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Pampered Chef: Bookings My 2nd Show

  1. momoffour

    momoffour Novice Member

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    I had my second show last night. My first show had four people and sales JUST at 150.00.

    I wasn't sure what to expect last night but I was pleasantly surprised when it reached almost $700.00. I'm not sure if that is a good show or not but I was happy with it. We are waiting on two possible outside orders too. It all went pretty smoothly though.

    I have a show coming up in November. I hope to get some bookings from that one. This show I just had was from the neighbourhood and no one booked since there had already been 2 other PC shows in the past 2 months.
     
    Oct 19, 2005
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  2. Chef Laurie

    Chef Laurie Member

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    I just had my first show last Friday, and like you, my attendance and sales were discouragingly low. I'm not going to let it get me down--sometimes you just don't have luck! I know I've worked hard, and it will eventually pay off. I only had three people show up for my show and less than $100 of orders. I'm hoping one more person will come through to make it count for a show. But the show itself was a real success. I loved doing the presentation and really had a good time. To me, that's what really counts for your first show. And I got one booking from it. Yay! I've discovered how much fun it is and am looking forward to my full schedule the next couple of weeks.

    Best wishes, momoffour, on your upcoming shows. Hey, it can only get better, right?
     
    Oct 19, 2005
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  3. Themes

    I've found that attendance and sales really depend on you AND your host. Sometimes I wonder why some hosts even bother doing a show?! My first show had only 6 people, including the host. But then my next show was in an area where not alot of people knew about PC. My 2nd host really sold the show (fun, food, wine!) and she had 26 in attendance!!! I was soooooo happy! I really encourage my hosts to remind people of the guest special and tell them what we're going to make, then there is something to look forward to. Also, if the area has had alot of shows, offer theme shows. My most popular is "Chcocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate"! My hosts are making only items with chocolate (cookies, candy, cake, brownies, mochas, hot chocolate, etc.) and sometimes chocolate martinis :) (that really gets the attendance up!) and I make the Celebrations Chocolate Mousse in Crispy Shells.
     
  4. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    $700 is a great show! It is really up to YOU to determine what you think is good or not so good. My goal is to make at least $100 a show, which works out to be about a $500 show. I chose $100 because it is what I would have made working 2 or 3 weekends in retail had I not started PC. Sometimes I don't make it, but most of the time I do. Its just my little way of motivating myself!
     
    Oct 23, 2005
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