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Host made a point to tell me...


Oct 16, 2005
I just called a potential host from a fair lead...and offered her a FREE COOKING SHOW. She was really interested....in our Dim Sum and Italian theme. She is a retired lady and so are all her friends. She is suppose to get back to me on a date...but before hanging up she wanted to let me know that she knows for a fact that I won't generate much business from her friends but it would be a great time. Anyone had a host tell them that??

Chef Kearns

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Gold Member
Feb 8, 2005
Yes, but I didn't treat the show any differently. She thinks she knows the interest level of her friends, but she can't answer for them anymore than you can. You should still ask everyone at her party if they would like to book, consult or add to their orders. It never hurts to ask!


Advanced Member
Feb 25, 2006
Same here

A friend of mine booked a party and said well you know my family, they wont buy anything. I'm hoping (when the time comes for me to host coach her) that she invites alot more than just her family. I went to a Tupperw party at her house and no one ordered.. our friend the TW consultant was annoyed that she spent her night there and hardly got any sales. I'm going to ask her to get some outside orders as well. Hopefully this will help me in June :)

Maybe your host belongs to a senior center.. tell her to ask all her friends at the center if they'd like to order. It makes great gifts for bridal showers (which I'm sure they are still invited to).


Veteran Member
Oct 22, 2005

My mom said this and we're closing her $1200 fundraiser this week! Being a fundraiser help motivate her to ask a broader range of people (including the board members who made $100 plus orders). Perhaps you could suggest a fundraiser to help her "think outside" her group of friends....BEE


Dec 14, 2005
2 weeks ago I had a host suggest maybe we cancel because she didn't think her show was going to be worth my time. She was bummed because only 5 or 6 people were coming.

The show closed at $740...:D


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Gold Member
Jan 1, 2006
Same thing happened to me!

My mom hosted a show a while back and she suggested we cancel because only 2 people were definitely coming and 4 were maybes. And she warned me that her friends were NOT gonna spend any money, but I told her that was fine, I could just finetune my show! I really wasn't expecting much.
Well, 6 people showed up! At the beginning, everyone was talking about combining orders to save on shipping, :eek: but in the end, everyone spent at least $50 and wanted the FREE guest special! She also got some outside orders, so the show turned out to be over $500. :D :D


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Gold Member
Jul 23, 2005
I have too!!

I have had a couple hosts say this. I think sometimes people are worried that you might be upset if the show isn't big and they don't want to get your hopes up. When I first started selling PC my mom told me not to bother telling one of my aunts cause there was no way she would want to buy "kitchen junk" (yes I know real nice) Well last month my aunt found out and was peeved that I didn't let her know......this weekend she ordered almost $400.00 worth of stuff. I made sure to call my mom and let her know how much "junk" my aunt ordered:rolleyes: So I would just plan the show as you would any show. SENDING GOOD LUCK FAIRY DUST YOUR WAY:D