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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:22 pm 
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use as your spiel, to get your restaurant gig? I have looked through the forums but with no success. Some people just speak vaguely about it but I'm looking for something set that really works. If you can help me by telling me what you said to get the Manager/owner to hear you out and give you the job, that would be much appreciated?


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well ya if you say it like that he will!!!


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so i ask to speak with the manager/owner and say, " I will bring in more business and I am safe with everything"? I think at that point he will show me the door. I don't think that will work.

Thanks though.


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see above!!!! i changed it


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is that what you used?


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i made sure all worries were taken care of thats it!


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You need to buy some books on the subject Jose.

P.S. There are countless threads on here that have given good guidelines for making the pitch. If you aren't willing to go to the trouble of filling in the blanks - you don't deserve to get the job.


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Books....or Live at the Jail House DVD or Jay Sankey's Real Restaurant Work DVD.

Just remember..1st you have to be able to sell yourself.

Are you ready ? Do you have business cards ? Do you have a set of effects? Have you practiced ?

Have you ever worked in a restaurant ? (most helpful)

Do you want the restaurant going to pay you, or are you working for 100% tips ?

My personal tale, was that I went to T.G.I Fridays a lot..hung-out in the bar..(this was over time)..always brought cards rubberbands etc. with me (as I do most any time).

Just did tricks...The bartender liked me...got me an appointment with the Mgr. and got a "gig" mostly by chance..so I was not even really trying at that time.

KC


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I have routines, I have business cards and have done shows for bday parties, and youth groups. I have performed for strangers on the street. The only thing that I haven't done is work in a restaurant. I just ordered the Live at the Jail house dvd's. I hope they help me as far as table management, and tips on selling myself to a mnger/owner.

Thanks.


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Jose_Ruiz wrote:
I have routines, I have business cards and have done shows for bday parties, and youth groups. I have performed for strangers on the street. The only thing that I haven't done is work in a restaurant. I just ordered the Live at the Jail house dvd's. I hope they help me as far as table management, and tips on selling myself to a mnger/owner.

Thanks.


They won't help you as much as any of the restaurant-focussed books recommended in these forums every time this sort of question comes up would.


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Gerat the Jail House DVD is very good..also talks about table approch..and working as a "team" with the servers and staff.

More food for thought...

Your "sell" is not really that YOU will bring in people (at least not yet), but rather...you are HELPING with wait times...like waiting to be seated (lobby) to occupy them so they will not walk out because the wait is too long.

Also wait times when the kitchen orders get backed up (table).

Weekends are not the best time to "audition" or try to speak with mgr./owner...if they want to "try you out" a slower day would be better.

Remember if the customers like you...remind them to "mention you" to the cashier/mgr. etc. this will help "sell you".

KC


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thanks kc


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So in other words, your previous experience is in the opposite field to restaurant work?


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ukcop,

I haven't worked a restaurant before.


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ukcop wrote:
So in other words, your previous experience is in the opposite field to restaurant work?


There is no opposite field. Working as a kid's show magician will aid him in restaurants as well, and given the right location street magic is an excellent training ground for a restaurant worker.


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