Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What happens at an Amway meeting

Other lines of sponsorship will have different experiences but for the Amway meetings our cult leader held they usually started around 8pm, once or twice a week. Either at his house or at another IBO's house, usually someone in our direct line, though occasionally crossline.

Meetings started at 8pm but the Platinum told everyone that serious business builders arrived at least an hour early, therefore my ambot had us arriving closer to 7pm.

Prior to the main event meeting, the Platinum usually held private meetings with IBO's at a coffee shop where he'd go over there budget, their phone list, or just generally ride their asses about how they could be doing better in "the business".

He'd expect one of the downline to purchase his refreshments and then drive him to the Amway meeting. However if they arrived at the house and no one of at least 1000 pin level was standing on the street to greet him, he'd make the driver circle the block a few times until someone who appreciated him showed up on the street.

So 8ish start. There are usually 10 to 15 of the same IBO's at each meeting. Occasionally someone has hijacked a prospect to attend. The Platinum spends an hour talking about himself and his life - like I've said he's a pompous sack of shit who loves the sound of his own voice.

An hour in he'd mention what he does for a business but mostly a bunch of double talk for a good 15 minutes to half an hour because he gets distracted and goes off in a tangent. After the double talk he'll finally mention the dreaded "A" word. He'll start using flash cards to present the Amway business plan. Basically eat, drink, and duplicate. Find enough people who do this and you'll be earning $300,000 a year.

This drags on for around 3 hours because he keeps getting sidetracked and goes off on various rants usually something negative that's happening in the news. The sack of shit loves spreading negativity thinking he can scare his ambots into compliance.

Its now 11pm and I'd like to be at home, anywhere but listening to this sack of shit.

But it ain't over yet! The "teaching" now begins after a short break so any guests or anyone who's not a serious business builder can go home. If I can convince someone to give Ambot a ride home, I am outta there!

Unfortunately I've stayed for more than my share of "teachings". These meetings last another hour or two. Very typical for Amway cult meetings to last well past Midnight. The more tired the cult followers are the easier to brainwash their minds. Usually now is when he rips into people about what changes they're going to make in their lives. The sack of shit will criticize the way people dress, the car they drive, their haircut, the people they hang out with, etc. Mostly he criticizes the group for not sponsoring anyone or bringing prospects to meetings. He'll talk about the movers and shakers in his downline and sing their praises for the rest of the meeting gabbing on about how those are the people going Platinum, going Diamond. (Not so far!)

No teaching, lots of rants. That pretty much sums up the Amway meetings the Ambot dragged me along to.


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  3. I remember the first open meeting I attended. My sponsor had said how important time was to a business owner. I found it a bit offensive that the speaker arrived 15 minutes late after making a big deal about being accountable.

  4. I've been to 3 meetings. 2012 and 2013 are't that much different from the meetings I've seen described here. All of them would've been a huge waste of time had I not been scribbling notes on paper, drawings, making a To Do list for when I got home, researching Amway on my smartphone, and playing games. If nothing else, it was a learning experience that cults really do exist close by to you and that YOU can get suckered in too.

    1st meeting highlights...
    -Boring 1.5 hour drivel (I think... I felt it lasted longer, but time gets warped at these meetings).
    -They talk about how Amazon does so well because if a product they're selling doesn't work out, they can always just sell other things. They don't take the risk that a manufacturer would
    -the phoney asking of the crowd and individuals of what would you do if you had an extra $50 to $100 a month to spend
    -Amways products are good, you "get paid to buy products", something that a supermarket or any other store wouldn't do for you
    -Someone was asked how much they pay for a bottle of water. $2 was the response. The speaker says if you're going to spend that much, you may as well buy the Amway water... it's oxgenated, better for you, and it goes towards your PV
    (I gotta refute this one on the spot here... oxygenated water doesn't have the research to support those claims, I fill my reusable water bottles with filtered water which is MUCH cheaper, some people get bottled water cheaper from Costco/Walmart, and I could tell by feeling and instinct alone that buying their oxygenated water is such a crock and waste of money)
    -only $125 to start your own business... very little upfront cost

    2nd meeting at someone's house....
    -they serve snacks and drinks like Nabisco and cola, but only provide a few tiny samples of the Amway stuff
    -one portion mentioned how Amway's competitors has ingredients known to be used as poison, so they like to call BS on others when it works for them, but keep mum when they're the ones dishing it out

    3rd meeting...
    -scare tactics like the job market is unstable, wouldn't it be nice to have more stability
    -they did this for a previous meeting, but they got a bunch of diamonds to stand up one at a time, state their name and occupation, as a way to show that anyone can do it and how diverse the diamonds are. I could swear that it' the same group of diamonds who attend all of these meetings, so they're really not that many of them to begin with.
    -we're going to be spending the gas money anyways.. get a ticket and go to the amway convention! It's 115 mile one-way trip from where this meeting was. No one was gonna spend that much time and money on gas, hotels, food, and admission! If they were gonna spend that much time and money, those plans would definitely take priority over Scamway!

    1. Thanks for stopping by with your story. All Amway meetings are the same. Even in a book mway meetings from the 90's were described and I could have been sitting there in the same room. A lot of people are going to miss this comment from this older post so I'll bring it up in a new post sometime in the next few weeks.


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