Ready for the 2016 SLMsmart 90-day Challenge?

Friday, January 29, 2016 ,



Only a few days remain until the official start of this year’s SLMsmart 90-day Challenge. Have you ordered your SLMsmart pack? Stocked your fridge and cupboard with nutritious foods? Dug your sneakers out of the back of the closet? As a Challenge participant, these are all things you'll want to do if you intend to take home the $1,500 grand prize for achieving the most remarkable transformation.

If you haven’t already signed up for the 90-day Challenge, there is still time! The Challenge begins Monday, February 1. Make the decision this weekend to join. Click here for more Challenge details.

Whether you have already signed up for the Challenge or plan to sign up, here is a checklist to make sure you’re ready for day one:

1. Submit your starting weight in Step 1 of the sign-up form. You may also want to record any additional measurements you’d like to track for yourself.
2. Submit before photos. You must complete this step to be eligible for a cash prize. Simply send your photos to slmsmart90@synergyworldwide.com. For tips on taking good before photos, click here and proceed to Step 2.
3. Order the SLMsmart Weight Management Elite Pack in chocolate or vanilla.
4. Join the “SLMsmart 90 Day Challenge 2016” Facebook group. Here, you will receive tips and encouragement from SLMsmart Coach Tommy Bethards and your fellow challengers. You must sign up for the Challenge to be accepted into this closed group.
5. Make yourself accountable by telling all of your friends and family that you are joining a 90-day Challenge so that they can cheer you on to victory.
6. Establish a support group that consists of the SLMsmart Facebook group, Coach Tommy Bethards, friends, and family!
7. Start saying NO to unhealthy foods and beverages that will undermine your goals. Plan your healthy meals and snacks early to take some of the pressure off.
8. Start saying YES to regular exercise. Find great exercise options on the SLMsmart App.
9. Take your first dose of Body Cleanse on day one.
10. Get motivated, get excited and have fun!

We cannot wait to get the Challenge started and watch you better your health and your life. We’re here for you all the way! Let’s do this!

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Perfect Your Social Media Presence

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Today, almost half of the world’s population has Internet access. In 2015, social media users exceeded 2 billion. This being said, there is an expansive audience out there ready to absorb the information you release into cyberspace. Feeling pretty powerful now, aren’t you? Not so fast. You first have to figure out how to make social media users see you and listen to you.

As Synergy Team Members, you have a compelling message to share. You want to share Synergy’s great opportunities every chance you get, so taking to social media is arguably the most cost efficient way to take your message to the masses. Whether you’re a Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Instagram or Google+ user, there are tricks you should learn to get the best product possible out of your social media activity.

Here are a few general tips to help you maximize your social media accounts and drive your business.

Make a Schedule

While you don’t have to have every post scheduled to the hour, it’s good to have a general idea of what times are best for posting. For example, there probably isn’t a lot of traffic on social media on a Wednesday morning at 4:30 a.m., therefore, it’s not a good time to post.

As a standard, let’s use Facebook to measure good and bad social media practices because it’s the largest social media network by a landslide. According to the Huffington Post, the best time of day to post on Facebook is 1-3 p.m. with Thursday and Friday having the highest activity rate. Studies show that these times vary from one social media site to the next, so do your homework. It’s also best to avoid posting too often, which will cause your audience to hide your posts in order to avoid an overload of unwanted information on their feeds. Posting interesting content once per day will make sure your audience expects your posts and looks forward to them.

Post Meaningful Content

Generating intriguing content is crucial to an effective social media strategy. Ask yourself: Is this informative? Is this engaging? Is this relevant? You should answer “yes” to each of these questions. Your content should always be Synergy compliant. If you’re unsure about whether your social media content is compliant, please refer to Synergy’s “What Can I Say?” document.

Continuously review old posts to evaluate which of your posts are getting the most likes and comments. This will give you an idea of what content is drawing the most attention to your business. Some social media experts say to find the social media channel that is densely populated with your ideal customer and focus on making it succeed, rather than inconsistently dabbling in a myriad of channels.

Focus on Imagery

Have you ever noticed that people with an eye for good photography, who have also learned to take beautiful images themselves, receive a fair amount of traction in the social media world? Social media posts that include images or videos get 53% more likes and 104% more comments than posts without a visual centerpiece. Break up the monotony of your customer’s newsfeeds with an eye-catching image that relates to what you’re posting.

Now, before you go image hunting, put yourself in a photographer’s shoes. As you look at photos you’d like to post, consider how high the image resolution is and if the image is well lit. Even slightly dark or fuzzy photos will be passed over as if they didn’t exist. Interesting, aesthetically pleasing photos will give your posts the color and depth they need to be recognized.


Now, you have homework. There are thousands of studies and useful tips from social media experts out there that you can use to your advantage as you commit to become more business savvy on social media. Be sure to follow Synergy Worldwide on Facebook and Instagram for ready-to-share content and ideas.

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Take the plunge, join the challenge

Tuesday, January 26, 2016



Less than one week remains until the SLMsmart 90-day Challenge begins! People are signing up every day and we couldn't be more excited to get started on February 1. Watch the video to learn why you should join this transformation challenge and what you can expect as a participant. And remember, cash prizes go to the Top 3 most impressive transformations.

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SLMsmart 90-day Challenge: 5 WEIGHT LOSS HEALTH BENEFITS

Friday, January 22, 2016

Every new day provides an opportunity to make better, healthier decisions and work toward your target weight. Perhaps it has been a while since you’ve seen the number you’ve wanted to see on the scale. Maybe you were in your early 20s the last time you felt strong and fit. Whatever your case may be, there is no better day than today to begin transforming into the ideal you. Do it for your health and do it for yourself. Synergy is eager to help. For this reason, we invite you to join the SLMsmart 90-Day Challenge, and take advantage of a variety of resources that will help you to achieve your goals.

In addition to sculpting the body you want to see in the mirror, weight loss isn’t all about physical appearance. It’s about becoming healthy from the inside out. By coming closer to your target weight, you will experience a number of health benefits that will have an invaluable impact on your life.

Sleep like a baby

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discovered that shaving off excess weight can help you sleep better. Some people with excess weight develop obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the airway is blocked while sleeping. Airway blockages often results in frequent awakenings during the night. These disruptions during sleep cycles make for groggy mornings and lower energy throughout the day.

Surge energy levels

On your journey to lose weight, healthy habits need to come into play. These habits include eating nutrition-dense foods and exercising regularly. While consuming sugar can make you feel sluggish, fruits, vegetables, and lean meats are full of nutrition that boost energy levels. Exercising has the same effect. While you may believe that exercising will make you tired, it actually does the opposite by rising to the challenge you’ve presented and creating more energy.

Ease joint pressure and pain

A study published by Dr. Stephen Messier showed that losing 1 lb. can take four pounds of pressure away from a knee joint. He then suggested that losing 10 lbs. relieves 48,000 lbs. of pressure from each mile walked. Considering this theory, consider how much pressure we apply to our bodies over the course of a lifetime. It’s no wonder that those carrying around extra weight are more likely to experience joint pain.

Heighten immunity

The immune system is made up of a variety of cells that protect the body from outside invaders. All of these cells need to exist in a perfect balance to best protect the body. However, poor health will throw off this balance, and excess body fat plays a role in tipping that scale. Excess weight promotes the production of inflammatory molecules that disrupt the immune system, but losing unneeded weight will decrease the production exponentially.

Reduced health risks

The health risks of being overweight or obese are seemingly endless—high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer, fatty liver disease, kidney disease, and so on. Do yourself and your future the favor of reducing these risks as much as possible. Give yourself the upper hand and live with the freedom of knowing you have a healthy body by working toward your target weight today.

The SLMsmart 90-day Challenge is intended to not only help you reach your target weight, but establish a reasonable lifestyle that makes it easier for you to maintain your ideal figure.

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LEGACY RETREAT 2016 RECAP VIDEO

Thursday, January 21, 2016



Between the luxury beach resort, Hawaiian cuisine, sea fishing, canopy ziplining, and warm days spent by the ocean, Legacy Retreat 2016 attendees will remember their experiences in Kona for years to come. Congratulations, again, to all those who qualified for this year’s spectacular event!
Witness Kona’s paradise for yourselves by viewing the Legacy Retreat photos and watching the recap video.

View the Legacy Retreat 2016 photo album here >>>



Decide today to make attending Legacy Retreat your ultimate goal. Becoming a Legacy Retreat qualifier is no small fete, but achieving this level of success speaks volumes about your dedication to Leave a Legacy with Synergy WorldWide. We wish you all the best in your journey toward qualifying for Legacy Retreat 2017!

Experience the 2015 Legacy Retreat in Dubai here >>>
Experience the 2014 Legacy Retreat in Oahu here >>>

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Elite Honors Report Available in Pulse

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 ,



There are hundreds of Team Members throughout Europe becoming Elite Honors qualified every month, and chances are a few of them are on your team!

With the Go Elite bonus up for grabs each month, it’s important to track your team’s progress so that you can support each individual in their pursuit to become Elite Honors qualified. This is why we’ve created a simple way for you to track those you personally sponsored through an easily accessible report.

To access this report you must

  1. Login to your Pulse account.
  2. Click on the “Reports” tab and select the “Elite Honors Report” link.

The report that opens will show the recruiting efforts of everyone you personally sponsor in the current month. The report includes the personally sponsored Team Member’s Synergy ID, their names, their qualification status, Autoship template’s activation status, TC 1 volume, new activation volume, and how many times they’ve been Elite Honors qualified.

Keep in mind that this report shows data from the current month’s open commission period. Each commission period ends when Synergy runs final bonus, which occurs approximately one week into each new month.

By checking this report often and using it to support those you sponsor, you will come closer to earning the ultimate Go Elite bonus of $1200 by sponsoring at least 10 Elite Honors qualifiers. Most importantly, you will be building a strong team with a strong foundation.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Elite Honors earnings model and the Go Elite promotion.

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KICKOFF 2016 SOLD OUT

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Thank you to everyone who registered for North America Kickoff 2016! We are at maximum capacity and couldn't be more excited to fill Synergy WorldWide Headquarters with all of you.

Can't wait to see you Febrary 5-6, 2016.

Keep checking the blog throughout the next two weeks for more event details!

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Elite Honors and Go Elite Bonus Enhancements

Monday, January 18, 2016



In order to simplify the Go Elite promotion and make its rewards more accessible to Team Members, we’ve made a few adjustments to the promotion requirements. A Go Elite model was launched in Synergy’s European markets in September 2015 that has produced dozens of Bonus earners every month. Considering how hugely successful this model has been for Team Members in Europe, we are tailoring the North America model to match the European model more closely.

NEW GO ELITE BONUS REQUIREMENTS
Changes apply beginning February 1, 2016

$250 - Be Elite Honors qualified AND sponsor 2 Elite Honors qualifiers in any given month
$500 - Be Elite Honors qualified AND sponsor 4 Elite Honors qualifiers in any given month
$1,200 - Be Elite Honors qualified AND sponsor 10 Elite Honors qualifiers in any given month

This Go Elite promotion will be available through August 31, 2016.

Changes were also made to the Elite Honors earnings model with the same intent to simplify the model and make its rewards more accessible.

NEW ELITE HONORS CLUB REQUIREMENTS
Changes apply beginning January 1, 2016
  • Obtain 800 CV in any combination of personal, customer or activation volume each month

Example:
  • 150 CV Autoship
  • 500 CV in customer volume
  • 150 CV in activation (Team Member) volume
We hope you find elevated success with these Elite Honors enhancements as you charge forward into the New Year and take action in pursuit of your business goals.

CLICK HERE for the new Elite Honors flyer.

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KICKOFF 2016 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Monday, January 18, 2016



Make the upcoming North America Kickoff your catalyst for a flourishing Synergy business in 2016!

Join us at Synergy WorldWide Headquarters in Pleasant Grove, Utah, February 5-6 for special trainings and insights from Synergy leaders. Go into 2016 wiser, more prepared, and more confident in your ability to take your business to the next level.

Only 100 seats are available! Register now to secure your spot.

AGENDA

Friday, February 5
Session I: 3-5 p.m.
Dinner Break: 5-7 p.m.
Session II: 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 6
Closing Session: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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KICKOFF 2016 REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Saturday, January 16, 2016


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SLMsmart 90-day Challenge Registration Now Open!

Friday, January 15, 2016 ,



It's time to follow through with your New Year's resolution to become a healthier, better you and sign up for the SLMsmart 90-day Challenge. The Top 3 participants with the most dramatic transformations at the end of the challenge will win cash prizes!

1st Place: $1,500
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

The challenge will begin FEBRUARY 1 and end MAY 1. Anyone is welcome to join!

The first 25 people to sign up for the challenge and purchase a challenge pack will receive a FREE Synergy workout towel and shaker bottle!

Follow these steps to begin your journey:

Step 1: Complete the 90-day Challenge form
Step 2: Submit a before and after picture
Step 3: Order a SLMsmart pack
Step 4: Begin your transformation!

As a challenger, you will have access to all of the wisdom and tips our SLMsmart Coach Tommy Bethards has to offer. As your coach, Tommy will help you overcome any hurdles that are standing in the way of you reaching your weight gloss goals. Tommy participated in the 2015 SLMsmart 90-day Challenge and experienced an unbelievable transformation that made him a challenge finalist. Click here to learn more about his transformation story.

Upon joining the challenge, you will be invited to the SLMsmart 90-day Challenge Facebook group where you will be supported in an online community that is committed to accomplishing body transformation goals, just like you!


You have the power to make a big change in your life. Take the first step and sign up for the Challenge. Synergy products, the SLMsmart App, and your SLMsmart coach, will make your goals attainable.

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2016 KICKOFF CALL RECORDING

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Thank you to everyone who joined the 2016 Kickoff Call! We had a great turnout and hope all of you are feeling ready to make 2016 your year.

Missed the call? That's OK! Click the link below to listen in and get the scoop on all of the exciting things happening this year.

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Meet your SLMsmart 90-day Challenge Coach!

Thursday, January 14, 2016










Remember this face? Tommy Bethards was one of our Top 3 finalists in the 2015 SLMsmart 90-Challenge, losing 55 pounds and 23% of his starting body weight. We hardly recognized him! And the best part? He has maintained his healthy lifestyle and weight since the Challenge ended in May of 2015.

CLICK HERE to read more about Tommy's weight loss story.

After his major weight loss victory, he decided to begin his own 90-day Challenge and coached many others to stronger, healthier bodies. He knows what it takes to lose weight with Synergy products, which is why we've asked him to coach our 2016 SLMsmart 90-day Challenge!

CLICK HERE to see the amazing transformations that resulted from the 90-day Challenge Tommy hosted.

FUN FACTS ABOUT TOMMY
Favorite healthy meal: Chipotle salad
Favorite food indulgences: Pizza and cookie dough
Favorite way to exercise: "I have a love/hate relationship with burpees. It's awful while you're doing them, but you feel so good afterward."
Most difficult thing about losing weight: "Giving up unhealthy habits is always hard, but giving them up opened so many doors to other options. The nutritional guidelines I follow are liberating and I never feel like I'm hungry."
Why he can't wait to be your coach: "Originally, I was really excited about my own transformation, but when I started helping others achieve the same goals I had accomplished, the satisfaction I felt was even greater. It's incredible to watch people's attitudes and confidence change, and see the person they really are start to come out.

Beginning February 1, 2016, you will have another shot at becoming a SLMsmart 90-day Challenge champion. Winning this challenge is more than just a title. $1,500 is on the line for the first-place prize, $500 for the second place prize, and $250 for the third place prize.

Full details on joining the Challenge will be published on Friday, January 15!

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2016 KICKOFF CALL

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Call in tonight at 7 p.m. (MST) to learn all of the new Synergy North America developments and prepare yourself and your business for 2016.

Shane Greer, North America General Manager, will give you all the details on:

  • Changes to Elite Honors qualifications
  • Changes to the Go Elite promotion, which take effect February 1
  • The new SLMsmart 90-day Challenge that begins February 1
  • Future North America events

A lot of essential information will be revealed during this calldon't miss it!

2016 KICKOFF CALL
Wednesday, January 13
7 p.m. (MST)
Phone: 1-800-832-4695
Pin: 8908#

2016 will be another great year – make sure you’re a part of it!

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December 2015 Elite Honors Qualifiers

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 ,



Team Members are still charging full steam ahead in pursuit of becoming Elite Honors Qualified for the first time or maintaining the Elite Honors title. The Elite Honors program is streamlining the way organizations do business with Synergy WordWide while maximizing each Team Member’s earning potential. Team Members following the program are seeing the extra rewards that are made possible through the Go Elite promotion as they continue doing what they’ve been doing all along—building their Synergy businesses.

Congratulations to the December 2015 qualifiers!


Qualify for Elite Honors 1 out of 12 months and receive an Elite Honors pin, recognition letter, and online recognition. Qualify 3 out of 12 months and receive an Elite Honors Club Card, which can be used for a number of event perks, including VIP registration, special product promotions, and more! 

7x Qualifiers
David Johnston
Dan Hammer
Steve & Roxanne Seely
Mark Comer

6x Qualifiers
Dianne Sandberg
Michael Burnett

5x Qualifiers
Lor Pace
K. Roger Carter

4x Qualifiers
Margie Dean
Gwen Brown
D&C Marketing

3x Qualifiers
Daniel Priem
Dr. David Burnett
Brad Burnett

1x Qualifiers
Dwayne Loberg
Lorraine Craymer
Dr. Tim Bogren
955136 Alberta Ltd

To learn more about Elite Honors and the Go Elite Promotion, click here.

December is already off to a great start. Let’s keep the momentum going! Train your team on the importance of becoming Elite Honors qualified through the Synergy Opportunity Webinar as you achieve this highly sought after title yourself. Can’t wait to see the success that this month brings.

Congratulations to everyone who has achieved Elite Honors so far and a special congratulations to those who have achieved Elite Honors multiple times. We are impressed by your work ethic and belief, and we thank you for the examples you are to all those working toward building their Synergy businesses.

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New year, new SLMsmart 90-day Challenge!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016



What are your New Year’s resolutions? You may have a resolution to be stronger, healthier, and closer to your target weight, and you’re far from alone in this pursuit. In fact, the No. 1 resolution made in 2016 is weight management, while the No. 5 resolution is becoming fitter and healthier.

Begin your journey to a better you beginning February 1, 2016. All are welcome to join!

And the best part? The 90-day Challenge participant with the most impressive transformation will receive a $1,500 CASH PRIZE!

Make the decision to join the 2016 SLMsmart 90-day Challenge and recruit your friends and family to join you. Full Challenge details will be released Friday, January 15.

CLICK HERE to see last year’s SLMsmart 90-day Challenge results.

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Happy New Year Synergy WorldWide!

Monday, January 04, 2016



Like each of you, I’m excited to get to work in 2016. Your tenacity, confidence, and desire to make a difference made 2015 another successful year for Synergy WorldWide, and I know 2016 will be no different. As a company, we have the leaders, the products, and the tools to achieve the loftiest of goals. If you haven’t already set your goals for this year, write them down and share them with your team. Create a system of accountability and set yourself up for success.

From September through November of 2015, I had the opportunity to attend Synergy Summits around the world. It’s always a pleasure to congratulate so many of our Team Members who have achieved new pin titles – this is a true reflection of the success in each of our markets. I congratulate each one of you who rank advanced this last year. I especially want to recognize the new executive ranks that have been achieved since the 2014 Summits:

Presidential Executive
Kim Young Cheon, Korea
Ni Nyoman Pariani & Nyoman Soma Legawa, Indonesia

Diamond Executive
Hakan Cetin, Austria
Jin Chul Kim, Korea
Ji-Young Yoon, Korea

Emerald Executive
Jeong Yoo Tae, Korea
Kamphol Preechasirichok, Thailand

Pearl Executive
Susanne and Thorsten Kupske, Germany
Giuseppe Lucio, Italy
Jeon Chang Hui, Korea
Him Young Mi & Kim Ho Joong, Korea
Elfriede Tappauf, Austria
So Ming Bang, Korea
Edward Ahn, Korea
Tatsuaki Hatano, Japan
I Wayan Pardika Rusiama, Indonesia
Satomi & Hiroshi Yoshida, Japan
Nipon Rungraweesrisasithorn, Thailand
Eun Sim Kim, Korea

These executive ranks are a true indicator of the health of each market. New up and coming leaders are emerging around the world and helping strengthen our company’s brand and position in the marketplace. I could not be happier for each of these individuals who are leading their markets and this company with energy and passion.

A quote by Mark Twain states, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

As we begin this New Year, this is my invitation to you. Think back to the day when you joined Synergy WorldWide – whether it was days, months or years. What was your dream? How did you feel on day one? As individuals we cannot grow without challenges, so expect that they will come. However, never lose sight of where you’re heading, never give up on your dreams. Through hard work, consistency, and optimism, we have the ability to do anything we set our minds to. So in 2016, I encourage you to explore, to dream, and to discover your true potential. This year will be a pivotal point in the future of this great company and I need you to be a part of it.

Wishing you the best,

Dan Norman
President
Synergy WorldWide

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