Home & Garden Party Hosts National Rally for Thousands
When Home & Garden Party throws a Rally they make sure their independent Designers find the best in training, recognition, networking and fun while they are there.
Lisa Mobus traveled to Nashville, Tennessee in late July to spend three days at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center with Designers from across the country. The action-packed schedule included workshops, general sessions, a glamorous Awards Banquet, and a first time ever New Product Carnival, set up like a hometown fair with booths, demonstrations, product displays, games, music and old-fashioned fun.
Home & Garden Party President Penny Carlile's eyes light up when she describes National Rally, held every summer:
"We focus on our achievers, because it's a chance to honor them in front of so many other Designers that have the same opportunity to succeed," she said. "For everyone who makes the trip, National Rally is like a combination of family reunion, the Academy Awards, a County Fair, and a professional meeting - all in three days!"
Attendees of Home & Garden Party's recent Rally chose workshops to increase their professional skills as Designers and as leaders.
"So many of our people have the potential to accomplish their dreams - at National Rally we try to give them the tools and excitement they need to take their business to a new level," says Steve Carlile, Penny's husband and CEO of Home & Garden Party.
At National Rally 2004, Lisa Mobus, Diamond Designer & Leader, sat in the back of the room during the annual awards ceremony and watched other Designers receive awards for their personal sales, sponsoring and team leadership skills.
Being a new Designer, this was a goal inspiring experience for her. That night last July, she decided that she would be on stage in 2005, sharing the spotlight with her peers who were being recognized for their achievements, hard work and perseverance. Mobus realized her dream by putting one very practical idea into practice - asking absolutely everyone who she came in contact with about Home & Garden Party home parties, fundraisers or book shows if they had ever thought about doing what she does as a Designer.
On July 28, 2005, Ms. Mobus was recognized as a Top Sponsor for the 2004-2005 Rally year for her achievements as a leader.
Ms. Mobus states, "It is such an honor to share the Home & Garden Party stage and celebrate the success of your team and your personal efforts. I hope that every Designer who attended Rally this year takes home a new goal to change their own lives and the lives of others. Everyone has the power to make a difference. It is simply a choice between 'go for it and reach your personal best through sharing your spirit with others' and 'watch others do what you almost tried to do'. No one wants to be the one thinking 'I wish I had...' or 'I wish I did', especially when it comes to the power of uplifting the spirit and life of another person."
In addition to the sponsoring award, Mobus was also recognized for being a company Record Breaker for the most new Designers in one month, New Designer of the Year for her first year sales, and Penny Carlile's President's Award - the Red Rose of Excellence.
"Penny's award was the most inspiring. To be given that honor is a privilege that comes with the responsibility to pass on what you have learned and be a good role model for others," says Mobus.
Home & Garden Party offers a unique combination of decorating products, training, compensation and marketing support to more than 28,000 independent Designers in the United States. Designers offer high-quality products to enliven any home, including stoneware pottery, candles and fragrance lamps, framed art, florals, bakeware, and accessories for both home and garden. Penny and Steve Carlile founded the company in their hometown of Marshall, Texas with a goal to offer the best in products, service, and opportunity. Home & Garden Party is a proud member of the Direct Selling Association, upholding the highest standards for the industry with a culture of integrity, caring and superior service.
For more information about the Home & Garden Party Designer Opportunity, fundraisers, or products, please contact Lisa Mobus, Diamond Designer & Leader at (845) 325-6561.
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