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There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Party

There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Party

 

Many start a direct sales business expecting perfect parties with everyone they know in attendance, bookings galore, many new team members and high dollar parties.  To many, this is a perfect party.  Sometimes the results are not the expectations.

No matter what your expectations for your parties, if we have the mind set that it is a perfect party, then do we ever learn from it?  Each party you do should be a learning experience, to step back and reflect how YOU can improve.  As with any business, improvements and changes must be made constantly for growth of your business and your personal self.

If your mind set is that my party was perfect, you do not open your mind to how it can be improved upon to make your parties and your business even better.  As business owners we must constantly learn and improve to grow and change with the times.

If your party did not meet your expectations, do not get frustrated and quit your business, take the opportunity to learn from it and use a different approach for the next party.  If you are learning in your business and growing and trying new things, it keeps your business interesting for you and your customers.

Be grateful for your learning experiences.  However, always learn, and always be willing to make changes.  As they say, Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  So be sure to always ask yourself after each party, “What can I do differently?”  Realize that yes, you are in control of your business and only you!  If you are not learning, you are closing your mind to endless possibilities!

 

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.

 

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

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Trunk Parties- Business On the Go!

Trunk Parties

 

Are some of your customers too busy to show at your parties?  Trunk parties are a great option for direct sellers who have some busy customers who are not able to make it to a home party.  What are trunk parties?  Even though they are given the term trunk parties, they are basically a business on the go.  You take the party to them! You have your business with you in your car and visit your busy customers as opposed to them hosting or participating in a home party. It is a beautiful thing when your product is jewelry- easy to tote around!  I know of consultants who have build their entire business on trunk parties.

Sales, sharing your opportunity and bookings are done just the same.  Perhaps one of your customers, would like to host a party or perhaps a trunk party too.

For some great ideas for trunk parties, think of where your targeted customers are during the day, evening and weekend. If your targeted customers are women, as we find are the majority for our jewelry, think of where the women are at different times of the day.  For example, for team building and sales, moms could be found at the park, kids play groups, coffee shops etc. Think of places the women have to dress for work and you have yourself a gold mine!

Lunch time parties are terrific for those working women and they LOVE jewelry!  Bring them a light lunch or snack and set up in a break room.  Be sure to have a employee as your hostess to help you in the door and suggest the party shortly after a payday for best sales.

Keep in mind that after work parties may not be as successful.  Think of your life if you work or have worked outside of the home, you are anxious to get out the door, pick up the kids and head home for dinner.

Be sure to always have your print materials with you such as your hostess packets and opportunity packets.  You never know who may want to host a party or join your team. You must offer to everyone, because the majority of the time, they will not approach you!  Remember you now have technology available to take your business out and about!

Another option for a trunk type of party is to conduct a catalog party with a trusted hostess and providing her with jewelry samples in a basket, cute jewelry box or another container to show the wonderful quality of our jewelry to her friends and family.  Be sure to offer her incentives for bookings, leads for team members, sales goals etc as you would with excellent hostess coaching.

 

Here are some more great places for your trunk parties:

Office Buildings

Factories

Retail Establishments

Real Estate Offices

Banks

Dental and Medical Offices

Hair Salons

Nail Salons

Hospitals (Employees)

Gyms

Sports Practices or games for the kids

Coffee Shops

Moms Clubs or Play Groups

Clubs or Groups of all kinds

Spas

Where can you think of where women frequent or work for your Trunk Parties?  Who do you know that frequents one of the places above?

 

 

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.

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Bella Shaye Jewelry Announces Tiffani Hein of Billings, MT as the Featured VIP Business Owner of August 2014.

 

Bella Shaye Jewelry is proud to honor Tiffani Hein as our VIP Business Owner of August 2014. Tiffani is a mother of five wonderful children and shows others that if she has the time to work a business so do you!  Tiffani has been a wonderful addition to our team. Tiffani is constantly learning about the direct sales profession and it shows.  She knows that there is much to learn in this profession and it will only improve her business.  She is also determined to make her dream come true.  Tiffani resides in the Billings, Montana with her husband and her 5 children.

 

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Bella Shaye’s August VIP Business Owner Tiffani Hein!

 

Bella Shaye Jewelry's VIP August 2014 VIP Featured Business Owner of the month!

 

Meet Tiffani Hein who has earned the Bella Shaye Spot of Honor

in August 2014, as the VIP Featured Bella Shaye Jewelry’s Business Owner.

Tiffani Hein of Billings, MT Featured VIP Business Owner of August 2014!

 

Bella Shaye Jewelry is proud to honor Tiffani Hein as our VIP Business Owner of August 2014. Tiffani is a mother of five wonderful children and shows others that if she has the time to work a business so do you!  Tiffani has been a wonderful addition to our team. Tiffani is constantly learning about the direct sales profession and it shows.  She knows that there is much to learn in this profession and it will only improve her business.  She is also determined to make her dream come true.

 

More About Tiffani

 

I am a mother to five wonderful children and the wife of a highly supportive husband. As you can imagine raising five kids is a lot of work and can become costly. After having a beautiful baby girl 8 months ago I was reluctant to go back to work so I did some research into the direct sales industry. After contacting several different companies, I found Bella Shaye! I loved the extraordinary amount of support this company has to offer, not to mention the beautiful jewelry.     Thanks to Bella Shaye I am able to stay home with my kids, contribute to the household income, and create memorable experiences with women of every walk of life. I look forward to growing myself through this business and creating a positive unforgettable reputation for Bella Shaye in my hometown and beyond!

 

If you or someone you know would like to join Tiffani’s Team or Host a party, you may

Visit Tiffani Hein’s Website Here

 

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All About Me Home Parties

 

In today’s society, it seems to be an all about me era.  As a business owner is it all about you?  Are you practicing business as all about you?  If you are, you may be setting yourself up for failure in your business.

As a business owner, at least a successful business owner, you must take yourself out of it and conduct your business as an all about them business.  Any business, direct sales or other is all about the customer and hostess and is not about you.  It has always been this way and still is today. Your focus must always be on your hostess and her guests.

Are your home parties all about you or all about them?  First indication is the type of party that you hold.  Is your party about you and your jewelry or is it about your hostess and customer having a fun time and receiving what they want or need?  If all you are offering is a display of jewelry and asking people to attend and buy your jewelry whether directly or indirectly, you are conducting all about me parties.

Let’s put the shoe on the other foot (one thing many forget to do in business). How would you feel being invited to a home party simply to hear a demonstration of a product and then feel pressured to buy said product?  Would this appeal to you?  Would you attend?  Would this be fun? Then why would it be any different for your hostess or her guests?  Who would want to book one of these parties and invite their friends to it?

Think about what an individual, including yourself, is exposed to each day through television, radio, social media, email and more.  All about me businesses advertising come and buy from me.  I have great products!  Come and buy from me.  I have a sale!  Come and buy from me.  You will receive a free gift!  Just give me your credit card!  Most individuals are numb to this constant advertising and simply ignore it.  Do you want to be another one of those businesses?

Boring jewelry parties equals bring your credit card, buy my products, because it is all about me.  When you invite guests and your hostess to a boring jewelry party and you simply offer a display of jewelry and say indirectly, bring your credit card and come buy from me, you will receive, less sales, less guest turnout and less bookings.  You are very simply setting yourself up for failure.

 

All About Them Home Parties

 

All about them home parties are focused on the hostess and the guests.  All about them parties are focused on fun themes that you can offer, contests, games and prizes. It is about giving and offering.  These themes can not simply be stated on an invitation.  No, you must conduct these parties as you would a child’s party.  The theme should carry through the entire party from the invitation to the thank you card.  Think about all about them when advertising too!

For example, let’s say you are having a Pink Party.  Now I want to warn you, never offer a theme without letting the guests know that it is a Bella Shaye Jewelry Party.  This is underhanded and sneaky and will offend your guests. The invitations would be pink.  You would hold a contest for the best pink hair or pink outfit, etc.  Your door prize would be pink.  Your games would be based around pink including the decorations and snacks.  Yes you should be playing games and having contests and giving away prizes.  Everyone loves to go home with something free!  At Bella Shaye we offer inexpensive incentive gifts for your games in your boutique for just this purpose.

Would this party would be much more fun for your guests and hostesses?  Is the party focused on their fun?

Ask yourself, what can you offer your hostess?  What can you offer your guests?  It isn’t just the theme, it is excellent customer service by offering ways to get the most for their dollar, excellent hostess coaching, offering your business as a solution to their problems, offering bookings as a way to have a great time themselves and earn free product, and offering a service as a party planner and entertainment for the evening.  What are the needs of your hostesses and guests?  What is missing in their lives?  What can you offer with your business?  How can you help?

If you have a hostess who can not host in their home.  Offer to host at their work, club etc.  These are called trunk parties where you take the party to them.  If hostesses can not host during the evening hours, offer to do a party during the day.  You get the idea.  How can you overcome their problem by offering a solution.  What can you offer them?

Do you know people who say that they never get to get out?  That they don’t have anywhere to wear that outfit?  That they need to raise money for a cause?  What can you offer them at your home parties?  Focus on them.

The beautiful thing about making it all about them, is that it pays you back with increased sales, increased bookings and increased team building and not to mention happier hostesses and guests!  Your guests start talking about the great time they had at your home parties and next thing you know, you are a success!

 

 

 

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.

 

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

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Direct Sales / Network Marketing Recruiter and Trainer

Bella Shaye Jewelry is searching a Direct Sales Recruiter and Trainer. Must have maintained a position of director or above or equivalent with another direct sales or network marketing company. Must have exceptional skills at recruiting, training and managing a team for maximum team sales and team building. Must be self motivated, driven 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. The focus will be on the western half of the U.S. It is preferable that you reside in this area.

If you or someone you know, meet our requirements above, please email info@bellashaye.com with Recruiter and Trainer in the subject line for an interview.  Please do not apply if you do not meet our requirements or can commit to a position such as this.
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Why Didn’t My Guests Show up at My Home Party?

 

Have you ever had this happen to you?  Your guest RSVP’s that they will be in attendance at your party and doesn’t show up, or at the last minute you receive an excuse as to why they won’t be attending, after you have already planned, and not to mention, paid for their attendance through gifts, food and drink?  We all have had it happen, but unless you change your ways, it will keep happening to you.

You are more in control of your home parties and guest in attendance than you think. What you do or don’t do will directly effect your guests in attendance.  Once you take responsibility for guests in attendance the solution is that much easier.

 

It All Starts with the Invitation.

 

You must put yourself in your guest shoes.  What does your invitation really say?  Does it say, You are invited to my home jewelry party on Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm. Please RSVP to ________ by ________.  You get the idea.   I realize this is a basic invitation that you will find most anywhere but we are talking about getting your guests to your party, correct?  What this invitation really says is hey, come see my jewelry that I have put on display, bring your checkbook, it is all about me and nothing about you, your wants, needs or desires or you having a good time.  Can you see that?  If so, you are learning already.

Let’s look at another example.  You are invited to a Bella Shaye Jewelry Ugly Jewelry Party on Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm!  Exchange your ugly jewelry for cash!  Bring your friends and earn even more cash!  We are going to have food, fun and prizes!  A contest for the ugliest jewelry EVER!  This is your chance to dress up and get out and get rid of that ugly jewelry and make room for more!  Which party would you be more inclined to attend as a guest?  The one focused on the hostess/ jewelry consultant or the one focused on the guest?

 

Guests and Tasks

 

Guests at times will not show up thinking they will not be missed.  Now you and I know that yes they will be missed, but these are some of the emotions that you may have to tend to.  Everyone is important!  Why not make your guests feel important by giving each a task to complete at each party?  Of course, ask your hostess which guests would be good for each task. Say something like, Sandy, I want Angie’s party to be a huge success, she suggested that you would be a terrific jewelry model for the party.  Would you do that for her party?  I will have a special gift for you for doing so.  Or, Sandy, I want Angie’s party to be a great time for everyone in attendance, she suggested that you would be terrific for helping with one of our games.  Would you do that for her party?  I will have a special gift for you for doing so.  Have the guests participate in these tasks and any other tasks that you come up with, making each guests feel as they are part of the success and fun of each party and insuring that yes they will be missed!  Would you feel as if you would be missed if given a task?

 

Follow Up is a Must in Any Business

 

How many of you use the Hostess Coaching System that we offer where you follow up by phone or text to each guest 1 day prior to the party?  This is follow up can increase your attendance significantly!  Call each guest who has RSVP’d yes, and say something such as, “Hi Pam, I just wanted to call and introduce myself to you prior to Angie’s party and also to see if there is something in particular that you look for in jewelry that I can be sure to have  at the party just for you.”  You have made a personal connection with this guest, offered a service and excellent customer service but also have begun forming a relationship with this individual which is what this business is all about.  This shows you care about this particular individual and her needs.  Now this doesn’t mean you have to have an exact piece of what she is looking for, but between the catalog and your products on display, you should have something that would appeal to her and you can offer it to her at the party.  Would this make you feel special and feel more like attending because someone took time for you?  Never reconfirm an already confirmed guest.  You must act as if at all times that once they give their yes, they will be in attendance and state your expectations along the way!

This phone call is also where you can give your guest a task for the party.  You must also call all of those who have not RSVP’d, explain that you are getting a final count for food, drink and prizes and if they decline to attend, offer to take their order, host a party or become a member of your team.

Since our Hostess Coaching System does have your hostess place an initial call to all guests in the beginning, she should have already begun taking orders from those who are not able to attend.  Just because someone is unable to attend the party, does not mean they do not want to purchase.  You should offer the same service to everyone of placing an order for them, opportunity to host a party, or become a member of your team to those unable to attend the party as well as those who are able to attend.

Using our Hostess Coaching System will also increase your guests in attendance, sales, bookings and more!  If you are not Hostess Coaching properly, you really are not doing the best for your hostess and guests!

All of these steps together create your business reputation.  Let’s face it, many guests including yourself, have been beat up by the direct sales industry over the years by selfish representatives only focused on their own needs.  It is up to you to show your guests and future guests that YOUR business is not like that.  That YOUR business is focused on them, their needs, their experience, excellent customer service, their fun, and not you!  It will take some time but start now creating your business reputation. Show them and word will get around about how much fun can be had at your parties and guests will be sure to attend.  Where is your focus on your guests or yourself?

If you are saying the above is too much work, then perhaps you are not one to be in business.  All businesses are focused on the needs of others.  This is how each business grows and becomes successful.  Yes you can earn amazing money in this profession but those that do, work for it!  This is just one of the ways that they do.

 

 

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.

 

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Guests Not Showing Up at Your Home Parties?

 

There is not one of us in this profession that has not had this happen at one time or another.  You invited all the guests, have received RSVP’s of yes they will be attending and then at the last minute if you are lucky enough to hear from them, the guest comes up with an excuse as to why they won’t be attending.  Does this mean you are selling the wrong product, that people in your area just don’t attend home parties or that it is the economy?  No.

Here are some of the questions that you need to ask yourself.  What am I doing to make the guest want to attend?  Am I making the party interesting and fun?  Are you doing boring presentations and the only reason the guests are in attendance is to buy your product?

Make your parties a social experience by using party themes.  Use themes that make them want to attend to find out what it is all about.  Peak their curiosity.  The main focus can not be boring presentations and get this for free.  That no longer works and if you are still doing it then you are probably not experiencing a good guest turnout.  What can you teach them to do with your jewelry or scarves?

Try using a video as a preview to your invitation showing what the guest can expect at your party.  Video tape one of your parties and use that video as your introduction to the type of party that your guests can expect. The majority of us have access to video taping with our cell phones, tablets and more.  Show the guests the fun, the experience and what they can learn by attending one of your home parties.  Start your reputation as a fun party gal!

 

Taking Home Parties to the Guest

 

If you put some thought into it, where will you find groups of women?  Nail salons, hair salons etc.  What about baseball, football and cheer leading practice or games?  While moms are waiting on the kids while the practice is in session, is an excellent time to showcase your jewelry.

Trunk parties as they are often called, can be a great resource for you.  Be sure to offer your products to dad too, you never know he may need a gift and your service couldn’t be any easier option for him than this!  Don’t forget to book and team build from these trunk parties as well.

Read more about Trunk Parties and some great ideas for you

 

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.

 

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Did I mention that my favorite season is baseball season? Well, in keeping with that theme, let’s take a look at how you can hit it out of the park this spring in your Direct Sales business.

 

Following are the “starting 9” cures for slumps in direct sales. Just as awareness of the causes of a slump can help a baseball player take actions to cure it, so will knowing the causes of direct sales slumps help you take actions to cure them.

 

9 Causes of Direct Sales Slumps:

 

Beth Jones Schall – Spirit of Success

 

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.

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Eleven Steps to Avoid Cancellations-Beth Jones Schall

 

It’s frustrating – you have a great month of shows scheduled and then…wham!…cancellations eat away at what would have been a great month like termites on wet lumber. It is indeed frustrating! Can anything be done to eliminate cancellations? Well, you can’t eliminate cancellations, but you can greatly reduce them with good planning and preparation. The 11 steps below will help reduce cancellations:

 

1. Pick the right date and time. As your hostess is considering her date, ask her if there are any other events in her family, workplace, church or neighborhood two weeks prior or two weeks after that could interfere with the date she is considering. A family wedding or workplace project could be a cautionary sign to pick a different date. Also be sure to ask your hostess if more of her family, friends and co-workers would be available daytime or evening, in order to select the best time for the most guests to attend. The right date means she will rarely cancel.

2. Book close. The “ABC” of direct sales booking is Always Book Close -meaning always pick the next closest date you have available to begin the booking conversation with your hostess. The closer she books her show, the more excited she will be about it. Excited hostesses rarely cancel.

3. Sign her name in your datebook. Once your hostess picks her date, give her your pen and have her write her name on that date in your datebook. There is a level of commitment that accompanies signing your name. Committed hostesses rarely cancel.

4. Check her motivation. Sometimes hostesses book as a favor to their friend, or maybe even after some serious arm-twisting by the original hostess. Be sure your new hostess has her own motivation for booking, by asking her what excites her most about hosting a show, or ask what she is looking forward to most at her show. That way she is committed beyond a favor or arm-twisting, and will rarely cancel.

5.     Begin the guest list.  The moment your hostess selects her date, begin the discussion of whom to invite.  Suggest FRANK (Friends, Relatives Acquaintances, Neighbors, Kid’s associations) to begin the discussion, and even have a FRANK list sheet she can begin to fill out.  The sooner she sees how quickly her list begins to grow, the more confident she is that she will have a full house of guests at her show.  Confident hostesses rarely cancel.

6. Email to save the date. The day your new hostess selects her date, send her a “save the date” email (with the date, time and place of her show) and ask her to forward it immediately to her family and friends. It does not take the place of an invitation, but it does help boost attendance by giving her friends plenty of advance notice. It is the first layer of a multi-layer invitation approach that will boost attendance for the show. When the hostess is confident her friends will attend, she rarely cancels.

7. Mail a note/postcard to your new hostess. The day after your new hostess picks her date, send her a note card or a postcard thanking her for scheduling her show with you, and confirming her date/time. Remember to include a note such as, “Thank you for your commitment to this date. It is a night of work for me, and I look forward to seeing you and your friends.” This will remind the hostess that, even though shows are a lot of fun, they are also your job. When she understands, she rarely cancels.

8. Layer the guest invitation. Guest attendance will increase when you partner with your hostess to “layer” the guest invitation. We all lead busy lives, so we benefit from several reminders, or “layers,” when it comes to extending the invitation to her show. The first layer is mentioned above in point #6 with the “save the date” email. The second layer you might suggest to your hostess is to post her show date to her family and friends on her Facebook page. The third layer could be an e-invite that you develop (or your company may already provide) and then send to your hostess to forward to her guest list. But by far, the #1 most-important invitation layer even in this high-tech world, is mailing an actual invitation to each invited guest. Attendance increases significantly when guests receive an invitation in the mail. And to ensure the invitations are mailed, offer to mail them for your hostess. Layering increases attendance, and therefore hostesses rarely cancel.

9. Make reminder calls. Partner with your hostess on making reminder calls to each guest a few days prior to the show. Many hostesses find themselves so busy that they would be more than happy for you to make these calls. Reminder calls take relatively little time (80% of calls go to voicemail, so leave a quick, 10-second message) so you can complete an entire guest list of calls in 15 minutes. Reminder calls help boost attendance and therefore hostesses rarely cancel.

10. Stay in touch weekly. Keep in touch with your hostess weekly prior to her show – emails, notes, calls, texts. You will be building a friendship with her and developing a trust. Trusting friends rarely cancel.

11. Cancellations are rare, but not extinct. When you follow the steps above, you will find your cancellations will be reduced greatly. But, there will be occasions when a hostess needs to cancel – so what to do then:

Turn her show into a book show.

Reschedule her for your next available date.

Ask if a friend can step in for her on that same date.

Offer to host in your home if you are local.

Contact the original hostess if this hostess does not follow through, to see if she knows of someone who could step in.

 

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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.