Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Do You Know How to Party?

After watching National Sales Director Tracy Rodgers conduct a "mock Vessel party" at our Anniversary Event, I thought to myself that it's really a wonder that Vessel ever got off the ground!  More about that in a minute ...

I think that all who attended the event would agree that Tracy's party was amazing.  It flowed, it was FUN, the booking and recruiting conversations were natural and compelling.  Several of the attendees said they almost forgot that they were in a training about a party ... they felt they were actually AT a party.  And while Tracy's skills are absolutely undeniable, here is the point she was careful to make: she didn't start out with those skills!  She said that she learned from each party's mistakes, she made herself do it even when she didn't feel confident, and most of all, she PRACTICED.   She just kept on doing it, improving each time, until it felt like something that she could - in her own words - "do in my sleep." 

Well, we all know how that feels I think.  Very few skills are actually innate to us, but if we stick with something we will eventually develop the skill. 

Conducting a party can feel scary.  You don't know what to say, whether you should just let people look and hopefully buy, how in the world you could possibly get someone to agree to hold a party, much less sign up as a Stylist.  But with Tracy's tools, you can be assured of going about it the right way.  She has developed all sorts of scripts and outlines that will allow you to let your own personality shine through while at the same time providing a road map that will get you the RESULTS that you want.  Results that include, in addition to great party sales, increased bookings and recruiting.  These tools are on the Stylist tab of the website, so use them!  You also need to participate on our weekly training calls, where additional details and topics will be addressed.  The calls are every Wednesday night, 6:00 pm Pacific, 7:00 pm Mountain, 8:00 pm Central, and 9:00 pm Eastern. 

So back to Vessel's beginnings, and a great endorsement of taking advantage of Tracy's training.  When Karen and I first got going with Vessel (after months of developing the products and compensation plan), we initially did parties ourselves.  And I can say for myself, without a doubt, that I was doing parties the wrong way.  So I guess the good news is that Vessel did survive that (because it's a great and unique concept), but it sure could have been better! 

I would like to issue a challenge to our Stylists: read and use Tracy's tools for your upcoming parties.  Even if it doesn't go perfectly for the first few parties, keep doing it!  And before you know it, you too will be able to "do it in your sleep." 

To your success!


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