It’s been awhile since I have talked about tools. Last week when I talked about underrated communication triggers, I mentioned a few tools that I was testing out and received a number of questions about those tools. So today, I am going to talk about tools that can help you make your communication more consistent without having the added stress of wondering what to say and when to say it.
One of the things that is so important is responding and creating that first touch. We aren’t always ready and waiting in front of the computer, so it is important to automate that first response. It’s also easy to get lost and lose track of all of the forms of social and other communication so having scheduling tools in place creates organization and consistency. Time management and batching go together, so I also talk about tools that allow work to be done in advance.
[05:59] Communicating about the content I am publishing and sharing.
[06:33] Creating more engagement on Facebook business pages using ManyChat and Facebook Live.
[07:56] Creating an entire communication path through Facebook.
[08:22] Focusing on lead generation through Facebook Live.
[09:07] Planning posts out in advance on Instagram with Planoly.
[10:19] The Planoly grid looks exactly like the Instagram grid along with features like discover.
[10:45] Using tailwind for scheduling Pinterest and Instagram marketing.
[11:30] Continual for posting videos to Instagram.
[12:17] The importance of email for communicating with people.
[12:50] Receiving less email, but still staying connected with multiple touch points.
[14:15] Using messaging capabilities through programs other than your email provider.
[16:43] Voice memos are another great format for connecting with people.
[17:35] Embedded Google forms on a contact page are a great way to get information.
[18:17] Trello for managing projects and communication.
[20:03] Try one new tool at a time and give yourself time to learn to use it.
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