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Pampered Chef: Bookings E-Mail for bookings

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  1. I had a party this past week and there were two ladies interested in hosting shows, but needed to "check with people" before they committed themselves. I told them I would get in touch before the show closed so if they were booking their host would get the booking benefit.
    Both of them indicated they would perfer that I e-mail them rather than calling. I was wondering how much e-mail anyone does with their business--do you find it as good as calling (for getting bookings?). Any ideas on what I should say? :D

    Thanks,
    D.C.
     
  2. I use email for everything. I think it gives people way more flexibility and eliminates the "phone tag" game. The downfall is that it's sometimes harder to pin down details such as dates, etc over email.
     
  3. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think you just need to be aware of what the other person prefers. I prefer email but others may rarely check theirs. I have found that people like the personal touch a phone call gives so I try that first and send a follow-up email if I get their machine and ask them when the best time to call them is. They always let me know their preference. ;)

    I also ask them when I book if they use email. The response is always a good clue as to how/if they use it.
     
    Sep 18, 2005
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