I have been doing my shows in quite a different way and I think my sales have increased because of it. I let the guests make the dishes! When I get to the hosts home we set up 2 or 3 stations with everything needed to make a recipe. I have the recipes printed up. Once the guests have arrived I introduce myself and talk briefly about Pampered Chef - why I do what I do; monthly specials; booking benefits and of course I recruit right along with this. The guests are very suprised once I let them know that I will not be demonstrating for them - they will! I have had a couple of people say that they just didn't want to, but once they got started they realized that it is a lot of fun! This allows the guests to catch up with one another while using all of the really cool Pampered Chef things! While they are making their food I go back and forth to the stations and answer any questions and demo anything there is a question on. The conversation really tends to stick to Pampered Chef a lot more than if they were sitting and watching me demo (waiting for me to finish so they can eat). Any questions about how I do this just e-mail me! It works for me!