I just was reminded of a the value of staying in contact with your hosts/leads/customers... I had a HO lead this morning - interested in booking a show, and wanting more info on becoming a consultant. I called her, and she told me that she has an 11 week old baby, and just gave her 2 week notice at work today. She works retail 40 hours a week, and has been back 3 weeks, and hates leaving her baby. Fortunately - I had ONE date left in September when I could do a show, and she snatched it up. Then, she told me that she'd had a show last year, w/ $215 in free product, and she'd told the consultant then that she was interested in becoming a consultant. My heart sank. I told her that in all fairness, if she had a consultant she was working with, then I should step aside. She said that she couldn't even remember the consultant's name, and that she had been given info on becoming a consultant, but was never contacted again! This girl had a $1000 show, and wanted to become a consultant, and was never contacted again following her show! Soooo, I guess it's Lucky Me that the other consultant completely dropped the ball. I just thought that this really brought home to me again how important it is to follow-up!