A few years back, I had an idea for a manual to train new distributors/IBOs to use in their own Quixtar/Amway Global businesses. Quixtar/Amway Global has a policy that all Business Support Materials that involve the business opportunity must have the materials reviewed by the corporate muckity-mucks. At the time, I was under the impression that only IBOs that had achieved an advanced level in the compensation plan could submit materials for review.
That impression was either wrong, or it has been changed. I recently found out that TEX, has submitted a PowerPoint presentation to Amway Global for review and the presentation has been approved. Tex has told me that he was not aware of any restrictions with an IBO not being able to get content reviewed, now or in the past. He felt this belief was probably a "myth" from the upline to keep the IBO's in line, as any other approvals would be a threat to their tool scam.
"The content review was slow. I had largely put this presentation together in my head, and when I was talking with Chuck (Speaking of Amway) a few months ago, he told me he recently had a presentation approved. I thought it would take a long time, and was happy with using the plan from the various tools I bought, with important verbal differences noted, which you will see visually, later in this presentation,....(By the way, Amway didn't have any issue with this issue). Chuck said it went pretty quick, so I decided to give it a shot. Plus, I wasn't in any rush, given Amway still needed to make some changes, especially in the rules, before I wanted to spend a lot of time, effort and money in building the business.
Everything went pretty well, until I was asked to get permission from Robert Kiyosaki for using his ESBI quadrant. Getting this permission took 3-4 months, as he was in the middle of a lawsuit with the lady who co-wrote many of his books with him. After that was finally settled out of court, it took another couple of months and a lot of prodding the Amway employee to move the presentation through all of the reviews. Amway made a few minor changes, especially adding in the disclaimers, which I felt were going overboard, given we are required to leave a brochure behind explaining these issues. All in all, it wasn't difficult, I just had some special circumstances with Kiyosaki, and had to keep on top of people to move through the process."
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I'll be posting slides of Tex's PowerPoint Presentation over the next few weeks. It's important to note that nobody would be able to use the presentation unless they use it exactly as it was approved. Also the presentation is presented here as an example and for information purposes and to gather opinions rather than as an official prospecting/sponsoring act. No one is able to contact Tex directly through this blog, except in the comments.
The Following Is From Tex:
SHOWING THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY--TEX'S WAY
"In the PowerPoint presentation, the contents are "loaded" in several steps, to allow the presenter the opportunity to cover the portion they want prior to moving on, and keep the audience focused on each portion, rather than "wandering" on other portions of the slide as the presentation is being made. For example, this slide starts with the top part only, and each row of text is added as the presenter moves forward in the slide show.UPDATE: 12/1/08 2:52PM
This presentation is largely based on the TEAM presentation at Open meetings I attended, with some content added from other presentations I've seen and liked. My original goal was to get the entire TEAM whiteboard presentation on one sheet of paper, in about 10-12 "panels" on a sheet of paper, and I was successful in doing this.
On this first slide, the motto is from Orrin's motto of "Have fun, make money, and make a difference", with some minor yet profound changes.
The text could include some or all of the following, or whatever the presenter would like to cover. I mostly wanted a presentation that could be read and follow the pictures to tell the "story" that appear on the other slides. I wouldn't spend more than 1-2 minutes on this first slide, an introductory/alignment slide."
Slide has been removed at the request of Amway Global. An explanation is in the comments section. More info forthcoming. Sorry.