If you are part of a direct sales program then chances are you do in-home presentations. Parties, we like to call them. Any home party consultant who is having any success does not just do a product demonstration. Hate to break to you, but that’s boring. It is not engaging. A successful home party consultant has a presentation that is more than just an informative sales pitch. They make it engaging. Fun, even. And one great technique used by most home party consultants is that of funny party games.
The goal of these funny party games is to make sure that their guests are enjoying themselves. This serves multiple purposes. It makes the guests feel more laidback with the consultant (and people buy from people that they like – remember that), it makes the guests want to book a fun party of their own, and it can illustrate to the hostess and guests alike how much fun it is to be a consultant for that company. Funny party games can increase sales, bookings, and recruiting efforts. Do I have your attention now? Good. So let’s talk about some party games that you can play at your next show.
Never Have I Ever
At the beginning of the game, give each guest 10 pennies (or tokens, fake dollar bills – whatever you want to use). Starting with the hostess, every guest should share something that they have never done before, but that the other guests may have done.
An example could be “Never have I ever been stopped by the police”. Anyone who HAS done that will have to give up one of their pennies and give it to the person who made the statement. Go around the room twice (unless there is a very large group. The person who has the most pennies at the end of the game wins. This game can get a little crazy depending on the crows, but it usually quite funny.
Interactive Presentation Game
This game is designed to make sure people are paying attention to your presentation. What you want to do is teach your guests actions or sounds that they should make when you say key words or phrases during your presentation. These actions and sounds can be as silly as you want them to be.
For example, whenever you talk about the hostess rewards, they can yell out “Yeah, baby!” and whenever you talk about the benefits of becoming a consultant, they can scream “CHA-CHING!”. Every time someone does this, give them a point (only to the first person to do so each time). The person with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Another fun game that you can play is Telephone. I’m sure you remember this game from your days on the playground. Line your party guests up in a row. Whisper something in the first person’s ear. It should be something fairly long. This is a great opportunity to plant a recruiting or booking seed.
For example, you could say “I love [Your Company’s Name] because the hostess gets tons of free goodies and the distributors get to make megabucks. Cha-ching, baby.” That person then whispers what they heard in the ear of the next person, and so on down the line. No one is allowed to repeat anything (that’s the fun of the game).The last person has to say aloud what they heard.
Usually what happens is that the message gets a bit skewed (either accidentally or on purpose) by the time it gets to the end of the line. Then you can clarify what the original message was (and even expound on the benefits of hosting a party or joining your company if that was the message.
These are just some of the many party plan games out there. And to make it easier for you to have the games and templates you need at your next party, we have fabulous Party Games for Consultants resources available to members of our Shooting Stars club. It’s inexpensive, easy to participate, and can grow your business to unbelievable levels. Info below.