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Pampered Chef: Bookings Incentive for Cooking Shows booked off of a Catalog Show?

  1. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I'm kicking off another catalog show and really, really want to kick up my cooking shows. My husband just lost his job and I need to step this PC baby up! I would like to offer some extra incentive. What do you offer? I usually don't get any shows from a catalog show.
     
    Mar 11, 2006
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  2. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I offer the original hostess $10 off her order at any show that is booked from hers. Plus of course really really talk up the host specials. I would also recomend making up little baskets of goodies and taking them, with catalogs and business cards to businesses in the area. Be sure to tell them that you are looking for people to host shows, and ask if they can help you get your business going. I think it is really important to tell them right up front that you need help, people will do it when it is put that way!
    Good Luck!
     
    Mar 11, 2006
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  3. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Thanks for you suggestion! I like the $10 host idea. It'll get the host to help me out. I think I may stop by some local businesses. I'm always afraid I'm going in at a bad time. A friend of mine owns a little coffee shop, he's putting some catalogs on the counters. I guess that's a start.
     
    Mar 11, 2006
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  4. barbchan

    barbchan Member

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    Well?

    I was looking back at older booking posts and found this. I'm wondering how it worked for you. Did you get bookings from taking goodie baskets around to businesses?

    This is a great idea but I would like feedback before I give it a try.
     
    Mar 27, 2006
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  5. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    I remind the host about our awesome booking benefit and I sometimes also offer their show discount at any show booked from theirs. PC gives them 10% but then I add the difference (only at shows booked from her own show). Even if they have a 30% discount it's only 20% that I'm giving her - basically commission and I got a show....
     
    Mar 27, 2006
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  6. DebbieSAChef

    DebbieSAChef Senior Member

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    If I'm desperate...

    I offer to pay for ingredients or I let the host know that if she books some shows for me I will give her a 40% discount on anything in the catalog in April!!! :p
    Works for me!!
    Debbie
     
    Mar 27, 2006
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  7. Chef Diane

    Chef Diane Member

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    You could offer her

    the $15 hospitality bonus that only Cooking Show hostess' get. I would put a minimum 2 booking limit on it personally. ;) But if you get 1 booking thats 1 more than you had. It hard getting those bookings from a catalog show. Plus remind her of the other benefits of her friends having a show---60% off for example.
     
    Mar 28, 2006
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  8. This sounds like something I could do...

    What kinds of things do you put in the baskets? you leave them with the catalogs and business cards? or is it just to show the products? I am still trying to book my first show, and this sounds like something I could see myself doing...
     
    Mar 28, 2006
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