Australian Winners Announced

Back in May, our company chairman Steve Van Andel announced that $100,000 would be donated to Amway One by One as part of the Amway Australia 40th anniversary. Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) and staff nominated 36 excellent projects that touched them and demonstrated meaningful work for children in need.

After careful deliberation, 8 projects were chosen to receive funds:

  • Heart Kids – helping children with heart disease, the leading cause of infant death
  • Indigenous Learning Centre at Orana – helping indigenous children learn to read, write and use computers
  • Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane – providing a new twin neonatal crib for seriously ill and premature babies
  • Cystic Fibrosis – providing six nebulizers for better for faster treatment for families that can’t afford them
  • Autism – providing early intervention for children suffering autism on the Gold Coast
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia – helping infants who have undergone major surgery for congenital abnormalities with research and early intervention
  • Disabled Child Sport – providing sports equipment for children in Western Australia living with disabilities
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa – helping children who suffer from a painful genetic skin condition with camp for kids and respite support for family members

At a recent staff meeting in Australia, employees discussed how some of these causes affected them personally. They, along with Amway IBOs, have made this initiative their own, and brought us closer to families and children in the communities that we live and work. Check out Amway’s One by One Campaign for Children now.

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5 Ways to Share Content at Your Next Event

Events (both great and small) are a perfect way to share information to outside users live. People love to know what’s going on event if they can’t be sitting in the audience with you.

1: Twitter – Tweeting live (in our opinion) is always the most effective way to communicate when you are involved in large event. Take full advantage of this and use the event hashtags to generate online support for user around the world. 2: Facebook – Always let people know what you are doing in the business. Creating a simple insighful comment on your Facebook profile will create interest about what you are doing, and why people need to get involved. 3: Video – People love video content, it puts the users into the drivers seat. If you haven’t created a Youtube account do it, it’s so easy to upload video through your mobile device. 4: Blog – Engage the audience and other bloggers to talk openly about about the event, this create positve online word of mouth. 5: Website – Never underestimate the power of a simple website, social media platforms are great but you need to have all of your content backed up and websites are perfect for this. For more Social Media Tips checkout Carl’s presentation via SlideShare here or follow him on Twitter here

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Amway’s Direct Selling Thrives with Social Media

More than 2,000 people joined the celebrations for the opening on Saturday 21 May. It was an amazing and fun filled day. To see some photos, log in to Amway’s website or check out our Facebook Page and visit the Melbourne Business Centre Page. View The Australian and The Age articles.

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A Celebration 36 Floors Up

Amway’s global chairman Steve Van Andel flew in to Australia to help celebrate our 40th Birthday and open our new Business Centre in Melbourne.

For many people Friday nights are notorious for afternoon drinks and this Friday was particularly special.  Located on level 36 of the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney sits Blu Bar, one of the city’s highest and most prestigious bars. This setting was a perfect way to kick off the weekend celebrations and the opening of the new Melbourne Business Centre. Check out some of the snaps below!

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Who Is Zac Video Competition

What a response we had! Thank you to everyone who entered the Who Is Zac competition, we were overwhelmed with fantastic, creative and inspiring entries. We hope you had as much fun making them as we had judging them! Tell us what you think of the winning entry and other great videos on our Amway Facebook Page. See you winning entry now on our Amway Youtube Channel.

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Amway Grows to $9.2 Billion in 2010

Amway is now a $US 9.2 billion company which grew by 9.5% in 2010. We have also helped 8 million children and donated $US141 million to help children through our One by One program. Strong growth across global markets as direct seller gains market share; brand-building momentum drives 10th sales increase in 11 years. For the full story visit Amway News.

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