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Pampered Chef: Any tips for a brand new consultant?

  1. pc_am1

    pc_am1 Guest

    Hi All! I just signed my consultant agreement today and I love this site already. I was just wondering if anyone had any good tips to share for a brand new consultant or things you wish someone would have told you in your first 3 months with PC.

    Also, I work full time and PC will be my part time job along with being a mother of a 2 year old so just a bit of info on me plus I love in Pennsylvania.

    Thanks in advance!

    Amanda
     
    Oct 3, 2005
    #1
  2. I'm still in my first three months, but here are some things I've learned -

    1 - don't get discouraged. Sometimes you'll send something out, like a flyer or an email, or even open house invitations, and you'll get ZERO response - even from people you swore would respond. It's ok!

    2 - people can be SO unreliable. I have had people come up to me and excitedly ask me to do a show for them and then suddenly become impossible to get a hold of, or cancel at the last minute with no explanation and no reschedule date. People can also be RUDE. I've heard some of the meanest comments at some of my shows (this stuff is overpriced, these sales people are so pushy, I bought such and such product and I never use it, I hate these parties, etc)

    3 - Show excitement for the products. Excitement is catching. If people see that you love a product and use it alot, chances are, they'll at least show interest in it.
     
  3. pc_am1

    pc_am1 Guest

    Thanks!

    Do you have any files that you have created that you wouldn't mind sharing that say you are a new consultant.

    Post or email me.

    Thanks,
    Amanda
     
    Oct 3, 2005
    #3
  4. Actually I used the flyer they have on Consultants Corner. It's called Great Beginnings or something like that. I saved it to it's own file and printed it on blank postcards. Then I sent them to everyone I knew and handed them out throughout my neighborhood. The response was ok, although not what I had hoped. Just remember though, that even having ONE kitchen show can lead to filling a whole month with bookings sometimes. My first kitchen show had five guests and I got three future bookings. The last kitchen show I did (this past Friday) had 15 guests and I got ZERO bookings and only 220 in sales. BIG disappointment because it was my first real show (meaning the first one I did that was outside the circle of family and friends) and I knew that there would be a lot of guests so I thought my sales would be higher. I went in there needing only 320 in sales to get my SS month 1 kit and I didnt get it. However, I do have a full calendar for october, so hopefully I'll get it for that month.
     
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