OK, this is my first time starting a new thread, but here it goes: The local radio station (103.3 wvyb) held it's 9th annual bridal expo this sunday teh 25th. I was invited to be a vendor for the event and the cost was $500. I was a little nervous because I am only in my ss1 and am not too good at approaching new people yet. I had another consultant from my cluster join me so it would cut the cost and we could help each other out. She is also is ss1, but doing a lot better than me, she had her first $1000 show already!!! Well, I made a bride-to-be party cake, made my business cards really pretty with mints and decorated the booth. We had a drawing where the grand prize was the new roasting pan (I already had one and I am getting one for free for qualifing), 2 people got $25 gift certificates, a classic batter bowl was giving by the other consultant, and there were "25 free home Pampered Bride Bridal Showers or Kitchen shows."(obviously, everyone won that one. Well here are the results: I had 1 booking at the show itself-Nov. 5th I have had 3 set bookings through phone calls thus far I have another one that already has a bridal shower planned, but she will either have me take over that one or they will set a date for a 2nd one and get this....50 people are attending!!!! There were a total of 150 door prize slips filled out and the other consultant and I split them down the middle for 75 each. We examined them to be fair so that one of us didn't get more interested leads than the other. I still have people looking at dates and have come nowhere near finishing all of my phone calls....This has become and absolutely great investment and would do it again in a heartbeat. I am going to keep a long-term running track of what comes from this just to see $$$out in vs $$$ come out!!!! This also gave me leads in new areas such as one of my bookings is in Gainesville....2 hours away from daytona!!!! I love it there and definitely do not mind the drive! Sorry this is so long, I am just really excited and thought you all should know just how successful the show was. It is so easy to get someone to book a show when you tell them they have won it and start asking what day of the week is best for them!!!! The radio station is having a home and garden expo that they may want me to be a part of , I will do it in a heartbeat if I can! This all came with perfect timing as I had ABSOLUTLY NO BOOKINGS AT ALL!!! Ihave only been having catalog shows, most of which have been my own!!!! Good luck to all in expanding your businesses!!!