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  1. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

    I am really excited to start promoting my $99 DCB set with the Weekday Dinners Done! recipe cards, and for my next cooking show we will be making the Tasty Turkey Tetrazzini, my host is really excited :)

    My only concern is this- I have ALWAYS done solely interactive shows. This recipe (as I'm sure most of the Weekday Dinners Done! recipes) don't naturally lend themselves to an interactive show b/c they have minimal steps- the whole point of the recipe!

    I can certainly work in a few places to have guests help- using the garlic press to press the garlic cloves, using a piece forged cutlery to cut up the turkey, using the food chopper to chop the onion, etc. but I'm looking for a few tips from those of you who DON'T do interactive shows, or those who do SEMI-interactive shows, to guide me here...

    I have NO CLUE how to have a show that's not fully interactive!! :eek:

    What do you do with the guests aside from just make the recipe? How do you keep them entertained? I usually play a ticket game and give them tickets for helping, etc. Of course I do the booking slide as well, but would like some further guidance.

    Any and all suggestions are welcome! Thank you!!! :chef:
    Sep 12, 2009
  2. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

    Sounds like you shouldn't have too much of a problem! I do either non demo or partially hands on shows. Get the products in their hands when you can and have them talk about it.
    Sep 12, 2009
  3. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

    When you do non-demo shows, how does your show work? Would you mind giving me a run down of a typical show? I've never seen a non-interactive show and I tend to get long-winded, so I'm VERY afraid of loosing guests' interests... TIA! :D
    Sep 12, 2009
  4. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

  5. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    No demo show:

    Bring a container to your group. (canvas show bag, 5 gallon bucket, pillowcase) Inside you already have placed 10-12 of your best higher-end products and you have memorized some info from the PIG and have possibly taken online trainings for the products to sell them even better.

    As you hold up each product, ask questions that elicit customers to sell them to one another: "Who has it and loves it? - Is it easy to clean? - What else do you use it for? - Why would you get one for a gift for your (mother in law / sister / girlfriend) - What is your favorite recipe you use it in?" And you get the "Madge from Wilmington or Blanche from Boston effect that QVC or HSN accomplish with call-in testimonials. The guests will sell to themselves! Add tiny stories yourself about your aunt, your customer who is Suzy Homemaker, your clustermate's niece who won a contest using this, etc.

    Possible items to include:
    12: food chopper - explain the company gives more of these away as host free items than they sell; cross sell spices, skimmers, roasting pan, gravy separator
    11: exec saute pan - cross sell nylon tools
    10: APCS - cross sell flour sugar shaker
    9: 2 or 3 pieces of Simple Additions and a stainless holder - cross sell stemware
    8: forged cutlery (or one of each of the 3 lines of knives) - cross sell cutting boards, crinkle cutter
    7: bamboo platter or bowl - cross sell bamboo tools, carving board
    6: bakeware - metal, cross sell flat stones
    5: batter bowl - cross sell silicone scrapers, prep bowls, pinch bowls
    4: stainless 12" Family Skillet - talk up power cooking show
    3: mandoline - cross sell colander/bowl set, new colanders
    2: mini muffin pan and scoop - cross sell trivets, stackable cooling racks, potholders
    1: DCB - cross sell fluted pan, loaf pans

    Secret - keep it moving, keep them guessing what's next. You'll have an awesome show! Don't yadda yadda them to sleep.
    Sep 13, 2009
  6. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

    Scott, you rock! This is exactly what I needed to know... this sounds great, and is totally something that I would be comfortable doing. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! :D
    Sep 13, 2009
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