognition. The awards they were giving away I thought would not apply to me as I had been very busy moving house and sunning it up in Greece and Malaga during the period where they were measuring our success, so to be standing on the stage for first place gaining generation 1 – 3 new Sales Leaders was beyond me! I was super super excited and very proud.

My parents stood on the stage 3 times during this part of recognition too, meaning they also won £300 (£100 for being on stage twice, £200 for being on stage three times). They are definitely great inspirations to all Avon ladies wanting to make a successful career out of this earnings opportunity.

Okay after that was another coffee break – but it was soon back into the room for more well deserved recognition.

My proudest Avon moment to date!

My proudest Avon moment to date!

Do you see that?! That’s my name on the big screen!

I was recognised for being the “fastest new Sales Leader to Senior Coordinator Level”. It took me just 2 campaigns!

I have a beautiful trophy to show for it and also 2 certificates at the end of the event.

 

Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015 awards for me!

Avon Elite Dinner and Leadership Live 2015 awards for me!

Avon Elite dinner and Leadership Live 2015 announcement and conclusion!

Next years holiday incentive destination was revealed…

Seville!

I am so hoping that I will be Advanced Leader when it comes to announcing the winners of this incentive next year as an All Inclusive, all expenses paid holiday sounds ideal to me.

Conclusion

I had an awesome time celebrating my new career and everybody’s achievement’s at our Avon Elite dinner and Leadership Live 2015 event. I already can not wait until next years event, and I am so ready to start working towards achieving a place on next years plane to Seville!

Well done to every one who achieved an incentive at the event, and thank you Avon for welcoming me, and hosting such a fantastic event.

Interested in an Avon career?

That’s fab! Why not get in touch with me, or learn more about the business here, I will be more than happy to help and have you on my award winning team.

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