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Arizona Event Next Tuesday

Arizona Event Next Tuesday

Don’t miss a chance to hear from Synergy WorldWide Founder and CEO Dan Higginson. He’s heading for the sunshine of Mesa, Arizona to share his story and the Synergy Advantage with you, your guests, friends and family.

When: Tuesday, December 3
Time: 7-8:30 PM
City: Mesa, Arizona
Venue: Holiday Inn, 1600 S Country Club Drive (click here for map).

Hosted by Team Members Gary & Brenda Smestad, who can be contacted with any questions. Team Members are asked to contribute $5 at the door, but all guests are free and welcome to attend.

Those who were able to attend last weekend’s Synergy Symposium in Boise will attest: Dan Higginson is a powerful speaker with a very interesting story to tell. His vision of uniting with others to leave a legacy of health, happiness and freedom is being realized every day. Hear how it all started, and what the future has in store for you and Synergy WorldWide.

Weight-Loss Webinar Wednesday

Weight-Loss Webinar Wednesday

“The Secret to Weight Loss”

Join us on Wednesday, December 4, for a special webinar hosted by Director of Sales Howard Hannemann. This webinar will feature valuable information from Team Leader Dan Hammer and Danielle Girdano, President of D’fine Sculpting & Nutrition.

Once you know the science you can use it to help yourself and loved ones. Avoid the weight gain common during the Holiday Season and set yourself up for success in the New Year. Trim the fat while maintaining the muscle.

Make sure you register for this insightful webinar on Wednesday, December 4th at 7 pm MST (6 pm PST, 8 pm CST, and 9 pm EST).


DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

No access to the internet? You can listen to the webinar from your phone using:
Phone number: +1 (646) 307-1716
Access Code: 726-595-036

Boise Symposium Recap

Boise Symposium Recap

Last weekend, Team Members and guests gathered from all around to attend the Synergy Symposium in Boise, Idaho. These men and women were treated to a special business-building education, a panel of guest speakers, and a warm, energetic crowd.

“The enthusiasm was terrific,” said Synergy Founder Dan Higginson, one of the event’s guest speakers. “It was a group of great people who really are working hard to leave a legacy. You know, we talk all day at Synergy about team work and how the team mentality is the only way to really succeed. These people get it. They were there to help, encourage and learn from each other. It was great to see. It was great to be a part of the event.”

Dan Higginson was joined by Dan Austin of the High Desert Heart Institute, Presidential Executive Scott Brumfield, and other outstanding leaders. Each of them spoke to the crowd helping them better understand the Synergy Advantage. The enjoyable kick-off event was hosted on Friday night, and the main-event was held Saturday featuring in-depth trainings, helpful presentations, an enjoyable luncheon, and a high-value education.

Team Leader and Event Host Pamela Krajnik remarked: “The people there were feeling the passion so strongly. It was great to have the support from Synergy’s corporate team and everyone who came. There was so much emotion at the Symposium and such a high level of commitment. I’d say it was a great success.”

Synergy WorldWide thanks all of the Symposium attendees. Thank you for your time, your positivity and your success, present and future. Special thanks to Pamela Krajnik, to Bill Styles, to all the guest speakers, and to everyone who worked hard to make the event a success. We look forward to the great things that lie ahead of all who attended.

SLMsmart Success Follow Up: Paul Allred

SLMsmart Success Follow Up: Paul Allred

Before and Current.
Notice the same shirt being worn in both photos!

Earlier this year we published a story about a few of our fantastic Synergy corporate employees who had put the SLMsmart Weight Management System to the test. You may remember that Mr. Paul Allred (Web Marketing Manager, I.T. expert, devoted Real Salt Lake fan), at the end of the 90 day challenge, had lost 39 pounds. That remarkable transformation meant a loss of 11.9% of his starting body weight.

That may have been the end of the employee challenge, but it wasn’t the end of Paul’s determination or ambition. He didn’t stop. He hasn’t stopped. “The results are addicting,” said Paul. “Seeing the fat come off and making progress is really cool. I still had more to lose, so I’m still going.”

As of today, just six months after his first days of using SLMsmart, Paul is down 66 pounds total. That is 20.2% of his starting body weight!

“I feel great. My wife and I joke about the fact that I’ve lost the weight equivalent of my daughter-times-five. I can’t believe I used to be carrying that much weight around all the time.”

Paul has never doubted the power that the SLMsmart system has to help him achieve these results. “It’s so nice to have all the stuff you need to lose weight in one nice little package. That’s what the SLMsmart system is for me.”

“It really gave me a lot of motivation, especially at the start, which was when [losing weight] was the most difficult. Now, it doesn’t even seem that hard anymore, so I can keep going, no problem.”

Along with eating Essential Foods and using the products, Paul has found exercise to be incredibly enjoyable. One of Utah’s biggest soccer fans (though “biggest” hardly seems like the most accurate word these days), Paul spends time during the week on the field, participating in local soccer leagues and pickup games with friends and coworkers. As he has lost the weight, he’s gained endurance, speed and the ability to better enjoy the game.

More importantly, Paul feels healthier and better able to enjoy his family. “My wife is happy for me, and I feel better about the example I’m setting for my daughter. I did 90% of it for my daughter. I had to make some life changes and I didn’t want Nora to make the same choices I did when I was younger. So I made them and am now creating some good health values and an overall healthy atmosphere at home.”

All of us here at Synergy WorldWide are very excited for Paul and happy for the success he continues to earn. As he and others use SLMsmart to more effectively manage their weight, we wish them all the best as they enjoy the results and the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Thoughts from Synergy's Newest Team Managers

Thoughts from Synergy’s Newest Team Managers

Last month we saw three of our North American Team Members rise up in ranks to the level of Team Manager. Hitting this important milestone on the Synergy Success Track is a wonderful step and we were happy to congratulate each one of them.

Now, as we approach the holidays, the end of 2013 and the beginning of a fresh new year, we asked these new Team Managers to share a few quick thoughts on their recent rank advancement and what lies ahead. Here are their responses:

Joy Matwyshen, the Villages, FL: “Richard and I began our business with a deep passion to help people with their health. Then we got the vision that we could only reach and help the masses by building a team and becoming a true leader. I made a serious commitment in October 2012 to build a strong organization. I declared on paper and in my heart that we would make Team Manager by December 2013 and 10k a month by the end of 2014. We beat the timing of our goal to make Team Manager by two months, and now our plan is to reach Team Director by April 2014 or before.

We also took the promotional challenges set in place by the company for 2013 very, very seriously. We never once said: ‘That’s too big, there isn’t enough time, we can’t possible make it, there’s no way,’ or any of those other negative statements people defeat themselves with. Instead we always said: ‘Okay, we can do this!'”

Sandra & Ed Kerner, Brown City, MI: “This is just the beginning. We love working with people and helping them change their lives. We are excited. We will be even more excited when we advance again.”

Roger & Stefanie Hunt, Pleasant Grove, UT: “My focus for the coming year is to make myself increasingly effective and to help as many people as I can to find the same satisfaction and success that I’ve been fortunate enough to find.

I’m very happy. I couldn’t have done it without my wife. We’re partners in this. It’s been great.”

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday

With Thanksgiving one week away, we’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you, our Team Members and customers. We are grateful for who you are and all you’ve done to make Synergy WorldWide what it is today, and for that we say, “Thank You!”

The Synergy corporate office, Customer Service, and the store will be closed the following days as we observe this holiday with friends and family:

Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29
Saturday, November 30

Normal hours of operation will resume on Monday, December 2. As a reminder, online ordering and enrollment will continue to be available through Synergy Pulse.

We hope you enjoy a safe and cheerful Thanksgiving!

November 2013 Corporate Update Call

November Corporate Update Call

Wednesday, November 20: 

Director of Sales Howard Hannemann will be hosting a very special Corporate Update Call for the month of November. Callers will be pleased to hear from North America’s newest Team Directors, Lee Edwards and Dr. Jim Sandberg. On top of that, Synergy Founder and CEO Dan Higginson will join Howard to discuss the latest news from Synergy WorldWide.

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. As everyone gears up to end 2013 successfully and start the new year with a bang, you will find the information discussed in this call very valuable. With so much great success behind us, and so much more ahead, there are many vital things to talk about. Don’t miss this exciting call.

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

Boise Symposium This Weekend

This Weekend: Boise Symposium

To all who are able to join us this weekend in the Boise area: Synergy invites you to attend our powerful Symposium event featuring an impressive line-up of speakers and trainers. Starting Friday, November 22, leaders including Scott Brumfield, Dan Austin and Synergy Founder Dan Higginson will be sharing motivational experiences, in-depth science and helpful advice to guide anyone with hopes of increasing their health and income.

Register today for this Symposium and set yourself on course to end 2013 with a bang, ready to make the most of the new year.

About the Guest Speakers

Dan Higginson: The Founder and CEO of Synergy WorldWide comes from a dynamic and powerful history that has led him to seek out and manufacture top-quality, true-health products. Hear how his business background and personal experience drove him to design the Mega Match compensation plan, and learn why it is the best plan in the network marketing industry.

Scott Brumfield: This Presidential Executive Team Member, standing at 6’8″ tall, has a profound belief in the benefits of the Synergy product line and the earning potential of our business model. As a former NFL athlete and the current head coach at Dixie State University, Scott knows the importance of a team-mentality and sees the structure of Synergy WorldWide as the best way to achieve success.

Dan Austin, RN: Acting as the Head Nurse in charge of the High Desert Heart Institute of Victorville, California, Dan Austin has over two decades of experience working with patients to battle cardiovascular conditions. Dan has been greatly involved in the planning and implementation of clinical research studies with l-arginine and critical care for a wide variety of patients. He serves on the Synergy WorldWide medical and scientific advisory board and is one of the leading minds in l-arginine reasearch and utilization.

This event will also feature Team Elite Bill Styles, Director of Sales Howard Hannemann, and other enthusiastic Team Members and leaders.

As a consideration to the hosts of this event, we encourage you to register as soon as possible so that an approximate head count can be made and food preparations can accurately planned.


Symposium Kick-Off 
When: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: 6pm-9:00pm
Where: Oxford Suites
Cost: $5.00 for distributors (Guests are free)

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)
Where: Oxford Suites
Cost: $25 (Includes lunch)

For more information, visit the event registration page.

7 Questions for Team Director Lee Edwards

7 Questions for Team Director Lee Edwards

After his most recent rank advancement, Lee Edwards has proven to be a Team Member with a fire burning inside of him. This year we’ve seen him rise up in ranks, retire from a long career of professional plumbing, reach his goal of attending Leadership Academy, add points to his Top 50 Challenge Totals and win prizes along the way. So, as we come close to the end of 2013, we sent Lee an email containing seven important question. Here is his reply:

1. In May you became Team Manager, and now in just five short months you’ve advanced to the rank of Team Director. What advice would you give to others trying to create the same kind of momentum?

It has been an amazing year. The simplicity of this work is work! You need to go out and sponsor and find a system to help teach, train and retain those you put in. With the quality of product we have, and the support corporate gives,  Synergy Worldwide makes it very easy to bring people in! Also, I’ve adopted an RI training system and it has really increased my confidence to move forward at this accelerated rate.

2. Back in July you celebrated an exciting retirement, but it doesn’t appear that you’ve adopted a lifestyle of daily-golf and afternoon-naps. What gives?

Ha! Well, I’m not where I want to be yet. I have many aspirations and goals, and so I’m constantly growing and changing to continue on this amazing journey. The other big driving force is the many people I have sponsored that I don’t want to let down. So, I will continue working for my business and to support theirs! My father didn’t raise me to make money then go golf it away I guess!

3. You recently won another Kindle Fire in the monthly Top 50 Challenge. You’re also currently in the top 10 for total-yearly points. In May, you told us the secret to racking up these points was a heavy focus on sponsoring new Team Members. Is that still your strategy? 

As I stated earlier, there is no other way to grow your business and be successful without going out and sponsoring yourself. I still have a heavy focus on sponsoring and it actually is fun to show people a better way to get health and wealth!

4. It’s probably a safe bet to say you’ve earned your spot on the Synergy trip to Cancun. Who is more excited, you or your wife Crystal?

Well, I believe right now I am the most excited to go to Cancun. I’m not sure that it has settled into reality with my wife yet! Have no fear though. I’m sure she will gladly go to Cancun and look for a nice, relaxing few days. I actually have bought my flight tickets because my excitement is so great!
5. Other than Cancun, what are your plans for next year?

Well, we have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday coming up. We have wonderful plans to spend time with our families which is exactly what I’m thankful for. After that we will be of course going down to San Francisco to the BYU bowl game to support my cougars! Then Cancun, and of course Disneyland will fit in during the next year. Then, I am looking forward to qualifying for more trips and contests that Synergy puts on and partying even more!

6. This may be the most important question. What is your “why?” Or in other words, what is the reason you are working so hard to build your Synergy business?

WOW! I love this question because this is the most powerful and moving question that we all need to have an answer to. My WHY, which has grown since retiring, was that I wanted to take my kids to school each day and be with my family more. Now my WHY has continued from there to wanting a brand new Razor ATV 4-seater with many upgrades! Also, to continue forward with vacations and some serious monthly residual income! I would put an amount there but the numbers on my keyboard won’t go that high!
7. Any holiday plans to wrap up a successful 2013?

I am very excited to have a holiday season with my family like I’ve never had before— I will be able to spend the entire holiday with my wife and kids and won’t have to go unplug someone’s kitchen sink, or fix someone’s boiler because its cold. See, Synergy Worldwide has totally changed the quality of my holiday season because I will be able to relax and spend those days without the concern of hearing my phone ring. I won’t have to look into my wife’s eyes and say “sorry” one more time as I leave to go work. Those days are so gone! I can’t wait to celebrate in a way that I have never even been able to consider before!

Forbes Names Nature's Sunshine/Synergy WorldWide one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies (2013)

Forbes Names Nature’s Sunshine/Synergy WorldWide one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies

Earlier this year, Forbes published its list of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies, naming Nature’s Sunshine / Synergy WorldWide under its Micro-Cap category. Being named to this list demonstrates Synergy’s commitment to being “a model of openness and integrity,” according to Forbes’ own description.

Nature’s Sunshine (NATR), the parent company and valued partner of Synergy WorldWide, is one of just four companies in the entire pharmaceuticals category to make it on this prestigious list. Of the four, Nature’s Sunshine/Synergy holds the highest AGR score (92 out of 100).* Furthermore, we are the only direct selling company listed.

This honor further demonstrates the continuing commitment of Synergy WorldWide and Nature’s Sunshine to integrity in every facet of our business practices.

How is such a list created?
Forbes relies on GMI Ratings for help in ranking companies on the trustworthiness scale. GMI (GovernanceMetrics International) looks at 60 different governance and forensic accounting measures. Companies with the most accounting transparency, the lowest incidence of high-risk events and those that have appropriate Board supervision typically rank the highest. Other determining factors include penalties for excessive executive compensation, high turnover among management, high levels of short-term executive compensation, etc.

GMI examines over 8,000 publically traded companies and assigns a risk score quarterly. Companies on the top 100 list must have market caps of $250 million or more. And they may not have amended filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, no SEC enforcement actions and no material restatements.

*AGR score is the accounting and governance risk score. For more information, visit