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  1. Mommabear

    Mommabear Guest

    I am pretty new at this and I want to make sure that I have my facts straight. I am closing my first show and a friend of my host booked a party for March. My host is planning on going to that kitchen show, since she in interested in the business, and just did a catalog show. She wants to know since her friend booked from her show if she will be able to get the host benefit too. Thanks in advance, I really like this site. It has definatly made me feel like I can do this and be successful.
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  2. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

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    If you are asking whether your friend can get the host special (product at 60% off) at her friend's party, then yes. With the Booking Benefit, your host can order the monthly host special at her friend's party, as long as her friend has the party within 6 months of the host's party. I hope I didn't confuse you while trying to explain.

    Sidenote: You mentioned your friend was interested in the business. Have you talked to her about joining? You may have just started, but you can get help from your recruiter/director in training her and getting her started too. It's never too early to expand your team!
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  3. Mommabear

    Mommabear Guest

    Thank You

    I have been trying to recruit her, she was the first one of my friends to host a show for me. We live in a very small community in Kansas and she is concerned that she won't be able to get qualified. Her catalog show was just barely there and that kinda dampened her spirits. I know she would be good once she got off the ground.
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  4. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

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    Well, knowing what her reservations are is awesome for you as a recruiter -- you can address them specifically. I live 20 minutes from another consultant, but we are both doing well. Does she have any family anywhere that can do catalog shows and thus branch out into other circles like that? How about work? Can she pass a catalog or two around there and open up some more circles of contacts? Also, talk to her and remind her that typically, kitchen shows gross a lot more in sales than catalog shows -- our products sell themselves by being touched and seen. Maybe if she tries a kitchen show and invites EVERYONE... if she decides to sign at that show, you can give her all the bookings from it. You can do a "Grand Opening" show -- use the "book to look" promo (if you need more info, let me know) at the show, let everyone know that the show is a blast-off business grand-opening show for your friend, and ask them all to do HER a favor and book a show.

    I can say that even with 2 of us (consultants) being only 20 minutes away, when I did a mall expo, there were people that lived like 10 minutes from her that had no idea there was a PC consultant in the area. Have her draw up a list of 100. If she can come up with that, then she definately knows more than enough contacts to join! Oh, and if she signs, she gets 2 months for her first SS month, so she'll definately be able to get 4 shows under her belt.. The requirement to qualify is 4 shows (at $150 each) or $1250 in sales, whichever comes first.

    If you need any other information or suggestions or whatnot, feel free to ask. This board is awesome and full of people with TONS of experience in recruiting, etc.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2006
    Feb 27, 2006
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