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michiganmom
02-09-2006, 01:05 PM
Who Hoo!!smileys/smiley32.gif I just had someone contact me about a home party and this will be my first! Yay! I'm super excited, but also want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row. I haven't given much thought up to this point on what to offer as hostess incentives for parties, so I thought I'd ask you all since I know some of you do them quite often, so why not ask the experts?!! Any other tips anyone has on having successful home parties would be great too!


Thanks bunches!!smileys/smiley1.gif


Gail


SandyMilton
02-09-2006, 05:42 PM
I've not done home parties, but I do have some ideas.....


You have your basic list of "guests".... but..... how about this:


Every guest that invites a friend will receive a free votive (I'd include one of those inexpensive candle holders so you know they will burn the candles properly)... even if they don't buy a candle that night, that votive may tempt them to contact you to place an "after party" order that you can add to the hostesses totals.


Every guest that brings along two friends - they geta votive plus a % off their order


Play some "name that scent" games - winner gets...... Ta-da - a votive LOL


Have some GIFT CERTIFICATES available! Let them "purchase" candles forothers, but if they don't know what scent their friends or family would like, they can purchase a gift certificate instead for a future purchase.


You could offer the hostess her choice of the following (according to party totals) - just an example -


$100 - $200 party total - 4 free votives (or % off her purchase)


$201 - $300 party total - 1 free jar (or % off her purchase)


$301 - $400 party total - 1 free jar, 4 free votives (or % off purchase)


or come up with some other ideas, maybe make up an assortment of baskets for her hostess gift and show them all what the hostess will get if her party reaches those various totals (incentive to buy or even have a party of their own!)

lovethiscandle
02-09-2006, 10:13 PM
Hi, Gail! For Hostess incentives, I am doing percentages that go up with the amount of sales and how many bookings they get. I change them every 2 months and call it (for example) "Feb. March Hostess special" So the guestsfeel like they need tobook with this special or they will miss out!


As far as a neat party game -click here http://www.wahm.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=117376&PN= (http://www.wahm.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=117376&PN=3) 3


Good luck! smileys/smiley1.gif


UNcommonScents
02-12-2006, 12:25 PM
Gail- How exciting!

The first thing I recommend, if you haven't done so already, would be to
check the files in your back office and also the materials available through
your Sponsor and upline (basically your whole team!) I like to make
things duplicable and to benefit from those who've been "down the path
before me".

I haven't had a home party- if something comes my way I'll embrace the
opportunity, but I'm just not a party plan type of gal by nature... BUT, I
still have ideas!

I thought it would be fun to start the party by handing everyone a list of
our current sents (print out the alphabetical listing from the company
website) and while waiting for everyone to arrive, have guests look over
this list and select a scent that begins with the first letter of their first or
last name. For example, my last name is Draheim, so I would choose
Dark Chocolate Supreme.Then, when you begin your presentation, ask
each person to go around the room and introduce themselves with their
name and the fragrance they chose, and also ask them what their favorite
candle scent(s) are. This is a great way to get people focused on the
product immediately, point out scents people may not otherwise have
noticed since there are so many to choose from, and also makes
introductions fun.

Another game idea I have is to get some organdy bags and put some
grated votive into each one- maybe 5 of them- and have a sniffing
contest. Label the bags by number or color, etc. and have guests sniff
them and try to guess what scent is in each baggie. Hand out a door
prize to people who get the most/all scents correct.

Be sure to bring along a jar that you've burned to the end, to show how
clean our candles burn. If you have one available (or even better, if your
HOSTESS has a "regular" jar candle she's been burning, compare it to our
jar to demonstrate just how sooty and gross most other candles get.
Stress the fact that if it is collecting on the glass jar, it is also floating
through the air, being inhaled and deposited into the lungs of everyone in
the house!

I would offer incentives to your hostess based on volume of sales (it is
always more cost effective to offer free product or "candle money" to
spend on products rather than a % off their order), and also, offer her a
bonus for anyone from her party who joins COTM (Be sure to tell her this
includes HER!) Give a nice gift like a pillar candle as an incentive here.

Make sure that you either have your hostess go online, or if you have a
laptop, bring it along, so you can present all of our products with a visual,
people can register for the online candle drawing, and persons who are
interested can learn more about the business opportunity- you might
even consider offering a viewing of the presentation CD for those who are
interested.

Make sure you bring along "recruit packets" with a brochure, scent
sample and the CD- offer them to those who would like to learn more
about earning money from home with our business, and tell them to feel
free to pass the CD to others, that you'll reward them with a free candle
for any person who joins your team based on their referral.

You could also hand out referral business cards- have the person write
THEIR name on the cards and hand them out to people they know who
love candles. Offer an incentive (maybe "candle bucks"?) for each referral
for orders that they generate. --Also a great way to recruit- contact
people who generate a lot of referrals and mention how great they would
do as a distributor.

GOOD LUCK, and HAVE FUN!



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