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Out of Box Calls

kitchenqueen

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Jan 31, 2005
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I just did my FIRST call to someone I didn't know about TPC. AT our garage sale I had a table set up, etc and a guy entered his wife in for a free kitchen show by filling out a slip. He said they just moved in and "she likes this kind of stuff". So I called and left a message a second ago - I WAS SO NERVOUS and probably sounded like a fool :rolleyes: ! I even got dizzy after I hung up!!! I'm not a shy person, but I can't help but feel like a saleswoman which was probably the reason I got so nervous!! Does anyone have any advice? I know there have been discussions about this before, but I'm way too shaky right now to start searching!!! I would greatly appreciate it!!
 

BethCooks4U

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Just take a deep breath and know that you will never have to do that again for the first time.

I still get nervous about some calls especially when I've been away and haven't done it for a week or two. Consistancy and practice helps a ton!

You are sharing information about great recipes and tools to make it easier for them to enjoy time around the table as a family and with friends. (Sounds better then "selling kitchen products" doesn't it??)

Remember that you know more then they do about TPC (even if you're brand new - you have the Recipe for Success they don't!) and if you don't know it you can find the answer for them. Always be nice and have fun and you will be fine!!

:D :p :cool:
 
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kitchenqueen

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Thanks!

Thanks Beth! You're right, sharing information about recipes and tools with them does sound much better than selling kitchen tools. ;)

I even wrote a script and I didn't even follow one line in it! I've got another call to do tomorrow...I could have done it today, but I was so nervous after the first call, I didn't want to put myself through that again! :eek: I've been with TPC for 6 months now and I am just now getting out of my circle...I've had alot of friends and family come through for me to help and I am very grateful for that...but I really feel like I am starting over in a way!

Before I call tomorrow, I am going to collect my thoughts, and follow ytour advice about sharing information with them rather than try to "sell" them the idea of having a kitchen show. Thanks again and I'll let you know how it goes! :cool:
 

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