maryhenderlite said:I hand them out to everyone! I carry the catalog tote, and anyone that shows an interest gets one. I always mention PC. I go to a dept store, I give one to the clerk, at the bank.. Everyone.. Most people won't turn it away. I just ask them to pass it around or leave it for someone else.. Just to get my name out there. Good luck!
pkd09 said:I had my "yearly" check up last month and asked the receptionist if they had a lunch/break room for the staff. When she said "yes" I asked her if I could leave a few PC catalogs with her. She again said "yes". Is all you have to do is ask. It is as simple as that.
gilliandanielle said:I am always afraid to give my catalog to someone who didn't ask for it. If someone asked me if they could leave a biker gear catalog at my workplace I would say yes knowing full well that I don't want it and will throw it away. I don't want to give my catalogs to someone that will throw them away!! Also a lot of you said you gave them out and never heard from the people. At HO training they said to always get the interested persons info, but grocery store clerks don't have the time to fill out a door prize slip. How do you get those people's info?
Yah, I do the same thing. After years of toting around catalogs I got tired of always giving and never receiving. Instead I wear PC clothing now and that always seems to spark interest. When it does, I tell them I would be happy to mail them a catalog and ALWAYS ASK if I can follow up. That's the key!! It's easier than you think to say something like... I don't have a catalog on me since I've downsized my purse but I'd be happy to mail you one.....I'll call you in a few days make sure it arrived and answer any questions you have. How does that sound?.... Everyone says okay!soonerchef said:First, not everyone wear's "biker gear" but, everyone eats and almost everyone has a kitchen!
Secondly, when people ask me for a catalog I tell them that I don't have one (unless they are at a place that I know I will see them again) and I ask for their info instead, name and phone # is fine. After I have their info I tell them that I will call them to get their address to mail them a catalog.
pampered1224 said:If you want to ask, then ask. You know how you feel about the idea and you go for it. If your sister decides she wants to be a consultant, then she can make that decision for herself. NEVER LET ANYONE STEP ON YOUR BUSINESS!
So take a tote to pick up stuff but fill it with catalogs to drop off stuff too!
I get crappy remarks like that from my other half as well as my mom. Well, guess what, I just do what I want to anyway. Sometimes I am way off base and sometimes I am right on the money.
But I would never have known if I had not taken that chance and listened to my own heart.
After all, it's my business, my choice and my problem if it doesn't work. BUT IT'S MINE!
pampered1224 said:If someone had told Ben Franklin that he was a total boob for flying a kite with a key, we'd all still be in the dark. If Thomas Edison had listened to his friends say he was a fool for putting a wire in a vacuum bottle, we would all still be in the dark.
pampered1224 said:getting back to you is a success. However, you may never know it for years!
I have doing our state fair since the begining of my time - this will be year 6 - and I have only gotten one show out of it. At least that is what I thought.
What I did not know was that 5 years ago this lady named Mary signed up to get a catalog. I sent her the new one and never heard from her again.
What I did not know was this. Mary is an inlaw of a person I used to go to school with and was in 4-H with. mary passed the catalog to her. Well, last fall this inlaw attended the show of a mutal friend or ours and booked a show. At her show, Mary came. Mary booked a show. Mary's show only took 5.25 years to get to but she did. And I got two more shows out of the deal.
SO you never know how it will progress.
I hope you do very well from it. And never look at resulting "nothing" as bad. It put you out there and gave you some practice for the next one.