Wanna win $500 cash?

26 Mar

Women's Lifestyle Event

We are so excited for our first Women’s Lifestyle Event tomorrow night. One thing about putting events together is that it is very rewarding when you hear people say that they got new business from it.

It is hard.event [planning that is. Always wanting to make sure it is as successful as you hoped it would be. We are happy to have two sponsors for this event:

Tresha Barrett , MSW and Holistic Births and Beginnings will be speaking and offering a mini yoga class during our break out sessions.

We have many amazing exhibitors from financial, personal and business coaches. Services like teeth whitening, chiropractic (spinal checks), laser weight loss. And of course shopping. Vendors include kitchen tools, jewelry, home decor, fragrance, handbags, baby and soon to be mom services like Doula services through Holistic Births and Beginnings and Diaper Parties by Liz.

Complimentary hor’devours will be served. Cash Bar. Most importantly when people register and attend they are entered in drawings as well as our $ cash giveaway sponsored by us, Home Party Divas, LLC

You do not want to miss this. So join us at  6 pm tomorrow night. Register here- www.homepartydivas.net/register. Mention the person you referred you or just say Home Party Divas sent ya!

xo

Debbie

 

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Theme Party Ideas Not Found on Most Lists

20 Mar

Do a search on home party ideas or home party themes and you’ll likely find a number of existing lists of ideas. Many of the lists contain the same standard beach party or chocolate lover’s party ideas. These are actually some fun ideas, but you’ve already hosted or considered one of these parties, right? Now you are searching for something different that not everyone is doing; time to spice it up a bit. If you want a fun, memorable party, do a “Tacky Party” theme.

Think tacky, tacky, tacky – the tackier, the better! Tell guests to dress tacky, but if they question what that means, don’t elaborate. This is the fun part.  Some may arrive mismatched, some a little promiscuous, and others just bizarre and weird. Seeing their individual interpretations of tacky is just part of the fun. I’ve heard of one guest who refused to participate in the tacky dress portion, but came to the party anyway. Some of the other guests really thought she’d put an effort into dressing tacky, when actually she was wearing her every day clothes. Whoops!

The winner of the tackiest outfit will get a prize, which is also tacky, such as an inexpensive sparkly lawn flamingo from a local craft store. I note this goes against everything I preach, about if you’re going to give away anything to make sure it is a product from your own catalog.  I’m assuming you probably don’t sell tacky items.  So, this is one exception to the rule. You can still send your guests home with a swag bag containing samples of your fabulous products, though.

Print the invitations on scrap paper left over from the neighborhood yard sale or from someone else’s sale flyer, such as what you may find in your weekly free newspaper. Just put a big “X” on the back to cross out the other sale information.

The hostess can serve tacky foods such as Pop Tarts, Slim Jim’s, prunes, Little Debbie snacks, generic, off-brand soda and wine in a box; even better if she has leftover party plates and napkins from her kid’s birthday parties. If not, these are usually available at thrift stores for pennies. Your hostess will love this idea because it’s so easy to prepare the refreshments. How much effort does it take to break up a few Pop Tarts and open up Little Debbie snacks?!

As the consultant, you should participate in the theme as well. Wear a skirt with gym socks and high heels; make a t-shirt using a Sharpie and every single home party slogan you have ever heard, such as “Earn Some Free When You Party with Me” or “Is Money Low? Book a Show” or “I wish I may, I wish I might, have all the products I see tonight!”  You could try “Just Book a Show” or “Join My Team.”  Individually, these slogans are not so bad, but when you have a dozen different ones, it is definitely tacky. Check out the stickers at: thebooster.com, if you need more ideas.

If your hostess really wants her party to be remembered for years to come, she can decorate her front yard with a clothes line featuring giant granny panties and a bra, broken lawn chairs, old tires, and an empty case of beer.

Fun times! If it’s a little too over the top for you, remember that theme parties can be as big or as little as you like. I personally think if you’re going to play, then play big.  You can still have a fun “Tacky Party” if you scale it down a bit. If your guests are having fun, it’s contagious and they’re more likely to buy more. It’s win/win!

xo

Debbie

Join Home Party Divas today for coaching, support, advertising and support for only $19.97 a month.

Debbie Shulman, Owner of Home Party Divas is a mom of 4 and a happy wife in a happy life. Lives in Florida. She loves direct sales and feels it is the best way to own a business without a large investment.

Communication Style Compatibility is Key When Shopping for a Sponsor

6 Mar

What’s your preferred method of communication? Face to face? Phone? Email or text?  Most of us tend to lean more toward one style over the other. Some are strongly opposed to texting or to using the phone. Before you sign up with a particular sponsor is the time to find out if your communication styles are compatible.

He may be smart, experienced and appear to be a good fit for you; but if you really learn best by talking on the phone or don’t check your email very often; and your sponsor is glued to the computer it could pose a problem. Wouldn’t you rather find out about the communication conflict before you finalize your enrollment?

That is not to say that just because your preferred methods are not the same that you won’t be able to build a successful business.  There are plenty of people who can adapt to any method of communication and therefore this becomes a moot point. Nonetheless, it’s still something worthy of discussion during your investigation and research stage.

If the sponsor you want to sign with does indeed communicate opposite of your preference, only you can decide if this is a deal breaker.  Two factors to consider in your decision process:

1.  If you really prefer telephone over email but seem drawn to a sponsor who prefers email, you will need to figure out a way to live with email communication and to check your email more frequently or find someone who is more of a phone person. Be realistic.

2. If you’ve found someone who in all other aspects is a good fit, then simply ask them if they have anyone else in their downline who is more of a phone communicator. The theory behind this is that you would still have access to your “first choice” and to any team meetings or websites, plus you would also have a direct sponsor who communicates in the manner you prefer.  This may be an ideal situation for all.

Lastly, in addition to discussing the preferred communication style of your potential sponsor, ask about availability – specifically how early or how late the sponsor accepts communication. If your sponsor is on a different time zone or is an early bird and you’re a night owl, this also could prove to be a problem.

Choose wisely, as most direct sales party plan companies do not allow you to switch sponsors once you have enrolled.

xo

Debbie

Join Home Party Divas today for coaching, support, advertising and support for only $19.97 a month.

Debbie Shulman, Owner of Home Party Divas is a mom of 4 and a happy wife in a happy life. Lives in Florida. She loves direct sales and feels it is the best way to own a business without a large investment.