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Good Book, Tips Can be TOO Pushy
on December 29, 2011
As someone who owns an adult novelty website in addition to a party plan division, I was really excited to read her book. She has the best explanation for choosing this great career as well as tips for finding hosts and supporting them through the booking process. But there is one area that I have to grade this book down.
HER IN PARTY SALES TIPS ARE TOO PUSHY
She suggests you tell your host to invite friends over for a girls night in and that you have a friend who will be giving a presentation on product x. Then the author suggests that you plan games to make the party fun but the games she wants you to play have nothing to do with building friendships and EVERYTHING TO DO WITH BOOKING MORE PARTIES.
Who wants to go to a friends house to hear the party presenter give pitch after pitch ? The product is the center of the show not how much you love the company. I do like the thank you presentation to the host at the start of the party. But if this is TRULY a party. The host should not be having game prizes that are based on who books another party. Nor should he/she be playing games based on how many time the presenter sales the name of the company.
These suggestions are why people run away from MLM companies. A good planner should have games that go with the theme of the event with small door prizes. And leave the commercial of how the business has changed their life to the information packet that she gives to people.
I realize we have a difference of opinions but I felt she suggested a pushy sales presentation and not an opportunity for people to meet , mingle and sample the product. If you do that, people will want a party. The host gift plus the information you provide and hands on experience with the product are your best tools.
Besides that, the book is great. But if you are planning present at a party, use only two of her sales lines and get your party games elsewhere.