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Pampered Chef: Host Coaching Tripping up on my words for RSVP calls

  1. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I mailed out invitations to my Power Cooking Workshop to all my friends, family, and past hosts. I'm calling everyone today to see if they can come. I just keep messing up and sounding like an idiot when I call. Can someone help me find the words to say?

    I feel stupid saying "I was wondering if you got my invitation and if you had a chance to check your calendar to see if you could come" That sounds like I am disappointed they didn't call me yet. Do I say "Hi, I am having a Power Cooking Workshop this Saturday and was hoping you could come. I'm going to be showing how to make 4 meals in the time it takes to make one. We'll eat one for lunch, plus I'm going to have appetizers. I'm also going to share some time saving tips and recipes. "

    It just sounds like too much. I don't want to overwhelm people w/ info. If they got the invite, all the details were there, so do I even need to say all that?

    Why can't I host coach myself well? Why am I a chicken at picking up the phone?

    My first 2 calls were to my neighbors and they went over poorly and were awkward.
     
    May 27, 2009
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    This is a fair approximation of what I'd say:

    Hi, just trying to get a head count for my Power Cooking Workshop. Are you going to be able to attend?

    If I were leaving a message I'd tell them to call me either way so I'd be sure they got the message.
     
    May 27, 2009
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