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Pampered Chef: Sales Combo show - with Lia Sophia

  1. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I am doing a combo show in a few weeks with a rather new, very ambitious young Lia Sophia lady. I get the impression that since she initiated the booking, she wants to dominate the show. My initial thoughts are to demo something that goes in the oven so she can do her spiel while my recipe is cooking.

    Other notes: she did the ticket game, I do not. I do the booking slide and drop booking and recruiting tidbits while we make the recipe.

    Any other thoughts or sample agendas? I want to take control of this planning process so that we have equal time to do our thing.

    TIA for your help -
     
    Sep 14, 2009
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  2. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

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    It sounds to me as if you have a good plan started!!!
    Just make sure to stand your ground that you go first, and get all your punches in during the demo, etc. I think you'll do a great job!!!
    Definitely give out recipe cards with your contact information to all the guests, whether they order or not, so they have your info with them!
    I wish you the best!
     
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  3. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Susan, I did one show with a jewelry rep and decided 'never again.' She too dominated things and then seemed to make a point about how easy her job was (as in so much easier than mine). Your gal may be wonderful and make it a great experience. I felt kinda used.
     
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  4. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I did one back in May and it turned out pretty well. You are wise to demo a recipe that has some cooking time. I did Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco since it has ~20 mins in the micro.

    I did not talk to the LS rep beforehand, but did make sure to talk to her before the show started so we agreed on how to proceed. Most LS reps don't have a very long "demo" and I kept mine shorter than usual.
     
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  5. PamperedChefLayla

    PamperedChefLayla Member Gold Member

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    I am doing a combo show with a Tracy Lynn rep next month. This will be her first show so I am not really concerned. BUt I will be doing an outline that we will follow sinc the show is at my house. LOL
     
  6. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    so far so good - she agreed to hold off on her spiel until we get the food in the oven, and even made up a flyer. it had 3 LS pics and 2 PC pics and even text about each company. i think she will be ok
     
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  7. cindylpal

    cindylpal Member Gold Member

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    ...it's the "shopping" part of the show that bothered me! They need time to look through our catalog/products and then they need time to look/try on the jewelry!!! I don't know how you balance that!!!
     
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  8. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    When I did a combo show, I had my catalogs and forms out on chairs so as they arrived they could look through them. I wasn't at that show much longer than any other. When I did my recruiting talk, I said, "Direct Sales is a wonderful field, that you can set your own hours, make good money, and get lots of bonuses. So, depending on your passion: cooking or jewelry, talk to one of us and we'd be happy to answer any questions about our business." I didn't want to look like an ass talking about our opp, because a lot of the people were friends with the other rep, but I didn't want to miss out sharing about PC.
     
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  9. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    good stuff AJPratt! thanks!
     
    Sep 15, 2009
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  10. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    You're welcome!
     
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