As You Prepare to Leave For Dallas…

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Get ready for the excitement (and the heat) and get ready to witness the “modernization” of the dress code! See for yourself! People without pantyhose! People in sandals!!! Except, they won’t be in YOUR unit… if your director has a chance to be on stage, she will be in full regalia, and will insist you do the same. It’s what Mary Kay asked of us, you know.

So you made it to Dallas in one piece and there are sooooooooo many other women there! Maybe, not so many as in previous years, but still it’s pretty packed and the lines are pretty long, but they move fairly well. We have covered most of this at length before on this site series, so I won’t go into all of that, instead, let’s talk about the aftermath.

Mary Kay Seminar Attendance

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I enjoy tracking the number of consultants victims who attend Mary Kay’s “seminar” in Dallas each year.  The attendance sounds impressive, but remember that only about 5% of consultants attend. Which means that 95% of consultants wisely stay home!

(And I pity all those workers in Dallas, who can’t wait for the Mary Kay ladies to leave.)

Attendance by year:

2014: 30,000

2013: 50,000 (allegedly, but I believe the figure was inflated substantially)

2012: 32,000

2011: 30,000

Gloria Mayfield Banks at Seminar

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Every year, Gloria Mayfield Banks participates in one of the most predatory scams against women, Mary Kay Cosmetics. Every year, she makes hundreds of thousands of dollars from “selling a dream”…. via which more than 99% of women will actually lose money. And every year she has a custom made dress for seminar. Take a look at the dresses through the years… (click photo to see it full size)

gloria mayfield banks seminar

Overcoming Your Rational Thinking the Mary Kay Way

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Here is the story of how I overcame my rational thoughts, allowed myself to be recruited into Mary Kay, and began to spread the same poison of untruths that I was told.  I became an emotional thinker overnight.  I “beelieved in the dream”!

I now know that I had bought into it, and I had started bringing potential recruits to “career coffees” that my National Sales Director held once a month in her home. She told me that her Mary Kay career bought her mini-mansion. More specifically, she told prospective recruits that her home was paid for with the money she saved from not having car payments, and I just knew that I could do it, too.

You Can’t Stay Home From Seminar and Work!

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They Want you at SEMINAR SO BADLY that they are willing to SHAME you if you work YOUR BUSINESS!

In case you don’t believe the Veteran Consultants and Directors on Pink Truth about WHY you will be badgered endlessly to attend Seminar, let us investigate this NSD Document

Myth: I just need to stay home and work.
(Now this is labeled a MYTH by your Nationals because she is about to show you where your thinking is skewed – aren’t you lucky?. You thought you needed to make money instead of spending it, but you are wrong!)

The Inventory Con Game in Mary Kay

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Do you really need all that inventory? Do you really “profit” 50% on inventory you sell? No and no. But they sure make it sound good, don’t they?

Now, Vice President of Legalized Larceny for Mary Kay, says, “Let’s Talk About The ‘Inventory’ Con Game”!

Profit Margin

Below is a quick table showing, in detail, what the true profit margin is from customer sales for a brand spankin’ new Mary Kay consultant. We’ll call her “Britney”, and we’re assuming that Britney is selling $300 retail per week. (That’s probably a lot more than the vast majority of consultants sells, but work with me on this.)

The Mary Kay Way: Burn Those Bridges

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Burn those bridges, ladies!  It’s the right thing to do!  Trust me!

Oh my.  Did anyone else hear those words in Mary Kay?  Of course you did, especially if you became one of the TOP TWO PERCENT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD (that would be a director, of course), or at least in the company.  I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard “Mary Kay doesn’t like her directors to work.  It makes it look as though you don’t trust the company or the position of director.”

NSD Lisa Madson’s Husband on Seminar

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Ah yes… another tale about how a life was changed just by going to seminar! Well, not really. If going to seminar was the “key” they claim it is, wouldn’t everyone at seminar be on the stage instead of sitting in the arena?

My First Trip to Dallas, Texas
Dan Madson (Husband of NSD Lisa Madson)

When Lisa began her career with Mary Kay in the fall of 1986, her Sales Director kept talking about this event called Seminar in Dallas, TX. She told Lisa that we both should go. I told Lisa we couldn’t afford it. Lisa’s Sales Director was persistent, however, and kept talking about how great Seminar was. I insisted that it was too expensive and that it wasn’t necessary. In the end, Lisa held a couple extra skin care classes and earned enough money for both of us to attend. Looking back, I now realize that attending Seminar in the summer of 1987 was the single most important decision that we made.

Joining Mary Kay: The Peril of Making a Snap Decision

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Are you impulsive? Do you tend to make life-altering decisions on a whim, or are you the type to think things over before embracing a new venture? Do you think with your heart or with your head? Are you one to jump headfirst into a lake if you can’t see the bottom, or do you investigate first?

If you are asked by a bubbly, sharp looking lady if you would like to join Mary Kay, telling you that you’d be great at selling this wonderful product, your best bet is to do some serious considering, ask many questions, and ask to see proof of the answers you are given.