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Pampered Chef: Cluster Meetings

  1. I'm going to my first one this coming week (My director lives fairly far away and I've asked her to set up a hospitality director for me but until that's taken care of, I figured I'd suck it up and make the drive this time). My question is - what do you do at these meetings? I'm so looking forward to this one this week!
     
  2. ange13

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    We do recognition for the month before, or year end in january, then we taste the different recipes that everyone brought-talk about whether they are good show recipes or not and what they could sell, then we do some type of training-host coaching, booking, recruiting, whatever is either in season or people have requested help with. This also helps to network and see what othe people are doing or trying. They are great fun and I know I look forward to it every month. Even though I've been doing this almost 12 years, I'm still learning at every meeting! Plus, you can help other people out too with your ideas!

    Have fun!
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  3. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Enthusiasm

    :p FUN AND ENTHUSIASM :) are the biggest things we have at our meetings! We call ours cluster connections! We want to have fun while building our teams future!

    I love our monthly meetings...it gives me and my team the boost we need to get us through the next month. I have team members that drive 2 + hours to come to our meetings unless they get snowed out! (not in Wyoming!!) :eek:

    We do trainings each month on: specials, recruiting, bookings, and information pertinent to the time of year (such as theme shows for Super Bowl and Valentines Day).

    We do a demo every month -this month I did the Rice Cooker Cake (if you haven't tried it...do it now!!)

    And of course RECOGNITION! Who doesn't like to be recognized for their accomplishments! I was so excited this last meeting because I got a Large Serving Spatula engraved from my Director for Top Seller in her Cluster and a red apron embroidered with my name and Walt Disney World 2005, Vienna, Austria 2006! (my goal is to fill the entire apron up!)

    We also have huge tracking boards for the incentives! So everyone can talk about their success!

    The biggest part of monthly trainings like Conferences is NETWORKING!

    Hope you enjoy your meeting!! :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2006
    Jan 19, 2006
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  4. DebbieSAChef

    DebbieSAChef Senior Member

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    Cluster meetings!

    What I love most about cluster meetings is the encouragement, support and motivation I get from each one. We really try to help those who are discouraged with advice, support and helpful tips. We really focus on things that are important to each of us. We really get to know the other PC consultants as if they are special friends we never knew we had. Of course the recognition is nice, and so are the prizes we get each month as incentives for highest in sales. We are doing a dollar give away from Jan. until July where we earn dollars for attending meetings, doing booking blitzes, having a thousand dollar show, signing a recruit, etc and in July we can turn those in for either a gift certificate to one of our vendors, or double the money for conference. Our director really motivates us. She started an accountability email each day that gets us to email what we have done for our business the day before. We can be honest and say NOTHING, but most of the time because we are accountable, not only to God and family, but to our director and our fellow consultants we are motivated to do much more. Thanks, Debbie
    HAVE FUN!! And really utilize every resource you are given.
     
    Jan 19, 2006
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  5. adventurechef

    adventurechef Member

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    DebbieSAChef,

    I am curious about the accountability e-mails that your director sends out to her/his? cluster. Are they sent out on a daily basis or less frequently? And are the responses daily or otherwise? Are they PC business oriented or, perhaps, personal goals? Are these e-mails shared between consultants or just between director & consultant?

    I think that is a fabulous idea and it shows the consultants that the director really cares about how their business is doing.

    Thanks, Linda
     
    Mar 11, 2006
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  6. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

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    One of the things I LOVE about my cluster is the camaraderie. Our directors have a "Dress Board" with sliver stars and everyone in the cluster picks a Star and you right the names of your recruits on the points after they sign and when you promote to Director they give you $100 towards your dress and go with you to shop for it. It's things like that that make our cluster great in my opinion!
     
    Mar 12, 2006
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