Looking for games to play at your next online direct sales party? Here are an even dozen fun and easy games to get your guests and hostess involved and having fun!
1. Alphabet Soup
Choose a product that starts with as many letters of the alphabet as you can. Give each letter, going one letter at a time. The first guest to name the product that begins with that letter earns a point. You can choose to allow any product beginning with the letter, or only a specific product.
For example, if your company sells a Mango scented candle and a Melon scented candle, you can allow both products or only the one you chose in advance. The guest who earns the most points wins a prize.
2. Company Trivia
Make a list of 10-15 trivia questions relating to your company products and website. The first guest to give you the correct answer or URL for that product page earns one point. The guest who earns the most points wins a prize.
3. Door Prize Drawing
Number your guests as they enter the chat room. Ask one of your children or one of the guests choose a number between one and the number of guests you have. The guest whose name corresponds with that number wins a prize. For example, if you have ten guests, and the number chosen is seven, the guest whose name is on line seven wins.
4. Guess the Secret Word
Pick a “secret word” before your online party begins and let your guests know what the word is–for example, the name of your company, or a key product such as “candle.” Ask guests to tell you every time you use the word during the party. The first person to tell you each time gets a point, and the one who has the most points at the end of the party wins a prize.
5. Make More Words
Give guests five minutes to see how many words they can make from the letters in your company name, slogan, or other phrase. At the end of the time limit, have them tell you how many words they found. The guest who got the most words must type in their answers. The guest with the most legitimate words wins a prize.
6. Online Scavenger Hunt
Give the guests a list of 10-15 products from your website. The first guest to give you the URL of the page each product is on earns one point. The guest who earns the most points wins a prize.
7. Party Perfect Guest
Tally the scores on this one giving guests one point for each item below, then award a prize to the one who earns the most points.
• Asking a Question
• Being on Time
• Booking a Party
• Bringing a Friend
• Making a Purchase
• Purchasing a Party Special
• Spending Over $25
• Subscribing to Your Ezine
• Winning a Game
8. Phrase of Fortune
Type an underline (“_”) for each letter in your company name, slogan, or other phrase. Have guests take turns guessing a letter. Fill in each correct letter the guest names and give her a chance to guess the correct phrase. The guest who guesses the phrase correctly wins a prize.
9. Pick a Letter, Any Letter
Secretly choose a letter that is in your company name but don’t tell the guests. Ask each guest to pick a letter from the name and tell you what it is. The guest(s) who choose the correct letter wins a prize.
10. Product Bingo
Type a list of your company products and related words. Have the guest choose five of those words and email the list to you. After you receive each guests’ list, begin randomly selecting words from your original list and typing them in. Guests check their lists of chosen words and the first person to type BINGO after you call all five of their words wins a prize.
11. Product Scrambler
Scramble the letters of the names of 10-15 products from your website. Give the first guest to unscramble each word a point. The guest who earns the most points wins a prize.
12. Who Knows the Hostess?
Ask several questions about the hostess such as “Where does she live?” or “How many kids does she have?” Have guests record their answers and tell you how many questions they got right when you’ve finished. The guest who knows the most about the hostess must type in her answers. The guest with the most answers correct wins a prize.
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While you are planning your direct sales party, remember to keep it fun so the guest’s attention will not start to wonder other places. Here are 5 fun home party games that will put jive into your party plan.
5 Fun Party Games for Direct Sales That Will Boost Your Business
If you are in direct sales, the money is all in the parties you do. You want your hostess and her guests to have as much fun as possible, but at the same time, you need to educate them on and interest them in your products. You may also want to plant the idea of one of them becoming a consultant. Party games can accomplish all of this while providing entertainment to the guests. Here are a few of our favorite games. Give them a try and watch your business grow.
This is an easy all-time favorite and an easy way to introduce a wide variety of products to the group.
Create some bingo cards by drawing a 4 by 4 box grid on a piece of paper. Write “Free” on the center box. Then write the names of your products on the remaining boxes in random order on each of the bingo cards and make yourself a set of cards with just one of the products on each card. You will use this set of cards to draw the bingo “numbers”. You may want to have a sample of each of the products with you and show it and talk about it when the product is drawn during the bingo game. As in ordinary bingo, the first person who has a row of items checked off wins a prize.
2) Get To Know Each Other Game
This game makes for a nice icebreaker, especially if most of the guests don’t know each other. It can also provide you some clues about who may be a potential prospect.
Pass around a bag of M&Ms. Tell everyone to take as many as they would like. Quickly ask them to count the number of candies in their hand. Each person then takes a turn standing up and telling as many things about themselves and their family as they have M&M’s. Of course no one is allowed to eat their M&Ms until they have had their turn.
3) How Well Do You Know Your Hostess?
Give a piece of paper to each of your guests and have them number it from 1 to 10. Then ask them to answer the following questions.
1) What is your hostess’s favorite color?
2) If she could have any vehicle, what would it be?
3) How many kids does she have?
4) What is her favorite hobby?
5) Who is her favorite actor?
6) What is her favorite animal?
7) What is her favorite TV show?
8) What is her favorite food?
9) What is her favorite scent or smell?
10) If you were in need of something, would your hostess give it to you if she can?
After everyone writes down their answers (including the hostess), read the questions again and have the hostess tell everyone her answers. The other guests mark on their papers if they got it right or wrong. The person with the most write answers wins a small prize or discount on their purchase.
You can change and rearrange any of the questions, but leave the last one in place. It provides a nice lead- in to mention that the hostess will get free product if they purchase a certain amount, and/or book their own parties.
4) Left Right Game
This game is a great way to start a party, right before you go into your presentation. Pass out one or two small gifts. Tell your guests that you will read them a story and that they should pass the gift to the person to the right when they hear the word “right” and to the left when you mention “left. The person holding the gift at the end of the story gets to keep it.
Here is the story:
I left my house and was on my way to (insert hostess’s name) house. But I soon discovered that I had left my directions at home, right by the phone! Well, I knew right away that I needed to have the right directions to (insert hostess’s name) house, so I turned left and I turned left and I turned right and made my way back to my house for the right directions. Sure enough, there they were, right where I had left them, right next to the phone.
Finally, I was on the right track. I arrived right on time and set up my (insert your company name) presentation right over here. You all arrived and sat down. I’m going to get right down to work and tell you about (name of company). I hope nothing will be left out. In a moment I’ll show you our new line of (insert your type of products) products. If you left home with the intention of shopping for gifts tonight, you’ll find we have the right gift for everyone. Think about upcoming birthdays and holidays, we don’t want anyone left out. I’d be happy to help you find the right gift for that special someone.
(Insert name of company) has a (insert number of days) –day return policy. When your merchandise comes in please check it right away. If something is not right please call me right away and you can be sure I will take care of it right away. You don’t want to be left with something you are not 100% satisfied with, right? If you’d like to be a hostess and earn free and discounted merchandise, this is the right time for you to explore hosting a party.
I’m enjoying being here with all of you tonight and I hope you are having fun, too. I know you can’t wait to see if we have that special item you have been looking for, so without further delay I will get right to the point of this party, which is showing you our great products! So, there is really nothing left for me to do except congratulate the winner, right?
5) Ask Me About My Job
This game is a great way to get your guests thinking about joining your company.
Get or make up some tickets.
Tell your guests that for the next 3 minutes you are going to play “ Ask Me About My Job”. The first person to come up with a question will get 3 tickets, the second person will get 2 and every question after that earns one ticket.
You will hear questions like “How long have you been doing this?” and “How many hours a week do you work?” Answer them as positively as possible. Good answers to the questions above would be “I’ve been doing this for 12 months and I’ve never had so much fun” and “ I only work evenings and weekends because I want to be home with my kids”.
After the three minutes are up, tell you guests to hang on to their tickets. You will have another short Q&A session towards the end of the party (your guests will have thought of some additional questions by then). After that have a drawing for a small prize.
This game is a great opportunity for you to teach your guests about your business and they may see how could benefit them.
Give a few of these games a try and put your own spin on them. All of these can easily be adapted and modified to work for you and the particular direct sales company that you represent. Go out there and have fun!