Excuses to Avoid Seminar

Are you ready for the push to go to Mary Kay Seminar? You can’t miss it! This will catapult your business. You NEED to hear what is being said there. You can’t afford to not go. THIS will be your year.

But if all of the positive slogans aren’t enough to convince you to go, then they are going to have to start shaming you. Any of your reasons for not going are “excuses” and your director is going to overcome those objections.

Here is one NSD’s take on it. We’ve seen the list of “excuses” before, and she has her own spin.

EXCUSES YOU WILL NEED TO OVERCOME:

1. “I don’t have the money.”

That’s exactly why you NEED to go. Expenses will be staggered over the next 4 months,so start putting something aside from each sale.The anticipation of going will increase your productivity this summer (I see it happen every year) & you will be even more productive when you get home. Plus, all expenses are tax-deductible, so about 1/3 of the expense can come back to you at tax time, & another chunk comes back to you in free product, so the net cost of attending ends up being only about 1/3 of what you will be out-of-pocket. When you come home & work your business with the new level of confidence & expertise that the Seminar experience gives you, you make much more money long-term.

Trust me, if a lack of cash is your situation, YOU CANNOT AFFORD NOT TO GO! Seminar is for ALL consultants, not just the full-timers.On average 25faceswill pay your expenses, so use Seminar as a booking tool now!

2. “I can’t leave my children.”

Kids need a break from Mom, too. They’ll appreciate you even more! Begin making arrangements now. What this trip costs in inconvenience, it will pay off in glory! Birthday conflicts? Celebrate twice!

3. “My husband doesn’t want me to go.”

If your husband’s job required him to be away from home for 4-5 days in order to better his business, would YOU say he couldn’t attend? Take him with you! He’ll love it!

4. “I don’t deserve to go, because I didn’t meet the goals I set for myself this year.”

NONSENSE! Seminar attendance is not a reward for a great year (although if you had one, we’ll celebrate it!) Seminar is the catalyst for making next year great! The most significant Seminars for me were those in which I had NOT achieved my goals…t hey became turning points. Go & make this Seminar YOUR Breakthrough!

5. “I’m a new consultant. I’ll wait & go next year.”

Why wait a year to make a lot of money & be very successful? Why postpone success? If you want an awesome rookie year, it’s the best reason to go! (Ask anyone who’s been.)

6. “I went to Career Conference. Isn’t that enough?”

Ever heard the phrase, “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet”? While the regional conference is fun& educational, it’s a weekly unit meeting, compared to Seminar. NO comparison.

7. “I don’t have the right clothes.” Formalwear is optional. Business attire & a nice Sunday dress are perfectly fine.

6 Comments

  1. Lazy Gardens

    “If your husband’s job required him to be away from home for 4-5 days in order to better his business, would YOU say he couldn’t attend? ”

    He’d be PAID his regular salary during that time, and his travel, hotel and meals would be paid for by the company.

    SEE THE DIFFERENCE?

  2. enorth

    I once heard a National Sales Director say that NSDs are given seminar-attendance goals by corporate. She was unhappy because so few in her Area had signed up for seminar.

    I recently heard an ESSD say that, if you intend to go “up” in MK, say, to NSD-level, corporate will “look back” and check to see if you attended seminars, career conferences, etc. “Because attendance at MK events shows you are serious about your business.”

  3. cbbgreat

    “all expenses are tax-deductible, so about 1/3 of the expense can come back to you at tax time, & another chunk comes back to you in free product, so the net cost of attending ends up being only about 1/3 of what you will be out-of-pocket. ”
    1. stop giving erroneous tax advice unless you are a CFP/enrolled agent/ CPA etc….
    2. how much free product? ” a chunk” does not = 1/3
    3. out-of-pocket means you paid for it yourself so the money is gone – you may get some things later that are free (product) and you may experience some tax benefit, but you still are out the cost when you pay for it

    sheesh

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