I recently attended a Thirty-One party, and the consultant played a game with us which left me quite intrigued and determined to adapt it for Stampin' Up use. She was able to not only break the ice with this game, but work in recruiting statements in a totally non-pushy way.
It didn't have a name that I am aware of, so I am calling it "My Own Private Island" Game, for reasons which will become clear.
Start by giving each guest a blank sheet or half sheet of paper (if you have forgotten to bring these, in a pinch you can have them draw on the back of the sale flyer or grid paper.) They'll also each need a pen or pencil.
Tell the guests to close their eyes and not to open them until they are told to do so. After each step of the game, they are to lift their pencil up and hold it in front of their faces so that you know they are done. This also makes the game even more fun, as they tend to lose their mental place on the page and the drawings get crazier.
In order, tell them to draw the following things, pausing between each to allow them time to draw and lift their pencils between the steps: an island; a palm tree on the left; three coconuts on their palm tree; themselves on the right; a shopping bag in their right hand; money in their left hand; the word "free" under the shopping bag; and finally, three friends up in the sky.
Have them open their eyes and see what they have drawn. There are usually lots of giggles and comparing of scribbles. Have each person pass their drawing to the guest on their left. Then have them total up the points as follows:
- one point for drawing waves and/or sunshine with their island
- if the palm tree is on the island, one point
- one point for each coconut that is touching the tree
- two points if they drew hair on themselves
- if the shopping bag is touching the person, one point
- two points if the word "free" is under the shopping bag
- if the money is touching the person at all, one point
- one point for each friend drawn with a smiley face
Then as they total up their scores, you tell them the meaning of the drawing. The island represents the exotic locations they could visit as a result of their Stampin' Up business. The waves and the sunshine reflect how good they will feel when they accomplish their goals. The palm tree is for how relaxing it is to be your own boss. The shopping bag represents the wonderful products we carry, and the word "free" stands for the loads of product they will receive as a demo. The money reflects how they have a great opportunity to earn extra income. The three friends represent all the wonderful people that the new demo is going to meet during her Stampin' Up journey, and the smiley faces are to show that everyone is having a ball!
The highest score wins. Have a cute prize handy for the winner, and then tell them you'll be happy to answer any questions they have about how Stampin' Up can help them get on that island and make their own goals and dreams a reality.