I wanted to share with everyone my new show layout. I decided to start mailing invites for my host. I changed to the mini-catalogs. This was a repeat host so we did a dip and sip show. She premade 2 dips(Fiesta chicken dip and spinach artichoke) I demoed a lemon limeade punch in the quick stir and fruit salsa. My demo speal was 20 mins long including 2 games (Queen of the shoppers and another one) I didn't pack many items either. (Tired of lugging so much to shows plus it was killing my back). It always seemed that I was not selling the items that I packed anyway. When I left the show it was at $500 in Sales. She still has 4 more outside orders to add to the show! Usually that is my average when I close shows. I am thinking that Queen of the Shoppers did it. I didn't use the layout from here...which i really liked but couldn't get it to print. Anyhow I just went through the catalog picked out items that I liked as a customer and didn' t ever buy b/c I either thought they cost too much or that I wouldn't use it very much. I think I added one thing to each persons list!!!! At check out I used to ask would you like to host a show....I changed that to..is there a product that you loved and wanted but it doesn't fit in the budget??? I got 3 bookings this way. The rest of the time was left for the guest to visit and hangout with eachother. I had 2 guests say that they loved the new layout b/c its a busy time of the year and they were only there for an hour and didn't feel pressured to stay the whole time. Another guest loved that they were able to visit and someone wasn't telling them to be quiet and watch a demo.