Make Your Home Party a Success!
Make Your Home Party a Success!
Here is a basic overview of the steps
involved in "How to host a Home Party". Make sure to note
some of these essentials tips to ensure your home party is a
Home parties can be a lot of fun and a great way
to earn extra money. Following a simple guideline can help you have
a successful home party that runs smoothly and everyone enjoys. The
following guideline will give you a basic idea of how to do this and
can easily be adjusted to fit your own tastes.
Before the Guests arrive…
Be sure to arrive at your hostess's home about an
hour or so before the start of your party to review any last minute
details. Set up refreshment table. Re-arrange furniture if needed.
Set up your display. Do a quick review of the guest list. Review any
before-party sales. Don't forget to lay out the catalogs, brochures
and business cards!
Greeting the Guests…
Have the hostess warmly greet each guest as they
arrive. Have her introduce you and engage in some general chit-chat.
Ask them about themselves, what do they do, how do they know the
hostess, do they have any children? Remember to smile!
The Ice Breaker…
Games are a perfect ice breaker. Play a game or
two to make the guests feel welcome and comfortable. Make your games
fun and with as much interaction with the guests as possible.
Another good ice breaker is to thank your hostess for holding the
party and giving her a gift. If you offer gifts to guests who bring
friends; now's the time do hand them out.
Start showing guests the items that you've brought for
display and give a brief description that you've prepared
before-hand on each one. Guests love hands-on viewing. After
each description, hand the merchandise to the guests to get
a better look and pass around. At the end of your
presentation, discuss the opportunity for guests to become
hostesses themselves and briefly discuss the rewards. Be
sure at some point to open the floor to the guests for any
questions, comments and/or concerns. At this time the
hostesses should be doing any last minute preparations of
Finishing up Guest Orders…
Be prepared to help guests fill in their order
forms and answer any questions about sales tax and shipping costs.
It might not be a bad idea to bring along a calculator for quicker
or more accurate order totals. Also be prepared to accept checks and
let it be known who you'd prefer the checks to be written. Make sure
you thank each guest who purchases and give them a copy of the
completed order form.
Ending the Show…
Make sure you once again thank the hostess for
having the show. Be sure to thank each guest for coming as they
leave whether they made a purchase or not. Don't forget to have all
the needed information to contact guests after the party concerning
their orders or potentially hosting a party themselves. And don't
forget to have fun!
About the Author - Anita DeFrank a WAHM of two and
co-owner of DirectSalesHelpers.com which was created specifically
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