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Party Planning: 101

PARTY PLANNING: 101

June 16th, 2019 ★ Naughty Cocktail Parties

The secret to a successful Naughty Cocktail Party is to have a game plan ahead of time so that both you and your host stay focused and organized. Once you get a party lead, use this Party Information Sheet to help you collect all of the information you will need from the host. After collecting this information it is a great idea to create a Private Facebook Event (be sure to add your host on Facebook and make them a Co-Host of the event.) Creating Facebook Events for parties allow you to have contact with party guests before and after the party.

Let your host know that you will be mailing them a Host Packet that will include a Host Letter with an overview of the party, our Host Rewards Brochure, a few catalogs and order forms (for guests that cannot attend the party but would still like to place an order), an Opportunity Brochure, a Naughty Cocktail Parties Pen (optional), and Paper Invitations (optional).

Be sure to contact your host often! We recommend booking parties no further than one calendar month out, this will make remembering to communicate easier and ensures that party guests will not forget about the party (this tends to happen if the party is too far out.) You should contact your host by telephone within 2-3 days of them receiving the Host Packet to go over everything and ask if they have any questions. The next call should take place 2-weeks before the party, this is a great time to ask how many guests they are expecting. The final call should happen two days before the party, ask how many guests are coming and go over your arrival plans. On the day of the party, it’s a good idea to send the host a text message letting them know that you’re looking forward to the party and when you’ll be arriving to set up your demonstration table.

It’s party time! Arrive at least 15-30 minutes before guests to set up your demonstration table and get acquainted with the host. As guests arrive you will want to introduce yourself and give them a catalog and a piece of paper with a pen. Some consultants prefer to handout order forms, but it’s easier for you to write them up in the ordering room after the party so that you can read everything clearly, some people don’t have good handwriting to decipher.

Give the best demonstration of your life! Look professional and use the Product Training Cards if need be. Be enthusiastic and leave your troubles at home. Try and keep your presentation under 30-45 minutes so that you do not lose guests attention. Do not allow group food or smoke breaks, it’s often difficult to regain attention after interruptions. Play some Party Games, but no more than 2, otherwise party guests may forget the real reason they are there, to shop!

Some guests may be shy, so having a pre-determined ordering room is ideal! After your presentation take all of your products and business supplies into this room and ask one person (who’s ready to order) to follow you. As guests order and leave the room, ask them to send in the next person (this puts the responsibility on the guests, who are often friends and will encourage each other to order.)

Our business is about personal relationships, so after the party is complete it is important to continue communication with your party hosts and their guests. You should contact your party guests within 72-hours of the party and simply say, “thank you”. We also suggest sending a simple “thank you” card in the mail to your host. People love getting unexpected mail! About 2-3 weeks after your customers receive their purchases you should contact them again to make sure they are satisfied or if they have any questions about their purchase. Its also great to contact past hosts and customers when new catalogs are released, including holiday specials! Be sure to get their birthdays and anniversary dates as well, a simple “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary” message and coupon goes a long way!

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Summer Sales Tips!

SUMMER SALES TIPS

June 9th, 2019 ★ Naughty Cocktail Parties

Is summer a slow time for your Naughty Cocktail Parties business? Are you unsure how to get parties, sales, or motivate your team? We’ve put together a list of obstacles you may be facing and solutions on how you can turn those obstacles into opportunities!

Obstacle: End of School & Children at home

Solution 1: Online parties! Set up a private Facebook event, write a fun description, and post in the event page periodically. You can post pictures of products (check out our Instagram @adultsnightin to get some), videos (available on our website on most products), and funny memes! Set a party end date and encourage guests to purchase either through your replicated website or in a private message.

Solution 2: Quickie parties! Are you meeting friends for lunch, dinner, or just a quick drink? Bring up the idea of a quickie party! Take some catalogs, a few of your best sellers, some order forms, and give a quick 10-15 presentation about what you have to offer. Have inventory? This is also a great chance to make some cash and carry sales.

Obstacle: Vacation

Solution 1: If you’re going on vacation take some catalogs and business cards with you! You might bring up your business in conversation with someone. Are you staying at a hotel? If so, leave your housekeepers a catalog, business card, and a handwritten note before checking out!

Solution 2: Do you see friends going on vacation on social media? Give them a call and ask them if they need help spicing up their vacation. Offer them a discount or a free silver bullet to take a long!

Obstacle: Wedding Season

Solution 1: Schedule bachelor and/or bachelorette parties! Offer mild (bath and body products only) or wild (all products) parties. Do the wedding parties already have plans? Offer to provide a pampering demonstration on the day of the wedding! Give demonstrations of our Body Polish (hands and/or feet), Body Whip, and Pillow Talk! You can also give out some Coochy® Shave Cream samples a few days prior.

Solution 2: Contact local wedding planners and create a working relationship with them! Yes, you may have to give them a small percentage of your commission, but a party on your calendar is better than no parties on your calendar! Our suggestion would be to not give more than 5-10% of your 40% commission to wedding/event planners.

Solution 3: Contact engaged couples that are planning a Fall or Winter wedding! This is a great time for them to schedule a bachelor and/or bachelorette party. 

General Tips to boost your sales

  • Talk to the local boutiques, salons, spas, mom/pop stores, etc. about giving you a small space to display some products and marketing material.
  • Donate gift baskets to charity events – be sure to include your contact information.
  • Contact past customers for refill orders – offer a small discount to entice them. Tip! Phone calls are better than messages or texts.
  • Make small goodie bags to carry around with you, these might include a business card and a piece of candy – hand these out in public when your business comes up in conversation.
  • Attend vendor events with appropriate demo products and marketing material. Tip! Don’t spend more than $50-$100 on vendor fees, unless it’s a large event and you feel comfortable.
  • Talk about your business!
  • Leave business cards in restrooms at adult events (concerts, bars, etc.).
  • Wear a Naughty Cocktail Parties T-Shirt! (available in your Order Center)
  • Share the opportunity with people! Your downtime might be someone else’s busy time and you could be earning team overrides off of their sales!
  • Offer small incentives to host a party – some consultants offer silver bullets, warmers, Coochy® Shave Cream, or other lower-priced products. Tip! Don’t give out gifts like this until the night of the party or include it with the host’s order.
  • Set goals to reach out to 5 people per day about your business – this can be about hosting parties, joining your team, refilling their products, etc.
  • Meet friends or potential customers or team members for coffee or lunch.
  • Stay active on your social media! If you create a page or group for your business it is important that you don’t let it go, it’s very hard to get peoples attention once it’s lost – you can schedule posts ahead of time so that it runs itself!

Send blog topic suggestions and/or pre-published articles to media@naughtycocktailparties.com.