Ya Win Some Ya Lose Some
November 21, 2017
Hi 1st Impressions!
Most of you know that I've been a stylist for over 8 1/2 yrs now. I've had my share of great shows/style sessions and super poor ones. This past weekend was a slow one.
SATURDAY I drove an hour to a style session with 4 guests. I connected with the hostess a few days before for a final touch-base to encourage more guests "Everyone could bring friends!" Honestly I was hoping she'd postpone for a date when we could get a larger crowd AND another opportunity had come up that was going to be MUCH bigger. But, she wanted to keep it (good problem to have) so of course I was going to fulfill my responsibilities.
- lovely group of women
- 2 orders totaling $230
- paid more for gas than I got on commissions
- took a good chunk of the day way from my family time
SUNDAY: Long vendor event with a few orders. Not worth my time if I chose to look at it as only from sales and not from the contacts I met. By the end of the weekend I was exhausted (as you could see from my Facebook Live on our US Team Page yesterday).
"Why do you do these types of events?," my husband asked. If I looked at these as bummer events where I barely sold a thing and therefore felt the "gig was up", my business would be over.
But for the 8 1/2 yrs. I've been styling away, I choose to ALWAYS look at every event as a positive one as there is ALWAYS A SILVER LINING. And yes, I've had shows with ZERO sales. Yet, I either make a new contact to book a future show, sell a future item, welcome a new stylist on our team, or simply have the story to share with YOU that even after all this time, I have bummer shows.
Moral of the story: Don't get yourself down if your event doesn't produce what you want during those few hours.
Instead, work to bring in the outside orders after the event by following up with the guests about our great specials and be the personal shopping helper everyone would love in their life!
If your show cancels before it happens, turn it into an online show. Make up a Facebook Event and get the hostess to also ENGAGE/TAG her friends for maximum viewage and connection.
KEEP ON KEEPING ON ~ ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER ~ KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
I promise, if you learn to shake off the negatives and keep plowing through to reach your goals, you will blow yourself away with what you can accomplish. Don't let your experiences or your naysayers bring you down. YOU HAVE THE CONTROL OF WHERE YOU WANT THIS TO GO--NO ONE ELSE DOES.
We are now in the best selling season of the YEAR! You've come this far baby; give your business all you've got because YOU DESERVE THE REWARDS OF CASH, PRODUCT, & A COMMUNITY THAT LOVES YOU!
Below are the things I'm doing today to reach out to my customers.
I BELIEVE IN YOU and I'M HERE FOR YOU IF YOU'D LIKE SOME HELP!
So, let's CRUSH this month together. It's not over until its over and amazingly 50% of sales come in during this last week of November thanks to all our sales and holiday shopping in full swing! It's just a matter of you sharing your gift of making lives easier by helping them check off their gift lists :)
Our BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON!
SHARE, SHARE, SHARE in person and in 1:1 messaging!
OH YES YOU CAN!
TIP: You're sales will be better if you take the time to send out personal 1:1 messages than just posting on FB or IG. Instead of taking the time to post, raise your cash/hour by working smarter and going the 1:1 route :)
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Encourage your contacts to shop locally. Set up at home if you're there or send out 1:1 messages.
OH YES YOU CAN!
Want some video tips on how to build sales for the EOM? Check this baby out:
Turkey Trot Tote Show
(International Teammates--a fun idea to twist with your own holidays)