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  1. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I love National Conference because I always come home with new ideas, new ways of doing things. I thought it would be good to provide a place for us to share those aha! moments.

    They don't have to be earth-shattering. Sometimes the smallest tweak can make a big difference.

    This is also a good place to share the things that you're looking for answers to.
     
    Jul 14, 2015
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  2. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Great idea Rae! Those of us that can't go to conference would love anything you can share from workshops to the new products to general sessions.
     
    Jul 14, 2015
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  3. raebates

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    I'll share when I can. Is there something in particular you're hoping to hear about besides the new products?
     
    Jul 14, 2015
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  4. DebPC

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    New logo info, any policy or website changes. Thanks a bunch Rae!
     
    Jul 14, 2015
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  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'll be on the lookout for those in particular.
     
    Jul 15, 2015
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  6. raebates

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    First stop for me after registration was the tech area. Two big aha things for me, both in relation to the app.

    First, you can set it so you don't have to go through a bajillion questions at checkout. Click on settings and choose "express checkout." This will let you put in just name, email, what they want, and payment info.

    Second, as people arrive at a show have them enter their own information (name, address, email, cell phone) in the app. You can even recruit a kid to have people do this. Just show the kid how to click "done" and "add guest" between people.
     
    Jul 16, 2015
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  7. raebates

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    At the training with Robin Schilling, Tracy Verin had a great point. If you want your team to take ownership and participate in the team, don't name it with your own name or use "my." Use an action verb for the name.

    Think about what you want the team to do when choosing a name--Daring Divas, The Hustle, etc.

    Also, never offer anything if you aren't willing to do it.
     
    Jul 16, 2015
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  8. raebates

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    Warren Buffet came ans sooke to the directors. He also sang happy birthday to Doris at the general conference.
     
    Jul 16, 2015
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  9. raebates

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    As of next week, order replacement parts on shows! That means it counts toward gueat and commissionable sales!
     
    Jul 16, 2015
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  10. raebates

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    They're working on a new, easier to use, mobile friendly website, starting on the customer & host side.
     
    Jul 16, 2015
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  11. lt1jane

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm not at conference (inactive at the moment and in my 6 months before I have to buy a new kit) If my life calms down and I get a new job, I'd come back in a heartbeat.

    I'm in enough PC groups that I still get the updates. Here are the new logos. For me, I need to get used to them. I love the "old" one. FB_IMG_1437087255967.jpg FB_IMG_1437087246511.jpg
     
    Jul 16, 2015
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  12. cochef

    cochef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Wow, that is HUGE. So glad to see that new feature!
     
    Jul 16, 2015
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  13. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    As of next week? As in July? I have a show on July 26, great news!

    Sounds like no new products were introduced ...
     
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  14. kam

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    I don't mind the second one (with Pampered Chef written out). When I opened this thread and just the image caught my eye before reading your post, I thought "what is PIC"? I really thought the spoon was representing a letter. And it was not immediately clear to me that it was a spoon. Of course it IS a spoon once I know it is a spoon. So, I don't think I like the first logo - with just the letters and the spoon. Just my 2 cents. :)
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  15. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Senior Member Gold Member

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    I (and at least 99% of the people in the room) was thrilled to hear about replacement parts on the show orders. But for the record, I did not need them to count towards the Host's totals and I especially did not need to make money off of them. Thanks for the perks.
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  16. jcsmilez

    jcsmilez Advanced Member Gold Member

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    The new logo is JUST like allrecipes - both of them. While I like the concept and where they are trying to go with it, I am NOT happy about that. Won't allrecipes come after PC?[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  17. Bren706

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    Hmmm. Interesting, Tristen. I would hope that the legal department as well as the appropriate marketing department would have done their homework. I really like the new one and the story behind it, but not the fact that it is practically a duplicate of another company.
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  18. MissyPC

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    Were any new products introduced and when do we find out? Will the new cross-over kits mail soon?
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  19. Bren706

    Bren706 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I believe the new products are being announced today. Change over kit information was in the 6/30/2015 PC Fresh News.

    "Fall paperwork and product will ship to Directors and above to arrive the week of July 20. We'll ship fall paperwork packages to Consultants who've submitted $150+ in the month of May, June or July to arrive the week of Aug. 3. June Free-for-All products, if earned, will arrive at the same time. July Free-for-All products will arrive the week of Aug. 10.

    Consultants who join Aug. 1 or later will receive New Consultant Kits with fall 2015 paperwork.
    Consultants who join Aug. 1-28 will also receive a supply of the spring/summer 2015 catalogs and paperwork for their August Shows.

    Business Supplies and Online Materials
    Aug. 2 is the last day to order spring 2015 business materials and product samples.
    Aug. 3 is the first day to order fall 2015 business materials and product samples.
    Updated materials for the fall/winter season will be posted on Consultant's Corner by noon CT on Aug. 3."
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  20. TrudysOwn

    TrudysOwn Member Gold Member

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    The new logo is not exactly like allrecipes. Ours has a smile in the spoon bowl.
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  21. Becky Bechel

    Becky Bechel Gold Member

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    Any mention about Wedding Registry?
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  22. lt1jane

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

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    True, but it's too close in my opinion.
     
    Jul 17, 2015
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  23. jjaastef

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    Found this on Facebook

    Consultants who submitted $750 in June receive:
    • Holiday Cheer Scraper
    • Shallow Micro-Cooker
    Consultants who submitted $1,500 in June receive all $750 level products plus:
    • Bamboo Spreader Set
    • Garlic Rub
    • Measure, Mix, Pour
    • Medium Cover & Store Lid
    • Pasta Portioner
    • Round Up From the Heart Share Bowl
    • Veggie Strip Maker
    Consultants who submitted $3,000 in June receive all $1500 level products plus:
    • Eat, Drink, & Be Merry Cheese Board
    • Holiday Cookie Card Collection
    • Keep it Hot Large Cookware Sweater
    • Mini Spoon & Tongs Set
    • Multi-Blade Sharpener
    • Petite Measure-All Cup
    • Santa's Little Helper Scraper
    Consultants who submitted $6,000 in June receive all $3,000 level products plus:
    • Executive Nonstick All-Purpose Pot
    • Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour Blend
    • Keep It Hot Carrier
    • Large Square Cool & Serve
    Consultants who submit $750 in July receive:
    • Personal Size Round Stone
    • Pizza & Crust Cutter
    Consultants who submit $1,500 in July receive all $750 level products plus:
    • Everyday Tote Set
    • Keep it Hot Small Cookware Sweater
    • Large Cover & Store Lid
    • Portion Guide Prep Mat
    • Rosemary Herb Seasoning Mix
    • Small Square Cool & Serve
     
    Jul 18, 2015
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  24. jcsmilez

    jcsmilez Advanced Member Gold Member

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    New Catalog

    PC cat.jpg PC cat 2.jpg
     
    Jul 18, 2015
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  25. rockstarchef23

    rockstarchef23 Novice Member Gold Member

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    thats awesome! And the Director Kit is all of that :)

     
  26. rockstarchef23

    rockstarchef23 Novice Member Gold Member

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    Wonder what the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is today
     
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  27. jcsmilez

    jcsmilez Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Jul 18, 2015
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  28. jjaastef

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    jcsmilez,
    Do you have more photos from the catalog you can share? Also, what is the price on the new pot?
     
    Jul 18, 2015
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  29. Chozengirl

    Chozengirl Advanced Member Gold Member

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    YES, more photos please!
     
    Jul 18, 2015
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  30. jcsmilez

    jcsmilez Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Sorry, those were all that was shared on the group that I'm a part of. I'm anxiously waiting too! :D
     
    Jul 18, 2015
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  31. kristenlee

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    Any pictures of new products?
     
    Jul 18, 2015
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  32. Michelle Hebert-Voudren

    Michelle Hebert-Voudren Novice Member

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    I think it will take some getting used to. There is a short video that explains the happy spoon well. If I can find it, I will try to post it.
     
  33. Michelle Hebert-Voudren

    Michelle Hebert-Voudren Novice Member

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    There is the smile on our spoon, so maybe the #happyspoon makes enough of a difference...hopefully!
     
  34. Michelle Hebert-Voudren

    Michelle Hebert-Voudren Novice Member

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    What is a cross over kit? Newbie!
     
  35. jzramom

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    Go to consultants corner and search "catalog index"
     
    Jul 19, 2015
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  36. jcsmilez

    jcsmilez Advanced Member Gold Member

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    That is SO cool! Thanks for sharing Juliann! Has a picture index like that always been available?
     
    Jul 19, 2015
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  37. rockstarchef23

    rockstarchef23 Novice Member Gold Member

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    That is so awesome!!!! I saw there are products that say see me online! is that something new this season??
     
  38. cochef

    cochef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Any info on discontinued things?
     
    Jul 19, 2015
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  39. rockstarchef23

    rockstarchef23 Novice Member Gold Member

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    Im going to take the catalog index and a current catalog and see whats going, thats is usually online when they put F/W material up
     
  40. Yes can you list the discontinued products plz.
     
    Jul 19, 2015
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