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Testing Dec 10 Grand Connection Mega Networking Grand Giving Celebration

Join us for our last mega networking event of 2021. The theme of the month is Grand Giving. Members from our community will share wisdom and share gifts for us all in the Grand Giveaway.

Wear your best Holiday season outfit! Prizes will be given for the best costume and zoom background.

Lots of networking, fun and inspiration!

Time: 120 minutes
11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm BST

Location: Free on Zoom (Please invite your friends, non-members may attend 2 Grand Connections for free)

Agenda: Networking Breakouts, Expert Speaker, Facilitated Masterminds
You need to register for this event. Link to come. Save the date.


RECAP Oct 22 The Art & Science of Profitable Joint Ventures With Jay Fiset

Are you tired of constantly being on the search for your next client?

Joint venture specialist Jay Fiset of JVology joined us on Friday for a powerful talk on the the science and art of profitable join ventures. Jay taught us the importance of building our upstream, in-stream and downstream connections to find greater ongoing success without spending endless hours creating it.


Nov 12 Grand Connection Partner Networking Event With Tonya Hofmann, Eli Marcus and Mark Porteous

At this Mega Grand Connection Partner Networking event, we will be partnering with three collaborative leaders and their communities.

• Tonya Hofmann of BeeKonnected
• Eli Marcus of The Motivation Show
• Mark Porteous of

Our partners will be sharing their experience and wisdom on creating a powerful business vision and perspective. A well-crafted strategic business vision gives you clarity, focus and the confidence to plan with purpose and go after your dreams. Each of our partners will share their tips, tools and strategies to allow you to more easily control your outcomes and profits. Connect, create and collaborate with a revitalized vision to maximize your grand potential.

Date: Nov 12, 2021
Time: 90 minutes
11:30 am – 1:00 pm PST (Time converter)
(2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm BST)
Location: Zoom
Agenda: 4-5 rounds of breakout rooms with short business tips in between!
Price: Free on Zoom. (Non-members may attend 2 Grand Connections for free)


Nov 10 LinkedIn Posting Party With Epic! Business Connections and the Grand Connection

The Grand Connection has partnered with EPIC! to offer our community the ever popular LinkedIn Posting parties on a monthly basis.

Curious about what its about? This is an opportunity to meet others AND also create engagement on each others posts. A great way to grow your connections, get more views on your posts and have some fun at the same time. EPIC has been running successful LinkedIn posting parties for some time and his members have achieved thousands of views.


Nov 2 Member Mingle Masterminds + Hot Seats

Join our next Member Mingle! Let’s get to know each other, level up our marketing and have fun!

At this event, we will introduce ourselves, have some mastermind breakouts and take part in volunteer hot seats with peer to peer feedback. Bring your burning questions to find some direction from the community.

Member Mingle events are more intimate meetings that are designed for members to get to know each other better to build collaborative partnerships, receive and share feedback and share marketing opportunities.


Oct 22 The Art & Science of Profitable Joint Ventures With Jay Fiset Grand Connection Speaker Event “The Show”

Do you want to understand the science of creating profitable joint ventures to grow your business to 6 figures or higher? Well you don’t want to miss this dynamic Grand Connection with JV Expert Jay Fiset, the founder of JVology.

The Art & Science of Profitable Joint Ventures is an energetic and interactive presentation where you will discover:

1. The JV Mindset that will make you not just attractive, but totally irresistible to other partners.
2. How to tap into the NATURAL FLOW of your ideal client’s journey and create unlimited lead flow.
3. The ninja secrets to connect, contribute and leverage existing communities to supercharge YOUR business.

Jay will show you the mistakes you should avoid if you want to succeed in the Joint Ventures world and teach the importance behind the philosophy of “Give at first instead of just go for the sale”.


Nov 20 Master Class | Transform Your Business Clarity With an Inspired Business Vision Blueprint – Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt and Rasa Disalvo

Define, Design and Declare a New Revitalized Business Vision!

Come join Carolyn and Rasa  for an extraordinary workshop to learn how to transform your business clarity, focus, planning and profits with a well-crafted business vision. You will discover how it is the superpower tool to support your business foundation and growth and the means to become prepared, systematic, and meaningful to maximize your grand potential.

It’s vital to document what you truly want in your business with your core values, your why, your mission and intentions with strong follow through and support. This allows you to be crystal clear on where you are going, grounded and confident in the process. An Inspired Business Vision Blueprint gives you support and cultivates an abundant mindset of prosperity; mindset matters!


Nov 26 – 5 Key Consumer Post Pandemic Trends and Their Impact on YOUR Business for 2022 With Mary Charleson Grand Connection

Our favorite marketing trends expert (and GC member!) Mary Charleson is joining us again to help us create more success in 2022

The pandemic caused considerable shifts in consumer behavior. Over the last 18 months these changes have presented both challenge and opportunity for business. While we’ve yet to see what will remain permanent in a post pandemic era, there are certainly hints of what to expect based on extracting insight from macro trends already emerging.

This presentation will look at five key consumer post pandemic trends and how they are apt to impact business longer term. We’ll consider challenges and opportunities associated with each, so you can leverage the insight for your marketing. We’ll also look at the changing landscape of social media amidst these shifts, and consider two big trends there, likely to have the most impact on your social media marketing over the next several years.

Buckle up, it’s going to be an informative and fun ride!


Top 10 Tips for Successful Collaboration

Collaboration unlocks new opportunities for businesses that could otherwise not be achieved on your own. When businesses come together, they are able to achieve goals that might have previously seemed impossible to achieve. For collaborations to be successful, like any relationship, there needs to be rules that guide these partnerships and how the parties involved in the collaboration relate to one another. Some of the things to take into account for successful collaborations are:


RECAP Oct 8 Grand Connection Business Partner Networking Event With Chella Diaz, Steve Gaston and Blaney Teal

Friday’s joint partner event was the place of inspiration, connection and collaboration.

“Collaboration Requires Connection” – Blaney Teal

Starting us off all was Blaney Teal of MBX. Blaney who shared her top 3 steps for making the connections necessary for building our success…

1) Look for people who have values that match yours – successful connections happen with those that see, live and want to give back in similar ways to your own.

2) Go into a connection with an abundance mindset – There is more than enough to go around and the truth is not every potential client is going to be a match. Connecting with people in the same niche creates more opportunities for referrals and the widening of both your networks.

3) Use LinkedIn to make new connections – This is the perfect place to research exactly who people are. It is a great option to find new speakers for your event and widen your network reach.


Grand Potential Podcast With Suzannah Baum – Communicate With Impact

Shy beginnings to presentation skills specialist, executive speech coach and speaker, Suzannah Baum has learned what it takes to WOW! your audience. Whether you want to learn to speak better online or in person you won’t want to miss this highly informative episode.

Listen in as Suzannah shares her insights into the key steps for creating engaging, compelling presentations, that will allow you to step out in front of audiences with confidence, build your career and business, all while standing out as the leader that you truly are.


RECAP Sept 24 – 5 Essential Tips to Elevate Your Confidence, Speak with Style and Communicate with Impact

“The audience doesn’t care if you’re feeling confident or nervous.
They care about getting value from your presentation.” – Suzannah Baum

For many of us the very idea of getting up in front of a room full of people whether that be on a live stage or in a Zoom meeting can be extremely overwhelming. All of a sudden we go from knowledgeable to questioning everything we thought we knew. Asking ourselves questions like; who’s going to listen to us and why should they even bother?

The reality is our audience no matter who they are or where we are presenting to them don’t care if we have it all together inside. They are there to learn and gain valuable knowledge and insight from us as their teacher in that moment.


RECAP Sept 10 VA Match-Up Partner Event – Get Help and Get New Clients for Businesses, Freelancers and VAs

It was another grand event with over 100 business enthusiasts, VAs and freelancers. Our generous partners, Tawnya Sutherland, Michelle Thompson of Awesome Outsourcing and Jessica Koch of Jessica L. Koch Consulting LLC shared their expertise and resources on outsourcing to help you find collaborative support to grow and scale your business.

Tawnya Sutherland of, one of the pioneers in the VA ecosystem with over two decades of experience in virtual assistance broke down the concept of virtual assistants.


Grand Potential Podcast With Tawnya Sutherland Aug 10 2021

Have you every thought about hiring a VA?
This podcast interview with Tawnya Sutherland, a world leader in the VA training space goes through the nuts and bolts of outsourcing and how to get started, We learned about Tawnya’s own inspirational journey from being a VA herself as a single mom, to running an agency and building a training program to help VAs get 6 figure incomes.

Other great discussions included:
How to scale your own VA or service business up to 6 figures.
How to find a VA, vetting new team members, working offshore, dealing with passwords and trust.
How to get started working with a VA.

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