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Pampered Chef: Bookings I was starting to get discouraged about my lack of bookings but things

  1. Cr8vKitchen

    Cr8vKitchen Member

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    I was starting to get discouraged about my lack of bookings but things are turning around!!

    I have been pampering businesses every Friday for the past month trying to drum up leads. Well, it finally looks like it's paying off. I had a doc office call me yesterday about needing more catalogs and how tasty the treats I brought them were. So, I'm dropping off more catalogs tomorrow!

    On top of that, I've been talking to a couple of friends who had not committed to doing a show and I've offered some alternatives to a "regular" show (brunch shows, cocktail hour, etc.) and now they're booking!

    AND- my day job requires me to talk to a lot of the same people (from all over the country) frequently. Yesterday, I decided to reach out to those I've established rapport with. If nothing else, I could get catalog shows out of it and possibly referrals. Well, I booked a catalog show, a possible wedding catalog shower or registry and a possible order!! Plus, the majority said they wanted to be added to my mailing list.

    So! For those of you who are discouraged about your business...all I can tell you is KEEP TRYING!! Eventually, there will be those who say "yes"! And it feels FABULOUS when they do!!!
     
    May 28, 2009
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  2. ChefGwendolyn

    ChefGwendolyn Member Gold Member

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    :) thank you for your encouragement!

    I really needed to hear it!
     
    May 28, 2009
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  3. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    That's so great to hear how things are picking up for you! Great job at sticking to it and keeping on trying. It does come around. :) Oh how I'm hoping things will turn around for me! I'm really trying and hope things pick up.
     
    May 28, 2009
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  4. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Re: Excited!

    Great to hear Sheila. Nice work on networking your business.
     
    May 28, 2009
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  5. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    Good job getting yourself out there!!! Keep it up!
     
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    Great job! Good thinking on the people you talk with a lot.
     
  7. Aunticooks

    Aunticooks Member Gold Member

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    Fantastic job! What have you been pampering your businesses with? I can't decide what to bake. Any suggestions would be great.
     
    May 28, 2009
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  8. patty42240

    patty42240 Member

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    I was at the bank yesterday depositing some checks into my PC Account. I write on each of my deposit slips "Pampered Chef Account" and this was mostly for my benefit but when the teller saw that written on my slip she asked if I had a catalog and of course I had one in my car. She loves PC and because it was busy and customers were in line I told her I would come back in a few days and book a show with her.
     
    May 30, 2009
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