Hi Ladies, So how many of us have had a party booked.. you have spoken to the host… did all your coaching.. and then a week before the party, you call… and call… leave message after message… and don’t get a response..
What do you do when this happens?
Hey FANTASTIC question!!
Ok, lets address a couple things.
First, this explains why I INSIST ON A GUEST LIST!
If you had 25 people who had been invited – it isn’t so easy to cancel.Â OR if the hostess DOES cancel, you can call the first few people on the guest list and say “Hey Mary, Ashley isnt going to be able to hold her party due to a family emergency, but we already have 20 people confirmed… might you be interested in earning some free products by having it at your home instead?”
Also – this is why you use a CANCELLATION POLICY – so that either A – she tells you that she has to cancel in plenty of time to rebook it or B – she holds the party to avoid paying the fee.
If you have done all of this and she STILL is avoiding your call, you need to leave a message that states “Hey Ashely, this is Karen with SpaGirl, I have called a few times but have not been able to reach you to confirm our party.
Please know that if I do not hear from you by 5pm tomorrow night, I will assume the party is canceled, and will not be available. Please call me if you still intend on having the party no later than tomorrow.
There is nothing that is 100% guaranteed to keep this from happening. Unfortunately it is just part of the business. But there are some things (the hostess packet, hostess coaching, etc)Â that can cut it down significantly.