Hi all, I have the opportunity to do a show the beginning of April for a group of 40 - 50 women. It is a ladies group that meets once every month and does something different each month. The woman who contacted me is my co-chair on the PTA at my children's school. She just booked yesterday and then said she'd place an order tomorrow night for door prizes. I had full intention of giving a couple of prizes out like I do at all shows but she stated that the group has plenty of money in their 'reserve' and that they always purchase 10 door prizes for each meeting. Her goal for her PC show is to have fun and use the free product value to purchase more door prizes for future use. The dollar value for the 10 door prizes on the order she's giving me tomorrow is just over $110. Pretty awesome door prizes considering I give quikut knives and citrus peelers and sometimes a mini spatula. My concern is how to do a demo for all these ladies. It will be held in the officer's mess on base and therefore there is lots of room and the ladies can gather around. But I've never done for a group this size and obviously can't start with my regular 'introduce yourself and tell me your favorite PC product'. I usually go from that to my story, thanking the host, the demo, other favorite or new products of mine, benefits to hosting, host monthly special and then a game, door prize slip, out comes the recipe and gather orders. Any ideas how to run one of this size? I'm also concerned that it could end up following the company average so to speak and only being 1/3 to 1/2 the number invited. She insists it's always 40 - 50 though but then says .... "well, I hope you get some sales from it to make it worth your while but I don't want anyone feeling pressured. If I DO get any free product I'll buy future door prizes" ?!?!?!? Of course, I want sales!! HULLO! I"m not going there to do a show of this size for nothing! She has also suggested that I could bring an assistant and I thought of bringing a fellow consultant I'm close with and we could both be demo'ing the same recipe at opposite sides of the room and then split sales and bookings but with a comment like hopefully you'll get some sales I don't think that's a smart idea. I'm also concerned with tally time that I get through it quickly, but not TOO rushed since that's where the booking conversations happen. We only have from 6:30 - 7:30 to get ready and then the ladies have the room from 7:30 - 9:30 Any ideas from you seasoned consultants or anyone else who has done a crowd this size on how to run my evening..e.g..just demo, no demo, demo and game...display only, interactive area like my open house, host benefits, host specials, door prizes from me etc? ARRRRRGGGGG Also, any idea what to serve or make if I do do a demo? She also stated that every month 10 people are assigned to bring eats so there WILL be plenty of food. Helpppppppp!!!