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Pampered Chef: Host Coaching Help with my first show and advice about first starting PC

  1. Hey everyone,

    I am new to PC and joined last friday. I am scheduled to receive the larger kit tomorrow. I am so excited. I have my first show scheduled for this saturday, with my neighbor and friend. She sent out invitations through my directors PCW since I dont have one set up and I'm not qualified yet. All of the for-sure's she is saying can't come. She has recieved one yes and one maybe. She wants to change the show to a catalog show so it dosent waste my time. I would love to continue with the show so I can get the experience and enjoy her company and possible get a recruit or a show booked off the few people that actual do come, plus you never know who is going to show up. Any advice.

    Also, what is the one thing you would change that you did when you first started selling PC. I have looked into Tammy Stanley, do you all think I need to read through all her info before booking another show?? Help!! I thought I host coached my hostess well, I guess I didnt :confused:
     
    Aug 19, 2009
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  2. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    Go with the cooking show. She might just be saying the "for sure's" are now saying "no" and let's change it to a catalog show sounds like SHE doesn't want to have the show on Saturday. Anyways, reassure her that it doesn't matter if all but 1 show up, that you are going through with the show as though her home was filled with guests. That it will be fun and will be short and sweet.

    Don't stop working your business to read and study Tammy Stanley's methods (or whoever else). Keep plugging away and immerse yourself in learning how to effectively work your biz, in a way that fits YOU. It's only through experience, trial and error and education that you will find what works and doesn't work for you and your customers.
     
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  3. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    I would definitely still do the show...if only for practice. Chances are that you will have more than one guest.

    But, if it is a very low turnout - don't get discouraged. Also, don't get discouraged if you don't get a recruit or bookings out of it.

    But most importantly: have fun!
     
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  4. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    Did she only do the e-invitations? If so, have her get on the phone. Often times those get caught in spam filters. Plus, someone is much quicker to click "no" when they know they can't come, than "yes" even if they've got the night free.

    One of the biggest things I got from Tammy Stanley was that people come to a product party (whether PC or something else) because they can and because they want to. Most people don't truly decide if they're coming until a couple of days before the show.

    Also, I definitely recommend a Grand Opening show. Invite everyone you know and tell them to bring friends.

    Start on your list of 100 right away. Start booking shows right away. You can always learn more as you go, but if you get started with that momentum, it'll carry you forward.

    Check with your director (possibly someone other than your recruiter) on any assitance she can give. You're in business for yourself but not by yourself.

    AND HAVE FUN!!!
     
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  5. Yall have truly brightened my day and outlook on the party on Saturday. I am going to go ahead with the show, even if its just for practice. I will shorten it to one dish in DCB. We had planned the chicken lasgna dish and I was going to do a dessert as well in another DCB that I have from the show I hosted. When I had my show one 2 people on the PCW responded that they would be coming but I think I had 6 or 7 people show up.

    I am going to take your advice and work on my list of 100 this afternoon during my sons nap!

    I love PC and so does my husband and I am bound and determined to show everyone why its so wonderful and saves TONS of time! Its perfect for people of any age or life style!
     
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  6. colegrovet

    colegrovet Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Go knock their socks off Ally... Wait.. it's summer time do people even wear socks in the summer??? Have fun.. :)
     
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