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Pampered Chef: Bookings Where to go to get bookings

  1. ckmom002

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    i am new to the area and just started selling pc i was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas of where to go to get some bookings this is my ss month 1 and i have 1 show going and none booked, maybe some ideas on who to ask for fundraisers to.. please help me...
     
    Dec 6, 2005
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  2. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Here's something I found....

    when I searched this site and typed in 'bookings'. You may want to conduct your own search since it gave me 20 pages to look through. These were originally posted by Brooke and I just copied them here for you! :)

    118 WAYS TO GET PAMPERED CHEF BOOKINGS


    1. Send a catalog to a co-worker or friend who has moved.

    2. Send a catalog to reps from other party plans and ask to exchange shows.

    3. Post a catalog in the teacher's lounge at your child's school.

    4. Post a catalog in the employee's lunch room.

    5. Hold an open house.

    6. Have a booth at a church bazaar.

    7. Advertise in your alumni newsletter and/or local newspaper.

    8. Give a catalog to the receptionist in your doctor's or dentist's office.

    9. Include a current catalog or flyer with your local bill payments.

    10. Put a current catalog and sample in your neighbor's door.

    11. Always carry business cards and catalogs with you to hand out.

    12. Ask ALL your friends to have a show.

    13. Advertise in the church bulletin.

    14. Host an office party.

    15. Host a Brunch.

    16. Have your family wear Pampered Chef T-shirts.

    17. Mail out catalogs with a wish list and order form.

    18. Host your own show.

    19. Host a fundraiser for your favorite charity.

    20. Host a show before, during or after a PTA meeting.

    21. Get a list from the Welcome Wagon to find newcomers in the area.

    22. Set up a display at craft fairs.

    23. Participate in a school fundraiser.

    24. Have your husband or significant other promote products at work.

    25. Wear a Pampered Chef button.

    26. Wear your charm holder and logo pins out in public.

    27. Hold a Valentine's, Mother's Day, or Christmas Shopping Show for men.

    28. Offer guests a Secret Santa Wish List.

    29. Set up a temporary display in a mall.

    30. Put a "FREE Products! Ask Me How!" button on your purse.

    31. Ask past Hostesses to talk about their FREE products.

    32. Hold an Opportunity Night nearby.

    33. Mention Host Benefits at least 3 times per show.

    34. Showcase higher priced items and remind guests they can get it half off.

    35. Mention how much an "average" Host receives FREE!

    36. At the beginning of the show, mention the Host goal.

    37. Share upcoming specials at all shows with all guests.

    38. Tell your Host how much she saved by having a show.
    39. Encourage frequent customers to regularly plan shows.

    40. Encourage Hosts to rebook themselves in the next 3 months.

    41. Treat Hosts to a special "Hosts Appreciation Tea".

    42. Encourage relatives to have a show.

    43. Call your realtor with suggestions for "New Home Packages".

    44. Offer to do a theme show demo/class for a local women's group.

    45. Ask everyone for referrals.

    46. Follow up on all referral leads on Door Prize Slips.

    47. Offer a Birthday or Anniversary Club.

    48. Offer a Bridal Registry.

    49. Promote Pampered Chef Bridal Shower Parties.

    50. Create a binder to showcase different theme show parties to choose from.

    51. Create a visual for the Host Program by playing "Stack the Host".

    52. Be friendly and enthusiastic.

    53. Take the pieces that you LOVE to your shows!

    54. Follow through on EVERY booking lead.

    55. Ask, Ask, Ask.

    56. Ask every guest at every show for 3 referrals.

    57. Use open-ended questions to uncover objections.

    58. Use products at home then share your ideas at shows.
    59. Read sales, self-improvement and positive thinking books.

    60. Call at least 2 potential Hosts EVERY night.

    61. Dream and imagine the possibilities!

    62. Set goals and review them constantly. Post where you can see them.

    63. Ask friends to help you get started or to reach a certain goal.

    64. Goal yourself for "x" number of shows each month.

    65. Copy Host Specials and mail to past hostesses and interested clients.

    66. Use postcards and newsletters to continue to spark interest.

    67. Follow up phone calls to interested guests. Ask them to have a show.

    68. Call all hostesses who postponed or never had their party as planned.

    69. Have the Host tell why she decided to have a show.

    70. Give products as gifts or donations.

    71. Don't be shy talking about your products or your business.

    72. Smile when talking on the telephone.

    73. Make regular customer service calls to replenish products.

    74. Review orders from past shows and call customers with large orders.

    75. Be prepared to answer questions about your work.

    76.Write down names of people who "owe you a favor", then follow up.

    77. Call the most familiar people first.

    78. Spend time every day working on some aspect of your business.
    79. Be willing to share the Opportunity with everyone.

    80. Call anyone who has said "maybe" or "sometime".

    81. Contact schools, churches, and women's groups for fundraisers.

    82. Advertise in football or musical programs.

    83. Leave your business cards on bulletin boards or in local businesses.

    84. Talk about upcoming specials with everyone.

    85. Keep a list of special requests. Notify guests when that product is on sale.


    86. Suggest a Christmas show so guests can shop without leaving home.

    87. Offer bonuses for booking a show on certain dates.

    88. Offer Book Show options to those who work in office environments.

    89. Give extra service and time to good customers to make repeat customers.

    90. Carry a notepad to jot down names as you think of them.

    91. Let guests keep a catalog on hand to show friends or pass around at work.

    92. Contact men's groups (Kiwanis, Lion's, Rotary) to host a show.

    93. Offer complimentary gift-wrapping on orders over a certain amount.

    94. Mail recipe postcards using monthly specials to keep in touch.

    95. Have a Booking Basket for Hosts with gifts for pre-arranged bookings.

    96. Strive to have 21 shows up on your calendar.

    97. Offer businesses an employee gift/incentive program. Write up as a show.

    98. Do a Product Lottery.

    99. Get leads from participating in trade shows or business expos.

    100. Take pre-wrapped gift sets to male oriented business and take orders.

    101. Tell everyone to tell their friends to get their kitchen products from you.

    102. Let everyone know that it's your job to give away FREE products!

    103. Take several beautiful but versatile pieces to your show to demo.

    104. Let customers FEEL the quality of products in their own hands.

    105. Make your daily 2+2 calls. Chart your progress.

    106. Participate in Bridal Trade Shows for leads.

    107. Take a PC recipe in a PC dish to every function you attend that has food.

    108. Pass out recipes to guests for dishes demonstrated at your show.

    109. Offer a special incentive for booking a show within 2 weeks.

    110. Get guest lists from Hosts so you can contact guests after the show.

    111. Surprise Bookings. Call guests and ask for bookings as surprise to Host.

    112. Use car magnets on car to advertise business.

    113. Encourage Host to ask everyone to book a show.

    114. Have Host show friends what FREE Host Bonuses she is trying to earn.

    115. Ask Host to invite those who need or want a job.

    116. Make a "Mix-in-a-Bag" gift for the Host. Make a recipe that focuses on Monthly Guest or Host Special.

    117. Make a "Host Necklace". Use one inexpensive tool for EACH booking she obtains BEFORE her show date. Tie together with curly ribbon.

    118. Booking Necklaces - String inexpensive door prize items on curly ribbon. Hang 6 around Host's neck. As guests arrive, let her explain that she needs to give them all away so she can win a special gift. She can only give them to her friends who will book a show for her. Those who decide to book first get first choice of which necklace they want. They wear around their neck so you can see who already wants a show.
     
    Dec 6, 2005
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  3. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

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    I went through this list and realistically checked off the things I could do. I counted at the end--75! 75 things I could do (without even having a show booked on the calendar right now, and having run dry with my list of 100).. now, granted some things might cost a few dollars (such as advertising), but they ARE things that I COULD do. Even if I had only counted up 30 or 50 things, that's still a lot!
     
    Jan 26, 2006
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  4. jwpamp

    jwpamp Veteran Member

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    Thanks, Jodi! Great List!!! I am also in SS#1, having a good month so far, but want to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!
     
    Jan 27, 2006
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  5. bbauman07

    bbauman07 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Free cooking show drawings

    I'm working on making free cooking show drawing boxes to put in a few local businesses. I'm hoping they go well. I figure I can call everyone who puts a slip in, as long as the response isn't overwelming. I'll let you know how they work.


    I have some great letters to mail to friends and neighbors. Plus a grocery store flyer. I found them all here so I don't want to repost them. Please send me an email or private message if you are interested.
     
    Jan 27, 2006
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  6. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

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    Do you mind me asking what response you got from these ideas? I've posted at the local grocery store, but got nothing from that. Though I think I will post again and have the flyers with the business cards at the bottom this time. Maybe I'll get something from that. What business types were you looking to put your boxes in?
    thanks :) I'm trying to re-jumpstart my business again and I'm TWISTing how I look at everything.. :D

     
    Apr 18, 2006
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  7. schel

    schel Advanced Member

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    Wow!

    I am new here and also am in my super starter month. I am feeling overwhelmed and am so glad I looked at this site. I am going to print ALL of the suggestions and really LOVE # 118. My 1st show is with a girlfriend at work and my second is my own OPEN HOUSE. I have done a lot of getting ready and purchased a lot of inexpensive PC door prizes. Thank you for all the suggestions and I am going to pass this all along to my friend who also just signed up the same time I did. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
    Schel :)
     
    Apr 18, 2006
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  8. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Bumping the bookings!
     
    Aug 23, 2009
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  9. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Have you had your new consultant training yet? Have you done your list of 100? I would definitely talk to your director or recruiter if you haven't had an official training yet.
     
    Aug 23, 2009
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  10. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I should have mentioned that I bumped a thread from 2005 because it had some great info. Just in case the OP doesn't respond, I didn't want you to think he/she was rude.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2009
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  11. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    LOL Thanks AJ! I probably should have looked at the date first, ha ha!
     
    Aug 23, 2009
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  12. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Well, they are timeless! (to me anyway!)
     
    Aug 23, 2009
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  13. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Definitely! :)
     
    Aug 23, 2009
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  14. pcsharon1

    pcsharon1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hi, Ann! I'm gonna say what you have personally heard me say at just about every meeting I have been to - run a booth at a fair for a couple hours. That is how I totally restarted my business here in Jersey and I am already looking for booths for when I get to Colorado. That is the best way I think. Most of the time, if you take the time to talk to people at the event you will know if they are intersted or if they are just entering your drawing. Even if you only get 2-3 bookings, it will get you going. 2 bookings from both of those shows will lead to 4, 2 from those 4 will lead to 8, etc. It worked for me and it's what I tell anyone who is looking for more contacts.
     
    Aug 24, 2009
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  15. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Fairs are a great idea! I have myself booked for three of them between now and Nov to give my business a boost! I met someone who became a consultant at a fair! You just never know! And, if I got 2 or 3 solid bookings, I would call it successful!
     
    Aug 24, 2009
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