We could give you substantial information on the MLM industry, even if not directly related to Arbonne, but you can bet that the person you are trying to convince will resist any evidence that you might present.
The pat answer is “Our company/group is different. We don’t operate like that. Those critics aren’t talking about OUR company.”
The only way I can think of to succeed in getting someone out of an MLM is to create doubt in their minds by ASKING QUESTIONS. You cannot tell people that they are wrong, but they can come to that conclusion on their own by discovering the information for themselves.
So asking questions that begin with “I don’t understand…” or “Can you explain…” might be the best path to take. Make THEM do the research in order to answer your questions. Then if the answers sound scripted (which they probably will), you can question the answers and make them look into it even deeper.
You’ll need to be on your toes, and you’ll need to learn as much as you can stomach. It is not easy, and I would not plan for a good outcome, at least not right away.
We’re here to assist with this process, so you are entirely welcome to bring any questions you have to us. Remember, we have nothing to gain by telling you what we know. Arbonne leaders (and leaders of other MLMs) hve much to gain by trying to mislead you and discredit us.
Best of Luck to you.