Amp Your Ask: Networking Online for Entrepreneurs
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Amp Your Ask: Networking Online for Entrepreneurs

How to approach influencers & actually get help. How I raised 28k, got a yes from Seth Godin and got in the USA Today.
4.4 (12 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
647 students enrolled
Created by Erin Giles
Last updated 4/2015
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Recognize who you should be connecting with to build your business in a smart and authentic way.
  • Know how to approach top influencers, media outlets, dream clients, potential collaborators (and more!) with confidence.
  • Build authentic relationships that will help you and your business grow.
  • Leverage social media to amp your ask and connect with big names.
  • Use the scripts that got my work mentioned in USA Today, that Seth Godin said yes to (and more!) and adapt it to your situation.
  • Utilize certain tools, hacks and techniques to find (the hard to find) emails of big names.
  • Rock the art of the follow up.
  • You will need a PC, Laptop or mobile phone to access the materials. If you want to print the worksheets, you will need a printer.
  • Social media accounts to connect with people as recommended in the course.

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:

  1. Get clear on your business goals and fears around connecting.
  2. Recognize who you should be connecting with to achieve your goals.
    3. Learn how to effectively connect to build relationships with heart.
    4. Learning how to create the 3 asks every entrepreneur should know how to make

-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.

Who this course is for:
  • Online business owners who want to grow their business by connecting with others online.
  • Entrepreurs, change makers, non profits and those who know they need help from others to grow their business but have no idea where to start.
  • Introverts who have a hard time asking for the help they know they need to grow their business.
  • This course isn't for people who want to beg, manipulate or take advantage of others so they can gain something in return.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:32:35
+ Getting Started
2 lectures 10:39

An introduction to who I am, the work I do and what has led me to create Amp Your Ask for you.

Preview 07:36

Three things you can expect while taking this course.

3 Things to Expect from this Course
+ Getting Clear & Busting Your Asking Fears
4 lectures 19:46

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.

Preview 07:59

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.

Busting Your Asking Fears

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.

Inside Look: How I Got Started

An overview of section 2, you can download a section 2 checklist in the downloadable materials of this lesson.

Section 2 Overview
+ Who to Ask
3 lectures 11:57

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.

Creating a People Bucket List

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.

Inside Look: How I Chose Who to Ask

An overview of section 3 and below is a section 3 checklist to download.

Section 3 Overview
+ How to Ask
4 lectures 27:57

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.

How to Ask with Heart

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.

Leveraging Social Media to Amp Your Ask

This is an inside look at how I mastered the art of the ask and how you can too.

Inside Look: How I Mastered the Art of the Ask

Section 4 overview and you can also download a section 4 checklist below.

Section 4 Overview
+ Asking time baby!
4 lectures 27:48

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.

Email Asks Every Entrepreneur Should Know How to Make

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.

Preparing Your Online Image for Amping Your Ask

An inside look at how I got big yes's when I was brand new to the online world.

Inside Look: How I Got Big Yes's

Section 5 overview and you can also download a section 5 checklist below.

Section 5 Overview
+ Following Up
4 lectures 13:23

After you've sent big asks, you can drive yourself crazy waiting around your inbox. This process will help you avoid that insanity!

Learning this Process is a Must

This is how to follow up courteously and classy.

The Art of the Follow Up

An inside look at how following up has paid off big time for me.

An Inside Look at How Following Up Paid Off

Section 6 overview and you can also download a section 6 checklist below.

Section 6 Overview
+ **//// BONUS RESOURCES ////**
5 lectures 24:04

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.

[Exclusive to course students] Amp Your Ask Scripts
17 pages

This is a behind the scenes peek at my most successful ask ever!

[Exclusive to course students] My most successful ask

I sit down on skype with PR/Crowdfunding expert Eli Regalado - you don't want to miss this interview!

Interview with PR and Crowdfunding Expert Eli Regalado

This list is everything Eli referred to in our interview.

Eli's Recommended Resources + Media List Offer

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!

Additional Resource Recommendations