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Pampered Chef: A place to BRAG!!!

  1. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    Ok, I know we all like to brag so I figured I could start this new thread as a bragging area for us... I get to start! :)

    I am on SS2 and really really want all 3 pieces of the show to go. Things were looking awfully hard at the beginning of this month b/c my sales were 535.70 for August and 754.55 for September making my total for SS1 $1290.25 and I needed $2709.75 by October 1st to gain the 2nd and 3rd pieces. I only had one kitchen show booked (which is this saturday night) and one catalog show booked which was my aunt in pensacola so that made my goal look a little untouchable. I then decided I am going to have my own Halloween Spooktakular party in my house on October 30th. I was still scared b/c 2709.75 is a lot for only 3 shows...that averaged to be at least $900 in commisionable sales each show. Here's the cool part: My mom surprised me b/c she has been having a catalog show at work for a while now and was waiting until she got the show to be really big before she told me...well, she had waited long enough b/c the first few people were wanting to have their orders already...guess what the total was...$1250.00!!!!! I was so amazed!!! I now get my SS2 bonus as well as my 2nd piece of my show to go!!! Now, I only need $1459.75 (a much more realistic goal) which averages to only 486.58 per show for me to get the 3rd piece and my ss plus bonus package!!! I am so happy!!! I also get to be recognized at cluster b/c I had a $1000 show and b/c I will be having some really high sales this month!!! I told my director and she freaked she was so happy for me!! I entered the show as a kitchen show (because it's definitely believable!!) and it's really my first "kitchen" show entered...all the rest were catalog shows so it's pretty cool to have those numbers on my first kitchen show. Now I can keep my head up on the rest of the month as I know I can achieve my goal without a problem now!!! Good luck to the rest of you with your October month!

    Sorry this was so long, I'm just really excited!!!
    I can't wait to hear some of your bragging stories!!!
  2. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

    Excellent Job Lauren!
    Oct 19, 2005
  3. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    Thank You!! :)
  4. Marg

    Marg Advanced Member

    Way to go!

    This is shaping up to be a pretty good month for me as well. I have submitted almost $2100 in sales so far and have 2 more shows to go.
    I am hopefull that I will get another $900 and then I'll have reached the $20,000 mark and give myself a raise. :)
    Oct 19, 2005
  5. That's Wonderful!

    I too have had a great three months! In aug I had 1,000 + in sales, but Sept. went sour with 3 cancellations and 1 show $500. I thought, "If I get show-to-go #2 I will be happy". Well once I counted up my shows it turned out to be 9 shows this month :D UNBELIEVEABLE! I have never had so many shows and not once have I felt stressed. I am loving Oct. so far I have had $2,300+ in sales 4 shows plus 5 to go. I wrote "I DID IT!" on my show-to-go chart that tracked my sales and showed everyone at our cluster meeting. This is my biggest month in one year as a consultant! next month I have 4 shows and 1 in dec. I'm hoping for more by the end of the month.

    I am so excited :D
    Oct 19, 2005
  6. Dawn

    Dawn Member Gold Member

    Congrats to everyone....

    Now its my turn to brag alittle...hehe I'm so excited I just turned in a show tonight that was $1061.32 and all I needed for my 3 piece of the show to go was $1044.16..I was thinking it was going to take me most of the month to get the $1044.16 since I only have 2 shows booked and 2 catalogs shows out..and this was my first party of the month..I'm so excited..I can't wait to see what the rest of the month will bring if its already this exciting! I can't believe this is only my 5th month in the business and I've already turned in over $5000 worth of sales..whats even better is $4000 of it has only been since Aug til now.

    thanks for letting me toot my own horn..I called my director but she wasn't home so she got an exciting message on her machine!
    Oct 19, 2005
  7. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member


    Congratulations to everyone! Here's how my sales are going: :) I am in my seventh month and wondered how long I was going to be with PC. PC comes out with such great promotions so it's easy to continue because you want to earn their stuff for free. Every month I have turned in over $1000 in sales but my average each month is around $1500-$1900. I have never turned in more than $2244 in sales for any one month. Well, this month I am at $2966 in sales with just 4 shows!!! My first show this month I turned in $1467 in sales and my second show is at $1010. My two shows after that are barely making $300 but that's okay too. It all adds to where I want to be which is to make my $15k in career sales to get a raise before the end of the year. I really thought the Irresistible Rewards Level 1 was out of reach for me but now I'm aiming to reach that goal. I am at $13,400 in career sales and for my gc for level one, I have 13,900 points so I only need 4600 points to go and I still have 2 months to do it. :D I am so excited! Oh, I also only needed $325 going into October to receive my rolling bag and they shipped it a few days ago! I can't wait to get it and use the whole set!! Thanks for listening and thank you to everyone for sharing their encouraging stories!! :)
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2005
    Oct 20, 2005
  8. Pampered Zoe

    Pampered Zoe Member


    That is so great for all of you! You are doing fantastic, and it gives us newbies hope... Thank you for sharing all of your encouraging stories! :)
    Oct 20, 2005
  9. pamperedmom2owen

    pamperedmom2owen Member

    Great job everyone!

    Here's my brag. I just submitted a show for $1379 in sales! It's my highest show ever! Plus I've signed 2 new consultants and will probably sign a third next week! I'm at $2250 in sales with only 3 shows turned in! Not bad considering I've had 3 shows reschedule on me this month! But I already have 9 scheduled for next month, plus a catalog show. I really think I should hit the $4000 mark next month. Plus I may be a director by the end of the year! Yippee! :p
  10. Sooner PC

    Sooner PC Member


    You guys inspire me. I love to read all the good news.

    I had a great SS1 month - almost $2000. I only have 3 shows in October (1 was almost $800) so I'm not doing bad. I will still probably be short for my show to go piece, but I'm not giving up yet. I have a couple of friends doing catelog shows to help me out. I will make my SS2 bonus for sure. My November is REALLY hectic. I have 8 shows in 2 weeks. One of my hostesses told me she was aiming for an $800 show!! I am looking forward to commission and banking enough $$ to get the extra SS bonus.

    Boomer Sooner !!

    Oct 21, 2005
  11. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

    AWESOME!!!!! :D I hope you all reach your goals! I truly believe that setting specific goals and letting everyone know about them is how you'll get there. Good luck to you all!
  12. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    Ok everyone...I see that we all have wonderful things to brag about and I just love that there are people willing to listen!!! Time for me to brag again...
    I just had my first real Kitchen show and boy was I nervous!!! I was ready to cry on the way over b/c I was so scared!!! Well, I was expecting 10-15 people..guess how many showed??? 4!!!!!! Only 4...I was bummed, but went on with the show...It was still a great show...so far, the guest sales are up to $516.75!!!! Not bad for 4 people at the show and 2 outside orders...plus, one of the guests will be increasing her order, she just had to leave quickly b/c her baby needed her and she needed to talk to her husband..she has a $41 order, so I'm positive she will at least up it to $50 or more. The host still has more outside orders to add too b/c they were people she didn't talk to until yesterday and they want to order!!! She still has tons more and I know she wants the celebrate plate for free and she wants lots of free products so her goal is at least $800...she really wants $1000, but she is aiming for $800 first!!! I am so glad I had a great first show...I was so scared!!! Currently, I am $1000 away from the last show to go piece, but if she gets her sales up to $1000, plus I still have a catalog show out there and my spooltakular next weekend...I am confident I can get that last piece with ease!!

    By the way, my husband did most of the work at the show b/c he didn't want me doing much of anything b/c he didn't want to risk anything happening to the twins, so he was really the one who did all of the selling!! At least I still get to keep my commissions to spend!!!! ;)
  13. Pampered Zoe

    Pampered Zoe Member

    That's Awesome!

    Way to go, Lauren! I just left my first official kitchen show, too! Not nearly as many people showed up... only one guest. That's right, ONE guest. :eek: The host and had one $50 outside order, and his mother in-law placed another $50 order, and that is where we were at when I left. On the way home, the host called me with an almost $200 order that a friend who couldn't come dropped off, and when I got home, my sister had her own order and three more from her work to submit on Monday. I went from "the show that didn't" to a respectable $400 show in a matter of 15 minutes! :D

    Even though there weren't any bookings, and at first it didn't look like the show would even qualify, I was really proud of myself. I felt really organized and relaxed, and the demo really worked well. I made the Banana Toffee Pizza with a peanut butter cookie crust (sooooo much more yummy!) and showed off a few products. Some how the host and the guest and I started talking about apples and the apcs, so we demo'ed that and then that moved onto potatoes on the apcs, and that moved onto the US&G for making baked french fries so we whipped up a batch, and this was all on the fly! None of that had anything to do with the pizza, but I ended up selling both an apcs and a US&G. I was so proud of myself for being comfortable and going with the flow, and I think that is why everything worked out so well in the end! :p

    Anyway, thanks for letting my go on and on-- I am just so proud of my "little show that could"! :p

    I think I can, I think I can...
    Oct 22, 2005
  14. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member


    When this host gives you all her outside orders, make sure you ask her how it felt to do your job.

    A host who gathers a lot of outside orders opens the door to recruiting!
    Oct 23, 2005
  15. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    I was already planning to "plant the seed", but it's a little harder b/c she sells Mary Kay!!
  16. Way to go!

    That is great Lauren! It is wonderful that you have such a supporting husband :)

    I am so glad you even started this thread, because this has been the best month ever! I made it over $3,000 in sales and earn all three show-to-go, but the second won't come until probably christmas :( (it's on backorder)

    When I see this thread and all of the SS's making their goals, it inspires me to keep doing better and to set an example too. I have three possible recruits who want to go to meetings and check it out and ask questions before making a decision. It sure is great!

  17. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

    I have to say in July when they announced the show to go pices i thought yeah maybe i will get the 1st one but not the 2nd or 3rd and now i am only 400 away from the 3rd piece YEAH :) Sept was the best month I ever had and i think Oct will be better then Sept i still have about 4 catalog shows out there and one kitchen show tomorrow wish me luck
    Oct 24, 2005
  18. Pumpkin Mini Fluted Pan Recipe

    Hi All. I am new here but wanted to tell you about a recipe I have for the Stoneware Mini-Fluted Pan. It is a pumpkin cake recipe that can be used instead of the plain yellow cake to make pumpkins. It tastes excellent and is great for this time of year! I didn't know where to place or post it so I hope it is seen here. Here goes:

    2 C. sugar
    2 eggs
    1 1/4 C. canned pumpkin
    1/4 C. vegetable oil
    1/4 tsp. Pantry Double Strength Pure Vanilla Extract
    2 tsp. Pantry Cinnamon Plus
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    4 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 C. powdered sugar
    6-7 tsp. milk

    In Classic Batter Bowl, beat sugar, eggs, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla using Small Mix N Scraper. Combine flour, Cinnamon Plus, baking soda, and salt in Small Batter Bowl; add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Pour into Mini Fluted Pan and Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes. Invert pan onto Stackable Cooling Rack and let completely cool.

    Glaze (from Quick Carrot Cake recipe):

    In Small Batter Bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and enough milk to make a thick glaze. Add orange gel food coloring. Spread onto mini cakes and decorate as desired. To make stem, microwave a tootsie roll on High for 5 seconds or just until softened. Form into a stem shape and place in center of cake.

    Hope you enjoy it!
    Oct 24, 2005
  19. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    Update On This Month!!

    Ok, since this is pretty much what I started this thread about, I figured I'd post and update on this month for me..especially b/c this is like the only place I have that I can brag!!!
    Well, remember my goal of $2709.75 that I needed in order to get my rolling case (and I would get SS2bonus and a plus bonus in the process)?? Well, guess what?! As of last night, my sales for this month were $2755.16 brining my career sales to $4045.41....I got the case, my ss1 bonus, ss2 bonus, and choice of first plus bonus!!! I had signed my agreement in july, but didn't really start doing much right away..I've had a very successful month, but I have also been having a lot of braxton hicks contractions recently so I kinda have to slow things down again...this month has been my high point and I am extremely excited!!! I will be doing just catalog shows for the next few months, so I am just praying I can get at least one a month and book the kitchen shows when I am ready. Ok...thanks for letting me brag/vent...I hope all of you had great Octobers as well and can't wait to hear all of the success!! Good luck to all!
  20. bbauman07

    bbauman07 Veteran Member Gold Member

    :D Congrats Lauren!!!!! I'm glad to hear you earned your last bag!!!! I just earned mine yesterday too!!!!!! Very excited I sold $2,577 in product which for me is the most I've sold!!!!! I also got 11 bookings this month!!!! Yet again the most I've pulled in in one month!!!! :D

    You slow down and take care of those babies. You can put in for leave through HO. I know how bad you want those SS bonuses. I'm just worried about you and those babies!!!!!!! :)
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2005
    Oct 31, 2005
  21. PCAbby

    PCAbby Member

    I am SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!! I have had this one open show this month fro 10/18 which was not closed until two hours ago. I WAS SO CLOSE! I had enough in sales to get the tote but could not get the show closed. Well MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!
    My host contacted me this evening and decided to give up on the order she has been holding out for which means I AM GETTING THE Rolling :D TOTE!!!!!! YEAY!!!I too had a great month, earning SS2 plus my first bonus choice plus all three show to go pieces! Plus 375 in the bank until next month...I really want to earn a second bonus choice!
    Oct 31, 2005
  22. kitchenqueen

    kitchenqueen Member

    My First $1000 show!

    Good Job Everyone!! Isn't it great when you reach a goal!!!

    I too have to brag...I just submitted my first $1000 show tonight!!!! This is the first time she has hosted a PC show, but has been to many shows before. Anyway, she wants to host again in January!!! I am so excited!!!!!! :D :D Just had to share!!
    Oct 31, 2005
  23. Mom4kanda

    Mom4kanda Member

    All of you are Awesome

    Well I'm so excite reading all ya'lls bragging news. I have just completed my SS1 and earned the bonus one, the tool tote, the roasting pan & rack. I need to keep my biz going how do you all get to these 1000 shows and keep the bookings going. I had a total of 4 shows and still have some catalog shows to close. I have only 3 shows booked in nov. So I need SERIOUS help with booking. I would love to have a $1000 plus show. Send me some ideas
    my main problem during the show is keeping guest focused on me and when they begin talking I just frustrated and begin to hurry through and cut things short.

    So I would love some ideas. Thanks in advance. Way to go everyone :)
    Nov 1, 2005
  24. PampChefNancy1

    PampChefNancy1 Novice Member

    Sounds like these recent incentives have really lit the fire under some of us. Well, I'm no different! I, in October, had my best month ever and I've been with TPC for a little over a year. I submitted $2360.61 in comm. sales with 9 bookings and I signed my 1st recruit in October! I was able to earn all three pieces of the Show to Go incentive as well! I snaked it through by the skin of my teeth!!! ($4011)!!! But it was enough! :p

    I'm kind of bummed that there isn't any incentives for the month of November, I really like when they give me a goal to work towards. :( But I think that my goal for November is to not only have great sales, but to fill my December calendar so I'll be able to earn all of the Spring/Summer new products! ($5000) ;)

    This is such a powerful thread. It really is energizing to be able to read about everyones ackomplishments! Thank you for adding it to the page! :)

    Nancy Lindsey
  25. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    $2200 Show!!

    I just had to share my excitement that I closed my first $2000 show! It is amazing! Wish they were all like that! I could use $600 for every show I did!

    I need a couple $2000 shows in December to reach the $5000 mark! I am so excited about earning points towards next years trip! WOW!! 5000 points even before the year starts! Anyone have ideas on where next years trip will be? I am hoping Australia!! That would be great!

    I just looked at my points for this year and I am still on track for VIENNA!! I can't wait!! I am only 5532 points away for the year!! And I already have $2000 dollars in sales for November!! HERE I COME VIENNA!!

    Keep up the good work everyone! I want to hear about everyone earning all their products for free!
    Nov 3, 2005
  26. rayday

    rayday Member


    A $2000 show, that is AWESOME!!!! Do you have any tips on what all you did?
    Nov 3, 2005
  27. That is amazing Marlene! Congradulations!

    My incentive calendar this year shows me possibly earning the 2 night hotel stay. I hope I do get it because that would be a nice accomplishment for me :) My calendar is starting to look nice for December. I am almost booked for November ;) I can't believe it! I hope I can register my Jan calendar before the Dec. deadline just to see the new towels.

    Hang in there ladies it will be a fun end of the year to see how we all did :D
  28. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    Host Coach

    My biggest tip is HOST COACH, HOST COACH, HOST COACH! My host had $800 in orders before I got to the party, 15 guests in attendance, and another $400 in orders after the party! I want this host on my team, she was an awesome seller. I asked her what she thought made her so successful. She told me that she found following up with everyone in person made a huge difference from parties she had in the past.

    I also mail out the invitations and have seen a huge difference in my sales and host coaching.
    Nov 3, 2005
  29. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

    I too have started sending out the invites and have noticed a jump in attendence. Sometimes I even personalize them on the computer so I can say whatever I want. Costs more to mail than a post card, but seems to be paying off. I can list what will be on the menu and my website info if someone can't attend but would like to order. I offer my hostess a Season's Best if she gets me her list at least two weeks before the show and an easy opener if she invites at least 40. October was also my biggest month yet (I just started in May) with $2600 in commisionable sales. I made the bonus with $4018!! I didn't think I was going to do it, but did at the very end.
  30. jenniann

    jenniann Member

    Great Thread!

    I love this thread. Congrats to everyone on all their accomplishments! I have a little bragging to do myself. I have only been with TPC since May and I have already reached my short term goal of buying new living room furniture!! :D
    My October was AMAZING, When the Show to go incentive came out there was not a doubt in my mind, I WAS going to earn it all. And I did! I submitted $2384 in sales in October (a personal best) with only three shows, which has helped my show average fly to new heights. I also beat my director in sales for the month by $7.00 so that was a nice little boost. I have 5 shows on the calendar and a Craft Fair booth for November and one of my hosts is Determined to have a $1000 show! And I WILL submit $5,000 in December for the new products. And I only need about $6,000 in sales to earn the level one trip. I'd say not too bad for only doing this for 6 months and I really haven't worked that hard yet! I LOVE THIS JOB!!! :) Long term goal: make enough with PC to quit my 9-5 job.... I am so close to that I can taste it, I just have to submit $6,000 in sales every month! Thanks for letting me brag!
    Nov 3, 2005
  31. lynnguilm

    lynnguilm Member

    Also Excited!!

    October was my first month as a consultant. My 4th show was a $1280 show. I earned all the show to go's, the ss1, the monthly and two plus bonuses. I had $4800 in commissionable sales!!!!!
    I just received my bracelet today. Everyday this week the UPS guy has been here delivering my FREE stuff. I am so excited and so happy I started doing this. I have 11 shows booked for November and 2 catalogs. December is shaping up. I wish everyone lots of luck this season!!! :)
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2005
    Nov 3, 2005
  32. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    Congratulations on such an awesome first month! I am in my eighth month and just this October I have reached my highest month yet. I turned in $4086 in sales and now I'm only $500 away from my $15k! I'm so excited so now I'm striving to turn in at least $3500 in Nov & Dec so I can reach Level 1 of the Irresistable Rewards Trip!! I'm so happy I started doing this too! Good Luck everyone in December! :D
    Nov 3, 2005
  33. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

    That's so cool Marlene!! Way to go! I'm about the same amount of points away for Level 2, so that's what I"m working on. I still have about 5 kitchen shows left in November, 2 in December and about 4-5 catalog shows. It would be my first trip. I can't even imagine Level 3! How in the world did you do that? Good luck to you. I bet you'll make it!!
  34. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member



    Way to go on Level 2!! That is a huge accomplishment! Did you guys know that less than 10% of consultants even earn Level 1? Amazing isn't it?

    But as far as how I am going to Vienna, I set a goal and broke it down into what I would have to do each month. I forgot to tell all of you that I also had my son Peyton on April 19th! :D So I had a baby this year and still earned a level 3 trip! Last year I earned level 2 disney and when Vienna was announced at Leadership, I knew I was going to have to work hard to earn it because of my pregnancy. I set myself a monthly goal and worked hard. I knew I would have to sell like crazy before and after the baby. During double pts I sold $6600 in February and then in March I sold $8000. So, before Peyton was born I was already almost half way there. I knew this fall I had to kick it in the butt so I sold $8800 in September and $6000 in October. My monthly goals were $4000. I even met that goal the month Peyton was born. May I only had $700 in sales from catalog shows and June I had $2500. I knew I would have to work work! I wanted that trip so bad I could taste it! I also promoted to Director this year even with having Peyton! So, I think that little guy is my good luck charm! ;) I tell my team that you can do whatever you want to, if you set your mind to it!

    I am so excited to hear about the new incentive trip!! :) Remember ladies, if you want it you have to set goals! And I tell my Director what my monthly as well as long term goals are. This really helps because then she knows if I am slacking! :rolleyes:
    Nov 4, 2005
  35. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2005
  36. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    WOW you are off to a great start! You now have a foundation for a great business! What a great first month! You have every right to be proud and hold your head up high!!
    Nov 4, 2005
  37. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    it sounds like mostly everyone had a great october and is having an even better year!! I love hearing everyone's success stories so kepp them coming!! Congrats to all of you and good luck to those who still have goals set for the year!
  38. luvs2sellit

    luvs2sellit Advanced Member

    I am only 1100. away from reaching the level 1 of the irristable rewards. I have 4 parties between now and next Friday. I am gonna choose the gift certificate to a store of my choice and spend it on ME,ME, and ME!!! I never do that so it will be a big treat for me.
    Nov 4, 2005
  39. Kristen

    Kristen Member

    November is my SS3 month, so I just signed in August. So far I have earned the roasting pan (recruiting promotion), both my SS1 and SS2 bonuses, and one of the banked bonuses. I also earned all 3 Show to Go pieces (bummed my 3rd piece is on backorder, but at least I'll be getting it at some point)!! I had a lot of apprehension about starting this business because I didn't think I'd get far (I did Creative Memories about 7 years ago and it was a flop). I'm already 1/3 of the way to $15,000 in sales.

    I also expect to earn my SS3 bonus this month and have 3 bookings so far for December's Sell-a-Thon!

    Oh, and I signed one recruit already!! :D
    Nov 4, 2005
  40. That's Great Kristen! Way to go!
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