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Bookings I have a coworker wants to do a show. Yea! Well, she approaches me

AJPratt

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I have a coworker wants to do a show. Yea! Well, she approaches me and asks if I would mind sharing the night with someone else-a friend of hers who just started to sell jewelry. I have mixed feelings about this. What can I say without coming off the wrong way, or is there a way to make it work?
 

pamperedbecky

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I've done a few joint shows. Obviously, it's better if it's just you, but if it's a show you wouldn't otherwise have, then try to make it work. Six months ago, I would have said that joint shows tend to be smaller because the guests don't spend all their money in one place (with you) so they may buy a little from each consultant. BUT, then I had a joint show when the host did a purse party. It was a $1500 show for me! She did have probably 20-25 people there and had a good number of outside orders. Then, I had another one a couple months later with a jewelry person and it was a $900 show! So, don't fear the worst because it could still end up being very good. I would try to arrange it where you would go first. I'm sure it's likely because I'm biased, but I think you would do better than the jewlery person because kitchen stuff is just more practical in my opinion! And I like jewelry. You have a good reason to go first so the food can be cooking and be done sooner. This may be a good time to offer a special booking incentive too.

I'd say go for it and hope for the best!:D
 

terryteach

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I agree with Becky- I've done joint shows too and some have turned out better than others but my feeling is it's a show and hopefully you get bookings out of it. The only thing I would suggest is that you stress that she needs to have at least 15- 20 people since it is a double show she should try to have double the people. Maybe even send out invites for her so you are guaranteed to send out 40+ invites. Hope it works out for you- good luck!
 

Kelley Sells

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That is how I....

became a consultant....I went to a "vendor blender" and there was the jewelry set up and the Pampered Chef consultant and her stuff....I was there on a mission, measure cups.....I looked at the jewelry, but didn't buy, but she had about 20 people there and her show was not what it should have been because more bought jewelry....she was bummed, she does jewelry (but it wasn't HER jewelry that night, another friends Sophia Lia, my friend does Silpada) and is constantly asking if we can do a "joint" party, but knowing what happened at hers, well, I love her dearly, she is my best friend, but I'm just starting out and I really want to get my sales up there.....BUT, on the other hand, it depends on the group of people you have too......so it is a 50/50 shot....AND if people are there for the jewelry, they MAY book a party with you.....:eek: I'm not much help.....
 

AJPratt

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The gril told me that her friend is just getting started and is not as agressive as me. I don't think she realizes I just started to do this last July, so I'm new,too. I mentioned this to a close friend and he asked me if PC people can successfully sell more than one thing. I told him yes they can. He said, "This jewelry girl could be a new recruit for you". She's not afraid to go out and ask for business... Then it got me to thinking... I agree with most of you... It is a party and I could get bookings.

How do I ask to go firt without seeming snobby?
 

pamperedbecky

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I would approach it from a practical point of view. If you do your demo first, the food can get cooking faster and be done faster, so everyone can eat more quickly. Maybe they could eat while they listen to the jewelry presentation.
 

jdavis

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I would just use that excuse that you need to go first so they can EAT! LOL...everyone loves to eat, especially if they don't have to do the cooking.
 

Ginger428

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And most of all.....make SURE its gonna be something with either GARLIC or Chocolate....get those body juices flowing....
 

jdavis

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We all must have been posting at the same time. LOL. I have to get used to this quick reply on here I still find myself hitting post reply most of the time.
 
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