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Pampered Chef: Bookings New way to get bookings

  1. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Okay, so, I have decided to end my PC career as soon as I run out of bookings. I had a show booked for last night and one for October and I had decided to refer the October one to a different consultant and if I got any bookings last night I would refer them to a different consultant. At my last few shows I haven't mentioned booking or recruiting at all. I have basically just done the basic show stuff keeping it really simple and again, no mention whatsoever of bookings. The one that I did in May is when I got the October booking, they walked in talking about it, they had been to another one of my shows and decided that they were going to book. Then last night, things are moving along, and all of a sudden one of my past hosts that was a guest starts saying she has to have that DCB and needs to book another show at her cottage at the lake! And asked if I'd come to the lake to do a show :eek: (she also happens to be a lady that my mom has worked with for years and that I know and like a lot) so I couldn't say no! And I couldn't refer her to someone else. Then another lady walks up and asks to see my calendar, she wants to book too! :grumpy: I couldn't tell her no if I agreed to do the other one. So, now I have 2 more bookings, one in July and one in August, so I might as well do the October one too... :cry: I didn't even have my calendar or any host packets or anything, because I wasn't going to book anymore shows! My DD is going to be very upset with me, she was very happy that I was going to my last PC show. So, the moral of the story, if you want bookings, go unprepared and don't talk about them and pretend you don't want them, they will come to you! ;)
    So, I guess I'm sticking with it through October!:cry:
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  2. dkitten13

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    I'm sorry I can't feel your pain! ;)
     
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  3. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    I didn't really expect anyone to feel my pain... but I think it's kind of amusing that when I don't want bookings, I can't seem to stay away from them! My husband cracked up when I told him that I got 2 more bookings!
     
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  4. ChefLAM

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    I'll take them for you Paula! My family is from up that way anyways!:p
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  5. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    If I get anymore, they're all yours!!!:D Like I said, I just can't turn down the one lady, she's a family friend...
    Where is your family from?
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  6. raebates

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    That's kind of like washing your car to make it rain. Congratulations on the bookings . . . I guess . . . kind of. LOL!
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  7. ChefLAM

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    My family lives in St. Louis and Alma.
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  8. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    What is the last name? Maybe I know them!
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  9. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Thanks, I think! haha!
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  10. ChefLAM

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    Krepps, McCoy, Schaub
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  11. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Hmmm, nope, doesn't sound familiar, but I'm not good with names. Hey, any chance that any of them would like to buy a purebred Golden Retriever puppy? $200! No papers but both parents are purebred... they are 6 1/2 weeks old and ready to go to their new homes... 3 boys and 1 girl! Let me know if you want to see pictures!
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  12. ChefLAM

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    Not that I know of but I"ll bet they are super cute! I wish I would have had this opportunity a few years back. I would love to see pictures but then I know I would have a hard time turnign one down. :) I will ask around and see if anyone is interested though!
     
    Jun 24, 2009
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  13. ChefPaulaB

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    Thanks! I appreciate it!
     
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