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  1. lockhartkitchen

    lockhartkitchen Senior Member

    I have not had any "direct sales parties" of my own, since I was a host with PC 5 years ago. I decided to have a "home party" to earn free pictures for my new house. I contacted a rep that had done a party for one of my friends. I booked a November show with her in September, so I was sure to have the date. I had told all my friends. Two weeks before the show I didn't have a host packet. I called the rep and she said she was glad I had called. She had my name written on her calendar, but she had lost my phone #. She needed to change my show date, because it conflicted with a class she was taking with her husband.

    I changed it to a week later.(leaving us three weeks. I gave her addresses the next day of only a few friends, and mostly emails, since that's how my friends communicate. She said she would email an invite and mail the invites. The email only arrived a week before my show, which is Sunday. The invites I don't think got mailed. I have talked to two different friends that never received the invite. I was planning on calling today for reminders, assuming they got invites. I'm afraid it's going to be a flop. I now know why I never host my own shows.
  2. Holy smokes! What a disappointment! This only reinforces how important customer service is and host coaching. Sorry this happened to you. Let us know what happens! Donna
    Nov 20, 2009
  3. lockhartkitchen

    lockhartkitchen Senior Member

    I cancelled my show today. I called my friends over the last few days to confirm attendance. They never received invites. I ended up with only one maybe. Uggh. I'll just stick to me being a consultant. I really want to use my entertaining things. I guess I'll wait until I have a home we own and have a open house party.
  4. Lisa/ChefBear

    Lisa/ChefBear Veteran Member Gold Member

    WOW, that sucks. I would let this consultant know how disappointed you are. I know sometimes things happen to interfere, but WOW, that's just too much.

    Nov 21, 2009
  5. lockhartkitchen

    lockhartkitchen Senior Member

    The consultant emailed me back and said she was sorry to hear I had no one coming. She said she mailed all the invitations with the addresses I had given her. It was very disappointing. I really wanted to have a party, friends over, and get free things for my house. Oh well.
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