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Pampered Chef: Sales So Close to Disney, yet so far!

  1. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    OK, it's not over til the fat lady sings & I'm not singin' yet! How can I pull this off? I know it's a long shot & I'm prepared to call every single person in my contact history to see if they will help me.

    I need 20,000 points. Like I said, long shot. :D

    I've got a fundraiser that I know will be at least 3,000 if not more. I've got a catalog party with a past host who knows of my goal & is working for a $1,000 party (she's done it before). I've got another party that will probably be $700. I have two girls that need to qualify (part of my 4 required, they're signed, just not qualified).

    What can I do to make up 11,000 points? Find 75 people to do catalog parties? :D Really, ideas would be great.

    Yes, I've waited til the last minute. I had a bad summer & almost walked away from it. I found my why again & I want to still give this every last ditch effort!
     
  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm right there with you Crystal! I'm not giving up either. Working hard!

    The funniest thing is that I JUST emailed the same phrase to a friend of mine who is doing a catalog show for me. I laughed when I say your post. :D
     
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  3. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Too funny, Becky!

    I pray that we can both pull this off & see each other in Disney next summer! :) My 5 yo dd said to me this morning, "Mommy, when we go to Disney world next summer, I want to meet the princesses with you!"

    Nothing like pressure!
     
  4. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Becky - I'm going to use your facebook note to see if it gets me anywhere. Hopefully it will. Cheffers that are my friends on FB - don't think I'm crazy! :)
     
  5. Chef Gilles

    Chef Gilles Member Gold Member

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    Well girls....I have reached the $$$ level but not the recruits so I won't be going!!!
     
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  6. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    It's not too late to find recruits.

    I heard a GREAT saying yesterday. There are always recruits at a party. But there isn't always a recruiter. Find a way to be a recruiter at every party!
     
  7. beckyjsmith

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    You have a great plan. Stay positive!
    Becky! I know you had a rough patch with the sickies, but girl you are ROCKIN right now.. especially with the recruiting. How are you not there yet?
     
    Nov 18, 2009
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  8. jcsmilez

    jcsmilez Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I'm curious about the facebook note.
     
    Nov 18, 2009
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  9. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Add me as a friend & you can see mine! :)

    Crystal Wiese
     
  10. nikked

    nikked Senior Member Gold Member

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    me too...curious that is...
     
    Nov 18, 2009
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  11. nikked

    nikked Senior Member Gold Member

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    Which Crystal Wiese are you?
     
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  12. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Do any of them show St. Louis?
     
  13. nikked

    nikked Senior Member Gold Member

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    Yup...just sent you a friend request...
     
    Nov 18, 2009
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  14. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Just added you! :)
     
  15. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Well I've long since gave up on Disney because I just didn't have the time to commit to make it happen for me this year. It's disapointing because my DH and I are hurting for a vacation and really can't afford one now with the purchase of a house so it will be awhile. I'm still shooting for level 1 if I can at least earn conference that will be great. I've got a few recruit leads I need to follow up with one of which doesn't want to persue till at least the new year so we'll see what happens. I have 2 more to follow up with and one has a show booked for early December. Plus I have someone interested in a fundraiser but haven't gotten anything finalized with that yet.
     
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  16. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    It wasn't really the time I was sick that put me behind...well, not that far behind. It was Feb-Apr. when my Mom, who has Alzheimers took a dramatic turn for the worse, and needed a lot of care, and there were all kinds of legal things going on with her care...I had to do the bare minimum for about 3 months to take care of her and her affairs. (I did about $1250 per month each of those months) So, then, I spent the summer working hard to catch up, and felt like I finally had a chance to do it when I came down with pneumonia. It was sort of a culmination of all of it.

    But I haven't given up yet!
     
    Nov 18, 2009
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  17. beckyjsmith

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    ahhhh... I see. How many points do you have and how many of those new consultants have not qualified yet? You can totally do it!
     
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  18. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I have 6 consultants who are all in the middle of qualifying.

    If only 2 of them qualify, I will still need 13,000 points in sales to make the trip.

    I'd LOVE to have all of them qualify...and I'm working with them on that...a couple are very new, and one is doing a big fundraiser to get started, but it's supposed to go from now until the end of the year. I doubt I'll be able to get him to close it before then.
     
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  19. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Look at it this way guys...even if you CAN"T go to Disney with PC (as much as it would stink to get SO CLOSE!), you will still get a trip to NC next year! :D

    PLUS...if you are getting great commission checks, start saving a little each month and you can still take your family to Disney! Every year that I've been paying attention (last couple of)- usually early fall, they offer a "Stay 4 nights, get 3 free!". That's the deal we'll be using NEXT fall- probably early December. It's a good time to go (if school isn't an issue) as far as attendance- and you can stay for a week for about $2000-3000 (including nearly all of your food!). Set a little aside each month and when they offer the deal again- you'll have it! Their buy 4 get 3 deal usually covers several weeks in November and December (not the holidays- busiest time of course when schools are out!)...and then also in January through most of March. The weather is cooler, but still very pleasant! We were there last December and it was great. Our friends went in February and never waited in a line. And for both of us weather is in the 60s most of the time! (except first thing in the morning or after dark at the Christmas parties- but we were never uncomfortable unless it was raining).

    So even if you don't quite make it on PC for 3 days in the heat of the Florida summer *yuck*- you can still plan well and take your family! Just know the Disney deals are there. :)
     
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  20. beckyjsmith

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    So if all six qualify, then how many points will you need? You are in such a great position to make this happen. I hope you can!!
     
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  21. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    5000 points if all 6 qualify. If all 6 qualify, that also puts me over half-way to the award for recruiting for this year. (I'd have 9 then!)
     
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  22. beckyjsmith

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    sweet!! It's a win win!! There are so many cool benefits to earning what used to be TPC. I earned in personal sales last year and it really rocks! I got the snazzy ring, the PC $, business cards, etc. This year they are adding a cash award for national conference attendees. I am shooting for 3 categories. I am over halfway in 2, but hoping for 3. WHAHOO!
    But back to Disney... you can do it. You can TOTALLY do it!
     
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  23. cincychef

    cincychef Advanced Member

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    Ohh, I needed this thread!!! I am working soo hard to earn Disney. I need 13000 points. I have 5 shows to turn in this month and 6 catalog shows for November. December I have booked the 1st-7th every night and I just booked the 12th and have 2 catalog shows. I still need to book the 8-11th. I have 2 recruits that have never qualified, but they are not new. I have offered them $25 to qualify this year. I am desperately trying to sign someone who is ready to go and will qualify this year, but I struggle with recruiting.

    I have four kids ages 6,4 1/2, 3 and 2 months and all three kids and my husband have been talking about when mom takes us to Disney. I refuse to give up! Every night I check my points re calculate my goal and get up to get back on the phone. But I can use all the tips and encouragement I can get right now.
     
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  24. Crystal~ Thanks so much for accepting my FB friend request! Hope you don't mind if I take your note and change it up a little bit! I'm not anywhere near Disney, but would love to get a few shows on my calendar before the end of the year!
     
  25. almondfarm

    almondfarm Member Gold Member

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    Thank you for this thread!! We can all do it! I need 13033 as of this morning, I have 2 recruits who will qualify and so far have 7 catalog shows going and 4 live shows still booked, but working on bookings everyday!!!
     
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  26. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    So very true!!! It proves that sharing your goal makes you accountable. I guess PC knew what they were doing in making us accountable to the kids. My 7 and 4 year olds constantly talk about when we're going to Disney and check the tracking chart that I put on the fridge. Keeping the tracking chart out is a good way to stay on top of it, though the kids think that little gap between 40,000 and 52,000 isn't much at all, which compared to the big space below it isn't. I really felt the pressure to come through for them, plus I'm so excited about going, too. For a while it was looking real bleak, but by the end of this month I will have officially reached level 2. I'm so glad I'm not going to have to sweat it out in December. The recruiting really makes a difference, as did the extra bonuses they did throughout the year.

    For those who don't achieve this year, set yourself up for achieving the next trip. Can't wait to find out what it is! I'm trying to pack my January in case they offer extra points that month. I just hope my kids don't expect to go on every PC trip. They didn't go to Atlantis with us, but they can't remember that. It was very nice reconnecting with my DH for a few days w/o the kids.

    Keep it up everybody!! I was reading the detailed agenda on Cons. Corner. It's going to be a great trip. Call EVERYONE. They can at least do a catalog show. Offer shows for the week between Christmas and New Years when people are off work. Offer a kid-free show (b/c they will want to get away from the kids) or a cooking with kids show (b/c the kids will be looking for something to do).
     
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  27. Krista Burson

    Krista Burson Member Gold Member

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    OH MY GOSH!!! I so needed this thread. I did want Disney, but have struggled. I want NC Level 1. For crying out loud it would be my first incentive trip I've ever earned or come close to earning in 4 years. Crystal I'm going to request you on FB so I can read the note because I am about 4000 away from Level1 and so want it. I'm also going to go home and get on the phone tonight and start making phone calls.
     
  28. suzipooh

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    I was about to give up on the trip....I'm about 20,000 points away. I have 2 qualified recruits and 2 that are working on it... I REALLY want this! I just closed a $1,300 show I have 4 more to turn in for Nov. I have 3 lined up for Dec. I'm gonna be on the phone tonight! :)
    Thanks!
     
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  29. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    I'm glad that I could help give so many others that inspiration to keep going. Like I said, It ain't over til the fat lady sings & I'm not singin' yet! You shouldn't be either (not that you're fat, just keep working until 12/31/2009 11:59:59)!!

    It might take a miracle to pull it off but what better reward will there be? Mine will come when I tell my kids that we get to go to Disney for FREE!! And even better when we get there & see their faces. :D
     
  30. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    On another note - I called a sister consultant & talked with her today. She's already acheived Level 4 (level 4, people!!) and gave me some pointers.

    I told her that I need 20,000 points. She said, Oh, girl. But then I broke it down for her. After I broke it down, we discussed my show average & what I need to do to get those points. Here's the break-down.

    I've got 2 to qualify (-4,000) points, leaves me with 16,000
    I've got a good fundraiser going on (-4,000) points, leaves me with 12,000
    I've got at least two good parties this month (-1500) points, leaves me with 10,500

    12 parties, plus hosting my own party = My average is 800 right now.

    13 parties * 800 = 10,400

    I just added two catalog parties (they're gravy) and have been receiving leads through the HO team leader rotation.

    * Go through your contact list & hand pick 20 people to call. Tell them your goal & that you need their help.

    * Send the rest of your contacts a newsletter with the same information. Follow up on those with a phone call.
     
  31. beckyjsmith

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    Great advice! I will have level four by December 10 when I get the points for promoting to AD. Right now I have 98000 points with 10 qualified. November is a great month for recruiting. You can do it! Great breakdown!
     
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  32. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    I've got 4 new parties scheduled & my host that was working for the $1,000 party is going to sign & turn it in as hers. :)
     
  33. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Go Crystal! Go Crystal! Go Crystal!

    You're making it happen!!!
     
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  34. chef131doreen

    chef131doreen Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Well a few years ago when I wanted to reach TPC I went to every business and hair salon , Bank Doctors office ect. I gave them a 1 catalog Order form and said I would be back to get the orders in 1 week
    1. I did not charge them Shipping I delivered the product to the business paid for that myself
    2. I also gave them 10 % off the orders
    3. I did tell them I was working toward a level for the Ring
    I did over 9200.00 that month of May and did earn TPC I didn't think it was possible I also told my family to work with me here this was big for me and they where great helping around the house ect

    It was alot of work going around town ect but worth it I REALLY should do that again soon for that kind of sales
    Hope to see you guys in Disney
     
  35. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Update:

    Tonight I've been making phone calls & basically begging people to help me. I'm not above it. :D With that....

    8 phone calls

    2 messages (these were both home office leads)
    1 catalog party
    1 checking with sister about possible party
    2 booked parties (Dec. 1 & 10)
    2 taking books to work & will definitely place orders

    Not bad!
     
  36. cincychef

    cincychef Advanced Member

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    That is awesome!!! My recruit leads keep changing their minds. It is making me crazy! One was supposed to sign today but last week they lost her boyfriends unemployment and no matter what I offered or said she said she could sign up right now. We changed her grand opening to my show. Then I had another and now she wants to sign after the holidays. Just told me tonight. But then another just emailed me and told me she was still interested. :yuck: I can't keep up!
     
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  37. cincychef

    cincychef Advanced Member

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    Great Job Crystal! You are helping keep me inspired.
     
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  38. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Glad to help! I've got my list of 5 calls to make today too. I'm starting at 10:00. :)
     
  39. Krista Burson

    Krista Burson Member Gold Member

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    Alright Crystal... You've inspired me...
     
  40. OhmyDLM

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    Ok, love this thread and I need some help! So I'm going to break it down here in hopes of making myself accountable...

    I need 15,829 points to earn Disney Level 2

    I have signed 5 new team members since last month that need to qualify. I'm honestly not sure that they all will before December ends, but I must commit to providing them with some personal training in hope of encouraging them to do so! This would give me 10,000 more points bringing my points needed to 5,829.

    I have 1000 worth of sales already this month that haven't been submitted, bringing my points needed to 4,829.

    I have two more shows this weekend that I'm hoping to bring in about another 1000 points - leaving 3,829 points.

    I have three shows scheduled for December and am more than willing to add more to my calendar. I also have some potential November catalog shows going on right now, I say potential because they need some more host coaching from me to actually pan out, but the interest is there. Sooooo, basically, I need to hope for the 5 recruits to qualify and for myself to come up with the other 4000 points needed on my own!

    I can do this, I'm just so freaking afraid of that phone, I keep coming up with excuse after excuse to not pick it up. I'm never prepared enough, or never have enough time, blah blah blah. It's all in my head and I'm struggling to overcome it!!!
     
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  41. christinaspc

    christinaspc Veteran Member Silver Member

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    UPdate; I am needing 2000 points left for earning level 2 and I still have 15 more shows before the end of year congrats on everyones progress.
     
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