I got to peek in on a few of these awesome sessions- it was a great WES indeed. How cool is North America for having all these speakers and sketch notes of their talks? I want one!
“We had an exciting North America Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA, September 5-7. Triple Diamonds Angie Somers and Carl Nilsson traveled all the way from Australia to be our guest speakers- and boy are we glad they did! The conference kicked off Friday night with Ray Keller and Mike Wilson getting us ready for the weekend and unveiling the theme for the weekend: Free: To have more, do more, and be more. We then got to hear the fun (and funny!) story of Angie and Carl.
Saturday morning was exciting as well with solid teaching from Dave Dornan, Andrew Mackay, and Angie Somers. The afternoon was filled with interesting breakouts from Amway and well as some time to digest all we were learning! The evening was memorable with much recognition. New pin levels were celebrated on stage including many new Platinums. It was an inspiring evening and Bob Andrews delivered an excellent talk to round off the night.
Sunday the conference came to a close and absolutely left us wanting more! The morning began with a panel of the weekend’s speakers. This was a first for us and something we hope to have again as it was very beneficial hearing a Q&A session with these extraordinary leaders. We had the wonderful pleasure and privilege of learning from Nancy Dornan. Her wisdom is like no other. Throughout the weekend we had a sketch artist taking “graphic notes”. Here you can see a picture of the notes we have memorialized from Nancy’s talk- now we will never forget all the insight she gave! Pete Matz was the perfect leader to close our weekend of learning to be Free: to have more, do more, and be more.
Diamond recognition is the best! Congrats to Vladimir & Lyudmila, and everyone for being a part of a powerful WES. Thanks for the great report back Russia!
“It’s always a long feel-good moment when you get to settle back and enjoy a three-day event referred to as WES. There was a lot to enjoy during summer events which offered a combination of erudite sayings, classy phrasing, exceptional original stories, stand-out performances. Speeches ranged from romantic and charming panel discussion at a tea-party with Diamonds and above gathered at a round table showcasing their considerable experience, to powerful impressive talks displaying breadth of talent, wideness of wisdom, clarity of focus. A memorable moment of Russian Network TwentyOne events this summer was a deeply emotive recognition of New Diamonds Vladimir and Lyudmila Mazurenko whose passion is evident not only in business but also in their youthful approach of life and absolute joy they share with everyone on their way.”
Looks like the heat didn’t bother anyone at this WES! Nothing stops our ABOs from great teaching or exciting recognition.
“The Summer Weekend Seminar has been conducted in Istanbul at WOW Convention Center on July 04-06. It was one of the best and unforgettable event with an Emerald recognition on Saturday evening. Ray Keller was one of the outstanding part of the event with his interesting story and the great teachings. His notes from DeVos’ presentation he made in 1972 was a breath holding moment of the Leaders Meeting. The theme of the event was MOVE, and we believe it will bring a great move to our market.”
I love how there were so many countries represented at this WES. Network 21 is such a rockin’ global community. Also, did you see all those speakers?! Wonder why they didn’t ask me…
“On two of the hottest days so far this year, the UK ABO’s created their own heat as they gathered at the impressive Hinckley Island hotel in the middle of the country for a fantastic WES. The numbers were bolstered by visitors from Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Scandinavia who were made very welcome. One of the strangest sights was seeing a seminar in the UK being translated into French and Russian, how great is it to be part of such an international business.
Everybody who attended was spoilt rotten by great speakers including Danny Andersen, Diamond Christina Wahlström and of course the UK’s very own Double Diamonds Trevor & Jackie Lowe. But without doubt the star of the show was our special guest speaker Cale Andrews from the US, who absolutely blew the audience away. His energy, enthusiasm, humour and wonderful teaching really had the room rocking.
The ABO’s were also able to enjoy a really good panel discussion where some of our most experienced leaders gave their answers on important questions about building the business. There was also the added bonus of two optional breakout sessions on the Saturday afternoon which covered the Fast Track programme and Social Media. These sessions were so good that the room was virtually full for both of them.
On the Saturday evening we were also able to celebrate with the recognition of two new Silver Producer couples. They were also very happy to be able to take their places in the new ‘Hot Spot’ VIP zone right at the front of the room, which was reserved for the new achievers who are really moving forward in the business. At the end of the weekend there was no doubt that everybody there was ready to MOVE! Now we are all looking forward to the next WES in November when Ray & Karla Keller will be in town.”
A memorable and inspirational weekend in Ukraine! They know to put on a Weekend Seminar. Where was my invite for the VIP zone?
“Another great event has been just finished! What is special about this event? First of all, it was a united event for all the Ukrainian groups. Our Diamond ABOs Vladimir and Milana Samokhini proved during the opening that the people from all 25 regions of Ukraine were present in the room. They named each region individually and asked to stand up participants from that part of the country, which caused the general delight and inspiration. It’s so great to feel that people from every corner of Ukraine came to one place united by the idea of business and its values!
The event gathered all Ukrainian Key Leaders under one roof: more than 50 Emerald and Founder Emerald couples, 19 Diamond and Founder Diamond couples, 3 EDC and above couples, 3 Amway Founder Council. But a real gift for everyone was made by our Crowns and above: Igor and Valeria Kharatin, Taras and Irina Demkura, Aleksey Mautanov and Vera Arhipova. A special interview with Crowns and above was a real highlight of the Dream Night. Before we started the interview MC did a great introduction of each member of the couple and asked the audience to help to find the Crowns and above in the venue, who meanwhile were sitting right on the sectors among other people. During the interview our top Leaders talked about the lessons they learned in this business and shared the most memorable moments and funny stories.
Our special guests at the event were Katalin Lovas and Peter Mercz . They made brilliant talks, sharing their story and experience. Katalin Lovas who has never worked as an employee in her life shared her vision of how to successfully combine so many roles women should play and were to get energy for the balanced life. We started the Sunday morning with the Blue Jeans meeting. Young participants of this event were invited to seat down in the VIP zone. I wish you could see those happy faces! To feel like a Diamond or Emerald – what can be a better motivation!”
When I heard about MOVE for the WES, I didn’t know it would include dancing! What a fun way to celebrate awesome achievements, keep it up you guys!
“On 21st and 22nd June Slovenes and Croats gathered in a small city Medvode for a big event. Expectations were high, but the experience was even better! Our local leaders warmed up the audience before our guest speakers – Diamonds from South Africa Martin & Tracy Hutchins. Martin and Tracy inspired us with their wisdom, touched us with their simplicity and made us laugh already at the beginning with their Beauty and the Beast nicknames. We decided not to be on eithers side, but we agree that together they are fabulous. After the first session they devote their special time to meet all new Leaders Club & above, new WES 20+ and VIP 5+ at the reception and take pictures with them. So many smiles, so many pictures, so many unforgettable moments!
Saturday evening was dreamy…Started with music and dancing. What a feeling when the whole venue was dancing! The absolute stars of the evening were new achievers, with two new Silver ABOs and one new Platinum on the top. They have proved that our market is on the MOVE!
On Sunday we learned from fantastic local leaders. Yes, we have the privilege to listen to local Diamond Maja Zupet more often than the rest of Europe. And so we did, enjoyed and absorbed her boundless energy and business dedication once again. Priceless.
Thank you all for a wonderful WES, we are looking forward to feel this fantastic atmosphere at Central European Regional Conference in October again. We cannot wait to see what Sean Henderson had in mind when he promised that ‘we gonna do something that has never been done ever before at one of your weekends.’ See you in October!”
Remind me next May to check out the WES in the US- I can learn from all my favorite speakers in one place!
“The East Coast of the US had an awesome WES in Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-18. The guest speaker was Diamond Staffan Ohlson. He is an excellent communicator and shared much wisdom and insight, in addition to his interesting story. We were lucky also to hear from David and Jules Dornan, Marg Hays, János Demeter, Andrew Mackay, Mike Wilson, Pete Matz, Jackie Lowe, Nancy Dornan, and a panel. Whew! Each leader teaches and inspires in unique ways, I know we gained considerable knowledge from all of them and are very grateful for their willingness to share with us.
These are just two of the nuggets of wisdom shared that weekend!
Pete Matz:” Winners never quit. They adjust.”
Jules Dornan:” You can learn the hard way, or trust the leaders.”
On the West Coast, we had a conference in California May 30-June 1. Guest speaker Ali Ghannadan shared immeasurable vision, teaching, and experience. Mike Wilson kicked off the seminar Friday as only Mike can do! The weekend was full of inspiring, smart speakers who developed the theme for the weekend- MOVE. We thought about what moves us and where we need to move next in our business. A great motivation is what Jerry Webb said Friday night: ” We’re not saying it’s easy, we’re saying it’s worth it.”
In addition to our guest speaker Ali, we learned from Dave Dornan, Jerry and Sharyn Webb, Jim Elliott, and Jim Janz. At both seminars we had the delight of celebrating new platinums! We had excellent Summer Conferences and are looking forward to our National Convention in September!”
Booking my ticket for their next WES. After reading this, I do not want to miss the next one!
“Getting ready for WES in Tallinn nobody could expect that it is going to go that way. IT WAS REAL BOOM OF EMOTIONS. Friday was summarized by our Guest Speaker: Massimo Bini- Executive Diamond from Italy, who gave everyone just fantastic lesson of Amway Business Building and Management based on Network TwentyOne learning system. His three speeches at WES were just one great lesson for everyone starting from those who are 1st time at WES up to Diamonds and above.
Saturday end up with tears while listening to Olga Levashova- Diamond from Ukraine, who touched everyone’s hearts and ensured that to have bright future it is only your decision.
On Sunday, Mats Holmberg- Diamond from Finland, ended WES with great Kick of Motivation to really MOVE forward and achieve new levels at next WES. It could not be better speech for the end of Sunday session.
In addition to those three great speakers, we had speeches from local leaders, who assured that this market is in good hands and it is going to grow.
Event was unforgettable also thanks to extraordinary set up, that took the breath away of many leaders who had been at many WES’s before.
But now, we are looking forward to GO DIAMOND in Hungary and following it Free Enterprise in Finland, where all Scandinavia and Baltics leaders are coming together to celebrate FREEdom with Dave and Jules Dornan- Founder Diamonds from USA.”
Next on my bucket list- go to 1 of 8 WES in India! I don’t know who I would rather learn from- Mike Wilson, Simon Thompson, or Ray Keller? Impossible to choose!
“The Convention for the month of April 2014 kicked off in 8 cities across India. Among the International Speakers we had the Diamond Direct Mike Wilson from USA, whose personal interaction mesmerized the Bangalore audience. Double Diamond Direct from Malaysia, Simon Thompson impressed the Delhi audience and Diamond Direct from USA, Ray Keller enthralled the Mumbai audience. Along with them we had an amazing line up of speakers from across India who added to flavor to the meet.
The Interaction between the Panel participants and the audience was vibrant. This was the first time a format like this was used at a convention organised by Network 21. Many people from the audience participated in the interactive discussion with the panel of Platinum’s present. The vibrancy of the interaction echoed among the participants and was very interesting.
As always the most exciting part of the convention was the recognition. It was amazing to celebrate the new achievers.”
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