When you are in business yourself, its important that you keep track of any commitments that you have. This means keeping track of when you have parties, when you have events or anything else that is relevant to your business. If you miss something, it can make you look like you do not care about your business or that the event is not that important to you.
While I will admit I am not perfect, and we all make mistakes, it is best to try and minimize these.
Years ago, a lady called me a day or two before her party. She had scheduled months prior with a different consultant but she had never heard from her. She had about a dozen people coming to her party but no consultant. She wondered if I could do the party for her. I was able to cover her event and it was over $1000. My best party ever! Sure, I didn’t have a chance to do hostess coaching but this lady was a great hostess on her own.
I screwed up last year and got my date confused for a trade show. That Saturday morning, my phone rang but I ignored it. I didn’t check the voicemail for a few hours and it turned out that I was missing the trade show. I hadn’t marked it down in my calendar and I had a different date in mind for it. I quickly packed up and was going to head out to it, but I ended up not going as I realized by the time I drove to the event and got setup, there would be maybe an hour left. Yes, it probably did not look that great for me, but my experience shows that most people come through in the morning.
Are these two examples enough to tell you why you need to make sure you keep track of your events and your calendar?