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Pampered Chef: Recruiting "Prize" for hostesses

  1. cooking_girl

    cooking_girl Gold Member

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    I am so excited this month to recruit 2 more to my already 1, making me a future director. Yeh! One new recruit is a past host and one is a guest at a Feb show. I am wondering if I should give a "prize", meaning a product to the host who I "recruited the guest from her show". My director reminded me that I did the recruiting, not the host, but I would like to reward her with something small, but useful. What do you suggest? How much is too much price-wise? I haven't closed her show yet... so I could add it to her order.

    Amy Czyz
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    Feb 26, 2006
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  2. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    Quite frankly, I agree with your Director. In addition, they need to qualify. Watch for kit-nappers. You'll be giving goodies away without reaping any rewards if you're not careful. If anything, I'd just include a thank you note and leave it at that.
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  3. MicheleC

    MicheleC Guest

    Kit-nappers

    Rita,

    I'm just starting to recruit new consultants and was curious how often you experience kit-nappers. I'm assuming you're talking about people who get the kit and then never do their shows. Anything I can do to limit this?

    Michele
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  4. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    I'd like to say you don't experience it at all, but I have had three...and all at once (or within a couple month period). It could be that I was simply promoting our business wrong. It could be that one of the girls knew someone else that used to be a consultant and told her there was "no real obligation". It could be they really had good intensions and things came up in their life. But, they could returned phone calls or emails! Okay...through venting. Now to answer your question.
    I'd say number one is enthusiasm and keeping them excited during the time they sign and the time they have their first show. Call them when they get their kit (some people feel it's overwhelming information so assist them by getting together to review the paperwork, answer questions, etc). Also have them get two or three friends that wouldn't help them start their business with a kitchen show, do catalog shows (before the kit even arrives and you provide her with the catalogs, etc.) Knowing they already have something in the pipeline will keep them enthused until their first show.
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  5. afshea

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    A sincere Thank you

    Just send a note! Good old fashined Thank you notes are always a pleasant surprise. I'm sure the host would be touched to recieve one. "thank you so much for introducing me to Mary. I know she will be a great addition to my team. It is because of faithful hosts and customers like you, that my business keeps growing! Thanks again!"
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  6. cooking_girl

    cooking_girl Gold Member

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    I told this host that I would reward her... I didn't say with what yet. So, I kind of made a promise, but didn't, to either merchandise or a thank you card, which I will do. What is sad is that I did talk to her husband and her about the opportunity together as I knew of an engaged couple who did Pamp Chef as a team and were awesome at it to save money for their wedding. Anyway, her guest who is now my recruit called me the next day and had a few questions, and then said "I want to do it because I think I would be good at it". When I told this host the good news, she already knew since my recruit works with her husband, both as recruiters for the National Guard. The host said "she (my new recruit) cannot even handle her full time work let alone trying Pamp Chef." I was floored by this. I feel that this host's negativity towards my new recruit may be sour grapes since she didn't jump at the opportunity, so she has to put her down for trying to improve her life... very sad! That is why I almost shouldn't reward her for anything but a thank you note. My new recruit is motivated to earn extra money and I hope no one brings her down!
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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