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Pampered Chef: Sales What's your #1 business tip?

  1. Nov 21, 2005
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  2. chef.renee

    chef.renee Guest

    Business Tip

    Network with other consultants...one major way is by going to your monthly cluster/team meetings and National Conference AND simply JUST ASK!

    Those have really helped me...Renee in TN
     
    Nov 21, 2005
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  3. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    refer to this site!

    Is my #1 tip! I have learend tons here! Your meetings may help too but this by far has been the best source of info for me. Without this site I would not have joined PC, honestly! I found my recruiter here and all my quesitons were answered by these net work of ladies and men.
    Great place! :D
     
    Nov 21, 2005
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  4. bbauman07

    bbauman07 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Customer Care

    Customer care is my tip for you. I do agree with the meetings and this site being helpful. The best advice I can give you is the phone is your friend. Do your host coaching calls and call your hosts and guests after they recieve their orders to make sure they like their products and are using them, when items they want and don't have are on special, when their host discounts are about to expire,etc. I hope this helps you.
     
    Nov 21, 2005
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  5. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Mail

    My #1 tip is to mail host invitations and make reminder calls for host. My attendence has went up at my shows, thus my sales have went up along with my bookings. My average was about $500 before I did this with about an average of 10 guests, it is now $850 with an average of 16 guests!
     
    Nov 22, 2005
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  6. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    I agree with Brooke....customer care!! Make the phone your friend and check in with your customers from time to time. It keeps your name in front of their face. Email newsletters accomplish this too. But I don't think anything can replace the phone. Now only if there were more hours in the day and days in the week I could devote more time to this!!! :)
     
    Nov 22, 2005
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  7. ltkacz

    ltkacz Guest

    Work on your business 1 hour per day

    Got this suggestion from my director when I signed up. She said if you work your business just 1 hour a day, you will have more than enough business. I completely agree with this statement.

    The 1 hour can be anything from customer care calls, to host coaching, to closing shows, to writting thank you notes. Just do something each day.
     
    Nov 22, 2005
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  8. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Oh Oh...

    I just thought of another one... I hope we aren't limited to one! :p

    The POWER HOUR! Four 15 minute segments you work everyday! I learned this from Belinda Elsworth in Salt Lake City. I have since implimented this and WOW! It is amazing how easy it is. My four categories are: 1. Host coaching 2. Booking Calls 3. Recruiting calls 4. Customer Care Calls.

    How many of you feel like you work your business all the time but get nothing accomplished? This was how I felt before I started the POWER HOUR. Now, I can spend 15 minutes here and there, or sit down for the solid hour if my husband is home with the children.

    In order for this to work you have to spend the 15 minutes a day on each category no matter what! I personally work M-F on this and reserve Saturday and Sunday for family (although I do 1 Saturday show a month).

    You have to try it! If you want to know more about it, e-mail me at pchefmarlene@msn.com! :D
     
    Nov 22, 2005
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  9. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Finally

    For everyone that e-mailed me I sent you information on the Power Hour today! Sorry it took me forever! Make sure and e-mail me if you didn't get it!

    You will all love it if you take the time to implement it! :D
     
    Dec 22, 2005
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  10. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    Definitely the phone. It will make your business so much more consistent! Don't contact just the old hosts, contact all guests, individual orderers, etc. Customer Care is key.
     
    Dec 27, 2005
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  11. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Lost e-mail for power hour

    Hello ladies,

    For anyone who I sent the power hour information to, did you save the e-mail I sent? I have more requests for it and I lost the file that I typed it in. Would love not to have to retype or rethink it! Thanks for the help!
     
    Feb 18, 2006
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  12. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    More requests...HELP

    Now I have even more requests for the power hour information! :eek: For those who just requested the information, I am trying to see if someone saved the e-mail I sent them as I lost it!! I still have the information for power hour, but only in handouts not saved on the computer!

    Didn't somebody save the info?? Please help, I really don't have the time to retype/rethink what I wrote before. :(
     
    Feb 18, 2006
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  13. kitty

    kitty Guest

    Fruitloop,

    Did you try going through your "messages sent" file of your e-mail program? Some e-mail programs keep a "temporary" file with a copy of actual attachment files of any e-mail sent. Sometmes they are in compressed form, so the real file may be lost but you can "read only" with your e-mail program and then do a "save to/save as" or even just copy & paste onto a document program (like MSWord).
     
    Feb 19, 2006
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  14. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I tried that...

    That is how I sent the message to everyone. But somehow all of my sent files got deleted! And of course I didn't copy and paste it into Word! That would have been too smart! :rolleyes:
     
    Feb 19, 2006
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  15. lacychef

    lacychef Legend Member

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    I agree!

    I started doing this also after National Conference last year, and my show attendance increased as well as show average! It is definately worth the time! :)
    Staying in close contact with your fellow PC friends, and just letting everyone, everywhere, know that you sell PC is also great. Wearing PC logo clothing helps too!
     
    Feb 20, 2006
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  16. Business tip

    My business tip to anyone in this business is being CONSISTENT each month.. That is the key !!!! :) Being persistent and determined with the times are tough.....

    Carol Kout
    Iowa
     
    Feb 20, 2006
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  17. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    Remember you are not being pushy ~ you are offering an opportunity (to earn wonderful things or a fabulous career). Ask everyone ~ it's your job, and wouldn't you be upset if the person who asked you never asked you?

    Bring something that advertises PC wherever you go! A tote bag, a visor, a key chain ~ you never know who might be looking for a PC rep.

    :)
     
    Feb 21, 2006
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  18. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    How much in stamps does it cost you to send them?
     
    Feb 21, 2006
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  19. LindaK

    LindaK Member

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    For a postcard in the US the stamp costs $.24 and remember this is a business expense...so is the milage to and from the post office.
     
    Feb 21, 2006
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  20. varga11

    varga11 Novice Member

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    Any luck on finding a copy of your power hour?
     
    Feb 25, 2006
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  21. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I do have the information...

    on Power Hour. I will get it to everyone as soon as I can. It will be at least a week until I can get it retyped! Thanks for your patience everyone!

    Smiles,
     
    Feb 25, 2006
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