Monday, August 31, 2009
Cheryl Munro: I decided to have a "Fancy Pie Tasting Party" yesterday....Since I am still healing, I had lots of help! 19 people attended, 17 pies were brought! Sales were $350, cash and carry $200, 2 home shows booked BUT I had 10 people pay for my upcoming bus trip on 9/25-9/26! There were 2 new faces, which is awesome....MANY were impressed with the team spirit baskets....a couple of customers have not seen LB in a long time and they LOVE all the new items...The soup/sandwich plates were a hit!..the rest of the customers are waiting to order when we go on the bus...We had a great time!
Linda Cooper: Had sales of over $1,000 and did very well with getting RSVP's and she had some new faces too. She also got to show the new Team Spirit baskets and was able to get the new Wish Lists and September Flyers in her customers hands.
Paul McDaniel: Had sales of $1,200 and Cash and Carry of $700 and booked 9 shows!
That's what I have so far. Send me your success and i will add it here. You can also make a comment as a way of sending me your results and I will post them too.
I did just over $16,000 in sales and booked quite a few home shows. That makes this Open House my 2nd best ver. Had quite a few new faces too. That is REALLY important for me. My Customers loved the new products but it's funny to see what some love and others don't. I gave away a So Rachel Body Wash or Lotion for the customers that spent $100 or more.
Sold a lot of Chili Bowls and presold quite a few Soup and Sandwich Plates. I also took orders on the Soap and Lotion so can get those in on September 1st. I took advantage of the Cutting Board on line special and my customers were buying 2 and 3 of them at a time. It was also a last push on the Fancy Pie Basket and I took orders for the Bread Carrier basket for the On Line Special for Weds. Was woking all angles of the business!
All in all it was a really good weekend. Now time to get ready for my next one which is the last weekend in October.
Let me know your successes!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Take the time right now to make a commitment to be at the Bee this year. You have 10 full months to prepare. You have 10 full months to not have excuses why you can't go and 10 full months to come up with reasons that you CAN go.
I don't have the money! Well - get some Home Shows on the Calendar NOW and save part of your commissions for the Bee. By sharing rooms and watching for Airline Flight sales you can make the trip more affordable and you have plenty of time to make enough money to go. As you get close to the actual Bee date have your own Home Show or Open House and tell your customers that you need help because you are going to use your commissions so you can go to the Bee to learn about new products and new programs that Longaberger will be offering and that it will make you a better Longaberger Consultant. It WILL!
Something else might come up! NO! - Put it on your schedule NOW. Let all your family and friends know NOW that if they are planning something next July it can't be on those dates or you won't be able to attend. I plan my life around several dates each year - one of them is the date of the Bee. I have had to miss some other important events in past year - BUT - I gave those people notice in advance that if they planned something during the Bee - that's less beer they will need for their event.
So I am challenging EVERY Longaberger Consultant to make that commitment right now. SAVE THE DATE! (hmmmmm - who else uses those) Talk to all your other Longaberger Consultant friends and tell them you are going and make them plan to go as well. Start making plans as a group to get there!
I couldn't do what I do without the Bee each year. It's where I get re energized in my business. It motivates me to continue doing what I do. Most importantly though it's the one time of year I get so see so many members of my extended Longaberger Family!
See you at Bee 2010!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The On Line Special for the Woodcrafts Cutting Board is at a GREAT price for your customers. Make sure you Customers get one for EVERYONE on their Holiday List! This is a great size cutting board for use during parties for cutting cheese and sausage and other snacks but it's also great at the bar for cutting fruit for drinks. This also makes a great corporate type gift.
Also sell it to your customers as a Fall Wish List PREVIEW special! Tell them to be the first to get one.
This is also a GREAT opportunity for Consultants because for you it's just $15. In my class at the Bee I spoke about having more cash and carry on hand and creating Bonus Buys for your customers at Open Houses. This is a perfect item for that. At just $15 EVERY Consultant can get at least one. I know I am going to get a handful myself and offer them as a Bonus Buy at my Open House and offer them at 20% off when someone buys an item at full price first.
This item will be so easy to sell a handful of them so also remember that when you sell at least 3 of them - you earn enough commissions to get yours for FREE!
Good Luck and I hope you all take advantage of this great price point!
REMEMBER - this is just my opinion!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
In my class I taught at the Bee I talked about the scratch off tickets that I have made and used at my Open Houses. These scratch off tickets I make my self on my computer and I print them on a card stock. I have an actual designer program that I design all my printed materials with but I'm sure you can make them in Word also. You can make them any size you want. Have as many on 1 sheet as you can get and then cut them out after they are all printed. Then place the scratch off label over the scratch off area.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Let me know and I will post those answers and ideas on here.
PLEASE NOTE IN ADVANCE: I'm am way too busy for this to be a daily blog. So be patient in between posts!