Sunshine Family Newsletter – September 2006 – The Herbs Place

Sunshine Family Monthly News
September 4, 2006 Edition

Randal and Donna Watkins
The Herbs Place
Toll-Free:  1-866-580-3226

The content of this monthly newsletter is directed to members doing a Nature’s Sunshine business in The Herbs Place organization.  Any benefits or offers in them are directed solely to this group of people.

A Note From Donna

Notice our new look!  This mailing will now be sent from our private mailing list.  Your email address has not been shared.  An unsubscribe link will be in each issue.

On Sunday I turned 56 and quite appropriately while we were on our way back from brunch in Staunton, VA, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, we stopped in Charlottesville to pick up my first pair of bifocals.  I am told it takes a couple of weeks to adjust to them.  I’m not used to having glasses on except for when I want to see a bird in the tree or when I need to drive.  The real challenge will be keeping them on my face.

Since I could do anything I wanted on my birthday, a tradition set in place by my wonderful husband, Randal …… I chose to head for the Blue Ridge as usual.  We had a 2 for 1 coupon for a place to eat which I knew would make my honey happy.  It was the perfect day for a drive west.  We are so grateful to be so close to the Blue Ridge Mts.  It seems part of my heart lives in them.  My grandfather loved them since he grew up  over in the Shenandoah Valley in Grottoes before moving to Hershey, PA, as a child.

Have you been sharing in the excitement of the new Xylitol product line?  It adds some unique products to the NSP showcase and you’ll find some great target markets for them since any business could put a small display on the counter for the mints or gum.  With all the research on the benefits of xylitol, you should be able to sell everybody you know a tub of gum or mints.  Google a search on "xylitol research."  Preventing and healing cavities makes this an easy sell.

Sunshine Blessings to Each of You!

Monthly Toll-Free Product Focus Call

Each month the NSP Training Department offers intense training on one NSP product.  Product Focus Meetings are conducted via a tele-conference call and are available, at no cost, to anyone who has a touch-tone phone.  Feel free to share the number with clients and friends. During this meeting, health  experts from both inside and outside NSP will provide in-depth information on how to use the product and how it can improve your health.

Expand your knowledge of specific NSP products.
Ask questions of product experts.
Take advantage of free training.

When: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 6 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern
Topic: New Products Launched at Convention – Nature’s Sweet Life (Xylitol product line), Glyco Essentials, Nattozymes
Guest Speaker: TBA

At the scheduled time dial our Focus Call number, 1-800-432-6383, and enter PIN 8626#.

New Products
Nature’s Sunshine Introduces…Nature’s Sweet Life!

Ever stop to consider how much sugar you consume? Many of us will end up consuming over 180 pounds of sugar each year (that’s over 13,000 pounds of sugar in a lifetime.) Our bodies pay the price for this level of con sumption.

Health experts agree that over-use of sugar is at least partly responsible for a myriad of diseases such as obesity, tooth decay, ADHD, hyperactivity and diabetes. Many people have decided to use artificial sweeteners instead, but these man-made chemicals seem to cause more health problems than they prevent. But we can have our proverbial cake and eat it too.

Scientists have found a sweetener that is made from natural ingredients and tastes like sugar yet is low-calorie and does not cause cavities, it’s called xylitol. Nature’s Sunshine’s new line of xylitol-sweetened products called Nature’s Sweet Life is going to make your life a little sweeter.  Learn more on the NSP site.

NSP News

August Manager Extra Is Now Online

You can access the online version of the Manager Extra magazine at the NSP website

You do not need to be a Manager to benefit from the information in this publication.  It has various sections to keep you informed on various aspects of NSP, such as the business, product information, education and announcements. 

Take advantage of the 3-minute survey that they have on this front cover of the magazine.  Your input will help to create a magazine designed according to what people want.

New Reports at My NSP Office

If you have a MY NSP site, you will be excited about the new reports they have to help you do the Sunshine business.  These Premium Reports will help you easily identify people who need to hear from you and allow you to quickly send an email to one person or to your entire group.  One example is the Expiring Member Report.  It will show you who has expired so you can send them a quick email to remind them to renew before NSP takes them off of the system. 

There’s also some new looks you can choose for the appearance of the website.  Take a look at what’s new in your MY NSP Office.

NSP Product Focus

Be sure to check this area of the NSP site for product updates, such as discontinued products and reformulations.

Sharing Sunshine Tips – What’s Working for You?

Robin Sockness shares Sunshine by giving the products away as a tip.  For instance, she regularly enjoys seeing a massage therapist who she is trying to convince to stock some NSP products.  Instead of giving a cash tip, she shares a product that she knows would be helpful to the massage girl.  With it she includes a price list.  One of those that you get every time you place an NSP order of your own.  This is a great idea, Robin! 

NSP has quite an impressive product line so it’s nice for people to be able to get a visual image of that by having a price list of all the products.

You could use this with hair stylists also.  Since you sit and chat with them while they cut your hair, it’s easy to find out what product may be a perfect fit for them and next time you can be prepared to share a product instead of a cash tip.

We also use those price sheets to send out to people who request a catalog.  Along with it we send a brochure and a flyer featuring some special products that we made up.  We have one with Clean Start and Hoodia on it.  If you’d like to have one of these, I can easily change the contact info to yours and send it to you in PDF format to print.  Just reply and let me know you’d like one.

Growing Your Business

Health Analyzer

If you have a MY NSP website, you have the Health Analyzer on there.  This feature can build business for you since you can send people to this page for them to take a questionnaire which will evaluate which body systems need a bit of support.  Tell them to print the report and bring it to you.  The best way to work with this is to get them started on the products for the body system that is the weakest. 

Keep a copy of the results even if you need to write them down so you know what was shown for each body system.  People do not notice when they get better.  They only know when they don’t feel good.  When they feel good, they forget about when they felt bad and think they can go off of their program.  It’s just human nature.  I’ve been taking herbs for almost 30 years and I have a tendency to do this on programs I design for myself.

Ask them if you may contact them in 30 days to see if they are doing better with that particular system and to answer any questions they may have but haven’t taken the time to ask.  You may want to add a product to address one of the other weaker body systems at that time.

Check out the Health Analyzer now.

NSP Conventions & Conferences

Leaders Conference 2007 in Southern California in February

Leaders Conference is Nature’s Sunshine’s premiere business training conference. Here you will continue to be a leader by learning ways to strengthen your business. In 2007, NSP Leaders Conference will take place in beautiful Costa Mesa, Calif. Come to sunny California and be treated to excellent presentations and workshops that will surely help your business grow.

On top of the business-building training, Leaders Conference 2007 will focus on enzymes. Be the first to learn about new and improved NSP enzyme products, and discover how to incorporate these new products into your business.

Plus, use your spare time to enjoy the sites and attractions of Costa Mesa. The Hilton is located just minutes from John Wayne airport and all the major attractions of Orange County and the surrounding area, including beautiful beaches and nearby Disneyland.

Plan now to be with NSP at Leaders Conference:

Costa Mesa Hilton Hotel
Costa Mesa, California
February 8-11, 2007

Watch for more details about cost and registration.

Business Tax Tips

Personal Postage vs. Business Postage

Making sure you get every penny out of tax deductions that you can will assure you that the dollars will be showing up still in your hands rather than in IRS pockets. 

We have always kept personal and business postage stamps in separate drawers to be sure we weren’t using business resources for personal use.  Not long ago I decided that I would make as much personal mail as I send out, a business mailing.  All I did was use the stamp with the business return address and include a brochure inside.  Voila!  It’s now a business advertising mailing instead of a personal mailing.

Upcoming Untold Truth Seminars for Training

From a Recent Attendee:
"I’ve been using Nature’s Sunshine products since 1982 and have been doing a NSP business for six years.  I learned things that I had forgotten about at the seminar and lots of new information for personal use.  The materials are very useful to refer back to and to share with others who want to be educated on a healthier lifestyle.  Sharing the CD’s and/or booklets is a non-intimidating way to get new customers.  I wouldn’t say it really helped me in my internet business because it was more health-oriented without a business focus, but it was certainly nice to have a refresher on NSP products."    Robin in Atlanta

Check this list for areas for friends or family members who may want to go. This is an excellent opportunity to learn natural health solutions for some of today’s most pressing health problems.  Get Registered!

09/09/2006   Independence (Cleveland), OH
09/09/2006   Indianapolis, IN
09/09/2006   San Diego, CA
09/09/2006   Sandston (Richmond), VA
09/16/2006   Birmingham, AL
09/16/2006   Langhorne (Philadelphia), PA
09/16/2006   New York (Manhattan), NY
09/16/2006   The Woodlands (Houston), TX
09/23/2006   Ann Arbor, MI
09/23/2006   Hampton, VA
09/23/2006   Hutchinson, KS
09/30/2006   Statesboro, GA
09/30/2006   Traverse City, MI

Here’s the link for more information and locations

Welcome Into The Business Family

Welcome to Nancy Jacobs in Florida.  Nancy is a Registered Nurse and is very excited to be following her passion for natural health by being an NSP distributor.  She drove from the Orlando area to Atlanta to attend an Untold Truth seminar and took a friend with her.  This girl is all enthusiasm.  It won’t take her long to become Manager.

Welcome to John and Jeannine Hammond in Texas.  This couple lives in the Dallas area and has been with other MLM companies and is very much into business-building.  John is particularly focused on the Thai-Go.  He’s a real go-getter and a lot of fun to talk to.  He’s already sponsored a doctor into the business.  It won’t be long till I’m announcing his advancement to Manager level.

News Within The Family

Congratulations to Dianne Frase on a Manager break-out.  She may not even be aware of this since it happened almost at the end of the month.  Dianne has been very busy with her mother since she had a severe stroke.  The family is caring for her at home so she seems to always be running somewhere and is still working her full-time job with the alternative doctor.  Send up a prayer for her strength and for her mother’s recovery.  Her mother is Edith Newton.  You may have noticed her name in the Top Managers list below.  Edith and C.B, her husband, have been NSP managers since the early 90’s, beginning their business at flea markets.

Robin Sockness, in Atlanta, went to the Untold Truth seminar also and enjoyed getting to meet Nancy Jacobs and her friend.  Robin has been a friend since 1982 so I was thrilled that she could welcome Nancy into our Sunshine Family.

Kelley Howlett should have had that baby by now.  We’re waiting to hear the details and get some photos from Nathan.

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