Sunshine Family News – July 6, 2011 – The Herbs Place

Sunshine Family Newsletter –
July 6, 2011

Strategy Summit Meeting in Las Vegas

As mentioned in the last issue of Sunshine Family News, NSP scheduled a meeting to get together with some of the Managers. This meeting was held in Las Vegas and although we were invited, Randal already had tickets and plans to be in Oklahoma during that time period. We were blessed by the fact that one of our Sunshine Family members was able to attend. Nathan Howlett sent us daily updates of what was being discussed and we appreciated that so much.

After the people returned, NSP sent out an email to those who attended. We are including that below so you can see and feel the intentions of where Nature’s Sunshine is headed. Thanks again, Nathan, for going and keeping us all updated on what’s coming with the future of NSP.

Here’s the email from CEO and Vice President of USA at NSP:

Dear Leaders,

It was great to be with you recently at the Strategy Summit. We believe it was a successful beginning to more meaningful communication and a stronger partnership between the Home Office team and our field leaders. As we move forward and take Nature’s Sunshine to new and exciting levels and expand our ability to help more people, we know that reaching our potential can only be accomplished if we all work together and have a strong relationship built on a foundation of trust, common goals and an equal partnership.

We believe the Summit was a successful step in helping us better understand your concerns and needs. We also hope that you left with a better appreciation of where we are going as a company and the knowledge that, despite the differences in the ways you run your businesses and the complexity of many issues facing us, we all share a common goal of helping people improve their lives. As we said at the Summit: We want to help more people, more often, deeply and meaningfully. We will achieve that goal only if we build consensus and move forward as a united group, with one vision and one voice. We won’t always agree on every decision, but through communication and partnership we will win the race. Every person in the Home Office is dedicated to helping you succeed, because your success is our success.

Some of our goals leading up to the Summit included starting a more productive dialogue with the field and demonstrating through our presentations, personal report cards and high-level company data, that in order to succeed it is extremely important for us to adopt new business practices without losing our core values. We must be open to changing WHAT WE DO without changing WHO WE ARE.

In summary, we need to:

• Share our products and skills with a broader market, based on preventative health. • Share products that can be taken daily to help ensure better retention of your customers. • Help everyone and not only those who are ill.

If we accomplish these things, we will help many more people than we ever have before, your business will grow and Nature’s Sunshine will be stronger than ever.

At the end of the Summit, we committed to communicating better and working more closely with you in all of the major activities and initiatives that are important to you, such as product strategy, promotions, events and recognition. A number of issues discussed at the meeting require immediately attention, and we will work with you in order to bring resolution. We will also be restructuring our sales team to serve you better and more efficiently according to how you conduct your business. You will hear more about that in the coming weeks.

In turn, we also expect an equal commitment from you to be strong leaders with your downlines, to better communicate with us and to make Brilliant Body, Brilliant Business an integral part of your business. This means working with it personally, sharing it with your downline organizations and helping us make adjustments as needed. We both need to step up.

You are the key in making NSP successful. You are the first contact- the face that shares the product, your skills, and the business opportunity with the customer, and the barometer of what’s happening in the market. Our plan is to work more closely with you than ever before. We believe that the best ideas come from the field, and our job is to support you with the world’s best products, great service, useful sales tools and to build the brand.

Let’s all work together in making Nature’s Sunshine the world’s premiere natural health company and realize our dream of helping more people, more often and in a deep and meaningful way. We hope you are as excited about our future as we are, and we hope to see all of you at our Leaders Success Summit and, of course, on the JumpStart Cruise this December.

Be Brilliant!

Michael Dean
Nature’s Sunshine Products


Efrain Villalobos
Executive Vice President, US
Nature’s Sunshine Products

NSP Education Week Is Over – But Webinars Are Still There!

However, you can still watch the webinars and learn about the topics listed below

• Something Getting on Your Nerves? There’s a Pack for That!
• Five Secrets to Lifelong Liver Health
• The Heart of the Matter: Heart Disease is Still the #1 Killer
• Move It! Enhance Your Digestive Health Now!
• The Butterfly Effect: Understanding Hypo/Hyperthyroidism

Visit the NSP website to view the webinars.

NSP Text Messaging
Make sure you sign up for our NEW Text Messaging service. From time to time we will send important text messages to your cell phone regarding specials, promotions and other exciting NSP News. Don’t miss this opportunity to get special discounts not available anywhere else! Sign up by adding your cell phone to your online account profile, or call Customer Service at 1-800-223-8225 to participate. Remember, standard text messaging rates may apply, so make sure your cell phone plan includes text messaging.

Upcoming Webinars

We are blessed to have NSP always keeping us educated on health topics and products, both new and old. The webinar format is great so everybody can learn at their own scheduled time. We hope you’re taking advantage of these free webinars. Many companies charge their distributors for this type of training.

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

July 12 – Nervous System – Brain Health
August 9 – Children’s Health
September 13 – Energy
October 11 – Women’s health
November 14-21 – Education Week
December 13 – Digestion

Be sure to visit the webinar archive for all kinds of topics you may be interested in. Remember you can share these with customers, family and friends. They do NOT need to be logged-in as a member to view the material. Check out the webinar topics now.

View Past Party Building Webinars
Nature’s Sunshine has sponsored two webinars on building your business using parties. Go to the webinar archive page to find out more.

Natural Health Education Series 2011 Seminar

Featuring Brilliant Body, Nature’s Sunshine Products brand-new series on the body systems. You will receive in-depth training complete with information on how to apply this knowledge to your business.

Respiratory System – Take a closer look at the system responsible for delivering oxygen to the body.

The Liver / Hepatic System – The hepatic system is a crucial part of metabolism, detoxiication and digestion.

Loving Your Lungs – Conquering Asthma and Allergies Naturally – Join us to learn more about your lungs, allergies and asthma.

Brilliant Business – A Step-by-Step Plan for Sharing & Growing – You’ll learn the ins and outs of the NSP party plan, how to maximize the marketing plan and get useful tools to help you reach new levels in your business.

7/16/2011 English Kansas City, MO Kansas City Airport Hilton
8801 NW 112th Street
8/6/2011 English Columbia, SC Embassy Suites Hotel
200 Stoneridge Drive
9/17/2011 English Birmingham, AL Birmingham Marriott
3590 Grandview Parkway
10/8/2011 English Indianapolis, IN Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel
8787 Keystone Crossing
10/15/2011 English Lafayette, LA Hilton Lafayette
1521 West Pinhook Road
10/15/2011 English Oak Brook, IL Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W. 22nd Street
10/22/2011 English Ann Arbor, MI Courtyard Ann Arbor
3205 Boardwalk
11/9/2011 English Franklin, TN Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd.

$35 seminar fee includes seven-hour seminar plus great training materials.

Call 1-800-223-8225 to register.

Our Website Is For You … Not Just Shoppers

The Herbs Place has been adding content to the website since it began in 1998 and we’ve never stopped. There’s a lot of information there for you, so make use of it with the search engine. There are over 8,000 pages and literally a million links to information. For ideas on health problems, use the online catalog. Testimonials are favorites since they tell you what worked for somebody else. We can’t show them on The Herbs Place due to FTC/FDA laws, so we have posted years of success stories on our site. You can share these testimonials with customers by cutting and pasting it into an email.

Pet Resources

Some people in our group love working most with animals instead of people. We have herbal success stories for pets in the pet area of The Herbs Place website. Also check out our dedicated pet website, Healthy Pet Corner, and use the search engine.

Nature’s Sunshine’s Website Business-Building Resources

Each distributor has their own learning style and today’s training is geared with that in mind. Nature’s Sunshine has a lot of content and education online in various formats of reading, viewing videos or listening to audios, along with local seminars each year. Plan to attend the scheduled webinars which are still free. Most companies charge for these, so don’t ignore these great educational benefits.

Make the investment to spend hours on the website and find out what all is available to you there. There are links to the blog and Sunshine Community and forums. There are webinar, magazine and article archives.

My NSP Websites

If you have or want a MyNSP Website, you have access to a lot of information on building your business with an online focus. If you haven’t signed up for your website yet, please use our account number as your referral when you do: 109373

Other Business-Building Resources

Natural Health School – Free Herbalist Training Course

Nature’s Field – Free Subscription

NSP Business Builders Forum

Getting Health Questions Answered

NSP Forum – No longer Active – Search for posted responses

NSP Advisor – Specific questions about health

Product and Health Information by Steven Horne

Modern Herbal Education

Herbal Education Articles

Books, CDs, DVDs, Etc. – Building Your Own Library

Nature’s Treasure Chest – Ailment Guide

Sound Concepts – Nature’s Tools

Herb Allure

Online Herb and Dietary Supplement Information

PDR Health
PDR Health is an online source of health-related information that is written with the consumer in mind. It is broken into four main sections: disease overviews, treatment options, drug information (includes information on prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, herbs and nutritional supplements) and clinical trials.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia and has become the largest reference source on the Internet. Type in the name of an herb, supplement, health condition, etc., and you will be guided to entries with extensive information. One word of caution: Anyone with computer access to Wikipedia can edit the entries. As a result, the entries are quite up to date, but there can also be significant misinformation.

Dietary Supplement Information Bureau and Natural Products Foundation
This website contains information about the supplement industry as well as herbs, vitamins and homeopathic remedies. It also has a link to an online version of the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau’s publication, Field Guide to Herbal Dietary Supplements.

Mayo Clinic
The renowned Mayo Clinic weighs in on health and healthy lifestyles. This site covers health and nutrition at every stage in life.

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Randal & Donna Watkins
The Herbs
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