Key 9: Seasonal

The Booster – Jenny B ideas & products to help those in party plan or direct sales to have seasonal success in all key areas of their business.

Spring! New Beginnings… New Systems

Yea!  Spring is coming!  Don’t you just LOVE this time of year?  Why do you think we love it so much?

I love to see the snow melt and the flowers peaking up from the ground.
I love to see the trees starting to bud.
I love it that there is more light in the day- the sun sets later.
I love seeing the new baby animals.
I love the spring colors.

To be honest, I don’t think there is anything I don’t love about spring… how about you?

Spring represents NEW Beginnings!  So let’s relate this to your business….
New beginnings, a time to look at your business and see where you are and what you can start anew….

What are your systems for success?  How is your attitude?  What steps are you taking to assure your success?  Are you following through with your customers?  Do you have a system in place for each area of your business?

9-16- Spring- new systems

Spring… New Beginnings.. New Systems, put them to work for you

We offer LOTS of FREE training, ideas and systems at The Booster.  See them in the FREE TRAINING section of our website.  But one of the most exciting things is our new “How to Have $1000 Parties SYSTEM”  For years we have offered the “10 Steps to Successful Parties” System and now we have put this system into a K-PACK with everything you need to do everything we teach for 4 Parties and stickers for 20 catalogs.  It comes complete with the SYSTEM dividers and COMPLETE Training to walk you through exactly WHAT to do with every product and WHY to do it.

So, this spring is a time to recommit yourself to Success in your business.

A few years ago I did a IDEA on “7 Steps to Successful Spring” with FREE PDF and Audio.  Click HERE for all the details.

Posted by jennyb in Key 0- Overall Business, Key 9: Seasonal, 0 comments

How to promote Mother’s Day

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Plant the seeds of how your products will meet the needs of your customers. We have a great selection of stickers!

You know, I see people all the time saying, “Buy This” or “Buy That” on facebook, etc. but I rarely see REASONS to purchase a product, or WHO to purchase the product for.

So many times, we focus on the person individually, but a way to build your business to even greater levels is to promote your products as gifts!

Have you considered how many products you could sell when you promote them as gifts for moms?
Mother’s day is the second largest gift buying holiday for adults (second to Christmas) and what are you doing to promote it?

Are you collecting “Wish Lists” from your guests and then contacting their children or husbands to purchase that gift for them?

Are you going to work places where primarily men work and offer “Mother’s Day” gifts they can purchase from you?

Are you promoting products in your catalogs that make the perfect gift for mom?

There are LOTS of ways to promote Mother’s Day and the time is NOW to get started!

Promote Mother's Day NOW

Watch your sales soar as you help your customers shop for Mother’s Day!

See the details on our website.  We have the IDEAS and PRODUCTS to make it easy!

Posted by jennyb in Key 4: Sales, Key 9: Seasonal, 0 comments

T9-15 — Promote Mother’s Day NOW!

Watch your sales soar as you help your customers shop for Mother's Day!

Watch your sales soar as you help your customers shop for Mother’s Day!

Watch your sales soar as you help your customers shop for Mother’s Day!

Yes, Mother’s Day is right around the corner and your customers are counting on YOU to remind them (and help them!) Just think how stress free they will be when you help them take care of their Mother’s Day gift needs! Below are 6 ways you can promote Mother’s day!

Promoting your products for Mother’s Day gifts is a great way to not only boost your sales, but offer great service to your customers. Mother’s Day is probably the next biggest gift giving season to Christmas. Even with this tough economy, people will still be buying gifts for mom. Why not help them get the perfect gift that will make her smile? So, let’s get started!

1: If you want to help “Others” find the right gift for their moms, you first need to know what the mom wants. Have “Moms” (actually EVERYONE) that come to a party fill out a “Wish List” (You can either use our wish list card PP40140CT or Customer Care Cards V4124). Then you can follow up with the people she’s given you permission to contact for various different holidays, including Mother’s Day! Or see our new DOUBLE SIDED Drawing Card with drawing info on the front and the Wish List on the Back! (PP10131CT)

2: FOLLOW UP once you know what she wants! Do it easily with our “Mother’s Day is Near” postcard (PP94286CT or PP94286C ). You just fill in a few things from her list and then follow up later. You may want to put the postcard in an envelope (See VENV-PP ) and put the “For Guys eyes only!” (S33419) on the outside of the envelope you are sending to the men to keep the secret. One card is blue- perhaps better for sending to guys. The flower background is perfect to send to daughters, mother’s for their daughters, etc. By sending the postcard you get them thinking so that when you follow up with the call, they are ready to buy! The postcards turn what would be a “Cold call” into a “Warm Call!”

As you make those calls to “SIGNIFICANT OTHERS” (especially the men) when he is finished shopping for his wife, suggest other gift ideas for other family members. For example, ask the husband if there are others who he needs to purchase Mothers’ Day Gifts for such as his mother, daughters, etc. Offer to gift wrap or deliver for FREE once an order reaches at a certain level.

3:  Encourage bookings so hosts can earn the Mother’s Day gifts they need!  You can mail postcards to previous hosts and guests offering them your services.

Use Get Mothers Day Gifts Free POSTCARD with JUST the Graphic (PP91289C) and a darling poem to remind her that booking a party would be a great way for HER to earn Mother’s Day Gifts, but you can print whatever want on the card, suggesting that you would like to help her get what SHE wants as well.  Invite her to give you a call.  Now, as you know, your previous hosts and guests usually need to purchase gifts for their own mothers so this is very appropriate.  Plus, once you get her on the phone, you can find out what she would like and then contact her significant other as mentioned above!  This way you’ll get lots of sales!

Use our new “Mother’s Day is Near, Gift List Free when you host with me  WITH TEXT Postcard (PP91289CT)  to send to previous host or customers to encourage them to book a party.  This card also has the poem and invites them to call you before you call them to receive an extra gift.  This of course, encourages her to call you, but also lets her know that you’ll be calling her so be sure to follow up!  Now, if she’s not interested in booking, perhaps you can still help her with her gift needs!  This helps your call to be a win-win proposition!

4:  Get started early promoting Mother’s Day gifts to your customers by putting stickers on your invitations and catalogs.   Plant the seeds of how your products will meet the needs of your customers.   We have a great selection of stickers!   Promote giving GIFT CARDS!

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Plant the seeds of how your products will meet the needs of your customers. We have a great selection of stickers!

Use stickers like:
Enhance your romance! (SC43030)
Affordable Gifts for Mom! (S44440)
Men Love it to! (S45380)
Your Gift Solution (S44436A)
Gifts for all occasions (S44427)
Make your Mother’s Day’s Day perfect! (S94268)
Give a Gift Certificate to Someone Special (S44438)
See the “Affordable Gifts for Mom” (S44440)
Mother’s Day is near (S94270B).
Then check out the new “Mother’s day is near with the comment about  earning their GIFT List for FREE by hosting a show!  (S91641)It is so fun and springy!  Put it on the front of your all your catalogs!
And many more!

See the K-Mothers Day Pack! For 10 Sheets = 525 Stickers

HINT:  When you use stickers in your catalogs that are very holiday specific, but you may still use your catalogs AFTER that selling season is over, just cover the sticker with another one of the same size!  We have SO MANY to choose from that you’ll have a ball and your catalogs will constantly be changing!

5.       Boost your sales by contacting businesses!   

You know that most husbands would love it if someone were to come to their place of work and offer a great deal that comes all gift wrapped!   See below exactly how to make this idea put hundreds if not thousands of dollars in your pockets by not only reading but implementing this idea:   Call these “Holiday Heros” parties (S33476).  Use the stickers
“Gift for your gals” (S33420) and other Mother’s Day stickers on the front and in catalogs.

Here is an idea sent into us by Kim Livanec:

“At this time of the year, Mother’s Day, Valentines, etc. I target businesses where primarily men work.  Like Discount Tires, Repair/Garages, Hardware stores, etc. and I go in asking for the manager and tell him I want to offer the employees some Mother’s Day gift ideas if he/she will allow me to.

I present my product to him/her and ask when would be a good time that they could shop. I like to target pay-day and lunch break!  I schedule that time with the manager, leave a book and ask him/her if she would please let the guys know when I will be back so they can shop.  I offer the host program to the Manager, telling him/her they will get their Valentine or Mother’s Day gifts for free by letting me help the guys shop or just collecting the orders before I return.

When I return on the scheduled day, I help the guys pick out an item or sometimes I simply just total orders and collect money.  The person who I left in charge, gets full advantage of the host program and they usually invite me back for the next holiday, Christmas, Valentines, etc.  I find out the dates of the wives birthdays, as well as anniversaries when I get a chance to talk to them. If I get lots of orders at a particular business, I may return once a month in between holidays to bring donuts/kolaches.

It is simple, and guys love it because they hate to go shopping and I bring the store right to them, and I gift wrap their purchase as well and they never end up in the doghouse over missing a holiday gift!”

Decide to try this concept NOW! Just set a date with yourself to go make your contacts with the businesses and then go back for the “party.”    Be prepared to do it all at once, if the manager allows it!  Have a selection of catalogs in your car along with products.  Only take a few items in. I suggest you “wrap” a selection of products in 3 different price ranges. Tell them they can SAVE on SETS!   (S43262) You may want to offer something special for placing their order THAT DAY.   For example, you may offer free “gift wrapping” on anything ordered that day (or an additional gift, etc).   This may save you the time of having to come back several times.     Or have a selection of products copied onto a sheet for them to order from.   They may not want to go through your entire catalog.   Give them specific ideas, price ranges, etc.  Put “Gift under $??” stickers (S44448) by products in your catalog.

Offer to include a “Gift Card” with their purchase.  (see our BC Cards- BCD44451 or BCD44435)  You can print YOUR  info small on the back and they can write their To/from message on the front or back.  This way, the person receiving the gift knows who to contact if they want more!

Remember, as you finalize their order, to ask them WHO ELSE they need to purchase gifts for (their own mother, daughters, etc) and offer to take care of ALL their gift needs at once.

6- Make Mother’s Day week special by offering a little gift to every guest at your parties!

Our bookmarks or little candy bar wrapper Purses are great!    See HC63017 — “Love” Purse Candy Bar wrapper or HC62906 — “Opportunity” Purse Candy Bar wrapper.  Many designs of our Bookmarks are perfect for Mother’s Day.  I’ve included some in this idea, but others are shown under BOOKMARKS.  (Home>Shop ALL Products>Other Products>BM-Bookmarks)  They can be used other times too to show appreciation, so stock up now!   Include your contact information easily on the back of each bookmark by printing your information on the “Heart says yes” PRINTABLE STICKERS! (S10517SS-PS)!   It is easy and you are planting seeds for booking at the same time!

Decide NOW to TAKE ACTION and make the most of every opportunity!   Order NOW, put your plan into action and watch your sales soar!   Prepare to make Mother’s Day special for your hosts and customers.   When you make the little extra effort to build relationships, you will see the loyalty from your customers increase and your sales soar!

To find this Training on our website go to Home>FREE Training>T9-Seasonal>T9-15 — Mother’s Day.  It will take you to the CATEGORY to see ALL the products mentioned in this training.

You may purchase the PDF training with GRAPHICS that you can download on our website.

9-15-PDF — Promote Mothers Day IDEAS

Posted by jennyb in Guys Party Ideas, Key 4: Sales, Key 9: Seasonal, 0 comments

T9-09 Holiday or Christmas Gifts from The Booster!

Holiday Gifts to Boost your Business

Gift a gift that gives back to boost your businesses

The Holidays and Christmas are quickly approaching and we have some fabulous ideas for Christmas Gifts for your team, friends in the business, upline or even sideline. 

But, why is giving Booster Products as Christmas Gifts such a good idea?

Well, of course WE recommend it because it is good for US! But better yet… it is GOOD FOR YOU!   Here’s a few reasons why:

1- When you get a gift, aren’t you excited to get it out and use it?  Most people are and when you give Booster products to your team as a gift, they get back to work quicker in order to use it!

2- When you give Booster products it is a gift that gives a return many times over.  It doesn’t just save them money (if they were to purchase the products for themselves) but as they USE the products, they MAKE more money!

3- When they receive Booster products as a gift from you, it lets them know you are interested in helping them be more successful!

4- Your team members will be excited to try some new things and this will get them excited for the new year.

5- Whether you need gifts for your team, upline, crossline or friends in the business we have LOTS of ideas!  Since Booster products have proven to give such a HUGE return on your investment your gift is a far greater value than what you are spending.

6- Some of our gifts even come all “gift-wrapped” and ready to go so it is simple and easy for you! 

7- NO SALES TAX unless you live in Utah!  That saves you an additional percentage over buy products locally!

8-For those of you who have long-distance teams, most of these packs are easily mailed!  Most will fit in a Priority Mail Envelope!  One more thing to make it easy.  Or, we offer “Gift Cards” that can be mailed in a card.  Or, if you would like us to email them, just CALL our office at 800-553-6692 for information.

9- Flat Rate Shipping!  No matter the size of your order- our shipping is only $5.15!  That is a great deal.  Plus if you order TWICE between Nov 20th and Dec 14th, 2012 you’ll receive a voucher for FREE SHIPPING on an order in January!  This way you can really take advantage of the Door Crashers and spread out your Christmas Shopping a little.  (You’ll need to add the “Free Shipping Voucher” to your cart beginning November 25th, 2012.  You’ll be able to find it in the Idea of the Week Category.)

Now here are some suggested “Packs” and items and who to give them to…..

A: K-CGift Pack- Each of these packs are a $15+ Value for only $3.77 each!  That’s over 75%off! (For this value, you must buy in sets of 3)  This year’s pack includes a delightful “Plaque” that is a gift in itself along with a great selection of stickers to get started.  Each of these packs come gift wrapped too!  They each include a $5 Booster Gift Card and here is a way you can DOUBLE that value!  Once you’ve given them their gift, go to our website and LOGIN and then click on REFERRAL PROGRAM.  You’ll be able to enter their information and EACH of them will receive a $5 Voucher they can use on their order.  (As long as they are a NEW customer!)  Better yet, YOU can earn the money back that you paid for the gift because as THEY place an order (using their $5.00 gift card PLUS their $5.00 Voucher) YOU will receive a $5.00 Voucher you can use on another order!  Wow… talk about a WIN… WIN… WIN situation!  Now, you may ask WHY do we offer this… because we KNOW as your team members begin to use our products they will see a difference in their business.  The more they use, the more success they will have (and when they are successful, you are too!)

B:  You can add even MORE Stickers and products to their gift if you choose by adding stickers from the “Case-LOT Sale” or our “Door Crashers!”  Case-Lot stickers are only 83¢ per sheet!  You can use them in their gifts, or even to fill your prize basket for the coming year.  Quantities at this price are limited so get them while you can!  Door Crashers change each week!

C- Giving Booster items such as the K-Motivation Pack to team members who are building a team will give them some fun things to encourage their team members.

D- Giving Booster items such as those in the K-Recognition Pack to your upline saves them time and energy looking for products to use for those on their team.  They will really appreciate your thoughtfulness and it makes it easier for them to praise and recognize their team.

E- Many people love reference books.  The K-Connections Count Pack includes a great book as well as the products to help them set themselves apart!

F- The K-Guest Pack is perfect for a friend in the business to help them get organized for their parties in the New Year!  It includes a great selection of products and they will be empowered to get things going!

G- The K-Recruit $ Pack gives EVERYONE and ANYONE simple tools to get their name out there and recruit!  Simple and easy suggestions!

H- So many people tell us how they love our FOLDERS!  The K-Folders Pack is the perfect gift to help anyone be organized to start their parties for the new year.

I- Delightful Motivational or Recognition Hand Crafted Plaques make delightful gifts for every team member!  See “HC1055 — Great People do Great things… You’re Great,” “HC1056 — Reach for the Stars” or “HC1057 — Success is only a phone call away!”

Remember, YOUR Success and the Success of your team and friends is our goal!  Booster products have PROVEN to help over 1 million consultants to be more successful!  We would LOVE to add YOUR TEAM members to the list!  It is unbelievable to many how a 2¢ sticker can have such an impact on their businesses but if you are in doubt, read some of the testimonials on our website.  Better yet, use this opportunity to try it for yourself.  Track the results for yourself.  Start the new year by doing what we teach and see how it impacts your business!  I know you’ll be impressed and excited by the results!

To go to the Case Lot Sale Click: http://www.thebooster.com/317-case-lot-sale

 To go to the T9-09 Christmas Gift Training Category Click: http://www.thebooster.com/327-t9-9-holiday-christmas-gifts

Posted by jennyb in Fall-Christmas Ideas, Key 0- Overall Business, Key 9: Seasonal, 0 comments

T9-01- MORE Halloween ideas to get leads

Mystery Hostess Invitations

Have invitations to your Mystery Host parties to hand out to the moms and dads of trick-or-treaters!

I’ve already posted a whole bunch of ideas about how to turn Halloween into a lead bonanza but I wanted to share a few more ideas (as we are constantly developing NEW ideas and products!)

Here is the direct link to that previous post:

http://blog.thebooster.com/t9-01-turn-halloween-into-a-lead-bonanza

Now, here are some NEW ideas:

Use Halloween as a chance to hand out invitations to your “Mystery Host” parties!  Yes, plan a Mystery Host party for the week after Halloween and use the opportunity you will have with many people coming to your door to hand out invitations!  They’ll know where your house is, and they’ll have met you, so this can make them more comfortable in coming.  We have LOTS of ideas on how your Mystery Host Party can help you with MORE than just sales!  Here is the link to the BLOG post:

http://blog.thebooster.com/5001-pi-mystery-hostess

I’ve added a whole bunch of new Personalized stickers to the Halloween idea.  You can use them on almost anything!  Whether you want to put them on candy, or samples of products, or mini-catalogs or use them as a colorful addition to a flyer you’ll find lots of different slogans.

To SEE all the products mentioned in the training
(There are almost 200 products so when you get to the bottom of the page, if you have a fast internet connection, click to have the listing show 50 per page and you’ll be able to see more on a page.)

click this link to our website:

http://www.thebooster.com/300-t9-01-turn-halloween-into-a-lead-bonanza

Posted by jennyb in Fall-Christmas Ideas, Seasonal Party Ideas, 0 comments

T0-15 — Play Bingo for Fairs, Events, etc.

Encourage people to STOP at your booth at a fair or event and play BINGO!

Boost your reputation and relationship with customers by playing BINGO.  Give them the cards at fairs, events, fundraisers, parties, and more to encourage them to visit your blog, facebook page, webiste, etc.

We have been developing some new ideas to use to create more interest in both fairs and fundraisers.
I’ve already posted all kinds of ideas, this is IN ADDITION to that. For those ideas see
Home>FREE Training>T0-Overall>T0-10 Events & Fairs to meet people on our website at http://www.thebooster.com
The object is to get people to get to know you so you can develop a relationship, which then leads to bookings, sales and recruits.


We offer a BINGO game (V1004-CD or V1004-DN) where YOU enter what you want in the different squares. (It is PC- Windows compatible- not for Mac unless your Mac has the capability of using Windows programs.)

You can personalize the card with whatever you want in:
— the center square
— along the top
— you can put your contact information along the bottom.

You can set up the game to have either 9 squares or 25 squares for them to cross off while playing. The program will create cards with the information scattered randomly. You may end up with duplicate winners, or winners that get Bingo at the same time since it randomly creates the cards. The more items you include in the game in relationship to how many cards you print, the fewer duplicates you will have. However, some duplicates are OK. Have a set number of prizes you’ll be giving out, but then offer a grand prize.
You can decide what they get when they get a BINGO and to keep the game going, you may want to go for a GRAND prize if they get blackout, or all the winners of the BINGO get their names in for a drawing of the Grand Prize. I suggest you give a relatively short time period as you want to maintain interest.

So, how would it work?
1. You would create the cards using the Booster Bingo program.
2. Print them out. You may want to print them on a colored paper. Or if you anticipate giving out hundreds of cards, print a set on WHITE and then print COPIES of the set onto different colors of paper. So, you may have one set on red paper, one on yellow, one on green, etc.
3. Create a GAME rules or an instruction sheet that matches the cards size and print it on the back of the sheets of cards before you cut them apart. Include:
(1) how long the game will last,
(2) where they can pick up their prizes if they win (or what the shipping will be for you to mail them their prize.
(3) A date by when they must claim their prize.
(4) If you’re doing any type a drawing, where they need to look for the winners and by what date.
(5) Your contact info will be on the front of the card, but you may need to include your blog, website, email, address, phone, etc. in this as well.
(6) Be sure to include that no purchase is necessary to play and HOW to prove that they are a winner.
(7) Proof could be they take a picture of their card and email it to you or post it on Facebook. They could make a copy and mail it to you. They could scan it and send it to you. Remind them that YOU have no way of knowing who has what card, so when they fill the card, they’ll need to show you.
(8) If your squares ask them to look for a product and asks a questions, tell them to write the answer in the square on the card so when they send it to you, you can see their answers. Or, prompt them to post on FB as well! (This will encourage interest in your game.)
4. Cut them all apart and shuffle them. Take them to your event.
5. Put up the Come Play Bingo Large Display Sign (DSL1604) at your event.
6. As people come to your booth give them a card.
7. I suggest one of your “squares” be fill out a contact information card at our event. (You may even want this to be your center square so you get everyone’s information.)
8. Have some clipboards with contact cards and pens attached to make this step easy.
9. Display some of the “Prizes” they can win! Draw attention to them as you give them their card.

10. The squares would include things they can do to get to know you better. (Ideas are below)
11. Be enthusiastic and invite everyone you meet to play.
12. After the event, post the things you’ve included in your cards on your Facebook page, your website, via emails, etc. Do something every day to keep up the interest.
13. As you have winners, celebrate and post their names.
Now, here are some ideas to get your brainstorming on what you can include in your cards.

KEEP THEM SHORT as if they are too long you won’t be able to save the game and the entire slogan won’t fit on the page.
• Reply to one of my emails.
• Book a party
• Come to a party
• Bring a Friend to a party
• Bring someone back to my booth
• Try a sample at my booth
• Take a catalog or flyer from my booth
• Like me on Facebook
• Comment on Facebook
• Comment on a post on my Facebook Page
• Send me contact info for a friend
• Have a friend contact me
• Set up an opportunity date
• Comment on my blog
• Visit my blog
• Save my blog into your favorites
• Place an order
• Purchase a gift
• Find ____ online-ask a ??
(You can have multiple squares with this type of info)
• Find ___ in my catalog-tell me what page
(You can have multiple squares with this type of info)
• Find advice about using ____ on my blog. What ????
(You can have multiple squares with this type of info)
• Find something you can earn as a host
• How much to get our starter kit?
• Send me an email
• Ask a question on my Facebook Fan page
• Ask a question on my Blog
• Send me a friend request on Facebook
• Join my club
• Come to an opportunity event
• Come to my open house
(if you have one coming up.)
• Come see me at ____ event
(if you have something coming up)

HINT: You may want to include several phrases about Booking or ordering as this increases the chances that one of them will be on every card.

I’m sure as you get going you will come up with more clues for the game depending on what you offer and do in your business. Brainstorm with your team. If multiple people are doing the booth, you can print different cards for different people. You would need to recreate the game each time as you have to put in the contact info at the beginning. Better yet, have them purchase the game and make their own cards and then they can use them for different things.

How would you use this for a fund raiser? Every one that places an order would get a game card. Just give some cards to everyone who is generating orders. This is a great way to encourage those people to get to know you and interact so you can build a relationship and create a situation to build sales, bookings and recruit leads!

As I’ve been developing this idea I realized it is great to create a relationship with EVERYONE you meet. You could set up this game to be played by all those who come to a party, or, if you are doing “Turkey Trots”, “Santa Sacks” or the “12 Days of Christmas Contest” you could have copies of the game so everyone could play and get to know you. Just adjust your squares a little depending on where they will be receiving the game.

You could even offer game cards on your Facebook Page or blog, all they need to do is request one. You can scan it and send it to them. This could become a monthly or quarterly event for you. The more you keep your people engaged, the greater the chances they will order from you.
Another great thing about the Booster Bingo game is that you can SAVE the games and create different games using the similar clues and just change them up depending on the audience. It will take you just a little bit of time to create these games but then you can use them over and over again.
Have fun, and we WELCOME YOUR IDEAS for squares. Just post them on our Blog Post.

Download this PDF from our website for only 1¢

I’ve posted this idea in a PDF you can download from our website.  It is only 1¢.  To see all the products in this category on our website click:
http://www.thebooster.com/470-t0-15-play-bingo-for-fairs-events-etc

 

Posted by jennyb in Fall-Christmas Ideas, Key 0- Overall Business, 0 comments

Key 9: Seasonal Success- Christmas!

Make THIS Christmas Season your most profitable ever by using these ideas

The holiday season is a time when people are looking for gifts and a way to make extra money to buy those gifts.  Encourage your customers and hostesses to join your team, or book shows so they can earn free gifts.  Let them know that you can make their shopping easy!

The months before the Christmas holiday can be your most productive season of the year.  Make the most of them!
 In the party plan industry, the Christmas or Holiday Season runs from July through December.  To help these months be your most productive, use the ideas we’ve taught in all of the previous “key areas of your business,” and apply them specifically to Christmas.   Encourage customers to join your team to earn extra holiday cash, or to book shows so they can earn free gifts. 
Create an urgency to buy by pointing out how quickly the holidays are approaching. 
Let them know that you can help make their shopping easy!

1.  Key 1: Get Bookings Booming!
 Send postcards to your customers to get them thinking about how quickly the holidays are approaching.  Encourage them to book a party so you can help them shop for holiday gifts and get them for FREE.  Holiday Background and graphic postcards are available to print whatever you’d like using our FREE templates.  Or, purchase them already printed with graphics and text.   We can also print them for you with YOUR information!  See our Key 9 Personalized Postcards- Persona online.
 Use the “Book with me! Earn Christmas free” stickers (PR91040) or “Santa’s elf” (S900358) on the front of those postcards, in your catalogs and on flyers or mini catalogs that you send out.
At your parties, wear the buttons that say “Make your Christmas shopping a breeze” (B90644) or “Certified Santa’s helper” (B90643).   Also, use a variety of Christmas stickers throughout your catalogs.  Then, during your presentation, explain that you have a lot of products that would make great gifts, and if they book a party with you they can earn some FREE.
 See many more holiday slogans online under Key 9> CHRISTMAS! 
 If your datebook isn’t filled for the coming months use the new  “Holiday ERASE BOARD!” (EB1121).  You would just mark the dates you have available (one each week) and offer a prize for choosing a party on that date.  See the “Pick a Date IDEA” online under FREE TRAINING > T1:Booking > T1-01 Keep your Calendar Full! Pick a Date  for complete details.

2.  Key 2: Have Happier Hosts
 Just as you would throughout the year, remind your hostesses to follow up with their customers.  Use this sticker on your invitations and remind hostesses to tell her friends that you can make shopping a breeze!  At this busy and profitable time you especially want to avoid postponements and cancellations.  Get your hostesses excited about the added sales and bigger parties they can have by letting their guests know you will have ideas to meet their Christmas gift giving needs.  Use the “By Dec 1 you could be done” stickers (S900363) on your invitations.     You can even encourage them to put up a few Christmas decorations and play Christmas music to get them in the mood to shop!  (You can even use the Holiday background Postcards to remind your hostesses of the gifts she can buy.)

3.  Key 3: Attract Greater Attendance
 Be sure to use stickers on every invitation to help your customers understand that you can make their holiday shopping fun and  easy.  If your company prints holiday catalogs or flyers, use the “New holiday catalog” stickers (S90538) to let your guests know if they attend they’ll get to see new products, etc. 
 Use the “sticky” and “jingle” stickers to add a little humor to the invites while encouraging them to come!
 You could also use the “holiday background” postcards as invitations to parties or an open house!  (See the suggested text online!)  Print some of your gift ideas on the card and let them know you will have new products and ideas at the party.  Use printable stickers to encourage them to bring along their “gift” list or to “Do their holiday shopping early!” (See our website for even more ideas) 

4.  Key 4: Get Sales Soaring!
 Gift wrap some of your products and  give your customers ideas of different ways to use and give your products.   
 Use stickers like the “Shop from you seat” Christmas set (S96471) and “Your Christmas gift solution” (S40257) throughout your catalog to remind them to do their Christmas shopping at the party. 
 Remind your guests of how you help them avoid long lines at the mall!  Put this sticker on the front of your catalogs or folders.
 Play a “Gift List” game, (see the FREE PDF online- It’s included in the Key 9 Training Letter) inviting your guests to make a list of all the people for whom they need gifts for the holidays. (See the gift list stickers we have online too!)  Remind them of co-workers, office party exchange gifts, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and extended family as well as their immediate family.  Give a prize to the person with the most names.  Then, when you show an item they could use for a gift for someone on their list have them call out WHY it would be great for that person. Suggest they write down gift ideas by the names on their list. (Have a nice prize that passes around from person to person as they volunteer information.  The last person who has it when you finish your demo gets to keep the prize.)
 Put the “Husband Called” sticker on the front of your catalogs.  Then use the smaller “Don’t wait for the elf” stickers on pages in your catalog.
 Offer “gift cards!”  They are all the rage and are the “Christmas Gift Solution” for those “hard to buy for” people!!  Use the “Shopping hard?  I’ve got gift cards!” stickers (PR44361B) on your invitations.  Use the larger one (PR44361A) on the front of your catalogs.   Big companies offer them and now you can too!  Our cards are available preprinted with the spaces for you to fill out “Who” they redeem them with, the dollar value etc. (BC4304T)
 The cards come with NO the text on the back (BC4304)  so you can type whatever you want on them.  They come 10-up on a sheet and a FREE template is available on our website with spaces to fill in the text you want. (Or they match Avery Template 8371.)  Your customer would fill in the “to – from” info on the front! 
 The gift cards that are blank on the back (BC4304) could also be given to customers who purchase gifts from you to use as “to – from gift tags.”  Print your contact info on the back so the receiver of the gift will know who to call for more of the products they received.  (We are happy to print your information on the back- order the item followed by PR and include what you want printed.)
 Offer free gift wrapping for orders over $60 (or whatever level you want which should be a little higher than your average order amount.)  This will get your customers to spend a little extra at the party so they can get the free gift wrapping.  Put the free gift wrapping sticker (S42272) on your catalogs and order forms to get your customers to ask for details.
 Use this sticker to remind them to BUY IT NOW and their holiday worries are over because they can put it away … (S900528)
 Put the NEW Display Sign CARD up in your display as a constant reminder.
 Use the  Postcards to send to previous customers letting them know how to get a new catalog, remind them of what they can earn when the do a show, about specials, etc.  Add additional stickers to the front.  Follow up with phone calls to get those outside orders and bookings.  (Read the cards included in your pack!)

5.  Key 5: Customer   Service
 Keep your business on the personal side by sending Christmas cards, or even “Thanksgiving” cards.  See the SAMPLE Christmas cards in your Key Pack.  Some of the cards come with just the graphic and you can print whatever you want (or us the postcard backgrounds) or order them all printed- or even customized!  Start now to fill them out each time you close a party (while the person and details are fresh in your mind.)  Then gradually work on the previous hostesses.  This way your Christmas cards are all done and all you’ll have to do during the busy holiday season is stamp and mail them. 
 Or, if your customer list is on the computer, merge and print your message onto the address size printable stickers and stick them on the back side.  Then, stamp and mail! 

6.  Key 6: Have Raving Recruits
 Doesn’t everybody need Christmas cash?  This is the perfect time of year to build your team!  Start talking about the holidays in July, and get your customers and hostesses thinking ahead.  Start putting the “Need Christmas Cash?” (S90531) or “Help Wanted, earn Christmas Cash! (S92205) stickers on all your invitations and catalogs!
 
Send your past hostesses and potential recruits, or those you’ve interviewed previously the “recruiting TEXT” printed postcards.  Use our suggestions or use our FREE TEMPLATES to print your own message.

Starting in July use the “Need Christmas Cash” stickers (S90531) on the Auction Money (V6127) you use or hand them out with tips, at parties, etc.!  By using this cash instead of just regular play money you are planting seeds over and over again as you do your auction. 

At the end of the auction give each person a “Recruiting Dollar” (V6658) with your contact info and a “Need Christmas cash” sticker (S90531) on the back. Tell them to keep it in their wallet and give you a call when they need to turn it into real money!  Also remind them that at the next auction party of yours that they attend, you will give them $500 to start the game if they show you the recruiting $100 bill.  Who do you think they will think of every time they look at the $100 bill in their wallet?  Be sure to put the “Need Christmas Cash” stickers (S90531) on the back by your name & contact info.
Make this season the most productive ever!       

I know implementing these ideas will help you make your holiday season more prosperous.  You may be thinking “This season is already quite profitable , I don’t need to do these things.”  But why not make it even more profitable?  Why not turn $400 parties into $800 parties, or $500 shows into $1000 shows?  Why not get 4 bookings instead of 2?  Wouldn’t it be great to do the same amount of work, but make twice the money?  Work on all of the “key areas of your business” during the Christmas season, and you’ll be amazed at the success you will achieve! 

 Try using the “10 steps to successful parties” system (see the SUCCESS Pack on our website- you can DOWNLOAD the Party/Show Checklist) and see what happens to your business.  It is WONDERFUL!
 Remember, we have several other Christmas products available. 

 So, check out our website under Key 9- Seasonal! They really do make a big difference to your business.

Here is the link to the KEY PACK TRAINING CATEGORY on our website where ALL Key 9- Christmas products mentioned in this training are shown:
http://www.thebooster.com/292-kpc-key-9-seasonal-success-christmas

This PDF also includes a Holiday Gift list and Gift Occasions Game & Worksheet.

You may purchase this information as a PDF from our website. Click the link for Key 9 category above.  There is a PDF that you may purchase (but is only 1¢ if you are a member of the Key Pack Club- see below) that goes into this detail, with graphics and even a “Keys to Success Action Steps” section.  It also includes a Holiday Gift List and the Gifts for All Occasions Game and Worksheet.

We at the Booster do something different from other trainers.  We not only provide you with training, but we have the products to make it easy for you to apply what we (and many others) train you to do without having to “re-invent the wheel!”  Why spend your time coming up with the products yourself when we have them all done for you?

We keep our prices VERY REASONABLE, in fact, you can join our KEY PACK CLUB and receive a 10% discount on every product we offer as well as additional discounts on the products mentioned in the monthy training.

Click KEY PACK CLUB INFO Category http://www.thebooster.com/281-key-pack-club-info for more details.
We also offer a FREE RADIO SHOW where we discuss this type of training.  Here is a link to the RADIO SHOW that covers this topic:

http://www.thebooster.com/440-13-seasonal-success-christmas

Posted by jennyb in Fall-Christmas Ideas, 0 comments

Key 4C: Get Sales Soaring by preparing Catalogs!

Get your sales soaring

Your Catalog is your STORE! Draw attention to your products with stickers!

Prepare your catalogs for fabulous fall (or anytime) sales!  Your catalogs are your most effective tool to generate sales.  Use stickers throughout your catalogs to draw attention to your specials, new items, gift ideas, etc.   Use our folders to add pizzazz to your presentations while planting booking and recruiting seeds. 

  In the party plan/ direct selling profession, most of you do not have an actual store.  Your catalog is your store.  It is where your customers can look for special deals, gift ideas, new items, etc.  Just as the stores mark their sale racks with bright signs, you need to draw attention to your specials and highlight certain products.

1.  Highlight sale items, new products, customer favorites and cash and carry items with stickers.
 Just as your local stores arrange sale signs and displays to entice their customers to buy, you should prepare your catalogs to highlight the items you want to sell.  Use a variety of stickers to draw attention to products that are great for gifts, specific purposes, etc.  You can print what you want on printables. (The colorful borders make them stand out.) Just use the FREE templates on our website.  Or, look under STICKERS>S4-Sales to see the selection we offer.  If items are NEW, or used for a specific purpose, CUSTOMER FAVORITES, etc. it is a good idea to draw attention to them.  Also, we are always open to suggestions for slogans “Pre-Printed Printables” specific to your business.  Call us and let us know what you need. (PR stickers)
 You may be wondering “why should I put stickers inside each catalog?  Is it really worth the effort?” 
 Think about it a minute.  Is it worth it for stores to constantly be changing the products they put on the end of the isles?  Do you think they would take the time to do it if it was not effective?  You know it works because when you see the display you are drawn to at least take a look and often buy. 
 So, it is worth it for you to draw attention to products? The answer is definitely YES!  Your customers will flip through your catalog over and over again at each party.  The stickers are designed to catch their eye.  Your customers WILL read the messages.  This is how you can highlight your specials, and draw attention to the recruiting information or hostess benefits.  Be sure to refer to those pages when you are demonstrating those products or explaining the benefits.  You can even use stickers to make TABS on specific pages to make it easy for customers to flip to that page.  Just put two stickers of the same size back to back with part of each on the page itself!

2.  Put your contact info on every catalog.
 On the back of every catalog stick an address label like “Call me anytime to place an order” (PSA4204).  Make sure it includes your name, PHONE NUMBER, and email so that anyone who takes that catalog home or gives it to a friend can contact you when they are ready to order or have questions.  Plus, these save you TIME.  With these you are sticking TWO messages at once and you don’t have to wait for the ink to dry as you do when stamping onto slick catalog paper.  Another added benefit is they look so professional and are colorful so they get noticed!  Also, we can print your web and email address and it is MUCH easier to read so they can find you- as you know, just one letter that’s hard to read and you’ve wasted your efforts.    (Printables are NOT included in the pack-  You can purchase them TWO ways online.  Either have us print them for you (We’ve just introduced 40 new designs you can have us personalize for you) or you can buy the Printable Stickers where you can use our FREE TEMPLATES to print whatever you want.  Think ahead and save with QUANTITY pricing!  How many catalogs do you give away in a month?)  Also, listen to Jenny B’s RADIO SHOW Week 19 for lots of details on Printable Stickers!

3.  Let your customers know they can take the catalog home, order from you anytime, and share it with a friend.
 Your Key Pack this month includes TWO combo sheet of Key 4- Sales stickers (SSK4 & SSK4B).  On it are stickers that say “Call me anytime to place an order ” (S40247) “Share me with a friend” (S40326) and “Outside orders welcome” (S40376).  By putting these on the covers of your catalogs you are encouraging them to order from you again after the party and to share the catalog with their friends.
     Please note that most of the stickers on the combo sheets are available individually as well.  We have printed the individual item number after each sticker mentioned either on the sheet or online under the main item number.  (See upper LEFT corner of each sticker sheet.)

4.  Remind your customers of upcoming events they’ll need gifts for and of monthly specials.
 Use the “Gifts for all occasions” (S40427) “Gifts for every holiday” (S40492) and “Think ahead- birthdays, anniversaries, weddings” (S43117) stickers near products that make great gifts.

5.  Use Booking and Recruiting stickers to highlight specials shown in the catalog or inserts.
 This key pack also includes TWO sheets of Key 1- Booking (SSK1 & SSK1B) and TWO sheets of Key 6- Recruiting (SSK6 & SSK6B) combo sticker sheets.  Use these throughout your catalogs.  For example, if you are doing a special that they can earn a certain item free when they book a party this month, put the “Get this free” sticker (S10236) by the picture of that item in the catalog and refer to it in your demo. 
 Put the Key 6 recruiting stickers by items they receive in their “Kit,” or on the page where your company talks about your opportunity.  This changes the message from something the company is saying to something you are saying!  It makes it more personal!
 Use stickers on the FRONT of your catalogs.  Large or even “Pen-Pal” stickers  are great!  For example, use the “Every item has 3 prices” large stickers (LS1122) to get people really thinking about the benefits of booking or joining your team. 
 The “If your heart says yes, but your checkbook says no, book a show!” printable sticker (PS1612) is also great on the outside of your catalog.  You can print any message on the bottom half, or use it for your contact info.  You could print “book a show during October and receive any item half off.”

6. Remind them of your demo.  When your demo is over and customers are looking through your catalogs, wouldn’t you like to remind them about the specials, bonus buys, and gift ideas you’ve talked about?  Tell them to turn to certain pages in the catalog during the demo.  Show them the item and the sticker by it, so they can find it easier later. 

HINT: When a “special” changes and you are still using the same catalog, just cover  the previous sticker up with a booking or recruiting sticker of the same shape.

You could even create tabs on some of the pages by sticking a sticker halfway off the page and sticking another sticker on the back side of it. (They could be two different slogans or both the same.)  Tab the pages in your catalog that you really want them to turn to.  Draw attention to those items during your demo by saying “Please flip to the “Monthly Specials” tab (S40489) and see the item that is 30% off with a $20 order this month.”   Then, at the end of your demo, remind them to look at the tabs for the specials mentioned.

7. Prepare your order forms as well!   
 The impact of your order form is often overlooked.  Everyone will be looking at the order form.  Be sure to use it to send messages as well.  This is a great place to put the “Call me anytime to place an order” sticker (S40247), “Gifts for all occasions” (S40427), and of coarse a “Thank you for your order” sticker (S50223).

8.  Save your pens & plant seeds!
 Be sure to use “pen-pal stickers” as flags on your pens.  The stickers keep your pens from disappearing while planting recruiting and booking seeds!  Include a pen with pen-pal inside each folder so they have something to make notes with and fill out their order form with.  Your guests will read the messages on the pens over and over again.  Draw attention to them during your demonstration.  Ask if they have any questions. 

9. Put it all together in a guest folder for each customer.    The “Guest Folders” are a perfect way to make an eye-catching presentation that draws their attention to the products and services you offer.  Give each guest a folder containing the catalog you’ve stickered, sales flyer, stickered order form, pen (with a pen pal sticker), Customer Care Card and your hostess or recruiting info. 
 The folders are covered with booking, recruiting, and increasing sales slogans such as “Think Ahead… birthdays, anniversaries, weddings”, “Be a hostess”, “Earn some free!”,  and “Full time pay…part time hours.”  They also include “You are appreciated”  to make your customers feel important!
 The guest folders have 2 pockets and slots in each pocket for putting business cards or preferred customer cards.

10.  Keep attention centered on your products! 
 Sometimes at a party, people get talking about “other things” like family, work, etc.  It can be difficult to focus their attention back on your products.  An easy way to do this is refer to a sticker you know is in every catalog.  (Our customers tell us they find it most effective when you use at least 1 sticker on every 2 pages.  This gives you lots of opportunities to plant not only booking and recruiting seeds but REASONS to buy!)  Then throughout your demo invite customers to ask you the questions the stickers may ask.  Then those who participate receive a “floating gift” (something nice that goes from person to person as they answer a question,) or use auction money or tickets.  The one with the gift at the end gets to keep it!

11.  Make the most of catalog parties. 
 You  have no control over what your customers will actually look at in the catalogs when you don’t have a chance to do the live demonstration.  Use stickers on the catalogs that you give to hostesses for catalog parties.  Your customers will be drawn to the TABBED and stickered  pages.  For example, include a flyer in each catalog highlighting the specials.  Then, put a printable sticker on the flyer or front of your catalog that is printed with “see SALE or NEW items on pages 21 & 24.”  Be sure to use booking and recruiting stickers in ALL your catalogs.  You never know when seeds that are planted will sprout.  But you do know, if you don’t plant the seeds all you’ll be getting is volunteers!

12.  Use up old catalogs.
 Put the “old catalog poem” large sticker (LS4110) or the “latest catalog”  sticker (LS4263) on the fronts of old catalogs you have left over.   Leave them at doctor’s offices, waiting rooms, beauty salons, laundromats, work lunch rooms, etc.  It’s a great way to use up old catalogs that you’ve already paid for, yet still get your name and products advertised.  If a lot of items in the catalog have been discontinued you may want to include a list.

Try the ABCD formula!
A=A success Formula:
If the B for Benefit
is greater than the C for Cost
=  D Do It!

Let’s see how this concept fits into the formula:
 If you do an average of 2 parties per week with an average attendance of 10 people, that means you see 80 people per month.  Let’s say just 20% of those people (2 per party) increase their order by $10.00 because they were reminded about something on a stickered page.  That would have increased your sales by $160 for a net profit of $40  (at 25% commission).  What if 40% responded with $10.00 more in sales? ($360 profit!) Or what if this increased your average order by $20 instead of $10?  You can see how the few minutes and minimal cost of preparing your catalogs can make you lots of extra profit.
Ask yourself the question:
  Is the BENEFIT of an additional $120 to $240 PROFIT for 3 months is worth the COST of about $8.00 to prepare enough catalogs to last the 3 months?  Remember, if you do MORE parties per week with the same catalogs, your PROFIT is even greater!  Then think of the additional benefits of increased bookings and recruit leads and the money you make from that!  You never know where those planted seeds might take you.  But…

IT  IS GUARANTEED you WILL MISS
100% of the opportunities you don’t take! 
 
 Now that you’ve done the work to prepare your catalogs, make sure the don’t walk away!  Use one of these stickers on the FRONT of each catalog depending on whether or not you offer a “to-go” copy!

Here is the link to the KEY PACK TRAINING CATEGORY on our website where ALL Key 4C- Prepare Catalogs products are shown:

http://www.thebooster.com/287-kpc-key-4c-boost-sales-with-catalogs

You may purchase this PDF on our website. Click the link

Included in this category is a PDF that you may purchase (but is only 1¢ if you are a member of the Key Pack Club) that goes into this detail, with graphics and even a “Keys to Success Action Steps” section.

We at the Booster do something different from other trainers.  We not only provide you with training, but we have the products to make it easy for you to apply what we (and many others) train you to do without having to “re-invent the wheel!”  Why spend your time coming up with the products yourself when we have them all done for you?

We keep our prices VERY REASONABLE, in fact, you can join our KEY PACK CLUB and receive a 10% discount on every product we offer as well as additional discounts on the products mentioned in the monthy training. 

Click KEY PACK CLUB INFO Category http://www.thebooster.com/281-key-pack-club-info for more details.
We also offer a FREE RADIO SHOW where we discuss this type of training.  Here is a link to the RADIO SHOW that covers this topic:

http://www.thebooster.com/418-6-sell-more-by-preparing-catalogs

Posted by jennyb in Fall-Christmas Ideas, Key 4: Sales, 0 comments

PI-9402 — Christmas in July Party Ideas

PI-9402---Christmas-in-July

Christmas in July ideas

Start promoting Christmas early with “It’s Christmas in July!”
“Here’s an idea so you won’t be surly, do your Christmas Shopping EARLY!”

Yes, you can start promoting Christmas right NOW! Here are just a few reasons:

1- You want your customers to understand how YOUR products can help make their Christmas shopping easier! By relating your products to “gifts” it plants the ideas in their minds.

2- You want your customers to know how easy it is to shop with you and that you want to make their Christmas shopping a pleasure. Get them to start working on their list in July and that you can help them clear through the fall.

3- The sooner you plant an idea for a gift for someone on their gift list, the more likely they are to buy it from you.

4- The sooner they have the idea in their mind, the more likely they are to stop shopping elsewhere and purchase it from you!

HOW do you start?

Encourage Hostesses to book “Christmas in July” parties. Tell them that you’ll help them have a fun, COOL, oasis in the middle of the summer. The easiest way to promote this is to tell them that these parties are IDEA parties so you’ll be giving gift suggestions. Make this a BIG DEAL. Offer to bring some decorations, and Christmas music. Use the  NEW “Christmas in July” Postcard (PP91170C or PP91170CT) to invite prevouse customers or hosts to have a “Christmas in July” Party.   Use the “Here’s a tip …” PR94488 stickers on the front  to introduce the concept to your hosts. Of course you can use our NEW “Star Border” postcards and  our easy to use FREE TEMPLATES to make it a snap to print your own  message on multiple cards and send them to potential hostesses.

Also put some of the cards in customer packets inviting them to have a “Christmas in July” party too!

Now, for ideas to implement at and for the parties:

Put a “Christmas in July” sticker PR94354 on every invitation to let the customers know the theme of the party.  Or, use our NEW “Christmas in July” Invitations PP93171CT!  Just fill in the  info and mail.  Or, you can have US print your info on them so all you have to fill in is the host info.  (you can use a sticker for that too!)

Use the “Christmas Gift List” PR93174 stickers on the front of the  invitation to encourage them to bring their gift list to the party. 

Use the Christmas stickers in your catalogs to get to let them know you can make their Christmas shopping easy!
Think about how you can set up a plan to help them do their shopping over the next few months with you. Of course they won’t buy everything they need at one party so develop a plan for their sales to work for several parties. You know your company’s plan far better than I do but I’ve been thinking about a few creative ways to do this. Here are a few, of course you’ll need to adapt them to your particular party plan.

The Christmas Club: Start advertiseing in JUNE to find members because it starts in July!)  (PR94489 )  Everyone who joins agrees to spend $60 per month for the next 5 months. (That’s $300 but you can use whatever $$ amount you choose). You’ll need at least 5 members. Those 5 draw names to see which month they are the host. Then, they actually host a party that month, (inviting their friends, etc.) but they know they have a least $300 in sales for their party. You could lower the dollar amount but they wouldn’t be guaranteed that $300 party.) At each party you’ll of course meet new people and new parties will generate from that. You can have SEVERAL different clubs- this alone could fill your datebook from now through November!

Start a Lay-Away program: (See the new sticker PR94909)   If people want to figure out their gift list they can then put it all on one order and begin making payments. Divide the amount of their order by however many months left and they pay some each month. They could get the host credits for the entire amount, do a party to add to it, etc. If they join your lay-away program at someone’s party you’d need to give 1/5 (if doing it for 5 months.) of the order amount to that host and the rest could count toward their own hostess credits. A benefit of this to them could be that you will watch for the items they want to go on sale and you will order it for them while on sale to give them the best price. (Of course they would have to have enough money in their account to cover the order.) The benefit to you is that it gives you some flexibility if you need a little more sales in a specific month to meet a goal, or can add to a hostesses order and YOU get the extra hostess benefits, etc.

Do a neighborhood “Mystery Hostess” each month in specific neighborhoods. (PR31011A or PR31011B) Let everyone be involved and the more they do for the party, the more chances they have to win the “hostess credits” or you can even divide up the credits and draw out several names. Give them more chances if they host the party at their home, bring refreshments, bring friends, etc. This concept could really work well for those who live in neighborhoods where there is a “club house” and advertisement could be put up for anyone and everyone to come.

Jumpstart these concepts by advertising them at your parties, fairs, bulletin boards, etc.  You could put up the Book Earn Christmas Free Business Card Posters around town (BCP9208PR) or put the “Christmas in July” invitation Business Card Poster up so they can take the details of the party home with them.  It also would have your contact info!  (BCP9309PR)

Find this Category on our website under:

Click this link to goDirectly to the category on our website and see all the products mentioned: 

http://www.thebooster.com/427-pi-9402-christmas-in-july

Posted by jennyb in Key 9: Seasonal, Seasonal Party Ideas, 1 comment

PI-9401 — Sizzling Summer = Fabulous Fall! Summer Fun events

Book Summer Fun Events

So you want to have a Fabulous Fall?    Fill your datebooks with Bookings NOW!

Yes, I know, summer is busy!  But you can look beyond a problem or crisis  and see it as an opportunity!

I remember going to a “Positive Thinking Rally” way back in 1982 and heard Dennis Waitley. He said something in his talk that I have remembered for years.   He was talking about the Mt. Saint Helen’s volcano eruption.   People were so upset about the disaster and how it was going to effect them.   They said “It is a Crisis!   A Dangerous wind that would destroy the economy. It would kill the fish, ruin the farmers land, finish the tourist traffic, ruin the northwest, and pollute the lakes.

But, the fish didn’t die. The farmers had the richest mineral deposits in their soil.   The lakes are full of minerals. We’re predicting earthquakes because of Mt. Saint Helens . The tourist industry was up because people wanted to see a live volcano.     Wyerhouser Corp. reported at their annual meeting, “We’re having our biggest year in history!   Mt. Saint Helen blew our trees down, striped the bark and sent them to the mill all with no labor in between.”

YOU can take every CRISIS and make an OPPORTUNITY out of it. Start NOW!   Winners are never winers. Winners are people who adapt and they adapt to change. Set your goals just out of reach but not out of sight. Don’t look too far in the future and live on “someday isle!” Live in the moment – NOW!   Make every day an opportunity.

Help your customers to see how YOU can help them solve their problem by sharing your opportunity. How can they open the door to opportunity if YOU don’t do the knocking? When they are ready, they will be looking. If you don’t OFFER to tell them about your opportunity, how to you expect to have them on your team?

Let the people you meet know you have opportunity to offer them.   Wear buttons around town. Put stickers on your invitations, catalogs, and other literature and envelopes to get their attention and plant the seeds of opportunity.   Then watch them grow!

People are looking for ways to solve their problems.  If you want to have a Fabulous Fall you need to start filling your datebook RIGHT NOW!  Help people see the benefits of booking with you all the FREE stuff they can get, getting friends together and on and on and on.  Be creative!

We have LOTS of ideas already posted.  Just look under FREE TRAINING and then KEY 1: BOOKING!

Go out and tell your friends how THEIR dreams can come true as a member of your team or as a hostess!   We can hardly wait to hear of YOUR SUCCESS!

You can have “Catalog Parties” or “Sizzlin’ Summer Fun Events”   We have all kinds of ideas to have “Sizzlin’ summer sales and events” that will take you into a fabulous fall!

Below are a BUNCH of ideas:  (Some are my own, some are from a lot of different sources and some are from another source and then I’ve tweaked it a little to give you more suggestions. Of course, you may need to twist them a little more to fit your products or company. Brain storm with your friends and see what you can come up with!)

PDF of Summer Fun Events

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http://www.thebooster.com/pdf/PI-9401-PDF-Summer-Fun-Events.pdf

Whatever you choose to offer, these new stickers can help you advertise! Use the larger one (PR10913) on the front of your catalogs, packages you mail, envelopes, folders or anything! Use the smaller one PR10914 on invitations, within your catalogs, to seal envelopes, etc. These will help you get the word out about your events. With our “Background” postcards you can make up invitations for any of these types of parties! (We would do them for you – and have done some but there are just too many variations of things you can do. That is why we offer FREE TEMPLATES so you can print whatever you want onto the colorful backgrounds! Once it’s set up you can print as many as you need! Just order more backgrounds!

I have developed a “You’re invited to our Summer Fun Event” graphic. You can personalize it with your specific type of party info and mail. We also have “Summer Fun Invitation” stickers two sizes! PR30915A and PR30915B!

The Summer Fun ERASE BOARD (EB1131) can be used to boost sales, encourage bookings, or whatever YOU want. See all the details under item EB1131.
Remember, many of these ideas can be done with YOU as the host and offer the host gifts to be given to the “Mystery Host” or you can even raffle off the Host Gifts if you are doing it as a fund raiser. Or, you can offer to do these different THEME parties for your hosts to choose.

So, here goes with a BUNCH of ideas:

1) Summer Sacks! You know you’ve heard the excuse, “I’d love to have a party but I’m going to gone so much this summer I just don’t have time!” Well, here is your chance to respond, “Where are you going?” and then give them the opportunity to have a “Book” or “Catalog” party whenever they are going. Use our cute theme “Summer Sacks” to put up at your parties. Have them filled with catalogs, guest lists to fill out (At the end of the PDF with the Summer Fun Erase Board EB1131) order forms, etc. so they are all ready to go. Then, when people choose to have a party you can just give them their bag and they’ll have everything they need. You can make this even more fun by letting them have more chances to win your Summer Fun Event Prizes. Show them the erase board and tell them that for every $100 in orders from their party you will put their name in another square (they get one for booking in the first place) and they will have those additional chances to win. You can even have special prizes for the highest sales, most guests, etc.

Suggested events could include: Family Fourth of July Party, (share with family members) Camping or Beach Trip, (share with people you meet or family you are going with)  Family Road Trip (share with family or people you meet along the way!)  Neighborhood B-B-Q (put out catalogs for people to look at.)

Another thing you could offer is a portion of their sales would be donated to a fund raiser.  For some, this might make sharing with strangers a little easier.  They could donate a % to the charity of their choice or the local ball team, school, etc.  If you are offering it as a fund raiser, be sure to put the “Thank you for supporting our fund raiser” sticker on the front of the catalogs and on the order forms.  You may want to use the fund raiser stickers to help advertise it as well.  Remember, you may be giving a percentage away with fund raisers but you’ll be introducing your products and yourself to TONS of new people who are purchasing your products.

2) Offer Fund Raisers!  There are ALWAYS people looking for ways to earn money for their particular charity or group.  It can be national charities, local people in need, animal shelters, ball teams, dance clubs, teams trying to earn for a trip, the list goes on and on!  Let people know you offer them and they’ll take it from there.  As mentioned above –  the contacts you will make can be HUGE, especially if you are looking for a way to expand your business!

3) Kids events!  Offer to set up a display at ball games, etc.  Instead of Host Gifts offer it as a fund raiser.  (You can then use the host gifts for a later event) or offer to do a raffle for the host gifts to earn even more!

4) New Neighbors Party.  Have a Block Party to get to know the new neighbors and do a “Mystery Host” for the host gifts.   It’s a chance to show off your products to the new neighbors as well as the old.

5)  Have an “Ice Cream Social!”  Just have ice cream sundae ingredients and let everyone make their own.  You invitation could read:  Need a “Cool” break?  Come on over for some “Ice Cream” or a “Shake!”  We have the sticker, “Here”s The Scoop” PR40284 you can put on a postcard with the information.  Invite the whole neighborhood.  If there are other’s who you know that sell a product invite them to come and set up a table too.  This builds a sense of community.

6) “Park Parties”  Have a Play Date with the neighbors.  Let your friends know you’ll have a display at the local park and they are welcome to see your products while the kids play.

7) “Mom’s Time Out” parties!  Use the “Mommy needs a Time Out” PR30501A or B stickers on the invitations.  Hire a baby-sitter to watch the kids play outside and let the mom’s enjoy a demo by you.

8) Picnic in the park!  Invite your friends to bring their “picnic” lunch to the park and you’ll provide the drinks and dessert!  While the kids play, demo your products!

9) Have a “Patriotic Party!”  Get together for Watermelon and have sparklers for the kids.  Invite people to come and learn about your “All American Job!”  (Search for the Word AMERICAN)

10)  If a guest lives in apartment complex see if you can set up your display by the pool or playground.  Or if  go to one and ASK if you can do a party there for their residents.  Do a raffle or “Mystery Host” for the host gifts or offer them to the apartment manager.

11)  Offer Bridal Showers!  You’ve done this before I’m sure, especially if you offer a product that can be used in setting up their home.  But think outside the box and see if you can help with things for the wedding or reception, a “Hope Chest” for future children, gifts for the wedding party, lingerie for the bride, jewelry to wear for the wedding party, “tools” to set up their home, decorations for their home, cooking gadgets, pots and pans, storage containers, actual food.  Facials and makeup for the wedding party or friends.  Whatever you offer, I’m sure you can spin it to work for a bridal shower.

12)  Grandma’s Survival Party!  If you offer products for kids, invite the grandmas to get together and see what they want for at their own houses and for gifts for the kids.

Keep in mind that summer is a great time to work with specific groups of people:

1) Teachers!  They have more time in the summer and will often book.  This is a great time to share with them about your opportunity.

2)  New Neighbors!  Summer is the big moving time.  When someone new moves into the neighborhood be the “Welcome Wagon!”  Let them know about events and things they need to know about your neighborhood.  Share a list of baby-sitters, neighbors phone numbers, neighborhood ball teams, schools for the kids, etc.  Share some of your favorite recipes or tips.  Of course you’ll want to include one of your catalogs too!   They’ll appreciate the gift and getting to meet their neighbors.  Offer to do a “Chicken” party if neighbors have been there a while and you haven’t gone to meet them yet.  Or use this for guests who give the excuse they are new in the neighborhood and don’t know anyone.

3)  Go for walks!  People are outside!  Get to know your neighbors!  Share your contact info and a catalog.

4) Reserve booths at fairs or expos!  This is a great way to get to know people.  See our BLOG post about how to make the most of Fairs and Events. http://blog.thebooster.com/t0-10-get-leads-events-fairs

5)  Frequent the local library!  Often moms bring their kids for story time.  You can get to know them.  Put your information on the back of one of our darling bookmarks and put them in books.  What a nice surprise for those who check them out.  Of, if you return a book, leave the bookmark in it!

START NOW!  Yes, choose just ONE of the ideas above and make it a goal to not just read about it but to DO IT!  Once you get the first one booked, you’ll find it easier to try a second and third.  Get these ideas planted firmly in your mind.  Reread this a few more time.  Make some notes.  (The ideas mentioned in this are included in the PDF that comes along with the Summer Fun Erase Board EB1131)

Why do you want to read this over and over again, and take some notes?  Because you want to get these ideas in your mind so when an opportunity presents itself you can take advantage of it!  Take a few minutes and actually reherse what you would say if someone asks you about your “Summer Fun” Button.

Remember, there are LOTS of opportunities to meet people!  USE THEM!  Make the most of your time when you are out and about!  Have a little gift you can give someone you meet with a sample, your contact info and a catalog.  You can even wrap up some candy for the kids in the bag.  Be sure to use the stickers with your contact info on them.  The idea is to get your name out there and let people know what you offer.

  Do whan you can to Boost your SUMMER SALES and EVENTS so you’ll have a FABULOUS FALL!

Click this link to see all the products mentioned in this training:

http://www.thebooster.com/423-pi-9400-summer-fun-events-overall-ideas

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