I haven’t officially hosted a home party in over three years since I had a Thirty-One show for my friend and cohort, Jen.
As a supporter of women and a HUGE fan of direct sales, I frequently shop from my friends who have home-based businesses. I have a LOT of women in my circle of influence who would looooove for me to host a home party for them.
This Friday, I am–for my friend Shannan, of Origami Owl Custom Jewelry (click the link to visit her website).
It falls during Spring Break so I’m making it a “bring your kids and come eat, drink, hang out, make some origami crafts, meet new women, have fun aaannnddd look at Origami Owl jewelry” kind of event.
Their Spring line is utterly amazing.
Some of my friends are coming to “get their craft on,” some are coming just to hang out and some are coming for the Origami Owl jewelry bar.
So WHY am I hosting?
There is only one REAL reason I am hosting FOR Shannan IN March….
I want the hostess special.
Isn’t it to die for??
It’s turquoise, my signature color. It’s fabulous and it has to be mine.
Shannan knew I’d love it so she brought it along when we had coffee together a few months ago. I immediately said, “Oh, I’m hosting a jewelry bar, then. I must have it.”
I’m just like every other woman you meet–I have one question on my mind: “What’s in it for me?”
I’m glad Shannan will meet some new friends and customers. I’m glad my ladies will have the opportunity to purchase Origami Owl jewelry to help them tell their story. But ultimately I’m hosting because I want that bracelet.
Never forget that, ladies–when it comes to hosting an event or selling a product or service, every woman is wondering, “What’s in it for me?”
Give a woman enough of an incentive and you can get her to do almost anything.
By the way…to entice ladies to attend, I’m remembering the “What is it for me?” concept and offering them snacks (see below), drinks, origami tutorials and prizes along with the chance to experience an Origami Owl jewelry bar.
I know my friends are only coming for what’s in it for THEM, too.
STAY TUNED for more direct sales tips in a post soon called “Finding enthusiastic hostesses.”
Do YOU host home parties?
Why or why not? Comment here or hop on over to the Facebook page to keep the conversation going.