Mary Kay Warm Chatter Training (Part 1 of 3)

“Warm Chatter” is a favorite tactic of aggressive Mary Kay recruiters. It involves approaching people in public to harass them about Mary Kay. This is the first in a three part series detailing tactics used to warm chatter. I have never, ever been a fan of “warm chatter” in Mary …

A Typical Mary Kay Recruiting Event

A Chicago Sun-Times Aricle about a Mary Kay recruiting event by nsd Christine Peterson. This article was written in 2002 by Debra Pickett, but the recruiting scripts are still being used today. I’m still not sure exactly how I wound up in a Mary Kay recruiting session, but there I …

Recruting Mary Kay Consultants at Funerals

You heard about recruiting for Mary Kay Cosmetics at funerals, but you wondered if it was just an urban legend. Well, sadly, it’s not. Sales directors are notorious for wearing their “sales director pin” to funerals in an attempt to look for victims there. Generally, people are vulnerable at an …

Layering and Personality Types

Layering is a technique in which you keep contacting a potential recruit with recruiting information every few months until they tell you to jump off a cliff or sign up to be a Mary Kay consultant. I recently came across a handout that recommends various techniques, depending upon the DISC …

Mary Kay’s Attempt to Counteract Pink Truth

In January 2007, Mary Kay Cosmetics launched a web initiative to help counteract the effect of Pink Truth’s wide dissemination of information. Mary Kay consultants got news of Mary Kay Inc.’s latest attempt to “deal” with the information being put forth by Pink Truth. I had heard that corporate decided …