66 episodes

The Persuasion Pitch podcast looks into the dangers of Multi-Level Marketing as well as other cults. Episodes also discuss how Multi-Level Marketing negatively effects people’s lives as well as small businesses.
About The Host: Jessica has been a licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist since 2004. She has been in the film industry since 2013. Noticing that Multi-Level Marketing has effected the beauty industry in a negative way she started this AntiMLM podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jessmua/support

The Persuasion Pitch Jessica Underwood James

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    • 4.6 • 38 Ratings

The Persuasion Pitch podcast looks into the dangers of Multi-Level Marketing as well as other cults. Episodes also discuss how Multi-Level Marketing negatively effects people’s lives as well as small businesses.
About The Host: Jessica has been a licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist since 2004. She has been in the film industry since 2013. Noticing that Multi-Level Marketing has effected the beauty industry in a negative way she started this AntiMLM podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jessmua/support

    Episode 56: have I been?

    Episode 56: have I been?

    Mombie's blog

    https://mombie-antimlm.com/

    Mombie's blog post on the FTC comments

    https://mombie-antimlm.com/a-new-ftc-rule/

    Want to send me an email? antimlm@activist.com

    Podcast information including the podcast's social media can be found here:  https://linktr.ee/AntiMLMpodcast  

    My Socials:(Including my TikTok) https://linktr.ee/JessMUA 

    Do you see someone that’s with an MLM making a false claim? Report here https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ Or go to https://www.truthinadvertising.org Not in the US? Report here https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide   Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Everything in this recording my based on my own research and is my opinion. Thanks for being a part of the AntiMLM Community.


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    • 11 min
    Episode 55: Announcement-FTC Comments

    Episode 55: Announcement-FTC Comments

    Mombie's blog 

    https://mombie-antimlm.com/

    Mombie's blog post on the FTC comments

    https://mombie-antimlm.com/a-new-ftc-rule/

    Where to submit a comment 

    https://www.regulations.gov/document/FTC-2022-0020-0001?fbclid=IwAR2PqfqWlyXrHVSw9ebdHY9CCjeW55Y1NpjSzxTMqwV8xlWOfph5WbRjIcA

    Podcast information including the podcast's social media can be found here:  https://linktr.ee/AntiMLMpodcast  

    My Socials:(Including my TikTok) https://linktr.ee/JessMUA 

    Do you see someone that’s with an MLM making a false claim? Report here https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ Or go to https://www.truthinadvertising.org Not in the US? Report here https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide   Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Everything in this recording my based on my own research and is my opinion. Thanks for being a part of the AntiMLM Community.


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    • 5 min
    Episode 54: KEEP CALM and don't be a Drama Llama

    Episode 54: KEEP CALM and don't be a Drama Llama

    The video to watch before you listen, if you haven't already https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AClI1uow-Es&feature=youtu.be
    Podcast information including the podcasts social media can be found here:  https://linktr.ee/AntiMLMpodcast 
    My Socials: https://linktr.ee/JessMUA
    Do you see someone that’s with an MLM making a false claim? Report here https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ Or go to https://www.truthinadvertising.org Not in the US? Report here https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide   Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Everything in this recording my based off of my own research and is my opinion. Thanks for being a part of AntiMLM Community.

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    • 11 min
    Bonus Episode: Quick Update!

    Bonus Episode: Quick Update!

    Quick update on the podcast, episodes, and what I think about this AntiMLM drama. 

    Podcast information including the podcasts social media can be found here:  https://linktr.ee/AntiMLMpodcast 

    My Socials: https://linktr.ee/JessMUA (This is where you can find my Tiktok.)

    Do you see someone that’s with an MLM making a false claim? Report here https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ Or go to https://www.truthinadvertising.org Not in the US? Report here https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide   Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Everything in this recording my based off of my own research and is my opinion. Thanks for being a part of AntiMLM Community.


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    • 3 min
    Episode 53: Cutco & MLMs within School Systems

    Episode 53: Cutco & MLMs within School Systems

    Today I sit down with Sarah who tells their story about being recruited to Cutco at only 17 years old. Sarah is also a school counselor. 
    The facebook group for educators against MLMs can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/301494385328066/
    Podcast information including the podcasts social media can be found here:  https://linktr.ee/AntiMLMpodcast 
    My Socials: https://linktr.ee/JessMUA 
    Do you see someone that’s with an MLM making a false claim? Report here https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ Or go to https://www.truthinadvertising.org Not in the US? Report here https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide   Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Everything in this recording my based off of my own research and is my opinion. Thanks for being a part of AntiMLM Community.

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    • 43 min
    Episode 52: ItWorks!|Bailey's Story

    Episode 52: ItWorks!|Bailey's Story

    After I spoke to Bailey she wanted me to add this. " I LITERALLY just remembered how my like "top" up line would talk about the personal health benefits the different products would "help her with" like her actual medical diagnosed conditions and she would be like "we can't say it CURES anything but it has helped me in this way or that way and I didn't FEEL this way until I started taking the product(s)", and the up line below her (that told me to get my head out of my ass) that I reported to would always direct me to the OG upline if someone asked like a medical condition related question in regard to a specific product, specifically if they had the same medical conditions as her. I also remembered more products I used listening to one of my AntiMLM YouTubers" They would also say things like this "Thermofight(X): "helps boost metabolism and melt away fat, help you achieve ideal fat-burning mode" Carb Blocker- renamed Carb Control: "helping maintain blood-sugar balance, keeping your blood glucose levels healthy. helps control the impact of carbs on your body to reduce the accumulation of unwanted fat"  Cleanse (liquid): "Supports liver detox, colon health, and a healthy gut Replenishes your body with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients"  Greens - renamed super greens: "While it’s not meant as a substitute for fresh vegetables, it supports balanced nutrition, healthy detox, and immunity, and clean digestion" - was told it replaces full days worth+ of fruits and vegetables (powder)"
    ItWorks! IDS https://itworks.com/Legal/Income/
    Podcast information including the podcasts social media can be found here:  https://linktr.ee/AntiMLMpodcast My Socials: https://linktr.ee/JessMUA Do you see someone that’s with an MLM making a false claim? Report here https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ Or go to https://www.truthinadvertising.org Not in the US? Report here https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide   Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Everything in this recording my based off of my own research and is my opinion. Thanks for being a part of AntiMLM Community.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Kat Benson ,

Content on point!

I’ve been listening to Jess for awhile and thought I left a review before, but can’t find it. I love this podcast! Jess is really great at interviewing and overall gathering and sharing antiMLM info. I’m grateful we have her in the antiMLM movement!

pitcherday ,

Interesting, if slightly annoying

I like podcasts about MLMs. This one has a lot of different ones, ones I have not seen discussed on podcasts like this. For the most part, the stories are compelling. However, there are a couple of things that rub me the wrong way. First of all, MLMs are predatory and manipulative and culty. They make unsubstantiated, sometimes outrageous claims. Hun Culture is toxic. There is PLENTY of material there. However, Jess (the host) lets her guests make unsubstantiated claims, and sometimes makes them herself. Like: someone got an air quality test in their house and the room with a bunch of paparazzi jewelry had high levels of lead. We don’t know what else was in that room! There are many reasons for lead in the air.

A woman strongly suggested that her blood was full of clots because of some diet drink/shake. Her doctors didn’t tell her that, and she said she was on birth control, which can have blood clots as a side effect, which she acknowledged. It was just SO fishy that the guy who sold it to her said “it’s not from the drink,” when she told him about the clots. Then she did “research” and some of the ingredients (which ones?) cause blood clots.

It was also mentioned that some guy did a hair test after ingesting some MLM product, and it had a whole bunch of bad stuff. Wow! Did you hear that? A bunch of bad stuff! Solid!

One time, Jess said “that’s not proven.” Well, if it’s not proven, then why are you repeating it? How is what you are doing any better than the MLMs? No, it’s not to the level of “Herbalife cures HIV,” but it’s in the ballpark.

Jess is feisty. And you will never forget that, because every time she gets an opening to say “Nuh-uh-uh! I wouldn’t take that!! I’m not the kind of person to be quiet!” she does. This can translate to a lack of empathy for the guests. Jess was in an MLM, she calls them cults, and refers to the BITE model, so she knows these people are indoctrinated. But in the stories, sometimes people will talk about being manipulated by their uplines, told to do things that are fuzzy ethically, and being asked to manipulate others. Jess will interject with her “Oh no! I would have been out of there right then! I would have said [X] to him!!! I don’t take that!” Well, Jess, maybe they didn’t react that way because they were brainwashed? It’s very “casually mentions they’re better than you.” I also feel SO bad for the woman with the Ph.D. who got into an MLM. She is CONSTANTLY being used as an example of how even SMART PEOPLE can get suckered! “There’s someone with a Ph.D. who…!” over and over. Ok, even educated people can get scammed (ever heard of Bernie Madoff?), leave the poor woman alone. It’s bad enough that it happened, she doesn’t need to be Exhibit A for the rest of her life. She wasn’t the first and won’t be the last.

The subjects of this podcast are interesting. It could just be presented more professionally.

Jamercise ™ ,

Get out!

Personal stories that helps humanize the horrors of MLM.

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