Hope you are having a great week in this fabulous un-March like weather and that it isn’t affecting your productivity too much!

Thanks to everyone who dragged themselves away from the garden on Monday evening and joined in the Social Media Q and A. I really enjoyed answering your questions and it was interesting to see that you not only had issues around Social Media but also had things you wanted to ask about Email marketing, List Building and Webinars.

Here’s a sample question I got as well as my answer:

As a freelance trainer should I be using Linked In, Facebook or Twitter?

The answer to this question really depends on two things.

1. Why are you using social media in the first place and what do you want to achieve?

2. Where do the people you want to reach congregate? Are they on Twitter, Facebook or Linked In?

If you want to use social media mainly to attract corporate clients then there are going to be more people of the type you are trying to connect with on Linked In rather than Twitter and Facebook. But if your purpose in using social media is to drive traffic to your website or get known for what you do in a short space of time then there really is nothing more effective than Twitter.

One thing I would say, particularly if you are just starting out on Social Media is don’t feel you have to use all 3 anyway. One of the biggest mistakes people make is to try to do too much, they very quickly get overwhelmed, disillusioned and then give up. There is absolutely nothing wrong with just using ONE, whether it be Twitter, Facebook or Linked In. If you just concentrate on one you can give it 100% attention, you can get really good at using it and your results will be 10 times better!

Maybe a challenge for you over the next 3 months?

If you want to hear more Social Media Tips here is the replay to the Q and A, just click here

NEXT EXPERT INTERVIEW

DAPHNE BOUSQUET FROM EVENT STRATEGY SOLUTIONS ON HOW TO MARKET WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL AT 20.00 UK TIME

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with feedback on the first Expert Interview I did a couple of weeks ago with Heather Townsend on Networking For Results.

Next up is Daphne Bousquet, Event Strategy Specialist and 3 Time Olympian (!) who will be sharing with us some great tips on how to get people to show up for your Public Workshops.

Here’s more details and how you can register here

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ARE YOU COMING TO TRAINER TALK LIVE ON 18 MAY ? EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXPIRES 18 APRIL

The next Trainer Talk Live will be on Friday 18 May at Woodland Grange in Warwickshire, a great venue with easy access to M40, M1, M69.

We have some great speakers lined up next time, Celia Delaney HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH SPEAKING as well as fellow trainer Rob Geraghty on how he has cracked the perennial problem of balancing running a business with training delivery, in short HOW TO BE A TOTALLY ORGANISED TRAINER!

Find out all the details here

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AND FINALLY

Don’t forget about our upcoming How To Create a Successful and Profitable Training Business – The Easy Way! Workshops in

LONDON – 27 April
MANCHESTER – 25 MAY
MIDLANDS – 25 MAY
SOUTH WEST – 28 June

Until next time!

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