An NSD’s “Guest Night” Script

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Ever been invited to a consultant’s “Success Meeting,” “Guest Event,” or “Success Celebration?”  If you have, it means Mary Kay has got her eye on you, sister, and if you’re not careful, you’ll be so much raw meat for the lionesses to devour.  This interesting list of guidelines tells consultants how to act and what to say around you at these meetings, which are little more than theatrical performances designed to play heavily on one’s emotions and dreams.  Go in educated or you will be going at your own risk!

Be sure to cover what to wear – professional dress (if she comes in jeans & we’re all looking good, she’ll feel out of place.)  She is a Special Guest and you will have a Special Gift for her! (Your budget – $2.50 is good.)  She can bring girlfriends; maybe one will join with her!  Lure guests to an event by telling them you want them to purchase the 3 most expensive items they’ve ever wanted to buy, and offer those items at half-price.

Laying Your Cards on the Table

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Mary Kay nsd Linda Toupin instructs you on how to use your own goals to coerce a woman into signing up for Mary Kay now.

“PLAYING YOUR CARDS OUT ON THE TABLE”, by NSD Linda Toupin

Scrib’s note:  One of the dirtiest I’ve seen.  Suppose a woman says, “Sure, I’ll sign an Agreement, but can we wait for a couple of months so I can make this or that arrangement/save up some money/arrange child care?”  Because her delayed “yes” isn’t good enough, this script takes it a step further and convinces a woman to say “yes” to a sooner time period, particularly when an IBC has a big goal/deadline to meet.

The Gold Leaf Close

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Mary Kay nsd Pam Shaw shows you how to close a recruit while you are at the event or at the unit meeting by using a leaf dipped in 14 karat gold.

Scrib’s note: Are you a guest at your friend’s unit meeting? Beware – the directors have something extra-special lined up for you at its end, and if you’re not prepared, you’ll be sucked in quicker than a pigeon into a jet engine. Steel yourself, post a guard your emotions, and know before you go!

An NSD Overcomes Your Objections

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Circular reasoning, faulty logic, and subtle bullying straight from the top of the food chain, friends.  Pay special attention to the last line of the script – its guidance is designed to help recruiters get you into a mode where you’re more likely to answer in the affirmative. Also of interest in this script is Mary Kay’s ever-present lack of respect for husbands, how forcing a prospect to make a decision for Mary Kay within 24 hours is doing them a favor, and the divine miracle of a bottle of Velocity delivering its own sales pitch in perfect English.  Because the product really does sell itself, you know.

“I couldn’t sell anything.”

The “Assumptive” Close

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I call this one “The Dirtiest Close Ever.”  courtesy of Anita Garrett-Roe.  It utilizes a technique Roe calls the “assumptive close,” which means to act like the potential recruit has given you a “yes” from the get-go when in fact, she has not - the concrete “yes” answer is assumed when the recruiter asks the woman where she wants her starter kit delivered! 

This is a dangerous technique – if you’re ever knee-deep in a recruiting attempt, do not fill out or sign a thing until you have had a chance to thoroughly research the things Mary Kay is not telling you!   

How to Recruit the Next Generation

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This document isn’t necessarily a script, but a spotty transcript of a speech given to NSDs.  It is a game plan discussing how to recruit younger people into Mary Kay.  It talks about their characteristics; critical information that will no doubt be exploited later on!

Friends, if you have daughters of any age or know teenage girls in your neighborhood, drop a few nuggets about what this company does to its women.  Young girls are not stupid – like sex education, these girls need to know from YOU before they learn the “facts” from a hot-to-recruit Mary Kay Consultant!  It is crucial that we guard the next generation of women from the prison of emotional hurt, manipulation, and credit card debt!     

Overcoming Objections the Mary Kay Way

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There are lots of reasons why women don’t want to become involved in Mary Kay Cosmetics. The recruiter’s job is to overcome those objections. She is given standard lines, like the below, to use to convince you to join.

If you’ve ever been in Mary Kay, you know these responses are filled with lies. You DO have to sell to succeed in Mary Kay. The products do NOT sell themselves. You WILL have to talk to strangers. You will NOT be able to turn one person into an entire customer base. You will NOT be able to earn $100 with only 3 hours of work.

I don’t have any problem with the basic concept of overcoming objections… it’s done in almost every sales job. What I have a problem with is lying.

This is why Mary Kay is so evil. They bring you in with lies, and keep lying to you in order to keep you in. It all starts with recruiting…

Mary Kay Scripts You Love to Hate….

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You’ve heard them, you’ve been taught them, and you’ve even said them yourself. Now that you are out of the Pink Fog, here’s a translation of some of the favorite scripts in Mary Kay…  what you said then and what they sound like now that you realize the truth about Mary Kay Cosmetics!

THEN: Has anyone ever taken the time to pamper you with a Mary Kay facial?

NOW: Please please please tell me you haven’t tried Mary Kay so I can sucker you in to buying anything!

Mary Kay: To Show Up, You Must Pay Up!

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It’s proudly proclaimed on most Mary Kay recruiting scripts, leaflets, and packets, most of the time in capital letters: FREE training! But is “free” a description that’s dead-on or just another fabulous fib?

Pull up your favorite NSD or director’s website and you’ll encounter a bevy of training documents covering everything from what questions to ask yourself each day (“Who am I interviewing today? Who is my next personal recruit?” “Who is my next offspring director?”) to how to “grade” your IBC’s summary sheets (“Write in different colors! Use fun stickers!”) Check your inbox, too – one director said that “about 50% of our consultant education is via e-mail.”