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pcjulie

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Aug 16, 2005
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I have to admit I don't know what happened...an acquaintance approached me and said she was interested in signing, we met to talk and she came to a show of mine but then decided to go with selling The Body Shop products. I felt like saying "Are you crazy!?", but she said she felt more passionate about that product.
I feel like I've had a number of leads in the last month or so, but none have panned out. My host from Sat. show e-mailed me today with her order and said she had considered signing but when it came to booking the first 6 shows she hit a dead end and decided against it (her own mother told her it was a bad idea!). I called her immediately and tried to get her excitement up again and told her to start asking anyone she talks to about the possibility of hosting a show and if she can get at least 4 she can book a catalog show and open house for herself. Any suggestions on how to help her? Also, she said she though she read somewhere that the 6 bookings had to be in the first 2 Super Starter months. Is she mistaken or have things changed since I signed?
Sorry for the venting, but I feel much better now!:D
 

pchefinski

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Oct 7, 2005
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I'm not 100% sure about the time restriction on having the 4 shows to qualify. I don't think there is a hard restriction on that, but I don't know. As for her feeling like she came to a dead end for starting bookings.. let her know that she can have a HUGE business grand opening show (or if she's not sure it'll be her business grand opening, have her throw a "PC SPRING FLING") -- tell her to invite EVERYONE she knows.. her family, friends, church members, hairdresser, doctor/dentist office personnel, her kids' teachers and their friends' parents. Encourage everyone invited to bring someone with them (give door prizes or chances to win products). Help her fill out her List of 100 and see where she ends up. Maybe she doesn't have any friends to host for her, but can they give her a referral of someone they think might be interested? Also if she has a grand opening show (at her home or say, at her church or a community location) some might see how much fun a show is and what they get out of hosting, and decide to host themselves! Work with her to do this show before she signs, and she'll get all the bookings from it, as well as the chance to get her kit credit. If she sees that people are wanting to book, she'll be really excited to start her business! Plus she'll see that you're supporting her, so she won't be alone in her business, and she'll be on her way with some bookings under her belt and a nice fat list of clientele.
When I started, I had my mom, sister, mother-in-law, two church members and myself lined up for my six shows.. My mother-in-law never had her show, but I had a friend that did! I think the 6 shows on the agreement is so that you have 2 backups (in case someone bails on their show) so you can attain the 4 shows/$1250 sales mark to qualify.
The bottom line is this: What is she out by trying PC? If she can ask favors of her friends & family (or even her hairdresser, church members or her kids' doctor office staff) to host a business-launching show for her and get the 6 needed to start up, then she's not out anything! With just 4 shows, she's already made back her investment.. so she's only "out" an afternoon of fun and a little cash for some yummy snacks!


pcjulie said:
I feel like I've had a number of leads in the last month or so, but none have panned out. My host from Sat. show e-mailed me today with her order and said she had considered signing but when it came to booking the first 6 shows she hit a dead end and decided against it (her own mother told her it was a bad idea!). I called her immediately and tried to get her excitement up again and told her to start asking anyone she talks to about the possibility of hosting a show and if she can get at least 4 she can book a catalog show and open house for herself. Any suggestions on how to help her? Also, she said she though she read somewhere that the 6 bookings had to be in the first 2 Super Starter months. Is she mistaken or have things changed since I signed?
Sorry for the venting, but I feel much better now!:D
 

pamperedbecky

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May 6, 2005
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pcjulie said:
Also, she said she though she read somewhere that the 6 bookings had to be in the first 2 Super Starter months. Is she mistaken or have things changed since I signed?
Sorry for the venting, but I feel much better now!:D
No, there's no restriction like that. If she doesn't qualify during her SS months, she just loses out on any of the bonuses she could get with $1250 in sales each of the three months. There's no rule about WHEN she has to qualify by, but if she goes inactive for a full year, then she'd have to re-sign to start up again (and pay the start up fee again). That's the only rule about that. She can take as long as she wants to qualify, but if she goes inactive, she loses the sales she's accumulated toward the $15,000 as well as points toward the incentive program. And if she should happen to recruit anybody and go inactive, she loses the recruits too. Hopefully none of that will happen!!:)
 

gilliandanielle

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Dec 1, 2005
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Restrictions

I agree with the previous post :) The only true "restriction" is she has to qualify within the first year. Other than that she will lose out on the recruiting special (rectangle platter, etc.) and her super starter stuff.

Did she get any leads from the show you hosted for her? Try calling the guests and asking if they would hold a show for HER, not you. They might want to host after all to help a friend out. When I signed I wanted to know worst case scenario. There is a flyer somewhere on here that showed the commision from the shows paying back the super starter kit money, so really she has nothing to lose!
 

BethCooks4U

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Jan 21, 2005
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If a consultant goes inactive before qualifying neither of you get trip points and you don't get the PC $50 (if you're not a director yet) and of course she wouldn't get the bonus kits as stated above.
 

ChefBeth2

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Mar 21, 2006
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Do the first six shows all have to be kitchen shows, or can some of them be catalog shows? And, does it count if I do one at my house?

I'm going to sign on next week and have my SS#1 be June. I'm starting off by having a "Mystery Hostess" kitchen show at my house. I have one other confirmed kitchen show booking and one catalog show booked. I have at least two more kitchen show "maybes" that I'm waiting to hear back from.

So, I'm just wondering if a catalog show counts toward the six shows as long as they are $200 in sales.

Thanks,

Beth in PA
 
Dec 30, 2005
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Not six, only four

You only have to do four shows or 1250 in sales to qualify. The agreement asks for six dates that you would like to do shows, but those are not set in stone. Those can be any sort of show, I qualified with a catalog fundraiser. Catalog shows don't have to be $200 to submit either, the just need to be $150 like any other show, it's just that the catalog host doesn't get any free stuff at that level, only the discount. HTH!:)
 

jwpamp

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Jan 13, 2006
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Are there any stipulations about consultants from other direct sales companies signing with PC?
 
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