Why Attend Unit Meetings

Mary Kay unit meetings are the weekly chance to indoctrinate you with the Mary Kay Way. The way they keep you in is by constantly reinforcing the manipulation. If you step away, you start to get clarity about what a losing proposition MLM is. If you keep coming back to the weekly meetings, they can get you excited about the bogus opportunity all over again.

Mary Kay national sales director Tammy Crayk wrote this “training aid” to help convince consultants to come to meetings every week.

Why Do I Need to Attend My Weekly Unit Meetings?

What does YOUR EMPTY SEAT at SUCCESS EVENTS say? You have heard it said since you attended training that success events are very important. Have you ever really thought why? When you do not come, you’re saying…

To Yourself and your family: This is only a hobby. (Hobbies do not make money) I really don’t want to make money. My MK is only social. My business is not important and not a priority.
To Your Customers:
You are not important enough for me to keep informed. I do not plan to increase my knowledge. You don’t deserve the best service I can give. Your needs are not important to me.

To Your Sister Consultants:
I don’t need your encouragement and inspiration, and I assume you don’t need mine. (Remember…. if you had a great week, we need YOU ….. if you had a challenging week, you need US!)

To a Guest: The things your consultant told you about this opportunity are not really true. This is not a ‘Real Business’. If it were truly a good deal, wouldn’t there be more people here?

To Your Director: Your help is not needed. You don’t need to take time with me on the phone because it isn’t fair to those who make an effort to attend meetings consistently, support Unit functions, and truly strive to make this business a success. Special classes, recruiting help, special promotions and contests are not important to me. Have you missed someone at a Unit meeting lately? Why not give her a call today and encourage her to join you at our very next Success Event!

Wherever you live, there is a meeting for you almost every week! It is a proven fact that those consultants who SHOW UP, GO UP!!! In fact, I truly believe that my personal success as I
advanced to directorship came from NEVER MISSING A MEETING!

Top ten reasons to attend weekly meetings:

  1. TO INSPIRE AND BE INSPIRED BY OTHERS!
  2. RECOGNITION OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS!
  3. ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT FROM OTHERS LIKE YOU!
  4. RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING TO AID YOUR BUSINESS!
  5. NEW IDEAS FOR BOOKING, SELLING, CLASSES, ETC.
  6. TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP QUALITIES THROUGH SHARING!
  7. TO EXPERIENCE THE ‘TEAM SPIRIT’ FROM HAVING A GOAL TO REACH!
  8. COMPANY NEWS & INFORMATION ON ‘NEW PRODUCTS’ AND QUARTERLY CONTESTS!
  9. USE YOUR MEETINGS TO INTRODUCE PROSPECTS TO THE ‘WONDERFUL WORLD OF MARY KAY’. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO START BUILDING YOUR TEAM!
  10. BEING A PRODUCTIVE PART OF YOUR GROUP BY BEING ACTIVE, SHARING POSITIVE IDEAS AND OFFERING YOUR SUPPORT!

MISS 1 WEEK = YOU’RE SICK

MISS 2 WEEKS = YOU’RE DYING

MISS 3 WEEKS = SEND FLOWERS FOR THE DEMISE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

BESIDES…YOUR DIRECTOR NEEDS TO SEE YOUR BRIGHT AND SHINING FACE WEEKLY… SHE IS THERE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE!

If you don’t keep showing up to these meetings, you might start coming out of the pink fog and we won’t be getting any more inventory orders from you.

 

14 Comments

  1. coralrose

    They forgot the most important reason to attend the meetings… if you don’t come & bring a guest, there’s no fresh meat for your director to recruit. And, new recruits are where the money is.

      1. Over It

        This was always a tipping point for me. My director was 2 hours away so I was told to go to an adopted director meeting. However, my adopted director had meetings on nights I couldn’t be there due to my other job. I begged my “real” director to move me or find another meeting I could go to. She never did. Always ignored me. So I really only ever made it to a handful of meetings. I felt like this whole “your director is 2 hours away” garbage never made sense. Clearly she didn’t give two sh–ts about whether I saw a meeting or not. I felt like it leads to my anger at this whole company because I never knew what was going on…and ultimately I just quit and the director two hours away was all surprised about it…mmmhmm… okay

  2. coralrose

    In my experience, the unit meetings were so focused on “guests”/ recruiting, and not training, that I felt like I wasn’t welcome unless I brought a guest. It also felt like a waste of time.
    I do have pity for sales directors, though. It would stink to have to rent a meeting room, prep for the meeting, attended the meeting, and have very few people show up.

    1. BestDecision

      It’s so expensive! Hotels, training centers…all so expensive. And then you factor in the prizes you award, the training materials, the giveaways, sashes. I would plan for a particular meeting for sometimes weeks, coming up with fun or clever things to do, and be so disappointed that few would show up.

      What’s also interesting is the weight that is put on meeting attendance. Directors that have larger numbers are considered rockstars, no matter what their production is actually like. So, some have a row of Dead Red and unit members that aren’t driving production, including groups of adoptees that sing her praise, but aren’t making Cadillac, half million, trip, or million. It’s all a popularity contest!

      1. Wasrings90

        My job requires me to get additional education for so many hours to keep my license updated. Even tho there is this requirement, I still can’t attend every single class offered throughout the year. It’s just not possible. Anyone who thinks this one is true

        important enough for me to keep informed. I do not plan to increase my knowledge. You don’t deserve the best service I can give. Your needs are not important to me

        Has no clue how the real world works.

  3. Char

    The ritual of weekly cult meetings to reinforce indoctrination is nothing new. How many of you have been made to feel guilty for not attending Sunday church? It’s not called a “worship service” for nothing.

    It’s truly a fascinating study how all these belief systems operate. It’s also scary when used for the wrong reasons. Mindfulness of actually being in a mere belief system is invaluable.

  4. Shay

    Tracy,
    I have an update for you.
    Kristi Trimmer the travel blogger who joined Lularoe you wrote about..
    Kristi Trimmer is no longer selling. I joined her Facebook page and even with her bigger audience than usual had a hard time selling inventory. Just look at the wrinkled crap.
    Her page is now called “Wild and Free”

    https://imgur.com/a/3oy4qMp

    1. TRACY

      Kristi was smart enough to leave Lularoe since she couldn’t support herself with it. She opened her business selling merchandise with her cleverly designed Alaskan animals. She then converted the Lularoe page (with a ton of followers) to a page for her new business. I’m not sure how she sells enough merchandise to support herself, but she’s at least got a real business now with a novel idea that she owns.

  5. Mountaineer95

    Not one mention of profits or profit margins, and a whole lot of talk about intangibles.

    I’d bet that, in our “real” careers, we never had to pay to go to training or on awards trips (but I know that’s the tune for all of us here… we sold out our our “business” for the J-O-B with benefits hahahahaha…)

    I know we keep asking for the schedule Cs (that we apparently will never see), but I think we also will give much weight to any other tax or P and L statements. Come on Kaybots, SURELY a few of you have statements of SOME type? We are patiently waiting for someone (anyone) to prove us wrong…

  6. KayNotMary

    If I’m the CEO of my own MK business with the freedom to set my own hours, etc., why are others trying to pressure me into going to someone else’s meetings?

    Hint: It’s not a real business. MK consultants aren’t the CEOs of squat.

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