If my sister EVER tells me I don't love her, I'll remind her of the time I spent seven hours at a Scentsy convention with her.
Don't get me wrong, I like buying Scentsy merchandise. I'm particularly fond of their warmers and melts. But I'm a customer; not a consultant.
Valentine's Day I traveled with her for 3.5 hours to Kansas City, MO to attend Scentsy Spring Sprint, one of many "tours" that were held by Scentsy. I had no idea that there were so many people that were invested in the company. I'm sure there were over 500 people in attendance just at this one particular convention.
Not to mention that my husband, her husband, and their 10 yoa son came along for the travels. Only the guys hung out at an indoor water park. I'm not sure who wanted to slice their wrists more. Me of boredom, or my husband from having to listen to a trillion screaming kids.
The Scentsy Spring Sprint brought together consultants and their guests to learn how to throw successful home parties, get people to buy, and recruit for the team. The actual consultants received boxes of Scentsy swag that were actually pretty impressive.
If it hadn't been for my sister and other friends I knew there, I would've lost my mind all together. Don't get me wrong, there were a couple of wonderful speakers. But the rest was just Blah, Blah, Blah, Yadda, Yadda, Yadda to me. Very little interaction, and a whole lot of talking. I about tossed in the towel when we were asked to get out our crayons and color our goals, all while listening to meditative music.
As the picture above proves, I wasn't the only one who found the sessions to be a little dry.
I think the convention was wonderful for anyone who was straight out of the gate and has never, ever been an independent consultant for a home based business. There were a few tips and pointers that were probably relevant to the novice consultant. But, having been a direct consultant for other companies in the past, it was all stuff that anyone who's ever done that kind of stuff should already know.
No one ever talked about the merchandise at any of the sessions, but there were displays in the hallways of new and upcoming Scentsy products. I've already started a budget. There's a couple of warmers I've got my eye on.
As a side pitch, I definitely recommend my sister Traci as a go-to person for online orders or questions about Scentsy. She's passionate about the company and its products.
Have you ever been a consultant for a direct sales home based business? Are you familiar with Scentsy?