Group Savvy - Maximizing Profits from Joining Groups
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Group Savvy - Maximizing Profits from Joining Groups

A guide for choosing the right networking groups to zero in on your ideal customer.
5.0 (1 rating)
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1,499 students enrolled
Created by Dr. Bette Daoust
Last updated 2/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover and Evaluate Networking Groups
  • Measure Group Value
  • Help Others Help You
  • The Value of Volunteering as a Leader
  • Learn the Difference Between Leads and Referrals
  • Capitalize on Group Involvement
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  • There are no prerequisites to this course
  • People skills play a key role for successful course completion

Group Savvy - Maximizing Profits from Joining Groups

This course will take you through the steps of deciding on the best group for you to join when it comes to finding your target customer. You will find the material inside is a practical down to earth approach to maximizing the time and money you spent gaining new business.

This course takes a unique approach with the learner in mind.

  • All of the transcripts and resources are provided for you to download as you go through each lesson. Why is this important?
  • Often we want to go back to a technique in a video but are not sure where it may be located. With the transcript for each video in hand, you will have instant access whether you are on or off line.
  • The course is broken down into 15 specific techniques for zeroing in on the right groups for your business and zeroing in on your customer persona.

Why should you take this course? Without it you will be spending copious amounts of money trying to get to the right event, With this course, you will save not only your time but your money as well.

Want to know more? Register today!

Who is the target audience?
  • New Business Owners
  • Sales Teams and Individuals
  • Authors, Speakers
  • Job Seekers
  • People Looking to Improve Business Networking Skills
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Introduction to Group Savvy
2 Lectures 04:34

This lecture is an introduction to Dr. Bette Daoust and Group Savvy.

Preview 00:59

This lecture is a detailed description of the course learning objectives.

Learning Objectives
Group Acumen
15 Lectures 01:57:58

There are plenty of groups to keep anyone busy 2 or 3 times every day of the week. Some groups are local, others are available online, and yet others are regional. Learn more.....

Discovering Different Groups

When it comes to quality, how do you choose the group that matches your expectations?

Be picky about the quality of the group you are considering joining; make sure the group offers what you need for your business.

Group Quality

What is the definition of a leads exchange and how does it differ from other groups?

Learn about leads exchanges and how they can benefit your business.

Preview 07:08

When it comes to cost, how much do you want to spend?

You must weigh several factors before you make your final decision on joining a group.

Preview 09:40

When it comes to cost, how much do you want to spend?

You must weigh several factors before you make your final decision on joining a group. One factor is the cost of membership.

Emphasizing Focus

When is the Chamber of Commerce ideal for your business?

Joining a Chamber of Commerce (or a Board of Trade) is likely the best thing any business or individual can do.

Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade

How can you find out the group loyalty requirements before you venture forth?

Many groups have loyalty requirements in order to make sure that the leads you generate are exclusively for the members of the group.

Loyalty Requirements

How do you measure a group’s worth to your organization?

There are several ways that the value of a group can be measured. Learn how to determine if a group is of value to your business.

Group Value

When do you want to make time for a networking group?

One of the most valuable tools you have is your calendar. This tool actually rules how you conduct your day. If you take control of your calendar, you will actually be able to control most of what happens to you at work (and at home).

Controlling Your Calendar

Helping Others Help You - Why are your focus and pitch important in any group?

An important thing to remember is that you can help yourself by being very helpful to others. Learn secrets about being helpful and helping yourself at the same time.

Helping Others

How does the group pitch itself to you and what is its importance?

Each group has its own definition of how things should be done. Many groups are regimented and require filling out forms and reporting all leads, and other groups take things in a very relaxed manner. Learn which type of group will work for you.

The Group Pitch

Let’s define your purpose for joining a group.

Before you decide to join a group, first make sure that you have a clear understanding of what you want to gain from the group. If you are there for business only, make sure that you have as much to give others as you expect to get from the group.

Building Reasons to Join a Group

Volunteering for a Group. When is it appropriate to volunteer and take a position in a group?

Have you heard the saying that “the fastest way to get anything done is to ask a busy person”? It is very true. Learn how you can take advantage of being busy and gaining more business at the same time.

Volunteering for a Group

When to Say No! When is it a good thing to say no to a request?

Balance in one's life is perhaps the most important goal for busy people. Learn how the secrets of saying no and still winning business.

When to Say NO

Leads Expectations. How many leads do you pass on?

As a reminder, you must give and give before you can expect any leads from a group. Not only must you be able to define your best customer, give your pitch, and describe what you do best, on top of this you need to gain credibility.

Leads Expectations
Ideas to Remember
3 Lectures 06:30

This lecture is a summary of all the lectures presented in this course.

Ideas to Remember

What you need to do next in order to take advantage of networking opportunities. This file lists a number of ideas you can use to for your quest for business.

What's Next
4 pages

These are the checklists for the course. Please dowload them so you can fill in the blanks as you work along.

5 pages
About the Instructor
Dr. Bette Daoust
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Author, Speaker and Business Consultant

Dr. Bette Daoust is an author, speaker and consultant to business. She is a best-selling author with her Blueprints for Success series of publications (now in 7 languages world-wide). Her love is to help people achieve success in their business, whether it is working from home or in an office environment. She is the Past President of the Fort Langley Chamber of Commerce, The Vancouver and Victoria Information Systems Training Association, The Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise, and a former Board Member of the Better Business Bureau in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Yaletown in Vancouver, BC and a founding member of the Authors Success Guild and National Book Marketing Association where she provides training content to help authors achieve success.

Her specialty is in the field of Knowledge Management and Business Process Development. Her work includes working with Fortune 500 companies including Accenture, Cisco Systems, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Telus, BC Hydro, BC Ministry of Education, and many others in the capacity of developing knowledge systems, online learning programs, and business process improvement. Her degrees include: Bachelor of Education (University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Canada), Master of Arts in Educational Technology (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC Canada) and Doctorate in Business Management, Computing Science and Engineering (North Central University, Arizona, United States).