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Pampered Chef: Bookings When is it too much calling?

  1. Yakmama

    Yakmama Member

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    I did a show in March where one of the guests was VERY excited about hosting a show. She went on and on about how she really wants to host and that it would be so much fun. She wanted to talk to her husband about a date, but thought she would have one in April.

    I called her the next day, and she said it was a bad time and she would call me back later. A couple of days later I still hadn't heard from her. I called again and left a message. Two days later, another message. Two days later, she was crying and said she couldn't talk right then. That kind of shook me up, so I didn't call for a week. Now I'm trying to call her again and I've left her several messages.

    Do I just give up? She hasn't told me she doesn't want to host- but I don't know what's going on.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  2. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    It sounds like something is going on in her life. She apparently just needs some time. I'd wait a few weeks at this point and give her a call then to see if it may be a better time for her. Hopefully she has your phone number and would call you in between if she is able to have a show then.

    I had a lady last fall who was very anxious and then I left message on both her home and cell phone and never was able to get back in touch with her. I'm sure it was just a bad time, and perhaps in a month or so I'll try calling her again to see if she might at all be interested. I know it is hard when they appear to anxious, then there is no communication. Don't take it personally, it is something going on in her life.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I mention that I'll keep calling until I hear from the person that they want me to stop. I call frequently at first, then drop off to monthly, then, eventually, quarterly.
     
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  4. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I have a lady who said last September at a booth she wanted to do a Show. When I contact her about a week later, she said she lived 2 hours from me but would have it here in town at her DD's house. First it was her DD had a baby, then she had complications from the pregnancy and ended up with blood clots. I began calling every week the first month, then every other week. I now check about once a month. I called in January and her DD was unable to return to work because of the blood clots. Then in February she had just returned from a cruise (WTH?) and was tired. Now I call about mid-month to try to get her scheduled. It is getting old, but I am hoping it will eventually happen. If she has decided not to, I really wish she would tell me that! Each time I do speak with her, it's "We still want to have a Show. I just have to find a good date with my DD!"
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  5. Bren706

    Bren706 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I will usually call twice within the first week, and then once a week for 2-3 weeks, and then once a month.
     
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  6. teresah551393

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    I ask them when would be better for me to call. I just finally booked a host who originally told me she would do a show in November!! She is an accountant and is very busy the first 4 months of the year. She told me each time we finally talked when to call again, so I did. Now we are scheduled for May 22, she said that may need to change but atleast I have her on the calendar now. I would also say wait a little while and then try again.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  7. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I would send her a note with a recipe card and say something like ... "I look forward to working with you on you PC show. Last time we spoke it seemed like you were going thru a rough time. I truly hope all is well with your family. I will check in with you in a few weeks. Take care!"

    You just never know what is going on with people.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  8. gingertannery

    gingertannery Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I agree with Paulette.... you want to show compassion.. and also let her know you are there for her whenever it works out. Next time you talk to her.. ask her if she has changed her mind..or if it is the timing that is off.. just because you would never want to bother her. You are just trying to be available for her.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  9. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    Paulette, I love your idea. Friendly and compassionate, yet professional.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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