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Pampered Chef: Sales Asking WORKS!

  1. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Last night was a "work" night for me and I wanted to get more shows on my May calendar. I wasn't getting any bites. So I decided to try a different approach. I got out my list of "potentials" that mentioned that sometime they might host and I called each and every one of them (really, it was only about 12 calls 'cuz a storm hit and I had to get home). I digress. ANYWAY, I sort-of scripted my calls and went to work and here's what I said: "Hey, it's Andrea w/ PC and this is sort-of out of the blue, but I wanted to ask you a question. I was wondering if you would consider hosting a catalog or cooking show next month because May is when PC has their HWC campaign and $1 from the sale of each special pink item goes to breast cancer awareness and prevention. I've made a goal for myself to raise $500 next month, so I am asking everyone! Would you consider helping me out?"
    I got 6 catalog shows and 1 cooking show. NOT BAD at all!! :thumbup:
    It just proves that when you ask - they will HELP - and that truly is a key word, especially when you mention a goal. People want to help other people.
     
    Apr 10, 2009
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  2. niclowther

    niclowther Member Gold Member

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    Love it! Good for you on the bookings! I'm going to try out your script.
     
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  3. heather223

    heather223 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Great job! I have to get on the phone and make the calls too! I only have 2 May shows right now. I am going to use your words.
     
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  4. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Congratulations!
     
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  5. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for the kudos - and I hope that each of you that give it a shot have HUGE success!!!
     
    Apr 10, 2009
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  6. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Thanks for sharing your success. It is inspiring!
     
  7. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm happy for your success. We all need to take the initiative sometimes. I know I need to just do things at times.
     
    Apr 10, 2009
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  8. pjpamchef

    pjpamchef Member Silver Member

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    I was at a show middle of March and said: I need another show the first week of April so I can earn the HWC Apron, so if someone will book, I'll bring all the ingredients.
    One gal said: I'll help you out. We closed it Monday, it was $1,400 !!!!! She had almost $800 in outside orders before we even started the Cooking Show. I've been shaking my head ever since, wondering how much business I've missed out on just because I didn't ask!!!!
     
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  9. Wow, you all seem to be doing better than I am :) having a very rough start with business...........wish I knew the secret that you all know.
     
    Apr 11, 2009
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  10. I'm ready to throw in the dish towel!

    Started this in Feburary and as of yet, I'm still not a qualified consultant. I live in a very rural area and contacts are hard to come by. I've done a county home and garden show a few weeks ago....got about 22 potential maybes.........as I did my call backs, they all denied ever saying yes. At this point, I just don't what else to do. I have 2 more county fair ground shows booked for May and I'm hoping I get some leads but, at this point I'm very frustated.....
     
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  11. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    RECRUIT HER!!!!! She did the job without realizing it and YOU got paid for it!! Ask her......you don't know what you might be missing!!
     
    Apr 11, 2009
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  12. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Re: I'm ready to throw in the dish towel!

    That is frustrating and I'm sorry you are having a rough start. Have you and your recruiter dialogued as to a game plan and strategies? My first thought was to get out of the area you live in: meaning, contact those that live somewhere else via phone and email. Ask them to help you get your business off and running. I think it's very, very important to get out of your immediate area and friends asap. Best of luck!
     
    Apr 11, 2009
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  13. SUZIEQCONSULTANT

    SUZIEQCONSULTANT Member Gold Member

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    Good for you! Thanks also for sharing! I'm going to pass this along to my downline.
     
  14. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Best ingredients that you ever purchased! Way to go!
     
  15. PCJenni

    PCJenni Veteran Member

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    Just asking helped me recruit 2 people in March and add 5 total people to my team in 2 days. Just ASK everyone about the business too!
     
    Apr 11, 2009
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