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Ughh from bad to worse

loreo

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Nov 24, 2008
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Well, I had three shows booked for this week. ALL OF THEM cancelled. Well, one is rescheduling. So I get on the phone and call my first home office lead that I received late Friday night (was out of town) and show just booked with a consultant that she met at a vendor's fair. She said that she received the email that I was going to contact her but she said I was too late. I have never had this empty of a calendar intentionally! Lots of time on the phone now!
 

wadesgirl

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Well, I had three shows booked for this week. ALL OF THEM cancelled. Well, one is rescheduling. So I get on the phone and call my first home office lead that I received late Friday night (was out of town) and show just booked with a consultant that she met at a vendor's fair. She said that she received the email that I was going to contact her but she said I was too late. I have never had this empty of a calendar intentionally! Lots of time on the phone now!

Don't feel so bad! I had someone call me at work and left a message that she wanted to book a show. Since I cannot do PC related things (except this website!) at work I called her back when I got home (like 4 hours later). She had already found someone else to book her party with! Chin up! Things happen for a reason.
 

raebates

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It happens to us all. I hope you took the time you'd set aside and made some calls.
 

loreo

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I've made calls- got one booking and the one cancellation rescheduled but the shows were for this Tues, Fri, and Sat. Noone is wanting those dates. I do however have sevenshows booked for October.

Also found out tonight by accident that the lead booked with someone from my cluster. Go figure.
 

Sheila

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(((hugs)))
 

pampchefrhondab

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I'm so sorry, but boy am I feeling your pain!

I had a show for Saturday that cancelled, well she's going to make it a catalog show. We will see if that comes through. This lady wanted 50 invites and only had 2 people coming! Then 1 of them cancelled on Friday. She called and asked to make it a catalog show. I was very happy she didn't waste my time, but it's hard to get bookings from a catalog show!

I can't really be mad at her though. I had my own Stampin Up party last week. I invited more then 40 people and only 1 person showed up! Nobody RSVP'd, I had to call them all! They all seemed to have a legitimate reason to not come, but I also tried to get orders from them which did not work. I would tell them to view the catalog on-line to see if they wanted anything! It's just crazy!

My own show attendance and average have been small! I do want to start something I learned from Tammy Stanley though. She coaches her hosts to call their friends/family to invite them and say something to encourage them to come. Example, "Hi, this is Rhonda. I'll only keep you a minute. I just want to invite you to my PC party on Saturday. We're going to learn how to get dinner on the table in less then 29 minutes." This give the guests a reason to want to come!

I of course told my potential guests we were learning to make 2 cards, but it didn't work!

I said in another thread. If my shows continue to be small with little sales I'm going to look for a different part time job and give PC up. I may even start looking for a job through the holidays at a store just for some extra cash. I'm just really down on my PC business right now! I'm at a loss for the year and I put a lot of time into it! I use to be okay with that since I wanted the products, but I have so much now, I REALLY don't need anymore!

I'm sorry I'm not much help - just wanted you to know others are where you are.
 

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