Written by SuzyQ
Seminar will change your life? Um, not so much. Mary Kay Seminar will change your economic picture for a while, in a normal year anyway. This year everyone is lucky. They don’t have to spend a bunch of money on this nonsense. Instead, it comes to them at home with the virtual seminar.
When things are back to normal and seminar happens in Dallas, just try getting away with spending less than $1,000 to attend seminar if you have to fly there. Between airline tickets, transportation to the hotel, the hotel room, meals, banquets, etc, it adds up fast.
Ask yourself how much REALLY changed in your Mary Kay business after you came back from seminar.
It’s interesting. We are told that the training at seminar will change your business. You will go from mediocre to stellar after your classes. And then Mary Kay tells us there is nothing new… it’s the same thing… no magic: Book, Sell, Book, Recruit. So simple.
But not easy, if it was easy, everybody would be doing it. You have to raise your deserve level. You have to understand deep in your heart, that you are NOT “bugging” people when you call, you are offering them the #1 selling product in the US, and you are offering them the opportunity to change their lives! You have to listen to my heart and know that MK is the BEST OPPORTUNITY around, and you might just be the answer to someone’s prayer.
Newbies will be told how to get to Red Jackets. Reds to Team Leaders, and Team Leaders to Future Directors. Your name badges will be checked prior to entry into the rooms, so no sneaking in on the higher level training…
New directors will be taught to build their units to 50. Those with 50-75 will be taught to find DIQ’s. And those with 100+ will be taught retention, and how to build off-spring. All will be taught about recruiting. Very little about how to sell. Selling is not the point. Ordering is the point.
The directors will have their own special meeting. They will be told what the fall launch is (you already know, thanks to PT) and will be told how to use all the unit training materials that will be coming out in the fall to help with retention and recruiting. They will play around with the Skin Analyzer App and see a demo of the new colors applied to someone’s picture.
Everyone will be shown a video clip of Mary Kay, herself, speaking at a long ago seminar. Remember though, nothing has changed, so it’s okay. And you will again marvel at the width of her shoulder pads and the height of her hair, and secretly wonder if anyone else is marveling at this, too. Some people will cry here, too.
You will be herded like cattle this way and that, and everyone will be really polite, and really heavily fragranced, and really hot and sweaty. You will also witness the Christian/Faith first thing at meals. Much praying at seminar. Lots of Scripture will be cited and Jesus will be called upon more than usual. Are you Jewish? Muslim? Agnostic? Wiccan? Anything other than “Christian?” Geez, so sorry, but this may be the opportunity for you to take a look at that, too. Gotta love those “Christian” values.
Things you will hear ad nauseum:
1) Mary Kay is recession-proof (OMG sales during a pandemic!!!!!)
2) You are at the right place at the right time
3) You are poised for success
4) Once again, Mary Kay is #1 in sales
5) The sales of ___________ exceeded all projections, by at least 400%
6) The Mary Kay US is growing by leaps and bounds; recruiting has broken records
7) Mary Kay International is growing by leaps and bounds; recruiting has broken records
8) These are tough economic times, and aren’t you grateful because you don’t have to worry about job security (more pandemic talk!!!!)
9) The sky is the limit, so shoot for the moon and you will land among the stars
10) If you believe, you can achieve
And my personal favorite:
11) Mary Kay is cutting edge and trend-setting
See? You didn’t even have to go!