This course is for entrepreneurs who want to connect, collaborate and make asks to grow their business effectively. I published my first book, got major influencers to endorse my work, created a world wide known campaign, End Sex Trafficking Day, raised over $40k and had big names like Seth Godin say yes to writing for my book all by utilizing the power of connecting. Connecting isn't just about communicating - it's about showing up in a smart, passionate and authentic way to the people who will resonate with your vision and help you move it forward toward your business dream.
This course can be broken down into 4 core objectives:
-I show you all of the techniques I use including scripts that allowed me to create mutually beneficial relationships that substantially grew my business.
-You can move through this course in a day if you want, but I suggest you take at least 3 so that you can let the material sink in.
-All lessons are taught via screen share and video.
-You should take this course if you have a vision for a business or project that's a world changer. There are so many people that are willing to help your dreams move forward, you just have to connect with them first.
Learning the importance of aligning your goals with your asks so you can get clear on who to ask what. I also cover how to create these goals.
We all have them, even when we don't think we do. Fear is a big form of resistance that stops us from moving forward on amping your ask which is why in this lesson I teach you to recognize what your fears are so they no longer have a hold over you. I also cover the most common fears that we all have around asking...hint hint, you're not alone.
An inside look at how I got started amping my ask, I create these "Inside Look" lectures in sections 2-6 so you can have a behind the scenes look at how I've gotten big names to say yes.
An overview of section 2, you can download a section 2 checklist in the downloadable materials of this lesson.
In this lesson I talk about the importance of creating a people bucket list so you can get clear on who you want to ask. This is a powerful step to take in order to grow your business and create lifelong relationships by utilizing the power of asking.
There's also a worksheet below to download with this lesson.
In this lesson I give you an inside look at how I chose the media outlets I wanted to be featured in, the writers I wanted for my book and more.
I've also linked to a website below that you can use to get niche targeted media opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox.
An overview of section 3 and below is a section 3 checklist to download.
In this lesson I give you my top tips + hacks for connecting and making big asks of big names. I also link to an article describing what's called the "Five Minute Favor" that I highly recommend you practicing so that you can build authentic relationships and be a giver.
In this lesson I talk about my favorite ways to leverage social media to amp your ask - this is where it all starts! I've connected with everyone of my "big yes's" via social media and you can to.
This is an inside look at how I mastered the art of the ask and how you can too.
Section 4 overview and you can also download a section 4 checklist below.
These are some very unique and valuable asks that every entrepreneur and anyone doing anything big should know how to make. I learned them along the way and found them to be invaluable.
Some people think you need to have a 25,000 website in order to get started online and get yes's from big names...nope, and I'm proof. But you do need to be prepared in a few ways before making your asks and this lesson shows you them so you can be professional and so others can find out more about you.
An inside look at how I got big yes's when I was brand new to the online world.
Section 5 overview and you can also download a section 5 checklist below.
After you've sent big asks, you can drive yourself crazy waiting around your inbox. This process will help you avoid that insanity!
This is how to follow up courteously and classy.
An inside look at how following up has paid off big time for me.
Section 6 overview and you can also download a section 6 checklist below.
Amp Your Ask originally started as an ebook with scripts! I've updated the scripts and provided them here for you to download and copy/paste and edit for your own asks.
This is a behind the scenes peek at my most successful ask ever!
I sit down on skype with PR/Crowdfunding expert Eli Regalado - you don't want to miss this interview!
This list is everything Eli referred to in our interview.
Want to get more asking practice, confidence or knowledge? These books are some of my favorites and they are affiliate links, that's how much I stand by them!
Erin Giles is a passionate pioneer. She's the founder of End Sex Trafficking Day, a personal development and entrepreneurial coach, TEDx speaker and a wife and mama of two. She works part time on her business from home while raising her kiddos (after an old boss told her it couldn't be done).
Erin believes when you ask for what you want, you'll get it in one way or another -- if you don't give up. She published her book, End Sex Trafficking after raising $10,000 on her own and collaborated with some of the worlds most innovative minds including Seth Godin, Danielle La Porte, Carol Roth, Tara Sophia Mohr and many more. She's raised more than $30,000 to help end sex trafficking and has worked with over 200 entrepreneurs.
Erin has a BA in Sociology and a Masters in Education and has been an entrepreneur since she got in trouble for taking custom friendship bracelet orders in 4th grade. She's been seen on the Huffington Post, USA Today, Marie Claire, TEDxFoCo, Crazy Sexy Wellness, Forbes, Inc and many more.
The popularity of her soon to be revamped award winning ebook Amp Your Ask is what led her to create a course for entrepreneurs.
Erin is a culinary school dropout, although she loves to cook, is creative to a fault, has 7 tattoos and loves tea with her cream. She loves connecting and collaborating with others and uses Twiter + Instagram to do just that.