The Secret To A Successful Essential Oil Class Invite
Whether online or in person, there are some key steps to follow when inviting to an essential oil class. Inviting your guests in an appropriately inviting manner will help you to hostess a successful party. Don’t overlook the power of the steps outlined in this article. It is a simple formula that has worked for me over and over to experience a successful essential oil class invite.
Set A Date
First, you will need to set a date. It is best to set your essential oil class date two to three weeks out from the actual event. This will give yourself time to plan and invite all guests personally. Consider the schedules of your guests when inviting, but don’t get bogged down with coordinating everyone. If someone can’t make it, you can set a coffee date time shortly after the essential oil class to tell them about everything you learned!
Create A Contact List
Once you’ve set a date, the next step is to create a list of contacts who may enjoy attending the class. Don’t just “invite to invite”. Be thoughtful and careful in this process. Write next to each person’s name WHY you think they could use the oils for themselves or their family. Some ideas might include: an individual wellness goal for themselves, a child or other family member, an interest in natural health, they are the type who like to make their own products to save money, perhaps they just want to decrease toxins in their home environment. You will also want to consider the possibility of those who would take advantage of the business opportunity. There are a multitude of reason someone would love to come to your essential oil class! Everyone needs oils, so this step is not to limit you. Writing down why you are inviting each guest simply allows you to be personal and caring. In turn, being personal and caring will lead to a successful essential oil class invite.
How Many To Invite
Your invite list should be a number that feels manageable for you to be able to personally invite each one. Do make it large enough to allow for some who won’t be able to fit it into their schedule. My suggestion is to think of about 40 people to invite to a single class. Next to each person’s name, I would like you to write the reason they personally might enjoy an essential oil class. You will share this reason with them when inviting.
Time To Invite
Next, it’s time to start inviting! For an in person event, about two weeks out is an ideal time frame to invite to an essential oil class. For an online class, you will have more flexibility. Online a week out seems to be about right. If you have your own oils, consider offering a sample oil for them to try before the class. Having an oil experience generates excitement, and the sample will make your potential guests feel extra special and valued. When your guests feel special and valued… you guessed it, your invitation is highly likely to lead to that successful essential oil class invite.
Key Point: How To Invite
So, you have identified who you are inviting, and why you are inviting them. You are at the correct timing, and ready to invite. HOW you invite your guests is a very critical piece. This is actually the most important part, and I can’t stress it enough.
The Secret Is…
You have to invite your guests personally. It doesn’t matter so much whether you call or text or send a message on Facebook. However you would normally communicate with that person is normally the best method to invite. But do invite them personally, with an individual and personalized message to each one.
Yes, I know that it can be a little bit scary to personally invite. It may seem time consuming, but it actually isn’t! You aren’t writing a novel, you are just saying “Hi, I’m inviting you to this class because I think it will benefit you and here’s why.” Refer to that handy list I had you write.
Do I Really Have To Be Personal?
A moment of honesty… I used to try all the “easy ways out” myself. Mass emails, mass group adds and mass event invites. (I’m so embarrassed by that now, by the way!) And… no one came to my events. Just myself and the crickets. This is because there is nothing personal about a mass invite, and very few are going to take the time to respond. There is little value in a mass invite. When you show your guests that you care about them, and let them know you want them to come to your class because of what it can do for them, it leads to the coveted successful essential oil class invite. Always make this invitation about what it can do for your guests instead of what it can do for you. Be service based in your invitation and you will go far.
Along with other essential oil sales leaders, I’ve proven that when you invite guests personally, it works fabulously. Your guests will likely be thrilled to attend your essential oil class, because you have shown them value in your invitation. A truly successful event hinges on this personal invite. You will fill a room with the power of the personal invite.
Why Does It Matter So Much?
A personal invite shows an individual that you value them. Being personal shows that you are thoughtfully inviting guests instead of using mass invites. A personal and thoughtful invite creates the event around your guests instead of yourself. This is so key… don’t you want your guests to feel special for being invited? Being personal builds so much momentum and excitement!
How Do I Make My Invite Personal?
A warm personal message is just like it sounds. An “I care about you” type of note. A personal invite simply takes that extra five minutes to chat. It should always be about them, and what we can do to help them. Your reason for inviting should never be about how the party may benefit yourself. Ask about their kids, the husband, the dog. A personal message simply outlines why you are friends in the first place! See, it’s really not hard, I promise. You value this person and your connection, so show them that when you invite to your oil class. As their friend, you are sharing a valuable product that has helped you. You now want to invite them because essential oils are a product they can also use to improve their lives! Come from a place of service and caring when you invite, and that invite will become very successful.
P.S. Are you interested in hostessing an essential oil class now that you know the secret formula for a successful essential oil class invitation? Contact me today and we can set something up! Not local? No problem! I can party online! Let’s chat.