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Direct Selling 101

Take A Chance

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields

“Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.”  – Tom Peters

Don’t Limit Yourself

“If there are no limitations to my imaginations, then, there are no limitations to my success.” – Zakiyu Iddris Tandunayir

Stay Focused

“Focus is a ladder that will enable us to reach a height of success and accomplishment that we couldn’t otherwise reach.” – Benjamin Suulola

Challenge Yourself

“Provoke your inner energy; Challenge yourself and you will achieve amazing things.” – Mohammed Sekouty

“Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others… but to get ahead of ourselves.” – Thomas L. Monson

Create Your Future

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.” – John Schaar

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

Achieve Your Dreams

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” – Denis Waitley

“Organize your life around your dreams – and watch them come true.” – Unknown

Why Focus on Bookings?

Bookings provide you with an environment to present your products, opportunity, and superior personal service, as well as the chance to turn your prospects into customers and business associates. In essence, bookings transform you from an outsider into a professional because they give you the time and place to conduct business.

So put yourself in business by filling your schedule with opportunities to share your benefits with others and make a difference in their lives.

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Here are some creative alternatives to the usual evening party:

1. A Double Hostess or Co-Hostess Party

Two Hostesses jointly invite their own guests and share the Hostess credit (previously determined between the two Hostesses).  This method is enjoyed by the Hostess who wants to hold a party, but does not want to have an entire party on her own.

2. Theme Parties

Here are some of our favorite Theme Party Ideas.


       Theme Party Ideas

  • Mother-daughter party
  • Birthday party
  • Bachelorette party
  • Mother’s Day party
  • Bridal shower
  • Holiday gift designing
  • Baby shower
  • Family reunion
  • Church group party
  • Teen girls party
  •  Tea party

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Mastering the art of booking is the greatest gift you can give yourself.  Bookings are the lifeline of your business because they ensure sales, income and business for years to come.  Make it an important goal to learn how to effectively ask for bookings.  Once you learn this, your schedule will remain full and your business will continue to grow.

Why Hold Parties?

Parties are an important part of your business building strategy because:

  • They are the primary source of sales, new customers, future party dates and potential team members.
  • They give you the opportunity to introduce new groups of people to the joy of purchasing beautiful jewelry.
  • They are the learning ground where you can fine-tune your sales, booking and sponsoring skills, which are essential to your long-term success.

The Party is important to others because it will help them:

  • Enjoy a unique and fun way to entertain friends and family!
  • Have an opportunity to purchase beautifully handcrafted jewelry.
  • Give guests the opportunity to learn how they can earn free jewelry by hosting an AZULI SKYE party of their own.

Remember, you have something great to offer! Feel proud to offer such a unique and valuable experience to your Hostesses and guests. When you are proud and excited about all you have to offer, you will lay the foundation for your booking success!

Keep reading to see our Memory Jogger exercise!

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If you want to attract more clients and experience more ease in your business, answer this:

Do You Have A Vision?…a “Technicolor Snapshot” in your mind of what your ideal life looks like? 

I’m not referring to a goal; goals come later.  Your compelling vision is far more powerful than goals because it has an emotional component – burning desire!

With this in mind, are you ready to take a step that can, in an instant, transform how you view the possibility of your life?

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The traditional working world with it’s rigid schedules and long commutes just does not work for many women (especially Moms). Part-time work is difficult to find, often pays low, and has schedules that are subject to the whims of the employer. There has to be a better way to help with the family finances…

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Use these recruiting seeds at parties or while out and about. Always leave them thinking about you, or wondering more about what you are talking about!

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Here’s an eagle’s eye view of the Six Essential Steps of Hostess Coaching. Following these simple steps will go a long way to ensuring the party is a success.

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When hostess coaching you should focus on 1)  building rapport, 2) increasing her motivation, 3) providing instruction, and 4) showing your appreciation.

Do these four things and you’ll have fewer cancellations, higher attendance, and more profits!

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When you ask for a booking you will occasionally encounter booking objections. Perhaps the customer is too busy, her house too small, she has few friends, or she has had little success with similar events. Accept objections as a natural part of your business and learn to overcome them effectively. This is another important step in mastering the art of booking the home party.

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