Friday, January 30, 2009

An Invitation with a Difference

PARTYLITE AUCTION - Party plan game and exciting invitation method presented by the gorgeous Eliana at the Sparklers last Unit Meeting. Provided by the amazing Angela, Independent PartyLite Consultant, Australia.

Send out these invitations to your host so she can invite people and get them into the spirit. You need to create some sort of PartyLite cash (you could use Monopoly money or casino chips). Hand out the money throughout the party and hold the auction at the end.

"You have been invited to an exciting kind of PartyLite get-together. At the end of the show, we will be playing a game called “The Auction” and you will have the opportunity to earn auction money to use during bidding on surprise gifts!"

A Great Icebreaker!

PASS THE PRIZE/PASS THE PARCEL - Party plan game sent to me by the spectacular Lorelei, Independent PartyLite Consultant, Australia.

Have a prize wrapped up. Hand it to the hostess. Now read this poem and watch your guests go crazy!

  • You thought all the gifts were meant for you. But I have other items too. So hold up this gift and look around, and give it to the one with eyes of brown.
  • You think you are the lucky one, but let us all share in the fun! Look around with eyes discreet, and give it to the one with the smallest feet.
  • Your feet are tiny and very small. Now hand it to someone very tall.
  • Please, take your time and don't be harried. Give it to the one who is longest married.
  • You must be proud of your married life, now pass this on to the newest wife.
  • Of this parcel you are bereft, give it to the one on your left.
  • The largest earring I'm looking for now, if you're wearing them, step up with a bow.
  • Now to the person with buttons-- big or small, any kind, the most you can find gets the gift at this time.
  • Now don't get cross and please don't fight, but pass it to the lady third on the right.
  • We should stop now, don't you agree? The gift is yours to open and see.

Mystery Island Game

MYSTERY ISLAND - Party plan game shared by the fantastic Lorelei, Independent PartyLite Consultant, Australia.

Give everyone a piece of paper, and tell your guests to close their eyes and imagine that they are on a Hawaiian Island.

Read this out:

  1. First, draw an island in the middle of your paper.
  2. Then to the left of your island, draw a ship.
  3. Your island is surrounded by water, so please put some fish in the sea.
  4. This is Hawaii, so put a palm tree on the island.
  5. Its a nice day, so put some birds in the air.
  6. That ship didn't get there by itself, so put a sailor in the ship.
  7. He might get hungary, so draw some coconuts on the palm tree.
  8. Sailors like to see where they are going, so put some portholes on the ship.
  9. Sailors like entertainment, so draw a hula dancer on the island.
  10. Its a sunny day, so put the sun in the sky.
  11. Now open your eyes and how does it look?

Give points as follows:

  • If your island is in the middle - 10pts
  • If your ship is to the left of the island, but not touching - 10pts
  • If you have more than two fish - 15pts
  • If the base of the palm tree is on the island - 20 pts
  • If you have more than two birds in the air - 20 pts
  • If your sailor is on the ship, not swimming - 20 pts
  • If there are any coconuts on the tree - 15pts
  • If your portholes are on the ship - 20 pts
  • If your hula dancer is on the island and not touching water - 20 pts
  • If the sun is to the left - 20 pts
  • If the sun is to the right - 15pts
  • If your sun is in the middle - 10pts
Add up your points up offer little prizes to 1st & 2nd place and even last!

Would You Like To Play A Game?

HAVE YOU EVER? - Party plan game submitted by the fabulous Lorelei, Independent PartyLite Consultant, Australia.

Guests receive one point for each answer, the one with the lowest score wins a prize. This is a great game! You can add or modify questions as you like.

  1. Locked yourself out of the house?
  2. Lost a member of the family while out shopping?
  3. Put something unusual in the fridge?
  4. Turned white colors pink (or another color) in the wash?
  5. Gone away from your home and left the iron on?
  6. Put your heel through the hem of a dress?
  7. Had your zip break in public?
  8. Gone somewhere with two different shoes or socks on?
  9. Remembered an appointment after it was too late?
  10. Called a member of the family by another name?
  11. Been ready to bathe and found no hot water?
  12. Fallen up the stairs?
  13. Gone shopping for groceries and discovered you did not bring any money with you?
  14. Driven away from somewhere while a member of your party was still out of the car?
  15. Dialed a phone number and forgot who you called? (Or pressed "Redial" and called someone you didn't mean to call?)
  16. Locked the keys in your car?
  17. Got into the car to go somewhere and forgot where you were going?
  18. Put something in the oven to bake and forgot about it?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fabulous Hostess Specials Remain The Same!

Hi. There is some incorrect wording on page 4 of the new catalogue.

There has been no change to the hostess programme. The hostess is NOT required to have a booking to receive the 20% hostess credit. Additionally, though it is not explained on page 4, any shows/orders that are between $150.00 and $399.95 will receive 15% product credit.

So there is no change. Yay!!!! WLC.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Do You Need a Mentor?

In my planning for success in 2009, I'm thinking about beginning an official business mentoring session once a month... for myself. I will ask someone to coach me on all things PartyLite. I assume there are heaps of things we'll discuss, but importantly, a business coach will probably ask me:
  • What are your goals?
  • Are you on track to achieve your goals?
  • What do you need to do/are you doing to reach your goals?
If someone asked me this each month and if I answered honestly, I think I would achieve my goals, don't you?

Do you need a mentor/coach? If you do, be proactive and go get one. Your upline is a good place to start.

Here's to your success in 2009!

How to get 2009 products... cheap!

Hi. Several of you have asked me to give you the best and cheapest ways for you to get some 2009 product into your hands. Here are my thoughts:
  1. Sponsor someone and get $300 in gift certificates when they qualify in their first business month.

  2. Magic Tealight - If you have earned one, host a $550 show of your own before January 31 (by COB on Friday the 30th), select the Magic Tealight promotion pack of your choice, and take the product credit in gift certificates. Use those gift certificates on new product in February.

  3. Host a show of your own on February 1 and use the product credit (30%!) for new product.

  4. Purchase host specials at 50% off or other products at 40% off using a consultant order.

  5. Come to the Plan to Shine training and you’ll get one new item. RSVPs have closed.

  6. Come to the Unit Meeting next Wednesday (28/1/09) and you might win a new item in the raffle!

My best advise... become a leader! We get free product at every launch and we were given access to the new items in January. Join me!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Make it Duplicatable

Here is another key to success: make everything you do simple to duplicate.

I learned quite a bit at the PartyLite Australia Leader Summit earlier this month. That point was probably one of the most important ones for me.

It got me to thinking about what I do everyday and whether I'm a good role model for that. I think I am, with one possible exception: this website.

I hope no one out there thinks that this blog is a requirement for a leader. It's not. I think it's actually therapy for me. I don't know how many people read it. I'm highly computer literate because I come from that background, so it's actually very simple for me to keep it up. It's also free.

I also love to write. So I hope you'll indulge me and not be intimidated by this blog. It's simply my way of getting what's in me... out. When you become a leader, you can do this, or write a newsletter, or make that call. You will communicate with your team the way you feel comfortable. That's the way it should be.

FYI, as a leader, I'm mostly a Consultant. All I have to do that is different is hold Unit Meetings and support Unit members when they need it. I really enjoy doing both of those.

Mary Christensen writes a fortnightly email called the Monday Mentor. I have subscribed and I must say that I like it. Interestingly, Mary supported this "Make it Duplicatable" idea in this week's email.

"You cannot expect people to do what you are not doing, so make sure all your efforts are duplicable."
This is the key to sponsoring and to leadership. Make everything you do as an Independent PartyLite Consultant duplicatable. If you can do it, your guests can too. And your hosts.

PartyLite has given us a system that works. Great Products, Excellent Customer Service, Amazing Monthly Specials, a Hostess Program that is Second to None, Strong Consultant Support, Amazing Online Tools, Incredible Sales Incentives, Ongoing Training, an Excellent Profit Plan, and Unlimited Potential. All duplicatable for everyone you sponsor!

Until next time!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Consultant Locator Does Work!

Hi. Whether you are new or not, we could all use some leads. Basically there are two criteria for the new online consultant locator. First, you must be registered. This is easy to do and really smart. Second, you must bonus. Now, you don't have to bonus every month (though that is a good target), the system checks each month and if you did bonus, and you are registered, then your name goes into the pool for that month. Easy.

I registered right away and I bonused in December. So in January, when it's my turn, my name comes up.

So far, I've gotten two new contacts and turned them into two new clients from the online consultant locator. They have both ordered, and one has booked a show. (By the way, I also scored a professional speaking engagement at the National EA PA Congress to be held in Sydney this coming May. If any of you are Executive Assistants or Personal Assistants in your other jobs, you should come to the conference just to see me. :) Maybe you could be part of the presentation!)

So... do two things:
  1. Opt In for the Ooline Consultant Locator on the CBC
  2. Bonus
Happy Selling! WLC.

PartyLite in Cooma

Just a quick note to let you know that our VIP Launch for Cooma has changed to Saturday 7th March. Time is still TBA. If you have any customers that you have invited please let them know.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Inertia: the tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion, or an object at rest to remain at rest, unless acted upon by a force.

Hi. Procrastination is something we candle consultants simply have to manage. Because we're our own boss and because we set our own hours, we tend to do other things before we do our business.

Let's face it, procrastination is bad for business.

Here are some ideas to help you reverse the inertia of procrastination .

Set up specific time to work. Just like you would if you worked for someone else. It could be 15 minutes a day, but if you call two clients at, for example, 1:00 on weekdays (right before lunch), you'll develop a habit.

Make a weekly to do list. Do the hardest job first.

Find a buddy and challenge each other. It always helps to have someone to report your results to. (Live by example, Wendy, what are you going to do? OK, I'm going to call a Rainbow after I post this article and challenge her to get a new January booking today. I'll do the same. If she beats me to it, I'll give her a prize.)

Set up your 2009 calendar. Put your Unit Meetings in, put the company training dates in (you have registered for our Plan to Shine training on January 31, right?), put your birthday in, put your family's birthdays in, put in the Hawaii dates (read the brochure, you CAN do it!), put in school holidays (even if you don't have kids, your clients will want to know), and liberally cross out days you don't want to work. Then fill up the rest with your work time.

Don't have any shows in your diary? Call everyone who came to your November shows, ask them if they had a great New Year and let them know about the following:
  1. We have some great guest specials available only in January.
  2. We have a limited edition Baby Gold Elephant available only in January.
  3. They can buy candles and accessories only in January 2009 at 2008 prices! (NOTE: The Savannah is not going away, it's changing. They can buy each one separately or the pair, but either way, it's increasing in price. Buy only in January and save!)
  4. We are retiring some great products and fragrances in January, so they need to buy them only in January.
  5. They can either book a show or order from you over the phone.
Once you call all of your November guests, do December, then go backwards from October. If you put in 10 hours of work this week, I bet you have a diary of shows in January (only in January) and February (NEW exciting catalogue).

Not everyone is a procrastinator, I got this in an email form fellow Rainbow, Judy Axiak:
What a great start to the year for me $1800.00 worth of sales for only three
parties so I’m eligible to the consultant’s early bird sales promo. Yippee!

So plan your 2009, but don't just make a plan, make that call! You'll change your inertia and build your business! Guaranteed!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 2009! 3..2..1..Blast off!!!

Happy New Year! I've just submitted two $550 shows and thought I'd share with you how EASY it was to process the Magic Tealight promotion. First you put in the product credit order (making sure to add the $50 voucher first) and then when you get to the hostess specials it will give you the Magic Tealight options as checkboxes.

Easy as!

Customer Appreciation Events/2009 Product Launches

Sydney – Tuesday 24th February
Wollongong – Thursday 26th February
ACT – Monday 2nd March
Cooma – Wednesday 4th March - STOP PRESS! Changed to Saturday the 7th of March

If you log in to the CBC, you'll see that we can purchase beautiful postcard invitations (see image) for our upcoming Customer Appreciation Events. We've asked for these invitations for two years now, so I hope you'll buy a couple of packs. I bought 100 postcards. I'll invite lots of clients by email and tell them to reply to get their official invitation. Then I'll post the invitations to people. I think I might number mine and do a draw for something nice. Just an idea.

Reflections - We Rock!

I'd like to extend my biggest congratulations yet. The Rainbows Unit was number 1 in the entire country in November. The entire country! We had a bumper December, too. I hope the money helped make your Christmas a great one.

January Sales and Promotions

I started Making That Call! two nights ago. From 7:30 to 8:30 I go into my office, close the door, and call my clients. I wish them a happy new year and ask them if they received my package (if I sent them one) or the latest email. If they have, I say good and ask them if they have any questions. I remind them that the Gold Baby Elephant is only available in January and that it comes with a dozen tealights. I hint that even if they don't like it themselves, that it will make a great gift and will benefit the CHFA. One of my $550 shows came from these calls.

Find a Consultant

I got an email from someone who found me on the Find a Consultant page. She and I had a coffee yesterday and she placed an order. She is very likely to host a show in February and even asked some questions about Consulting.... It works! That's great incentive to register and bonus!

It's all about YOU!

My motto for 2009 is "Make a part of each day ALL ABOUT YOU!" Candles help me do that. I hope they do that for you, too!