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Welcome to your Virtual Party Script. Your parties are about to go to a whole new level! We want to help you be the Rockstar consultant we know you are, which is why we’re giving you the total low-down on your script.
Before you get started, come on over and join our Facebook training group, where you’ll find other newbies and lots of veterans who can help you navigate your way through the best parties your guests have ever seen! We run regular training sessions using a sample script, so you can see all the ways you can make your script work for you.
Now, let’s get started! Let’s assume (yes, we know what assuming does…work with us here) that you have a general understanding and familiarity of Facebook’s features. If you don’t, that’s totally cool. We all started at the same place! If you are new to Facebook, save this article for later, and head on over to Facebook’s Help Section to learn about the platform first. Trust us, it will make things much easier!
Getting Friendly with the Dashboard
The dashboard of your account is where you are going to find everything you need for your Go Party Scripts account. To find it, head on over to our website and login to your account. To login look at the top, right corner of your screen for the little silhouette of a person. Click that and it will bring up the login screen for you.
Enter the Username and Password you selected when you purchased your script. Then hover over the little silhouette again and select ‘Dashboard’ when it appears. If you don’t have an account yet, simply enter your email and a password of your choice under the ‘Register’ heading of the popup.
Now that you’ve located your dashboard, you can see that this is where you’ll come for your orders, subscriptions, changes to your profile and most importantly, your downloads. Before you can run your chosen script, you’ll need to download it.
Simply click the ‘Downloads’ box and select the theme you want to work with. Once you’ve downloaded your file, you’ll need to unzip it. To learn more about how to unzip a file, check out our help guide.
Note: If you are working with our free script, these files will be in the email you received. Please check your inbox for the links to download.
It’s All In the Details
Now that you’ve downloaded and unzipped your file, you have access to all the components you need to get started on your party. The first thing you want to do is find the User Guide. While it can be ever so tempting to skip past the User Guide, we highly encourage you to read it.
The User Guide is like your quick start guide, and will save you all sorts of headache and heartache down the road. Okay, so that may be a touch dramatic, but read it anyway mmmkay? We promise it will be worth it.
If this is your first party you will want to check out the “What You Will Need” list before you dive in to running your script. It’ll also be a good idea to look through all of the documents included with your download so that you have an idea of what each piece is for. As we go through this guide, the “What You Will Need” list will start to make more sense.
Once you’re done reading the User Guide, it’s time to open the file called Worksheet. (Having trouble with the worksheet? Check out our Help Section) This is essentially the road map for your script. It’s where you find all of the post content, a list of corresponding graphics and media, the schedule for your posts, and extra notes that will help you along the way.
To keep things simple, let’s go through the posts that require your input in the same order that they appear on the worksheet. This will provide you with a more in-depth look into the purpose of each post and help you to get the most out of your party script.
For any posts that are part of the pre-party, the work is already done. You will notice that for some posts there are options for you to choose from. This is your alternative content. It gives you the opportunity to change up your parties while still using the same theme, and is part of our Go Script Guarantee which ensures that your script won’t land you in Facebook jail. So, the only work you have with the pre-party posts is deciding which of the alternative posts you want to use. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
Post 1 is where the party officially kicks off! In some scripts, you’ll have alternative posts to choose from, but other than that all of the work for this post is done. This first post is a chance for your guests to tell you a little about themselves, and for you to start interacting with them one-on-one.
Be sure to respond to as many comments as possible, so your guests feel like you are paying attention to them. Greet them and interact as you would if you were meeting them at a home party! By helping them feel welcome, they are more likely to stick around, pay attention to your product posts, and engage with the rest of your party.
Post 2 is all about giving your guests the lowdown on how this party works! It’s particularly helpful for people who join late because it tells them how to find the post you are currently on, and in what order to read through the stuff they’ve missed. It also has an easy call to action (or CTA as the pro’s call it) that helps with your overall engagement.
Post 3 is all about the party playlist. This feature is one of the biggest hits of our parties for both consultants and guests! The cool thing is, once your guests have the link, they can listen to the playlist anytime they want. It’s like the online equivalent of a party bag!
Post 4 is your first chance to introduce yourself and your company. It may seem strange but we have intentionally left those things out until this point in the party. It’s critical that your guests see that your party is about fun and entertainment, before it is about sales. It’s about them, not you and that’s why we’ve done it this way.
This post is an important one because it is an opportunity to start building on the personal relationship you’re creating with your guests. They already know you’re fun, because your pre-party was awesome, but now they need to get to know you! Use this post to share something interesting or quirky about yourself, and help them figure out who you are.
You’ll also want to share a little bit about your company and why you love it! If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could pre-record a video introduction. Just remember to keep it to 1-1.5 minutes, so your guests have time to watch it before your next post.
POST 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 & 16
If you follow any ‘Social Media for Business’ pros, you probably already know how important it is to focus on more than promotional content to sell your product. We like to think we’re pros too and that’s why we follow the same guidelines. This basic understanding of consumer psychology is the reason behind the quantity and location of every single post in your script. That’s why, as tempting as it may be to add more promotional posts, we strongly encourage you to only use as many as the script has spots for.
The post numbers listed above are your product posts, and refer to what we call your “Product Set”. We have put together a separate blog post about Creating Your Product Set for Your Virtual Sales Party that we highly recommend reading.
To give you a basic idea, your ‘product set’ is the group of products that you are going to showcase during your party. Take a minute now to read through the blog post. It will give you lots of ideas as well as tips and tricks for creating the perfect product set.
We recommend including a brief write-up about your product and pictures with each of your product posts. If you’re creating a product set for the first time, we find it easiest to have your catalogue in-hand as you complete this task. Your company has already compiled your products in an order that likely makes sense to your customers, so use what they’ve done to make it easier on yourself! (Hint: if you’ve run any online parties before you may already have something you can use).
Showcasing product categories (rather than an individual product) is an excellent way to highlight more of the products your company sells without increasing the number of promotional posts.
Work on creating one product post at a time. It may seem overwhelming at first, but once you have the first couple of products done, the rest will be a breeze. And don’t forget, once your product set is complete, you can use the exact same one in every theme we offer!
When your posts are complete, you can keep them in a separate document or enter them straight into the product posts on your worksheet.
We know that sometimes it’s easier to have someone create a sample for you using your company’s products, which is why we created our Team Training Package. If you’re a Team Leader, we can help you get your consultants up and running with their theme parties with this training session that includes a 90-minute online party, already customized with your products.
POST 6 & 9
It’s Game Time! Having fun is a big part of what makes your theme parties stand out. Part of the alternative content of your virtual party script is the games you have access to. Choose whichever ones you think you’re host and their guests will like best.
Some games require more explanation than others, so be sure to check your download files for any corresponding game instructions. Also take a look at the extra notes section on your worksheet for any little reminders we’ve included.
Having prizes for your games is important too. We often get asked what kind of prizes you need and that is completely up to you! Anything from a discount to free shipping to free product can work as prizes. Be creative and work within your budget. Party prizes do not have to be extravagant to be effective!
This post has been included so that you have a spot to highlight any product promotions you or your company offer. If it changes regularly, make sure to change the content of this post before you host another party (if you use the same product set from party to party). If a company special is not part of your party structure, you can replace this post with an additional product post!
Expanding your network can be a challenge for many direct sellers, which is why it’s so critical to expand upon the relationships you build during your party. You need somewhere to connect with your party guests when your party is over, which is why our scripts include a social media connection post.
This gives you a chance to redirect your new customers to whichever place you choose. For many consultants this is a Facebook group or page. By inviting them to join you somewhere else, you can keep the relationship going, and ensure you can convert your new friends to long-term customers.
Post 15 is a booking game. Asking for bookings is something that should come at the end of your party, when your guests have had a chance to experience your parties first-hand. If you play this game too early, you can scare people away because you haven’t had a chance to build the relationship yet!
The secret to a successful booking game is in the way you present the opportunity. We have already worded this post in a way that showcases the benefits of hosting a party, so you don’t have to worry about it!
Be sure to read the additional game instructions for your booking game before you start your party, and decide what prizes you’re going to use before you start.
Even though you’ve already played a booking game, you still want to highlight how great your hostess benefits are! Use this post to show your guests what they can earn by hosting your next party.
Pro Tip – Give your guests a choice of what theme they can choose for their party! Use this post to mention some or all of the themes you have available. If your guests are able to see some of the popular themes you run, they are even more likely to book with you because they can find a theme that excites them!
Growing a team is a big part of being in any direct sales business and that’s why you want to highlight the consultant opportunity. Now that your guests know what a great consultant you are, you want them to have the chance to sign up under you.
After sharing a short description of your opportunity, invite your guests to ask you for information with “no obligation.” Doing so gives your guests the chance to ask questions without worrying about being pressured into joining. Your party has been focused on selling without being spammy and you want your consultant opportunity to be the same.
This is your shopping post! After all, shopping is why you’re partying, right?! Everyone prefers to take orders differently, so use this post to tell people how you want them to shop (send their orders to you, order online, etc.) You can also explain how shipping works, and when your party will be closing. Be sure to be available online for at least 20 minutes after the party to answer any questions your guests may have.
Post 20 is your final order reminder post. It’s important to remind your guests to get their orders in before the party closes. A reminder often helps bring in last minute orders and boosts sales. It also closes off your party in a fun way so your guests remember how great partying with you was!
Scheduling Your Posts
Now that we’ve finished all the content for your party we have to scheduling your posts. Keep in mind that you can make your posts in real-time if you want to control the pace of your party. However, we find that, especially if you haven’t run a party like this before, scheduling your posts keeps your party running on-time and allows you to focus more on interacting with your guests.
To determine your post schedule, open your worksheet and go to box H1. In this box you will need to enter the date and time of your party. After you’ve entered that information, your worksheet will automatically update the posting schedule for you, so you know exactly what date and time to schedule each post!
Scheduling your posts can be done directly through your party platform, or through a compatible scheduling software. We love Cinchshare for post scheduling on Facebook! That’s why we’ve teamed up with them to give you an extra 30 days for a FREE trial! Use this affiliate link with Promo Code CSfree and you’ll get a total of 5 weeks to try out the program and see if you love it as much as we do. Once you start your trial, make sure to check out the Batch Post feature. It will make running your parties so much easier!
Setting Up Your Party Online
Before you can schedule your posts you will need to decide where you’re going to run your party. The most popular places for virtual parties are in a Facebook Group or Facebook Event. Your party can also be run in other online platforms such as Sqweee.
When it comes to deciding which place to run your party, it really comes down to personal preference. Whichever you choose, we recommend keeping it private, so that you have to be a member of the party to see the content. You’ve invested in yourself and your business, and you don’t want to give away what you’ve worked hard for.
While the setup of your first party may seem like a bit of work, we promise it will be more than worth it! Once you’ve done it once, the rest will be a piece of cake! For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, our Support Page or email our Support team. We’re always here to help!