Throwback Thursday… YES, these were all in the early Thirty One catalogs. Consultants brought boutique shopping to those who didn’t have the time or the money to shop in those cute little shops. I am so glad that we are heading back to our roots…
Here we are in another “J” month. I have heard from my team as well as other consultants – no one wants to party. They are too busy, there are too many DS party plan companies and everyone is on home party burnout. Really?
Is it that our potential hostesses are in “home party burnout” mode or is it you? Have you exhausted your circle of friends and family? Have you moved out of your comfort zone to talk with other people about hosting or your fabulous products? Are you excited or have you gotten bored with your parties and product? Do you still have an emotional connection to your why?
Maybe it is YOU that has “home party burnout”! Let’s be honest, if you were a guest, would you book a party with you? I remember the first time I was challenged to answer that question. WOW! I had to think long and hard about it. We are usually toughest on ourselves but if the answer is NO, then it is time to re-visit your hostess coaching and your party presentation. I have tried many different styles of party presenting – some fun, lots of games, open house, script, no script, everyone else’s script. The truth was that I have tried so many things over the last year or so, I wasn’t sure what style I was most comfortable with anymore. I thought back to my BEST parties, maybe not the biggest sales but the ones where everyone had fun (including me)! What about you, think about that party? What were the things that made it the best?
If you have been doing the same thing and are feeling a little bored, the summer is a great time to try something NEW. Something that will excite YOU and your guests. Maybe a trunk party.
How about a BINGO night.
Get creative – people are busy and the kids are out of school. You may need to find a new way to lock in those parties. If you can flex your schedule – a Saturday morning at the park, a lunchtime office party, coffee (drinks) after work for about an hour – do it! Maybe a summer theme party.
Remember, you never know when your next awesome opportunity is going to arrive, so pull up your boot straps (errr, big girl panties) and remember all the reasons why we do this business. And remember – absolute WORST case scenario….the party is a complete bust- you have some “girl time” with the hostess and make a few new friends.
Graphics courtesy of Christina’s Creations. Which one sounds like fun to you?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day