4 Fun Ways to Host Virtual Events From Home

4 Fun Ways to Host Virtual Events From Home

Now, more than ever, people are looking for entertainment and FUN from home!

And, while you may not be able to go to someone’s home or an event space to share Origami Owl® in person, that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce someone to Origami Owl in a fun and personal way!

In fact, we’re hearing from MANY Designers who say more people are open and wanting to have virtual Origami Owl events with their friends and shop for gifts!

We spoke with four leaders who are sharing Origami Owl’s jewelry virtually via four key platforms.

Here are 4 Fun Ways You Can Host Virtual Events From Home:

1. Facebook Event Senior Director Melissa Davis has shifted her Sip ‘N Sparkles to Facebook online events that open for a maximum of five days with just one day for a short, live event that’s one evening for one hour.

Why does she love it? It keeps the virtual event easy, fast and fun. “Everybody can spend an hour doing something like this and I only do it at 8 o’clock or later because dinner is done, dishes are done, and kids might be going to bed…”

How do you use it? Set up a Facebook event just two days before the actual event and make your Hostess a co-host so she can invite attendees. Use features such as going Live, polls, LocketBuilder and your My O2 Connection app to share images of jewelry.

Watch her Facebook Live Event training from the O2 Designer News from the Nest Facebook Group here.

2. Zoom Executive Vice President Tami Butcher is a big fan of Zoom for its flexibility and its capacity (up to 100 people for larger online gatherings).

Why does she love it? Tami often uses the platform for her team meetings and online “community coffee chat” or “community Happy Hour” gatherings to provide her team members, friends and family with space to connect. She typically invites someone from the community to provide value – a council person or a doctor from the community to share information, for instance.

She also uses Zoom to help her new Designers host Launch Parties to get their businesses off the ground.

How do you use it? Make sure you have great lighting, solid Internet and a professional setting for your Zoom. Get familiar with the features such as group muting if you need to control the interactions. Tami recommends focusing on privacy settings to “keep the creepers out.” Try to keep the password simple and easy to remember for your guests so they don’t miss out.

3. House Party House Party is a social media app that has picked up steam in recent months. The app gives users the chance to play games and participate in quizzes with up to eight users.

Director Julie Schuster loves the app and has received a positive response from her VIPs.

Why does she love it? The app is all about having fun together, so Julie loves diving into the games and seeing everyone laughing and having a good time. It’s one big reason she prefers it over Facebook because it feels “more personal” and “they have games to pick from.”

How do you use it? You, the VIP and the Customers need to download the app in advance. Next, have the jewelry you want to showcase and any “extras” you plan to give away for Happy Mail ready to go.

Keep in mind your party’s length. “I don’t want the party to be too long because I know they’re looking forward to the games! I first start by asking the guests to introduce themselves so that I can get an idea of what they like and how they know the Party Host. I show the My First Locket, Claras (of course because they’re super sparkly and it catches their attention!), a Watch and inscriptions Bar necklace.”

4. BeLive on Facebook
Vice President Heather Hall is a BIG fan of BeLive (available at BeLive.TV) and shared her tips on the O2 Virtual Academy Facebook Group in this video.

Why does she love it? BeLive is a user-friendly, live streaming platform that lets you share graphics, videos and interact with event attendees easily. It also provides stats to tell you how well your attendees are interacting. Plus, you can invite guests to talk! So, if you want to give your Hostess an opportunity to speak to attendees, you can have her on, too!

How do you use it? Use the platform for team or Customer events in groups, pages or your profile. Simply give permission to the app in all areas to host in your preferred location.

 

Be sure to join the O2 Virtual Facebook Group here for more tips and training – we have exciting new Virtual Event Outlines and ideas coming soon!

Now is the Time to Come Together

Now is the Time to Come Together

Be a Part of Something Bigger + Grow Your Connections

We believe in spreading light, love and happiness; feeding the hungry and comforting the sick; making a difference in the lives of others. By telling stories and connecting as a community, we can create a ripple of kindness and help others discover what they need – during good times and in challenging ones.

Let’s come together – you can help potential Designers be part of something bigger while also earning extra money to help with the bills or help others.

We want to come together as a community and help New Designers find the connections they need right now. That’s why anyone who starts their business in May can get our limited-time Come Together Kit for just $20 USD | $26 CAD! And, when they generate 100 PV or more by May 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT, they can receive a FREE upgrade to the Essentials Kit with key jewelry, Take Out Menus and more – a $350 USD | $440 CAD value!*

The limited-time Come Together Kit includes:

  • A FREE, personalized online shop to start sharing right away
  • 3-month free trial of My O2 Connection App for state-of-the-art social sharing with hundreds of social media images, an integrated email system, tracking notifications and so much more!
  • 20-50% commission on all jewelry sold.
  • Community, free training and support always!

If your New Designer meets the qualifications,* we’ll mail the upgraded kit to them by mid-June.

AAAANNNDDD don’t forget about our ongoing “The Best Is Yet to Come” Designer Quick-Start Incentive! From March 1 through July 31, 2020, New Designers who generate 250 PV, either in their enrollment month or the month after their enrollment month, will receive an exclusive Inscriptions® Silver Horizontal Bar Necklace that says, “The Best is Yet to Come” in a special font that will ONLY appear on this special piece. More details here.

For Existing Designers Who Sponsor in May

Existing Designers – we want YOU to Come Together and help your New Designers get connected! When you help a New Designer start their business with any starter kit in May and they generate 100 PV by May 31, 2020 and you also generate 100 PV by May 31, you’ll earn the exclusive look valued at more than $90 USD | $120 CAD for FREE!*

This exclusive look is our beloved Vertical Bar Living Locket® Necklace in SILVER with Fuchsia Shimmer Swarovski Stardust Crystals and Ball Station Chain, PLUS our popular Teardrop Disc Drop Earrings in SILVER! This is the ONLY way you can get this look!

*Please note, Sponsors may earn one Designer Exclusive look for each New Designer who meets the qualifications in May. Substitutions may apply based on available supply.

Social Media Images to Share

We’ve added 3 social media images to your My O2 Connection app under “Promotions” for you to share with potential Designers! Be sure to swipe down to refresh your app.We’ve also added two images you can share with your team under “O2 Business.”

We’ve also added two flyers in the PDF section of your app to capture the promotional details and how to earn 100 PV.

FAQs on the “Come Together” Designer Incentive

Here are FAQs on the “Come Together” Designer incentive.

Now is the time to come together and build a stronger community!

Come Together With New Monthly Exclusives in May

Come Together With New Monthly Exclusives in May

Available May 1 – 31, 2020

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go this May with an exclusive offer your Customers are going to love!

Watch as Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert shares our May Monthly Exclusives:

May Customer Exclusive: Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go and enjoy an extra-special treat featuring more than 1,300 genuine Swarovski Crystals! Just for the month of May, when you or your Customers spend over $50 USD | $65 CAD, you’ll get to choose an exclusive Swarovski® Wrap Bracelet for only $29 USD | $38 CAD, while supplies last*.

Here are the bracelets that will be available while supplies last:

Crystal Vintage Rose Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6 1/2 – 8″ – SOLD OUT
Crystal Pink Ombre Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6 1/2-8″ – SOLD OUT
Crystal Dark Blue Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6 1/2 – 8″ -SOLD OUT
Crystal Aqua Ombré Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6 1/2 – 8″
Crystal Aqua Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6 1/2 – 8″
Crystal Blush Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6 1/2 – 8″

Crystal Camo Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6 1/2 – 8″

Crystal Jet Swarovski Living Locket Double Wrap Bracelet 6-8″ – SOLD OUT
Crystal Red Swarovski Living Locket Double Wrap Bracelet 6-8″ – SOLD OUT
Crystal Mint Swarovski Living Locket Double Wrap Bracelet 6-8″

 

Retail Value: Up to $78 USD | $98 CAD

Shareable Social Media Assets

We’ve added a May Monthly Exclusives flyer in the “PDFs” section of your app and four images to the “Monthly Exclusives” section of your app. Be sure to swipe down to refresh your mobile app!

Here are FAQs on this offer.

VIP Exclusive Shop: Share Stories. Shop. Earn Free Jewelry.

May VIPs can choose an exclusive look for FREE, or at a discount**, in the VIP Exclusive Shop, including our NEW! Petite Gold Black Enamel Heart Living Locket Set, plus three other beautiful looks you can’t get any other way!

The look includes a Petite Gold Twist Living Locket with a Sparkle Face, Mini Black Color-Plated Heart Charm, 16-19″ Gold and Black Enamel Heart Station Chain, Gold + Black Enamel Hearts Bangle and Gold + Black Enamel Hearts Stud Earrings.

Retail Value: $102 USD | $131 CAD

Retail Value: Up to $102 USD | $131 CAD

Shareable Social Media Assets

We’ve added a new image to the “Monthly Exclusives” section of your app. Be sure to swipe down to refresh your mobile app!

Give Back with Our Force For Good Shop

Continuing our mission to a Force For Good®, as a community, we want to do our part to bring joy, comfort and peace to those who need it the most.

Origami Owl® will give $.50 from every exclusive Plate purchased in the Force For Good Shop back to our Live Sparkly® fund to immediately bless individuals and families in need.

Retail Value: Up to $10 USD | $13 CAD

Get the details.

Come Together + Get an Upgrade For Free+

We want to come together as a community and help New Designers find the connections they need right now. That’s why anyone who starts their business in May can get our limited-time Come Together Kit for just $20 USD | $26 CAD! And, when they generate 100 PV or more by May 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT, they can receive a FREE upgrade to the Essentials Kit with key jewelry, Take Out Menus and more – a $350 USD | $440 CAD value!* Plus, we have something for our amazing Designers who joined before this month can earn – a Designer Exclusive look that you will love!

Learn more here.

*Available May 1-31, 2020. While supplies last. Substitutions may apply.
**Earn for free, or at a discount, with qualifying Jewelry Bar®. Looks in the VIP Exclusive Shop are available while supplies last. Substitutions may apply.

+ New Designer must achieve 100 PV by May 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT to receive an upgrade to the Essentials Kit for free, retail value of $350 USD | $440 CAD.

Look What You’re Earning With the You Matter Rewards Program

Look What You’re Earning With the You Matter Rewards Program

We LOVE seeing your feedback about the You Matter Rewards Program and all the amazing items you’ve already redeemed with your Points. From toys for your kids to luxury laptop sleeves, Charm Cases and O2 swag, your shopping sprees are absolutely delightful!

Remember, for every 1 PV you generate, you get 2 You Matter Rewards Point. Plus, we reward you with BONUS Points when you hit monthly PV milestones; when your New Designers generate PV and when you promote up! Here are more details on the program. 

Whether you want immediate gratification to purchase a smaller item with your Points, or save up for something big like a refrigerator, iWatch or other pricier items. Go to YouMatterRewards.com to let your eyes do the shopping.

Take a peek at what some of you have already purchased with your Points:

Kathleen Leonard, Senior Team Leader

“This is my granddaughter, Athena. Today we received another toy from the You Matters Rewards Program! A Baby Shark puzzle!! 🦈Did you know your items from the You Matter Rewards Program ship FREE?! It is easy to redeem the points and you can choose from a variety of items. You can spend or save your points. I just love it. #origamiowl

 

Kristen Dillon,

“So I’ve been bored at home like everyone. I decided to try out the new You Matter Rewards and see what things I could buy with my points and to learn how it works. There hasn’t been anything I have wanted, until I was looking at the toys for my kids. Well look at what they had, a Tony Stark Funko Pop!!! I was so excited! Tony Stark aka Iron Man is my hero 🤣🤣. The process was soooooo easy!! You just add to cart, fill in your address info and that’s it. I placed the order on Tuesday this week and got it today, only 3 days! Anyway, just wanted to share that with you all. I’m going to go smile at my new Funko friend since we are socially isolating over here.”

Melissa Pollard-Taylor, Senior Director

“I had my eye on this rose gold Kate Spade laptop sleeve from the moment I logged in to the site to check out all the rewards. I’ve been carrying around my laptop without one and I knew I needed to protect it. To be honest, I would never splurge on a designer product for myself so when I saw it, I said, ‘I’m earning that for myself!.’ I was surprised that I was able to do it within a month. Our points are so generous! As soon as my points were loaded in, I grabbed this beauty. It was such an easy check out process, it only took 5 minutes and I received my reward in a week! It’s so fun choosing my own incentives and working towards them.”

 

 

Redeem something? Show it to us! Post a picture of what you “purchased” with your You Matter Rewards Program Points and tag @OrigamiOwl and #YouMatterRewards.

Give Back with Our Force For Good Shop in May

Give Back with Our Force For Good Shop in May

We want to do our part to bring joy, comfort and peace to those who need it the most as part of our mission to be a Force For Good.

This month, we’ve added four, new custom-inscribed Plates that give back to our annual Live Sparkly campaign, which blesses the lives of families and individuals who need a little sparkle back in their lives! Origami Owl will give $.50 from every exclusive Plate purchased in the Force For Good Shop to our Live Sparkly® fund.

Here are the Plates (and other items!) that are now available in the shop under Shop > New + Now > Shop For a Cause > Live Sparkly :

  • Recently Added! Large Black “Start Each Day with a Grateful Heart” Plate – PB9329 $10 USD | $13 CAD
  • Recently Added! Medium Black “Let’s Move Mountains” Plate – PB9323 $8 USD | $10 CAD
  • Recently Added! Medium Black “You Matter” Plate – PB9317 $8 USD | $10 CAD
  • Recently Added! Medium Rose Gold “You Matter” Plate – PR9202 $8 USD | $10 CAD
  • Silver Petite Twist Living Locket with Spring Multicolor Swarovski® Crystals – SP2327 $49 USD | $64 CAD

Plate Retail Value: Up to $10 USD | $13 CAD

Shareable Social Media Assets

We’ve added five images to the “Monthly Exclusives” section of your app. Be sure to swipe down to refresh your mobile app!

And, if you or your Customer has purchased an item from our Shop for a Cause that supports Live Sparkly to give back to those impacted by COVID-19, THANK YOU! Here’s a quick update about how those purchases have immediately helped families.

Here are more details in FAQs.

Update About The O2 Experience Convention

Update About The O2 Experience Convention

We’ve heard your questions and want to share that The O2 Experience is still on July 23 – 25, 2020 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee!

We are staying closely connected to our event planning partners in Nashville and following the CDC’s current recommendations. At this time, we are planning to have this event in-person, however, if that changes due to ongoing issues with COVID-19, we will shift to a virtual event, which will be filled with the same inspiration, product launches, update on programs, training and of course, “Everybody Gets One” that you’re so used to.

Please note, as previously shared, tickets are non-refundable, but we are happy to ensure you get the value from your ticket that was paid.Ticket transfers are available for purchase made after February 23 until June 30, 2020. A payment plan option is now available until May 31, 2020. Final payments must be received by no later than July 1, 2020. In addition, we are THRILLED to share that we are extending our Early-Bird registration rate of just $225 USD | $292 CAD!

Visit OrigamiOwlEvents.com to register and get more details. <<

Here are the Convention FAQs.

Convention Recognition – Hit Your Best Recognition Level by May 31 + Nominate Someone For Our O2 Culture Awards

Also, don’t forget – we will be recognizing many of you at The O2 Experience and our recognition time frame ends May 31, 2020.

Take a look at the criteria for recognition, and also be sure to nominate someone you know for a Culture Award – we want to recognize deserving Designers with The Heart of O2, Force For Good and other special awards. Here are the details for Convention recognition.

Here’s how to nominate someone for an O2 Culture Award.

Best Hotel Offer We’ve Ever Had – Tons of Benefits for Staying at the Omni Hotel!

Stay at the Omni – a four-star hotel, but available for YOU at a two-star price, and you’ll be able to saunter downstairs to join us for this incredible event!

PLUS, we’re doing things we’ve NEVER done before and making the offers sweeter to stay at the Omni.

Not only are you getting the BEST rate possible for these dates, (seriously, rooms at the Omni Nashville Hotel are over $500/night on Expedia/TripAdvisor/Orbitz/Hotwire/etc.!), but we’re throwing in free breakfast on Friday and Saturday morning, along with SO.MUCH.MORE.

Here are three more reasons to stay at the Omni:

  • The safest part of downtown Nashville. This high-class hotel is in a safe corridor with impeccable service. While you may find cheaper hotels further away from downtown, it may not be as safe as this prime location.
  • Reduce the commute & crazy traffic. Nashville is a BUSY metropolis. Don’t want to fight traffic with the rental car? Save money! Stay at the Omni Nashville Hotel and there’s no worrying about driving and paying new parking fees every day or for an Uber/Lyft. (More on parking costs at the Omni Nashville Hotel coming soon!).
  • PRIZES!!!!!!! We want to be together as an O2 family, and that means we’re going to reward and give away so many prizes to those who stay at the Omni Nashville Hotel!

Designers registered at the Omni Nashville Hotel will be entered into a drawing to win*:

    • One-time credit of $500 in merchandise credit (Value: $500)
    • Three (3) Lockets (3 different winners) to commemorate our time in Nashville – specially designed by Chrissy (Value: Priceless!)
    • Three (3) Lockets (3 different winners) to commemorate our time in Nashville (drawn from a list of New Designers) – specially designed by Bella.  (Value: Incalculable!)
    • 30 Designers selected for a private reception with the Founders where photos will be taken, framed and presented to the Designers as a post-event keepsake (Value: Immeasurable!)
    • One-hour coaching session to be accomplished post event with Vanessa Ramos, or one of her team members via Zoom (Value: I Can’t Even Begin to Say!)
    • Lunch with Tyson and Shawn for four (4) Designers (Value: Be Still My Beating Heart!)
    • Four (4) tickets to tour the Ryman Auditorium
    • Four (4) tickets to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame
    • Two (2) complimentary registrations (2 different winners) for 2021 Experience
    • Additional drawings to be added as time goes on during Convention!

*PLEASE NOTE: These great benefits are exclusive only to those staying at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Names of all Designers staying in room must be listed on the rooming list to be included in the drawing.

Host Hotel Information

Omni Nashville Hotel
250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

  • Single/Double rate is $225/night
  • Triple rate is $245/night
  • Quad rate is $255/night

> Visit OrigamiOwlEvents.com to book your hotel room after you register. <<

Read the FAQs for more details on the host hotel.