Immediate Influence FAQs
I get it. If I were thinking about investing in my professional development, I’d want to know if a program would actually help me.
You know what most companies would do? They’d give you an FAQ to read. Following are the answers to the most common questions. If something comes to mind that’s not on the list then send me an email or give me a call.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Immediate Influence is an online, self-paced course that is part of the Influence Academy that lasts for 12 months. You’ll access the course on my private Thinkific platform (a dedicated training website that’s accessible via your browser, for which you’ll have your own unique login). This keeps all the content in one easy-to-access location (and out of your inbox), and the discussion forums are there, too. Each module has video shorts along with accompanying action guides that are downloadable, since you’ll often need them for our scheduled one-on-one meetings.
WHAT IF I CAN’T START ON THE DAY THE ACADEMY KICKS OFF?
This is NOT a live, in-person presentation, so you have the option to get started as soon as the Influence Academy kicks off. You might be saying, “Ok . . . but I CAN’T start the day the Academy kicks off.” Good news! You can start when it fits best in your schedule, because you have access to the content for LIFE. This gives you flexibility in case you’re going on vacation, a business trip, or are up against a client deadline and need more time. If you’ve asked your company to invest in your professional development and it’s taking time for them to make a decision, you can still register for the Academy after launch.
BUT I CAN’T COMMIT TO BEING SOMEPLACE EVERY WEEK FOR A YEAR
Most business professionals can’t. The course was designed to be virtual and self-paced so you can access the content 24/7 from the comfort of your own home, office, or local coffee shop. Accountability and check-ins are built into the program to ensure that you stay on track. I’ve been through several online programs over the years and have seen where others fell short, so I will be personally reaching out to you since my goal is for everyone to complete 100% of the program.
DO I GET ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE COURSE AT ONCE?
No, and that is intentional. Immediate Influence is not about my dumping tons of information on you, wiping my hands, and saying, “See ya!” I intentionally structured the material for precisely the right pace so you get the best results. The course modules will release so you have access to the content and dive in as quickly as you want to. The live training + Q&A will take a deeper dive into the content along with covering additional strategies and tactics you can use to grow your business.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO DO THIS COURSE PER WEEK?
The course is designed for busy professionals who divide their time between business development and client deliverables. The more time you put in, the faster you’ll see the results of your efforts when it comes to strengthening existing client relationships, landing new clients, and creating referral relationships. The time you invest depends on how quickly you want to work through the content.
ALL OF MY CLIENTS ARE DIFFERENT – HOW CAN A SYSTEM POSSIBLY WORK FOR ME?
Thinking that things in our lives are so unique that no one can understand them or has ever experienced anything like them is called “Unicorn Syndrome.” My goal is to show you that the Immediate Influence framework really can work for you—if you’re willing to give it an honest try. If you truly believe you are so unique that a proven business-development process will not help you, then please don’t join, as the rest of the group is committed to each other’s success!
UGH, I DON’T WANT THIS TO BECOME YET ANOTHER THING ON MY TO-DO LIST.
The last thing you need is another task to do that wastes time on the wrong business activities. Immediate Influence isn’t a brain dump about networking and business development tactics; it’s a complete, measured framework that helps you strategically build your network, save time, and position yourself apart from your peers and competition to drive bottom line results. Starting in Module 2 you’ll be doing activities that can generate additional revenue from existing clients as well as help you land new clients. Wasting time is not on the agenda, and the ROI you’ll see will make the task more than worthwhile.
CAN I GO THROUGH THE COURSE ON MY OWN SCHEDULE? WHAT IF I FALL BEHIND?
Don’t worry—the course comes with access to the content for a full year. This allows you to take a break from the material if you’re under a tight client deadline, out of town, on vacation, or just swamped for a few days. Interruptions happen, and your Immediate Influence course along with the discussion forums and connections will be here for you when you’re ready to get back to it.
I THINK I NEED A MORE INTENSIVE PROCESS THAN A VIRTUAL COURSE
The framework for Immediate Influence is based on the work I’ve done with my private coaching and consulting clients. The intent of the course was to provide a process for individuals and teams who need a cost-effective solution to their branding, business-development, and networking problems. For those who want a more intensive process, 6-month and 12-month coaching packages are also available. You can contact me for an application.