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Career Conference was Fantastic!

This weekend I was able to attend Mary Kay Career Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina and what a fantastic event it was.  I learned so much about value selling, setting goals and developing plans to achieve those goals.  I was energized seeing the women AND men who have achieved outstanding business milestones and shared their stories of success with us.  I also received lots of recognition for the things I have already accomplished and I am super motivated to achieve the rest of my goals by Seminar in July!

One of the highlights for me was the session on Team Building led by the the fabulous Elite Executive National Sales Director Gloria Mayfield Banks.  Gloria’s training always resonates well with me because like her I come from a corporate sales background so the skills and techniques she teaches are the same solid skills and value selling techniques I trained and used in the corporate world.  So often people don’t recognize that Mary Kay is a strong business built on the direct sales model and if you use proven value selling techniques you will be successful in this business just as you would in any other commission sales organization. 

Once you take away the emotion that often clouds judgement and views of this business and recognize it for the skin care and cosmetic commission sales business that it is you can see the potential and benefits of being in this business for yourself and having the earning potential of 50% commission with no cap and you setting your own quotas versus the imposed quotas, lower commissions and commission caps typical of corporate sales organizations, along with the flexibility to work your business when, where and how you want.   I can’t understand why any commission sales professional, especially anybody in a consultative sales role, would not jump at the opportunity to at least give it a try and see what kind of business they can build.   At $100 startup costs and 90% buy-back guarantee what have you really got to lose?

I am moving my business forward and plan to be a Sales Director and earn the use of a FREE Car by the time Seminar rolls around in July.  Will you be joining me?  I’d love to have you!

Find out more on how to start your own business at:

http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/sellmarykay/default.aspx

Are Men Interested in Mary Kay?

Every day I see people visiting my blog searching for information about men and Mary Kay.  I’m not completely sure if they are looking for men’s products or the opportunity for men to become Mary Kay Consultants.  I would love to hear from you visitors as to what you are looking for, leave me a note in the comments if you would like to share why you have or have not looked into becoming a consultant.

I think more men are seeing Mary Kay as a viable business opportunity and more importantly Mary Kay is recognizing that men are a great potential new growth area from both consumer and consultant standpoints.  Mary Kay is absolutely a business that men can do well at and I would love to have some male consultants on my team.  With the right training and the willingness to do the work there is no reason why a man should not be as successful as a woman in this business.

Men, you have a few things going for you that you may not even realize.  Throughout history the burden has fallen much more on the shoulders of men to initiate social interaction and conversation.  This experience over time should make it easier to talk about your Mary Kay business with potential female customers and future consultants.

For whatever reason when it comes to anything financial or scientific it seems as though when a man speaks he is instantly given more credibility than a female just by vertue of his gender.  Not saying this is right or wrong just making an observation.  This means that when a male consultant is speaking on the research that goes into making Mary Kay products great or the benefits provided from the many specialized ingredients or discussing the financial implications of owning one’s own Mary Kay business, people, especially women, are going to tend to accept what the male consultant is saying with less scrutiny than a female.

Finally guys, you are a largely untapped customer base that will provide tons of opportunity for sales of men’s products as well as women’s products for gifts with a market that could more easily be penetrated by male consultants who already have the contacts and social relationships with other men.

Joining Mary Kay is a $100 decision that could have the potential to change your life and I would love to see more men seizing the opportunity.   As they say, whether male or female the money is all green!

If you would like to learn more or are interested in becoming a Mary Kay Consultant contact me today.

Julie Reed
Independent Beauty Consultant
Mary Kay Cosmetics
http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920

The Men of Mary Kay

Gentlemen now is YOUR time!

The best paid women in the world would like to invite you to become the best paid MEN in the world!

I am building a sales team for the Men who want to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity that women all over the world have enjoyed with Mary Kay.   We will train you on everything you need to know to build your business and reach the same financial independence as your female counterparts.

If you are serious about sales and want to be your own boss, come and be part of the success and join my team today!

Contact me at (919) 882-9676   or jreed1920@marykay.com

Start Your Mary Kay Business, Get up to $200 Back!

Now is a great time to start your Mary Kay Business!

Consultants who join my team and place their first $200 wholesale order by March 22, 2009 will be eligible to receive my personal “Welcome to the Team” $100 bonus.

Place a $600 wholesale order and you will be eligible for the “Welcome to the Team” bonus as well as a $100 rebate from Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Contact me now to get started and get that money in your pocket!  (919) 882-9676 or  jreed1920@marykay.com

Professional Womens’ Weekend

If you are in the Raleigh-Durham area, I would like to invite you to be my guest at the Mary Kay Professional Women’s Weekend!  Both events are free of charge and you will receive a special gift from as my thank you for attending.

Professional Womens’ Makeover  Saturday March 14  12pm – 2pm

Spring is starting to sprout all around us and now is a great time to update your skin care routine and lighten up your look. Join me and some of the most successful business women in the triangle area as we update our look and get ready to Spring into new success!

Professional Womens’ Tea  Sunday March 15  3:30pm – 5pm

Did you know that Mary Kay has been enriching Women’s Lives for 45 years? Are you looking for the opportunity to start your own successful recession-proof business? Have you ever wondered how those ladies earn those Pink Cadillacs?

Mary Kay offers a wonderful business opportunity and Mary Kay mayor may  not be right for you but if you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a successful Independent Beauty Consultant, I encourage you to come out to the Professional Womens Tea and find out what all the excitement is about for yourself.

Contact Julie at 919-882-9676 for details and directions

Web Coupons Appeal to Cost-Conscious Shoppers

March 10th, 2009 | Posted by The 60 Second Communications Team in Marketing That Works

USA Today reports that internet searches that include value words such as “coupons” rose 161% in December vs. 2007 to 19.9 million and “discount” rose 26% to 7.9 million.

Sale – Bags As a result, spending by marketers on such search words is up, too. Google, which controls 60% of the paid search ad market, says ad spending on value-related words such as coupons rose 30% in the fourth quarter over the same period a year earlier.

Kraft foods added “cooking on a budget” and “value” to its search roser. Offers include $1 coupons for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Procter & Gamble initiated a campaign whereby a brand search for Crest Whitening Strips will yield a $7 coupon. And Unilever developed a search campaign linking coupon terms with Bertolli’s Oven Bake Meals.

As you’re executing your 2009 marketing campaign, be sure to ask yourself, “Are we highlighting the ‘value’ aspect of our product or service? Are we providing ways for prospects to get a discount? Are we tapping into the emotions of our consumer to help drive sales for our brand?”

By asking these, and other, questions, you can be sure that 2009 will be as successful as possible — given the economic challenges we’re all facing.

Mary Kay Inc. Offers Women Compelling Solution to Economic Downturn Through Direct Selling

DALLAS – (Business Wire) After adding up nearly 600,000 jobs lost in January 2009 alone and an all-time unemployment rate high of 7.6 percent across the United States since 1992, many Americans discover a real-life question that personally counts: “How can I make ends meet right now?” Global cosmetics leader Mary Kay Inc. provides a powerful answer for any woman who wants to be her own boss and control her own destiny – becoming a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.

Based on the global economic downturn, today represents a great time for women to have their own Mary Kay business – to earn extra money and / or begin a new or second business. The Mary Kay business success equation includes popular, quality Mary Kay® skin care and color cosmetics products; motivating rewards; powerful business tools and resources; flexible schedules and inspirational networking and support among independent sales force members. Anyone can be a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant – from stay-at-home moms to Harvard MBAs and everything in between, as well as virtually all ages and ethnicities.

“Women from all backgrounds across the United States have discovered they can take their financial situation into their own hands right now, instead of worrying when they, or others in their lives, will be affected by our challenging economy,” said Yvette Franco, vice president of U.S. marketing for Mary Kay Inc. “The Mary Kay business opportunity offers women so much more than selling lipstick and our other modern products consumers need and want. Mary Kay independent sales force members can determine their own success, pace and schedule.”

Larry Chonko, the Thomas McMahon professor in business ethics at the University of Texas at Arlington, added: “Traditionally, direct selling has seen a boost during turbulent economic times. In the past, Americans have looked for an additional source of income when the economy takes a downturn, and opportunities such as having a Mary Kay business have been an attractive option for many women.”

To explore the Mary Kay business opportunity further, take the “Life Can Be Good Quiz” and visit www.marykay.com/jreed1920.

About Mary Kay Inc.

Mary Kay Inc., one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics, achieved another year of record results in 2007 with $2.4 billion in wholesale sales. Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 markets worldwide, and the company’s global independent sales force exceeds 1.8 million. To learn more about Mary Kay, log on to http://www.marykay.com or call 1-800-MARY KAY (1-800-627-9529).

Mary Kay Inc.

Janelle O’Haugherty, 972-687-5420
janelle.o’haugherty@mkcorp.com
http://www.marykay.com