I attended a training show and was amazed at what I had been doing wrong. Two major points: 1) I concentrate too much on recipe and products and 2) I forgot to use the "tools" at hand to promote bookings or for that matter even talk about bookings during the show at all. I found I Talked about bookings at the beginning and at the very end of my shows but not in the middle. By simply using the "tools" at hand, I rehearsed some things to say during recipe prep or even during an Express Show demo, I found I don't can't rehearse the words, I am not that kind of person but I found just the right "queues". I found several tools that I shall carry with me to all shows because Pampered Chef gives our hosts great deals on them. 1) Scraper Set - 4 for half the price 2) (Have to go expensive) - one piece of the Professional Cookware. You know we all have the Saute Pan! And it's easy to carry. 3) Ulimate Slice and Grate because at $22.50 it is Great! Pun Intended. 4) Simple Additions Small Bowls with Caddy - again small and easy to carry with out all the other stuff to futz with but a good sampling. So I want to thank My Director, who did the training show, for showing me what I was missing. So here is my moral, Pampered Chef gives you the tools to use to book more shows. Whether is be by giving us Host Product Specials or in other Consultants, Directors, Execs or whomever, who are willing to give of their time and knowledge. Attend another consultants shows. Use them to your advantage and you too may be surprised. Thanks Deb!!