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  1. j&k'smom

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    I have a host who has asked if she can serve some of her Tastefully Simple dips at her show on Friday. Has anyone ever been asked a question like this? It is her house, so I don't feel I have a choice, but I would like Pampered Chef products to be the only items being sold that morning! Maybe I should suggest we include the PC Parm. dip alongside the others. Any thoughts?? :grumpy:
     
    Jan 13, 2010
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  2. JAE

    JAE Legacy Member

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    That's a tough one. You could tell her you don't need any extra food for your demo, but if she wants to offer more that's fine. Remind her that she's trying to earn free PAMPERED CHEF products, so it's best if you let everyone sample PC Pantry food. You could suggest that only the food from the recipe be served to be "fair".
     
    Jan 13, 2010
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  3. chefcharity

    chefcharity Advanced Member

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    Is the host a consultant for T.S? If not, then no big deal... just do as JAE said and stress that she is trying to earn as many PC products as possible. I personally wouldn't care as long as it doesn't turn into a "You've got to try this TS dip!" type of thing. Another idea is do you have any Southwest Seasoning mix? You could offer a couple tablespoons of your own mixes... parm dip too, just as you said!

    I had a show in Dec and the lady was a longeberger cons. She asked if it would be ok to have a table of Long. stuff out. I told her of course.... I did ask was she wanting to do a sales talk or just have it out. She just wanted it out. I had close to a $1000 show, she sold none of the long. and they all had a great time! They were there for PC. :)

    Good luck!
     
    Jan 14, 2010
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  4. j&k'smom

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    She is a consultant, but I actually have been encouraging her to sell PC!!
     
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  5. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    I have actually done a few combined PC & TS shows. I would say sure but serve her items in our SA pieces.
     
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  6. kam

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    If I were a host, I would be ticked if the consultant told me what other kinds of food I could/couldn't serve. As long as she is not making you use the TS products as YOUR demo recipes, and they are not the same as what you are preparing, there shouldn't be a problem.

    Chances are her friends already know she is a TS rep. If they want TS products, they would probably ask her for info anyway. It would seem silly for her NOT to use dip mixes she already has readily available for the extra recipes.

    I think of it this way: If I were hosting a home party (jewelry, candles or whatever) I would MOST CERTAINLY serve the food I was preparing in my PC pieces. And I would most likely serve PC recipes. And I would be offended if the consultant for the other company asked me not to serve in PC pieces.

    We sell so many other items than just the few pantry items that would make a dip that there really isn't that big of a conflict.

    JMO
     
    Jan 14, 2010
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  7. j&k'smom

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    I feel the way you do. It is her home and her ts business - she can do what she wants. I was just caught off guard when she asked. The girl who recruited me has the bamboo snack bowls and trays - I will see if I can borrow them for the show. Thanks so much everyone.
     
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  8. sklay723

    sklay723 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I did a joint show (more like a vendor fair) with a TS consultant, a gold buyer consultant and another DS consultant, and everything worked out GREAT (especially for me). The gold buyer did awesome. The TS consultant did so-so, but she was looking more for bookings than sales. It was my biggest show ever, because I did my demo separately but was prepping in the kitchen as the other consultants went through their business presentations, and people were walking by and asking questions and chatting with me the whole time, even before it was my turn to do my demo. I don't see a problem with letting her serve the dips. Your demo will stand out anyway. :)
     
    Jan 14, 2010
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  9. milkangel

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    i want to say this that i had a combined party in nov with tasfully simple and me and i had a 900 show and a 500 tastefully simple show. my host for pc got to pick 190in free and 3 half priced items so i think that if she wants to she can being i had 13 people there and a few outside orders besides.
     
    Jan 15, 2010
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  10. j&k'smom

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    I am sooooooo excited!! I had the party this morning - not so good yet - @ $220 with hopes of some more outside orders. However, there were 5 ladies there - they ALL booked parties, and 3 of them are interested in the business!! Including the ts girl!!! I am meeting them all on Monday for coffee and hoping to sign them all!!
    GOD IS GOOD - AND HE IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!
     
    Jan 16, 2010
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  11. my3angels

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    That is awesome. I wouldn't mind that sales with all the booking and leads that you received from it being just 5 ladies there. GREEEEAAAAT job!!!
     
    Jan 16, 2010
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  12. j&k'smom

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    That's exactly what I thought. Better to have low sales, High bookings and leads then the other way around. I am on cloud nine today!!!
     
    Jan 16, 2010
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  13. pclinskie

    pclinskie Member Silver Member

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    awesome, what did you say to these ladies. A very dear friend of mine just signed with TS ( I really don't like it) she said because of the reorders. If I hear one more person say "I love their beer bread" I am going to scream!
     
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  14. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    maybe you should order ours and give it a try?
     
    Jan 16, 2010
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  15. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I made our beer bread for the adults at my son's birthday party today. I only put a bit out b/c it was right after lunch. They scarfed it down and ended up going through the whole loaf. I thought I would have leftovers for dinner with my girlfriends tomorrow night. No such luck.

    Someone told me that Target sells beer bread mix as well. I've never done a taste test. I don't think TS's is much different from ours. People just don't think of us for beer bread.
     
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  16. chefpenny99

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    TS's beer bread is a more moist bread. I prefer ours because it is a bit drier and earier to use with things like spinach dip.
     
    Jan 17, 2010
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  17. j&k'smom

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    Honestly, I told my director that these girls were just ripe for the picking!! The were excited from the get-go to sell PC. So I really talked up the company. I had all ready talked with the host during my host coaching. The ts girl isn't making money and hoping for something better. I told them that I started in October and what I made paid for Christmas! Our benefits are better from what I hear also.
     
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  18. Careyann

    Careyann Member Gold Member

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    Ours is better, plus we get two loaves and they only sell a box with one loaf for around the same price.:chef:
     
    Feb 4, 2010
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  19. ShelbyMichalek

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    Please update us and tell us how it's going with these ladies! Did they all sign? How are they doing?
     
  20. smspamperedchef

    smspamperedchef Veteran Member Silver Member

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    yes, we wanna know!
     
  21. BeckyC5830

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    Just reading this thread for the first time and would like to know the outcome too. But as consultant why couldn't you suggest that you can make dips from our seasonings. In the December Consultant news they had recipes on how to make dips. I believe it's 1 c. mayo, 1 c. sour cream and 2-3 T of Dill Seasoning, or Southwest Seasoning Mix, etc. Just a thought. That way you'd be selling our products and she'd be earning more free products when the guests order some Pantry items.
     
    Feb 5, 2010
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  22. ChefBeckyD

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    Because the host is a TS consultant, and she was probably hoping to get some interest/sales in her own line also...;)
     
    Feb 5, 2010
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  23. j&k'smom

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    So far, none of them have signed. They all backed out of the meeting (not a good sign!!) I have a show with the most likely candidate on Thursday, and I'm hoping she will commit. One girl just had back surgery and is not supposed to be working at all, much less carrying PC stuff to shows and the TS girl is just wishy-washy. I am trying not to judge, but Ts is not her first direct sales business, so maybe this isn't her thing. Either way, I will meet with her and the first girl after her show and see what happens. They are sisters by the way. I am really hoping to sign the one and get the points and the lawn stuff!!! Plus, I was at the Lancaster Spring Launch and I will get extra points if I sign someone in Feb. Yeah!!!
     
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  24. TheFreddiesCook

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    Just wondering if you have an update... Did at least the one girl sign up? How was the show?
     
  25. j&k'smom

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    No such luck...and honestly, I don't care. She isn't going to sign at this point because of the $150 she would need to stay active. All of these girls have sold for other companies, and gotten out of them...so I don't think she will be a real great addition to my team. I let her know that going inactive is not a huge deal if she is not interested in making a carreer of this, but I'm not pushing.
    The show itself was a fiasco!!! I didn't ask very good questions about the directions and ended up getting lost. She was no help on the phone. She finally told me that her husband would meet me at the end of their road (which I found out later did not have a sign for the road name that could be seen from the road!!!). It was very dark, in the middle of nowhere, and I finally saw a car stopped at the end of a road. So I pulled up and asked, "are you looking for a lost Pampered Chef lady?" to which the man outside of the car answered "no"!!! Fortunately, he was not an ax murderer, and I was on the right road. I made it about 10 minutes before the party was to start. It was in a tiny, messy trailer. She had told me her oven wasn't working so I should make the P. chowder in the microwave. I always ask how big the microwave is, but I didn't this time, and sure enough, it was too small!! So the chowder was made in the batter bowl... it took forever and was very messy. The big screen TV was blaring the whole time, and...well, I could go on-and-on. It was just one of those nights! I was so glad to get home!!
    If she wants to sign, she will. If not, "who's next"!!
     
    Feb 15, 2010
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  26. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Now you know why she isn't a very good DS consultant of ANY kind. :) Bless and release. You don't need the headache.
     
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  27. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Uggh! What a nightmare! So sorry you had to have that experience.
     
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  28. TheFreddiesCook

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    Eeewww... Did she have guests? I would not even worry about her any more...
     
  29. PamperedchefDaly

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    That's one thing about our business. You meet all kinds of people in all kinds of houses/living quarters. And every party is different. I can totally relate to the blaring TV. Some people are just clueless.
     
  30. j&k'smom

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    She did have 5 guests (only one of them paying that night). She told me she would have 12, but she must have been including children and boyfriends!? I told her that I needed to close by the 15th at the latest. When it came up at the show, her mom (who is doing a book party for me in Feb.) said, "why do you have to close so soon?" to which I replied, "I have a dead-line for this show to get it in before the 15th". Her mom said, "why can't someone else's show be closed by then?" and I said, "well your show is next, how about you?". Fortunately it worked. She gave me her orders and paid for them on Sunday, so her book show was my 2nd Feb. show! The cooking show is at around $175 at the moment, she is supposed to be getting outside orders and we are closing Friday.
    Her mother drove me crazy the whole night asking question after question..."why is this so much?, why aren't there more stainless steel pieces?, why did DeAnna (TS girl) get the grinder set with the salt/pepp. for $23?", and on, and on, and on...then at the end of the night she told me that she might sell PC!?!?! Now she just signed with Partylight for the second time! Thanks, but no thanks!!
     
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