So I have a show this Saturday. Big whoop, right? It kind of is, because I don't do many shows and the host has informed me that she will be very surprised if there are fewer than 20 people. She expects more. She also mentioned that some of the guests *really* like PC and some may be interested in booking shows. She said it will be a great group with a lot of laughs. I am seeking your expert advice/opinions/feedback in a few areas. Here are a few more deets: 1. I am demo-ing Rush Hour Chicken Fajitas (she is a very healthy eater) She will purchase ingredients. I am going to suggest she pick up a bunch of small wraps and also lettuce (and dressing?) in case anyone wants it on a salad. I figure the demo can be short and easy, and I can use the mandoline. The recipe is quick enough that I can still show other stuff if I want to. I plan to bring holiday stuff with me to show off (cookbook, plates, etc) 2. She will purchase bread and I will make dipping oils. 3. I plan to make and bring Janet's famous pb chocolate trifle (at least I think I will, I have to look at the recipe when I can since I can't get to .doc files using this computer) I am paying for it. I have never done that, but I want to show off the trifle bowl before the holidays and this just seems like a nice thing to do (assuming there really will be a crowd). Some questions: -Is there anything funny or fun you can do for a really big group to engage them? Ideas are welcome!! -Any great ways to encourage people to do shows in such a large group (other than the usual, of course) -Any advice for sharing "the opportunity" in a big crowd? I think I do ok with that, but I have signed nobody so perhaps not. -I usually only do one thing for the drawing. Should I be giving away more at a larger show? -Also, I have never brought my DCB to a show, and I hope to sell some! I no longer have the box (had this since before I was a consultant) so any ideas about how to lug it around without breaking it are welcome too. I know I shouldn't have my hopes up too high, but it really does sound like a bigger group. I have a friend who is close with her and says she knows more people than anyone else she (the friend) knows. I am aiming for cutting down the demo time, but showing off some of the products I love and hope they will too. ANY general advice/feedback/info would be appreciated. My ideas/plans are based on theory and little experience, and I know there are a LOT of you who have experience to spare. Thanks! Jackie p.s. I hope this post even makes sense! I have been writing it for hours on and off in very short increments while doing many other things that kept pulling me away!