You are in your favorite boutique, your favorite gym, your favorite hair salon… It doesn’t even have to be your favorite! But you’re there.
As you stand at the counter, you notice an adorable, pink box. Or a fish bowl. Or some sort of lovely receptacle. You’re curious as to what it is, so you read the pretty, little note attached to the side.
It’s a prize drawing! You can win free products! You can win a pampering session! All you have to do is fill out the little card with your name, phone number, and email address.
A few days later, you get a phone call.
YOU WON!! You won a pampering session and/or a gift certificate for free products!
Right about now, you may be thinking: “But I never win anything… Chances are, my name won’t get drawn for this either.”
That’s where you’re wrong, my friend. Your name will get drawn. You will win a free pampering session. I can give you a 100% guarantee right now.
How is that possible? Because every name gets drawn. Every entrant into the contest gets a phone call. Every winner is offered a free pampering session.
One lucky women may win a gift from the store where the box is located. She may also receive slightly more free product. But everyone will win the pampering session.
Wait. What is this “pampering session” you keep mentioning?
A pampering session is a Mary Kay facial. If you decide to invite a few friends, it becomes a Mary Kay skin care class. At this facial/class, you will learn of how the consultant began her Mary Kay career and what she has achieved since that time. You will apply a variety of products to your face. You might get to put on a little makeup at the end. But that’s usually reserved for the very exclusive “glamour appointment.” You’ll book that in your one-on-one consultation at the end of the skin care class.
The one-on-one consultation is also an opportunity for the Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant to tell you that she admires your style, thinks you’re a sharp woman, finds you hilarious… And with that in mind, would you like to join her team?
There. Don’t you feel pampered now?!
Before you answer “yes,” let me remind you that several other, unsuspecting women have also won this exclusive prize.
The prize drawing is not for your benefit.
When you put your contact information down on that little slip of paper,
YOU have become the prize! The real winner here is the Mary Kay consultant, who now has a box of fresh leads to call.
The goal is to gain potential customers and recruits, not to pamper you. If you receive a call that you have one, but you confess that you already have a consultant, trust me: you will much more than likely not be winning any free products.
When Oprah gives away free cars, I don’t think she ever says, “What? You already have a car? Just kidding! You get this nice blender instead!”
Don’t put your name in the box – unless you are just itching to be recruited into Mary Kay. You may think you can just redeem your free gift certificate and have that be the end of it.
Go ahead. Try it and see what happens. You will get a call. You might get a follow-up text. Your objections will be overcome.
As you read this, you may be thinking, “Oh, you’re just a bitter failure who didn’t know how to work her business.”
Oh, I’m a Mary Kay failure, all right! I failed to tell lies and half-truths to women, in order to build my own Mary Kay business.
Stay tuned. I have a script from a Mary Kay Sales Director’s website. It contains a script with all the details and true “behind-the-scenes” information about the Mary Kay fish bowl scam.