I do every show with the same dedication no matter if I believe the guests have huge checkbooks or small checkbooks. Every client is equally as important. I love it when my teaching to my unit members shows what I call "an investment in your future". If you expect huge sales at every show and then get disappointed if the show doesn't live up to your expectations it is very easy to get discouraged. -
I had a unit member that was all excited about a show she was having on a Friday evening with 5 guests. She called me the next day disappointed because only 2 ended up attending with sales of only $60. (Ones that could not show did apologize and planned on ordering and two actually offered to hold a show because they had really wanted to attend but couldn't because of other things that had come up. I tried to cheer her up and assured her that just because the show had ended didn't mean the end of what could continue to happen. Well today she called me and thank me for my explanation and education and for not allowing her just to complain but listened and understood- because (as she put it - you were right) - the total of the outside orders from the guests that couldn't make it were $237.50, so with the sales of that night and the outside orders - her sales were just shy of $300 and she has two bookings. Now, all in all - not too shabby for less than a two hour show.
The key is always remember to do your best, share your knowledge of the products and never short change a client because you don't think she is going to be a big spender. Remember, we should always treat everyone has if they had a sign saying "make me feel special". It doesn't say only treat the people that you believe will spend loads of money special.
I believe that we often need to learn and develop patience but we all desire instant gratification.
I beleive we need to not look at a snapshot of a show but the show plus what follows from it. A client that you meet at a show and then becomes a lifelong client is what counts. I believe we look for instant gratification when we should consider our long term overall rewards. We build our business over time, it is just like planting a seed and then watching it grow. If you continue to focus on the activity, the results will follow, if you only focus on $$, you will be disappointed in the end.
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