Are you fed up of wasting time and energy on social media with little to show for it?
There’s no denying that Facebook, Twitter and the like are an important part of any small business’ arsenal. But how can you be sure you’re getting real results? And how can you get over that fear of ‘not doing it right’?
With our expertly written modular training programme, you’ll learn how to run your own social media channels to attract more business in an authentic and customer-focused way:
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Find out when to advertise (and when not to) so you don’t waste money
Discover which types of content work best to increase engagement
Learn how to craft well-written posts so you’re never at a loss for good content
Be able to surround yourself with warm leads by setting up a community
And not only that... Your training will include bespoke elements derived from one to ones held over the course of the training. So, if you have any burning questions, we’ll make sure we cover them.
This isn’t just one of those training programmes where we send you away with a sheaf of papers and all good intentions to get started. Our content is delivered in an exciting variety of formats from webinars to workshops to one to ones. But most importantly we build in time to practise. Time to make sure you understand what you’ve learned. And time to come back with any questions when you’ve tried it out in the real world. Even better, you’ll have an expert guiding hand to keep you accountable every step of the way.
Tone of voice, writing and strategy
To focus you on what you want to say and, importantly, how you want to say it.
Great photos and videos are key to getting engagement on posts, so you’ll learn what makes great visual content and where to find it.
Facebook paid advertising
Helping you can get the most out of Facebook and expertly find (and engage with) your perfect buyer.
Because it’s not just about the social platforms themselves, we’ll introduce you to other tools that will make your life infinitely easier.
Competitions and giveaways
So you can run effective online offers that encourage followers to share your posts and get you in front of a new audience.
To help you understand how to work with other social media users to get your products seen by a wider group.
It may sound like a lot, but don’t worry
We’ll break it all down into neat bite-sized chunks, with plenty of time for digestion. By the end of the programme you’ll be posting like a pro.
Compare our standard 11-month ‘Activate’ programme with our exclusive 6-month ‘Accelerate’ scheme, see below...
Natalie Sherman founded Naturally Social in 2015 with a desire to help small businesses and sole traders navigate the ever-changing landscape of social media. With her books full of clients, she can’t possibly work one on one with everyone who needs her services. That’s why she’s taken her training online in a format that will bring even more benefit to those who sign up.
With a background in local government and years of experience helping over 100 businesses with their social media management, Natalie justifiably calls herself an expert. She has also run training sessions to inspire and help female entrepreneurs as an accredited #shemeansbusiness trainer with Facebook and Instagram.
Natalie recently came third place in the Creative Marketing Award category of the Wiltshire Business Awards and has been named as one of 42 entrepreneurs under the age of 42 to look out for in the South West.
The Social Media Academy is for small business owners and sole traders who want to be able to run their social media channels effectively on their own, without paying to outsource to a professional. If you’re fearful of getting started or simple don’t know where to start, this is for you.
You don’t need any previous social media experience before signing up for these training programmes. We start with the basics and build from there. You’ll find a supportive community and non-scary mentor who are happy to help with absolutely any questions that you might have.
The vast majority of content and training will be delivered online, the exception being the face to face workshop days that are available to the Accelerate participants.
All live streaming content will be available for you to watch after the event.
The content will be available for the duration of the programme period and you are not expected to complete every module - only the ones that are relevant to you.
Everyone who signs up will receive a Skype one to one with Natalie at the beginning of the programme. Unfortunately, due to time constraints only those participating in Accelerate will receive additional Skype calls and face to face workshops. Natalie and her team will be available via the Facebook group and email to answer any queries you might have.
Sign up closes two weeks before the programme is due to start.
We will. There will be regular intakes of both programmes.
You certainly can. There are a couple of options for this on the payment page.
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I’ve spent years working with over 100 businesses to improve their social media presence, helping them to attract new customers and sales. I’ve seen what works, what doesn’t, and the mistakes people make along the way.
Now I’ve taken those insights and packaged them into two online training courses that offer tons of valuable content, a supportive working group and an expert mentor to keep you accountable.
Yes, this is modular training delivered mostly online - but I’m determined to make sure it gives each and every person who signs up exactly what they need. That’s why I conduct 121s with all trainees before we start the course, so I can tailor the material to answer any burning questions you might have.
The Social Media Academy is all about results. There’s no point sending you away with a load of info but no idea how to use it in the real world. If you work with me you’ll be expected to practise everything you’ve learned, creating real results before you’ve even finished the programme.
Choose from our 11-month ‘Activate’ or exclusive 6-month ‘Accelerate’ programmes. But don’t delay - I’m only accepting a limited number of people onto each programme so that I can be sure I give everyone my full attention.
Hope to see you there!