So I’m trying something new with my Thirty-One Facebook parties. I really wanted to focus on SIMPLE~EASY~FUN. But I also was struggling with 2 weeks events. That’s a lot of work on my part. So, when Thirty-One announced the 12 Weeks of Summer Incentive, it got me thinking about 7 day parties. And it just kind of snowballed from there. I need easy and structured. So I encourage you to write an outline like have, figure out what YOU want to share with your customers, and tailor it according to your own needs and customers. And remember, each party is different. Always ask your hostess what kind of guests she has: nurses/ teachers? You’ll want to post things that tailor to THEM.
I want to make it FUN for my hostesses and guests!!
So this is my 7 day Facebook party I have created:
1. 3 posts a day
2. I post using http://www.cinchshare.com, so I can pre-post all of those
3. I post at 9am, 2pm, and 7pm each day
4. I close the event 2 days before their actual party closes. WHY? Because I want to give them time to round up orders for those last 2 days, and it just helps me plan exact dates to start and stop those events.
I do a Facebook event the same way for every party. Whether they are having a home show, a catalog show, a Fundraiser, or a Facebook Party. They all get the same 7 day event. This is my way to get in front of as many people as I possibly can!
I focused on the product lines I wanted to showcase, booking seeds, recruiting seeds, and lead generation (getting follow up information).
I wrote down a list of absolutely everything I wanted to post in a FB event. And this is the outline I ended up with:
PRE-POSTS (I load these before I invite my host and before she invites all her friends)
1. Introduction to ME (always include a picture)
2. Bundle pictures to show what they can get and let them browse products
1. Introduction to FB party: what to expect from ME
2. Customer Special
3. Holiday Post: pictures to show how they could order 31 for events they already have going on (for instance, right now I posted Father’s day gift ideas, wedding gift ideas, and graduation gift ideas)
1. Roll Call
2. Utility Totes
3. Sports and Spirit line
1. Promising Picks Introduction
2. Promising Picks: pillows and canvases
3. Promising Picks: accessories
3. Wristlet straps
2. Home Organization
3. Home Organization
1. Birthday Survey
2. Jewell Purses
3. Thirty-One Purses
1. How to order
3. Customer special
Thank you note to everyone and link to my customer group to stay in touch
Here is my example for the DESCRIPTION of the FB event:
Sheryl is hosting a Thirty-One Party! And we cannot wait to show you all the brand new Jewell by Thirty-One bags AND all the brand new products from the Thirty-One line!
Would you like your own catalog mailed with your invitation and incentives to earn FREE gifts from me? Fill out this 2 second survey to get yours in the mail!
Want to view the whole catalog online? Just click here and you can view it on your phone or computer: http://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/catalog-spring-summer-2015?e=15013378%2F10774877
April customer special:
For every $35 you spend, you can choose up to THREE Oh Snap Bins or Oh Snap Pockets for just $5 each!
Ready to order?
Go to http://www.buymybags.com
Click on ORDER
Click on Sheryl’s name!
So Here is an example of my Introduction:
Hello everybody! My name is Melissa Fietsam, and I am an Independent Senior Executive Director with Thirty-One. I have been with the company for over 6 years. And I’m SO excited to be featured in the catalog on page 24, you’ll have to check it out! I absolutely love my job and want to introduce myself and Thirty-One. I have 5 crazy children and am married to my high school sweetheart. I am a retired Registered Nurse. I worked in the Emergency Room and taught LPNs on the side. I was able to supplement my income with Thirty-One, and now I’m a full-time mom and business owner!
I love Thirty-One because it gives women the freedom to pursue their dreams. It’s so much more than just a bag:) It’s all about celebrating, encouraging, and rewarding women. And I can’t wait to tell you more about it!
I love to give away prizes! And we will be giving away random prizes throughout the online portion of Kelly’s party! For each comment, post, or question…you’ll be entered to win! So let’s have some fun!!
And here is an example of My DAY ONE:
I can’t wait to show you all the NEW with Thirty-One!! Who has been to a Thirty-One party before and who has never heard of Thirty-One?
And what’s this FB party all about?
- We will have a 7 day event!
- Give away some FREE prizes
- I’ll post lots of ideas for great products and how to use them
- And we’re going help your hostess earn LOTS of free and half price items!
- And just have some FUN! That’s what this is all about, SIMPLE~EASY~FUN!
And if you have questions at any time, please let me know! I ❤ to answer questions. If you’d like to view the entire catalog, just go to http://www.buymybags.com and click on the catalog! When you’re ready to order, find your hostesses name and order away. Or you can always message or call me and I can place the order for you:
Let’s start with one of our #1 selling products…the Large Utility Tote. Did you know these are only $10 on the customer special this month? For every $35 you spend, you get to pick any large utility tote for just $10!! Who has one and what do you use yours for?
And we’re also introducing our stand tall inserts for the large utility totes. Spend $35 and get one for $15! Check it out!
So this is for our graduates, our weddings, and our FATHER’S DAY! Don’t forget all those Dad’s. We have some really great products for the men in your life! So what’s coming up this summer?
Father’s Day (June 21st)
Which ones are you searching for?
I’m getting a canvas pillow for my hubby, and using fabric paint to put the kids hand prints on it…
Personalizing a gift on a special holiday, is priceless! Let me know what you’re shopping for and I can help you come up with a GREAT gift!
So anyways…I hope this helps for you to see how I structured my FB events. It helps so much to have a PLAN. A STRUCTURE. And to be able to pre-load all those into cinchsare.com at your own convenience. Now I don’t have to worry about anything! I feel like I got some control back, I feel like I’m touching all points. Figure out what YOU want to share and then make your own outline!!
Oh! And Thursdays will be my GAME days. So I’ll post games in all events on Thursdays. So I know Friday is my day to draw winners and mail or message prizes!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!
Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
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