January 27, 2009
Group Coaching Mastery in Review
Group Coaching Mastery, the blog for Group Mastery for Speakers, Trainers and Workshop Leaders, was launched July 13, 2008. I jumped into blogging with both feet with my love for writing in tow. I began writing more than ever. As a result, the blog has continued to evolve. We've moved from a free WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted platform using Semiologic.
By way of review, I'd like to share a few of my favorite blog posts. I have various reasons for selecting each of these posts - too many to really get into. I'm confident that you'll readily see and understand as you click and read through each post.
Give Your Group Coaching A Creative Kick
People ask me why I chose 33 minutes for my newest group coaching program. It's such a funny story that I decided to share it in this post. My hope is that you'll learn from my experience and push the bounds of creativity in marketing your group coaching programs, too. Read the full post
An Underutilized Strategy
Group hug, anyone?! Building rapport and connection is one of the most important yet underutilized strategies in group coaching. You cannot dismiss the power of a good connection, a solid handshake or a warm group hug. Unconsciously, each of your learners wants to know you relate to her perspective or shares her view of the world. There's just no mistaking the sense of synchronicity when she knows her perceptions are acknowledged and understood. It just feels good! Read the full post
Powerfully Persuasive Marketing Pumps Profits
Persuasive marketing involves emotions. Very simply, every word you speak or write has to touch deeply, genuinely inspire and intentionally motivate your audience to act. Ok, so maybe that's not so simple. :) I thought stirring emotions was pretty easy the first time I heard about persuasive marketing. I quickly learned the real value for business growth as well as for boosting profits. Read the full post
Pathways to Transformation
As a group coach, your job is to facilitate change. Very simply, people join your group coaching program because they want change and expect you to support them in making change happen. In facilitating the all important change for your learners, you're creating pathways to transformation that spell lasting change. Read the full post
Olympian Models Group Leadership
I've had fun watching the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Although I'm new to the intricacies of most of the events, it's very clear that each athlete brings a high level of skill, expertise and determination. Each athlete passed the muster and is expertly qualified to be there. Read the full post
Capitalize on Compelling Info Products
Lately I've been sharing strategies at Group Mastery encouraging and even, inciting the community of learners to create compelling info products. In the process, I've reflected on my own experiences and interesting insights have surfaced in my mind. Read the full post
Blogging and Group Coaching Work Hand In Hand
I read an amazing post about blogging by new media expert and well-known blogger, Chris Brogan. I've been actively blogging less than a year so I'm kinda new to blogging. The post made me think about how blogging can be leveraged as a key element of bringing your group coaching program to life. Blogging gives you a great forum for potential clients to experience your style. Read the full post
I'd love to know which post is your favorite and why? Your comments will help me and the experts at Group Mastery to serve you that much better. THANKS in advance.