Monday, January 4, 2010

True Story Tuesday!!

This week's true story comes from when I was a brand new Mary Kay Beauty consultant at my very 1st show. I was so nervous as I started the show. I was a young 20 year old and had booked my girlfriends from church that were all still in highschool. I wanted to do everything right. I listened to my tape over and over. I studied my flip chart. I even practiced my entire class on my husband the night before. (He has always been a great sport.) I stood at the head of the table with all of their eyes looking at me. I fumbled through the first part, on the history of Mary Kay, the company and the lady, trying to read it smoothly from the back of my flip chart as if I had been doing this forever. I managed to get through that part and felt well on my way. After that, I got them all through the first step of cleaning their face with the cleanser and got a little more confident. Then I got to the page talking about the mask. (This was over 10 years ago when we still demoed the five step skincare system at our shows.) It had a dermatologist enhanced picture of the different layers of the skin and showed the benefits of exfoliation. I was really going to show my knowledge of being a professional beauty consultant and expound on this page. I picked up my flip chart pointed to the picture and said, "Now you know all of our products are gynecologist tested." (Let me stop and make sure you got that. I did not say dermatologist tested like I meant to.) Have you ever had one of those moments when you said something and your brain stopped you in mid thought and you thought,"That did not sound right." All the girls heads tilted to the side like, "Hugh?" There I stood, dumb founded trying frantically to pull the right word out and move on. All I could do was blink and say,"Um, Um...." I was rescued by one of the girls who smartly replied, "You mean dermatologist, right?" We all just had to stop and laugh at that point. I managed to finish the class and now it is part of my story. I use it to open my shows to let people know how far I have come. For more true story Tuesdays or to link up and tell your own go to Once Upon a Miracle. http://www.onceuponamiracle.com/2010/01/true-story-tuesday-by-mr-daddy.html

10 comments:

Jenny Diane said...

I LOVE this story!! I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished with Mary Kay! This is your year!!!

Ashley said...

You are so funny! You are a great Mary Kay consultant! I loved your party. We had a blast.

Love the new background too. So dramatic. Love it!

Crystal said...

Great story. You have come a long way with Mary Kay!! Way to Go!! Such a Godly blessing that the Lord has brought you to success with what you LOVE to do!!

2x2 Ministries said...

Nocona,

I think I just wet my pants!

Kristin

Rachel said...

Haha - isn't it awful when the wrong word slips out and it's something freudian like that? I would have been a goner if I'd heard that in person!

Jewelz said...

Oh very funny Nocona :0)
I'm glad you worked through it!
Someone pass Kristen a Tena LOL!

Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for dropping by my place! I look forward to 'seeing' more of you.
Cheers
Jewelz

Lisa said...

That is hilarious. I hate when the brain freezes, yet you know you said/did something wrong! At least it was a bunch of ladies! I wish they still did the "full" face stuff at the shows. I'm a cheapie and like the free trials! LOL Great story!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Ha! I love that not only are the products dermatologist tested, but they are also backed by gynecologists ;) Too funny. How wonderful that you've come so far.

Kmama said...

Stopping by from Once Upon a Miracle. That is too funny!! At least you can now use it in your spiel and I'm sure it helps people relax a little.

Nocona said...

Oh it is my Opening Act at every show.