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I'm Back from Wave 2!

pampchefrhondab

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Feb 18, 2005
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Hi Everyone,

I'm back home from Wave 2 and got most of my stuff unpacked! It was a blast as usual! I really needed the time away and the great laughs and good time I had w/my cluster mates.

I'm working a booth this weekend and it has given me a great boost to start working my business again!

Going to bed now, hope to catch up on all the threads tomorrow.
 

wadesgirl

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Jul 25, 2007
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Me too! Well I'm home but not unpacked. Sorry we didn't get to meat each other for very long!
 

susanr613

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Oct 18, 2007
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Glad you came back happy and re-energized!
 

pcchefjane

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I am home as well and VERY excited about all I learned! Hated I didn't get to meet either of you! I wore my big cranberry Chef Success button and got lots of questions about what it was... I look for some new people on here the next week! Met chefann, pampered 1224 (John), Melissa, Sarah, Stacie, David, and Terry! It was so fun to put names with faces! I must take my very weary butt to bed now! HUGS to all!
 

pampchefrhondab

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Feb 18, 2005
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Me too! Well I'm home but not unpacked. Sorry we didn't get to meat each other for very long!

I'm sorry too! I tried to go to the lunch on day one, but when I asked for directions to the cafe they said it was closed for the day. I tried to call to see if you were all meeting up somewhere else, but couldn't reach you.:(
 

pampchefsarah

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Mar 24, 2008
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Not unpacked (in fact, my two duffels are sitting right there staring at me, saying "well??"), but back and ready to Take Charge and Take Action - Wahoo!!

I go to meet Lauire, aka JolieParadoxe (and, finally got to ask why she chose that screen name), Jane (from whom I got a wonderful hug), Ann (with whom I passed notes like a 4th grader), and John. I saw my 'dream guy' Terry, but it was always between workshops or sessions, so never even got to say Hi. Next year I won't be taking the HO Tour or the First Timers Orientation, so hopefully can get together with Cheffers for breakfast or lunch on Day 1.
 

wadesgirl

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Jul 25, 2007
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I'm sorry too! I tried to go to the lunch on day one, but when I asked for directions to the cafe they said it was closed for the day. I tried to call to see if you were all meeting up somewhere else, but couldn't reach you.:(

I wasn't meeting with anyone on Day 1, I was doing lunch back at the hotel with my group!
 

jj16

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Mar 12, 2009
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I'm back too. Was just wondering if there is anyone who got Tammy Stanley's CD set and do you think it is worth the money?
 

beckyjsmith

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I'm back and had a great time!! The only other conference I have attended is Leadership. I loved them both.
I'm loving my new bling as well. I did not think I would like the TPC ring as much as I do.
I don't know about ya'll but I learned a ton and have a thousand new incentives and training sessions planned for my team. I got all choked up when my new director walked, so I can't wait to help more of my girls reach that goal!!! Whahooooooooooooooooooooooo
 

pampered1224

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Apr 13, 2004
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WAHOO WONDERFULL!

SIMPLY A BLAST MEETING EVERYONE! Learned a ton and I hope to implement some things quickly.
1) I learned that effective bookings come from doing something simple. Not talking about most of it! Simply tell people about the 10% off for a year and the 60% off products. The details bore them and scare them too! Go into details AFTER they have booked their party!
2) Phones calls are not to be made if you are looking for parties! Goes against everything we have been told right? The key to a great phone call is to make it with out any expectation. Call all your people with the intent of checking in on them. Ask if they have time, ask how they are and about the products they ordered. Offer a recipe. Ask them if there is something else you can help with. Nothing more. If the call conversation does lead to you asking about booking or placing an order, and you will know when, then ask. But not if it does not come up. A successful phone call is any call that is made.
3) Personal websites have a great amount of tools you can use but to get people there is to put your website out there on your catalogs. We all do this, our names and phone numbers and e-mail address are the predominent info we give guest and hosts. And our web addresses are usually the last thing list on our business cards and catalog labels. DO NOT DO THAT! PUT A BIG STICKER ON THE FRONT OF ALL YOUR CATALOGS WITH YOUR WEB ADDRESS ON IT. Say something like - "WE HAVE GREAT BARGAINS IN OUR OUTLET - GO TO WWW.PAMPEREDCEF.BIZ/...". And always tell guests to take your catalog with them when they leave your parties! Get that web address in their hands to stay!
Now, not during this class but in from a consult I talked to in front of the Hilton while we were out smoking, I got handed a card that a great consultant Rakel gave me. It is a card she gives everyone at check out. It is nothing more than info about her website and more specifically the Outlet! If you can get them there, they will look further! She gets about $400 to $500 a month in on-line orders outside of parties!
I am so excited about getting my teeth into my business again with these new tidbits. I hope everyone got something great out of their classes!
 

pampchefrhondab

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Feb 18, 2005
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I started listening to one CD from Tammy Stanley yesterday - How to leave phone msgs. to get customers and prospects to call you back - very interesting and smart!! And I only listened for about 5 minutes! I think this one CD is going to be worth the price of the entire set!
 

pamperedpals

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Mar 11, 2007
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WAHOO WONDERFULL!

SIMPLY A BLAST MEETING EVERYONE! Learned a ton and I hope to implement some things quickly.
1) I learned that effective bookings come from doing something simple. Not talking about most of it! Simply tell people about the 10% off for a year and the 60% off products. The details bore them and scare them too! Go into details AFTER they have booked their party!
2) Phones calls are not to be made if you are looking for parties! Goes against everything we have been told right? The key to a great phone call is to make it with out any expectation. Call all your people with the intent of checking in on them. Ask if they have time, ask how they are and about the products they ordered. Offer a recipe. Ask them if there is something else you can help with. Nothing more. If the call conversation does lead to you asking about booking or placing an order, and you will know when, then ask. But not if it does not come up. A successful phone call is any call that is made.
3) Personal websites have a great amount of tools you can use but to get people there is to put your website out there on your catalogs. We all do this, our names and phone numbers and e-mail address are the predominent info we give guest and hosts. And our web addresses are usually the last thing list on our business cards and catalog labels. DO NOT DO THAT! PUT A BIG STICKER ON THE FRONT OF ALL YOUR CATALOGS WITH YOUR WEB ADDRESS ON IT. Say something like - "WE HAVE GREAT BARGAINS IN OUR OUTLET - GO TO WWW.PAMPEREDCEF.BIZ/...". And always tell guests to take your catalog with them when they leave your parties! Get that web address in their hands to stay!
Now, not during this class but in from a consult I talked to in front of the Hilton while we were out smoking, I got handed a card that a great consultant Rakel gave me. It is a card she gives everyone at check out. It is nothing more than info about her website and more specifically the Outlet! If you can get them there, they will look further! She gets about $400 to $500 a month in on-line orders outside of parties!
I am so excited about getting my teeth into my business again with these new tidbits. I hope everyone got something great out of their classes!

Can you scan it and post it or share her wording? Please. :D
 

aried

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Feb 19, 2006
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Thanks for the tips John since I couldn't make it to conference this year. Darn, just ordered business cards and I guess I should have made my website address a lot bigger on them!
 

momoftwins

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Nov 9, 2005
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I just went to our after conference cluster meeting last night and someone mentioned that you have to be active this month (already have submitted $150 in sales in July) in order to receive your change over kit. Is this correct??? A cluster mate and I were looking through the new special edition KCN and didn't see anything in there. I just want to clarify as I have not submitted anything yet, however I do have like $59 in online orders.
 

ChefMary412

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I just went to our after conference cluster meeting last night and someone mentioned that you have to be active this month (already have submitted $150 in sales in July) in order to receive your change over kit. Is this correct??? A cluster mate and I were looking through the new special edition KCN and didn't see anything in there. I just want to clarify as I have not submitted anything yet, however I do have like $59 in online orders.

There is a post somewhere on here with the different ways that you will get a changeover kit. I think if you submit a June of over $150 you get it. I have shows in July, but have not done them yet... so I am still planning on getting a changeover at the ned of the month.
 

Jolie_Paradoxe

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Apr 15, 2009
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I am back too! It was fun, but quite busy and frenzied...quite overscheduled, and I did not get to meet as planned. I was surprised that I did not meet as many people as I thought.

As Sarah mentioned, we got to meet briefly and it was great to see a face to match with the posts! You are a sweetie! = )

I learned so much, and I'm still processing all the great advice I got. I am ready to Take Charge, Take Action...

Will type up my notes this weekend and post for everyone! I want to walk that stage next year, and am hoping to do so with my fellow CS members! = )

Congrats to those who earned the right to do so this year! Whoo Hoo....I cheered for those I recognized....totally motivating to see that everyone has the power to succeed!

So tired and behind!
 

pampchefrhondab

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Feb 18, 2005
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I agree Laurie I think it was over scheduled! They need a little longer break between the general sessions and the classes. It's so nice to go to meet people, but it just didn't seem there was any time to do so! They even made the classes shorter this year so I'm not sure why it seemed more rushed to me. I guess gen. sessions might have been longer.
 

pampered1224

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Apr 13, 2004
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Laurie,
I will see what I can do. But I will need to wait until I get to work on Monday as I do not have a scanner!
 

momoftwins

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Nov 9, 2005
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There is a post somewhere on here with the different ways that you will get a changeover kit. I think if you submit a June of over $150 you get it. I have shows in July, but have not done them yet... so I am still planning on getting a changeover at the ned of the month.

Thanks Mary!

I actually had to call PC on Friday in regards to an adjustment so I asked about it. I was told that if you are/were active in May, June or July that you will get a changeover kit and they will begin shipping on July 24th. I had great sales in May and June and will have at least $150 in for July so I know I am good. :)
 

pampered1224

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I took out the personal info and I had to format it in Publisher.
If that is an issue I can put the text into Word woth out the postcard format.
 

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