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  1. ChefMary412

    ChefMary412 Advanced Member

    I am hoping to start getting more catalog shows. How do you promote these to potential hosts? In Aug and Oct I have a lot going on with the new school year and would love to keep things going with these..
    any ideas would be great!
    Jul 5, 2009
  2. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

    I always mention how fun it is to have a party and earn host rewards. I then joke and say that if they're not up to entertaining, they can always have a party online.

    When doing a full service checkout, I remind them about a catalog option for those who do not seem to excited about a cooking show.

    When I talk to anyone on the phone, or out and about.....when I see that they want a particular item or are unable to buy it, I mention the host rewards. If they aren't biting for a cooking show, the online show is mentioned again.

    I can only do 3-4 cooking shows a month, once those are taken....I promote catalog shows like crazy. = )

    Hope that helped.
  3. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    Talk up how easy it is, and all the resources available for them to help them out. Offer to do the data entry for eVites. Offer to mail out mini catalogs to all their invited guests.

    Do an incentive like batter bowl bingo for the host - they win $2 toward their free shopping spree for each line or diagonal they fill on your list. The 25 spots on the bingo are individual people who place orders that:
    1. has red hair
    2. shared the catalog with a friend
    3. drives a pickup truck
    4. gets her nails done
    5. has 2 kids
    6. has 1 kid
    7. is a single mom
    8. a guy who does a lot of cooking
    9. someone who buys a DCB
    10. someone who buys cookware
    11. someone who buys forged cutlery
    12. someone who buys simple additions
    13. someone who buys baking items
    14. someone who buys wine items
    15. someone who just got a haircut
    16. someone who needs supplemental income
    17. someone who has no kids
    18. someone who works 2 jobs
    19. "free space"
    20. someone who is engaged
    21. someone who is an empty-nester
    22. someone who entertains a lot
    23. someone who has blue eyes
    24. someone who has grandkids
    25. someone who will book a show

    This gets her to contact LOTS of folks to do really well with the show.

    Again - for each line (5 items) completed, she gets $2 off her order (do it under the host order and it doesn't cost you that much!) If she does 2 lines it means she has contacted 8-9 people, and your show is going to be $200-300. If she fills out the whole sheet SHE GETS A FREE BATTER BOWL (24 people)and you're going to have a 1K show easily. Remember have her get people to book shows so your business continues.

    Good Luck!
    Jul 6, 2009
  4. pamperedpals

    pamperedpals Senior Member Gold Member

    Great idea Scott!
    Jul 6, 2009
  5. ChefMary412

    ChefMary412 Advanced Member

    Thanks Scott... that is a great idea!!
    Jul 6, 2009
  6. teresah551393

    teresah551393 Member

    do you have a document with this already printed? if so, please share. I would love to encourage better catalog shows. The ones I usually have just barely qualify!
  7. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    Here's my Batter Bowl Bingo - use it in good health. Anyone: changes to suggest?

    (All that being said, remember the basis of good PC business is the Cooking Show. These will give you a breadth of clients as customers, regular hosts as potential recruits and a base of clients as recruit leads. 3-2-1 with good host coaching and you'll go far! Don't fall into the trap that Catalog Shows are OK - keep them as a supplement to a strong solid show schedule, and a buffer to planned Cooking Shows.)

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    Jul 6, 2009
  8. I love this idea, but only question is that do you get phone numbers with it? That way you can call on these potential leads?
    Jul 12, 2009
  9. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Scott, I love this idea. Thanks for sharing!
    Jul 28, 2009
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