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Host Coaching Am I being unreasonable? (upcoming party)

jessica_momof6

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Feb 24, 2006
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I have a party this saturday. a mommy and me show. this has been in the works for some time, and even rescheduled once since the time conflicted with our church events.

I check in with my host again yesterday, and she tells me "there should be 2 people here besides me" then goes on to say *maybe* 3.

I don't want to go do a show for 2 people. I worry that she will not make her $150 mark to make it a "show". I suggested maybe we should schedule for next month since it might be the holidays keeping people from the party, and she refused.

How to handle it?
 

jwpamp

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Jan 13, 2006
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I had a show where there were 2 guests (the host's mom and sister). Of course, there were supposed to be more...but no one showed. I felt really bad for the host, and was somewhat disappointed...until she told me that she had $500 in OUTSIDE orders!!! I cooked for them, was in and out in an hour and a half, and she bought the cookware set, too!

There may be something good to come out of it, but if she is already telling you she has NO outside orders, why not ask her to change it to a Catalog Show?
 

mrssyvo

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I once had a show with 3 guests, and it was a $850 show. 1 guests placed a $750 order. I know that this is not the norm, but it showed me that you cannot judge a show by attendance.
 
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I would ask her about outside orders and if she does not have any. Ask her to change the date or do a catalog show. I agree you can't judge a show by attendance but you want to make it worth while for you to go and spend your time.
 

pamperedbecky

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May 6, 2005
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Definitely encourage her to get tons of outside orders. Maybe offer an extra incentive or offer a little gift (SBRC) if THOSE people bring in outside orders. You never can judge what may come out of a small show, but my experience has also shown that "Mommy and Me" shows haven't always been the best because it's hard to do a normal "show." BUT, with a smaller number this is much more possible.

Have her ask those coming to bring a guest or two. Tell her they get a free gift (which is what I do.) Has she heard from everyone on her list. Encourage her to make reminder calls. Maybe things will look better by tomorrow night.
 

jessica_momof6

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Feb 24, 2006
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well, we talked this morning and we decided to reschedule.
she was down to 1 person coming, and wasn't planning on ordering enough herself to make it to the $150
we are going to do her party after she has her baby....I think that will be best for her

Thanks for the advice!
 

RitaKey

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Dec 22, 2005
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In a situation like this I would remind her of why she is having a show, to earn great products and discounts. I would also tell her that it puts alot of pressure on the couple that do come, because they feel an obligation to order more than maybe they want or can afford. I would let her know unless the show is $150 it is not a qualified show and if the guests really want their products then they are bound to special shipping, maybe she'd like to cover the extra expense for her guests in shipping, if it doesn't qualify. Those facts should get her thinking about the end results.
Rita
 
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