I remember when I was a kid, my mom once told me we were having steak and when I took a bite, I spit it out and realized she game me a piece of liver. While it may have looked like a steak, it didn't pass the taste test. I remember my mom mentioning that she told me it was steak because she thought it would be more palatable to me presented that way.
I presume this is why many IBOs and upline leaders either outright lie or mislead prospects to entice them to see the plan. Often times, Amway is not mentioned, or an IBO will say, I am so and so Enterprises. Amway is just my supplier. Or they may be VERY deceiving and same something like we are Network 21, we work closely with Amway.
I am not sure why IBOs feel the need to deceive prospects. For example, if I ran a business and my store had a famous fast food name on the bill board, and customers walked in only to find that I sold carrot juice and vegan dishes, I am certain many or most customers would walk out, never return, and tell their friends and family that my store is a scam of sorts.
Well, that is exactly whet many IBOs are doing when recruiting new folks into the Amway Oppoerunity. My friend Rocket has a great post showing an IBO leader embellishing some facts: http://rocketsrants.blogspot.com/2009/03/video-in-question.html
I wonder what Amway wil have to say about this? IBOs who use deceit when recruiting, you need to know that sooner or later, you have to come clean with your
prospect and the sooner the better. Getting them in front of a slick upline speaker will not necessarily help your cause. Building your business with honesty, in my opinion, is the way to give yourself better long term success and sustainability. A business built on deception requires more deception to keep it going and will likely fall apart in the future.
What are you building?