Social Engagement: High
What’s What: Are you a little bit obsessed with new products? If you are, why not get paid to give out samples or do demonstrations?
Amava Take: Want to be the first to use (or taste!) a new product? Product demonstrators (also sometimes called Brand Ambassadors) offer samples of something new or show others how to use a new product. We’re talking about anything from food and beverages to software, small appliances or home supplies. The bottom line is you get a chance to become an expert so you can effectively showcase how great the product is and get buyers on the bandwagon.
From the Front Lines:
What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions?
Outgoing, friendly people who are comfortable public speakers and fast learners.
Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?
The more you know about the brand history, the better.
What’s a typical daily schedule like?
This is generally shift work in a retail or convention setting.
From the Trenches:
What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?
It’s really fun to surprise people with something new that they’ll enjoy eating, drinking or using.
How would you describe the hard parts?
There are times when people say “no, thanks” before I’ve finished my sentence!
What surprised you the most about the experience?
How curious most people are about new products and food items.
Special Requirements: Often, a high school diploma or GED will be enough to get you started, but for certain more specialized or tech-related products a Bachelor’s degree may be required. Most important is the ability to generate enthusiasm for the product you represent.
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Finding a Position: This company arranges product demonstrations for Costco and is hiring all over the country. Other business solutions companies also hire Product Demonstrators on behalf of their clients, such as Sam’s Club, Bed, Bath & Beyond and more. If you specifically want to work in a store, this group works with many major national brands.