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Pampered Chef: Finally signing, Delaware. I hope I am prepared!

  1. robochick84

    robochick84 Member

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    I have been working diligintly the past month trying to prepare as much as possible prior to signing.

    I am going to be doing my first "Grand Opening" on Oct. 16th here in Delaware at my home. I have created my flyers (mystery host) that I am going to post on bulletin boards of the buildings within my condo development, and I am going to invite the few (10) friends and family that I have in the area. Being that this is a mystery host show I am most likely only doing the mystery host tickets and will tie everything into it from "like it, have it" to "ordering", "booking", etc for the drawing.

    My second show is scheduled Oct. 18th back home in Upstate New York for my friends and family as a mix of a "Grand Opening" and "Help Whip Cancer" event. I have organized the guest list from my mother as she is hosting and I am getting ready to start on my vista print invites.

    The third show is not until Nov. 1 and is a booth that I was asked to do for the organization that I work with. It is going to be at an individuals house and I have yet to be able to get a response as to what I am allowed to prepare, serve, etc. I will need to work on this further if I am able to get information.

    The fourth show is on Nov 8 and is a fundraiser event for the same organization. We have been doing a great deal of leg work and we hope for it to be a great success for the organization. I am demoing DCB "dinner and dessert" and offering incentives to those in the organization to get outside orders.

    I have three other shows that I am working on the individuals and trying to convince them and work with them on getting a date and accommodating their needs. I have also contacted 20 or so business via letter offering "pamper your business" and 15 churches offering "stock your kitchen".

    I have begun running copies and building my host and guest packets thanks to all the great information on here. In my host packet I am putting the "50 in 5", "how to have a $100 show", etc and in my guest packet I am putting my "DCB $99 Special", "booking slide compressed", and "next three month specials".

    My game that I have worked on for the fall is "The Quarter Game". I have a box of pumpkins that I found at Michael's and I am going to tape a quarter to every folder. When they place their order they can choose to take a chance to purchase a pumpkin for a quarter and take a chance on the prizes or put their quarter towards their order.
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    I am looking for some experience from others to know what the success rate of qualifying and reaching the $1250 in the first 30 days with only 2 shows?

    I am also interested in knowing if anyone ever included a 'comments' sheet of some type during their first shows?


    I have attached some of my docs and photos too!

    Thanks so much for a great site... Ashley

    View attachment pamperedpetinvite.doc

    View attachment $99 DCB Bundle-2.pub

    View attachment mystery host flyer.pub

    View attachment neighborhoodflyer.doc
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  2. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Hi, Ashley! Welcome! $1250 is doable with 2 shows. If you didn't already, I would also send out an email asking everyone to host a show or place an order. You could send it out as a newsletter. There are some free ones on here you can use. That could also help pad your sales! GOOD LUCK!
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Congratulations, and best wishes.
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  4. robochick84

    robochick84 Member

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    I wanted to bump this to see if I could get some answers for my previous question posted:

    I am also interested in knowing if anyone ever included a 'comments' sheet of some type during their first shows?

    Also, how much 'change' if any do you carry with you to shows for those who pay cash?

    Thanks
     
    Sep 29, 2009
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  5. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    I usually carry a dollar's worth of "change" and about $20 of bills...two fives and ten ones. I always have plenty.

    I usually only have maybe one person pay cash and they are usually willing to "Round Up" to the next whole dollar so I don't have to fish for change. :)
     
    Sep 29, 2009
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  6. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    P.S. I try not to overload with paper information and "stuff" - I emphasize a few key things per show. Too much information detracts from the demo and the interaction of the guests. They sell better to each other than my facts on paper sell to them.
     
    Sep 29, 2009
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  7. Your flyer's look great but before you hand them out you need to make sure you put Independent Consultant on everything!

    Also on your neighborhood flyer you should put when your Charter Host Shows should be submitted by. Since this is only good for your first 30 days you don't want someone to find the flyer later down the road and think they can still be your charter host.

    Other then that good luck!

    ~Heather
     
    Sep 29, 2009
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