Certified MasterMind Executive Coach

Hi all, just wanted to share that I have now completed my certification as an executive coach. See the pretty certificate below?

Certified MasterMind Executive Coach

What's this mean to you?

It means that I am better prepared to serve you!

How?

My focus is to help powerful people to help more people. I do this through Executive Coaching and Strategic Marketing Consulting.

Which Means?

I help you to create your personal and business strategic plan to help you align your business objectives with your life objectives so you can achieve balance, fulfillment and joy in your work and life.

I then guide you to create a strategic marketing plan that supports the achievement of your objectives. This can be a personal branding plan, an overall business marketing plan, or a marketing plan for an new product launch.

You then have me as a resource to support you in your tactical implementation which includes analyzing and interpreting your results to refine your tactics and stay on track. You have me to hold you accountable and learn to develop a sustainable system to support your success.

The Results?

You get a clear roadmap to create the life you want! You have support systems in place to maintain it!

How long does it take?

It's up to you. You may have some of these components already in place. You may not. The good news is the process is tailored to meet you where you are and help move you to where you want to be.

Tell me more!

If you are serious about taking your business and your life to the next level and truly living out your dreams, please contact me for an complimentary game plan interview. Serious inquiries only.

Email deb at expertmarketingcoach.com or call 720-878-6606.

How to Measure Social Media Success

Social Media Metrics

How do you measure the success of your social media campaigns?

Social media marketing actually encompasses a broad range of tactics, goals and strategies. Let’s look at the metrics as a function of what social media can do for you…

1) Establish a Presence

Do you have a presence everywhere your customers hang out on the web? How do you measure this quantitatively? Make a list and check it off.

2) Build Awareness and Drive Traffic.

This is directly measurable through your website analytics. Look at the source of the new traffic.

3) Capture Names and Build Lists

Well it just so happens that you can measure this directly from social media. Your basic metric is the quantity of new connections, followers, fans & subscribers (email and RSS).

4) Build Relationships and Trust

Ok, this is where social media can really shine. And, it is the most difficult to measure. Some suggestions for metrics are the number of interactions with your customers. How active are they in communicating with you? How many comments on your blog post? How many referrals to your site? How many retweets? Are you adding value? The number of inbound links to your site and any improvement in your search engine rankings (as compared to your competition) will also show the quality of the relationships you are building.

5) Conversion to Sale

When you make a special sales offer, you can use your web analytics to track conversions. But often conversions come through time with the increased relationship. It is often not one outlet that led to the sale but a series of exposures over time. Still, you can use web site analytics to trace the source of the sale. You can use surveys (how did you hear about us?). The metric is the increase in sales and revenues. Look at the dollar value of the new customers and its source (from analytics).

6) Upsell or Re-sell

How well are you getting additional sales from your existing clients? Measure this based on where the existing customer came from when they clicked through to make a purchase.

To get to ROI, you’ll need to know your sales income (by referring source) and your expenses (time/money spent on social media, opportunity loss, outsourcing costs, etc.). Again, social media is about building relationships, so the ROI should be increasing over time as you build those relationships. That’s another metric to look at. Look at results as a function of time, not just individual campaign. You should see an improvement over time of the cost of sale.

How to use Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

Rating or Review sites are websites that allow you to vote on, rate or provide a review of products, web sites, services, companies, people, etc.

Why are ratings and reviews valuable? The use of ratings and reviews on your business website increases your customers trust in using your website and confidence in your brand. The ratings and reviews feature can help to establish a customer community giving your customers a way to interact with you. Your customer’s interactions and comments can be a reliable feedback mechanism to help you improve your product or service.The use of online ratings and reviews will reveal under-performing products and unexpected stars, thus giving you information and trends to use in your marketing. This is a highly measurable feedback mechanism that engages customers, gives them control, and gives you quantifiable results.

Tips:

  • Get your product, service or store rated and reviewed (ratings service) on ratings sites. This also increases search engine rankings.
  • Add Ratings and Reviews systems to your website.

Resources: Get rated

  • Bazaarvoice – Bazaarvoice captures their opinions, questions, and stories to help organizations like yours gain sales, operational efficiencies, and – ultimately – real cultural change.
  • Epinions – read and write reviews on millions of products and services
  • BizRate – the BizRate consumer feedback network that collects millions of consumer reviews of stores and products each year.
  • Rating System -Add Rating & Review and Q&A Solutions to your website, quickly and easily, without expensive software or custom programming.

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