How to Set Up and Optimize Your Business YouTube Channel

  
PRO
5.0
(1)

Get this course and dozens more

Watch the rest of this course and unlock more with IMPACT+ Pro.

More From This Instructor

Lesson length 1h 24m
PRO
Course Course
Video Pre-Production for They Ask, You Answer
Level: Intermediate Updated: May 12, 2022
You need to produce a lot of video content to educate buyers. But if it’s not planned successfully in the pre-production stage, it will fail before it starts. 
Videographers have a lot to think about when creating They Ask, You Answer content for their company. Alex Winter, Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT, will sit down with you in this course to break down the entire pre-production process so you can be set up for success. You will hear about the best times to publish your content, deciding on the message you want to tell your audience, types of CTAs, your role on the revenue team, and an overview of The Video 6. 

In this course you will learn:
  • How to set yourself up for success and best practices you can implement 
  • How to create a video content calendar that will ensure you’re creating 2-3 pieces of video content every week 
  • How to work the plan and leverage your team 

As well as a much deeper understanding of how They Ask, You Answer content can be implemented to strategically and effectively get you results!


You need to produce a lot of video content to educate buyers. But if it’s not planned successfully in the pre-production stage, it will fail before it starts. 
Videographers have a lot to think about when creating They Ask, You Answer content for their company. Alex Winter, Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT, will sit down with you in this course to break down the entire pre-production process so you can be set up for success. You will hear about the best times to publish your content, deciding on the message you want to tell your audience, types of CTAs, your role on the revenue team, and an overview of The Video 6. 

In this course you will learn:
  • How to set yourself up for success and best practices you can implement 
  • How to create a video content calendar that will ensure you’re creating 2-3 pieces of video content every week 
  • How to work the plan and leverage your team 

As well as a much deeper understanding of how They Ask, You Answer content can be implemented to strategically and effectively get you results!


Lesson length 1h 26m
PRO
Course Course
How to Create Amazing Case Study Videos
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jan 18, 2022
Creating case study videos is an effective way to showcase the success your clients have when using your products or services. They provide proof that you can deliver on your promise while showing the benefits your business provides and allows your audience to build trust for your company.

Lights, camera,....wait, how do you know when you're ready to film? 

Creating case study videos is a great way to integrate multiple marketing strategies into one cohesive campaign, but it can be overwhelming to make happen successfully. There are many things to consider when creating case study videos, and having an industry expert guide you through the process will help set you up for success!

Alex Winter is the Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT who has over ten years of industry experience and will be your instructor for this incredibly valuable course. 

In this course, you will learn…
  • The importance of proper planning during the pre-production stage. 
  • Supporting the client throughout the production process. 
  • The importance of understanding The Selling 7 and They Ask, You Answer when creating case studies videos. 
  • The production stage including what a filming day could look like. 
  • Industry-proven director tips to make your filming day successful.
  • The post-production stage including transferring your footage and editing.

After completing this course, you will be ready to say “lights, camera, action”!
Creating case study videos is an effective way to showcase the success your clients have when using your products or services. They provide proof that you can deliver on your promise while showing the benefits your business provides and allows your audience to build trust for your company.

Lights, camera,....wait, how do you know when you're ready to film? 

Creating case study videos is a great way to integrate multiple marketing strategies into one cohesive campaign, but it can be overwhelming to make happen successfully. There are many things to consider when creating case study videos, and having an industry expert guide you through the process will help set you up for success!

Alex Winter is the Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT who has over ten years of industry experience and will be your instructor for this incredibly valuable course. 

In this course, you will learn…
  • The importance of proper planning during the pre-production stage. 
  • Supporting the client throughout the production process. 
  • The importance of understanding The Selling 7 and They Ask, You Answer when creating case studies videos. 
  • The production stage including what a filming day could look like. 
  • Industry-proven director tips to make your filming day successful.
  • The post-production stage including transferring your footage and editing.

After completing this course, you will be ready to say “lights, camera, action”!

Related Courses

Lesson length 27m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
How to Identify Blog Content Topics that Will Impact Sales
Level: Beginner Updated: Jan 29, 2022
Have you ever published an article that didn’t get many views? Your buyers need relevant information at the right time during the buyer's journey. Use the topic litmus test framework to discover what should be in an article.

In this lesson, you will learn:
  • What the topic litmus test is 
  • How to apply the framework
  • How to identify worthwhile topics
Have you ever published an article that didn’t get many views? Your buyers need relevant information at the right time during the buyer's journey. Use the topic litmus test framework to discover what should be in an article.

In this lesson, you will learn:
  • What the topic litmus test is 
  • How to apply the framework
  • How to identify worthwhile topics
Lesson length 1h 52m
PRO
Course Course
Business Blogging Best Practices
Level: Advanced Updated: Apr 20, 2022
Imagine this: you’ve written a great blog post with the perfect keywords, you finally hit publish, and you get a message from a coworker that says they found a typo in your post. We’ve all been there. However, with some proofreading and editing best practices, whether you’re a team of one or many, you can avoid these embarrassing slip-ups. 

This engaging (and entertaining) course will teach you how to write great blog copy, check content readability, and properly edit and proofread it before publishing. You’ll also learn about the best tools out there for proofing and optimizing your blog content to give you confidence when hitting that “publish” button.

In this course you will learn:
  • How to write engaging body copy
  • Copywriting tips for show-stopping conclusions
  • How to do an internal review of content 
  • Who should be involved in proofing your content
  • Tools to help you proof your content faster and more thoroughly
Imagine this: you’ve written a great blog post with the perfect keywords, you finally hit publish, and you get a message from a coworker that says they found a typo in your post. We’ve all been there. However, with some proofreading and editing best practices, whether you’re a team of one or many, you can avoid these embarrassing slip-ups. 

This engaging (and entertaining) course will teach you how to write great blog copy, check content readability, and properly edit and proofread it before publishing. You’ll also learn about the best tools out there for proofing and optimizing your blog content to give you confidence when hitting that “publish” button.

In this course you will learn:
  • How to write engaging body copy
  • Copywriting tips for show-stopping conclusions
  • How to do an internal review of content 
  • Who should be involved in proofing your content
  • Tools to help you proof your content faster and more thoroughly
Lesson length 59m
FREE
Course Course
Getting the Most Out of Vidyard
Level: Beginner Updated: Jan 18, 2022
Your video messaging is more powerful than you think!
Vidyard offers more than just an easy-to-use video platform. It also gives you powerful analytics that will empower your teams to excel. 

This course will explain how to get the most from the advanced features of Vidyard including how analytics can help your team be more successful, how to integrate Vidyard into your CRM and marketing automation platforms, how to use video view data for lead scoring, and so much more!

In this course, you will learn:
  • How to integrate Vidyard into your CRM and marketing automation platforms to prove your videos have a direct impact on deals 
  • Analytics that will help your marketing and sales teams make data-driven decisions
  • How to create different dashboard views with the Vidyard + HubSpot integration
  • Ways to use video view data for lead scoring 
  • How to prove your digital marketing ROI
  • How to build in-video CTA actions
  • Vidyard Video data custom attributes and how to use them
Your video messaging is more powerful than you think!
Vidyard offers more than just an easy-to-use video platform. It also gives you powerful analytics that will empower your teams to excel. 

This course will explain how to get the most from the advanced features of Vidyard including how analytics can help your team be more successful, how to integrate Vidyard into your CRM and marketing automation platforms, how to use video view data for lead scoring, and so much more!

In this course, you will learn:
  • How to integrate Vidyard into your CRM and marketing automation platforms to prove your videos have a direct impact on deals 
  • Analytics that will help your marketing and sales teams make data-driven decisions
  • How to create different dashboard views with the Vidyard + HubSpot integration
  • Ways to use video view data for lead scoring 
  • How to prove your digital marketing ROI
  • How to build in-video CTA actions
  • Vidyard Video data custom attributes and how to use them
Lesson length 45m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Blog Optimization for User Experience
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You’re ready to publish a blog article. Great! Now what?
The next step is to optimize your blog for the users’ experience to help your content rank higher on search engines and reach your target audience. Kevin Phillips, the IMPACT+ Content Trainer, will teach you about the 80/20 rule, UX vs SEO, how to talk to your reader, adding visual appeal …and sure, ranking higher on Google too. 

In this lesson, you will learn…
  • Copywriting tips for engaging content
  • When, where, and how to talk about your brand’s offerings
  • How to add visual appeal to your content
You’re ready to publish a blog article. Great! Now what?
The next step is to optimize your blog for the users’ experience to help your content rank higher on search engines and reach your target audience. Kevin Phillips, the IMPACT+ Content Trainer, will teach you about the 80/20 rule, UX vs SEO, how to talk to your reader, adding visual appeal …and sure, ranking higher on Google too. 

In this lesson, you will learn…
  • Copywriting tips for engaging content
  • When, where, and how to talk about your brand’s offerings
  • How to add visual appeal to your content
Lesson length 45m
PRO
Course Course
Mastering Assignment Selling
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 27, 2022
As a salesperson, you know about 80% of the questions you’ll be asked when you get on a sales call are the same ones. Enter: Assignment Selling. By intentionally using educational content to answer the burning questions your prospects have ahead of the call, they’ll be more prepared for the conversation and you’ll close the deal faster. 

Assignment selling is….
  • Creating written or video content that is helpful for buyers
  • The content should educate prospects about your product and/or service
  • This will make them more prepared for a sales appointment

Now it’s time to master this proven method! 

In this course you will learn:
  • The importance of thinking like a teacher
  • Why and how to map out your buyer touchpoints
  • The three most important best practices of assignment selling
  • How to master your phone scripts to get a commitment
  • How to create 1:1 personalized videos to educate your buyer
  • The five things you must do to master your sales emails
As a salesperson, you know about 80% of the questions you’ll be asked when you get on a sales call are the same ones. Enter: Assignment Selling. By intentionally using educational content to answer the burning questions your prospects have ahead of the call, they’ll be more prepared for the conversation and you’ll close the deal faster. 

Assignment selling is….
  • Creating written or video content that is helpful for buyers
  • The content should educate prospects about your product and/or service
  • This will make them more prepared for a sales appointment

Now it’s time to master this proven method! 

In this course you will learn:
  • The importance of thinking like a teacher
  • Why and how to map out your buyer touchpoints
  • The three most important best practices of assignment selling
  • How to master your phone scripts to get a commitment
  • How to create 1:1 personalized videos to educate your buyer
  • The five things you must do to master your sales emails
Lesson length 57m
PRO
Course Course
Creating Pillar Content Your Buyers and Search Engines Will Love
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
So you hired a content manager, and you’re churning out high-quality, long-form articles on the reg, but still not seeing that killer organic traffic you need. With one of the only constants in life being Google’s algorithm updates, this is an all too common challenge

As much as it pains us, the way we marketers used to “do SEO” no longer cuts it. How search engines map our content today is very different (and much more human) than it was when we all first started creating content marketing strategies or our companies and we need to cater to this. Enter topic clusters and pillar pages.

Organizing your content in a topic cluster and pillar page model will help:
  • Your website be more organized, structured, and easier for users to navigate
  • You spot new content priorities, opportunities, and gaps with ease
  • Search engines like Google map your content more efficiently
  • Your search rankings go up due to better visibility
 
But what is the topic cluster and pillar content model? How does it work and why? What do great pillar pages look like across different industries? How do you select your own topic cluster and pillar content topics? How do you develop an out-of-this-world, revenue-generating strategy for a pillar page? And how do you track the success of your topic clusters and pillar pages?

You'll find the answers to these questions (and much more) in this IMPACT+ Pro course with the mind behind IMPACT’s traffic and lead-generating pillar strategy, Liz Moorehead. 

This course is ideally suited for content managers and digital marketers who are tasked with developing and executing robust content strategies that drive results for their company.

So you hired a content manager, and you’re churning out high-quality, long-form articles on the reg, but still not seeing that killer organic traffic you need. With one of the only constants in life being Google’s algorithm updates, this is an all too common challenge

As much as it pains us, the way we marketers used to “do SEO” no longer cuts it. How search engines map our content today is very different (and much more human) than it was when we all first started creating content marketing strategies or our companies and we need to cater to this. Enter topic clusters and pillar pages.

Organizing your content in a topic cluster and pillar page model will help:
  • Your website be more organized, structured, and easier for users to navigate
  • You spot new content priorities, opportunities, and gaps with ease
  • Search engines like Google map your content more efficiently
  • Your search rankings go up due to better visibility
 
But what is the topic cluster and pillar content model? How does it work and why? What do great pillar pages look like across different industries? How do you select your own topic cluster and pillar content topics? How do you develop an out-of-this-world, revenue-generating strategy for a pillar page? And how do you track the success of your topic clusters and pillar pages?

You'll find the answers to these questions (and much more) in this IMPACT+ Pro course with the mind behind IMPACT’s traffic and lead-generating pillar strategy, Liz Moorehead. 

This course is ideally suited for content managers and digital marketers who are tasked with developing and executing robust content strategies that drive results for their company.

Lesson length 55m
PRO
Course Course
Your Role as a They Ask, You Answer Videographer
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 27, 2022
Being a They Ask, You Answer videographer is not as simple as knowing how to film and edit content. You must understand They Ask, You Answer and know how to implement this unique approach into the video strategy. A They Ask, You Answer videographer is the bridge between the sales and marketing teams, knows how to give feedback, obsesses over metrics, and can clearly show the success of their content. A They Ask, You Answer videographer is a powerful addition to any team.

In this course you will learn:
  • The fundamental skills a They Ask, You Answer videographer must possess and continue to improve
  • The problems a videographer solves for a business doing They Ask, You Answer
  • How to own the video process for your organization from start to finish
Being a They Ask, You Answer videographer is not as simple as knowing how to film and edit content. You must understand They Ask, You Answer and know how to implement this unique approach into the video strategy. A They Ask, You Answer videographer is the bridge between the sales and marketing teams, knows how to give feedback, obsesses over metrics, and can clearly show the success of their content. A They Ask, You Answer videographer is a powerful addition to any team.

In this course you will learn:
  • The fundamental skills a They Ask, You Answer videographer must possess and continue to improve
  • The problems a videographer solves for a business doing They Ask, You Answer
  • How to own the video process for your organization from start to finish
Lesson length 24m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
19 Conversion and Content Offers that Generate Leads
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Through SEO best practices and great content that answers your ideal buyers most pressing questions, you're driving traffic to your website. Yet even with all of that, your ideal buyers aren't converting on your website into qualified leads that can either be nurtured or worked by your sales team. 

What do you do? What can you offer besides the usual "contact us" page to transform your website visitors into the qualified leads that will drive measurable revenue growth for your company?

If these are the questions you're wrestling with, you've come to the right place! In this lesson, you'll walk away with a deep understanding of:

  • Why you need conversion and content offers on your website, no matter what it is that you do or sell at your company
  • From checklists to sales appointments, what are the best types of conversion and content offers for businesses
  • Specifically what conversion and content offers are most effective at various stages of the buyer's journey

By the end of this lesson, you'll have a ton of ideas for different types of conversion and content offers you can create for your company that will get the biggest results – based on your goals and the unique journey of your buyers – and you'll understand how to tie them to your pre-existing content on your website.
Through SEO best practices and great content that answers your ideal buyers most pressing questions, you're driving traffic to your website. Yet even with all of that, your ideal buyers aren't converting on your website into qualified leads that can either be nurtured or worked by your sales team. 

What do you do? What can you offer besides the usual "contact us" page to transform your website visitors into the qualified leads that will drive measurable revenue growth for your company?

If these are the questions you're wrestling with, you've come to the right place! In this lesson, you'll walk away with a deep understanding of:

  • Why you need conversion and content offers on your website, no matter what it is that you do or sell at your company
  • From checklists to sales appointments, what are the best types of conversion and content offers for businesses
  • Specifically what conversion and content offers are most effective at various stages of the buyer's journey

By the end of this lesson, you'll have a ton of ideas for different types of conversion and content offers you can create for your company that will get the biggest results – based on your goals and the unique journey of your buyers – and you'll understand how to tie them to your pre-existing content on your website.
Lesson length 41m
FREE
Course Course
The Revenue Team Approach to Sales Enablement Content
Level: Intermediate Updated: May 16, 2022
No matter how much we publish great traffic-driving, lead-generating content, many of us still have sales teams telling us, “You’re still not publishing what we need” or “Yeah, only maybe 1% of our content helps me close any deals.” 

In fact, B2B sales teams report that only 27% of the leads passed to them from marketing are even remotely qualified. Enter the revenue team and sales enablement content. 

As we’ve seen with businesses all over the world, when your marketing and sales teams join forces as a revenue team, you can start creating powerful content that actually helps close deals (also known as sales enablement content).

But how is it different from what you're already creating? And how do you go about creating a sustainable, scalable sales enablement content strategy that doesn't make you want to rip your hair out and also makes you look like a total money-making hero at your company?

By the end of this course with Liz Moorehead, IMPACT's editor-in-chief, you'll know:

  • What sales enablement content is (and isn't)
  • What a revenue team is and how the revenue team model is the key to your success
  • How to run powerful content brainstorms with your sales team
  • How to leverage Liz's custom-built revenue content brainstorm tool
  • How to report on the ROI of your content, so no one ever questions your value
No matter how much we publish great traffic-driving, lead-generating content, many of us still have sales teams telling us, “You’re still not publishing what we need” or “Yeah, only maybe 1% of our content helps me close any deals.” 

In fact, B2B sales teams report that only 27% of the leads passed to them from marketing are even remotely qualified. Enter the revenue team and sales enablement content. 

As we’ve seen with businesses all over the world, when your marketing and sales teams join forces as a revenue team, you can start creating powerful content that actually helps close deals (also known as sales enablement content).

But how is it different from what you're already creating? And how do you go about creating a sustainable, scalable sales enablement content strategy that doesn't make you want to rip your hair out and also makes you look like a total money-making hero at your company?

By the end of this course with Liz Moorehead, IMPACT's editor-in-chief, you'll know:

  • What sales enablement content is (and isn't)
  • What a revenue team is and how the revenue team model is the key to your success
  • How to run powerful content brainstorms with your sales team
  • How to leverage Liz's custom-built revenue content brainstorm tool
  • How to report on the ROI of your content, so no one ever questions your value
Lesson length 30m
FREE
Course Course
Self-Selection and the Touchless Buying Experience
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Is your website forcing visitors to fill out a form to get a quote? Does it make them have to talk to someone before making a purchase?

Fact: Modern buyers don’t want to be sold to. They want to take ownership of their buying decision and know they’re making the best choice for themselves. Why do you think so many hide behind their computer screens rather than browsing (or braving) the aisles of their local stores? 

Self-selection tools (think product match quizzes) transform your website experience to help buyers sell themselves. They help personalize a buyer’s experience on your website, making it not only easier but more enjoyable for them to make a purchase without needing to talk to someone on your team. 

In this course, taught by IMPACT’s Chief Learning Officer Chris Duprey, you’ll learn everything you need to create this experience on your website, including:

  • What exactly a self-selection tool is
  • The different types of self-selection tools
  • How self-selection tools can help shorten the sales cycle and improve website conversion rates by guiding buyers to their best options
  • How to go about building your own self-selection tool
 
This course is a must-see for anyone in marketing, but especially those in sales, marketing, design, and user experience.
Is your website forcing visitors to fill out a form to get a quote? Does it make them have to talk to someone before making a purchase?

Fact: Modern buyers don’t want to be sold to. They want to take ownership of their buying decision and know they’re making the best choice for themselves. Why do you think so many hide behind their computer screens rather than browsing (or braving) the aisles of their local stores? 

Self-selection tools (think product match quizzes) transform your website experience to help buyers sell themselves. They help personalize a buyer’s experience on your website, making it not only easier but more enjoyable for them to make a purchase without needing to talk to someone on your team. 

In this course, taught by IMPACT’s Chief Learning Officer Chris Duprey, you’ll learn everything you need to create this experience on your website, including:

  • What exactly a self-selection tool is
  • The different types of self-selection tools
  • How self-selection tools can help shorten the sales cycle and improve website conversion rates by guiding buyers to their best options
  • How to go about building your own self-selection tool
 
This course is a must-see for anyone in marketing, but especially those in sales, marketing, design, and user experience.
Lesson length 1h 05m
PRO
Course Course
Crafting "Selling 7" Videos that Convert
Level: Advanced Updated: May 10, 2022
So you’ve bought the camera and lighting equipment, you’ve created the YouTube channel, and you’ve convinced your team to get ready for their close-ups — but you’re still not seeing traffic, leads, or sales from your video investment. You’re not alone. 

Many marketers and businesses struggle to see real results from their video marketing for one big reason: They’re focused on creating the wrong content. 

They need to be creating what we call The Selling 7, or the seven videos that will have the biggest impact on your business’ website conversions and sales.  

From video ideation and prioritization to publishing and hosting best practices, this course from They Ask, You Answer Coach Will Schulz will teach you how to master your own Selling 7 video strategy, top to bottom. You will learn:

  • What videos are included in The Selling 7
  • The most common mistakes made when producing Selling 7 videos
  • How to create a framework for producing Selling 7 videos
  • How to make effective, high quality Selling 7 videos

This course is a great fit for videographers and content marketing managers who are already familiar with video marketing and the concept of The Selling 7 and are ready to start planning the production of their own videos. For anyone in sales or service who will be participating in these types of videos, this is critical information as well.

By the end, you will have a shared understanding of the purpose of The Selling 7. You will also know how to execute each video’s pre-production in a way that avoids common mistakes. Finally, you’ll know how to go about scheduling the shoots and hosting the content to track the viewer analytics behind your website videos.
So you’ve bought the camera and lighting equipment, you’ve created the YouTube channel, and you’ve convinced your team to get ready for their close-ups — but you’re still not seeing traffic, leads, or sales from your video investment. You’re not alone. 

Many marketers and businesses struggle to see real results from their video marketing for one big reason: They’re focused on creating the wrong content. 

They need to be creating what we call The Selling 7, or the seven videos that will have the biggest impact on your business’ website conversions and sales.  

From video ideation and prioritization to publishing and hosting best practices, this course from They Ask, You Answer Coach Will Schulz will teach you how to master your own Selling 7 video strategy, top to bottom. You will learn:

  • What videos are included in The Selling 7
  • The most common mistakes made when producing Selling 7 videos
  • How to create a framework for producing Selling 7 videos
  • How to make effective, high quality Selling 7 videos

This course is a great fit for videographers and content marketing managers who are already familiar with video marketing and the concept of The Selling 7 and are ready to start planning the production of their own videos. For anyone in sales or service who will be participating in these types of videos, this is critical information as well.

By the end, you will have a shared understanding of the purpose of The Selling 7. You will also know how to execute each video’s pre-production in a way that avoids common mistakes. Finally, you’ll know how to go about scheduling the shoots and hosting the content to track the viewer analytics behind your website videos.
Lesson length 2h 14m
FREE
Course Course
They Ask, You Answer Fundamentals with Marcus Sheridan
Level: Beginner Updated: May 6, 2022
So you’re investing in inbound marketing, but aren’t seeing the results you expected. You’re writing content, but your traffic, leads, and sales growth has been slow or non-existent. You’re not alone. Inbound marketing works, but the fact is, too many people are doing it wrong. 

This course will change all that.

They Ask, You Answer is a revolutionary approach to inbound marketing that has empowered thousands of companies around the world to reach their most aggressive traffic, sales, and leads goals, and in this inspiring, high-energy course, the mind behind the framework, Marcus Sheridan, dives into what it is and how it works.  

By the end of this two-hour course, you will:
  • Understand how modern buyers and the buying process have changed and what that means for your business 
  • Know the right content to create to drive traffic, leads, and sales and how to get started
  • Learn how to use this content to speed up your sales process
  • Learn the elements of the perfect inbound marketing website 
  • Understand the importance of trust in all of your inbound marketing efforts

This course is for anyone who wants to stop wasting time and money on inbound marketing tactics and agencies that don’t work. Use the proven They Ask, You Answer to elevate your brand authority and make customers want to buy from you!

Note: When originally published, this course was titled “Digital Sales & Marketing Framework for Today's Modern Buyer.” This is still reflected in the graphics for this course.

So you’re investing in inbound marketing, but aren’t seeing the results you expected. You’re writing content, but your traffic, leads, and sales growth has been slow or non-existent. You’re not alone. Inbound marketing works, but the fact is, too many people are doing it wrong. 

This course will change all that.

They Ask, You Answer is a revolutionary approach to inbound marketing that has empowered thousands of companies around the world to reach their most aggressive traffic, sales, and leads goals, and in this inspiring, high-energy course, the mind behind the framework, Marcus Sheridan, dives into what it is and how it works.  

By the end of this two-hour course, you will:
  • Understand how modern buyers and the buying process have changed and what that means for your business 
  • Know the right content to create to drive traffic, leads, and sales and how to get started
  • Learn how to use this content to speed up your sales process
  • Learn the elements of the perfect inbound marketing website 
  • Understand the importance of trust in all of your inbound marketing efforts

This course is for anyone who wants to stop wasting time and money on inbound marketing tactics and agencies that don’t work. Use the proven They Ask, You Answer to elevate your brand authority and make customers want to buy from you!

Note: When originally published, this course was titled “Digital Sales & Marketing Framework for Today's Modern Buyer.” This is still reflected in the graphics for this course.

Lesson length 1h 28m
PRO
Course Course
Publishing, Promoting and Distributing Content
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 27, 2022
You understand the importance of creating great blog content, especially after reading They Ask, You Answer. You have developed a list of topics with your sales team based on buyer questions and you’re creating content that answers those questions. Now it’s time to put those answers out there for the world to see! 

Nicole Cimo from IMPACT’s own content team will teach you how to publish, promote, and distribute your content to engage with your audience. Then learn from Stephanie Baiocchi on how to optimize your content to drive sales. 

In this course you will learn:
  • How to prepare your content for publishing to your website so it’s optimized for readers and search engines
  • How to create engaging nurturing workflows and social posts to promote your content
  • How to get new content into the hands of your sales team for use right away
You understand the importance of creating great blog content, especially after reading They Ask, You Answer. You have developed a list of topics with your sales team based on buyer questions and you’re creating content that answers those questions. Now it’s time to put those answers out there for the world to see! 

Nicole Cimo from IMPACT’s own content team will teach you how to publish, promote, and distribute your content to engage with your audience. Then learn from Stephanie Baiocchi on how to optimize your content to drive sales. 

In this course you will learn:
  • How to prepare your content for publishing to your website so it’s optimized for readers and search engines
  • How to create engaging nurturing workflows and social posts to promote your content
  • How to get new content into the hands of your sales team for use right away
Lesson length 39m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Essential Business Blog Topics Beyond The Big 5
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Content marketing is not only about writing great blog articles, but also about making sure you're answering the questions your audience is asking. Producing blog articles are essential to building your authority in your industry, help people make purchasing decisions, and develop trust with you. 

How much do things cost?
What are some of the problems associated with your solutions?
Who are some of your competitors?

In this lesson, taught by Senior Trainer (and Lord of the Rings superfan) Kevin Phillips, you’ll:

  • Review The Big 5 you learned from They Ask, You Answer and gain greater insights into the types of questions all buyers ask
  • Taking a closer look at the buyer’s journey
  • Help leadership feel at ease knowing that you, the content manager, will be able to provide content long-term

After this lesson, you will be able to immediately brainstorm over 100 blog topics to add to your content calendar.
Content marketing is not only about writing great blog articles, but also about making sure you're answering the questions your audience is asking. Producing blog articles are essential to building your authority in your industry, help people make purchasing decisions, and develop trust with you. 

How much do things cost?
What are some of the problems associated with your solutions?
Who are some of your competitors?

In this lesson, taught by Senior Trainer (and Lord of the Rings superfan) Kevin Phillips, you’ll:

  • Review The Big 5 you learned from They Ask, You Answer and gain greater insights into the types of questions all buyers ask
  • Taking a closer look at the buyer’s journey
  • Help leadership feel at ease knowing that you, the content manager, will be able to provide content long-term

After this lesson, you will be able to immediately brainstorm over 100 blog topics to add to your content calendar.
Lesson length 4h 58m
PRO
Course Course
The Visual Sale
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Is video really important? Yes...yes, it is! You can’t ignore the need for all businesses to use video, especially as the world has rapidly changed to need video throughout business channels. 

The Visual Sale will show you how to create a successful sales and marketing culture within your organization to get dramatic results! Learn how to harness the power of video across all aspects of your business channels in a growing virtual world. 
  • Generate more leads
  • Boost engagement on social media
  • Improve the performance of your website

This goes beyond the marketing team and into your sales team having the resources needed to provide answers for prospective customers. Your business can use video to reach new customers, gain their trust, and answer their questions before you even get to know them. 

The Visual Sale is IMPACT’s video course based on the revolutionary book of the same name, written by Marcus Sheridan and Tyler Lessard.
In this course, you will learn cover to cover these lessons:
  • An overview of The Visual Sale
  • Welcome to the visual age
  • The art of video for sales
  • The evolution of buyer behavior
  • Using video marketing in the awareness stage
  • Using video marketing in the post-sale stage
  •  Creating a culture of video...in-house 
Is video really important? Yes...yes, it is! You can’t ignore the need for all businesses to use video, especially as the world has rapidly changed to need video throughout business channels. 

The Visual Sale will show you how to create a successful sales and marketing culture within your organization to get dramatic results! Learn how to harness the power of video across all aspects of your business channels in a growing virtual world. 
  • Generate more leads
  • Boost engagement on social media
  • Improve the performance of your website

This goes beyond the marketing team and into your sales team having the resources needed to provide answers for prospective customers. Your business can use video to reach new customers, gain their trust, and answer their questions before you even get to know them. 

The Visual Sale is IMPACT’s video course based on the revolutionary book of the same name, written by Marcus Sheridan and Tyler Lessard.
In this course, you will learn cover to cover these lessons:
  • An overview of The Visual Sale
  • Welcome to the visual age
  • The art of video for sales
  • The evolution of buyer behavior
  • Using video marketing in the awareness stage
  • Using video marketing in the post-sale stage
  •  Creating a culture of video...in-house 
Lesson length 57m
PRO
Course Course
Your Role as a Subject Matter Expert
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 18, 2022
You're getting roped into the content creation process. Sure you know a lot about the topics the marketing team wants to cover, but you have a job to do. How can you drop everything to create content in addition to doing your job? Isn't that marketing’s job anyway?

The bottom line is content creation is the entire company’s responsibility. This course is designed to help you understand how you fit in, how to feel confident being a subject matter expert, and how to contribute so you can quickly get back to work. Regardless of your role, this course will show you exactly how to be a great subject matter expert and have your company raving about how great you are. 

In this course you will learn: 
  • Why and how creating content is a company-wide initiative 
  • What it means to be a great subject matter expert
  • How the content manager and videographer are here to support you
  • How to become a trusted voice in your space on LinkedIn
You're getting roped into the content creation process. Sure you know a lot about the topics the marketing team wants to cover, but you have a job to do. How can you drop everything to create content in addition to doing your job? Isn't that marketing’s job anyway?

The bottom line is content creation is the entire company’s responsibility. This course is designed to help you understand how you fit in, how to feel confident being a subject matter expert, and how to contribute so you can quickly get back to work. Regardless of your role, this course will show you exactly how to be a great subject matter expert and have your company raving about how great you are. 

In this course you will learn: 
  • Why and how creating content is a company-wide initiative 
  • What it means to be a great subject matter expert
  • How the content manager and videographer are here to support you
  • How to become a trusted voice in your space on LinkedIn
Lesson length 1h 04m
FREE
Course Course
Video Sales and Marketing Strategy
Level: Beginner Updated: May 24, 2022
Video can be intimidating. From the production and technology to the idea of being on camera, there’s a lot to consider and overcome when it comes to starting a video sales and marketing strategy. 

In this course, IMPACT They Ask, You Answer Coach and Inbound and Video Workshop Trainer Zachary Basner shares everything you need to know to ensure you start your video journey with confidence. 

You will learn everything Zach has taught hundreds of sales and marketing professionals first-hand, including:

  • How to align your teams around a common vision with video 
  • The different types of styles of marketing and sales videos
  • The 7 types of videos that have the biggest impact on your revenue
  • The 6 factors that make up an engaging and effective sales or marketing video

This course is perfect for anyone who is not sure of how to get started with video in their sales and marketing or looking to drive more views and sales from their existing efforts. 

Video can be intimidating. From the production and technology to the idea of being on camera, there’s a lot to consider and overcome when it comes to starting a video sales and marketing strategy. 

In this course, IMPACT They Ask, You Answer Coach and Inbound and Video Workshop Trainer Zachary Basner shares everything you need to know to ensure you start your video journey with confidence. 

You will learn everything Zach has taught hundreds of sales and marketing professionals first-hand, including:

  • How to align your teams around a common vision with video 
  • The different types of styles of marketing and sales videos
  • The 7 types of videos that have the biggest impact on your revenue
  • The 6 factors that make up an engaging and effective sales or marketing video

This course is perfect for anyone who is not sure of how to get started with video in their sales and marketing or looking to drive more views and sales from their existing efforts. 

Lesson length 2h 44m
PRO
Course Course
Fundamentals of Creating Sales & Marketing Videos
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Get expert insights on laying the foundation for high-quality video content that drives revenue including how to crush it on-camera and other production secrets.
Get expert insights on laying the foundation for high-quality video content that drives revenue including how to crush it on-camera and other production secrets.
Lesson length 1h 03m
FREE
Course Course
How to Hire a Content Manager
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
It’s not enough to simply say you’re doing content marketing. You need to commit to it. That means hiring a comma-wrangling storytelling boss of a content manager to own your content creation effort and make sure it not only gets done, but that it accomplishes your goals. 

In just one hour, Liz Moorehead, IMPACT's editor-in-chief, shares everything you need to know to find the powerhouse content manager who will truly own your strategy, tell your story, and start driving the traffic, leads, and sales results you’re looking for. You’ll learn the same expertise and proven playbook we’ve helped all of our clients implement to successfully find their dream content managers  — and Liz will make you laugh out loud while doing it.

This course teaches you:

  • What should be in your content manager job description
  • How to screen applicants so you only spend time with the best fits 
  • The questions you should ask in an interview and what to look for in answers
  • How to run a situational activity in the hiring process that shows which candidates can "walk the walk" and "talk the talk"
  • How to set your new content manager up for success before they walk in the door
It’s not enough to simply say you’re doing content marketing. You need to commit to it. That means hiring a comma-wrangling storytelling boss of a content manager to own your content creation effort and make sure it not only gets done, but that it accomplishes your goals. 

In just one hour, Liz Moorehead, IMPACT's editor-in-chief, shares everything you need to know to find the powerhouse content manager who will truly own your strategy, tell your story, and start driving the traffic, leads, and sales results you’re looking for. You’ll learn the same expertise and proven playbook we’ve helped all of our clients implement to successfully find their dream content managers  — and Liz will make you laugh out loud while doing it.

This course teaches you:

  • What should be in your content manager job description
  • How to screen applicants so you only spend time with the best fits 
  • The questions you should ask in an interview and what to look for in answers
  • How to run a situational activity in the hiring process that shows which candidates can "walk the walk" and "talk the talk"
  • How to set your new content manager up for success before they walk in the door
Lesson length 57m
PRO
Course Course
6 Topics Subject Matter Experts Need to Address
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Hey Subject Matter Experts, as you can guess by the title of this course, there are 6 topics your marketing team needs your help in creating. But why do YOU need to help? Why can’t marketing just do this on their own?

In this course, we’ll answer that question and also:
  • Why these topics are important
  • Overcoming objections to answering these questions
  • Why SME participation is so important for each topic
  • How SMEs can help bring these topics to life
  • Important considerations to keep in mind while creating this content

This course is a great fit for salespeople, leadership teams, and of course, subject matter experts who care about producing high-quality content on your website to drive more traffic and give your sales team more qualified leads to convert into paying customers. We can all agree that’s important to everyone in your organization, right?

By the end of this course, you’ll have a much clearer understanding of the most critical pieces of content any business can create for their prospects, and how and WHY you, the SME, need to help create an amazing piece of content.
Hey Subject Matter Experts, as you can guess by the title of this course, there are 6 topics your marketing team needs your help in creating. But why do YOU need to help? Why can’t marketing just do this on their own?

In this course, we’ll answer that question and also:
  • Why these topics are important
  • Overcoming objections to answering these questions
  • Why SME participation is so important for each topic
  • How SMEs can help bring these topics to life
  • Important considerations to keep in mind while creating this content

This course is a great fit for salespeople, leadership teams, and of course, subject matter experts who care about producing high-quality content on your website to drive more traffic and give your sales team more qualified leads to convert into paying customers. We can all agree that’s important to everyone in your organization, right?

By the end of this course, you’ll have a much clearer understanding of the most critical pieces of content any business can create for their prospects, and how and WHY you, the SME, need to help create an amazing piece of content.
Lesson length 1h 24m
PRO
Course Course
Video Pre-Production for They Ask, You Answer
Level: Intermediate Updated: May 12, 2022
You need to produce a lot of video content to educate buyers. But if it’s not planned successfully in the pre-production stage, it will fail before it starts. 
Videographers have a lot to think about when creating They Ask, You Answer content for their company. Alex Winter, Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT, will sit down with you in this course to break down the entire pre-production process so you can be set up for success. You will hear about the best times to publish your content, deciding on the message you want to tell your audience, types of CTAs, your role on the revenue team, and an overview of The Video 6. 

In this course you will learn:
  • How to set yourself up for success and best practices you can implement 
  • How to create a video content calendar that will ensure you’re creating 2-3 pieces of video content every week 
  • How to work the plan and leverage your team 

As well as a much deeper understanding of how They Ask, You Answer content can be implemented to strategically and effectively get you results!


You need to produce a lot of video content to educate buyers. But if it’s not planned successfully in the pre-production stage, it will fail before it starts. 
Videographers have a lot to think about when creating They Ask, You Answer content for their company. Alex Winter, Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT, will sit down with you in this course to break down the entire pre-production process so you can be set up for success. You will hear about the best times to publish your content, deciding on the message you want to tell your audience, types of CTAs, your role on the revenue team, and an overview of The Video 6. 

In this course you will learn:
  • How to set yourself up for success and best practices you can implement 
  • How to create a video content calendar that will ensure you’re creating 2-3 pieces of video content every week 
  • How to work the plan and leverage your team 

As well as a much deeper understanding of how They Ask, You Answer content can be implemented to strategically and effectively get you results!


Lesson length 1h 52m
FREE
Course Course
How to Write “The Big 5”
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
For a content marketer, nothing is more frustrating than churning out content and seeing nothing come of it. Maybe it’s getting some likes on social media, maybe it’s pulling in some healthy traffic, but when it comes to leads and sales, if it’s leaving you high and dry, what’s the point? 

For most businesses, it takes a year or more for inbound marketing to start showing real results, but it doesn’t have to. Though inbound and content marketing are long-term plays that compound over time, there is content you can create that has been shown to drive sales immediately. We call these topics “The Big 5” and we have seen their power work with hundreds of clients and companies over the past decade. 

The Big 5 addresses the most urgent questions and concerns modern consumers have when making a purchase regardless of industry. They are the questions being searched online and, with the answers in hand, your sales team can tackle objections in their conversations head-on. 

In this course, IMPACT+ Content Trainer, Kevin Phillips, talks you through what comprises The Big 5, how to execute them for your organization, and examples of them done well. 

In this course, you will learn:
  • Why each of the Big 5 is critical to content marketing success
  • Specific nuances for writing each of the Big 5
  • Examples of high-performing Big 5 articles in action

This course is for anyone struggling to see bottom line results from their content marketing and ready to build trust with their buyers by answering their most burning questions honestly. 
For a content marketer, nothing is more frustrating than churning out content and seeing nothing come of it. Maybe it’s getting some likes on social media, maybe it’s pulling in some healthy traffic, but when it comes to leads and sales, if it’s leaving you high and dry, what’s the point? 

For most businesses, it takes a year or more for inbound marketing to start showing real results, but it doesn’t have to. Though inbound and content marketing are long-term plays that compound over time, there is content you can create that has been shown to drive sales immediately. We call these topics “The Big 5” and we have seen their power work with hundreds of clients and companies over the past decade. 

The Big 5 addresses the most urgent questions and concerns modern consumers have when making a purchase regardless of industry. They are the questions being searched online and, with the answers in hand, your sales team can tackle objections in their conversations head-on. 

In this course, IMPACT+ Content Trainer, Kevin Phillips, talks you through what comprises The Big 5, how to execute them for your organization, and examples of them done well. 

In this course, you will learn:
  • Why each of the Big 5 is critical to content marketing success
  • Specific nuances for writing each of the Big 5
  • Examples of high-performing Big 5 articles in action

This course is for anyone struggling to see bottom line results from their content marketing and ready to build trust with their buyers by answering their most burning questions honestly. 
Lesson length 1h 20m
FREE
Course Course
The Visual Sale for Sales Professionals
Level: Beginner Updated: May 10, 2022
In this course, you’ll learn how a highly-effective sales professional (and sales team) can unlock the power of video and visual communication. By understanding and applying the philosophies of “The Visual Sale”, you’ll see dramatic improvements in buyer engagement, shorten the sales cycle, and build more trust with your prospects and customers.

This course is a great fit for any sales professional whether you’re beginning your journey with virtual sales or are looking for new ways to continue adapting to today's changing buyer. 

By the end, you’ll have a full understanding of why video is important for all sales teams, where to focus your time and energy, and an introduction to the strategies used by some of the best “video-first” sales teams around the world.

In this course, you’ll learn how a highly-effective sales professional (and sales team) can unlock the power of video and visual communication. By understanding and applying the philosophies of “The Visual Sale”, you’ll see dramatic improvements in buyer engagement, shorten the sales cycle, and build more trust with your prospects and customers.

This course is a great fit for any sales professional whether you’re beginning your journey with virtual sales or are looking for new ways to continue adapting to today's changing buyer. 

By the end, you’ll have a full understanding of why video is important for all sales teams, where to focus your time and energy, and an introduction to the strategies used by some of the best “video-first” sales teams around the world.

Lesson length 43m
FREE
Course Course
Assignment Selling: Content Is Your Greatest Sales Tool
Level: Beginner Updated: May 11, 2022
Does your sales team not see the value in content? Do they think you’re wasting time? Are your sales not improving even though you’re publishing article after article, video after video? Assignment Selling might be the missing piece of your inbound marketing puzzle. 

When implemented, Assignment Selling, one of the fundamental pieces of They Ask, You Answer, puts the content you create into the hands of your sales team to help them address prospect questions, objections, and concerns head-on and close deals faster. 

We have helped hundreds of businesses across multiple industries improve their sales processes using Assignment Selling, and in this course, Marcus Sheridan teaches you everything you need to know to make it a success at your organization. 

In this course, you will learn:

  • The importance of leveraging content in the sales process
  • How to spend less time educating in sales meetings and ensuring you’re always working with qualified prospects
  • How Assignment Selling works
  • When you should be using Assignment Selling
  • What great Assignment Selling looks like
  • How to get started

This course is a great fit for sales reps, sales leaders, marketers, and leadership, as it talks about the fastest way to see ROI in your digital sales and marketing!

Does your sales team not see the value in content? Do they think you’re wasting time? Are your sales not improving even though you’re publishing article after article, video after video? Assignment Selling might be the missing piece of your inbound marketing puzzle. 

When implemented, Assignment Selling, one of the fundamental pieces of They Ask, You Answer, puts the content you create into the hands of your sales team to help them address prospect questions, objections, and concerns head-on and close deals faster. 

We have helped hundreds of businesses across multiple industries improve their sales processes using Assignment Selling, and in this course, Marcus Sheridan teaches you everything you need to know to make it a success at your organization. 

In this course, you will learn:

  • The importance of leveraging content in the sales process
  • How to spend less time educating in sales meetings and ensuring you’re always working with qualified prospects
  • How Assignment Selling works
  • When you should be using Assignment Selling
  • What great Assignment Selling looks like
  • How to get started

This course is a great fit for sales reps, sales leaders, marketers, and leadership, as it talks about the fastest way to see ROI in your digital sales and marketing!

Lesson length 44m
PRO
Course Course
The Fundamentals of Content and Inbound Marketing
Level: Beginner Updated: May 2, 2022
What’s the difference between content marketing, digital marketing, and inbound marketing? 
In this marketing fundamentals course, we will break down the different marketing strategies and how They Ask, You Answer sets the bar higher to ensure success. Stephanie Baiocchi will teach the different types of marketing strategies and how to map your content to your buyer personas. Have you heard words like HTML and meta description thrown around? Kevin Church, our Director of SEO, will teach you the key aspects of your content that must be optimized for search including how to write a meta description, how to properly format headlines for search, and more.
At the core of They Ask, You Answer is making sure all that great content you've written is found by your ideal buyers.

In this course you will learn:
  • How They Ask, You Answer can drive your content and inbound marketing strategy
  • The stages of the buyer's journey and what your buyers are asking along the way
  • How search engines, searchers, and your website work together
What’s the difference between content marketing, digital marketing, and inbound marketing? 
In this marketing fundamentals course, we will break down the different marketing strategies and how They Ask, You Answer sets the bar higher to ensure success. Stephanie Baiocchi will teach the different types of marketing strategies and how to map your content to your buyer personas. Have you heard words like HTML and meta description thrown around? Kevin Church, our Director of SEO, will teach you the key aspects of your content that must be optimized for search including how to write a meta description, how to properly format headlines for search, and more.
At the core of They Ask, You Answer is making sure all that great content you've written is found by your ideal buyers.

In this course you will learn:
  • How They Ask, You Answer can drive your content and inbound marketing strategy
  • The stages of the buyer's journey and what your buyers are asking along the way
  • How search engines, searchers, and your website work together
Lesson length 22m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Content and Cookies: Easy Content ROI Reporting in HubSpot (Without Revenue Attribution)
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You're creating content at your company to drive measurable results – specifically, traffic, leads, and sales. But how do you prove to your bosses, sales, and the rest of your company that the content you're creating is making a difference? How do you showcase beyond the shadow of a doubt that your strategy is delivering ROI if you're using HubSpot?

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  1. How to prove your content makes money
  2. How to report on content ROI like Marcus Sheridan
  3. How to create custom ROI reports in HubSpot
You're creating content at your company to drive measurable results – specifically, traffic, leads, and sales. But how do you prove to your bosses, sales, and the rest of your company that the content you're creating is making a difference? How do you showcase beyond the shadow of a doubt that your strategy is delivering ROI if you're using HubSpot?

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  1. How to prove your content makes money
  2. How to report on content ROI like Marcus Sheridan
  3. How to create custom ROI reports in HubSpot
Lesson length 1h 52m
PRO
Course Course
Creating Memorable, Money-Making Content for Beginners
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You know you need to create persuasive, engaging, powerful content your audiences will adore, but frankly, for many, that process — well, sucks. It’s painful trying to get information out of your team, and it takes time to write, edit, and publish. On top of that, so much of the content doesn’t show any return in traffic, leads, or sales. 

What’s a marketer to do to make creating memorable, money-making content easier?

Believe it or not, creating great content can be broken down into surprisingly easy (and repeatable) writing formulas, techniques, and processes that anyone can put into action — and that’s what this lesson is focused on. 

By the end of it, IMPACT’s Liz Moorehead will help you master:

  • The simple processes you need to produce the highest quality content possible every single time. 
  • How to make sure you’re answering your ideal buyer’s questions through your content.
  • How to craft insanely memorable blog introductions that hook your audience.
  • How to craft conclusions that excite your ideal buyers and make them ready to take immediate action. 
  • Why adding personality into your content is mission-critical to your success as a content creator today.
  • The dos and don'ts of adding personality to content.
  • The best tools to help you optimize your content and production.
You know you need to create persuasive, engaging, powerful content your audiences will adore, but frankly, for many, that process — well, sucks. It’s painful trying to get information out of your team, and it takes time to write, edit, and publish. On top of that, so much of the content doesn’t show any return in traffic, leads, or sales. 

What’s a marketer to do to make creating memorable, money-making content easier?

Believe it or not, creating great content can be broken down into surprisingly easy (and repeatable) writing formulas, techniques, and processes that anyone can put into action — and that’s what this lesson is focused on. 

By the end of it, IMPACT’s Liz Moorehead will help you master:

  • The simple processes you need to produce the highest quality content possible every single time. 
  • How to make sure you’re answering your ideal buyer’s questions through your content.
  • How to craft insanely memorable blog introductions that hook your audience.
  • How to craft conclusions that excite your ideal buyers and make them ready to take immediate action. 
  • Why adding personality into your content is mission-critical to your success as a content creator today.
  • The dos and don'ts of adding personality to content.
  • The best tools to help you optimize your content and production.
Lesson length 1h 22m
PRO
Course Course
How to Optimize a Blog Post for SEO
Level: Advanced Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You can’t just create blog articles and not do any SEO to target your audience. As a content manager, you feel lost, confused, and you might be thinking…

“I’m not an SEO person. How am I supposed to learn everything I need to optimize my content?”

“How do my articles get found by the right people?”

You ARE the right person. You CAN get your content to perform better by doing proven SEO steps to increase the quantity and quality of your traffic. 

By the end of this course, you will have a step-by-step guide to fully understanding and executing what it takes for written content to be found by the right audience, including:

  • Knowing the right keywords to target
  • Structuring and writing copy to make both humans and robots (search engines) happy
  • Creating URLs, tags, and other mildly technical stuff content folks never thought they’d have to touch
  • Using SEO to beat the competition


This course is essential for content managers and digital marketers who publish content and wants their content seen by search engines. It’s time to rank higher to reach your audience!
You can’t just create blog articles and not do any SEO to target your audience. As a content manager, you feel lost, confused, and you might be thinking…

“I’m not an SEO person. How am I supposed to learn everything I need to optimize my content?”

“How do my articles get found by the right people?”

You ARE the right person. You CAN get your content to perform better by doing proven SEO steps to increase the quantity and quality of your traffic. 

By the end of this course, you will have a step-by-step guide to fully understanding and executing what it takes for written content to be found by the right audience, including:

  • Knowing the right keywords to target
  • Structuring and writing copy to make both humans and robots (search engines) happy
  • Creating URLs, tags, and other mildly technical stuff content folks never thought they’d have to touch
  • Using SEO to beat the competition


This course is essential for content managers and digital marketers who publish content and wants their content seen by search engines. It’s time to rank higher to reach your audience!
Lesson length 1h 10m
FREE
Course Course
Your Role as a Content Manager
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Congratulations! You've been hired as a content manager to lead the charge of your company's content marketing efforts to drive traffic, leads, and (most of all) sales. Still, as a newcomer to your role, you likely have a few questions:

  1.  What does a content manager do?
  2.  What problems does a content manager solve?
  3.  How can I get the results needed to prove myself in my new role?
  4.  What should I be doing on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis?

If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. IMPACT Principal Content Marketing Trainer Kevin Phillips is here to empower you with the knowledge and tactical direction you need to feel comfortable in your new role. Also, you'll discover exactly how you fit in at your company as a key player in driving big results.

By the end of this course, you'll feel confident in your new role as content manager and will have a clear roadmap of how to establish yourself as a results-driving hero at your organization.
Congratulations! You've been hired as a content manager to lead the charge of your company's content marketing efforts to drive traffic, leads, and (most of all) sales. Still, as a newcomer to your role, you likely have a few questions:

  1.  What does a content manager do?
  2.  What problems does a content manager solve?
  3.  How can I get the results needed to prove myself in my new role?
  4.  What should I be doing on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis?

If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. IMPACT Principal Content Marketing Trainer Kevin Phillips is here to empower you with the knowledge and tactical direction you need to feel comfortable in your new role. Also, you'll discover exactly how you fit in at your company as a key player in driving big results.

By the end of this course, you'll feel confident in your new role as content manager and will have a clear roadmap of how to establish yourself as a results-driving hero at your organization.
Lesson length 1h 05m
PRO
Course Course
Inbound Lead Generation & Conversion Optimization
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
In this course, you’ll learn all about how to convert your incoming website visitors into leads, and how to make those conversion points effective.

This course is a great fit for any marketing professional new to inbound marketing who is looking to learn how to bring in more prospects through their website, and ultimately provide new sales opportunities for their company.

By the end, you’ll know how to get started with inbound lead generation and conversion optimization - from the moment a visitor enters your site, to when they become a lead and beyond!
In this course, you’ll learn all about how to convert your incoming website visitors into leads, and how to make those conversion points effective.

This course is a great fit for any marketing professional new to inbound marketing who is looking to learn how to bring in more prospects through their website, and ultimately provide new sales opportunities for their company.

By the end, you’ll know how to get started with inbound lead generation and conversion optimization - from the moment a visitor enters your site, to when they become a lead and beyond!
Lesson length 23m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Website Conversion Copywriting Secrets that Get Results (In Under 30 Minutes)
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
After a ton of internal collaboration, meetings, and research, you’ve nailed your messaging strategy. You also understand the broad strokes of what you need to write on your website pages to hook your ideal customers in and make them excited about buying from you. 

Still, something isn’t right. For some reason, your website is failing to close the deal by attracting and converting those perfect-fit prospects. 

Often, the culprit for this is your website copy. Instead of bringing those customers to you, the well-intentioned words you’ve chosen are letting you down by scaring off, confusing, or otherwise repelling the people you’re trying to reach.

If website copywriting for your company is stumping you, you’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you will:

  • Establish a deep understanding of the role of your website and precisely what it is that your buyers are seeking from you.
  • Discover the four essential things every single one of your ideal-fit prospects is looking for from your website, no matter what it is that you do or sell.
  • Unlock seven simple, yet powerful website copywriting techniques that will empower you to deliver your well-researched messages and value propositions with greater clarity.
After a ton of internal collaboration, meetings, and research, you’ve nailed your messaging strategy. You also understand the broad strokes of what you need to write on your website pages to hook your ideal customers in and make them excited about buying from you. 

Still, something isn’t right. For some reason, your website is failing to close the deal by attracting and converting those perfect-fit prospects. 

Often, the culprit for this is your website copy. Instead of bringing those customers to you, the well-intentioned words you’ve chosen are letting you down by scaring off, confusing, or otherwise repelling the people you’re trying to reach.

If website copywriting for your company is stumping you, you’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you will:

  • Establish a deep understanding of the role of your website and precisely what it is that your buyers are seeking from you.
  • Discover the four essential things every single one of your ideal-fit prospects is looking for from your website, no matter what it is that you do or sell.
  • Unlock seven simple, yet powerful website copywriting techniques that will empower you to deliver your well-researched messages and value propositions with greater clarity.
Lesson length 1h 14m
PRO
Course Course
Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok — the list of social media networks is ever-growing and their prevalence in our society and everyday lives is undeniable, but how do you really use them for business successfully? How can your business and brand use them toactually drive real awareness and engagement? 

IMPACT’s director of membership & events, Stephanie Baiocchi, is here to show you the way!

By understanding the fundamentals of social media for business, you’ll be able to drive traffic, leads, and revenue to your business, foster engagement with your content, and create a positive representation of your brand online. If you neglect it or simply put it on auto-pilot, however, you could be actively turning leads away. 

In this just over one-hour-long course, you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the right social platforms for your business
  • When and how often to post on those platforms
  • Basic best practices for different social media channels
  • B2B vs. B2C practices on social media
  • How to run social media contests successfully and legally online
  • When and how to hire a social media manager
  • How to monitor and measure the success of your social media strategy

This course is a great fit for anyone who doesn’t feel very comfortable on social media or has used it for personal use but wants to understand how to best use social for business.

By the end of it, you will be well-prepared to tackle social media for your business head-on and see long-term success!


Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok — the list of social media networks is ever-growing and their prevalence in our society and everyday lives is undeniable, but how do you really use them for business successfully? How can your business and brand use them toactually drive real awareness and engagement? 

IMPACT’s director of membership & events, Stephanie Baiocchi, is here to show you the way!

By understanding the fundamentals of social media for business, you’ll be able to drive traffic, leads, and revenue to your business, foster engagement with your content, and create a positive representation of your brand online. If you neglect it or simply put it on auto-pilot, however, you could be actively turning leads away. 

In this just over one-hour-long course, you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the right social platforms for your business
  • When and how often to post on those platforms
  • Basic best practices for different social media channels
  • B2B vs. B2C practices on social media
  • How to run social media contests successfully and legally online
  • When and how to hire a social media manager
  • How to monitor and measure the success of your social media strategy

This course is a great fit for anyone who doesn’t feel very comfortable on social media or has used it for personal use but wants to understand how to best use social for business.

By the end of it, you will be well-prepared to tackle social media for your business head-on and see long-term success!


Lesson length 49m
PRO
Course Course
Mastering On-Camera Performance
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
If you shudder at the thought of speaking on camera, you’re definitely not the only one. Whether it’s worrying about how your hair or makeup looks or your tone of voice, it’s common to feel self-conscious when the camera starts rolling — but you can overcome it! 

IMPACT They Ask, You Answer Coach and Inbound and Video Workshop Trainer Zachary Basner firmly believes that anyone can be good on-camera with practice and the right guidance, so he’s here to walk you through all of it. 

In this course, Zach helps you uncover the skills and techniques to master your performance on-camera, whether it’s for a Zoom meeting, a 1:1 sales video, a YouTube tutorial, or full-scale production. This includes: 
  • How to overcome self-doubt and fear 
  • On-camera tips to bring out your best performance
  • How to look your best on camera with effective facial expressions and gestures
  • How to sound your best on camera with the right tone, pacing, etc.
  • Knowing when to use a script

These are all things Zach learned first-hand from public speaking and countless teachers and mentors he’s had. So, if you’re ready to stop being intimidated by the camera and learn how to become a master communicator, let’s jump right into it.

If you shudder at the thought of speaking on camera, you’re definitely not the only one. Whether it’s worrying about how your hair or makeup looks or your tone of voice, it’s common to feel self-conscious when the camera starts rolling — but you can overcome it! 

IMPACT They Ask, You Answer Coach and Inbound and Video Workshop Trainer Zachary Basner firmly believes that anyone can be good on-camera with practice and the right guidance, so he’s here to walk you through all of it. 

In this course, Zach helps you uncover the skills and techniques to master your performance on-camera, whether it’s for a Zoom meeting, a 1:1 sales video, a YouTube tutorial, or full-scale production. This includes: 
  • How to overcome self-doubt and fear 
  • On-camera tips to bring out your best performance
  • How to look your best on camera with effective facial expressions and gestures
  • How to sound your best on camera with the right tone, pacing, etc.
  • Knowing when to use a script

These are all things Zach learned first-hand from public speaking and countless teachers and mentors he’s had. So, if you’re ready to stop being intimidated by the camera and learn how to become a master communicator, let’s jump right into it.

Lesson length 40m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Blog Article Publication Checklist
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
When is a business blog article ready to publish?

Whether you’re a content manager, a business owner, or the person in charge of creating content for your business’s website, you’ve most likely wrestled with this question several times before.

As if researching, interviewing, outlining, drafting, and revising content wasn’t challenging enough, knowing when a piece of content is ready to publish can be difficult to answer.

If only there was some sort of a checklist you could use to confirm your content was ready for the world.

If you’re queued up to watch this lesson, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’ll cover in this series of videos.

This lesson will break down three critical areas for you to review before hitting publish:

  1. You’ll learn how to review the copy of your article for SEO and user experience
  2. You’ll learn how to inspect your multimedia for best practices
  3. You’ll learn what technical SEO elements you’ll want to analyze

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools (and confidence) you need to ensure your content is always ready for publishing. 

When is a business blog article ready to publish?

Whether you’re a content manager, a business owner, or the person in charge of creating content for your business’s website, you’ve most likely wrestled with this question several times before.

As if researching, interviewing, outlining, drafting, and revising content wasn’t challenging enough, knowing when a piece of content is ready to publish can be difficult to answer.

If only there was some sort of a checklist you could use to confirm your content was ready for the world.

If you’re queued up to watch this lesson, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’ll cover in this series of videos.

This lesson will break down three critical areas for you to review before hitting publish:

  1. You’ll learn how to review the copy of your article for SEO and user experience
  2. You’ll learn how to inspect your multimedia for best practices
  3. You’ll learn what technical SEO elements you’ll want to analyze

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools (and confidence) you need to ensure your content is always ready for publishing. 

Lesson length 27m
FREE
Course Course
Assignment Prospecting
Level: Intermediate Updated: May 5, 2022
If you’re in sales, you know how challenging prospecting can be. You’re reaching out to ideal buyers who have never heard of you before, and (in a single communication) you need to get them to like you, trust you, and take action. Too often, however, your messages go unopened and unanswered.Until now, that is. 

In this new course, you’ll unlock the powerful tactics, strategies, and secrets to creating prospecting emails that are guaranteed to get higher open rates and leave your prospects genuinely excited to learn more from you.
If you’re in sales, you know how challenging prospecting can be. You’re reaching out to ideal buyers who have never heard of you before, and (in a single communication) you need to get them to like you, trust you, and take action. Too often, however, your messages go unopened and unanswered.Until now, that is. 

In this new course, you’ll unlock the powerful tactics, strategies, and secrets to creating prospecting emails that are guaranteed to get higher open rates and leave your prospects genuinely excited to learn more from you.
Lesson length 1h 33m
PRO
Course Course
4 Content Guides to Convert Leads, Close Deals, and Delight Customers
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Content managers, are you looking for ways to attract more visitors to your website, convert more leads, close more sales and turn more customers into brand evangelists? We thought you might be – in this course, we’re going to talk about four different types of guides you can create to help you achieve those very goals.
Content managers, are you looking for ways to attract more visitors to your website, convert more leads, close more sales and turn more customers into brand evangelists? We thought you might be – in this course, we’re going to talk about four different types of guides you can create to help you achieve those very goals.
Lesson length 1h 03m
FREE
Course Course
Vidyard 101: Tool Basics, Tips, and Tricks
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
At IMPACT, we help you drive more sales from your inbound marketing by teaching you to execute a powerful framework, They Ask, You Answer. 
But, why is video so important for sales and marketing? It’s simple. Using video for sales can help you break through inboxes and can earn 3x more responses. It allows sellers to build relationships at a distance, explain topics simply, and help accelerate deal cycles. Some companies who have used Vidyard have even cut their deal cycles in half with video! 


Video is an incredibly powerful medium that makes it easier than ever to evoke emotion and forge human connections at scale. For organizations that sell primarily to other businesses, B2B video marketing has emerged as an incredibly effective tactic for reaching, educating, and nurturing potential customers. Use video to get more views on content, more attendees at webinars and virtual events, and to move accounts forward in the sales cycle. 

How to Use Marketing for Video:
  • Drive registration and attendance at webinars and virtual events with promo videos
  • Get more people to view content with a promo video
  • Show the value of your product to help close deals and encourage adoption
  • Create personalized videos for ABM
  • Increase open and CTR for emails by using video


You can benefit from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your video for marketing and sales efforts. With the Vidyard for HubSpot integration, you can unlock capabilities to visibly showcase how video is helping move the business needle and drive key results; in HubSpot’s case, Vidyard helped their sales team achieve 4x booked meetings, 77% click-through rate on video, and a 94% retention rate for their top sales rep. Whether it’s through list building and segmentation, or workflow creation and lead scoring, Vidyard will showcase a broad view of data that’s necessary for you to see if your video efforts are valuable right inside of the HubSpot platform.


In this course, you will learn:
  • How to get started with your Vidyard account
  • Using Vidyard with Sales and what best practices you need to know
  • How to use Vidyard to supercharge your most important sales and marketing videos (The Selling 7)
  • Building client relationships
  • Setting up your branded Vidyard page
  • How to empower your sales team with the sales enablement videos they need with Vidyard
  • Understanding the power you have in using Vidyard with your marketing
  • How you can leverage Vidyard for your educational content videos
  • How to optimize the execution of your content strategy, start to finish, with Vidyard
  • The benefits from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your marketing and sales efforts with video.
  • Other best practices, client stories, and words for the Vidyard and IMPACT Plus team!
At IMPACT, we help you drive more sales from your inbound marketing by teaching you to execute a powerful framework, They Ask, You Answer. 
But, why is video so important for sales and marketing? It’s simple. Using video for sales can help you break through inboxes and can earn 3x more responses. It allows sellers to build relationships at a distance, explain topics simply, and help accelerate deal cycles. Some companies who have used Vidyard have even cut their deal cycles in half with video! 


Video is an incredibly powerful medium that makes it easier than ever to evoke emotion and forge human connections at scale. For organizations that sell primarily to other businesses, B2B video marketing has emerged as an incredibly effective tactic for reaching, educating, and nurturing potential customers. Use video to get more views on content, more attendees at webinars and virtual events, and to move accounts forward in the sales cycle. 

How to Use Marketing for Video:
  • Drive registration and attendance at webinars and virtual events with promo videos
  • Get more people to view content with a promo video
  • Show the value of your product to help close deals and encourage adoption
  • Create personalized videos for ABM
  • Increase open and CTR for emails by using video


You can benefit from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your video for marketing and sales efforts. With the Vidyard for HubSpot integration, you can unlock capabilities to visibly showcase how video is helping move the business needle and drive key results; in HubSpot’s case, Vidyard helped their sales team achieve 4x booked meetings, 77% click-through rate on video, and a 94% retention rate for their top sales rep. Whether it’s through list building and segmentation, or workflow creation and lead scoring, Vidyard will showcase a broad view of data that’s necessary for you to see if your video efforts are valuable right inside of the HubSpot platform.


In this course, you will learn:
  • How to get started with your Vidyard account
  • Using Vidyard with Sales and what best practices you need to know
  • How to use Vidyard to supercharge your most important sales and marketing videos (The Selling 7)
  • Building client relationships
  • Setting up your branded Vidyard page
  • How to empower your sales team with the sales enablement videos they need with Vidyard
  • Understanding the power you have in using Vidyard with your marketing
  • How you can leverage Vidyard for your educational content videos
  • How to optimize the execution of your content strategy, start to finish, with Vidyard
  • The benefits from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your marketing and sales efforts with video.
  • Other best practices, client stories, and words for the Vidyard and IMPACT Plus team!
Lesson length 1h 26m
PRO
Course Course
How to Create Amazing Case Study Videos
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jan 18, 2022
Creating case study videos is an effective way to showcase the success your clients have when using your products or services. They provide proof that you can deliver on your promise while showing the benefits your business provides and allows your audience to build trust for your company.

Lights, camera,....wait, how do you know when you're ready to film? 

Creating case study videos is a great way to integrate multiple marketing strategies into one cohesive campaign, but it can be overwhelming to make happen successfully. There are many things to consider when creating case study videos, and having an industry expert guide you through the process will help set you up for success!

Alex Winter is the Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT who has over ten years of industry experience and will be your instructor for this incredibly valuable course. 

In this course, you will learn…
  • The importance of proper planning during the pre-production stage. 
  • Supporting the client throughout the production process. 
  • The importance of understanding The Selling 7 and They Ask, You Answer when creating case studies videos. 
  • The production stage including what a filming day could look like. 
  • Industry-proven director tips to make your filming day successful.
  • The post-production stage including transferring your footage and editing.

After completing this course, you will be ready to say “lights, camera, action”!
Creating case study videos is an effective way to showcase the success your clients have when using your products or services. They provide proof that you can deliver on your promise while showing the benefits your business provides and allows your audience to build trust for your company.

Lights, camera,....wait, how do you know when you're ready to film? 

Creating case study videos is a great way to integrate multiple marketing strategies into one cohesive campaign, but it can be overwhelming to make happen successfully. There are many things to consider when creating case study videos, and having an industry expert guide you through the process will help set you up for success!

Alex Winter is the Creative Director & Video Manager at IMPACT who has over ten years of industry experience and will be your instructor for this incredibly valuable course. 

In this course, you will learn…
  • The importance of proper planning during the pre-production stage. 
  • Supporting the client throughout the production process. 
  • The importance of understanding The Selling 7 and They Ask, You Answer when creating case studies videos. 
  • The production stage including what a filming day could look like. 
  • Industry-proven director tips to make your filming day successful.
  • The post-production stage including transferring your footage and editing.

After completing this course, you will be ready to say “lights, camera, action”!