A Fill-In-the-Blanks Mary Kay Seminar Speech

Seminar SpeechNote from Pink Truth: If you’ve never been to Mary Kay’s Seminar before, you have got to believe me when I say this is exactly how all the speeches sound. For those of you who have been there, please don’t fall off your chairs laughing.

Written by SuzyQ

Hello! And thank you all so much! Wow, I never thought I would be on this fantastic Seminar Stage with all my sister Sales Directors and Consultants in this wonderful arena! Where do I start?

I would like you to meet my incredible unit! If you would all stand please. These women are the best in Mary Kay! What an awesome year we had and how proud of you I am! I am so blessed to be your director! It is such an honor to represent you on this stage! Thank you all so much.

And thank you to Mary Kay! What vision, what promise and what incredible products she gave us! And congratulations to all of you who may have made that biiiiiiiiig leap out of your comfort zone to offer this incredible opportunity to someone else this year! Talk about helping people make their dreams come true! Again, congratulations to you!

This opportunity. My goodness. Doesn’t it just make you want to pinch yourself and see if all of this goodness, the caring, the sales and the money is really really true?

When I started my business back in ________, I was working as a __________ in a dead end job. I had _ children and a wonderful husband, but I was missing something important in my life. I was missing ME… the woman I knew I could become, but I hadn’t figured out how to make that happen.

My______ was in Mary Kay, and I bought some skincare from her, but I never thought of myself as a salesperson, so I really didn’t give the opportunity much thought. Then ______was in a contest and offered me a free lipgloss if I would listen to her director go through the marketing plan with her. I am a sucker for free stuff… ordering bonuses, anyone?

Anyway, I met this most incredible woman! She looked so professional, she had such business savvy, she listened to me and she told me how Mary Kay could help my dreams come true. How I COULD become the woman God intended me to be, and of course, you know, she had my $100 in a heartbeat. I ordered an inventory, and did my Perfect Start. Followed by my Perfect Stop.

Don’t laugh, I was making good money, but I got scared. I avoided meetings for awhile and dodged my director’s phone calls – now this does NOT give you permission to dodge YOUR director’s calls… So, I get an email one day from her and she asked me to read Mary Kay’s autobiography and then to give her a call if I wanted to… I did read it and had to wipe tears away as I did. And I did call my director. How could I have been so stupid? So scared? God had given me this gift of the Mary Kay opportunity and I almost threw it away. I had not registered for Seminar, but came to Dallas anyway, praying that there would be a space for me at on-site registration… and there was!

Oh my goodness… do you all remember your first Seminar? How many of you are here for the first time? Wave at us while we applaud you for being here! Isn’t that wonderful? You all are on the threshold of something wonderful!

Anyway, after Seminar I made my decision to race for the top. You all know that you are just one decision away from being at the top, don’t you? I finished DIQ in ___ months with total production of ____. I continued to work my business by pretending I was still in DIQ. I worked hard NOW because I knew I could play hard later.

We were not even close to $_________ at Leadership, so I KNOW it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish and LOOK at me… If I can do you it, you can do it! You have to believe in yourself and your goal and don’t let anything get in your way to cloud your vision. You need focus and direction… you need to know where you are going and never ever ever give up! Will you work hard? YES! Is it worth it? YES!

As a result of my hard work, I am up here today with the honor of speaking to all of you! We just built our million dollar home, my children can go to college wherever they want, my husband retired from his JOB, and along with God, is my business partner. I have driven free for ______ years, and have traveled all over the US and now __________ FREE! I have love gifts from MK for just doin’ my job! I have my bestest girlfriends right here with me. Ladies, if you aren’t in “the Suit” you are really missing something! Where else can you do this? Where else can you get your priorities straight and have every thing you want and deserve? Nowhere but here in Mary Kay.

Remember to work really really hard. Listen to the wonderful leaders who have come before you. Read only positive books. Permit NO negativity in your life! Protect your dream from those negative nellies in your life that don’t understand what a gift this opportunity really is… insulate yourself! Remember, fear is just false evidence appearing real… so walk in faith and not fear. And all of you consultants??? Listen to your director! She has been where you are and can help you move ahead!

I would like to close by telling you that my success can be YOUR success. You can join me as a Top Director and we can change lives together! I can’t wait to applaud your success as you make your decision to change women’s lives along with me.


  1. Brainwashed no more

    Soooooo true of the speeches I’ve heard in and out of seminar. Same kind of points made every time and this is why my husband could retire early… lavish lifestyle, pay for kids college, house. Its amazing how their speeches are all the same.

    Reminds me of similar points I was making in my own nonsense speech. We were taught to pure screen them so we knew what their why was. Loved mk, spent more time there, left my job, helped buy my house. That’s the story. But, how about I got brainwashed, told not to talk to my husband about the challenges, wait for the next big selling class that didn’t happen often if ever, burned bridges by trying to recruit family and friends, lost time with my little kids, lost time building my real career, etc… besides convincing others to use limited funds due this business that makes mary kay family rich and debt free.

  2. Cindylu

    In some NSD speeches I swear they purposely exaggerate their story. The “I was struggling and finally determined I was going to make it happen. I remember having a Charlie Brown tree with no real decorations to put on it. I was a struggling single mom.” What she left out was that she met a successful guy that she married. He helped her develop and sell stupid motivational junk. They did well selling those useless tapes etc. He also paid most of the expenses until she was able to recruit dozens of naive trusting women.

  3. Jacirene

    Speech that can be read at any Seminar, in any year, in any country where Mary Kay has extended her tentacles. It is amazing how they despise all the people they met before Mary Kay (read husband, children, parents, friends, siblings, etc.), in stating that their life only really started from the moment they said YES to this great opportunity. Only smoke and mirrors.

  4. Heather

    THIS! All of this is so true!! “I was the loveable loser” or “I was making myself crazy with X and Y.” Or my absolute favorite, “I came back from my first seminar and got to work!”

    Oh yeah… I did, too, except it wasn’t my first seminar. It was more like my fifth before I caved to the pressure and “got to work.” I was told that I would understand things better once I became a director. I was brainwashed into thinking that being a director was all that a bag of chips. Going to events as a director SUCKED. Going to seminar as a director SUCKED; it wasn’t all that fun for my unit/team or me for my last two seminars. And those “bestest girlfriends” you supposedly have in MK, especially as a director, will shun, ignore, and abandon you the second you step away because you have a conscience.

  5. Ruby Slippers

    What I hated most as a Director was unit meetings. Faking it near end of month or faking excitement for a recruit who had a $100 week (wow $40 max made) or having to fake excitement for another directors ” consistent STAR winner” who made sapphire every quarter and never stands up for sales because she only buys and rarely sells. It was all smoke and mirrors.


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