Hope Wissel

Book to Look

better together

The other night I was blessed to host a “better together” meeting for my Thirty One sisters.  I truly am better together when I am with them.  I had a plan along with a Home Office format and despite my best efforts to prepare, the meeting always follows a path of its own.  The information gets covered but in a way that works for those attending.

We talked about the WOW party format – Welcome, Offer Solutions and Wrap Up.  A new approach to the purse game was presented by one of the attendees.  The “purse game” as I know it by Melissa Fietsam can be seen on YouTube.  The game is played as part of your wrap up after you have explained the hostess benefits – preferably via hostess stacking.


The concept is the same – each guest is asked to take a mini purse AND not to open it.  While the guests are picking one of the cute mini purses, the game is explained.  Each person is given a chance to “book to look” which means they can open the mini purse AFTER they have agreed to book a party.  In the original version, the purses contained “book a party, pick a prize or grand prize”.  For me the results were always so-so.  Often people would play and then if they got book a party, they may or may not have gone through with the booking.

In this version, each purse contains a prize – ranging in value from $5 – $40.  This can vary depending on your budget.  Again, in order to open the purse the individual MUST agree to book a party.   After everyone has taken a purse, you then go around the room and ask each person if they would like to book to look.  If they agree to book, they get to open their purse and see their prize.

The prize is received when they hold their own party.  The additional twist which I think will help to cinch the deal is that the hostess is given the same prize when she attends her friend’s party.  GENIUS!  Yes, there is a slight cost to the consultant BUT you are booking a party which has so much more potential.  If it is product, present the actual product at the winner’s party in your welcome as a booking seed. GENUIS!

As for the prizes, as a Thirty One consultant,  prizes can be product from your inventory stash, an extra monthly special, key fobs, magnets, a percent off an item, a free monthly special with a qualifying purchase or personalization.  There would only be 2 prizes at the $40 level – remember that this is value not your actual cost. Be sure  to stock up with unused specials, during a company sale or purchase a hostess grab bag in business supplies.

Not a Thirty One consultant, the BOOK TO LOOK game can be adjusted to fit your business.  I am also going to use this at my next vendor event and on my Facebook parties.  You can use picmonkey to place numbers on the purses for a graphic to be used during Facebook parties.


Purses can be purchased at the dollar store, craft stores like Michaels or online at Express Yourself.  I LOVE the new take on this game because only the people who are interested to book a party will play.

What is your best booking seed game?  Share it with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel


going FB

It is the time of year that I have a love hate relationship with – catalog change.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all of the NEWESS.  I can’t wait to weed out my inventory and get new product.  I HATE the fact that some of my favorite products are always on the chopping block.  If you are in direct sales in any way – a customer, a hostess, a team member – you totally get this.

Here are three of my favorites that will be leaving us:

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Did you really think I would show you ALL of them today?  Don’t be silly.  You can join my Facebook Retirement Party coming up on July 9th at 8PM.  Click HERE to join in the fun!

A great party tip for catalog change is to have a Last Chance, First Glance or a Book to Look party.  Click HERE for some tips.

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Now, if you were thinking of joining my team, this is a GREAT time to do it!  Why?

#1 The Enrollment kit awaits! You get over $400 in product (plus all the order forms, catalogs, and more to get started) for just $99.

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#2 Host your launch party and enter $600 from July 1 – July 20th, you’re going to earn your 1st Start Swell! You get to choose ONE kit when you submit $600 in your first 30 days. Which one do YOU want?! And in your first 4 months, you have a chance to earn FOUR of these kits!  Each kit includes business supplies.

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#3 In addition to your Start Swell, with $600 in sales between July 1 – July 20th, you will earn Level 1 and Level 2 of Ready Set Sell:

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When you enter $1,200 in sales, you will  get Level 1 and Level 2, PLUS Level 3:


All 3 Ready Set Sell Kits include business supplies.

#4 You will have a chance to buy the Fall Add-On Kit for $40


#5  Ask a friend to join you on your journey. If they join you in your first 4 months, and they they qualify within their Start Swell period, you earn $100 BONUS! There is no limit!!!!


#6 The July customer special = a GREAT start for you!


Everyone will want to host a party because they can get ALL of this for just having a few friends over for a little get together.


Did I mention that these 3 Hostess Exclusives are retiring so it will be the LAST chance to get them for FREE.  The Hostess Specials are LIMITED edition THERMALS!!!

#7 The BEST part is that when you enter that $600 (or $1200) launch party in July, you’re going to earn $150 (or $300) in cold hard cash!! WOOHOO for starting the Thirty One new year with a new ADVENTURE, a new YOU, and a new BUSINESS!

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Did I mention that you get ME too. I am the one in the PINK cowboy hat along with some of my team at Thirty One’s National Conference last year.


I am here to help you on your journey. Let me know if you have an questions about joining Thirty-One. I LOVE to answer questions.  Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Here is how you can reach me:

Website: www.partywithHope.com

Facebook: Hope’s Thirty One Gift Closet

Email: HopeWs31@gmail.com

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