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Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!

Lesson 19 of 24

Consultant Highlight with CTMH Consultants Karen, Michelle, and Kristina


Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!

Lesson 19 of 24

Consultant Highlight with CTMH Consultants Karen, Michelle, and Kristina


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Consultant Highlight with CTMH Consultants Karen, Michelle, and Kristina

Well, I definitely felt like I was at a party and my goodness, the energy that you have, we could bottle that and sell that in the catalog to wait can lock awesome. Christina jews? Yes. All right, cristina, while our students are working on their layouts, I have some questions that I wanted to ask you about home gathering. So you started in two thousand five and you have then so successful that you've earned so many incentive trips. And again, like I said earlier, you also have a full time job, husband who's, traveling a lot and gone. And so how are you able to do this and wire home gatherings, the key part of your business? Um, truthfully, which, as you know, I'm very honest truthfully for me home gatherings or just where I seemed to fit and that's, because I looked at these other areas on dh talked to consultants about things they were doing to succeed, and they had great success and things that I just didn't know how I would be able to dio I know consultants have great success with ...

crops and great success with vendor events in great success with clubs, and I literally remember talking to a consultant about clubs, and she said, well, you know, I have six people, and I thought you have six customers, I couldn't believe she had six customers because I thought, I can't even find one at this point, and so for me ah, home gathering seem natural because I knew I could find one person I could convince one person to have a party for me. I had also bento a home party. So that's, how I was introduced to not only the product, but the consultant and I felt an immediate connection with that consultant, and I felt like she was really just trying to help me, not necessarily sell something to me, which was really just really, really unique on dh that made me think I could do this. She made me believe that I could do that. Well, you definitely can do this as we all saw it today. All right, so what is the greatest benefit to your business of doing home gatherings? Again? I'm going to go back to what I started with, and one of the biggest benefits for me was that there was very low overhead. Our consultant kit really comes with everything in it that you need to start and kind of hit the ground running with doing home parties, you have multiples of items so that as you have a group like we have here creating a project, it doesn't take, you know, hours because they can, you know, each use the different items that you have, so it was a really low overhead cost free because I had the supplies that they needed, and that was so important to me. Another thing was that, as I said, I really just wanted to find one person. I think that how did you find the one person to host a party? I mean, I think that's probably what people are thinking is asking how how do I do that? It took some begging. I won't get you, but it's okay, I literally just kind of really, you know, we all have friends, we all have families and you know what? At the end of the day, they want you to succeed and they want you to succeed because they believe in you and they want to help you. So I really reached out to the people closest to me and asked them to help me get the started like literally even if you don't scrap up, you don't stand, can you please just do this event for me and invite everyone, you know, because someone has to do this. So it was really just came down to asking I was a little bit shy, I didn't feel comfortable, some people are great and approaching people they don't know. I know that's hard to believe I'm like you're shy I want it was a long, long time ago with the star away but I was there was a time when I was I was a little intimidated and I was new at this so I you know, I wasn't so sure of myself. So I really reached out to the people who I love and I know wanted to help make awesome that's. Great. All right, so what are your top three tips that you would give to consultants to have an amazing home party? Okay, I would say toe absolutely. Make sure that they're hostess invites everyone in anyone. I think that we have so many product there are really good for everyone out there. Sometimes people will kind of just think of this is it's just scrap booking and stamping, which I hope from this party, you realize that it is so much more than just trafficking, ramping. So invite really encourage your hostesses to invite everyone that they know, because we have so many things that can really touched so many people who different do different things. Another thing that I a tip that I would give for our consultants is what close to my heart offers for our consultants and that's things like the things that come in the consultant kit use thes things as tools at your parties there really designed to help you have successful parties, he said, all up for us, all we have to do is kind of implement them and the third thing that I would really say is that you just have to try really have to just give it a go hardy ago so even if you're feeling a little bit unsure of yourself and you're just not quite, you know, feeling like you're there, you have to give it a try practice with your friends and family people know that, you know, I say I'm not a trained professional, whatever happens up here can just kind of happened how it happened and it's okay, we're human given to try until you get more comfort, more progress. Weii well, you know, we live in such a digital age now, and people are connecting online on social media I mean, we're having a great success and social media to and we've heard the buzz that people really don't want have parties anymore or they're not having gatherings anymore because they can just do it online in the comfort of the home right? And I actually get that question a lot from consultants and all I can say to you is I don't see it it is not what I see I can tell you that, you know, I average over one hundred gatherings a year doing this in addition to a full time job. And I deserve applause for I fit those in around my full time job so I could absolutely do more. But you know what? My limit it because I want to be able to do other things I can tell you that I I truly believe that you can order things you know, online and they can ship to your house. And you could open up one of those workshops on the go and know exactly what you want to do with that. But I'm also a firm believer that our product is so unique and so different that part of what you need when you get that is me or your consultant, you need us too, really? Just kind of help you show you the different things that you khun dio. I mean, would you imagine that you could do any of this? It could be a real our well, I mean, repairing yeah, it kind of just a little help along the way. And the other thing that I find and again, I don't think this is just me there's. Nothing magical in upstate new york. But while there's magic thanks, but no thanks, sorry, I thought the other thing that I really find is that my people love to be together. They love how they want to get to know your connection, that in person they and that is tried and true exactly they want to share their thing that he has been so illuminating. This is a great training for anyone, who's thinking about joining close to my heart. You've seen it here. How it's posse able to throw a very successful home gathering. So, christine, I'm going to turn it back over to you and have you wrap up your party. Thank you very much. Awesome. Ok, so in closing ladies, just as you finish your artwork, let me go through a couple of last just kind of housekeeping items for you that we have. You all have folders that looked like this in front of you, so pretty right. I know I love this new folder inside of it are basically some vital tools that you need vital. They're so important there are things super important, like specials who doesn't want to know about specials, right? The I want specials s so we have a stamp of the month program and that's, the first flyer that you'll see there every month close to my heart, has a special called the stamp of the month you can get that stamps that on lee in that month. So if you love it you need to make sure to get it that month now you can purchase it outright in its prices seventeen, ninety five or with a fifty dollars purchase you can get it for just five dollars so I know right five dollars for a stamp that and you can see I have a page here and also a card that air both created using that stamp of the month so that is a special that we have ongoing every month and it's completely acceptable and normal as you're sitting there to kind of look ahead if the other months and see what is coming so that you can pick the month that you want to do your gathering in right I know I do the same thing so look ahead to see what's coming talk to your friends and figure out who's going to do what month because it's always just a really great stamps at additionally in there is a heart gauge form and I would love for you to take a few minutes and just fill out that heart gauge form because it helps me help you and that's what I'm here to dio this is going to tell me if you're interested in hosting a party yourself if you're interested in joining maybe my online community if you perhaps want to join our team enjoying close to my heart this will let me know how I can help you so that's the heart page form and then of course is also your order form and that's where you fill out your order once you have that completed you can just come up to me if you have questions I'm happy to help you through it. I'll also check to make sure that you have everything you need so maybe specific block sizes for stamp sets I can help you with that when you come up to see me. So these are kind of just all of our little forms that go along with the idea book in leslie I just want to touch our consultant kit which I have displayed over here consultant kit and also our straight to the top program and I just want to talk to you a minute about close to my heart and what it has done for may. When I joined close to my heart I had been to one party so I went to a party I hosted my own and I joined it was that quick because I instantly I fell in love with our product ok like I see many of you are doing today as well and it has changed my life as monica said in the beginning some of the things that has done for me is provide income for me teo put towards household things that I never thought I could contribute extra towards it's also a source on my studio j photos my husband and I have been able to travel to places that we never in a million years imagined we would go I mean, who really thinks they're going to go to rome? Not not me. I certainly never imagined I would be able to. I joined for the discount to be completely honest. It's a really good discount. I joined for the discount, but I have stayed because it has truly changed my life. My family's life on guy I think who I am as a person. So it's just a incredible opportunity and what I d'oh, I just want you all to know that you can d'oh there's nothing magical about what I d'oh. I have no special training. I have no special courses, it's just me on dh what close to my heart provides us with and you can really take this any place you want to go, the sky's the limit so if it's something you're interested in, mark it on your heart gauge form and I would love to talk to you about it on your way out so thank you everyone for taking the time to be with us today. Yes, before you finish, can you just tell me what the difference is between this little catalog and the big one that you walked us through? Absolutely thank you so much for asking that small catalog is a supplement to our large catalog, which basically equals more stuff. I love it, right? So that's kind of seasonal stuff if you're looking for christmas things that's in that supplement right now, it does change out. Thank you so much for asking that so it's more good stuff in there. So thank you. And thank you guys so much for participating. You're great. And naomi, thank you so very much for hosting and we're going to get you that bag. I have a feeling naomi's keep in that bag whether she gets there. Not a little scary if you think you're any motivation. Thank you. Dina is fantastic. Yes, kenneth. Questions for you. First of all, christina, everyone says your hair looks amazing. Thank you. Like every day basically, truly, your energy just is shining through and you have so much love and support that is coming through. So thank you for that. We have comments like this helps all of us. Look, no, christina helps us all look like scrappy experts. She rocks. I'm her loyal fan and I live five hours away. This is diane harrison who says hashtag worth the drive I hours just you I mean, who wouldn't it's a fantastic ok, so a couple questions uh let's see becky glad hill says is that heart gauge form something that is available to us as consultants and if so, where would we find it? Yes it's on the comte I felt website which is so great close to my heart has an entire program they developed to help consultants do home gatherings it's literally everything that I use everything that I used comes right from there I don't I'm not going to creating artwork or forms for instance so I use that's their form but it is so perfect for us because it really helps us find out how we can help our customers. So yes thank you could plug for the training department incredible get that kind of and this one more piece of feedback from kathy wilcox who says I just love that what christina khun dukan be duplicated by anyone I don't have to invest a ton of money the new consultant kit is all I need to get started and I can build a fun and exciting business and I know that's exactly why you all are here today but truly if I could just watch you over and over in that segment I honestly believe that I could get up and do what you're doing because it's incredible you are really incredible so thank you thank you thank you so much I first picked her to kind of tio it was totally doping

Class Description

Discover your creativity and celebrate the relationships that matter to you with the beautiful artwork of Close To My Heart!

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