Feature Friday: Double Master Diana

Diana Minakakis put herself through Graduate School the old fashioned way: she actually attended classes in person for over 3 years at night.  And she did it while working a full time job and running her Fantasia Home Parties business on the side. Over the past 10 years, her sales have been so high that I had the honor of presenting her with a Diamond Level award. And you know, that in essence giver her another masters degree. A masters degree in direct sales!

When people ask you “what do you do?” how do you describe your business?
I usually say I am a Romance Specialist or if I’m feeling frisky I say, “I sell sex toys!” That always gets the conversation started and then I tell them about all of the other products we have besides toys. More often than not, this is how I get my bookings. I always let people know how tasteful and fun my parties are and I make sure to let them know that I have been in the business for 10 years, so I’m a pro they can trust!
What is the funniest story or situation you can think of involving your business/what you sell?
My mom decided to change her career a few years ago and went back to school. She didn’t know anyone in her classes and hadn’t made any friends right away. One day she overheard her classmates talking about how much fun it would be to get the girls together and have a “ladies only” party. My mom turned to them and said, “Oh, my daughter is a Fantasia Representative.” Not only did my mom suddenly make a bunch of new friends, but I got a great party out of it. Come to think of it, I think it may be time for them to have a reunion party!
Besides Fantasia Home Parties–what else are you involved in? Family? Do you have a day job?
I have a full-time day job, which is pretty demanding but I always make time for fun. My husband and I recently bought our first home, so we love having people over. We also travel quite a bit. I’m very involved in the arts so I spend a lot of time at museums, concerts, and the theater. I also read a lot of books and practice the piano when I can.
What personal goal is your Fantasia business helping you to achieve?
For the longest time, my goal was to make it into the Diamond Tier, which I’m proud to say I achieved. My current goal is to earn enough to visit Egypt and Peru within the next 5 years.
What’s your favorite part of being a Fantasia Romance Consultant?
That’s easy – my favorite part is when someone at a party thanks me for explaining something they were curious about. I want everyone to have a good time and find the product that’s right for them and if they leave the party having learned something that will enhance their personal life, then I’ve done my job.
Rina Valan