Pro Tips/Life hacks for your Referrals Group membership

My 12 year old is constantly watching YouTube videos and saying “Hey Dad did you know there is a life hack for _____?”   So, it got me thinking about what are some membership hacks that most of our members either don’t know about or have forgotten.  Here is a starting list. Membership Hacks/Pro Tips Use…

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Record guest month & Tips on recruitment

We had a record # of guests in the month of October.  That is great!  We had 28 more guests attend a meeting in October 2021 than in any previous month going back to 2015.  However, I still see groups over complicate inviting & recruiting.   So here are a few tips to keep recruitment simple: 1- Invite guests, but NEVER do an open invitation   -Invite…

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Holiday season is primetime for referrals

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?” Have…

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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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Getting Starting on Being Specific

We talk a lot about if you want results from your: -Face-to-Face meetings -60 second -Member presentation -Focused Meeting handout You need to be specific!  However, one thing I’ve found in working with members is that they just don’t know where to start.  Here are a few tips Where to start: Your Target Market Top…

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Adversity- How our Best Groups Handle it

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Former undisputed world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson Every group goes through adversity.  I want our groups to be able to handle challenges that arise with confidence.  Groups that don’t freak out or fold when something happens are our strongest groups.  Our strongest groups generate…

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3 ideas to implement this fall/winter

There are a lot of things that drive success within a group.  Almost all revolve around groups excelling at the fundamentals Face-to-Face Meetings Meeting Attendance rate 85% or above Running good meetings & tracking of referrals in system Excelling & not over-thinking recruitment When groups have the fundamentals down then they often can dive deeper…

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How to prep for your meeting

Here are the things I recommend you doing to prep for each meeting.  Prepping for 3 minutes will get you mentally engaged and thinking about how you can add value at the upcoming meeting. When all members do a little prep it usually makes the meeting more valuable and drives engagement. Pre Meeting Checklist 1-Log…

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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- Setup a face-to-face meeting with someone you haven’t sent a referral to in the last…

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Structuring your 45,60,90 second

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 reinforce.  Think of it…

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No speaker…No problem!

It is infuriating and disappointing when a member no calls, no shows when they are the scheduled speaker.  Sometimes it is an emergency which we certainly need to get over our frustration that we have with that member and see if there is anything we can do to help them. What do you do in…

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Increasing Referrals- The Fundamentals

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 way.  Our consultant told…

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Zoom Meeting Etiquette and Tips

Over the last month all but two of our groups have migrated over to Zoom meetings.  After sitting through a ton in the last few weeks I’ve found some tips. Zoom Meeting Etiquette (From Erica Smith, owner Your College Smith (Lex5 group):  https://www.yourcollegesmith.com/ Use the video option when available. Stage your video area & keep your…

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Great points from Mass tonight (on FB live)

Normally the boys, Meg, and as often as I can attend the Friday morning all school mass at Christ The King School where our kids go to school.  This morning we slept in and missed the Facebook Live broadcast.  So tonight on the recommendation of some of our friends we watched the mass from St.…

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Referrals Group- Online Meeting Tips & Encouragement

As we enter into The Referrals Group online meetings for the foreseeable future here are some tips I’ve picked up from attending several other Referral Group online meetings in the last week. Tips: Kids are welcome!   It is no problem for your kid(s) to be in the background or in your lap When they need…

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