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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser What should I bring?

  1. Kimberlymmj

    Kimberlymmj Member

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    I bought a table at a fundraiser and was wondering if I bring the whole thing? I know the focus is booking shows. I must must must make a booking tree. Any ideas to ring attention to my table
     
    May 22, 2009
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  2. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    OK I don't get it. You bought a table at a fundraiser. Does this mean you are selling for the fundraiser too? Or you just have an information booth?
     
    May 22, 2009
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  3. Kimberlymmj

    Kimberlymmj Member

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    I am not selling for the fundraiser. My table is for sales and for bookings.
     
    May 22, 2009
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  4. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    OK. That makes it clearer. So for your own personal sales, I would suggest putting to gether a collection of your favorite $$$ products and your tool turn-about. Deep Covered Baker, Cookware, Mandolin, Food Chopper of course... What I do is this, I go to each catagory in the catalog and take 3 pieces from each section if I can. Expensive, Medium Range and inexpensive but a "love it, got a have it" product. Cutting Edge: Mandolin, Food Chopper and I love the Utility Knife in the honing case. (Or do the Forged Paring Knife.) For stoneware, the Deep Covered Baker, The large round with handles and one of the smaller bar pans. Take things you like as it makes it easier to talk about them. Get your booking slide together and find a way to "hang" it wide open so everyone can easily see it. Offer to do free parties. The type where you bring and pay for the ingredients. And do NOT hand out catalogs willy nilly. Make them trade you for it. Offer to mail them one so you have an address. Most of all, bring your enthusiasm. It gets a little rough if you get too many people all at one time or not enough people will be discouraging. So remember to breathe. If you have some of the recipe cards from the theme shows, get small return address labels and put your name and number on them and hand them out like a business card. Hope that helps and best of luck to you!
     
    May 22, 2009
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  5. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Great advice! What size table would you recommend?
     
  6. stefani2

    stefani2 Veteran Member

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    I have a table at a Fundraiser TradeShow tomorrow and am stuck for ideas as well. The Organizer was looking for people to make a donation to the Cancer Society - ex: percentage of their commission/sales.....

    Kinda stuck for ideas.....
     
    May 23, 2009
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  7. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Most organizations that do these kinds of things don't "get" that Pampered Chef operates differently from other direct sales companies. Our commission structure is much more conservative. Explain that you only make 15% on your sales at fundraisers, and that you would be happy to organize a fundraiser show for them, but they need to accept your cash donation ($15-25) and a raffle item in lieu of a commission.

    I would do 2 things: (1) 3-onion Goat Cheese Tart - cook up the bacon/onion mix in a skillet on a hotplate in front of everyone (AROMA that will sell your products!) and then pop the puff pastry in an oven on premises. (2) starter kit, starter kit, starter kit. I wouldn't show anything else, other than maybe a DCB. (3) maybe take orders from folks with order forms.

    You want bookings and recruit leads. Use the tools the company gives us! If you don't have one of the Host Flyers ready (looks like the page in the catalog that explains the host plan) try the attachments.

    Good luck!
     

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    May 23, 2009
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