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Sham…Wow! The Recruiting Trickery of Mary Kay NSD Pam Shaw

Written by The Scribbler

It didn’t matter that your arms and cargo pants were spattered with remnants of “Sonoma Sunset” deck stain.  It didn’t matter that your sweaty ponytail was stuck to the back of your sweaty neck, either.  All that mattered was that the business-suited blonde in Lowe’s thought you were sugar-sharp and had to be looking for something more in life.  Why else would you be here, trying to decide which paintbrush should replace the one the neighbor’s kid practiced his budding barber skills on? Continue Reading →

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Mary Kay and Christian Ministry

This manipulative piece tries to recruit new Mary Kay consultants with the promise of being part of a Christian ministry. 

New Day Ministries, Inc… Doing it the Mary Kay Way!

About the Mary Kay Way…

You know I like helping God’s people… And I want to have fun doing it! And through being a Mary Kay Consultant, I can do both, I can offer Mary Kay products to those who are looking  or business opportunities and even suggest that people (both men or women) who have undergone any kind of stress; through showing others a way…by the benefits and : Continue Reading →

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Kid Stuff: Reasons, Excuses, and Mary Kay NSD Gillian Ortega

Written by The Scribbler

Because I can’t take another episode of Man vs Food’s Adam Richman stuffing a baseball-cap sized meatball into his face, I’m ripe for some “B” list entertainment:  Mary Kay National Sales Director training videos!  They’re the videos that – like the Hurliator ride at the state fair – have the ability to tickle your ribs and turn your stomach at the same time!  I’ve brought enough Pepto for the whole class, teacher, so let’s explore the dopey delights of our NSD of the Hour.

NSD Gillian Ortega’s website features an interview between Ortega, one of her sales directors, and the director’s two daughters.  Of particular interest is Part 3 of the video, titled, “Using your Children as a Reason, Not an Excuse.” In this segment, NSD Ortega asks the director’s daughters what they love about their mom’s Mary Kay business, but not before she works a goopy handful of dream-casting into the director’s coif (which, incidentally, has received a generous visit from the Kate Gosselin Hairdo Fairy.) Continue Reading →

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10 Big-Girl Panty Issues: A Prospect’s Perspective on Mary Kay

Written by The Scribbler

I’ve never been in Mary Kay Cosmetics. I’ve sat through recruiting attempts and attended a unit meeting once, but never signed the dotted line. I can thank my most recent recruiting attempt for helping me stumble onto Pink Truth, but I didn’t stop there.

Over time I hit as many director and NSD websites as I could and studied the teachings they had to offer. The more I read, the more bones I uncovered: a rampant abuse of God, the degradation of husband and family, and the smothering of rational thought in favor of blindingly pink bee-lief, just to name a few. Continue Reading →

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Deceptive Recruiting Tactics in Mary Kay

This is a short article designed to illustrate the deceptive recruiting techniques used by members of the independent sales force of Mary Kay. How many of these buzz words and catch phrases did you hear when you were being recruited?

We will go through a “typical” recruiting interview and point out the things that are either misleading or outright lies, using documents that are used by MK consultants.

Step 1: The Set-up Continue Reading →

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Deceptive Mary Kay Recruiting Tactics

This article is designed to illustrate the deceptive recruiting techniques used by members of the independent sales force of Mary Kay. How many of these buzz words and catch phrases did you hear when you were being recruited? We will go through a “typical” recruiting interview and point out the things that are either misleading or outright lies, using documents that are used by MK consultants.

Step 1: The Set-up
How do women get sucked into listening to the Mary Kay opportunity?

Common Techniques:

  1. The Practice Interview
  2. The Challenge from a Director/Recruiter
  3. The Pitch after a facial, skin care class, business debut etc.
  4. The Bribe- offering a gift or service.
  5. The Warm Chatter

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The Value of One in Mary Kay

This is from Mary Kay nsd Linda Toupin. People are just numbers. And the best numbers they can be? The ones that have dollar signs in front of them! Linda bases this “Value of One” handout on a director commission of 26%, assuming that the “one” person is a personal recruit.

ONE customer who purchases $450 a year = $225 commission

ONE personal team member who orders $2400 a year (average of $200 per month) = $624 commission
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A “Quality” Mary Kay Prospect

What do Mary Kay consultants and sales directors look for in potential new recruits?

The truth is that any woman with a pulse and a credit card is a viable recruiting target for Mary Kay consultants. They are taught to offer the “opportunity” to everyone. Everyone.  Because to not do so would be selfish. And who are we to decide who deserves the Mary Kay opportunity and who does not?

So even though Mary Kay consultants will recruit just about anyone and everyone if given the chance, there is a little list of more desirable qualities. If you have many of these, the recruiter will be visibly salivating and likely won’t stop calling you until you threaten to get a restraining order. Continue Reading →

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6 Things Mary Kay Recruiters Look For

Did your Mary Kay recruiter tell you she’s looking for 6 characteristics in women for her team? Here’s her script, along with the reality behind it.

Let’s review the characteristics that recruiters look for in potential Mary Kay victims. I always found these things so funny, because generally everyone falls under AT LEAST one of them. And, unfortunately, they’re really all things that are setting you up to fail. That’s right. The recruiter claims it’s something they “look for” in a consultant, but in actuality, these things are only going to help you fail.

1. We look for busy people. Continue Reading →

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Yes, the Mary Kay “Warm Chat” Does Hurt People

 This story was sent in by one of our readers. She was “warm chatted” by a Mary Kay consultant, and was very hurt when she figured out it was all a recruiting tactic…

I am a mom of a 10-month-old boy, he’s the light of my life. Since I had him I have joined in a few activities for new moms in my neighborhood but haven’t found a lot of other moms I “clicked” with. Most of my existing friends don’t have kids yet, and I would really like to meet some moms to hang out with and have playgroups with as my kiddo grows up.

I love my friends that don’t have kids and hang out with them when I can, but those with kids know that your life changes completely, priorities change and when you no longer have all day to get pedicures, lunch and go shopping it’s hard sometimes to keep up with what’s going on with your friends who do have that kind of time. I would really like to make friends with moms who have the same values I do about what to teach kids, and so far it’s been difficult to find that in my area, although I keep looking. Continue Reading →

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