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pampchefsarah

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Mar 24, 2008
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A FB friend who is a college student recently stated she wants to go on a trip next spring/summer to Europe, but doesn't know how she'd afford it. I posted that I had a way to earn extra money (just that, no mention of PC), and she commented she'd like some info. Her mother even commented (she knew what I was talking about), that she thought it would be a great opportunity for her daughter.

I sent a PM with a link to my website, telling her to check out the Join My Team section, as well as the phone number for the opportunity call.

I received this from her today:

Hi Sarah!
Yes, I am very familiar with the Pampered Chef products and have actually been to a few parties before myself. I realy appreciate you thinking of me for this opportunity, however at this time I don't think I'm in a position to spend time on this. Between school and two other part time jobs, I don't have alot of extra time on my hands.

Thank you for thinking of me though!
Amy

I really like this girl and her whole family, and I know she'd be an AWESOME consultant. What would you say to convince her to consider joining now (not "hope you think of me when the time is right"), without sounding pushy?
 

ChefBeckyD

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Sep 20, 2005
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Actually, to me, it sounds like it's not something she's interested in, and she's trying to tell you so in a nice way. She doesn't sound indecisive or questioning it - she's pretty much just saying no.
 

susanr613

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I agree with Becky. You already did ask her to consider joining now (by sending her info) and she was quite clear that she is flat out not interested. If you want to keep in touch, I would say something along the lines of: I'm happy that you like our products and have been to a few shows. Would you like to be on my mailing list so you can be notified of product and host specials?
 

pcchefjane

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Jul 23, 2008
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You could offer to do a fundraiser for her....
 

kdangel518

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Mar 5, 2009
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Respond back with "If I could show you how to fit it into your schedule would you be interested?"

It's about overcoming objectives or getting to the bottom of a REAL no.

She is TELLING you it's about her schedule, but it COULD be that she's not interested, however DON'T ASSUME you know which one it is!

You HAVE to ask her. If she says "Thanks, but not right now, or not really." Then there is your answer. If she says yes or maybe, then that is your open door to proceed.

NEVER assume that a lead is a definite no because they give you an objection like this- that is the best way to loose recruits and business!
 

Sheila

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Mar 26, 2008
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I agree, it sounds like she's not interested, but it still doesn't hurt to hit on the "time" issue that she mentioned. How about something like:
Amy,

What if I could show you how to alleviate those other two part time jobs and still make money to help save for your trip? It's certainly possible. With Pampered Chef, YOU set your hours. YOU decide when you want to work and how much you want to work each month. And (best of all) you don't have to conform to a boss' schedule! Since your schedule would be flexible, you could design your work hours where they don't interfere with important study times. :D

If you would like to sit down and review the opportunity with me, I'd be more than happy to help you. If the Pampered Chef is not for you, then I certainly respect your decision. But I did want to make sure that it's an informed decision. ;)

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you'd like to learn more!

Sarah

At that point, I'd leave the ball in her court and not continue to push the topic unless she asks for more info.
 

AJPratt

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Oct 11, 2005
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I agree with Kdangel; that I would bring up the time issue. That may be what is holding her back. If she has already decided that she really is not interested, what have you got to lose? At this point, I would say to myself ,"This is a good training opportunity."
 

esavvymom

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Sep 8, 2008
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Has she been informed of the actual income potential in dollars and cents? I know most of the PC information doesn't usually show the commission potential (I just checked the info on the PWS- it's not there...can't remember about the opportunity #). That information comes from us.

Perhaps you can word a reply (or call her) to express how you understand how it would be tough to fit in...maybe she doesn't realize she can set her own schedule (1, 2 shows a week, month, etc), and that she can earn about $100 a show on average. *She may not be making CLOSE to that much doing part-time jobs..>I know I never did.*

Let her know that if she has any future questions or if circumstances change- to give you a call....
 

AJPratt

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How did it work out?
 

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