When you have Momentum…Embrace it!

Printable PDF Members want to be part of successful, thriving groups.  To get a group clicking you have to embrace the process and master the fundamentals.  Then one day it all clicks.  The meetings are more fun and referral volume goes up.  Occasionally I’ve seen groups waste momentum, because they relax too much when they…

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I’m Busy…Be Careful how you use that phrase

Printable PDF  I’m so busy! I have a good friend Liz who owns a successful business that operates in over 25+ states.  She and I think a lot a-like on relationship building.  A response that has always bothered both of us is was when people respond with “I’m so busy” to the question of “How…

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Take Shots for each other

Take Shots for each other “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”- Wayne Gretzky Tell us how to identify opporutnites for you so everyone can take shots to create a referral for you.  We need to know your target market, your short term goals, what is going on in someones life/business that…

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30-45-60-second introductions

Printable PDF:  30-45-60-second introductions WATCH VIDEO I recommend structuring your commercial in the following format: I.           Basic Intro  (5-7 seconds) II.         Tell us how to help you    (25-75 seconds) Now let’s break this down in greater detail. Section I- Basic Intro When guests/fairly new members are in the room I think this is important to…

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Staying Top of Mind with your Contacts

Printable PDF:   Staying Top of Mind with your Contacts Staying Top of Mind with your Contacts You want to stay in touch with your customers & referral sources/COIs (Centers of Influence) because you want to build and maintain relationships long-term.  Referrals are the byproduct of the relationships we build. Here some tips on staying in…

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Creating Urgency

One of my favorite quotes is, “Be quick but don’t hurry,” from John Wooden the famous UCLA basketball coach who won 10 national championships.   I want our groups to have a sense of urgency to get things done, but without rushing. Creating Urgency    Nothing gets done without urgency.  Shorter timelines providing they don’t compromise…

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How we evaluate groups

Printable PDF: How I Evaluate Groups Video 50% Feel 50% Data Do they like each other? Do they run an effective meeting? Are they working to help each other? Does it feel like they are a team? Do they make guests feel welcome?  Do they follow the 9 step recruitment process? Do we have the…

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The Fundamentals

The fundamentals (Print pdf) When I was in college I was part of a fraternity.  It was one of the best learning experiences for me.  My freshman year the fraternity fell apart and went from 90 members down to 40.  A few of the upperclassman stayed and focused on helping build it back the right…

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Actions Items for your next meeting

After making a lot of rounds at groups the last few weeks I’ve noticed a few trends that the majority of our groups need to re-focus on.  With that said here are 3 actions items for your upcoming meeting: 1- Teach your members how to take shots for you….they have to know -who your target…

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Officer transitions- Typical process

The majority of our groups transition the chairperson role on either January 1 or July 1.   Here is a quick guide on the process & role.  I also recommend checking your bylaws prior to proceeding. Typical process for new officer selection Nomination process:  @last meeting in November or first meeting in December -Give each member…

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Holiday season=Primetime for referral generation opportunities. 

Holiday season=Primetime for referral generation opportunities. In November & December as you go to holiday parties, family gatherings, office parties, Christmas plays, year end banquets, etc you will see people in a more casual setting. Conversations will start with open ended questions like: -“How are things going?, What is new?, How have you been?” TO…

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Attendance, Face-to-Face meetings, & Fall Guests

1- Attendance Matters…a few tips:  -Treat your group meeting like a meeting with a client.  When all group members prioritize attendance the group tends to succeed at much higher levels. -Do F-2-F meetings if with those not in attendance to stay in touch.  This thing is built on staying connected and nothing drives referrals like F-2-F meetings.…

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Tips on Inviting and Hosting Guests

The most important success factor to our groups is your chapter meetings.  It is where members and guests come together to learn how we can identify referral opportunities and build relationships. Inviting guests to your meeting can lead to many valuable benefits, including increased exposure for your business, better meetings, and greater referral opportunities. Tip…

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