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22Mar

10 Reasons Why Email Kills Productivity by Elizabeth Stefani

1: Email Causes Mood Swings
Email, like an addiction, can cause a big change in your moods. When you check your email you are sometimes rewarded with exciting information, responses to your own emails, or new information. All of these things cause excitement.  But when you send emails and are waiting for responses, we can become grumpy and unfocused. By setting up boundaries with our emails we can control these feelings, and get out of the email “addiction”.

2: Email Causes Open Loops
Open loops are commitments to yourself or others that pull your attention away from where it should be.  You can think of them as the nagging thoughts that you have on your brain, that you haven’t yet dealt with.  How does email cause this?  By using your email inbox as an “in-tray”, many emails are left unread, or unfinished.  Seeing all these messages can cause stress and anxiety every time you must be in your email. Through our Master Class we will be looking at how to process emails to reduce open loops, and reduce your anxiety surrounding email.

22Mar

RECAP March 19 | Business Networking Partner Event: Systems to Connect, Create & Collaborate With MBX, SpeakerTunity & Lead Up for Women | Grand Connection

Friday’s event was jam packed full of information. Connections were made and new opportunities for collaborations were born.

This month we have been learning new ways to automate our business so we can scale, grow and maximize our results. Thanks to our Joint Venture Partners, our tool box is now overflowing with options that will help get and keep us on track to our success.

18Mar

Grand Potential Podcast | Blaney Teal Systems & Tools for Productivity

In this interview Blaney generously shares with Carolyn and Susan her secrets to managing so many events with systems and tools. This is a must listen to podcast for anyone wanting to fast track organizing their business. Show notes to come!

About Blaney Teal:

Blaney Teal is a proud mother of two and successful, modern-day “Mompreneur” from Baltimore, MD. She has impacted the lives of countless entrepreneurs and business owners with her vibrant, energetic, and magnetic personality. With over 25 years in the entrepreneurial space, Blaney loves sharing her business tips and experiences with everyone she meets.

Blaney started her first business at the age of seven and has never looked back. Her passion for helping entrepreneurs and business owners grow their business is apparent from the 1st time you meet her.

08Mar

Grand Potential Podcast | Michela Quilici and Growth Systems

“Systems are for people who care about winning repeatedly.” – James Clear

We all want to find ways to make our business processes more efficient.
It’s time to get organized on your marketing, operations, and business development activities to impact our bottom line and generate greater results.
Repeatable processes and systems are essential to growing your business.
It’s all about creating automated business systems in order to scale, grow and maximize our results. Thanks to Michela Quilici we learned more than a few helpful steps that will get us started on our journey to success…

“Business by design means we get exactly what it is we want.” – Michela Quilici

08Mar

Grand Potential Podcast | Terra Bohlmann and Customer Experience Systems

“What can you do to WOW, your customers?” Terra Bohlmann

With Terra, we learned the importance of creating a customer experience system and how it can help us move forward in our business with less overwhelm…

#1. Buying Decisions – Reduce your refunds with no-buyer’s regret.
#2. Save Time – With automation and outsourcing of repeatable action items.
#3. Referral Program – Make it so, happy buyers want to create referral business for you.
#4. Be The Expert – Quickly bring massive value to your clients with your expertise.
#5. Feedback – See where improvement is needed by allowing clients to share their input.

08Mar

RECAP March 5 | Systematize Your Business to Scale, Grow and Maximize Your Results With Michela Quilici & Terra Bohlmann | Grand Connection

“Systems are for people who care about winning repeatedly.” – James Clear 

This month’s networking theme is all about creating automated business systems in order to scale, grow and maximize our results. Thanks to our speakers; Michela Quilici and Terra Bohlmann, we learned more than a few helpful steps that will get us started on our journey to success…

22Feb

RECAP Feb 19 | Business Networking JV Partner Event: Better Communications for Better Connections With CIBN Connect, TheNaturalLife.org and BizSocial Networking | Grand Connection

How much fun was Friday’s event? The energy and inspiration was really flowing.

As you know this month’s networking theme was creating long, lasting, relationships through good communications. Thanks to our joint venture partners Camille Miller of The Natural Life Business Partnership USA, Brian Morrison of Biz Social Networking of the UK and Kerry George of Kerry George from CIBN Connect in Canada we learned a few helpful tips to get us started…

08Feb

RECAP Feb 5th Grand Connection Live Event Video Marketing With Sheryl Plouffe

The Grand Connection community was fortunate last Friday to have our guest expert Sherly Plouffe share her insights and practical action steps to build our business using video online.

Sheryl Plouffe is purposeful and totally passionate about video and she has spent over 20,000 hours in front of a camera as a TV broadcaster.

She is a sought-after speaker and video marketing space with a wealth of knowledge. Video can transform not just your business, it can transform your life. It’s bigger than you think. In 2020 she gained 1.5 million video views and over 14,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel alone, and she did it almost entirely with these methods. What is your excuse?

If you could get even a fraction of those numbers, how many of you believe that that would propel your business to new heights?

04Feb

10 Pro Tips You Should Know for Video Marketing

1. The Art of Storytelling
One of the best ways to captivate your audience is through the power of storytelling. Depending on what you want to showcase, the story could be an inspirational tale, something to tug at the heartstrings, a humourous/lighter piece, and so on. Stories are personal – the more the viewer can relate to the story, the more likely they are to absorb the message behind it.

2. Be Aware Where to Share
Always keep your audience in mind – What social media platforms or other online sites suit them? Before exploring different platforms, it’s important to set a clear target audience (age, gender, location, etc.). Put yourself in their shoes – Where are they (digitally) spending the most time? Tip: Become a native user of the platforms; know the appropriate lingo and keep up with regular social media updates.

02Feb

Grand Potential Podcast | Sheryl Plouffe Video Marketing Expert

In this interview, Sheryl Plouffe shares her journey from TV broadcaster to entrepreneur and how she pushed the boundaries of her comfort zone and trusted her internal knowing that she was on the right path.

Today in video marketing, Sheryl tries to bring her own authentic voice to it. She shares that she tries to provide valuable content that really can move the needle for someone and then put it out there on upwards of 10 plus platforms at the same time.

Sheryl also shares her process for planning a video for your website, the importance of a script and what makes great quality content. She also discussed her ACE model for video marketing and shared with us all a free download 13 page book you have for our listeners.

29Jan

April 9 Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times World Class Speak Panel Mastermind Event | Grand Connection

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS EXTRAORDINARY EVENT.

The Grand Connection is bringing together three world-class business leaders to help you deal with uncertainty, adapt to change, and provide greater opportunities for success.

We are thrilled to have Dan Clark, Natasha Todorovic-Cowan, and Steve Farber join our panel with our guest moderator Dr. Richard Kaye.

In this Ultimate Panel Event you will meet three world-class leadership speakers who will share their experience, knowledge, and wisdom. You will have the opportunity to meet the speakers, ask questions, and network in the breakout rooms.

Everyone has had to learn to adapt and reinvent themselves during the pandemic. The only thing that is consistent today is change. Change can be hard. If 2020 has taught you anything, it’s that you are capable of change. Embracing change can help your business. Everyone needs to develop more new skills to achieve more certainty in leading and serving your clients and communities.

The key is to learn how to pivot and create a solid plan for growth by bringing a sense of structure and confidence. There’s no lack of things to do positioning your business for growth. It takes a commitment and personal growth to develop a plan for success.

29Jan

March 27 MASTER CLASS | Organize Your Emails to Optimize Your Productivity With Elizabeth Stefani | Grand Connection

Is your email inbox out of control? Now is the time to master strategy, tips and tools to organize your emails to save more time in your day.

In this two hour workshop, you will learn the 5 Steps to Clean Out Your Email Inbox. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss different ways to set up your email workflow and techniques to reduce your time spent on email by 20%. You will be able to go forward from this program with a game plan for getting on top of your email inbox, and maintaining control going forward.

28Jan

March 19 Business Networking Partner Event: Systems to Connect, Create & Collaborate With MBX, SpeakerTunity & Lead Up for Women | Grand Connection

The Grand Connection theme for March is all about business systems to build your foundation to scale, grow and Maximize your results.
At this partner networking event we will be focusing on systems to connect, create and collaborate.

We are excited to be partnering with Blaney Teal of MBX, Jackie Lapin of Speaker Tunity & Colleen Biggs of Lead Up for Women. These amazing business leaders have a wealth of knowledge in business systems and will be sharing their favourite tips.

In the breakout rooms we will share ideas on tools, processes and strategies to create systems to improve our productivity. You don’t want to miss this exciting event!

28Jan

March 5 Systematize Your Business to Scale, Grow and Maximize Your Results With Michela Quilici & Terra Bohlmann | Grand Connection

We all want to find ways to make our business processes more efficient. Join us for this important talk to turn the most frustrating and complex areas of your business into an effective system.

Are you ready to level up the systems in your business to create more freedom, flexibility and profits?

It’s time to get organized on your marketing, operations, and business development activities to impact your bottom line and generate greater results.

Repeatable processes and systems are essential to growing your business.

Design a customer experience system that wow’s with Terra Bohlmann

Terra is going to give us the tools to kick start taking our business to the next level.

28Jan

March 3 MEANINGFUL MASTERMIND | Experience the Power of Masterminds in a Complimentary Trial | Grand Connection

Experience the power of masterminds at this one time complimentary session hosted by Mike Manning and Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt.

Discover the Grand Connection Meaningful Mastermind Chapters 

You can experience the power of masterminds twice a month and be a part of the Grand Connection community. You don’t have to be alone. Continue your journey with a smaller mastermind group. Connect with like minded business people, create new opportunities to thrive and collaborate through the process of meaningful masterminds that dive deeper into skill building business topics.

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