Being in direct sales it baffles me that on the daily I still get added to 5-10 groups! I love to support, friends, family, teammates and other consultants in DS companies; HOWEVER, and I say HOWEVER, no matter WHO YOU ARE, I will not support you if you don’t personally invite me. I will remove myself, and continue to remove myself no matter how many times you add me back. This isn’t just the way that I feel this is the way your friends and family feel too! You don’t want people to run from you in person or electronically because you spam them with your parties.
I am diligent in my efforts to make sure my hostesses know and completely understand that they HAVE TO send personal messages inviting their friends and family to their party. I also do events so that just in case I have a hostess that doesn’t follow my direction or doesn’t fully understand the importance of making personal invites so their friends don’t feel spammed. You would not believe how many parties I get invited to, even from people in my own company and I get no invite! PEOPLE, invites are important. I repeat…. Invites are important! If you want free stuff and hostess rewards you have to put in the time to make it personal for your friends and family (or random people you invite hoping they will purchase from your party).
There are two lessons to be learned!
- No matter what company you are a consultant/stylist/rep/distributor for you need to stress to your hostesses the important of shooting a text, or Facebook message saying hey, why they invited them, what they think their friends will love about the product or even what they love about the product and that they would love for them to come and participate. You wouldn’t have a party at your house and expect your friends to just show up, if you never sent them an invite telling them you were having a party and why you are having a party.
- If YOU ARE the hostess, regardless of what your consultant tells you or if they coach you on how to be awesome or not, you BETTER invite/message your friends and family. Take time to personally message them. If you take the time to message them they are going to take the time to show up. If they show up, feel the love from you they will be more likely to purchase and you will be more likely to get hostess rewards!
Run your business RIGHT and your friends and family will still support your efforts!! Teach your hostesses to communicate and do the RIGHT thing and both of you will reap the rewards. IF you are going to run parties in some capacity, don’t be a spammer no one likes that and it ruins online parties for everyone!