Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Summer Party Style

I am not sure if the “writer’s block” is lifted but I am starting to get some ideas….

This past weekend was full of Thirty One parties, all in the non-traditional party format.  When people think of “parties” and “direct sales”, they think of the traditional home party.  I don’t know about you but I visual this:


You remember them right… Okay, so maybe I am showing my age here but this was reminiscent of the old time Tupperware party.

Why FB parties Saturday night was a Facebook party.. all the new rage.  Everyone (okay, almost everyone) is on Facebook and a part of social media.  This is how we connect with people all over the world – old friends, family, business colleagues, etc.  What better way to have a party then to be at home or on the road and still enjoy the party.  Then if you can’t join us live, you can go back and check out the party when it is convenient for you.

Karen 31B  Sunday was a “pool party” Thirty One style – kids in the pool, adult drinks in cooler, snacks, friends and Thirty One – perfect mix. We set this up as an Open House complete with paper invites, Facebook event and invites as well as an online party.  Everything was set-up and people played with bags, viewed the catalog and ordered.  To me a successful party is not just about the size of the party but it is also about booking future parties.  Sunday was a hit with sales that made the hostess happy AND at least 2 definite parties, 1 potential party and 1 potential fundraiser.

trunk party A trunk party is something that I have been offering for awhile and has proven successful for several hostess.  Basically, I park the car in a parking lot or at a field, open the trunk and instant party!  This is a great way to  have an office party outside during your lunch break.  Attend a lot of sporting events for the kids in the summer – why to try this type of party.

What is YOUR Summer party style?  Match your direct sales party to YOUR hostess.  What works for them?  What better way to provide excellent customer service then to know what time of party fits into your hostess life?

Want to hear more about any of these – email at or check out my VIP Customer group at Hope’s Purse Closet and join in the fun.

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