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  1. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    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!

    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?
    Sep 18, 2009
  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    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.
    Sep 18, 2009
  3. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

    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?
    Sep 18, 2009
  4. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

    You could offer to do a fundraiser for her....
    Sep 18, 2009
  5. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

    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!
    Sep 18, 2009
  6. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

    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:
    At that point, I'd leave the ball in her court and not continue to push the topic unless she asks for more info.
    Sep 18, 2009
  7. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

    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."
    Sep 18, 2009
  8. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    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....
    Sep 18, 2009
  9. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

    How did it work out?
    Sep 24, 2009
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