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  1. I started Pampered Chef in August. Then we got all the Hurricanes(I'm in Florida), I started school full time along with still working full time, and I moved into a new home in September :eek: . I completely got off track with my PC business and now I'm looking to get back into the swing of it. My problem is that I used all my friends and family and I'm at a loss as to finding new bookings. I'm only 23 and I have trouble finding the people who normally would be into PC and willing to have shows. Any Ideas? :confused:
     
    Nov 17, 2004
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  2. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Oh Wow! That would get anyone off track. First of all your director should have some great ideas for you. Make a list of everyone you know and talk to each one with double host points in Jan. you never know who might be interested. Also ask for referrals from your friends and family. They must know people you don't know. Give it some time but do keep working on it.
    Debbie
     
    Nov 17, 2004
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  3. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Try hanging up flyers at the Supermarket or schools. Maybe you can find people at holiday fairs. Be proactive. Hand out flyers/catalogs at the coffee stand, at the bank, to your hair dresser. Speaking of hair dressers. Find out if it would be OK to leave flyers there or maybe a drawing box for a PC prize. This may get some people. Use your comment slips for the drawing. Salons get a lot of traffic. You could also do this at the manicurist.

    I am also relatively new and trying to branch away from my small group of friends.

    Good luck!
     
  4. PCBeliever

    PCBeliever Novice Member

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    I have been in your situation similarily I go to school full time, I work full time and I will promote to director with the Pampered Chef December 1st. I have been with the company since March and I can share with you what I did to help boost bookings in my area. I sent out 100 flyers to every neighbor within a 5-6 block radius. I announced that it would be a "Meet your Neighbors" grill, while helping build my new business. I purchased hot dogs at Sams club for relatively cheep and I believe that you coud meet a lot of potentials in a new area by doing this. People are always interested in New members of their community so probably they would show just out of sheer curiosity. Best part is... you get to write off the hot dogs!!! What other job could you have where you get to write of food?

    Melody
     
    Nov 25, 2004
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  5. cajunmomof4

    cajunmomof4 Gold Member

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    Neighborhood Grill

    How did you handle the "Neighborhood Grill? Did you have catalogs and products out and tried to book shows or recruit. I am new to this marketing and selling concept and needs LOTS of help! My director is recovering and can understandably give little support until she gets on her feet. But I still want to be a great team player! :)
     
    Dec 1, 2004
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  6. Grill Night

    You definitely want to have the products out, especially the grilling ones! Use them and have your guests use them!! Place catalogs everywhere so they can leaf through it at their leisure so they don't feel pressured either. ALSO, place a flyer in or around the catalogs with some sort of special that you can personally offer for the first neighborhood booking, first catalog booking, etc. This might spark someone to go ahead and try. Have your kids (if you have them) wear the kids products and have a table dedicated to them with kid-friendly tools. Maybe they can play with dough, roller, cutters, etc. to keep them busy! You COULD bake them after the party and then deliver them the next day when they have cooked! (1 per child and initialed)

    I have heard about the door-to-door to a new neighborhood thing too. You go to a door, introduce yourself and give them a homemade cookie. ASK them if they would be willing to do a show. If yes, great! If no, then ask if they would like to come to a show if someone in the neighborhood had one. Most people say yes to this. THEN after your 10th house...when she says no. Tell her that you already have a party ready for her because the last 10 neighbors you spoke with want to come to a neighborhood party, all you need is a host to get all the free products!
     
  7. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Great Ideas ChefShelly!
     
    Dec 2, 2004
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  8. cajunmomof4

    cajunmomof4 Gold Member

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    Thanks Chef Shelly

    I can see the picture! Thanks for the tips Chef Shelly :)
     
    Dec 2, 2004
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