Monday, 24 September 2012

Nu Skin SEA-CHF bags a Stevie

Nu Skin Enterprises is at it again!   The company's  efforts for the children of Southeast Asia have won the prestigious International Business Award (IBA) or simply called Stevie Awards.   Nu Skin Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund (SEA-CHF) is the recipient of the GOLD Stevie Award for the  category  "Corporate Social Responsibility Program for the Year in Asia, Australia and New Zealand for 2012.

Just a little side story, the Stevie Award is probably one of the world’s most coveted awards.   Each year, more than 300 executives and professionals from around the world, assess numerous entries from various companies, government / non-government organizations and foundations. More than 3,200 nominations were received this year for consideration.   The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working people worldwide. 
           Do you know that in Southeast Asia, there are about 50,000 children born with congenital heart disease!  The SEA-CHF have saved more than 4,500 lives since it started in 2003.  The company hopes to double that number by 2014, when they will set to meet their target of 500M USD in total sales for Southeast Asian region. 

            The great  thing about these efforts, it's not just from Nu Skin as a company but it involves their distributors and employees. They have regular programs in place:  Distributors can donate 1% of their  commissions monthly to the fund.  Employees may choose to donate their paid vacation and/or sick leaves to the fund.  A cost of a child's heart operation is about 50,000 pesos. They don't only donate funds for operations but also to uplift the equipment for heart surgeries, in major public hospitals in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

            The President of Nu Skin Enterprises Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Melisa Tantoco -Quijano will receive the award on the 15th of October 2012 in New York.  This will be Melisa's second time to receive the award.  She herself was also a Stevie Awardee for Women in Business in 2011.  Melisa is a Filipina and has transformed Southeast Asia as one of the company's fastest growing region for Nu Skin.

         If you are interested to know more about the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund and how you can participate, you can just get in-touch with  Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines.  Drop by their office at  15th floor Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, with telephone numbers 632-8-NUSKIN (868-7546).

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Event that Rocked Rockwell!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about an exciting event at Rockwell Tent in Makati by Nu Skin Philippines.  It's called the Live Young Exposition, a half-day extravaganza showcasing the latest in skin care and anti-aging technology.

Now, I would like to share the write-up and photos from Nu Skin Philippines on the happenings during the event!  From the looks of things,  it was one remarkable affair!

Hosted by their PR and Communications maven,  Ren De la Cruz; and overall direction by Maureen Fernandez, their Sr. Product Trainor ~  the event brought together almost a thousand ant-aging enthusiasts and business people who are banking on the anti-aging industry as the future's no. 1 number 1 business opportunity.  I  don't blame them.  BCC Research in 2009 estimates that the anti-aging industry will reach $274 B US Dollars by 2013 and if you have any business sense, you will ride the wave! BCC Research ( is a leading market research company providing industry reports for categories such as biotech, chemicals, energy, healthcare, information technology, among others) 

One thing about Nu Skin, they don't just espouse anti-aging as lathering on topical creams... it's lifestyle changing.  Anti-Aging Inside and Outside.  Thus, you hear Nu Skin distributors talk about proper diet, nutrition, exercise, health supplementation, on top of the usual ~ daily, weekly skin care regimen.   Living Young, after all, it not just looking young... but feeling young and having an active lifestyle.

If you are interested to know more about the latest anti-aging technology and the business opportunity behind it, you can just get in-touch with  Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines.  Drop by their office at  15th floor Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, with telephone numbers 632-8-NUSKIN (868-7546).


Sunday, 16 September 2012

DSAP Release List of Legit Networking Companies

So, you have an invitation from a good friend to join a direct-selling business!  You were probably promised big income potential, leveraging on others' efforts, time and financial freedom and amazing products to sell.
But then again, if what's being promised is too good to be true.  I suggest doing in-depth research about the company, before signing-on the dotted line and using your hard-earned money to purchase their products.

 The most credible resource on network marketing and direct-selling business is the Direct-Selling Association of the Philippines.  Formed in the late 1970s, they are the self-regulating association composed of direct selling companies here in the Philippines.  The Direct Selling Association is  part of the umbrella of the World Federation of Direct Selling Association based in Washington D.C. USA.

Recently, they released a list of their active members. So, if you're being lured by a company who is not in their roster of members, I urge you to think twice. There are only 32 active association members.  Check out why your prospective company is not in the list.

Could it be that they are not up the ethics and professionalism standards of the direct selling industry.  Or worse, they could be a pyramiding scheme.

The DSAP has an 8-point list to ask yourselves before joining a networking company ~

1. Is there a product?
2. Are commissions paid on sale of products and not on registration/entry fees?
3. Is the intent to sell a product not a position?
4. Is there no direct correlation between the number of recruits and compensation?
5. If recruitment were to be stopped today, will the participants still make money?
6. Is there a reasonable product return policy?
7. Do products have fair market value?
8. Is there a compelling reason to buy?

If the answer to all the questions is YES, then the company being evaluated is a legitimate company.  But if the answer is NO, then there is a high probability that it is a pyramid scam.


Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines has always been an active member of DSAP.  A number of their outstanding distributors are even asked to conduct trainings for them.  Recently, the DSAP has been actively promoting the industry in universities,  with a 2-day course in Direct Selling and Network Marketing. The aim to expose the public to legitimate direct selling and counteract some negative impression, eventually encouraging people to make it as a career.

If you are interested to know more about direct selling or Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines, you can drop by their office at  15th floor Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, with telephone numbers 632-8-NUSKIN.