First Time Free Does Not Apply: Orrin Woodward Wants Everyone’s Hamiltons at the December 6 Open in Michigan
Update December 4, 2011: Two days after publishing this post, TEAM Alpha Omega changed its original post; now it says first time attendees do not have to pay to attend the Leadership Open. Coincindence? I think not!
Team Alpha Omega reports that Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady will be speaking at a Leadership Open in Southfield, Michigan on December 6, 2011. In a break from past Opens, first time participants will not be able to attend for free. Rather, they will have to cough up $10 to hear Woodward and Brady talk. From the Team Alpha Omega post:
With this different format, you will be able to invite anyone who wants to learn leadership principles from Orrin for $10. After the leadership talk, stick around and see how LIFE can provide you with a financial vehicle.
Following Orrin’s talk1, Chris Brady will show the plan2. If one wants to “stick around” for the Ticket Holder meeting, he or she will have to buy a December Seminar ticket.
The sad part is that TEAM LIFE members have to spend at least $10 to hear the same spiel month after month after month. $120 ($240 if you’re a couple) down the drain. If they are attending the monthly seminars3, that’s another $20-40/month, $240-480/year down the drain.
What TEAM members fail to realize is that they are continually paying for the same information — just worded differently — every month they are a part of TEAM. For instance, what Orrin says on the 12/6 might be recorded and be converted into next month’s CD. He might recycle the talk for the monthly seminar or at the next Major Function. And all along, LIFE TEAM members will blissfully part with their money, thinking that his “latest” talk was the best talk ever.
MLM proponents like to compare critics to crabs being cooked in a pot of water. They will say that when a crab tries to get out, the other crabs will grab him and bring him back, all while the water’s temperature slowly rises to boiling. These pro-MLM people have a point, but in reality, they are talking about themselves, not the critics. They will do anything or say anything to keep you involved with their MLM-flavor of the day: Amway, MonaVie, One24, Protandim or LIFE. They’ll pepper their members with statements such as, “Success is just a CD away!” or “I made the commitment to become free at the next Major Seminar!” hoping that this will cause someone to stick around for another three months.
The sooner people realize this, the sooner they’ll be able to extricate themselves from the clutches of the LIFE TEAM.
1 I bet Orrin will even ask people to stock up on extra copies of his latest book, Resolved, at the meeting. I can hear it now, “Resolve! Resolve! Resolve to buy Resolved and share it with your friends! Resolve to do it, and you’ll be one step closer to freedom!”
2 I wonder if Brady will mention MonaVie in the plan.
3 According to Policy Council member Bill Lewis, committed LIFE TEAM members should be attending every weekly and monthly seminar.