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Sales My first show

barbchan

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Mar 16, 2006
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What a bummer! Actually, it was quite laughable. I was hosting it and there were more people than I expected which was good. Many of them brought their children but it was my child who is 4 that drove me nuts. I was managing ok at first and then a late comer came in and announced the tornado warning! :eek: That was about 10 minutes into my demo. The rest of the time was spent trying to hurry up finish my demo in the midst of chaos while people kept worrying about the weather and coudln't wait to get home.
I finally just ended it by giving out the prize drawing slips and sending them on their way. The show lasted all of 45 minutes and I only had one order! :( I was feeling really down but one of the ladies came back because she was afraid to drive in the storm and so she placed an order while waiting for it to blow over.
As I looked at the drawing slips I saw that two ladies checked yes for booking a show, one checked maybe for recruting, and another checked maybe for having a show! So, all is not lost.
Guess it's time for making some phone calls! :eek:

Guess I'd like to say, for all you who are just starting, like me, that the first time may be a doozy but you will get through it. :D
 

KellyTheChef

Legend Member
Gold Member
Jan 30, 2006
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Isn't it great that we only have ONE "first" show?!?!?!? :p

Make sure you follow up with your leads and get those shows booked! Sounds like even with the craziness going on it will still be a success for you!
 

its_me_susan

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2005
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barbchan said:
What a bummer! Actually, it was quite laughable. I was hosting it and there were more people than I expected which was good. Many of them brought their children but it was my child who is 4 that drove me nuts. I was managing ok at first and then a late comer came in and announced the tornado warning! :eek: That was about 10 minutes into my demo. The rest of the time was spent trying to hurry up finish my demo in the midst of chaos while people kept worrying about the weather and coudln't wait to get home.
I finally just ended it by giving out the prize drawing slips and sending them on their way. The show lasted all of 45 minutes and I only had one order! :( I was feeling really down but one of the ladies came back because she was afraid to drive in the storm and so she placed an order while waiting for it to blow over.
As I looked at the drawing slips I saw that two ladies checked yes for booking a show, one checked maybe for recruting, and another checked maybe for having a show! So, all is not lost.
Guess it's time for making some phone calls! :eek:

Guess I'd like to say, for all you who are just starting, like me, that the first time may be a doozy but you will get through it. :D

Barbara,
Be sure to call each and every guest that was there, and let them know
(1) You enjoyed having them and were sorry that the weather put a sudden end to your party.

(2) That you are not going to close the party until the end of the week, so if there is anything she may like to order, to let you know so she can take advantage of the $4 shipping and guest specials!

(3) Is she someone who might like to think about having her own catalog/web or cooking show in the future.... That the hostess specials are really great for April, May and June!

Good luck! Sounds very eventful. Let us know how the orders come in.
:)
 

lacychef

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Feb 15, 2006
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I know what you mean!

It wasn't a tornado, but I had a crazy show that made me feel strange and frazzled last fall. About 20 minutes into the show, the host got word that her son had been in a car accident! It was mad chaos, pretty much everyone left at once. Didn't get any bookings, but the host said she did want to have another show again, hopefully without the drama. Her son was okay though! Just teaches you to roll with the punches! Everything is a learning experience:)
 
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