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How Can You Get a Guest to RSVP for Your Parties?

RSVP Request for Responses

(French: répondez s’il vous plaît)

 

A simple yes or no response is all it takes and then keep your word.

It seems many may not understand that RSVP means that you are requesting a response with a yes or a no, as if you will or will not be attending an event. How does a hostess know how much food, prizes, drink, etc she will need if she doesn’t receive the correct numbers for an RSVP? A lack of response only has a hostess wonder if the guest has received the invitation, will the guest be attending or not, should she plan food and drink for her. Hostesses are not mind readers.

In this profession, it can become quite frustrating when you are not able to receive the RSVP’s needed to plan a party with food and prizes. You have those that do not RSVP and then just show up, and then you have those that RSVP that they will attend and not show up at the last minute, after you have already purchased food and prizes which included them. Emily Post must be rolling over in her grave!

It is not something that only direct sales professionals deal with. It is something that no one is immune to. Kids birthday parties, weddings, dinner parties, we all have dealt with the lack of RSVP’s at one time or another. Is it social ignorance, fear of commitment or lack of manners?

So how do we get past the lack of RSVP’s? Well we really can’t make the guest do it, but we can take some steps to help improve the responses.  These tips will help with Home Parties and Virtual Parties.

1. In this profession, always remember the guests point of view. Ask yourself, why would my guest want to attend this party? Don’t ever rely only on the product you are selling! The product is not about the guest experience. The product is about you and you selling product. Use themes, fun, prizes, contests and food to make the guest experience memorable. We have discussed this in our training modules and on the blog before.

2. Make it easy to RSVP by providing a email address, text number, stamped RSVP Card with return address or online invitation for responses.

3. Make it very clear that you must have a yes or no answer. Also that a yes answer, means the hostess will be expecting on them to show up.

4. Make it very clear that food and prizes will be provided and you must have a guest count and this count is based on the yes answers.

5. Instead of RSVP, use words such as I will be attending, reserve your seat, reserve your prize, get your ticket (must be present to win). Get creative. Prizes can be as small or as large as you wish. For the no’s, I will not be attending. There are no maybe’s.

6. Do reminder calls the day before and if you need to, the day of as well.

7. Use Eventbrite. Use the Free tickets and hold a raffle for a door prize with the tickets. You can also offer paid tickets and raffle off something big for those tickets such as a gift card to a favorite store, etc or offer prepaid tickets to your Jewelry Pool Game (located in your business center) which works out best for you and your hostess!

8. Use the custom seating chart on Eventbrite to allow guests to choose and reserve their seats. (This will show who is missing and will be more likely to be noticed and the guest knows this)

9. If you do not mind guests bringing a friend, state it on the invitation and then encourage them to do so with extra incentives. Set your settings so that Eventbrite can be shared.

10. Now for the no’s and no shows. Yes, sometimes people already have plans and sometimes last minute emergency’s do happen. This is no reason to snub this person. After your party, collect their orders. If you know in advance that someone can not attend the party, do this in advance. Just because they were not able to attend, does not mean they don’t want to order, host a party of their own or start their own business. You can’t get that order unless you ask. By not asking, you aren’t providing great customer service and the answer will always be no. No show’s and non responders. Take them off your guest list and do not invite them to any future events. It stresses you out and costs you money.

11. Give each guest a task to do at the party. This let’s them know that they will be missed if they no show.

Keep this in mind for your future events as a hostess and always RSVP to your received invitations.

 

What has been your experience or tips for RSVP’s?

 

Start a Direct Selling Business with Bella Shaye Jewelry Bella Shaye Jewelry since 2007. Bella Shaye is a company helping others to become self employed using the method of direct sales. Bella Shaye Jewelry is a fee free direct sales jewelry ground floor opportunity, working with only those who can commit to a average minimum of part time hours per week in their individual business. This is our way of providing a fee free company to our serious business owners and keeping our saturation low so that each business owner has the opportunity to grow his or her business in their hometown. We offer generous commissions of 30-40% plus up to 18% on your team. We are here to help others start a home based business of their own and enjoy the benefits and rewards of becoming a entrepreneur.

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When in business, we all look for low cost or free advertising.  Advertising is a must with your direct sales business if you intend to stay in business.  Circle of Mom’s lists 119 ways to advertise your business with many advertising budget options.

 

Click for a list of 119 Ways to Advertise Your Direct Sales Business with Circle of Moms

 

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Bella Shaye Jewelry since 2007. Bella Shaye is a company helping others to become self employed using the method of direct sales. Bella Shaye Jewelry is a fee free direct sales jewelry ground floor opportunity, working with only those who can commit to a average minimum of part time hours per week in their individual business. This is our way of providing a fee free company to our serious business owners and keeping our saturation low so that each business owner has the opportunity to grow his or her business in their hometown. We offer generous commissions of 30-40% plus up to 18% on your team. We are here to help others start a home based business of their own and enjoy the benefits and rewards of becoming a entrepreneur.

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We all know in this business that when we “give out” catalogs, that the likelihood of receiving an order from that catalog, is slim to none.  Think of how many us, ourselves have taken and ended up just tossing a catalog at a later date.  We have a solution for you!

Tired of your guests and customers taking your catalogs only to throw them out?  It gets expensive!  Printing costs keep going up and up and not to mention the cost of shipping!
Consider a guest, hostess and Bing O’rama Belle binder.  Purchase 1/2″ binders from Sam’s Club, Costco, Walmart or online.  Search for the best prices (Costco in CA is about $8 for qty 6) the one with the clear front pockets are the best!  (tax write off for business)

Place your catalogs and reusable items (such as hostess special, customer specials, Alexis and Grace Price List, etc) in the rings of the binder.  Go green on your printable items as well.  Reuse and email when you can.  Consider Drop Box or Google Drive to upload your forms to share with others.

Place materials that your guests can take home in the pocket of the binder such as order forms, opportunity information and hosting a show info.

Change your picture in the front pocket to reflect a holiday, special or theme etc.  You can really customize this and have fun with it!  Use the print your own decals in your business center too!

Attach a pen for a writing surface for your guests.

Use another binder as your hostess packets for a hostess collecting pre party orders or catalog parties for you.  It provides a portable desk for her.  Consider adding a inexpensive calculator with velcro.

This can significantly reduce your costs on catalogs and also you can go green by sharing your online catalog or boutique.  Your online catalog is on your website under “Our Jewelry”.  This catalog can be downloaded to a computer, kindle or tablet and it can also be downloaded and printed if they REALLY need a hard copy!  Be sure to get their contact info before handing out that catalog for follow up for their order.

Refer them to your boutique which contains even more jewelry than the catalog!

Using Guest and Hostess binders, you may only have to purchase catalogs when the new ones come out!

Wouldn’t be nice to save that expense and go green?

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Increasing sales at your home parties is not only a benefit to you, but your hostess and your customers.  With these tips you are not only increasing sales but also increasing your level of customer service.

 

Increase Sales At Your Home Parties with These Tips

 

I know, I know, your home party plan merchandise sells itself. I’ve heard that a million times from my direct sales clients and friends and I believe it…to a point. It’s partially true because the products you sell are generally the highest quality available and because of the environment (namely a home party where everyone is having fun) at which you’re selling them.

 

What I also recognize is that those in direct sales use that as an excuse to be lazy at the end of their home parties and become order-takers instead of sales people. Sales is not a dirty word, and if you’re not employing some selling techniques with your customers and host, you’re not only missing out on a larger home party sales average (literally leaving money on the table), but you’re also depriving them of the opportunity to own more of your awesome products.

 

Personal sales from your home parties are always a great way to supplement your income, and this time of year you can literally double and triple your sales because of the extra parties you’ll be doing and all of the holiday shopping that’s coming up in the next few months. Here are a few of my best tips for maximizing your sales at the end of your home parties.

Read More Increase Sales At Your Home Parties with These Tips from Julie Anne Jones

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Avon’s withdrawal from the DSA is a bold move, however I agree and support their decision.  Only about 250 out of thousands of direct sales companies have a paid yearly membership to the DSA.  Just because a direct sales company has chosen NOT to become a paid member, does not mean that they are a scam nor does it mean those who participate are not.  Although the direct sales companies that participate have agreed to the policies of the DSA and hopefully are practicing them.  But are they of the highest standards and reflective of the what is needed today? I agree that the DSA must update their policies to better reflect the changes in this industry.  Direct Sales is changing drastically, especially in the last couple of years.

 

Avon Products Inc. surprised much of the direct selling community with its public withdrawal from the U.S. Direct Selling Association earlier this month.

 

Avon resigned its membership Sept. 9 with a letter to the DSA executive committee. It was a significant move. Avon is, after all, the world’s second-largest direct selling company (behind Amway) and an iconic U.S. brand. But the real news came three days later, when Avon posted a letter signed by Senior Vice President Corporate Relations and Chief Communications Officer Cheryl Heinonen and addressed to other U.S. direct selling companies on the media center of the Avon website attempting to explain the rationale behind its withdrawal.

“This decision came after careful consideration and more than a year of thoughtful discussion,” Heinonen’s letter says. “This decision was driven by two key issues: We believe the association’s agenda in the U.S. is overly focused on the issues of a few specific brands rather than industry-wide challenges. We believe that the U.S. DSA Code of Ethics requires updating to better reflect the current state of the industry in the U.S.”

 

Read More on the Direct Selling News Website

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Direct Sales / Network Marketing Recruiter and Trainer/ State Founding Leaders needed.

 

 

Direct Sales / Network Marketing Recruiter and Trainer/ State Founding Leaders needed.

 

Bella Shaye Jewelry is searching for Direct Sales State Founding Leaders.  Must have experience with a direct sales or network marketing company.  Must have exceptional skills at recruiting, training and managing a team for maximum team sales and team building and growth.  Must be self motivated, driven, responsible, with exceptional leadership abilities and looking for a long-term position.  This is a commission based position and has much room for growth.  We are looking for maximum growth in the next year. We are searching for leaders in several states.

 

We looking for shining examples of what a leader should be!  This is your time to shine!

 

Bella Shaye Jewelry since 2007. Bella Shaye is a company helping others to become self employed using the method of direct sales. Bella Shaye Jewelry is a fee free direct sales jewelry ground floor opportunity, working with only those who can commit to a average minimum of part time hours per week in their individual business. This is our way of providing a fee free company to our serious business owners and keeping our saturation low so that each business owner has the opportunity to grow his or her business in their hometown.

 

If you or someone you know, meet our requirements above, please email info@bellashaye.com with State Leader in the subject line for an interview.

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Businesses are always searching for creative ways to market their business.  It takes real creativity to come up with something that will market your business and go viral too.  Many hire advertising firms to create advertising for their business.  What to do if you don’t have that type of budget? With the internet, it doesn’t have to be a advertising firm that creates a marketing campaign for you.  It just takes some creativity. Read on for marketing ideas that can help your business such as the marketing for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

 

3 Genius Marketing Ideas Small Biz Can Learn From The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 

Three weeks ago I had never heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Then I woke up on a bright Sunday morning to see a video of my son-in-law in my Facebook news feed, dumping a bucket of ice on his head while his wife (my daughter) videoed the scene. I laughed so hard I spit my coffee all over my breakfast, then grabbed my iPhone to call my daughter and find out what this ice bucket thing was all about. She filled me on the details about the 24 hr. time limit, tagging 3 friends and donation amounts: $25 if you dump the ice on your head, $100 if you don’t. What??? No 5K walk or “please donate to my cause” beg-mails?

Read on For the 3 Genius Marketing Ideas from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 

Start a Direct Selling Business with Bella Shaye Jewelry

Bella Shaye Jewelry since 2007. Bella Shaye is a company helping others to become self employed using the method of direct sales. Bella Shaye Jewelry is a fee free direct sales jewelry ground floor opportunity, working with only those who can commit to a average minimum of part time hours per week in their individual business. This is our way of providing a fee free company to our serious business owners and keeping our saturation low so that each business owner has the opportunity to grow his or her business in their hometown. We offer generous commissions of 30-40% plus up to 18% on your team. We are here to help others start a home based business of their own and enjoy the benefits and rewards of becoming a entrepreneur.

Bella Shaye Jewelry does not sell jewelry kits to those interested in purchasing our product at a discount.

Bella Shaye offers a beautiful line of high quality fashion jewelry made of the finest materials from classics, to the years best trends, all with a Lifetime Guarantee.

 

Lynn Bardowski is an award-winning entrepreneur, radio host and best selling author of Success Secrets of a Million Dollar Party Girl.  She speaks to global audiences about entrepreneurship, vision and branding and is a resource for press, media and bloggers. Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.  You may republish this article in full, as long as you list this paragraph and provide a link.

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Word of mouth advertising is the best advertising you can have for your direct sales business.  Keep it positive because bad word of mouth advertising can destroy your business.

The best and most effective way to promote your business is through word of mouth. Isn’t it good to know that the best way to promote your business is also the least expensive?

Here are some tips for promoting your business by word of mouth:

Tips for Promoting Your Business by Word of Mouth

 

DSEF Direct Selling Education Foundation

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Start a Direct Selling Business with Bella Shaye Jewelry

Bella Shaye Jewelry since 2007. Bella Shaye is a company helping others to become self employed using the method of direct sales. Bella Shaye Jewelry is a fee free direct sales jewelry ground floor opportunity, working with only those who can commit to a average minimum of part time hours per week in their individual business. This is our way of providing a fee free company to our serious business owners and keeping our saturation low so that each business owner has the opportunity to grow his or her business in their hometown. We offer generous commissions of 30-40% plus up to 18% on your team. We are here to help others start a home based business of their own and enjoy the benefits and rewards of becoming a entrepreneur.

Bella Shaye Jewelry does not sell jewelry kits to those interested in purchasing our product at a discount.

Bella Shaye offers a beautiful line of high quality fashion jewelry made of the finest materials from classics, to the years best trends, all with a Lifetime Guarantee.