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5 Fun Party Games For Direct Sales


5 Fun Party Games For Direct Sales That Will Boost Your Business

If you are in direct sales, the money is all in the parties you do. You want your hostess and her guests to have as much fun as possible, but at the same time, you need to educate them on and interest them in your products. You may also want to plant the idea of one of them becoming a consultant. Party games can accomplish all of this while providing entertainment to the guests. Here are a few of our favorite games. Give them a try and watch your business grow.

1) Bingo

This is an easy all-time favorite and an easy way to introduce a wide variety of products to the group.

Create some bingo cards by drawing a 4 by 4 box grid on a piece of paper. Write “Free” on the center box. Then write the names of your products on the remaining boxes in random order on each of the bingo cards and make yourself a set of cards with just one of the products on each card. You will use this set of cards to draw the bingo “numbers”. You may want to have a sample of each of the products with you and show it and talk about it when the product is drawn during the bingo game. As in ordinary bingo, the first person who has a row of items checked off wins a prize.

2) Get To Know Each Other Game

This game makes for a nice icebreaker, especially if most of the guests don’t know each other. It can also provide you some clues about who may be a potential prospect.

Pass around a bag of M&Ms. Tell everyone to take as many as they would like. Quickly ask them to count the number of candies in their hand. Each person then takes a turn standing up and telling as many things about themselves and their family as they have M&M’s. Of course no one is allowed to eat their M&Ms until they have had their turn.

3) How Well Do You Know Your Hostess?

Give a piece of paper to each of your guests and have them number it from 1 to 10. Then ask them to answer the following questions.

1) What is your hostess’s favorite color?
2) If she could have any vehicle, what would it be?
3) How many kids does she have?
4) What is her favorite hobby?
5) Who is her favorite actor?
6) What is her favorite animal?
7) What is her favorite TV show?
8) What is her favorite food?
9) What is her favorite scent or smell?
10) If you were in need of something, would your hostess give it to you if she can?

After everyone writes down their answers (including the hostess), read the questions again and have the hostess tell everyone her answers. The other guests mark on their papers if they got it right or wrong. The person with the most write answers wins a small prize or discount on their purchase.

You can change and rearrange any of the questions, but leave the last one in place. It provides a nice lead- in to mention that the hostess will get free product if they purchase a certain amount, and/or book their own parties.

4) Left Right Game

This game is a great way to start a party, right before you go into your presentation. Pass out one or two small gifts. Tell your guests that you will read them a story and that they should pass the gift to the person to the right when they hear the word “right” and to the left when you mention “left. The person holding the gift at the end of the story gets to keep it.

Here is the story:

I left my house and was on my way to (insert hostess’s name) house. But I soon discovered that I had left my directions at home, right by the phone! Well, I knew right away that I needed to have the right directions to (insert hostess’s name) house, so I turned left and I turned left and I turned right and made my way back to my house for the right directions. Sure enough, there they were, right where I had left them, right next to the phone.

Finally, I was on the right track. I arrived right on time and set up my (insert your company name) presentation right over here. You all arrived and sat down. I’m going to get right down to work and tell you about (name of company). I hope nothing will be left out. In a moment I’ll show you our new line of (insert your type of products) products. If you left home with the intention of shopping for gifts tonight, you’ll find we have the right gift for everyone. Think about upcoming birthdays and holidays, we don’t want anyone left out. I’d be happy to help you find the right gift for that special someone.

(Insert name of company) has a (insert number of days) –day return policy. When your merchandise comes in please check it right away. If something is not right please call me right away and you can be sure I will take care of it right away. You don’t want to be left with something you are not 100% satisfied with, right? If you’d like to be a hostess and earn free and discounted merchandise, this is the right time for you to explore hosting a party.

I’m enjoying being here with all of you tonight and I hope you are having fun, too. I know you can’t wait to see if we have that special item you have been looking for, so without further delay I will get right to the point of this party, which is showing you our great products! So, there is really nothing left for me to do except congratulate the winner, right?

5) Ask Me About My Job

This game is a great way to get your guests thinking about joining your company.
Get or make up some tickets.

Tell your guests that for the next 3 minutes you are going to play “ Ask Me About My Job”. The first person to come up with a question will get 3 tickets, the second person will get 2 and every question after that earns one ticket.

You will hear questions like “How long have you been doing this?” and “How many hours a week do you work?” Answer them as positively as possible. Good answers to the questions above would be “I’ve been doing this for 12 months and I’ve never had so much fun” and “ I only work evenings and weekends because I want to be home with my kids”.

After the three minutes are up, tell you guests to hang on to their tickets. You will have another short Q&A session towards the end of the party (your guests will have thought of some additional questions by then). After that have a drawing for a small prize.

This game is a great opportunity for you to teach your guests about your business and they may see how could benefit them.

Give a few of these games a try and put your own spin on them. All of these can easily be adapted and modified to work for you and the particular direct sales company that you represent. Go out there and have fun!

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Direct Selling Consultant’s Office on the Go


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The direct selling distributor who makes a plan to market business everywhere should have an office on-th-go. Distributors who help others with tips will achieve success.

Direct Selling Office

One beauty of striking out as a direct selling consultant is working out of your home in the proverbial home-based office. Not only are you free from the traditional boss, clocking in, office politics and rush hour traffic, you can also work out of your own home, close to your family, with the ability to do things your way. However, it’s essential that you don’t let all of that freedom go to your head. Despite the fact that you get to fire your boss and work from home, the operative word here is “work.” Without a designated office area, not only are you missing out on a potential tax deduction, you also run the risk that your business won’t be taken seriously – not only by others, but by yourself as well. This is why one of the most critical direct selling tips you’ll get is the one that focuses on organizing and outfitting your direct sales consulting home office area. However, while much of your business is operated as a home-based business, as a home party planning consultant, much of what you do will happen away from home.

Distributor “On the Go” Office

As a direct selling distributor, a great deal of your business will be conducted “on the go”. So, while having a fully-functional home-based office is of the utmost importance, one of the direct selling tips you should never underestimate is the essential nature of your mobile office. Fortunately, the technology explosion has made it all the easier to maintain a fully-functional, high-tech office on the go without having to go totally broke in the process. Between affordable laptops and netbooks, ebook readers, cell phones complete with projector display capabilities and wireless internet availability just about anywhere, there’s no reason that you can’t have a state-of-the-art office anywhere you go.

Take some time out to make a list of the absolute essentials and then decide how much you can afford to spend. While new technology comes with the benefit of warranties and other similar protections against risk, buying used computers, laptops and other high-tech equipment can cut down on costs considerably. If cash flow is the biggest impediment to your technology budget, financing is always an option, but you should carefully consider the interest rate you will be charged, the total pay-off cost and how much each item will depreciate once purchased.

Once you’ve narrowed down exactly what you need, take time to get it all organized using totes, briefcases and/or crates that will easily fit into your trunk or backseat. After all, it’s not just having the items you need for your office on the go, but also being able to easily access them when in need!

Direct Selling Training Tips

When a direct selling consultant is organized, plans ahead and is able and willing to market everywhere they go, then they will reach their goals and achieve success. Learn more direct selling tips:
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How To Prevent The Common Risks Of Buying On Ebay


Today, it possible to do as much shopping as you want on the internet. You don’t need to go to a shopping mall to buy products since you can shop on the internet. You can check out many products and compare prices in the comfort of your own home on the internet.

Shopping on the internet has therefore made buying convenient. However, buying goods on the internet is different from buying in a shop where you can touch the product or even try it on. This articles outlines some of the main risks associated with buying on the internet.

– The product may not meet your expectations or may be of poor quality. While buying on Ebay, you are relying on the description provided by the seller or any photos of the products that are on the website. Because you can’t see the product in real life before you pay for it, sometimes when the product is delivered you may discover that it’s not what you expected.

– There is a risk that the seller is not reliable. While buying on Ebay, you have to believe that the seller is trustworthy; has the product as described on Ebay, and that they will ship it to you after you have paid for it. Although most sellers are reliable, some sellers fail to ship the product to the customer or the product they ship is not exactly what they described on Ebay. Of course you can’t be certain that every seller you will deal with is trustworthy, and you simply have to believe that they will be reliable and that they are trustworthy. Ebay allows sellers to be reviewed, so if you buy on Ebay on a regular basis, you may consider buying from sellers with good feedback.

– Some sellers fail to communicate with their customers. It’s possible that after you have paid for something, and if you have questions regarding the product, the seller may not answer your emails.

– There is a risk that even if the seller ships the product, your product may be lost in transit to you or may be damaged. Although this risk is minimal, it can happen.

It’s fun and convenient buying on Ebay. You must however be aware of these risks so that you can successfully shop on Ebay.

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Direct Sales Marketing Definition & Strategy


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What Really Is Marketing?

Many small business owners are in direct sales marketing and yet they have no clue on how to market their business.

The Definition Of Marketing

Marketing is the art, science and skill of creating more and more desire in the market place for your products, opportunity or services.

Direct Sales Marketing Strategy

This video will give you a marketing strategy for your direct selling business that will revolutionize your ability to create cash flow from home no matter what direct sales company you are with.

Deb Bixler – Small Business Marketing Training

When you put these simple marketing strategies into place your small business will get the same results as the big companies that use them. Deb Bixler says: “People never fail, only systems fail.” So, if you are not getting the results you want from your sales and marketing business, then learn some new strategies. Learn more party plan and tips at www.createacashflowshow.com

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Find Home Party Plan Business Bookings!


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Party Plan Consultants Find Bookings

The most often asked for seminar topic that I receive is how to find bookings for party plan consultants. Since the party plan business model is based on booking shows at the home party, it is essential that the consultant have a solid show schedule to keep business rolling along. The business model in itself is extremely effective as is evident by the huge number of party plan companies that there are.
The party plan system can be a downfall in itself since most new consultants come in to their business expecting to ask their friends and family to host the first few shows, then the business will self-perpetuate.

Home Party Business Can’t Depend On Friends

You can not build a business on friends. Judging by the many requests I get for training on home party business bookings, most distributors cannot find bookings and end up quitting in frustration. The party plan theory is valid. A party plan business can roll along forever based on shows scheduled at the show. Unfortunately this does not happen for the majority of consultants just starting out or even with time. When new consultants first start, they rely only on family and friends to get started. This is not the way to start a business. The corporate offices of the majority of party plan companies should put more focus on teaching their consultants how to book a solid show schedule from a wide variety of lead sources. After setting up a show schedule that is full and the rep is performing shows at the desired level for 4-6 months, then the party plan model of booking future shows at your shows will start to work.

Find Direct Selling Bookings

When party plan consultants use every source available to them of finding bookings and filling their calendar with shows, they will be able to have unlimited bookings. There really are unlimited booking opportunities for party plan consultants to use.  Sources for finding business leads should include:

The list can go on forever! The point is that there are plenty of party plan bookings.  Most party plan reps are just not using all of the opportunities to find business that are available to them.

Direct Sales Marketing In Australia

When you use all the marketing source available to find bookings you will always have a full calendar and you will never have to worry about bookings again.  Deb Bixler, The US based direct sales expert has a category of training specific to Australian direct sales professionals and hundreds of pages of bookings tips at www.createacashflowshow.com

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