I’ve heard of a humorous term “ambot” which refers to an Amway IBO, often new but has learned enough to parrot the lines that the upline diamonds feed them. If you’ve ever been prospected for Amway, you probably know what I mean. The teaching evolves a bit but for the most part, the message remains the same. Got a while they tried to compare the Amway opportunity to a buyers club but later it evolved into e-commerce.
The diamonds will teach you to consume tools and functions like your life depended on it. What happens is the teaching and “fake” relationships you form almost become like a drug that you feel the need to maintain. Nothing is better than a pat on the back from the upline diamond right? IBOs develop a desire to get recognition from the diamond.
In the meantime, the group of IBOs are taught to show adulation towards the higher ups, almost as if the diamond is a cult leader to be worshipped. The IBOs all dress alike, often buying things from the Amway catalog. It really is as if the diamonds are just making clones out of the faithful down line. If you step back and view it from a neutral perspective, it’s actually quite funny. Another aspect can be an irrational zeal for products such as toilet paper or cleaning products
But the reality is the Amway sales force is often an army of mind numbed robots all acting, dressing and parroting lines taught at functions, meetings and on recorded audios. They are often sleep deprived because uplines love to hold late night meetings as a way to test your loyalty. They say you can sleep when you go diamond.
So there you have it. A brief but fairly concise definition of an Ambot. The sad thing is once someone gets indoctrinated, you really can’t help them and they’ll have to see the light and snap out of it on their own. Debating with them only makes them dig in harder because by now they will also have developed an irrational loyalty to the upline over long time friends and family
This would be funnier if it weren’t so sad and so true.