Hey everyone! I am going to try using a Hostess with the Mostess monthly special to help me work on host coaching. I'll announce as I am booking the month and coaching for shows what my featured product is for that particular month - which will be one of the duplicate products I have that is currently sitting in my closet. I used to be a consultant a few years ago, and had to get another kit when I re-signed. Also, I had purchased some of the the fall product samples, then ended up earning some of them later in SS bonuses. So I have lots of extra product. For December, I am featuring the Woven Rectangle Server. My hostess during the month of December with the highest sales will get a call from me at the beginning of January, and I will offer her the opportunity to purchase the product at a special discount. For every $100 she had at her show, she will receive 10% off this product. So if she has a $650 show, she would get 65% off on the item. For shows of $1000 or more, the item would be free. I am hoping to use this as a host coaching tool to encourage hostesses to invite lots of guests, utilize my website for e-invitations and reminders, offer the catalog to those who cannot attend, personally invite each guest and remind them 1-2 days prior. Also, as I get closer to the end of the month, I will have figures to work with to encourage hosts. For example, "Jill, your sales are at $550 right now. At this point in the month, my highest show so far is $625. If you could collect another $75 in outside orders, you'd have a really great chance at being my Hostess with the Mostess for December. Would you like to keep your show open for another day or so to give you a chance to follow up with the guests who were unable to attend?" And towards the beginning of the month, I can use some of my stats for encouragement. I could tell the host what my highest ever show was, and what my previous highest monthly shows came in at, then encourage her to try to outdo my record to increase her chances that she will have the highest show for the month. Host coaching is one of the areas that I really would like to improve in. I think this will give me a segway to bring up tips and suggestions more comfortably and naturally, so I don't feel like I'm being bossy or demanding, but rather trying to help the host to get another benefit. And I get valuable closet space in return! Any thoughts on this?