In addition to team meetings and conference calls, and the training I seek out myself, simply because I’m addicted to education and learning things, my corporate partner (Passion Parties) offers some incredible training from very well renowned people in all aspects of our industry.
Pursuit of Happyness Author and Passion Parties Convention Give Women Hope In Tough Economy
Chris Gardner and Oxygen TV Host Sue Johanson Speak in Las Vegas March 1-2
LAS VEGAS – February 25, 2010 – From March 1-2, New York Times bestselling author Chris Gardner and sexual educator Sue Johanson of Talk Sex with Sue Johanson will address more than 1,500 women at the Passion Parties 16th annual convention.
In 2006, Gardner chronicled his journey from homeless single father to Wall Street visionary, in The Pursuit of Happyness, which became a blockbuster movie starring Will Smith. For many Nevada women, Gardner’s message of starting over is even more poignant now. In January 2010, the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation confirmed that unemployment rose in the Las Vegas area to 13.1 percent.
“Passion Parties is honored to have Mr. Gardner speak at our national convention because we share similar philosophies,” said Passion Parties President Pat Davis. “We believe that you can determine the success in your life based on your own efforts. I want women everywhere — especially the women of Las Vegas — to know that despite challenging unemployment rates, they can rebuild their lives and become financially successful with Passion Parties. Our top saleswomen earn six-figure incomes annually, and more than 34 women operate Passion Parties businesses generating over $1 million in annual sales.”
Passion Parties is North America’s leading in-home party plan company specializing in sensual products and romance accessories. Since 1994, more than 94,000 women have joined the organization.
At the beginning of March, Passion Parties sales consultants from all over the United States and Canada will convene in Las Vegas for the company’s annual convention. At the event, Gardner will share information from his new book, Start Where You Are: Life Lessons In Getting From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be, which aims to help people who have been forced to start over with little or nothing because of the difficult economic climate. (Amistad. Hardcover $26.99).
TV personality Johanson will also be featured at the Passion Parties convention providing sexual health tips and information to the company’s sales force. From 2002 until 2008, Johanson hosted Talk Sex with Sue Johanson, a live phone-in program airing on Oxygen TV. The show appears in repeats on the network and currently airs in Brazil, Canada, Israel and in 20 European countries in five languages on ClubTV. In addition to being a sexual educator, Johanson is a Registered Nurse and she conducts a live monthly training call exclusively for Passion Parties.
“Passion Parties prides itself on providing our consultants with the best resources,” said Davis. “We are delighted that Sue Johanson is sharing her expertise on sexual health with our sales force.”
To become a Passion Parties consultant, women must be at least 18 years old. For the minimal cost of $149, a woman purchases a starter kit with passion products to re-sell at parties. She also receives training materials and a team leader, as a mentor to help with business goals and development. The company also provides ongoing seminars on sexual health and techniques with industry experts such as Johanson.