Your hostess is the KEY to a successful virtual party, and here’s why.
Whether you are hosting an in-person party (remember those days!) or preparing for a virtual party, your hostess is the bridge between you–the stranger–and the other guests. When you host an in-person party, it’s much easier to create and establish that physical connection. During a virtual party, however, your hostess is crucial in helping to create that know, like, and trust factor for you even from the start!
If you want your virtual party to be a success, it starts with coaching your hostess. Remember, she already said “Yes!!” to hosting a party. She wants to make it fun and a success for you, so tell her what she needs to do to have that successful party! Again, this isn’t extra work for her–she WANTS to be there!
These are two crucial tips EVERY beauty consultant needs to know when coaching her hostess:
Talk to her about how she can talk to her guests
This might mean sending her a script that she can text her guests. Encourage her to sway away from the dreaded mass add of invites to the group.
Have you ever gotten one of those random notifications where someone has invited you to join their group? Those ones where you think to yourself…”I have no idea what this group is even about, and ummm…I haven’t talked to this person in years.” Instead, have her send individual messages to those she wants to invite. It makes the invitee feel special, and that is what this is all about!
Talk to her about the games you’ll be playing/posts you’ll be making
This step assumes that you know what you’re going to post beforehand…and you should! Go into your party having a PLAN, and let your hostess in on it! In addition to getting her in the know, make sure your hostess is engaged in the posts. You see, when she posts FIRST, it will encourage others to follow suit. Going first can be a really scary thing! Remember during school when your teacher would ask, “Okay, who wants to go first and share their presentation?” Yeah, I’m already diverting my gaze from this post as I type that! It took courage to go first, but afterwards, everyone else in the class was at a little more ease.
The same goes for your virtual party, believe it or not! When your hostess says, “Yes, I’ll go first!” and interacts with the posts, she’s giving her friends the GIFT of going second! You will find much more interaction when your hostess is engaging in your content!
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