I am not persuasive or commanding. I'm a more passive aggressive whiner and shirker. I would not be good at sales or marketing. Yet - I am a communications professional - go figure. Unemployed communications professional, mind you.
I have never been one for direct sales or MLMs or whatever new-fangled catalog selling parties were popular. I don't like feeling the pressure and strain you feel when your friends try to sell you crap. However, I love a particular line of little girl clothes that is sold at trunk shows/parties/open houses (Matilda Jane). I've been to one before and spent a pretty penny.
Now I'm hosting my own trunk show this weekend at my house. This is very ambitious of me since I hate cleaning and entertaining. I try to avoid large crowds of women. I don't like selling - even though I won't be. So, I invited over 20 friends/acquaintances and used various communication tools to reach them: email, text, Facebook event invite and USPS mail. Not to mention the old fashioned method of face to face.
|Matilda Jane You & Me Collection|
Either way, I'm not very persuasive I've decided. I even promised delicious mimosas, coffee and pastries. What else does a girl need to dangle, a creepy balloon blowing clown or a male stripper?!
I'm over it. I'm not too bitter though - I have jilted other people when they have these types of parties. But now that I'm committed, I just want to get it over with. There are probably some clothes that I will want to buy anyway - I was just hoping for a discount. Matilda Jane has super cute clothes for women as well as girls.
There is my shameless plug for the brand. Did I persuade you? Didn't think so!
UPDATE: The trunk show went well! I LOVE the clothes. I bought over $400 worth of clothes for my chickadees and myself. (OUCH!) Sadly, only 3 of my friends actually showed up, and only 2 of them bought something, so it was ultimately a bust - as I was anticipating. I will probably NOT do that again as I am now in the hole for food/drink purchased and all the clothes bought, not to mention how much time I spent cleaning. *sigh* Lesson learned...