February 2, 2014

Video: How To Choose The Right Direct Sales Company

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February 23, 2010

Overcoming The Feeling Of Failure

Everyone hates to fail - or hates the idea of failing. Even as children we are taught that there is nothing much worse than failing at something. Failing a class. Failing to keep your room cleaning. Failing to get picked for the football team. We put such an enormously negative energy around failing, it is no wonder we grow up to fear that word more than any other. Most people do not realize that you MUST fail in order to succeed. How many times did Thomas Edison "fail" when inventing the light bulb? How many times did Alexander Graham Bell "fail" with the telephone? It is the education that you learn from each failure that brings you closer to your success. So how do you overcome failure?
April 14, 2018

20 Ways To Grow Your Business

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April 29, 2015

Tips for WAHMs: Getting Everyone to Take Your Work Seriously

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June 29, 2015

How To Work Direct Sales In To Your Summer

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October 8, 2016

Top 10 Customer Service Tips

Here are the ten top tips for improving your Customer Service Skills
March 7, 2018

Free St Patrick’s Day Printables to Help Your Direct Sales Business

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September 25, 2016

Are you suffering from Analysis Paralysis?

Symptom: You want to start a blog for your business. You have chosen a layout and colors and images. But it's not q-u-i-t-e ready to go live yet. You just need to finish that one last... Symptom: You want to start Gardening your business. You have all of the tools you need, you even have them all assembled and ready to go. But you aren't q-u-i-t-e ready to get started yet. You just need to wait until... Symptom: You want to begin recruiting women into your business. You have people who are interested, and you understand the process and compensation plan. But you aren't q-u-i-t-e ready yet. You just need to learn a little more about... Diagnosis: You have Analysis Paralysis!
February 1, 2012

LOVE Your Business Month

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November 13, 2015

Party Plan Consultant Holiday Stress Management

The Holidays are a wonderfully festive, happy time of year... but they can also be the most STRESSFUL time of year! As a Party Plan Consultant, we add ANOTHER layer of stress as things really pick up for our busiest time of year.
April 3, 2018

Tips For Selling On Instagram

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August 3, 2018

How to Manage your Facebook Page Effectively

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January 4, 2012

Home Party Plan Games for Direct Sales Parties

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June 29, 2010

Holding a Party Open for More Sales

I had a party 2 weeks ago, only a few guests but the mother-in-law of the hostess said she would get a few outside orders. I called and she said that she DOES have orders and will mail them in to me. Well, that was two weeks ago, and I still haven't received them! What do I do and how do I keep this from happening again?
October 12, 2016

Keys to Effective Goal Setting

Effective goal setting happens when we choose goals that we believe we can truly achieve. We keep those goals in front of us, never losing sight of where we want to go in life. The groundwork for effective goal setting starts with these crucial components.
November 28, 2016

How To Use SnapChat For Your Direct Sales Business

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May 25, 2011

Do You Have A BBF?

I am still buzzing from all of the excitement and ideas I received at the Orlando Spark & Hustle, and I am about to just burst with excitement over all of the ideas and tips I will be sharing with all of you starting in June for our 30 Days of Faves. But one of the things that has really stood out for me has been all of the new BBFs I have received and continued to talk to and get encouragement from every single day, and it got me thinking... do you have a BBF?
June 15, 2016

Book More Parties With Dollar Days

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April 7, 2015

Five Activities That Drain Your Productivity

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January 12, 2016

Three Must Have Instagram Apps for Business

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October 23, 2017

Fun Direct Sales Home Party Plan Games

I love Home Party Games. I know that most people have a love/hate thought process about playing games, but done right, Home Party Games can be very beneficial to the success of your Home Party! The truth is, the more FUN people have at your Home Show, the more likely they are to want to do it again! Playing just a gem or two will get people laughing, having fun, and leave the memory of a fun, relaxed shopping experience with their friends that they will want to do again and again.
September 14, 2016

Halloween Themed Party Games for Party Plan Consultants

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December 13, 2016

Direct Sales Customer Care Box

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May 30, 2016

Tips And Tricks For Rocking At Direct Sales

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December 7, 2009

Go ‘All In’ in In Your Direct Sales Business

I am so excited to finally announce our theme for the New Year. Each year Party Plan Divas chooses a "theme" for the year to help keep us focused and motivated. This year I took a tip from Mike, my loving beau, who is an avid poker player. His meaning behind going "All In" on the poker table made me think so much of our industry. You may not always have the "perfect hand" or "pocket Aces" - but you believe you have a winning hand, and with persistence and confidence, you may just get lucky "on the River."
February 4, 2013

Lessons from the 47th Super Bowl Game

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April 17, 2017

Best Apps For Your Direct Sales Business

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August 3, 2015

Signs Of Being A True Leader – A Lesson From Children

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September 16, 2010
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Leadership Training – Direct Sales Time Management

As a percentage of your working time, what amount do you dedicate to keeping in touch with your downline? Do you have a system in place to do this? - Natalie Collinson, Phoenix Trader
March 30, 2010

Competition And The Party Plan Consultant

Recently I received an email from one of my Diva Success Sisters Chapter Founders asking how to handle the "competition" within her Chapter. She had met Consultants from the same Party Plan Companies, and was worried about there being conflict with having more than one consultant of the same company at the meetings. She already had friendships with her existing Members, and was worried they would be upset if she brought in their "competition" to the meeting. It got me thinking.... do we really HAVE "Competition" in Party Plan? I think not, and here is WHY!
April 25, 2016
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Time Management Tips for Direct Sales

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August 21, 2018

Ways To Build Your Business on LinkedIn

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June 20, 2010

Success can be Cheap, Quick, or Easy – Never all three!

Success can be cheap, quick, or easy. It can be 2 of the 3, but never all three.
June 21, 2010

The Disappearing Hostess

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?
December 14, 2016

How To Pin Your Image To Pinterest

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March 15, 2018

Mobile Office – Party Plan Tools

If there was one business tool that I would say I absolutely "can not do business without" (My Diva Success System Planner not included) it would be my Mobile Office. I do not go ANYWHERE without my Mobile Office! It is either in my office or in my car, and I even take it in to all of my parties! If you need to get organized - and fast - set up a Mobile Office! You will wonder how you ever did business without it!
August 8, 2017

Tips For A Great Customer eNewsletter

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March 29, 2018
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Tips To Have A More Productive Day

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November 5, 2009

Black Friday Sales Success

The biggest shopping day of the year in just a few weeks away - BLACK FRIDAY! Don't wait until the last minute to organize your Black Friday Specials! Companies around the country have already started "leaking" their specials out to the media... already growing a "buzz" among shoppers everywhere who are making their early morning shopping plans! Use these ideas and start planning (and "leaking!!") your specials NOW to have an amazing Black Friday sale - all the while YOU are out doing some shopping of your own!!
September 15, 2010

Direct Sales Consultant Safety – A Necessary Precaution

When booking parties with people we know or through someone they know we generally don't worry. When we get a call from a complete stranger however, do you have any suggestions? My husband said he wants me to leave the persons name, number and address on a sheet of paper on the kitchen counter. It may sound dramatic but it's a good idea.
August 11, 2016

Five Tips For Selling on Instagram

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September 16, 2010

Struggles of a Direct Sales Romance Consultant

I have a great bunch of loyal clients and community supporters, but I find that sometimes I have more doors shut in face then I would if I were with like a jewelry or candle company. There are places I just can not seem to get into because they can't get past the toys. I have started not even mentioning the toys as I sell a whole catalog of other stuff, but people know us by the toys so they say things like "This is a route our business wants to take". I'm getting better at dealing with rejection but it a little discerning. Any suggestions?
August 11, 2016

Social Media Scheduling Tools

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June 2, 2017

Are you “FLYING” Through Life?

I remember stories my other grandfather used to tell of his travels as a Pilot for the US Air Force. He taught me a lot about how a plane flies, and how a "flight plan" is determined and so on. It wasn't until years later that I would reflect on his stories in my memories of him that I started to realize how much flying a plane is like going through life.
September 12, 2016

Free Halloween Printable to Boost Your Direct Sales Business

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January 23, 2013

How To Book More Parties

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January 27, 2017

A Lesson From Around The World

Tonight I went to our "Wednesday Night Supper" at church. I normally do not go on Wednesday nights, but tonight something just told me that tonight I needed to go. I am glad I did - I learned an incredible lesson.
November 1, 2017

Successful Online Parties – How to Have a Successful Event Online

With the launch of the new Party Plan Divas Message Boards and Chat Room there has been a lot of talk about Online Parties and how to have a Successful Online Show. There are many benefits to both the Consultant and the Hostess for an event like this, and Online Parties can be run at any time, from any where, with just a few days notice. Read below to learn how to utilize and maximize Online Parties with your Home Party Plan Business!
February 1, 2017

5 Tips To Help Beat Business Stress

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January 19, 2017

Are You Modeling The Business Opportunity?

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October 1, 2011

8 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Home Party Plan Business

With the economy in the state that it is in, and dozens of Newspapers and TV Shows recommending the Direct Sales Party Plan Industry, people are coming by the thousands to find which Home Based Party Plan Business is right for them. But how do you know which one to choose? How do you know which one will be a good fit for you?
September 15, 2016

Marketing Your Direct Sales Business This Halloween

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September 18, 2016

Waffle Street – A Business Lesson from Netflix

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June 11, 2018

5 Simple Ways to Build your Business on Facebook

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January 2, 2011

Direct Sales: Home Business or Glorified Hobby?

Are you running a business or a glorified hobby? How do you know? With millions of Home Party Plan Consultants, how do you REALLY determine whether you are just a hobbiest or a true business owner? The answer is simple if you are willing to be brutally honest with yourself, and answer these questions:
November 2, 2016

Green Lights of Recruiting

Recruiting is a struggle for many women in Party Plan, often because the opportunity to recruit often knocks very lightly. As a Party Plan Consultant it is your job to listen carefully and understand to subtle clues so you will know who is just making light conversation, and who is wanting to learn more about your opportunity. It is these "green lights" that will help you to become a Remarkable Recruiter.
April 24, 2017

End Of The Month Tasks For Success

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November 6, 2014

Top Ten Time Management Mistakes

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April 17, 2015

Stack Displays Review

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April 14, 2018

How Does She DO It All?! Time Management for Direct Sales Divas

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May 27, 2010

A Pleasant Sales Experience

One of the blessings/Curse to working from home is that door-to-door salesman are hard to avoid. Because I am in sales, and have been in sales for many years, my heart goes out to these guys every time they knock on my door. This week I had two very different experiences of these sales guys that I wanted to share with you.
February 27, 2017

Are You Walking The Walk – Direct Sales Leadership

As a Leader it is your job to train your team, show them "the ropes" coach them what to do, and more importantly what NOT to do. You teach a new Consultant about Branding, about Gardening, about the importance of Hostess Coaching and how to not "leave money on the table" by implementing a good solid Customer Care Program. You teach her how to Book Parties from Scratch and how to Upsell at a party. You teach her how to BE a Party Plan Diva. What have you been preaching and teaching... but not doing yourself?
January 31, 2018

Instagram Stories for Business – Plus Monthly Challenge

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January 23, 2012

The Law Of Abundance for the New Year

I am a huge believer of the Law of Attraction, so when I heard about the Law of Abundance on my local radio station, I was immediately intrigued. Join me this Friday for the New Moon Abundance Check, and let the Law of Abundance begin manifesting wealth in your life!
January 11, 2017

Success Is In Celebrating

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February 7, 2012

A Marketing Lesson… From KY Brand

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March 19, 2018

Building Your Business on a Budget

Building your Home Party Plan Business CAN be a very expensive endeavor - but it doesn't HAVE to be! There are hundreds of ways to build your business FREE or nearly free. In fact - many of the FREE options will have even more ROI (Return on Investment) than many of the pricier options. Check out my best tips for Building Your Home Party Plan Business on a Budget:
May 15, 2014

How To Make A Booking Prize Wheel

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July 12, 2017

Five Tips for Entrepreneurs

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May 3, 2016

Facebook Live For Direct Sales Online Parties

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January 13, 2016

Free Valentine’s Day Printables For Your Direct Sales Business

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November 5, 2017

Marketing Your Direct Sales Business This Holiday Season

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March 15, 2018

Must Have Direct Sales Tools – The Party Bank

Lynsey - I was just curious if you can explain the party bank to me a little more. I am trying to get a more in depth knowledge of these tools and how to use them. - Erica Ardali, Passion Parties Consultant
November 2, 2016

LAST Minute Holiday Sales Ideas

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April 2, 2018

How to Stay Focused While Working at Home

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March 2, 2010

Best Books for Business – Direct Sales Edition

After this weeks Small Talk Six I was reminded how so many of my favorite people are also my favorite authors!! As much as I love a good murder mystery, I also love reading books on Success, Networking Marketing, and just Small Business Strategies in general. Because I know that time is precious and that there are literally THOUSANDS of books "out there" to read, I wanted to share my list of my Top Ten, and I would love if you would leave me comments with some of your favorite books that you have read that have helped you either in life, or in business.
June 12, 2018

Simple Ways to Build your Business on Instagram

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November 30, 2015

Top Ten Ways to Use Periscope for Your Direct Sales Business

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May 9, 2016

Facebook Messenger For Your Direct Sales Business

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June 22, 2015

Kid Friendly Summer Theme Home Party Ideas

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August 18, 2017

“What We’ve Got Here Is A Failure To Communicate.”

Communication is such a critical part in Leadership, that it can truly be a defining factor on whether a company succeeds or fails. Misunderstandings, Assumptions, and simply LACK of Communication are all detrimental to even the best of businesses. In fact, I think it may be THE #1 thing that could make a difference of whether a company succeeds or fails.
March 10, 2018

Spring Clean Your Direct Sales Business

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May 29, 2017

Your Summer Business Bucket List

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June 21, 2010

Failure To Follow Up

#1 - I am the worst when it comes to follow up....I don't do it. I know this is so important in business but I just can't do it. Do you have any tips that may help?
February 13, 2017

Why You Should Create a Blog for Your Small Business

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August 30, 2016

Business Building Tip – Lobby Baskets

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March 14, 2010

Making Room For Success

If SUCCESS was to find you right now - right this very moment... would you have the room in your life to let it in? I didn't think so. So how do you Make Room For Success? Make no mistake - this is much easier said than done. It requires soul searching, being able to be brutally honest with yourself, and learning the ability to tell others NO when it comes to your life, and your business. Know that in order to bring success into your life, you must "make room" - both figuratively and literally - for it to come in, and have room to stay.
October 23, 2016

Snow White and the Seven … Consultants!?

My favorite movie as a child was Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As the first full length animated feature in motion picture history, it is still a Classic, and noted as one of the best Disney movies of all time. What I love about really ALL Disney movies is how much of the plot and storyline in these "Fairy tales" can be seen in real life. Check out how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs can be seen in your Home Party Plan Business.
August 2, 2018

Habits of Successful Women Entrepreneurs

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June 8, 2015

How to Master the Use of Social Media in 5 Easy Steps

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June 22, 2010

How To Book Parties from Parties

It seems no matter what I do, I can't get people to book shows. I've tried everything I can think of, but no luck. Also, I never get people to fill out their with list - I overheard someone at a party saying if they fill it out, it will give me a reason to call them! Any suggestions?
October 10, 2016

Three Steps to Personal Success

All this month I have talked about Goal Setting and ways to reach your goals. Today however I was thinking about the INNER work that must go on before you can really set out on your Goal Getting Expedition. Here are three tips that you can do to help you move closer toward your goals.
September 3, 2015

Six Tips To Make An Effective “To Do List”

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July 5, 2014

Candle Party Games – The Blind “Sniff” Test

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December 21, 2015

How To Book Parties In January

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October 18, 2017
Simple Steps to Improve your Direct Sales Business

Keep It Simple, Sister – Simple Steps To Success In Your Home Party Plan Business

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September 14, 2016

How To Use Trello For Your Direct Sales Business – And Life!

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