Hostess Coaching 101

Why should I hostess coach?

  1.  Because it is our job!  But that obviously isn’t the only reason. 🙂
  2. Because it is fun and the #1 way to build a relationship with your hostess.  And let’s face it without a relationship you are going no where.  We are in the relationship business in case no one has told you that yet 🙂
  3. If you coach her well then she gets more free and discounted goodies.  AND she is happy because her friends and family come to see her and hang out at the party if it is a home party.
  4. If she is happy and her party is bigger….hello…bigger paycheck for us too as the consultant!


The thing you have to always remember with hostess coaching is that you are the teacher and she is the student.  She is not selling in direct sales and even if she is or has…..she probably doesn’t know what you do.  🙂  She is the key to your business and you MUST help her!  So what are we waiting for?!  Let’s get to work!

The first thing I want you do is take the time to check out this FB event.  This was put together in January of 2016 so the photos may be older. BUT the content is good!  Take notes and revisit it often!



Ok, so one of the first things that you want to focus on is a theme:

One of the first steps of hostess coaching the home party for me from now on is themed parties! I am adding this as the first step to cause excitement and draw more people!  I can not tell you enough how much this helps in adding more guests to the party!  It cause way more excitement for the hostess and the guests if done right.  Get the guests involved.  Give them tickets if they bring a chocolate treat to share or dress up as the theme.


Next up you want to send out these 3 step forms to your hostess as follows:

Check out the  3 step Hostess Coaching LINKS!! This was so easy ladies! You can do it too! Once you get it done it will be so easy to just do a few switching around in your folders each month. Swap some pictures and videos and boom you are done!


Hostess Coaching #1…/1FAIpQLSf109BD-pvzjsy2ut…/viewform

(#1 goes out as soon as you book the party or 2 weeks out)

Hostess Coaching #2…/1FAIpQLSeO2znBKYr_isqYTb…/viewform

(#2 goes out about a week before the party)

Hostess Coaching #3…/1FAIpQLSdDZDNL6YjmRlVWcN…/viewform

(#3 goes out after the party when you are ready to close)

Ladies!!! If I can do this I swear you can too!!!! This is going to be good!!!! I am so ready to start coaching my hostesses to better parties!!!


Ok, so now you have gotten some good training so here are some other great resources:

Hostess Packets Documents:

Hostess Coaching Documents:

Next up is Redstamp


If you are not using Redstamp you are missing out on a great way to hostess coach and help her send her invites.

Here is a step by step guide on how to use Redstamp:

*****IMPORTANT*******Last but not least here is an additional blog on what NOT to do and why the blended approach is so important to help your hostess understand:

Relationships are so key when working on hostess coaching with your hostess.  Talk to her often, send her fun happy mail, check in on her and help her out.  You can do this.  Be consistent.  Get a plan.  Make that hostess happy and watch your paycheck grow!

Is FB Your Friend or Enemy for your direct sales business?


But first let’s talk about why I believe it is the enemy to majority of consultants when starting up your business.


You’ve gotten that bright pink new box in the mail and you are ready to tell the world all about it.  This is a good thing!  Take a picture of the box and post it on your personal profile and tell everyone how excited you are for your new business adventure!

But…..beware of jumping on board to make your VIP Customer FB group just yet.  This is the #1 mistake I see in so many consultants and why I believe many of them FAIL.  Yes I am going to say it again because it is worth repeating.  The #1 reason I see consultants FAIL is because of their excitement to make a VIP Customer FB group.

But why?  It is so easy to find so many pictures and ideas and fun games.  The Thirty-One FB groups out there to get ideas and photos are endless.  And then don’t even get started on Pinterest and the infinite number of ideas there.  Yes, when done well a customer group can be amazing.  But we will talk about the good parts later.  Let’s get back to the reason it will make you FAIL.

Here it is.  Here is the down and dirty reasons I believe you should STOP right there and wait for your customer group or at least know why I think it can FAIL you.

  1. It is a Crutch.
  2. It is a False Sense of Hope.
  3. It is Lazy.
  4. It is truly an art form that is VERY hard to learn.
  5. Your friends and family truly don’t care about it.

So let’s break these down one by one.

  1. Crutch – Most of you will see it as your way to communicate with everyone instead of taking the time to reach out to your family and friends as individual people that you care about.  I can not tell you enough how much the key to this business is RELATIONSHIPS.  The only way you are going to build relationships is if you pick up the phone, send out personal texts or personal messages on FB that mean something or meet face to face.  These are all personal.  A Book With Me Now picture in your FB customer page for 200 people to see is NOT PERSONAL.  Posting on FB is taking more time than you realize too.  How much time did you just spend searching for that picture?  Did you get distracted and find something else shiny?  Did you end up scrolling through your feed when you swore up and down you were just going to get on FB for business?   The only way you are going to really book parties consistently is if you build relationships and you personally ask.  You can not let your FB customer group be your crutch to the outside world.  You have to get personal.  You have to.
  2. It is a False Sense of Hope – I can not count the times I have been talking to a consultant who is down in the dumps because she can’t book a party and I ask questions and do some digging only to find out her only means of doing so is by posting on her FB Customer group page.  She then proceeds to tell me how she has no interaction in her group.  No one plays her games unless she is giving something away.  No one likes the posts.  No one comments.  Her friends are duds.  They just don’t do anything.  Well, from a director’s stand point I will be blatantly honest here.  I want to pull my hair out!!!!!!!  I want to scream from the top of my lungs and tell you to shut it down.  Stop right there.  But for starters we wouldn’t be off to a very good start with our relationship and you would probably think I was crazy. (And I am crazy but you will learn if you haven’t already that I am a different kind of crazy.  Not usually mean crazy. lol) Secondly, I have to own up to the fact that I failed you.  I didn’t teach you the rights and wrongs about FB and how hard it truly is.  You see the thing about your Customer Group on FB is that the basic idea you need to have in your head for the moment is that it is a COMMERCIAL.  When was the last time that you were sitting in your living room watching a commercial about Laundry Detergent that looked so good to you that you stopped watching the movie you were watching, got dressed, got in the car, went straight to the store and bought that detergent right then and there because you just had to have it?   You have never done that I have guessed.  But the next time you went to the store you did remember that you wanted it and you bought it.  Well, I do like to think our totes, bags and purses are way more exciting then laundry any day but the point is still the same.  I am more than likely not going to see your post in your customer group about booking a party and right then and there  say, “yes ME ME pick me”.  I may however start to get the idea in my head and think about the last tupperware party I was at in 1999 and how it would be fun to have a party again.  Then before you know it.  “Oh look at how cute Susie Smith’s new baby is.  She will be such a great mom.”  “Why does John Johnson always have to post about political things?” “No, I do not want to feed your animals in farmville”.  Distracted.  They moved on to something else.  BUT instead if they are in fact seeing your commercials you have to ask them personally!!!  Personally!!  Texts, calls, personal messages and in person.
  3. It is Lazy – Let’s be really honest here.  You don’t want to work.  You don’t want to pick up the phone. (OK, that one is more of a fear more often then not then just being lazy).  You think it will take forever to text each person that you know or all of your customers.  This is my big buzzer here…….AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!  Wrong!!  Remember how we talked about how you would get distracted on FB while you were looking for all of these beautiful pictures?  Well it happened again.  In the amount of time it took you to look up that picture I am willing to bet you that you could have sent out at least 50 texts.  I am telling you copy and paste can be REALLY fast.  Make a nice personal message and copy and paste it but take the time to quickly plug their name in the message.  It is super easy.  I swear.  If you like lazy.  This is lazy but effective!!  And if you want to make it personal.  Be personal!!  Ask them about their day. Ask them about their kids.  Ask them about work.  Asking questions is more likely to get a response.  NO more excuses. NO more being lazy.  Let’s do some real work and message and call people personally.
  4.  Art Form – FB is not easy.  Like google we don’t know how to crack all of the codes.  We don’t know all of the reasons it shows you some people’s posts and not others.  There are times of the day that are better to post then others.  There are advertising techniques that work for one generation but not others.  There are things that some think are interesting and some that aren’t.  There are rules and rules and more rules.  The list goes on and on and on of how to be effective on FB.  And here is me being super transparent.  I have been in this business as of today 3 years and 5 months and I still have hardly a clue how FB really works and how to be effective in my customer FB group.  But in 3 1/2 years I have averaged 6 parties a month with $3000+ a month in personal volume (PV) and have become an Executive Director.  I did NOT do this by putting all of my bank in my VIP Customer FB group.  I got personal.  I still get personal.  I build relationships.  I like people.  I talk to them.  I message them. I show them I care.  If you are ready to study FB hard and find some books and seminars and teach me all about it I am all in!  Please do!  But until we really know what we are doing let’s just dabble in it.  Let’s not put all of our time and efforts into FB.
  5. Friends and Family Don’t Care – This one can be hard to swallow.  But they don’t.  They bought a bag from you.  If you were lucky they had a party for you.  They smiled and told you good luck when you told them you were starting a new business.  But on the inside they more often than not said, “She is not going to make it.  No one makes any money in these businesses.  She is just going to end up with a bunch of bags,”  In fact did you ask them if they wanted to be in your customer group?  Or did you just add them in there because you assumed?  Let’s go back to the name of the group.  It is called a VIP Customer Group.  Do you see that name Customer.  That is who needs to be in this group.  Customers.  People WHO have asked to be in the group.  People that WANT to be in the group.  People that YOU have asked to be in the group and they said yes.  Once you get to the point that you have a large group of customers in the group that are there because you want them to be that is where it gets fun.  That is where you will get more interaction.  Not a lot.  Not enough still to rely on for your business.  But a good start.

So there it is.  The many reasons I think FB is not going to help you but instead assist you in FAILING.  It sounds ugly I know.  But I have watched it all time and time again.  There are nothing but true stories here.  No fiction in this writing.


Ok, so I promised you I would tell you how it can be good.  Again if I am being transparent here I am not that good at it either.  But I will share with you the few things I do know.

Oh, and please remember that it is a commercial.  You are working on really good commercials.  Entertainment per say.

  1. People like “real” pictures.
  2. Be sneaky.
  3. Use the 80/20 rule.
  4. Do a giveaway.
  5. Have a sale.
  6. Be consistent.
  7. Bundle parties.
  8. Opportunity Events.
  9. Have fun.
  10. Don’t get your feelings hurt.


  1. Real Pictures – Plain and simple.  We are drawn to pictures of kids, pets, beautiful scenery, etc.  They will like pictures of your items in use.  The inside of your purse.  What you put in your Large Utility Tote. Your kids taking their lunch to school in their thermal and yes, even what is in it.  Be real.  Be authentic.
  2. Be Sneaky – Every chance you get have thirty-one in your pictures.  Taking a picture of your kids at their ball game.  Have the thermal sitting next to them.  Taking  a picture of a road trip.  Post the bags that helped get you there.  Put it every where!  And don’t forget the jewelry too.
  3. 80/20 rule – The rule of thumb for your business on FB is to post 80% of personal/fun/recipes/orgnaizing/diy/pinterest/helpful/funny type posts to the 20% selling/booking/recruiting.  This means that 8 out of 10 posts are NON thirty-one.  Yup, non thirty-one.  You are instead helping them with recipes and DIY.  Or posting funny memes.  Having fun!  NON Thirty-One.  You then get 2 of 10 posts to talk about thirty-one.  The end.  You can not drown them in thirty-one.
  4. Giveaway- Now don’t give away the bank but it will draw the people.  Be consistent.  Some do it once a month. Some once a week.  It is your business and you decide.  But make it purposeful.  Do it because they add more people with permission to your group.  Or do it if they order “x”.  Or play some fun booking game.  But this will keep people paying attention and waiting for the fun.  Change it up.  Do not keep doing the same type of games either.  And DO not giveaway the bank.  Give discounts on orders.  Or extra stash you have laying around.
  5. Flash Sale/Auction – Once you have established a stash like many of us from retired items, extra specials and free items you are ready for a sale.  This will again draw people to your page like crazy if you do it right.  Treat it like a party.  Hostess Coach yourself just like you would any other hostess.  So yes, text, call, message, etc.  DO Not rely on just the event you make!!!!!!!!!!!!   Read this blog called the Death of the FB event (yes I sound like a hate FB but I do actually love it for other reasons lol) to see all about hostess coaching.
  6. Be consistent – I can not tell you enough how this is key to your group.  You can not go from posting 3x a day to not posting for a week and then wonder why no one pays attention.  When you are really ready to take FB seriously you have to invest in a program like or  Plain and simple.  You do not have the time to post 3x a day and be consistent.  You don’t.
  7. Bundle Parties – These are part of being consistent.  You post the bundles all in one album and hold a party of your own for 3-4 days over the weekend and giveaway the hostess benefits like a mystery hostess party.  Do you get huge sales every month from these?  Sometimes but sometimes you get nothing.  But remember it is a really good commercial.  I bet they looked.  And they saw more items that interested them.  You planted a seed.  Do it every month like clock work.  Be consistent.  Mark your calendar and put the party in your back office every month.
  8. Opportunity Events – These are a surprise element.  You never know if you don’t ask is the motto here.  Hold an opportunity event once a month or every other month in your group.  Trust me on this one.  You will be surprised at who joins in on these. Some events will have none.  Some events will have tons. But the key here is consistency.  A good commercial again.
  9. Have Fun –  Key element.  That 80% has to be fun and interesting.  Use pinterest.  Find groups that you like and copy them.  I am part of some coupon groups and such that I find fun and interesting because they give me great tips.  Find things like this that interest you and copy them.  But make it FUN.
  10. Feelings Hurt – It isn’t personal.  If they aren’t liking or commenting it doesn’t mean they don’t like you.  It means something isn’t working right.  You haven’t broken the code yet on how to make FB work for you.  It isn’t easy.  It can be done.  But it is a commercial it is not feelings.

Well there you have it.  My long winded, somewhat rant about FB.   Will you let it FAIL you?

Danielle Johnson

Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

#thirty-one #31 #thirtyone #thirty-onegifts #31bags #thirtyonebags #facebook #directsales



Death of the FB Event

Why Personal Invitations Are Important

How many parties have you had where 10 people are coming and only 3 show up?

How many times have you found out that your hostess only invited 20 people?

How many times have you had to start the party 15,30 even 45 minutes late?

If you answered yes to any of these questions than you need to reevaluate what YOU are doing.  Ladies, there are some things we can put up to “it wasn’t our fault” but……more often than not the answers to the above questions are all about us and what we are doing or not doing wrong with hostess coaching.

Before we dig into this topic please watch this short video I made about FB events as an invite being the



  1. 20-25% of how many you invite will come to the party.  So if you invite 20 only 4-5 will come.  Invite 40 and 8-10 will come.
  2. We have to assume our hostesses know nothing.  Let’s face it.  This isn’t their job (remember it is ours).  They aren’t in DS (direct sales).  And if they were I am going to assume they weren’t successful.  Because that is honestly the song and dance I usually see and hear.
  3. Not everyone listens to voicemail.
  4. Not everyone opens emails.
  5. Not everyone opens private messages on FB.
  6. But, texts are opened almost always immediately.
  7. And mail with hand written addresses on the envelope are opened immediately.
  8. People are forgetful.
  9. People don’t RSVP like they used to.
  10. People procrastinate.
  11. People are rude.

So, let us dig into each of these topics one at a time.

  1. 1.  How many people should a hostess invite?  40 minimum.  I push for 50+ and I tell her why.  I tell her the math of 20-25%.  I completely give her the numbers and relate it to her $600 minimum party we are shooting for.  Because the average guest spends $60=$70/  Remember we have to assume she knows nothing.  I urge her to think of her invites as if she was having a baby, getting married or having an open house for graduation.  Because we all have those hostesses who claim they don’t know anyone.  Pull out that FRANKS and explain it to her.  Guaranteed she knows plenty of people.
  2. Explain, explain, explain.  And then follow up, follow up and follow up.  Remember it is our job to tell our hostess exactly what she needs to do to get people at her party.  We have to truly coach her.  And with that we have to make her feel special!   Because remember this is all about building relationships.  And don’t forget hostesses are our #1 recruits and truly the key to our business.  Without them we have nothing.
  3. Voicemail and talking on the phone are becoming a thing of the past.  Tell your hostess to call still.  She should know the ones who will answer the phone. The ones she talks to on a regular basis.  Talking on the phone to a live person is a great way to invite.  But remind her that not everyone listens to voicemail.  It tends to be a generation thing.  The younger the guests the more they will be texters not callers.
  4. Email is truly becoming a thing of the past.  Weaving through the 100s of emails we all get a day is honestly annoying.  But remember that word “blended” we need to still send out the emails.  Because some women with a 9-5 job for instance use their emails faithfully and will indeed see this invite and cherish it among the 100s of dreadful emails they receive in one day.
  5. FB messenger can be a good or a bad thing.  Some live on FB and the minute you message them voila they are responding.  Some have this fear of messenger on their phone and won’t use it.  And they never get on their laptop they only use their phone.  So again, it can be an option but not the only option.  There is that word “blended” again.
  6. Our Redstamp is AMAZING.  If you aren’t using it you are missing out.  Redstamp invites are pretty amazing.  I mentioned texts are opened.  And more often than not they are responded to.  One more way to use that “blended” approach.
  7. Snail Mail.  In my opinion it is still one of the best ways to invite.  Who doesn’t like to receive something in the mail that isn’t a bill?  I know I do!  When I get something that has handwriting on the outside I think it must be my birthday or a holiday.  I always know it will be from my Aunt Nancy because she is the only one who sends me anything anymore lol.  But truly I love it. So get those addresses from your hostess and send her invites.  Side Note – She is going to tell you she doesn’t have their addresses.  YAY!  That is a great thing!!  Why?  Because she now needs to contact them and tell her she is having a party and needs their address.  Hello invitation #1 already happened by her contacting them to get the addresses!!  Yay!  Yay!  Yay! This is what we want!!!
  8. People are forgetful!  They do not write things down.  They don’t pay attention.  This is where that blended word is key!  We need to literally be inviting them to the party a minimum of 3 times.  And probably different ways each time.  So here is an example.  1.  Your hostess sends out the private messages on FB, calls and texts her friends to tell them about the party and that she needs their addresses,  2. She gets you the addresses and you send her invites.  3.  You send her a redstamp as a reminder a few days before the party.  Now is that enough?  Probably not still.  I would recommend sending a redstamp also in the time before you send out the mailed invites.  And don’t forget the emails from our back office too.
  9. After all of that does the hostess still know how many people are coming?  Probably not.  Because she still probably looked at that FB event you made her and can see 8 people coming.  And yup, one is you and one is her so that really leaves 6.  AND those 6 people only clicked join because they were curious!!!!  She has yet to TALK to them.  You want to encourage her to literally make contact with all 50+ people that she invited and confirm if they are really coming or not!!!  People have become rude (more about this later) and they don’t RSVP anymore.  They just don’t.
  10. Procrastinate.  They wait.  They don’t reply.  They don’t respond.  They wait.  Enough said.  Call them.  Text them.  Have your hostess make them feel wanted at the party!  Remind her to tell them why she wants them there and how she misses them and would like to catch up 🙂
  11.  Rude.  Let’s face it.  People are rude.  They don’t pay attention to invites.  They don’t RSVP.  And they certainly don’t show up on time.  So this is one more area you have to take control of your business.  The party starts when you say it starts.  And you make sure your hostess knows that.  Make sure she tells her guests you will be starting at the said time. I have been personally doing a party at 6:30 and knowing in my head that I will start at 6:45.  But NO later.  I don’t care if it is me and the hostess.  I want to show her that my time is valuable.  And this is my job.  And remember she is our best recruit.  So everything we show her matters.  But again it is our job to make sure that hostesses knows our time is valuable and we will be starting on time.  Make sure she knows you want her to express this to the guests.

One of the most important jobs we have is to hostess coach.  We must explain everything.  We must stay in constant contact with that hostess.  If she is saying only 3 people are coming.  Ask her how many she invited.  Explain to her everything I just told you.  Make sure she knows why you want to invite so many different ways and so many different times.  And make her feel special.  Send her a card in the mail before the party as a reminder of what she needs to do.  Send her a thank you card in the mail after the party.

But whatever you do DON’T LET HER THINK HER FB EVENT IS THE INVITATION TO THE PARTY!!  In my opinion it is a last resort and you must tell your hostess it is advertising not inviting!

A night with Home Office’s Renee Brown

I love learning!  I don’t know about you but I think it is exciting.  It makes me feel young and new again.  Last night some of us had the pleasure of meeting with Renee from Home Office and we walked away with so many new tips.  My party will literally be taking on a new overhaul!!  I am ready to embrace this new adventure with a new party.  Am I scared?  Yes I am!  I am a creature of habit and and change is scary!  But am I excited?  Heck yea!! I can do this and so can you!!  So here we go ladies!  Here are some tips from the top!

Name Tags – Why would I bother?

  • Do you know all of your guests?  Probably not.  So when they walk in the door this is your first connection with them.  Find out their name and find out what they are there to shop for.  Then code their name tag with Y- Just for You, H- Just for Home or F- Just for Family.  Then voila you have more connections for later and you started a relationship.
  • During the party as you are showing product…..yup, you guessed it.   Reach out to those ladies who have a Y as you show the purses.
  • And the checkout begins.  Use their name ladies.  As many times as you can appropriately.  Studies show we LOVE to hear our name.  We have heard it from birth so it makes sense.  It takes at least 3x to hear our name from the same person before we gain their trust and open up.  Compliment them.  Who doesn’t love to hear praise.  Now here is the fun part.  Did they order in the Y if they said they were?  Probably not.  As women we tend to take care of everyone else and leave “us” out.  So point that out.  Make her realize she deserves items for her.  And if not today on this order…..maybe………at her own party?  Or maybe doing what you do?  You never know if you don’t ask!

Stapled Opportunity Flier

Staple it to everyone’s receipts.  Everyone?  That sounds expensive!!!

  • Well, they do cost 35 cents a piece before shipping and tac so let’s say 40 cents a piece.  Multiply that by 10 people and that makes $4 per party.  And 1 in every 8 will say Yes.  Hmmmmm….I don’t know about you but if someone told me I could get a recruit for $4 I would be buying her!!!!  (not that they are for sale…..tehehehehe…..but you get what I mean!)
  • So I get to just staple the brochure and voila I will have new recruits jumping on my team?  No, I wish it were that simple but it isn’t.  That is way to passive.  So, of course you already talked to her about it as you stapled it to her receipt.  AND….you are going to tell her you are going to call her in a couple of weeks to check in on her order AND talk to her about the brochure.  And you don’t want to be a liar do you?  So you better be calling her in a couple of weeks!  Pink Glove Service combined with accountability for you!!  And be ready for those No’s BUT with those No’s it just takes 1 Yes to get your team rolling!!!  And make sure you heard the word NO.  Excuses are not NO.  They are opportunities for you to find solutions for her excuse.

Make Your Party Look Easy

Here it is ladies.  You are going to see me completely change my party.  Upside down and inside out.  I will NOT be taking one of everything from the catalog……gah…..even typing it was hard to do!  So what is that I am going to do?   Well, that is a work in progress and I promise I will blog about that later.  But I do know I am going to use these tips on what to bring:

  • Our #1 selling items – LUT, ZOUT and items from the top 20 list.  Where do I find this list? On the 411!  Your 411 tells you every month what items are selling.  So ladies these are what people want to see! (My weekly News and Notes usually has this list also) A lot of these items you can be using at the party.  Your mobile office.  The bag you carry things in with.
  • Specials – Current and upcoming for the customer and the hostess
  • Hostess Specials
  • What the hostess wants to see.  Yes!  Make her happy!  Ask her what she wants to see!  Hello relationships ladies.  Take it a step further and ask her what she thinks her friends and family would like to see.

OK, so what do I do if they want to see something that isn’t something I brought to the party?  I will lose a sale!  No you won’t.  If they really are interested they will just buy it!  ……but maybe I should have it in the car to show them if they need to?  DO NOT be at their beck and call.  Does this look easy to be you?  Would you want to sign up to sell?  Probably not if your job looks to hard.  AND…..what if you go to the car and get the item and they say, “oh, I am so glad I saw it.  I don’t want to buy it now!”   Oh no!!  You just lost a sale!!

So here is the thing ladies.  Not only should your party be simple because it will make your life easier.  BUT…..your hostesses and guests will want to be you!  If you look like they can do it too then they will consider joining!  But if your job looks  like too much work they will not think they want to do it or that they CAN to id!  Keep it simple.  Make your job look like something they would want to do and can do!

10-15 minute presentation

Gulp……this will be really hard for me.  I can’t lie.  For me personally I am going to take baby steps and try for 25 minutes.  lol  But the point is again, you want to make your job look easy!  All that I can say for this one from me is stay tuned.   I promise I will blog about it later.  In the mean time ladies I challenge you to shorten your presentations.  BUT don’t leave out seeds, seeds, seeds.

Ask Me About My Job

Oh geez!  This crazy Renee lady seriously turned my party upside down!  I have been doing double tickets if you ask me about my job.  And I have LOVED it.  Everyone asks questions.  They all sound interested.  Yay!  But I have noticed this trend with my recruits…..they all want to be kit nappers.  I think I may have figured out why….because they all ask me what they have to do to stay active.  And I gladly tell them they only have to have $200 every 3 months……and there you go.  The kit nappers delight.  Now, I was a kit napper or so I thought.  So I am not saying that we don’t want kit nappers.  But we want all walks of the business.  So instead of asking me about my job.  I am going to come up with my own commercial about what I want them to know about my job instead.  Don’t ask me what yet!  lol  Again, I PROMISE once I try a few new things I will keep you posted and blog about it.  Because we HAVE to still plant those seeds.  But I want the seeds to be my info.!!  Stay tuned 🙂

Secret to getting your girls qualified

Simple – Find out their why.

  • If they want free product?  Then help them get that Startswell.
  • If they want money.  What for?  What would they spend an extra $250 a month on?  And help them get the amount they need.
  • If they want the kit only.  Find out!  And ask them what else you can help them with and get that relationship still built.  They may want more for free.  They may want money.  They may not know it yet.

Timing of Your Party

Have you ever had a party that doesn’t start for 30 even 45 minutes after it is supposed to?  Gah…me too!  And it is dreadful.  This is your business and your time.  And time is money ladies!  So what do we need to do about it.  Communicate!  Make sure the hostess knows exactly when the party is starting. I personally tell her the party starts at 6:30 for all invitations, etc. before the party.  But….I know in my mind only that I will start promptly at 6:45.  And no later.  It doesn’t matter if it is you and the host.  You start that party.  You are teaching that hostess about your job.  And you want her to know this is your business just like any other important business or job out there.  And remember, hostesses make the best recruits. So before the party make it very clear in hostess coaching that you will be starting on time.  Take control of YOUR party.

Timing of you LEAVING Your Party

Once again, time is money.  When you are done with your party you tell the guests how long you will be there.  They can continue drinking and chatting after you are gone you tell them.  But you do not have to be the last one to leave.  You have control.  Tell them they have 30 minutes to shop while you start your one on one full service checkouts for anyone who is ready.


So there it is ladies.  My party will be upside down and inside out by tomorrow and I can’t lie…..I am scared!  But change is good!  And I am ready for something new!  I am ready for the challenge!  Are you?



Hello Dazzling Diamonds!

Hello and Welcome!!

While FB is great for communicating this will be a great place for me to be able to organize our files, blog and add videos, start off our new consultants strong and much more!!  I am so excited to have this for our team!

I am looking forward to it and I hope you are too!