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®Copyright 2011 Christie Northrup

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Every season has its reason for people to say no to buying, booking, and joining Direct Sales. Surprisingly, party plan consultants are among the group of people to say "no" in the summer to booking, selling and recruiting because time is in short supply. So they put their business on hold for a season.

 If you find yourself in this situation, here's a TWIST on time:

Hold more than one party in a day

You read that correctly. Please, stay with me for the "how-tos" before you decide "not to."

As a party plan consultant, I held six...sometimes eight...parties a week. How did I find time to do this?  By holding two parties an evening.

Let me give you some background:

Our family made several cross-country moves and each area had its unique sour situations and sweet successes. When I lived in the Midwest, I had a great party average. However, moving 1500 miles west was a different story. I would go to some parties and sell less than a hundred bucks. When I had a $35.00 party, I was discouraged and ready to quit! I know I'm not the only one who has felt that way.

I did what all direct sales consultants should do: I talked to my upline leader. She did know my feelings because she had worked in this city for years. Her advice was to hold two parties a night.

My reaction was probably what you're thinking: "Yeah, right! How could that ever happen?"

The good news is I was so thirsty (okay...desperate is a better adjective in this case) that I was not only willing to LISTEN to her, but I was ready TO DO whatever she told me.

How THIRSTY are you to learn a TWIST on TIME? case you think you can't do this because you sell a product that isn't a "quick demo," most of my direct sales parties were microwave cooking classes. That's right! I cooked, presented, sold, booked and recruited  ̶  twice as much as anyone else.  


 © 2011 Christie Northrup, The Lemon Aid Lady™