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  1. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    I know somewhere out here in Cheffer land someone posted a tip about your intro at a party.
    It is to ask each guest to tell how they know the host and to ...
    I CAN NOT REMEMBER WHAT YOU ASK THEM AND IT IS NOT WHAT THEIR FAVORITE PRODUCT IS!!! I thought it was so neat but had to close out because my boss came up behind me before I could write it down!!! DANG! DANG! DANG!
    It may have been somewhere else out here and not in the Conference 09 threads! I have looked so I am hoping....
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  2. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    The one I heard was to ask what they would spend $400 on if they had it right now.
     
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  3. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    No not that one either. Thank you though!
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  4. chefcharity

    chefcharity Advanced Member

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    I just read in the newsletter to ask why they came to the show. I liked that...
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  5. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Did it have something to do with cooking style? ie, likes to bake, cooks for kids, etc...
     
  6. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I heard someone joke to ask how they knew the host, and their weight or age as an ice breaker....
     
  7. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I always have the guests tell me their name and how they know the host. I then ask them to describe the host in 1 word. I tell them up front that it's okay to repeat words, and if they need more than 1 we can pretend they're hyphenated. My rule: they must keep it clean and nice.
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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  8. floccies

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    I did that for awhile --- until I had the show where everyone really said their weight and age !!!!!! (never again . . . )
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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  9. Krista Burson

    Krista Burson Member Gold Member

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    In one of my workshops they kinda went off topic and said to ask "Why they came tonight" that way it can help with the checkout.
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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  10. NooraK

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    I have done that to the guest who walks in late, as we're doing the introductions. Always gets a laugh, and I of course tell her I'm kidding.
     
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  11. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    THAT IS IT!!
    That is what I get for being out here, on the phone and trying to look at the July news! The Why!! Thanks!
     
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  12. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I like that one better....the why. Great tip....glad you looked for it John...I would have missed it otherwise. = )
     
  13. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I've been listening to cd's from another company that suggest that we ask the guest
    1. about their family
    2. about their present job
    3. about any organizations that they belong to.
    Try to listen for what they called "heart tug" information. You might hear why they need our business and how it can work for them.
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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  14. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I usually ask each guest to tell me how they know the host, what their favorite PC product is and why, if no PC products, what food category is their favorite, desserts, casseroles, quick family meals, etc.
     
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  15. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    You know why you do NOT ask what their favorite product is? Because that will only sell a product to someone else. They can do that all by themsleves after you have done your thing. Now, you ask them WHY and everyting changes. The WHY will let YOU hear what the guest's "present" situation is. Things like , I needed a night out or had to "get away". These tell you this person needs a change. That change may be as simple as being offered an opportunity to get out of the house, earn some money and be with other adults. We can act on that.
    They may say they wanted to get a Whatever for their kitchen. This is a perfect indication that you need to ask them about hosting a party. They are telling you something of themselves they want to change. We can act on those comments.
    By asking them What is you favorite product - you are asking them about something that has already occured - past tense. We can not work with that as we can not change the past.
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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  16. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I just got my July CN and was looking through it, and wouldn't you know on page 5 there is a consultant who talks about this very thing. You should check it out. But what John said is perfect! Great advice that I'm definitely going to put into practice! Thanks! :)
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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  17. kcont

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    I have them rate their selves in the kitchen.....10 being a Martha Stewart without the jail time, 5 being Betty Crocker because everything comes from a box, or a one as only have a kitchen because it came with the house!! (and I raise my hand at this point) It gets a few laughs...

    I also heard at conference to have them say if they could have a gift out of the catalog, what would it be?:thumbup:
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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  18. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Love both of those ideas!

    Too funny on the Martha Stewart/Betty Crocker thing though! :D
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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