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Pampered Chef: Bookings How far do you go to book a show?

  1. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Okay so I met someone at a park in my community. She gave me her first name, I knew she lived close to the park from our conversation. She asked me for a catalog and said she would "do a show for me". Well then my 3 year old started acting up. I never got her info. (I know bad consultant). A couple of months pass and most times I drive by that street I think of her.

    So here is what I did, I used the white pages (online) to find someone by that name on the street I know she lives on. I wrote her a letter. There was no phone listed (ugh!). Short of going and knocking on her door, that is all I can do.

    So my question is, do you think she is going to think I crossed her privacy by looking her up? Did I step over the line?
     
  2. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Go knock on her door! Have you tot in tow, and say, "Hi, I'm Holly and I'm going to be holding a Pampered Chef cooking demo in this neighborhood soon. Would you like to come?" You'll meet a slew of neighbors who would like to be invited - hand them a clipboard asking their name and phone. When you are done talking to them, write down their address on the clipboard. Give the list to your "found" host - or, if you can't find her, to the one who says "Oh, I LOVE the Pampered Chef" and voilla - you've got a host!
     
    May 7, 2009
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  3. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I think if you showed up at her home, and she hadn't given you her address....it may scare her. I know I would be alarmed that I had been looked up. I would just keep her in mind, and wait til you see her at the park again. Or continue to send her specials via mail with a personal note asking her to contact you. Just my opinion.
     
  4. Same here, but I live in an area where folks don't like to be randomly approached. I think sending a letter was a perfect idea.
     
  5. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I with Michelle and Laurie. I would (and have) just moved onto other potential hosts. When you spend too much time trying to "get" someone to book, you just waste your breath generally. It's not that she didn't truly want to host, it's just that life happens. I would just continue to mail things and see what happens from there.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  6. beepampered

    beepampered Veteran Member

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    I might tell a white lie if it would work. "I was riding by last week and I saw your daughter and remember our conversation about Pampered Chef. When are you going to the park again so we can talk. It was so much fun and I hope next time my son will act better." Be her friend first and then her consultant second....
     
    May 7, 2009
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  7. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Thanks for the input. I've mailed her a letter and flyer about hosting. I'm hoping she will act and give me a call when she gets it!
     
  8. Kimberlymmj

    Kimberlymmj Member

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    Personally, I think it is a little stalkerish.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  9. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I would never look up someone's address or phone number and attempt to contact them. And I would be freaked out if someone did the same to me.
     
    May 7, 2009
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