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Pampered Chef: Urgent Career opportunity fair?

  1. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    I didn't really know what to name this thread. My director is holding an opportunity Q & A session at a local restaurant. She has placed an ad in the local paper and has asked me to help. I was getting ready to send an email out to my possible recruits to invite them to it.

    My question is... do you think it's too much to offer them a gift to come?

    I was thinking of saying something like ... meet me at the cafe! ask for me and get a gift!

    Or mention my email and get a gift!

    what do you think???
     
    Apr 12, 2009
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  2. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    what do you think??? ...anybody???
     
    Apr 12, 2009
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  3. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Most opportunity events are intended to be a no pressure way for folks to learn about the business in a relaxed atmosphere. I think the gift offer is a little 'sales-pitchy'. The business opportunity is truly amazing in itself and should be the focus (just my humble opinion).
     
    Apr 12, 2009
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  4. dkitten13

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    I think it sounds like a good idea; people are more receptive if they think they are going to get something for free. Then they may be impressed even when they didn't expect to be interested so its not too pushy or anything.
     
    Apr 12, 2009
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  5. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    I sent the email. At someone else's suggestion, I put as a thank you gift for taking the time to come and see me... we will see tomorrow night how many people show up. My director put an add in the local paper and sent out her own email.
     
    Apr 12, 2009
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  6. PCJenni

    PCJenni Veteran Member

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    let us know how it comes out... I am curious to see the response.
     
    Apr 12, 2009
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  7. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    Just got back... absolutely no one showed up! :( My director and I thought it might have something to do with the fact that yesterday was Easter... she had it in yesterday's newspaper. I sent out my email... she sent out an email as well...

    Maybe next time... if there is a next time!!!!
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  8. ~*Heather*~

    ~*Heather*~ Member

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    Sorry to hear about that... Hopefully next time it will be great!!!
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  9. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Oh that stinks! You're right that it was probably due to the Easter holiday plus with it being Spring Break. For us, it was the last day of it and we were busy enjoying it. :) Then had to get kids back into school mode by practicing instruments, reading, refreshing spelling lists and math memorizations so they won't be completely rusty tomorrow. So maybe others were like me and felt "too busy". I'm sorry though, it's too bad when you prepare for things and take the time out and have a terrible turn-out. Here's hoping you have better luck next time. :)
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  10. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    we decided to do it once a month but not advertise it in the paper. The newspaper ad was EXPENSIVE!!! But instead we would make phone calls and send it out in emails!

    Incidentally, I sent out my email through iContact and I noticed one person in particular has opened that email 7 times! I will be giving her a call today!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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