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So frustrated!!

Princess

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Oct 16, 2005
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Okay I finally had a show outside my circle of friends...did my first call (GREAT)..emailed him to inquire about the invites..he ensured me 10 said yes and 10 maybes. Call him the second time and he was busy but told me the count was the same..except 10 but more might show. GREAT! So I called him the morning of the show to get directions. So I showed up at 11:40 for my 12:00 show, one person showed:mad: ..waited,,,waited 1:00 rolled around then another so they told me to start. I left with $344 in sales only cause a guest bought $219...I'm just bummed cause I thought it would have been a bigger success, & get some bookings.
 

AJPratt

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Oct 11, 2005
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I'm sorry you're frustrated. {{Hugs}} It happens. I had a host send me 50 names, then got the RSVP's and had about 15 coming--pretty good, then she had the show and 3 people showed. Turned out it was back to school night in her district. So, she got outside orders and it turned out to be a $700 show.

Encourage the host to get some outside orders before you close. $344 is a great start. At least he gets some host benefits. It would really stink if he didn't.
 

Princess

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Oct 16, 2005
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Well he was expecting people that afternoon for a BBQ..and said he was going to get some more orders..we'll see.
After I got to his house he tells me no one really replied to his email, he probably never called to follow up.
 

pcjeanie

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Mar 13, 2006
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I know it's always frustrating when not many people show up, but hey, $344 in sales isn't such a bad start compared to some shows. I had a show recently where only 5 people showed and I ended up with a $400 show and my first recruit, so I was very happy. She also got 5 bookings from her show to get her started. In the end, I viewed the show as very worthwhile. I'd do it again just to get another recruit! Hang in there and be happy!

Jeanie
 

dannyzmom

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Apr 11, 2005
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I have found ti to be incredibly effective to call my hosts 5 days before the show and remind them to call all their friends and say "I am so excited to see you on ____at my PC cooking show - and just wait til you try the (insert recipe here) - doesn't it sound delicious?? And hey - feel free to being a friend along with you, the more the merrier you know!"
 
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