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Lap boards or no lap boards?

cookingwithlove

Advanced Member
Gold Member
Oct 28, 2004
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In the effort to carry less and sell more. I have stopped taking my lap boards to cut down on what I am carrying. I used to put in a 1/2 page of the guest specials that they could use as a wish list too and a recruiting flyer either the 30-day challenge or the discover us. I am now wonder if this affecting my shows by not having this information available in lap boards. What are your thoughts?
 

BethCooks4U

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Jan 21, 2005
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I used to use lapboards too and had similar things in it. For the last year I only give them a catalog, order form and pen. I tell them the host specials and remind them of them at check out. I have a flyer on a table and they always pass it around (I never tell them to). Recruiting info is sitting out on a table too and is always close and offered at checkout. It has not affected my bookings or recruiting at all.
 

kristina16marie

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Apr 15, 2009
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I just started using lapboards and have found it saves time when they're choosing their free gift w/purchase item and most of my orders are now achieving the $60 level to get it. I use Kam's flyer that has the current month's host/guest/recruiting special. I take time to talk about all three as they turn over their lapboards. Having the current month's special helps me book in close!
 

gailz2

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Jun 1, 2007
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I've never handed out folders or lap boards. Each guest is given a catalog, order form, drawing slip and pen. I make a point of discussing the monthly guest special and pass around a copy in a clear plastic sleeve. I have PLENTY of people spend the $60 to get it. No one has ever said they wish they had a lap board or something to write on--it doesn't seem to be an issue. With all the other products I take, some of which tend to be heavy, and the catalogs, that's enough to carry.
 

byrd1956

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Sep 5, 2007
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I tried lapboards & made my own....too heavy and it didn't make a difference on the guest special purchases.
 
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