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First Show....HELP

Oct 29, 2009
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I am hosting my first show at the end of the month and I have no idea on what all to do. I am scared to death..lol I have never even been to a cooking show before so its all going to be new to me. I was wondering if anyone had pictures of how they decorated and set up the products. I am going to be doing a sweets party. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!!!
 
Apr 22, 2010
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KC - sounds like when I started two months ago. Had never been to a show and didn't know anything about how they ran. I practiced lots of times with my DH (think that means dear hubby on here) and with other family. I was still nervous my first real show, but because I had practiced, I felt like I knew what I was doing. My first show was my best in sales so far. Good luck
 

mountainmama74

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Oct 21, 2009
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Call your recruiter / director and see if you can attend one of their shows! Also, see if they'd be willing to come along with you to your first show and help you with your demo!

There are videos on PC.com that you can watch that will take you step by step through your show as well!
 

ChefetteDuJour

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I was in the same situation - I'd barely heard of Pampered Chef but jumped in head first anyway. I could write a book on what I did wrong, but my best tips are things I mostly DIDN'T DO:

1) Keep the recipe simple and practice it over and over, preferably in front of supportive friends while you can keep up a conversation - but definitely incorporate the Interactive show element also. It's magical and it will take some of the pressure off you and keep people engaged.

2) Don't get too creative with personal style. You want people to think they can easily replicate what you're doing either as a cook, host, or consultant.

3) Practice packing and act as if you're going on an airplane with carry-on luggage, not in a Mack truck for a 90 day tour of the country. BIG mistake to take more than the essentials. I overpacked on the hottest June day and did the pizza stone thing in a barely airconditioned upper story condo. Total misery.

I don't care what anyone says about how important big sales are in the beginning. The most important thing is that you come away with a strong sense of confidence and satisfaction and know that people got value from what you presented. Then the sales will take care of themselves after that.
 

raebates

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Don't forget to watch the DVD that comes in your kit.
 

Laura4

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Jan 7, 2010
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There is a show script I used last night that helped me GREATLY. I tooled it to say what I wanted to say. I don't have it here on this computer at home. It's on my work computer, but I think it's called "three ways to ask" or something like that. It should be fairly close to the top in the files section. But it's AWESOME. I got 2 bookings last night at the show I did and it was only my second cooking show ever!!!!! Not to mention the one girl who booked said she has a girl who wants to book off of her. The one girl who booked was sitting on the floor with the hostess' baby and when I was talking about how it's great to book a show, the girl literally blurted out from the floor "I want to book a show". She was not even involved with the party and I didn't even think she was interested in what was going on with the party!! LMAO!!!! So imagine my SHOCK when that happened and the look that was probably on my face and thinking, "holy man this three ways to ask script really DOES work!!!" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

BethCooks4U

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Jan 21, 2005
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I was in the same situation - I'd barely heard of Pampered Chef but jumped in head first anyway. I could write a book on what I did wrong, but my best tips are things I mostly DIDN'T DO:

1) Keep the recipe simple and practice it over and over, preferably in front of supportive friends while you can keep up a conversation - but definitely incorporate the Interactive show element also. It's magical and it will take some of the pressure off you and keep people engaged.

2) Don't get too creative with personal style. You want people to think they can easily replicate what you're doing either as a cook, host, or consultant.

3) Practice packing and act as if you're going on an airplane with carry-on luggage, not in a Mack truck for a 90 day tour of the country. BIG mistake to take more than the essentials. I overpacked on the hottest June day and did the pizza stone thing in a barely airconditioned upper story condo. Total misery.

I don't care what anyone says about how important big sales are in the beginning. The most important thing is that you come away with a strong sense of confidence and satisfaction and know that people got value from what you presented. Then the sales will take care of themselves after that.

AWESOME advice!! :sing: :chef: :thumbup: :balloon:
 

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