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Pampered Chef: Booths Using DVD player at booths

  1. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

    I was interested in getting a portable DVD player to bring to booths because I think playing the "Your Life, Your Way" DVD will draw interest to my booth. I am going to try it for the first time this Saturday. Luckily, a friend at work gave me a DVD player for free.

    Has anyone done this? What was the reaction?
    Apr 26, 2009
  2. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

    I took a small 13" tv w/built-in DVD player. I didn't get anyone interested because of it, but I think it looked nice playing at the end of my booth.

    Of course, it just depends on your crowd.
  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    I've never done this. I think it really depends on your event. The one I did on Friday was very noisy with lots of people. I can't imagine anyone being able to hear it and few able to see it.

    However, my expo on Saturday was smaller and quieter. Of course, there was also music playing, so it might be difficult for some people to hear.
    Apr 26, 2009
  4. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

    Thank you for your experience, Rhonda. I was also thinking I might play a segment from the Interactive Cooking Show DVD or maybe a segment from the Spring/Summer Product DVD. I would like to experiment to see which one gets their attention the best.
    Apr 26, 2009
  5. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

    Thanks, Rae. These are very good points. I will be outside at a Farmer's Market. The noise level varies and sometimes a man is there playing a guitar and singing but not next to my area. I guess there is no harm trying, right?
    Apr 26, 2009
  6. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

    Most laptops play DVDs also.
    Apr 28, 2009
  7. gingertannery

    gingertannery Advanced Member Gold Member

    My laptop plays DVDs.. but it will only play for about 2 hours on a charge.. do you have access to electricity? Please let us know how it turns out!!
    Apr 29, 2009
  8. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

    I think I'd play the product one actually b/c it's something to SEE without feeling like you are being sold. Nothing that I wouldn't show someone either (not too..."this is how you should be selling stuff").
    Apr 29, 2009
  9. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    I'm actually doing a booth this weekend, and the idea came up when talking with my fellow consultants. We were thinking the Opportunity DVD, as well as the Cooking Shows in Action. The latter has lots of bits of the cooking show without outside commentary, and might help those who want to know more about what happens.

    I like the idea of the S/S DVD. Not only for the products, but for the recipe demos too. I always love those sped up ladies :)
    Apr 29, 2009
  10. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

    Thank you all for your great ideas. I don't own a laptop (yet) so the portable DVD player will work for now.
  11. VeronicaW

    VeronicaW Advanced Member Gold Member

    I have done this.
    Most of the time it's too noisy, some people look at it.
    I've also ran the New Product / recipes DVD too!
    There has been some interest w/that.
    Apr 29, 2009
  12. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

    I used my portable DVD player on Saturday. I think it needs to be at eye level to be effective. I had it on the table and no one paid attention except preschoolers. Then I inverted a collapsible bowl and put it on there. Again, not high enough, only high enough for kids. Next time, I will place it on a plastic stool and it will get more attention.
  13. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    eye level is key. I bring a baker's rack and have put it there. You'll get lots of comments from other vendors - book them to having shows!
    May 3, 2009
  14. PamperedSD

    PamperedSD Member

    I know this is an older thread - but did you have an luck when you used your DVD player? I have my first Farmers Market this month and thought about doing this - maybe using the new products DVD?

    Mar 4, 2010
  15. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

    I haven't been using it because I think a bigger screen would be helpful. However, I am glad to see your post because I am participating in an Irish Festival this weekend and I am showing off the new products. Maybe I will have my DVD player with me this time.
  16. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

    I used my laptop once, it was a pain to keep remembering to start the DVD over. I've seriously been thinking about investing in a digital photo frame and letting it rotate through all the product photos! :D I haven't yet invested the $ in the frame or the time into making all the photos. I'm sure it would take a while, but since I do multiple booths a month, I'm sure it would be worth the time & effort in the long run.
    Mar 5, 2010
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