WHAT Special interest small groups of 5 to 10 people that meet regularly via phone and/or webinar. Meetings normally take place every month at a regular time/day to be determined by the members. These are similar to Accountability Circles or Mastermind Groups.
One group member should be selected to be in charge of scheduling meetings and posting group reminders. All group members should take turns leading a meeting discussion and/or researching a topic and presenting their findings to the group. Groups can also invite topic experts to present to them.
PURPOSE To provide individuals with group support and assistance as they work toward specific goals.
FREE FOR MEMBERS, $155 FOR NON-MEMBERS
You can currently sign up for the following topics:
The following topics (those in bold are established groups open to adding in new members):
- Self-Publishing a Nonfiction Garden Book
- Getting Your Garden Book Published (writing book proposals/working with a publisher)
- Marketing Your Book
- Fiction Writers
- Starting a Garden Podcast
- Monetizing Your Blog/Website
- Launching Your Garden Speaking Career
- Growing Your YouTube Channel
- Video Editing
- Social Media for Beginners
- Social Media Advanced Group
- Garden Photography
- Writing Group (read, discuss, and critique each other's writing)
- Write That Book (assign deadlines and share/enforce project goals)
- Create That Course (assign deadlines and share/enforce project goals)
- Faith & Gardening (A power circle for members wanting to cultivate knowledge and understanding of gardening in the Bible and create and grow garden communications for the faith market.)
Keep it small! These groups work best if there are only 5 to 10 members. Although not everyone will participate in every meeting, if too many people are in the group the conversations will be too long. Once a group reaches 10 it should be considered closed. If more than 10 participants sign up, a second or third group will be formed with the same mission/goal.
Groups will meet virtually every month or at a frequency agreed on by the group members. Knowing that you’ll be reporting back to your group helps people to stay focused on their goals in between meetings.
Can non-members join? Being part of a GardenComm Power Circle costs $155 for
In advance of the first meeting: Agree that nothing that is shared in the group can be considered public information. All Power Circle group conversations are viewed as confidential. Every member should also decide that such groups work best when it’s “all for one and one for all.” A Power Circle gathering must support each individual, knowing that the good karma and connections created will pay off for everyone. Members are also expected to attend all group meetings.
Once a Power Circles group has at least five members a facilitator will be appointed and a first meeting scheduled.