Tanya, to get my parties I just asked a few friends, a couple said yes straight away, another 2 were iffy, so I pointed out that all they had to get was $250 in sales to start getting a 10% commission and that getting $250 wouldn't be a hard thing. Then I'd show them the catalogue and show them the big host rewards (the Alfresco Entertainer Set, the BBQ set, and the Illusions Set) and pointed out that to get a choice of the first 2 all they needed was $595 in sales and two friends willing to throw a party for them. I also mentioned to a few that I can get them catalogues early so that way they could mail them to family and friends who live far away and they might be willing to help them get to their host goal.
Also, a few poeple thought 'daggy T/W party', and then I told them how parties have been revamped and we can play games, do a cooking demo using the T/W products so they can see them in action, and that if they prefer an afternoon party or evening party we could make it a c*cktail party. All they had to do was provide the ingredients and we show them how to make it. Since I am just starting out I have pointed out that I would prefer something simple such as drinks, but later if they would like to have another party when the new catalogue comes out (Autumn/Winter), then I'd try something more complicated, I'm hoping this will get me future bookings from them.
You could try approaching schools/pre schools/child care centres as a fund raiser. I have one school on my list as a start up party, just by asking the P&C president, who also said, if the rest of the P&C didn't want to host a party, she'd have one herself.
When asking for parties if you can get a copy of a catalogue take that with you and let people see what they are able to get, and they might look at something and say 'Oh, x might like that, maybe she'll come to a party'.
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