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Hi! New consultant here. What do you consider your "prime" days? I would think Thursday or Friday nights... Do people prefer weekend afternoons or evenings? Do you change anything about your show if it afternoon vs evening? Thanks for your help!
Is Sunday afternoon. I rarely have had a Sunday afternoon, usually 2 p.m. start, that has not done well. It will basically depend on the area you live in. I live in Milwuakee but most of my shows are in the rural areas of Walworth and Kenosha counties. The Sunday afternoon seems to work best. Although I have to admit that Saturday morning brunches are great too. Saturday afternoon is not as good as the Sunday afternoons.
Sunday is my prime day. I offer the afternoon or evening. I wish I could do tuesdays, but family stuff gets in the way. So far I offer Sun,Mon,Wed and if the host is too busy and I have no plans I offer fri or sat. It's what works for you.
Terri, I just had my first double show day. It went alot easier than I thought it would. They didn't even do the same recipe, but I had enough time to put all of my products in my dishwasher at home and redo my paperwork. My times were about the same as yours. My first started at 11:30am and the second at 7pm. I was EXHAUSTED the next day!! I am in my 1st trimester and am constantly tired anyway so that my have contributed to that.
In general, I only offer Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun. Thurs and Fri at 6:30 or 7pm. Sat at 11am and Sun at 1pm. In January I will offer 2 times on Saturday to maximize that consultant special.
My husband travels for work and will leave Sunday night and not return until Wed night or Thursday afternoon. So that limits the days I can offer. If he didn't travel I don't think I would offer weekday shows because our kids are in EVERYTHING!! Every night of the week we have something going on.
but I have only ever offered (in my first full year now) shows Mon thru Thurs night. I have had two shows on Friday because that's all that would work. No nights were better than others for me. It was all in the host coaching and host's response I thought. The only Saturday shows were 3 bridals I'd done HOWEVER I just did my first 2 Sunday shows - both in different towns, both at 2 pm and both with 20 - 22 in the room and outside orders! First was $1100 and the next Sunday it closed at just over $1400. Not my first 1K shows but still exciting just the same...and to have them back to back! So now I'm LOVIN' Sundays LOL
Honestly, I signed up with PC thinking that I could get by doing Catalog Shows only, but I think I'm interested in actually doing Kitchen Shows. The problem is that I have a bit of stage fright. I don't know how I would open the party and I'm just terrified of burning something, LOL. Has anyone actually written out their Show. I'll probably shadow someone in the near future, but in the meanwhile, will someone please share their experience?
I'm available almost any day to do a show but I think it's best to offer the host a limited number of dates. So I might start offering Saturday & Sunday afternoons and an evening, like Wednesday. If these don't fit, then I'll "bend" my schedule to accommodate them. But really, I'd do a show at midnight right now if that's what the host wanted ;-P
I steer clear of Wednesday nights, since I'm in the "bible belt" in S.Carolina, many people go to church... I have had hosts specifically ask for Wednesday nights, and I'll do them...they know their friends, and if their friends don't go to church Wed. nite, then I'll go with it!
My best show ($1200+) was on a Friday night...she had at least 16 people there, and got several outside orders.
I like Monday, Tuesday and Thursday myself. I agree that people don't like giving up their Saturdays...but if this works best for the host, then I try to do a brunch show around 10 or 11AM... so they have the rest of their day... once they hit the malls on Saturday afternoon, they aren't coming home for a PC show at 3 or 4pm!