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02Aug

Sept 18 Master Class Developing a Dynamic You! Enhancing Your Presentation Skills With Mariah-Jane Thies

Giving presentations and pitching yourself well requires many skills.

The content has to be well written and organized, with the right language well-chosen for influence and clarity. But equally important is the delivery.

In this fun and interactive workshop, Mariah-Jane will lead you through movements and explorations that will help to unlock and discover a more dynamic you!

Vocal variety, gestures and facial expressions all require embodiment and authenticity to effectively impact the people viewing the presentation, whether it be live, virtual or recorded.

02Aug

Sept 16 Member Mingle – Members Only Event

We are holding our first ever members mingle! This unique event is designed for members to get to know each other better to build those collaborative partnerships.

We will also be around to answer questions about the membership hub and share marketing opportunities for members.

And… there will be some surprises and a lot of fun!

02Aug

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

Get the Help You Need! Delegate, Outsource, Get a VA! or …

If you are a VA, freelancer or service provider, you can find new clients who need your expertise and help!

We are hosting another popular MATCH-UP EDU-Networking Event. The Grand Connection Partner Event will help provide opportunities for businesses to find the help (administration, technical and creative support) AND on the other side, for freelancers and service providers to find new clients who need their expertise.

We are excited to partner with leaders in the outsourcing space – Tawnya Sutherland of VAnetworking.com, Michelle Thompson of Awesome Outsourcing and Jessica Koch of Jessica L. Koch Consulting LLC. These three partners will share their expertise and invite their communities to help you find collaborative support to grow and scale your business.

02Aug

Sept 8 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.

02Aug

Aug 20 The Brand of YOU With Lesley Everett | Grand Connection

You are your brand. Mastering your own personal brand can transform the success of your business.

The brand of any business today is what your clients SAY about you to their contacts. This will always come via an interaction with your people. When you are CEO of your own business, the brand of your business is YOU. Your business success and growth will depend on consistency of your brand messaging via interactions and behaviors with your clients, and ultimately HOW you make your clients feel. This is the piece that gets talked about, hence your brand and reputation build from here.

02Aug

Aug 11 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.

02Aug

Aug 11 Tech Talk With Jon Moore

Let’s Talk Tech and have some fun connecting!

This event for members to discuss tech issues, share your favorite tips and tricks, with an opportunity to learn from Grand Connection’s own Jon Moore from The Asset!

• Some of the discussion we will have:
• How to choose a the right event platforms
• Finding CRMs and marketing automation tools that are affordable and integrate well
• Making those nasty integrations work
• Security tools and best practices to stay safe in a digital world

02Aug

Aug 10 Master Class How to Be A Thought Leader On Social Media With Blair Kaplan Venables

We are excited to have Blair share her wisdom on social media in this interactive practical workshop.
Are you known as a thought leader in your industry? Do you know how to tell stories in the digital space so that you build a following of true and loyal fans who spend money with you time and time again? Have you been mentioned in the media?

During this thought provoking workshop, Blair Kaplan Venables will teach you all about the Social Media Empowerment Pillars, which will empower you to uplevel your social media and publicity skills to become a recognized leader in your field.

02Aug

Aug 6 Mega Networking Partner Event With Monica Henderson, Iman Aghay and Denny Brown | Grand Connection

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

• Monica Henderson of MinkLife University
• Iman Aghay of Success Road Academy
• Denny Brown of Connect Ottawa.

Our theme for August is Personal Brand. In the breakout rooms we will share strategies on creating a brand while we practice the art of our three values – connect, create and collaborate.

18Jun

July 30 When Great Is Not Enough: Understanding Your Cumulative Advantage With Mark Schaefer | Grand Connection

Today there is one powerful, overwhelming question that preoccupies every marketer and every business – “How can we be heard?”

Our singular objective is to become the signal in an overwhelming world of noise. Today, merely creating content isn’t enough. Social media isn’t enough. Even being great isn’t enough. We need another path to build momentum for our ideas and businesses, against all odds.

Momentum is what separates an idea that changes your life from a dream that sputters and goes nowhere. And there’s very specific science that teaches us how to do that. But this research, which began more than 50 years ago, hasn’t been applied to our personal and professional lives … until now.

In this fast-paced and entertaining keynote presentation, author Mark Schaefer discusses the unique and actionable ideas from his new book “Cumulative Advantage.” Mark explains how we can use decades of proven, research-based ideas to create unstoppable momentum for our own passions, lives, careers, and businesses.

18Jun

July 24 Marketing Mastermind With Susan Jarema and Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt

Are you looking for more clarity, focus and a return on investment from your marketing investment? 

By popular demand, Susan and Carolyn are offering the community a marketing mastermind. Bring your burning marketing questions and marketing materials to share and get real-time feedback to help you get clarity and focus on your brand, messaging and strategies.

There will be some volunteer hot seats and small group activities in the breakout rooms.

Join Susan, Carolyn and other marketing experts from our community for peer-to-peer learning through the process of masterminds.

18Jun

July 16 Mega Visibility Speaker Match-up Party – for Speakers, Authors, Thought Leaders, Podcasters, Summit Hosts and Event Producers | Grand Connection

Are you looking for more ways to get visibility?
Or are you looking for speakers, guests and collaborative partners?

Maybe its both? Either way, you need to come to this unique event designed specifically to facilitate matching you up with new opportunities. In addition to collaborative networking, six dynamic presenters will be joining us to share strategies and tips to get booked and run successful events.

Jackie Lapin – SpeakerTunity
Jill Lublin – Master Publicity Strategist
Jim Padilla – Gain the Edge Now
Jon Moore – The Asset
Kimberly Crowe – Entrepreneurs Rocket Fuel and Speakers Playhouse
Michelle Abraham – AmplifyYou Network

18Jun

July 9 Marketing Buffet – The Yummiest Way to Get Visibility | Grand Connection

Join us for the most delicious Grand Connection event of the year!

This massive marketing connector promises a wide variety of marketing dishes to sample ranging from scrumptious strategies to tasty tactics.

Bite-sized marketing dishes will be provided by our own Grand Connection Community Experts who will be serving their secret marketing recipes for success.

This experiential event will take you on a rich five course marketing journey that will give you snackable tastes of the many savory flavours of good marketing. In between each course, we will have our breakout masterminds where we get the opportunity to connect, create and collaborate. After the buffet we invite you to stay on for the remaining 30 minutes for Coffee & Questions to move from room to room to meet our presenters and network.

18Jun

June 30 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.

Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be on the Westcoast 🙂

Come prepared with a good post ready that you want to get lots of eyeballs. Don’t worry about the rest,
Bryan from EPIC! will give you instructions.

29Jan

June 18 Business Networking Partner Event With Steve Gaston of The Masterclass Sessions, Vanessa Shaw of Business Growth Academy and Jill C Lublin, Publicist | Grand Connection

At this Grand Connection Partner Networking event, we will be partnering with three networking leaders and their organizations – Steve Gaston of The Masterclass Sessions, Vanessa Shaw of Business Growth Academy and Jill C Lublin, Publicist. You will get the opportunity to learn about their organizations and meet business enthusiasts from all over the world.

Our theme for June is on Revitalization. In the breakout rooms we will share strategies on dealing with burnout or competing priorities and ways you revitalize yourself so that you can bring your best both personally and professionally. Get ready to meet new connections and improve your quality of life

29Jan

June 11 Master Class Get Revitalized and Shift Your Energy With Michelle Tremblay of MPowerLives | Grand Connection

Join us for a two hour uplifting Master Class with Michelle Tremblay of MPowerLives in an experiential fun workshop that will positively shift the way you understand your own energy. The goal of this class is to leave you with a tool box of foundational strategies to revitalize your life and business when needed.

Your energy levels and outlook can have a significant impact on your business outcomes. Our world is facing challenging times and this affects us all energetically. By bringing awareness to our energy we can manage it through techniques that incorporate movement, mindfulness and emotional intelligence.

Michelle will facilitate bringing awareness to the hidden aspects of how your emotional energy of fear, anxiety and worry can be shifted through self-regulation. This in turn sets you up for success in your work, relationships and life bringing you more balance and joy.

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