I had a stroke of genius the other day. (No, it didn't hurt. ) A woman at a recent show said that she was interested in talking with me about setting up a Wedding Registry for her stepdaughter. She also made note of this on her survey slip. I was honored. You see, she did a show last November with another consultant, so I felt it was a compliment that she was interested in working with me on this. Of course, you and I both know there's not really much of anything for the consultant to do when it comes to a registry. The bride and groom go online and choose what they want. Easy. I was going over the survey slips a few days later, reading and enjoying the comments, when I came to hers. Many of you know my philosophy of direct sales. It's not unique to me. People can buy the products from other consultants or online. They don't need me. It's my customer care that makes them want me. That's when the stroke of genius hit. I called her and told her that, as she could see from the information I had given her at the party, setting up a registry is easy. Her stepdaughter just needs to go to my website and follow the instructions. However, I know that many people, especially young brides, have questions about the products. I would be glad to set a time to meet with the two of them (and the groom, too) to walk them through the process and answer any questions about the products along the way. She was very happy. The wedding's next spring. Her stepdaughter is in Florida until mid-August. I told her I'd give her a call the first week of September unless I heard from her. Here's my thought. No, I won't technically make anything at all from the long drive (she's about 90 minutes away from me) or the time in the meeting. Still, I'll make commission of anything purchased from her registry. And, think about it. I'll be the PC Consultant who helped. Who do you think she'll suggest if someone mentions PC? I've decided to start making sure I mention that I'll give a personal consultation for anyone doing a Wedding Registry. It can't hurt.