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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 45m
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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 24m
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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 39m
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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 1h 20m
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Inbounder’s Guide to Email Marketing
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You might be surprised by this fact, but email marketing has been around since before the introduction of the internet. Yeah, in fact, the very first marketing email was sent in 1978 by none other than Gary “The Father of Spam” Thuerk, Marketing Manager of Digital Equipment Corp. Gary used email via Arpanet (basically the forerunner to the internet) to promote their new DEC machines to 400 recipients. The email blast resulted in $13 million in sales. And email marketing has been a critical tool in every marketer’s tool bag ever since.

But just like with any medium of marketing, there will be marketers who exploit it and abuse it. Those who care more about open rates and click-through rates than they do about the actual people receiving their emails. And when they do this, they make the rest of us look bad.

Ultimately, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use email marketing appropriately and responsibly so that you’re only sending emails to people who want your emails, who sign up to receive them. 

This course is a great fit for beginners just getting started and intermediate marketers tired of sending emails that don’t get opened, don’t get clicked on, or get recipients to unsubscribe or mark them as spam.

Here you’ll learn the inbound approach to email marketing. We’ll cover what email marketing is, how to keep it inboundy, benefits of email marketing, how to grow your email contact database, and the different types of emails you can send to recipients (that they actually want to open).

By the end of this course, you’ll be an inbound email marketing padawan. Not quite a Jedi master (that’s for a later course), but well on your way to saving the universe from awful emails nobody ever wants to open or read.
You might be surprised by this fact, but email marketing has been around since before the introduction of the internet. Yeah, in fact, the very first marketing email was sent in 1978 by none other than Gary “The Father of Spam” Thuerk, Marketing Manager of Digital Equipment Corp. Gary used email via Arpanet (basically the forerunner to the internet) to promote their new DEC machines to 400 recipients. The email blast resulted in $13 million in sales. And email marketing has been a critical tool in every marketer’s tool bag ever since.

But just like with any medium of marketing, there will be marketers who exploit it and abuse it. Those who care more about open rates and click-through rates than they do about the actual people receiving their emails. And when they do this, they make the rest of us look bad.

Ultimately, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use email marketing appropriately and responsibly so that you’re only sending emails to people who want your emails, who sign up to receive them. 

This course is a great fit for beginners just getting started and intermediate marketers tired of sending emails that don’t get opened, don’t get clicked on, or get recipients to unsubscribe or mark them as spam.

Here you’ll learn the inbound approach to email marketing. We’ll cover what email marketing is, how to keep it inboundy, benefits of email marketing, how to grow your email contact database, and the different types of emails you can send to recipients (that they actually want to open).

By the end of this course, you’ll be an inbound email marketing padawan. Not quite a Jedi master (that’s for a later course), but well on your way to saving the universe from awful emails nobody ever wants to open or read.
Lesson length 57m
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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 52m
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How to Write “The Big 5”
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jul 10, 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 10m
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Your Role as a Content Manager
Level: Beginner Updated: Aug 9, 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 2h 09m
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Inbounder's Guide to Google Suite Tools
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively utilize Google Suite tools as you continue to master They Ask, You Answer and Inbound Marketing.

Google offers a range of free tools businesses can use to learn more about how search engines and real buyers view and use their websites and assets. 

This course does not teach you how to set these tools up, troubleshoot problems, or certify you in their use. Tutorials such as those can easily be found at support.google.com.

Here you’ll learn:
  • How to use Google Search Console 
  • How to use Google Analytics

By the end of this course, you’ll have a fuller understanding of how to use Google’s suite of tools to measure and improve your They Ask, You Answer, and Inbound Marketing efforts.

In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively utilize Google Suite tools as you continue to master They Ask, You Answer and Inbound Marketing.

Google offers a range of free tools businesses can use to learn more about how search engines and real buyers view and use their websites and assets. 

This course does not teach you how to set these tools up, troubleshoot problems, or certify you in their use. Tutorials such as those can easily be found at support.google.com.

Here you’ll learn:
  • How to use Google Search Console 
  • How to use Google Analytics

By the end of this course, you’ll have a fuller understanding of how to use Google’s suite of tools to measure and improve your They Ask, You Answer, and Inbound Marketing efforts.

Lesson length 40m
PRO
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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 1h 33m
PRO
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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.

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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 22m
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Technical SEO Basics for Inbound Marketing
Level: Beginner Updated: May 2, 2022
Being an inbound marketer means you need to understand many concepts, including SEO. This starter lesson will help you learn the terms used such as HTML basics, meta descriptions, top navigation, breadcrumbs, H1, H2, and much more. 

Our knowledgeable Director of SEO, Kevin Church, has a passion for all things search engine optimization (and collectible Blu-ray DVDs) and will teach you everything you need to know to answer questions like
  • What is semantic HTML is and how does it play a role in getting your pages ranked?
  • What factors does Google consider when looking at a page? (Hint: it’s not just looking at the words!)
  • How does SEO go beyond the words on a page to the structure of your site?

In this lesson you will learn:
  • How to make it easy for Google to understand your site’s structure
  • The importance of mobile friendliness & responsive design 
  • HTML basics to get you started


Resources:


Being an inbound marketer means you need to understand many concepts, including SEO. This starter lesson will help you learn the terms used such as HTML basics, meta descriptions, top navigation, breadcrumbs, H1, H2, and much more. 

Our knowledgeable Director of SEO, Kevin Church, has a passion for all things search engine optimization (and collectible Blu-ray DVDs) and will teach you everything you need to know to answer questions like
  • What is semantic HTML is and how does it play a role in getting your pages ranked?
  • What factors does Google consider when looking at a page? (Hint: it’s not just looking at the words!)
  • How does SEO go beyond the words on a page to the structure of your site?

In this lesson you will learn:
  • How to make it easy for Google to understand your site’s structure
  • The importance of mobile friendliness & responsive design 
  • HTML basics to get you started


Resources:


Lesson length 1h 30m
PRO
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How to Turn Your Website Into Your Best Sales Tool
Level: Advanced Updated: Apr 28, 2022
If educating potential buyers is your goal, then you must stop viewing your company website as a marketing tool and start seeing it as a sales tool. Buyers will never appreciate a beautiful site if they can’t find what they need. Your site needs to educate potential buyers to help your sales team close deals faster. Join Vin Gaeta, Managing Director at IMPACT, as he teaches about search engine optimization, UX-driven design, self-service tools, data and analytics, sales focus, website management, and all the key elements to making a website a lead generation machine.

In this course you will learn: 
  • The 10 core components of every great website
  • What it means to have a “great website”
  • How to leverage website data to increase your sales

If educating potential buyers is your goal, then you must stop viewing your company website as a marketing tool and start seeing it as a sales tool. Buyers will never appreciate a beautiful site if they can’t find what they need. Your site needs to educate potential buyers to help your sales team close deals faster. Join Vin Gaeta, Managing Director at IMPACT, as he teaches about search engine optimization, UX-driven design, self-service tools, data and analytics, sales focus, website management, and all the key elements to making a website a lead generation machine.

In this course you will learn: 
  • The 10 core components of every great website
  • What it means to have a “great website”
  • How to leverage website data to increase your sales

Lesson length 57m
PRO
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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 30m
FREE
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Self-Selection and the Touchless Buying Experience
Level: Beginner Updated: Jun 27, 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 2h 14m
FREE
Course Course
They Ask, You Answer Fundamentals with Marcus Sheridan
Level: Beginner Updated: Aug 1, 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 42m
PRO
Course Course
Managing Your Reputation and Reviews in Today's Marketplace
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
In this course, you’ll learn how to actively manage your online reputation, while leveraging the power of online reviews to drive qualified leads into the sales process. A great reputation will attract new business, but a bad reputation will ensure that your potential leads have the wrong impression of you from the very start. 

This course is a great fit for marketing professionals or business owners who need to understand the fundamentals of an online reputation and how to harness the power of online reviews to attract new customers and drive revenue.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a full understanding of where your online reputation currently stands. You’ll be able to set up a repeatable process to drive new customer reviews to high-target external sites (such as Google My Business, Facebook, Angie’s List, or Home Advisor). And finally, you’ll learn how to properly address negative public feedback so that you can win back trust. 
In this course, you’ll learn how to actively manage your online reputation, while leveraging the power of online reviews to drive qualified leads into the sales process. A great reputation will attract new business, but a bad reputation will ensure that your potential leads have the wrong impression of you from the very start. 

This course is a great fit for marketing professionals or business owners who need to understand the fundamentals of an online reputation and how to harness the power of online reviews to attract new customers and drive revenue.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a full understanding of where your online reputation currently stands. You’ll be able to set up a repeatable process to drive new customer reviews to high-target external sites (such as Google My Business, Facebook, Angie’s List, or Home Advisor). And finally, you’ll learn how to properly address negative public feedback so that you can win back trust. 
Lesson length 17m
PRO
Course Course
Making the Most of a Virtual Event Sponsorship
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Virtual sponsorships are a huge opportunity for your brand to get in front of a bigger audience AND to make a lasting impression on the virtual stage. Whatever your title might be, if you want to learn how to deliver maximum value as a sponsor for a virtual audience, then this is exactly where you need to be.

Discover why virtual event sponsorships are worth investing in, the types of virtual event sponsorships that are available, how to work effectively with event producers (from an event producer), and how to wow attendees and turn them into leads for your business.
Virtual sponsorships are a huge opportunity for your brand to get in front of a bigger audience AND to make a lasting impression on the virtual stage. Whatever your title might be, if you want to learn how to deliver maximum value as a sponsor for a virtual audience, then this is exactly where you need to be.

Discover why virtual event sponsorships are worth investing in, the types of virtual event sponsorships that are available, how to work effectively with event producers (from an event producer), and how to wow attendees and turn them into leads for your business.
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 54m
FREE
Course Course
Investing in Incredible Digital Sales and Marketing Results
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
If you look at the most successful inbound case studies, the companies who have experienced the most significant sales and revenue growth with inbound, there is one common theme amongst them: They weren’t reliant on an agency or outsourced vendor to dictate what they did. Instead, they owned it. They made the investments, and because of that, revolutionized their businesses and in many cases, their industries.

In this course, you’ll learn what it means to take ownership of your digital sales and marketing, how you can do it, and the long term value it provides.

This course is a great fit for business owners, senior leaders, and leadership team members.

By the end of this course, you’ll know what it takes to transition from a position of reliance on others to a position of ownership for your digital sales and marketing.

If you look at the most successful inbound case studies, the companies who have experienced the most significant sales and revenue growth with inbound, there is one common theme amongst them: They weren’t reliant on an agency or outsourced vendor to dictate what they did. Instead, they owned it. They made the investments, and because of that, revolutionized their businesses and in many cases, their industries.

In this course, you’ll learn what it means to take ownership of your digital sales and marketing, how you can do it, and the long term value it provides.

This course is a great fit for business owners, senior leaders, and leadership team members.

By the end of this course, you’ll know what it takes to transition from a position of reliance on others to a position of ownership for your digital sales and marketing.

Lesson length 1h 20m
PRO
Course Course
Inbounder’s Guide to Email Marketing
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You might be surprised by this fact, but email marketing has been around since before the introduction of the internet. Yeah, in fact, the very first marketing email was sent in 1978 by none other than Gary “The Father of Spam” Thuerk, Marketing Manager of Digital Equipment Corp. Gary used email via Arpanet (basically the forerunner to the internet) to promote their new DEC machines to 400 recipients. The email blast resulted in $13 million in sales. And email marketing has been a critical tool in every marketer’s tool bag ever since.

But just like with any medium of marketing, there will be marketers who exploit it and abuse it. Those who care more about open rates and click-through rates than they do about the actual people receiving their emails. And when they do this, they make the rest of us look bad.

Ultimately, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use email marketing appropriately and responsibly so that you’re only sending emails to people who want your emails, who sign up to receive them. 

This course is a great fit for beginners just getting started and intermediate marketers tired of sending emails that don’t get opened, don’t get clicked on, or get recipients to unsubscribe or mark them as spam.

Here you’ll learn the inbound approach to email marketing. We’ll cover what email marketing is, how to keep it inboundy, benefits of email marketing, how to grow your email contact database, and the different types of emails you can send to recipients (that they actually want to open).

By the end of this course, you’ll be an inbound email marketing padawan. Not quite a Jedi master (that’s for a later course), but well on your way to saving the universe from awful emails nobody ever wants to open or read.
You might be surprised by this fact, but email marketing has been around since before the introduction of the internet. Yeah, in fact, the very first marketing email was sent in 1978 by none other than Gary “The Father of Spam” Thuerk, Marketing Manager of Digital Equipment Corp. Gary used email via Arpanet (basically the forerunner to the internet) to promote their new DEC machines to 400 recipients. The email blast resulted in $13 million in sales. And email marketing has been a critical tool in every marketer’s tool bag ever since.

But just like with any medium of marketing, there will be marketers who exploit it and abuse it. Those who care more about open rates and click-through rates than they do about the actual people receiving their emails. And when they do this, they make the rest of us look bad.

Ultimately, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use email marketing appropriately and responsibly so that you’re only sending emails to people who want your emails, who sign up to receive them. 

This course is a great fit for beginners just getting started and intermediate marketers tired of sending emails that don’t get opened, don’t get clicked on, or get recipients to unsubscribe or mark them as spam.

Here you’ll learn the inbound approach to email marketing. We’ll cover what email marketing is, how to keep it inboundy, benefits of email marketing, how to grow your email contact database, and the different types of emails you can send to recipients (that they actually want to open).

By the end of this course, you’ll be an inbound email marketing padawan. Not quite a Jedi master (that’s for a later course), but well on your way to saving the universe from awful emails nobody ever wants to open or read.
Lesson length 29m
FREE
Course Course
Getting Started With Sales Technology
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Many of us have been there before: Everyone is excited about what’s possible and the promise of inbound marketing. You start creating content, sending emails, creating offers, optimizing your website — but then, as the weeks and months roll by, the questions start, and doubt creeps in… 
“I don’t know how to clearly prove the ROI of our inbound marketing.”

“We know our content is driving traffic, but we don’t know if it’s impacting revenue.”

“Our leadership and sales teams don’t see the value of the content we’re producing.”

It doesn’t have to be like this. 

In this course, Carina Duffy will teach you how we’ve seen sales organizations at hundreds of companies utilize CRMs and other sales technology to sell better and track performance. You’ll learn:

  • What a CRM is and what it should be doing for your team
  • How to be more efficient and productive using sales technology
  • How to improve your sales enablement using sales technology
  • How to optimize your sales process using sales technology
  • How to choose the right CRM for you
  • How to get started with sales technology

This course is a great fit for both sales managers and sales reps who either have not adopted a CRM platform or are in the process of vetting platforms and who want to improve their sales processes and performance.

By the end, you’ll know exactly what a CRM and other sales technology can and should do for you and your team, and have the knowledge to get started vetting and adopting these tools confidently!

Many of us have been there before: Everyone is excited about what’s possible and the promise of inbound marketing. You start creating content, sending emails, creating offers, optimizing your website — but then, as the weeks and months roll by, the questions start, and doubt creeps in… 
“I don’t know how to clearly prove the ROI of our inbound marketing.”

“We know our content is driving traffic, but we don’t know if it’s impacting revenue.”

“Our leadership and sales teams don’t see the value of the content we’re producing.”

It doesn’t have to be like this. 

In this course, Carina Duffy will teach you how we’ve seen sales organizations at hundreds of companies utilize CRMs and other sales technology to sell better and track performance. You’ll learn:

  • What a CRM is and what it should be doing for your team
  • How to be more efficient and productive using sales technology
  • How to improve your sales enablement using sales technology
  • How to optimize your sales process using sales technology
  • How to choose the right CRM for you
  • How to get started with sales technology

This course is a great fit for both sales managers and sales reps who either have not adopted a CRM platform or are in the process of vetting platforms and who want to improve their sales processes and performance.

By the end, you’ll know exactly what a CRM and other sales technology can and should do for you and your team, and have the knowledge to get started vetting and adopting these tools confidently!

Lesson length 58m
PRO
Course Course
Getting Started with B2B LinkedIn Advertising
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
As a B2B marketer, you know how valuable a strong brand presence is on all social media channels. You constantly engage, comment, post, share - all the things every blog or article has told you to do to make it on social.

But these platforms have a secret - they want to make money.

Okay, maybe it’s not a secret. But it’s true. And because they’ve spent billions of dollars developing complex AI and algorithms to provide users the best experience possible, they want to be reimbursed. I don’t blame them.

This is why channels such as Facebook and LinkedIn make getting your brand’s posts and content to be seen organically within their user’s feeds almost impossible and why they want you to have to pay for that kind of invaluable exposure.

Maybe you are no stranger to the paid media advertising game - you’ve developed strategies around Google search and maybe even Facebook. But there is one platform that tends to scare people when it comes time to whip out that credit card. And that’s LinkedIn.

That’s where this course comes in. 

Upon completion of the Introduction to LinkedIn Advertising course, you’ll learn just how powerful LinkedIn ads can be for your B2B brand, how to make the most of your budget within the platform, and what to look for when managing these campaigns.

You’ll also learn how to best use LinkedIn’s most valuable feature - Audience Targeting. Say hello to the most popular ABM strategy tool you’ve probably never even thought of.

This course is a great fit for digital marketers who are ready to invest in social advertising in a way that is guaranteed to drive the most qualified B2B traffic to your site and explore a brand new profit center.
As a B2B marketer, you know how valuable a strong brand presence is on all social media channels. You constantly engage, comment, post, share - all the things every blog or article has told you to do to make it on social.

But these platforms have a secret - they want to make money.

Okay, maybe it’s not a secret. But it’s true. And because they’ve spent billions of dollars developing complex AI and algorithms to provide users the best experience possible, they want to be reimbursed. I don’t blame them.

This is why channels such as Facebook and LinkedIn make getting your brand’s posts and content to be seen organically within their user’s feeds almost impossible and why they want you to have to pay for that kind of invaluable exposure.

Maybe you are no stranger to the paid media advertising game - you’ve developed strategies around Google search and maybe even Facebook. But there is one platform that tends to scare people when it comes time to whip out that credit card. And that’s LinkedIn.

That’s where this course comes in. 

Upon completion of the Introduction to LinkedIn Advertising course, you’ll learn just how powerful LinkedIn ads can be for your B2B brand, how to make the most of your budget within the platform, and what to look for when managing these campaigns.

You’ll also learn how to best use LinkedIn’s most valuable feature - Audience Targeting. Say hello to the most popular ABM strategy tool you’ve probably never even thought of.

This course is a great fit for digital marketers who are ready to invest in social advertising in a way that is guaranteed to drive the most qualified B2B traffic to your site and explore a brand new profit center.
Lesson length 23m
PRO
Course Course
How to Implement a Live Chat Strategy
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Your inbound business has read They Ask, You Answer, and now you want to level up your online marketing efforts by implementing live chat to your website. Being able to answer your website visitor questions in real-time is powerful! 
Whether you’re implementing live chat for the first time or looking to expand your live chat strategy, the course will guide you through how live chat strategy can help your website visitors at every step of their buyer’s journey. 

In this course, you will learn:
  • “Conversational Marketing” and embracing that in your business culture.
  • How to shift the organizational mindset to embrace live chat.
  • Discover how to create a live chat playbook to roll out your strategy.
  • 5 Rules for starting your first conversation and advanced techniques to improve the end-user experience. 
  • The importance of measuring and the key metrics to monitor with your live chat.
  • Learn about the advanced features that you can do and understand when you are ready to implement them. 
Your inbound business has read They Ask, You Answer, and now you want to level up your online marketing efforts by implementing live chat to your website. Being able to answer your website visitor questions in real-time is powerful! 
Whether you’re implementing live chat for the first time or looking to expand your live chat strategy, the course will guide you through how live chat strategy can help your website visitors at every step of their buyer’s journey. 

In this course, you will learn:
  • “Conversational Marketing” and embracing that in your business culture.
  • How to shift the organizational mindset to embrace live chat.
  • Discover how to create a live chat playbook to roll out your strategy.
  • 5 Rules for starting your first conversation and advanced techniques to improve the end-user experience. 
  • The importance of measuring and the key metrics to monitor with your live chat.
  • Learn about the advanced features that you can do and understand when you are ready to implement them. 
Lesson length 22m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Content and Cookies: Easy Content ROI Reporting in HubSpot (Without Revenue Attribution)
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 29, 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 00m
FREE
Course Course
How to Use IMPACT+
Level: Beginner Updated: Aug 5, 2022
Welcome to How to Use IMPACT+, where we will teach you how to use the platform to help you succeed with They Ask, you Answer!
  • Are you a new IMPACT+ for Teams member or IMPACT client? Learn how to navigate and use your team scorecard, join the right community mastermind group, and understand how to find the right content every time. 
  • Are you a new member and want to make sure you spend your time on the most important things in IMPACT+? Learn about the three tiers IMPACT+ offers to provide you with the best support on your They Ask, you Answer business journey.

Join IMPACT’s Connor DeLaney, as he guides you through how to use the platform and take advantage of all the features at your fingertips. Let’s make sure you are utilizing the right resources, courses, mastermind groups, events, and more in IMPACT+!

In this course you will learn how to:
  • Successfully navigate IMPACT+ and understand where certain content or resources live.
  • Facilitate a scoring round and planning period with your team using the IMPACT+ tools section.
  • Find the content and resources in IMPACT+ that you need to succeed with They Ask, You Answer. 
Welcome to How to Use IMPACT+, where we will teach you how to use the platform to help you succeed with They Ask, you Answer!
  • Are you a new IMPACT+ for Teams member or IMPACT client? Learn how to navigate and use your team scorecard, join the right community mastermind group, and understand how to find the right content every time. 
  • Are you a new member and want to make sure you spend your time on the most important things in IMPACT+? Learn about the three tiers IMPACT+ offers to provide you with the best support on your They Ask, you Answer business journey.

Join IMPACT’s Connor DeLaney, as he guides you through how to use the platform and take advantage of all the features at your fingertips. Let’s make sure you are utilizing the right resources, courses, mastermind groups, events, and more in IMPACT+!

In this course you will learn how to:
  • Successfully navigate IMPACT+ and understand where certain content or resources live.
  • Facilitate a scoring round and planning period with your team using the IMPACT+ tools section.
  • Find the content and resources in IMPACT+ that you need to succeed with They Ask, You Answer. 
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 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 40m
PRO
Course Course
Fundamentals of ROI Reporting in HubSpot
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jun 14, 2022
You’re publishing great content and beautiful videos. People can’t say enough good things about the work you’re doing. That’s awesome — but is any of it actually working? Inbound marketing isn’t easy. To make it worth the time and effort, especially to skeptical decision-makers, it needs to show return. IMPACT’s Carina Duffy is here to show you the way!

In this course, IMPACT’s resident HubSpot nerd dives into how your organization can use HubSpot to prove the ROI of its inbound marketing efforts. By the end, you will fully understand:

  • The different ways to define return on investment (ROI) at your organization
  • The tools HubSpot has to track your ROI (even if you’re not using HubSpot Sales) and how to use them
  • How to manage your data properly in HubSpot
  • How to create effective ROI reports in HubSpot

Chock-full of insights we’ve previously only shared with our clients, this course is a great fit for any marketing and sales professionals looking to show the fruits of their labor to their decision-makers and organization in a reliable, easy-to-understand way. 

You’re publishing great content and beautiful videos. People can’t say enough good things about the work you’re doing. That’s awesome — but is any of it actually working? Inbound marketing isn’t easy. To make it worth the time and effort, especially to skeptical decision-makers, it needs to show return. IMPACT’s Carina Duffy is here to show you the way!

In this course, IMPACT’s resident HubSpot nerd dives into how your organization can use HubSpot to prove the ROI of its inbound marketing efforts. By the end, you will fully understand:

  • The different ways to define return on investment (ROI) at your organization
  • The tools HubSpot has to track your ROI (even if you’re not using HubSpot Sales) and how to use them
  • How to manage your data properly in HubSpot
  • How to create effective ROI reports in HubSpot

Chock-full of insights we’ve previously only shared with our clients, this course is a great fit for any marketing and sales professionals looking to show the fruits of their labor to their decision-makers and organization in a reliable, easy-to-understand way. 

Lesson length 37m
PRO
Course Course
Investing in Your Business Website's User Experience
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Needing a website for your business is a given, but the same website from 2000 or even 2013 isn’t going to cut it. To succeed with inbound marketing and They Ask, You Answer, your business website needs a specific user experience and unique features you may not have considered before. 

Your business website can be your No. 1 salesperson, driving traffic, leads, and sales every single day of the year, after hours, without ever needing to take a day off. Unfortunately, too many businesses are missing out on this opportunity by investing in the wrong areas. 

We’ve built hundreds of websites over the years that have helped businesses get set up for success and, in this course, we share everything you need to know to do it yourself. By the end of this quick, 35-minute course, you'll have a clear understanding of:

  • The role your business website needs to play to see the results you're looking for
  • What makes your business website great to your ideal buyers 
  • The consequences of not investing in your business website's user experience
  • The 10 key areas of what we call the Website Mastery Scorecard
 
This course is ideally suited for business, marketing, and sales leaders who want to drive more growth through their business website.

Needing a website for your business is a given, but the same website from 2000 or even 2013 isn’t going to cut it. To succeed with inbound marketing and They Ask, You Answer, your business website needs a specific user experience and unique features you may not have considered before. 

Your business website can be your No. 1 salesperson, driving traffic, leads, and sales every single day of the year, after hours, without ever needing to take a day off. Unfortunately, too many businesses are missing out on this opportunity by investing in the wrong areas. 

We’ve built hundreds of websites over the years that have helped businesses get set up for success and, in this course, we share everything you need to know to do it yourself. By the end of this quick, 35-minute course, you'll have a clear understanding of:

  • The role your business website needs to play to see the results you're looking for
  • What makes your business website great to your ideal buyers 
  • The consequences of not investing in your business website's user experience
  • The 10 key areas of what we call the Website Mastery Scorecard
 
This course is ideally suited for business, marketing, and sales leaders who want to drive more growth through their business website.

Lesson length 1h 06m
PRO
Course Course
Marketing Automation Mastery (with HubSpot Workflows)
Level: Beginner Updated: Apr 28, 2022
In this course, you’ll learn how to master marketing automation tools in HubSpot in order to improve contact communication, nurturing, internal processes, and more for your marketing team.

This course is a great fit for any marketing professional who uses (or is starting to use) HubSpot and is looking to leverage the platform to both improve their overall buyer’s experience and save their team time and effort.

By the end, you’ll have a full understanding of how you can utilize HubSpot’s workflows tool to make your marketing process more seamless.
In this course, you’ll learn how to master marketing automation tools in HubSpot in order to improve contact communication, nurturing, internal processes, and more for your marketing team.

This course is a great fit for any marketing professional who uses (or is starting to use) HubSpot and is looking to leverage the platform to both improve their overall buyer’s experience and save their team time and effort.

By the end, you’ll have a full understanding of how you can utilize HubSpot’s workflows tool to make your marketing process more seamless.
Lesson length 15m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
How to Track Digital Sales and Marketing Mastery Metrics with a HubSpot Dashboard
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You're implementing They Ask, You Answer, and you're currently on your journey toward achieving true digital sales and marketing mastery at your company. But how do you leverage HubSpot to help you keep track of all the key performance metrics and data you need? 

In this lesson with IMPACT Director of HubSpot Training Carina Duffy, you'll discover how to build a powerful HubSpot reporting dashboard that gives you a full, real-time picture of your digital sales and marketing mastery progress, anytime and anywhere.
You're implementing They Ask, You Answer, and you're currently on your journey toward achieving true digital sales and marketing mastery at your company. But how do you leverage HubSpot to help you keep track of all the key performance metrics and data you need? 

In this lesson with IMPACT Director of HubSpot Training Carina Duffy, you'll discover how to build a powerful HubSpot reporting dashboard that gives you a full, real-time picture of your digital sales and marketing mastery progress, anytime and anywhere.
Lesson length 29m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Lead Scoring in HubSpot
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
Lead scoring is one of those HubSpot features that everyone loves to talk about... but is rarely ever used effectively or consistently. In this lesson, we'll dive into how to set up, validate, and actually use your scoring properties in HubSpot.
Lead scoring is one of those HubSpot features that everyone loves to talk about... but is rarely ever used effectively or consistently. In this lesson, we'll dive into how to set up, validate, and actually use your scoring properties in HubSpot.
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 1h 01m
PRO
Course Course
HubSpotter's Guide to Cleaning Up a Messy HubSpot Portal
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
HubSpot is one of the most powerful marketing, sales, and service automation platforms on the market today. And, if you're the owner of your company's HubSpot portal (no matter your role), you know its potential. You also likely know that, without regular maintenance, proper organization, and structure from the outset, your HubSpot portal can quickly devolve into a mess that does more harm than good.

"Every day I log into HubSpot, I have no idea what's going on in there and I don't know how to find anything. It's making it impossible to leverage HubSpot for contact segmentation, marketing and sales automation, and database management. On top of that, it's so disorganized, I'm not sure I can trust the reporting and analytics."

If this sounds like you, you're in the right place. 

In this course you'll learn:

  • The most common reasons why chaotic, messy HubSpot portals happen to good, well-meaning HubSpotter's
  • The step-by-step process you need to follow to clean out your old, unwanted contacts and how to clean up our data
  • Long-term strategies to keep your HubSpot portal data pristine, clean, and always reliable and up-to-date
HubSpot is one of the most powerful marketing, sales, and service automation platforms on the market today. And, if you're the owner of your company's HubSpot portal (no matter your role), you know its potential. You also likely know that, without regular maintenance, proper organization, and structure from the outset, your HubSpot portal can quickly devolve into a mess that does more harm than good.

"Every day I log into HubSpot, I have no idea what's going on in there and I don't know how to find anything. It's making it impossible to leverage HubSpot for contact segmentation, marketing and sales automation, and database management. On top of that, it's so disorganized, I'm not sure I can trust the reporting and analytics."

If this sounds like you, you're in the right place. 

In this course you'll learn:

  • The most common reasons why chaotic, messy HubSpot portals happen to good, well-meaning HubSpotter's
  • The step-by-step process you need to follow to clean out your old, unwanted contacts and how to clean up our data
  • Long-term strategies to keep your HubSpot portal data pristine, clean, and always reliable and up-to-date
Lesson length 2h 09m
PRO
Course Course
Inbounder's Guide to Google Suite Tools
Level: Intermediate Updated: Apr 28, 2022
In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively utilize Google Suite tools as you continue to master They Ask, You Answer and Inbound Marketing.

Google offers a range of free tools businesses can use to learn more about how search engines and real buyers view and use their websites and assets. 

This course does not teach you how to set these tools up, troubleshoot problems, or certify you in their use. Tutorials such as those can easily be found at support.google.com.

Here you’ll learn:
  • How to use Google Search Console 
  • How to use Google Analytics

By the end of this course, you’ll have a fuller understanding of how to use Google’s suite of tools to measure and improve your They Ask, You Answer, and Inbound Marketing efforts.

In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively utilize Google Suite tools as you continue to master They Ask, You Answer and Inbound Marketing.

Google offers a range of free tools businesses can use to learn more about how search engines and real buyers view and use their websites and assets. 

This course does not teach you how to set these tools up, troubleshoot problems, or certify you in their use. Tutorials such as those can easily be found at support.google.com.

Here you’ll learn:
  • How to use Google Search Console 
  • How to use Google Analytics

By the end of this course, you’ll have a fuller understanding of how to use Google’s suite of tools to measure and improve your They Ask, You Answer, and Inbound Marketing efforts.

Lesson length 20m
FREE
Course Course
Elements of a Great They Ask, You Answer Website
Level: Beginner Updated: Jul 5, 2022
In this course, you’ll learn how to transform your website into a true buying tool for your prospects and customers. By looking at the ways that digital consumers have changed, we’ll pull out some basic principles that you can apply to your website to make it perform better in search results, convert more visitors and sales, and ultimately get ever-closer to creating an online experience fit to be regarded as the WebMD of your industry.

This course is a great fit for leaders passionate about how they communicate online, sales and marketing managers and teams, and of course anyone who is responsible for making updates to any part of your website.

By the end, you’ll know how to look at any page of your website and find gaps and missed opportunities, how to gradually make improvements or redesign entire elements of the website, and ultimately ensure that any experience buyers have with you online transitions perfectly into actually doing business with you.

Before we get started, I want to clarify that this is not a course about visual web design or development. In fact, you might find after taking this course, that changing the visual layout of your site is the least of your concerns. Instead, we’re focusing exclusively on user experience as it relates to the information and functionality of your website.

If you’re down with that, let’s get started.
In this course, you’ll learn how to transform your website into a true buying tool for your prospects and customers. By looking at the ways that digital consumers have changed, we’ll pull out some basic principles that you can apply to your website to make it perform better in search results, convert more visitors and sales, and ultimately get ever-closer to creating an online experience fit to be regarded as the WebMD of your industry.

This course is a great fit for leaders passionate about how they communicate online, sales and marketing managers and teams, and of course anyone who is responsible for making updates to any part of your website.

By the end, you’ll know how to look at any page of your website and find gaps and missed opportunities, how to gradually make improvements or redesign entire elements of the website, and ultimately ensure that any experience buyers have with you online transitions perfectly into actually doing business with you.

Before we get started, I want to clarify that this is not a course about visual web design or development. In fact, you might find after taking this course, that changing the visual layout of your site is the least of your concerns. Instead, we’re focusing exclusively on user experience as it relates to the information and functionality of your website.

If you’re down with that, let’s get started.
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”!
Lesson length 38m
PRO
Lesson Lesson
Sales Reporting and Dashboards in HubSpot
Level: Advanced Updated: Apr 28, 2022
You're using the HubSpot CRM and Sales Hub tools, but are you leveraging them to your fullest potential, so you can rely on the platform to help you maximize your revenue growth potential? If you're a sales manager or professional asking yourself this question, you're in the right place. 

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  • How to approach HubSpot reporting for sales 
  • The basics of HubSpot dashboards for sales
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales rep
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales manager

By the end of this short lesson, you'll feel 100% confident and comfortable navigating HubSpot's sales reporting tools, as well as how to use your dashboards to fuel real growth and help you close more deals faster.
You're using the HubSpot CRM and Sales Hub tools, but are you leveraging them to your fullest potential, so you can rely on the platform to help you maximize your revenue growth potential? If you're a sales manager or professional asking yourself this question, you're in the right place. 

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  • How to approach HubSpot reporting for sales 
  • The basics of HubSpot dashboards for sales
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales rep
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales manager

By the end of this short lesson, you'll feel 100% confident and comfortable navigating HubSpot's sales reporting tools, as well as how to use your dashboards to fuel real growth and help you close more deals faster.