Laurenncraigory said:generally speaking, a season's best recipe book. They all love it even if it is only $1. Some consultants have the guests at the show sign it to make it more personal
monica_sweetconsultant said:thanks for the great advice, John!! I really needed the boost. I have been getting down in the dumps because the only show i have in oct. so far is my own "Mommy and Me" show. Ok get to the point now. Last month I started "Bonus Dates". Book a show on a certain date and you can choose from either a free kitchen show or the new bar board/knife. I have had 2 shows booked from that...1 was cancelled due to Katrina and the other one i just did. I am trying to re-schedule a couple that cancelled me last month.
As for the EAD....last month this girl really tried hard to get enough in free prdoucts to earn this. she didnt make it and couldnt afford to buy it. So i told her since she did so good that if she would re-book a show..didnt matter when...then i would get the EAD for her....well we did her show last week and it will close on friday. I dont mind adding incentives to book at all. I think it really boosts sales and bookings. But right now, I cant afford to offer much more than a free show or the bar board set. but i definately like your ideas and once i get in the position to do it i will put it into affect. As far as helping Katrina victims re-building there kitchens...most of the victims that came up this far are planning on going back to where they came from ASAP....so its hard to book a show that way....i had thought about that also...i want to do something to helpt hem so badly since i had family that was affected also but i cant find anyone that is going to stick around our area....but once again i do really appreciate your advice...keep it coming!!!!!!!