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SPOTLIGHT: Brent Burnett

SPOTLIGHT: Brent Burnett

Team Manager Brent Burnett has been one of 2013’s most consistent business builders here in North America. His passion for the Synergy opportunity and the art of network marketing is reflected in his ongoing list of accomplishments. He is currently qualified to be taken to Cancun on Synergy’s dime. He was awarded $1500 toward his trip to Korea for the Global Summit, which he attended and enjoyed very much. He has maximized his bonuses on the Elite Track several times, earning thousands of extra dollars on top of his commissions. He advanced to the rank of Team Manager and was therefore invited to attend the 2013 Leadership Academy in Park City along with his wife Charlene. He wins monthly prizes, he is focused on his Team, and he shares the Synergy Advantage wherever he goes.

While interviewing Brent, it quickly became apparent that he is an exemplary student. His retention of the trainings from the various events of this year was remarkable. You can tell he internalizes the things he learns and puts them into practice, which explains why he’s been able to rack up points in the Top 50 Challenge, advance his rank and successfully increase his income.

Ever willing to learn and ever willing to share his knowledge, Brent was good enough to give us some of his time and share the following advice and experiences:

Brent Burnett On Building a Synergy Business

“I’m in the business to help people get what they want. What do we all have in common? We’re all living, we want to say healthy or get healthy. With Synergy, we have a wonderful product that creates a baseline to put people in the right direction. Some people are going fast but they are moving in the wrong direction, so we have an opportunity to coach people and help them be successful.

When we are sharing the product, we are in the business of helping people get what they want and they are willing to pay us for it. They want to pay us for it. They appreciate, and they reciprocate by saying ‘you did a good job.'”

What He Learned in Korea

“What I learned in Korea, based on what was being trained on, is how we lead. One of the things that they’ve found is that sales spike and drop based upon what we lead with when talking to people. When they use personal experiences, along with the benefits of the products, and turn that into the story, people want to talk.

I love Dan Higginson because he has a great personal experience, a great story about how he went through his own health and founded the company, why he founded the company, and the principles at Covey. People relate to that story. People say ‘yeah, that’s really neat,’ then they start to personalize that and create their own story and build off of that. And as people use these tools that Dan and Nature’s Sunshine have put together, they start to find great value in what we’re selling. They’re not going to ask why we charge a certain dollar amount for our product. Instead, they turn around and say, and this is the cool part, ‘oh, I thought that was expensive, but no, that’s actually really cheap! That’s a good deal!’ But they have to find the value. They have to relate to it, so we have to open our mouths.”

Advice: “Open Your Mouth”

“We may have some of the best products in the world, but it doesn’t mean much if you don’t know how to connect and network. So, in our profession, we have to really, truly learn to open our mouths, to have the courage to open our mouths and be willing to invite people. That’s not necessarily hard to do but there’s this fear that overcomes people so they don’t want to talk to somebody. They don’t even want to say hi or smile.

I think success breeds success. It inspires others around them. When people open their mouth things happen. If you want to create an opportunity, you’ve got to be willing to open your mouth.”

Advice: “NEXT”

“You also have to be aware of when you need to say ‘next.’ That four-letter magic word. Some times people just aren’t ready. There are good people out there, sometimes you have to just plant the seed and move on. Then maybe they’ll call you.”

On Winning the Top 50 Challenge Monthly Prizes and Korea Cash

“I think the Top 50 and the top 10 monthly prizes are wonderful programs that somebody cleverly came up with and put together. Same thing with the many other bonus and incentive programs that go along with our Mega Match compensation program. They are well thought out and well designed to incentivize, reward, exalt and recognize people for their hard work.”

On Attending Leadership Academy in Park City

“That was a great event for me and my spouse. That was her very first corporate event which was very nice because my spouse usually doesn’t get to be involved with my clients and business affairs. So that was a great opportunity for her to meet some of the associates and people that work behind the scenes and catch the spirit of it.

Seeing the other wonderful people there, you saw how many doctors and physicians and practitioners we had up at Park City. You don’t see that in network marketing. You just don’t see it. So we’ve been able to build, not only in the company but even on our team, many highly-qualified practitioners that use ProArgi-9+ as a protocol for a practice that helps patients, and that use it personally for their own health, wellness and fitness programs. It’s such a very useful tool in enhancing our lives.

So, Park City was great, just to go up there and get to meet people. A really neat opportunity to get acquainted on that personal level. A fantastic setting. A way to reshape our thinking and how we approach the business.”

On Going to Cancun.

“Cancun is an awesome thing. It gives us an awesome time to take our spouses which, generally, it’s good for them to participate. Just like park city. Getting pre-qualified is the first part. Staying qualified is the other. Obviously, if I were to stop, the other 26 people could certainly work hard and surpass me and my spot.”

On Going to Cancun.

“Cancun is an awesome thing. It gives us an awesome time to take our spouses which, generally, it’s good for them to participate. Just like park city. Getting pre-qualified is the first part. Staying qualified is the other. Obviously, if I were to stop, the other 26 people could certainly work hard and surpass me and my spot.”

On His Mentor and Sponsor, Bill Styles

“One thing that has really helped in our success has been my team leader, Bill Styles. There have been many people, whether on my team, or on their team, and even teams outside of his team, that he’s really gone to bat for and helped in many, many ways.”
Favorite Part of His Trip to the Global Summit in Korea

“My favorite part of Korea was actually being able to get over there and do the things that I did not expect I’d be able to do. Usually you get so busy doing business, you don’t get the fun. I ended up having plenty of fun.

Howie was awesome. Howie brings a special energy. Everyone had their own thing that they were learning there. It was neat to spend time with Joy and Richard [Matwyshen], with Paul McGarry, and of course Bill [Styles]… we just had a good old time. It was fun.

There were some very, very good things that were suggested. I thought Mark Comer, the Hwang brothers, they shared some very key points in terms of direction and speed.

It was a spectacular event. It was one of the biggest, if not the biggest in Synergy history. We did a big, huge global flag ceremony like the Olympics, just to unite and bring people together and create that atmosphere. That was so good.”

Advice: Find the Pain

“I’m going to use a statement from Rudy Pedroza that I really like, though he phrases it a little differently: You need to ask questions that help you find the pain. What is the pain? Whether it be loss of job, being furloughed… I saw that happen lots with the government being shut down recently. People that are older, or even those that are younger experiencing health problems… without asking questions you never really know what to offer them. It’s a needle in a haystack. You’re just throwing out ideas trying to sell them something, hoping they buy based on me and my reputation.

Instead we need to work much more like the practitioners work, which is diagnose, ask questions. Then you can find out where the pain is. Then you can actually recommend the proper solution, opportunity or product. We have great products, but if we lead by talking about them then we’re missing a real opportunity to lead.”

Thank you to Brent Burnett for sharing his experiences and advice. We hope that these words can help the other Synergy Team Members looking to achieve their own success. 

Remember, there are still two months left in this year, just enough time to qualify for Cancun, earn extra money on the Elite track, Double your Fast Start Bonuses and take the steps toward leaving a legacy.

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Love Cancun

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Love Cancun


If you’ve ever been to Cancun before, you know at least a few of the reasons we are excited to take our Top 50 Team Members there next March.

Whether you’ve been there or not, we hope you will enjoy this infographic depicting the Top 10 reasons to be excited and become qualified for the trip.

Remember there are just over 2 months left in the year— just enough time to boost your point totals and earn your seat on a well-deserved vacation.

For a video and more info on qualifying for this Cancun vacation with Synergy, view this post from earlier in the year.

New Vice President, Asia-Pacific

New Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Synergy WorldWide is pleased to announce that Fredrik Widell has joined our leadership team as the new Vice President and General Manager of Synergy Asia-Pacific. In this position, Mr. Widell will have responsibilities for all company operations in the Asia-Pacific markets and report directly to Synergy President Dan Norman.

“I am very happy to have Fredrik on board,” said Norman. “He has the right mix of experience and skill to help these strong markets achieve new levels of growth. It’s great to have him on the Synergy Executive Team.”

About Frederik Widell
Mr. Widell’s career history includes years of experience as Director of Business Development for 7/11 Nordic. Following his time at that company, Mr. Widell led as Vice President and Head of Asia-Pacific for a large network marketing company based out of Sweden. While in that position he was able to drive significant growth throughout the Asian markets. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in International Business Management earned at Schiller International University London.

Mr. Widell has a great deal of respect for the culture and potential opportunities available in Asia. Beginning in 2004, his extensive work experience was focused in the Southern Asian countries including Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. In 2011, his responsibilities were broadened into the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Widell is committed to drive growth for Synergy in this very strategic geography.

Once again, we are pleased and excited to have his talents and experience on our Executive Team. We look forward to seeing his contributions accelerate the success of our Team Members and company overall.

New Management Office, Asia-Pacific Region
Located in the central business district of Bangkok, Thailand, Synergy WorldWide’s Asia Management office is now up and running. This office occupies the 10th floor of the Emporium Tower and is being staffed under the supervision of Vice President Frederik Widell.

Address: 622 Floor 10, Emporium Tower
Sukhumvit Rd., Klongton
Klontoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Office Phone: 622.664.8338
Office Fax: 662.664.8339

NEW: Global Summit eMagazine

NEW: Global Summit eMagazine

Read the stories and view never-before-seen images in Synergy’s newly-released, tablet-friendly Global Summit 2013 eMagazine.
This interactive magazine includes articles, photos and recognition pieces that will take you back to September’s unforgettable event in Seoul. Those who were unable to attend can experience the high energy that was there by flipping through the pages.
CLICK HERE to view the Global Summit eMagazine.
Those who would like to keep this eMagazine as a keepsake have the option to download it! Simply download the PDF or “Save As…” to your device or computer, then enjoy the publication for years to come.
For the best viewing experience, please follow these suggestions depending on your device:
  • Mac or PC: Open the eMagazine and save it as a PDF to your computer. Then locate and open the file to ensure full functionality within the document.
  • Apple devices: Open using iBooks.
  • Android devices: Open using Acrobat Reader.


VIDEO: Near Death Experience Changes Former NFL Player's Life

VIDEO: Near Death Experience Changes Former NFL Player’s Life

A few days ago, KSL News of Salt Lake reported on a local high school football coach who nearly lost his life due to heart problems. Mr. John Hunter, a former NFL athlete, spent 11 days in a coma, having to be brought back to life three different times. He woke up and started on a road to recovery, successful so far thanks to medical professionals, a supportive community, and what John describes as “miracles.”

“I’m glad to be here,” John told Synergy in an interview conducted earlier today. “I’m about to celebrate my ninth wedding anniversary with my wife, and she is tickled to death that I’m here to celebrate it with her.”

>>See the KSL News video coverage of John’s story below.

Recently, while working to recover and resurrect his health, John was approached by a caring friend, Synergy Team Member Jason Buck. Knowing the power of ProArgi-9+, Jason insisted that his friend begin regularly drinking ProArgi-9+ as part of his vital recovery.

“The month I got home [from the hospital],” said John, “Jason kept feeding [ProArgi-9+] to me, saying ‘I love ya buddy, just want you to take care of this. I believe in this product.’ So I started doing what he told me, he kept having me take it, and I kept at it.”

Happily, John reported “I do notice a difference. I’m not sure how it all works, but this makes a difference.”

“Put it this way,” he continued. “My ejection fraction, which is the amount of blood my heart pumps per beat, was dangerously low. A normal ejection fraction is between 50 to 70%. When I started [his crisis, resulting in weeks in the hospital], I was at 10 to 15%, which means I was dying. Well, in the hospital I got up to 30 to 35%. Now, after taking all this ProArgi-9+, last week I had another echocardiogram, and the doctor called and said ‘we don’t know what the h*** you are doing, but whatever it is, keep doing it. You’re at 50-55%.”

John then explained that his initial thought was that the medications he had been prescribed were the cause of his wonderful improvement, but when asked, his doctors told him that couldn’t be the case, as he had not yet been prescribed the kind of medication that would produce those results.

The community here in Utah Valley, along with all of us here at Synergy WorldWide, is grateful for John’s remarkable recovery so far. We wish him and his wife a happy upcoming anniversary and we look forward to more great news as he continues to work towards a long, healthy life.

Synergy Soccer Star Spotlight

Synergy Soccer Star Spotlight

Photo by Ken Inness

If you find yourself trying to get a soccer ball past Katherine Lynch, you are going to have your work cut out for you. Katherine, a senior at Montgomery High School in New Jersey, already has a few championships under her belt and she’s looking for more. Katherine is currently in the running for the title of New Jersey’s “Best Defender” because she plays hard, she plays smart, and she stays healthy.

Her mother, Synergy Team Member Dr. Teresa Lynch, believes in sharing the benefits of Synergy products with everyone, especially her family. For this reason, Katherine has the opportunity to experience Synergy supplements on a regular basis, and realize the great ways they affect her day and her soccer game.

Synergy WorldWide: What do you love most about soccer?
Katherine Lynch: It’s just something I love to do. I love the feeling it gives me when I play. It takes me away from stress. You just play, having fun with your best friends.

SWW: You are a defensive player. Isn’t it true that players on defense have to be stronger than the strikers?
KL: [laughs] Yeah.

SWW: So what is your training like?
KL: During high school season, we practice five days a week, and we have two games per week. I’ll go to the weight room sometimes with my friend and do workouts. Then after I work out, after resistance training, I have a Maximum Protein shake when I get home.

SWW: Tell us how you use Synergy products to improve your performance.
KL: Every morning I have the vanilla Health Shake for breakfast. Before I play, I’ll have a drink of ProArgi-9+, either the Active one or just regular.

SWW: How does that Health Shake breakfast affect your day?
KL: It gives me energy, actually. After I drink it, I actually am pretty awake, whereas if I eat other things for breakfast like cereal or toast or something it makes me really tired. These shakes fill me up and keep me going till lunch.

SWW: What’s this upcoming season going to be like for your high school team?
KL: We’re doing pretty well. We’re doing really well actually.

SWW: Are you going to win state?
KL: We’re hoping to. Last year we actually had one of the greatest seasons in the history of our town, basically. We won our conference, our county, our section and we won state.

In the background, Katherine’s mother Terry is heard saying “Tell him you were the starting center!”

KL: And I was the starting center defender. My mom wants me to throw that in. But, yeah, it was a pretty crazy season that I’ll never forget.

SWW: Is it hard to keep good grades when you are a soccer star?
KL: Actually maintaining my grades is harder out of [soccer] season. Being in season keeps me on a schedule and it keeps me grounded and I know I need to get stuff done, so I don’t procrastinate as much. So my grades aren’t a problem because I stay on top of them.

SWW: Health is not a huge focus for many people your age. Often, it’s not until people get older and start losing their health that they realize how important it is to make healthy choices. Why is it already so important to you?
KL: Maintaining my health makes me happy. It gets me in a better mood. When I eat healthy I feel better, my energy is better… Everything is just more positive in my life when  I’m being healthy. When it starts to slip away, like when I’m out of [soccer] season, I’m often not as happy. Then I’m reminded that being healthy and eating healthy is important to being happy.

As was mentioned earlier, Katherine is currently in the running to win the “New Jersey’s Best Defender” award from Click the button and cast your vote for Katherine Lynch.

New SLMsmart Ad

New SLMsmart Ad

As you may know, the SLMsmart weight-management system was introduced in North America in April of this year. More recently, at the 2013 Global Summit in Korea, SLMsmart was again launched, this time for the Korean market. As part of the Korean launch, Synergy produced a new video to introduce the product line and to tell the world that the smartest weight management system has finally arrived. Enjoy this new video below:

For more information about the revolutionary SLMsmart weight-management system, visit

Mark Comer on the Importance of Events 2013

Mark Comer on the Importance of Events

Double Presidential Mark Comer, one of Synergy’s top earners and most successful business builders, is always willing to give expert advice and share his remarkable story. The many Team Members who tuned into the Corporate Update Call earlier in the week heard him specifically mention the importance of events in the course of his career. Following the call, we asked him to elaborate on the subject. This is what he said:

“Believe me, I’ve been with Synergy for a long time, and I’ve seen it over and over again. Events inspire people to build, and people build for events. Just think about Korea. That market started with  just a handful of people going to little local events, and now at the summit, there were over 4000 people.

Events help us in more ways than we even realize. I like feeling the vibe at an event, and then using that to figure out what I need to do next. I’m always telling people to look for events to attend, even if it takes some travel. Great things just start happening when you attend.”

In the spirit of this great advice, here are a few upcoming North American events from our Synergy Events Calendar:

Team Freedom Business Builder Symposium
Saturday, October 26, Philadelphia, PA.
Click Here for registration and more info
Dan Austin of the High Desert Heart Institute, Marty Holker, Dr. Jim Sandberg and Howard Hannemann. Experience the trainings that helped catapult the businesses of several Synergy Leaders. This event will be open to all Synergy Team Members and guests.

Florida Team Events feat. Mark Comer
Tuesday, November 12 through Wednesday, November 13,  Lady Lakes, Florida.
See Calendar for more info
This event is the perfect chance to hear from someone who has proven the Synergy MegaMatch Compensation Plan to be the best in the industry. Hosted by Joy and Richard Matwyshen, the location and more details of this event will be coming to the Synergy calendar shortly.

Synergy Open House/Gold Camp Weekend
Friday, November 15 through Saturday, November 16, Lady Lakes, Florida.
Click Here for registration and more info
At the Synergy Open House, you’ll have a chance to tour our manufacturing facility, as well as our corporate offices. See our commitment to purity, safety and quality. Hear trainings from our top leaders, our executive team and product experts. Then, at Gold Camp, experience a deeper level of training focused on true business building techniques. Learn to market Synergy in ways that will increase your income and freedom.

Idaho Synergy Symposium
Friday, November 22 through Saturday, November 23, Boise, Idaho.
Click Here for registration and more info
Featuring Special Guest Speakers: Dan Higginson, Founder/CEO, Synergy Worldwide. Scott Brumfield, Retired NFL Cincinnati Bengal #72, Head Coach of Dixie College Football, Synergy Worldwide Presidential Executive. Dan Austin,Chief Nurse High Desert Heart Institute, Synergy Worldwide Medical Advisory Board Member. Howard Hannemann, Director of Sales, Synergy North America. Bill Styles, Synergy Worldwide Team Elite. All guests welcome. You wont’ want to miss this.

October 2013 Corporate Update Call

October Corporate Update Call

Wednesday, October 16: 

Howard Hannemann, Synergy WorldWide’s Director of Sales, will be joined by Team Members and special guests for this month’s Corporate Update Call. Hear the scoop on all-things-Synergy following an extremely successful Global Summit, and find out what we have in store for the rest of the year and beyond.

Corporate Update Call 
Phone: 1-800-832-4695
Pin: 8908#
Time: 7 PM Mountain time

These monthly update calls are a great way to get the latest news and information from Synergy HQ. You’ll also hear tips and advice on using Synergy’s resources and momentum to your advantage. This Corporate Update Call will be valuable to Team Members throughout North America. The latest promos and exciting news will be discussed, along with announcements, upcoming events and more. Hear how to maximize bonuses on the Synergy Elite Track, how to win big rewards in the Top 50 Challenge, and how to prepare your potential Team Members to utilize all aspects of the Synergy Advantage.

Invite your team, join the call, and learn the best ways to progress with Synergy WorldWide.

ProArgi-9+ and the Physicians Desk Reference

For over 67 years, medical specialists across the world have turned to the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) as the authoritative source of information on drugs and prescribed substances. Synergy is pleased to announce that ProArgi-9+ will be included in the 2014 edition of the PDR, providing a new opportunity for people to discover the tremendous benefits of our best-selling product.

Found in virtually every physician’s office, pharmacy, clinic and library, no medical reference is more current, more recognized, or more respected. The PDR contains label information, dosage instructions, images and more.

We hope this publicity encourages more people to discover and share ProArgi-9+ and its value in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

Note: The 2014 Edition of the Physicians Desk Reference containing information about ProArgi-9+ will be made available this December in both digital and physical versions.