L1 Leadership Level
PRO Member Since: 2008
How I Use PRO: ”We” use PRO to market the PRO U Memberships. I say “we” because I am a member of the iProSynergy Team that I co-founded in December 2010 with fellow PRO members Jann Thomassen (Norway) and Helene Thituson (Sweden). We pooled our talents and just a few months later we were honored to be awarded with one of three Master Marketing Awards presented at last month’s 7th MME in Phoenix.
I have also had the privilege of working alongside one of PRO’s top female producers, Lena Bjorna. First, as her personal assistant and more recently as sales development director, an experience that I have enjoyed every step of the way. I have even done a stint calling leads for PRO! With the skills I have acquired in the PRO training platform I have been able to do online marketing consultancy for offline businesses and to conduct IM seminars for corporate executives. I knew nothing about Internet marketing when I got started!
I opted to sell the PRO U Memberships because they are a valuable and much needed resource for business owners, both online and off. The Pay Plan is very lucrative and the new PRO Elite program makes selling this business model extremely easy! There is something for everyone in this plan.
My Favorite PRO U Course: PRO “WHY” (I thought I knew my “why” until I did this … seriously!)
My Personal “WHY”: My children, my invalid mother who is the most positive person I know and just an inner desire to make my mark on the world … a desire to achieve something great that will have a positive impact on others.
My Favorite Training Call/Webinar: Jay’s “99%” call and JJ’s Wake Up call! (I usually listen to the recordings.)
My 3 Favorite Marketing Strategies:
- Facebook PPC
- Article Marketing
- Video Marketing
My Family Life: My family IS my life … my husband Garth, my children Jessica, Allison and Joshua and my step-children Stephen, Ceri and Luke. They are my joy and they have sacrificed a lot as I have traveled this road … I love you guys! Then there’s my 3 dogs, our birds and 2 horses.
My Favorite Quotes:
“Do something good, something positive for someone else today. But do it in the knowing that there’s no way they can ever repay you.” ~ John Jackson
“I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~The Bible (Philippians 4:13)My Favorite Charitable Organization: Trumpet Call Ministries International
How I Spend My Free Time: Playing chess with my son, going to the movies and the waterfalls or beach with my family. Going out for dinner with my husband. Laughing as my youngest daughter shares her many stories and talking to my older daughter who now lives in the U.S.
Top Five Items On My “Bucket List”:
- Travel across the U.S. with my family from Florida to Canada.
- Sponsor children who want to go to University but can’t afford it.
- Write a book. (Or a few books!)
- Go to Israel with my family.
- Master the art of Public Speaking.
I’m Currently Reading: “Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness” by Jeffrey H. Gitomer
Book, Nook or Kindle? Book
My Last Celebrity Encounter: Bob Marley and Peter Tosh
What’s Playing Right Now On My iPod:
- “Lullaby of Birdland” by Sarah Vaughan
- “The Girl From Ipanema” by Astrud Gilberto
- “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker
- “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, Sarah Vaughan’s version
- “Best Friend” by Deborahe Glasgow
My Favorite Movie: “Gone With The Wind” with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
My Favorite Food: Chinese Food in Jamaica (Hakka style) and dim sum
My Pet Peeves: Whining and slow Internet (ugh) … and I don’t like to be called “dear”!
My Nickname: “Miss Mel” to family and close friends in Ja.
My Advice For Brand New PRO Members: Plug in, stay connected and committed and never EVER give up. Believe that you can and will do it. It’s not a matter of IF but WHEN! And be REAL with your prospects!
The One Thing I’d Most Like To Change About The World: Racial injustice.
My Favorite Holiday: Disney World, Orlando Florida with my family … the ideal family trip.
If I Could Meet One Person From History It Would Be: Eva deRoux, my grandmother on my mother’s side. She was the first woman in Jamaica to drive a car, and I have been told, a very powerful and kind woman. She died the year before I was born.
Something Surprising About Me: I used to brand my own bulls at 18 years old when I took over our family property in Jamaica after my dad died and my mum had a massive stroke that same year. My husband and I still live on and run this property and my mum (now 80) lives with us.
“What sets Melanie apart is her relentless determination and her ability to see past any obstacles that come between her and her goal to achieve success. Spend just a few minutes with Melanie and you’ll quickly discover her enormous heart for service. She is passionate about supporting her team and the entire PRO community and being able to make a difference in her world.” ~ John Jackson, VP of Leadership Development
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