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A Crash Course in Social Media for Therapists

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http://www.australiacounselling.com.au Clinton Power, founder of Australia Counselling gives you a crash course in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

http://www.australiacounselling.com.au Clinton Power, founder of Australia Counselling gives you a crash course in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.


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  • -here’s me with my trainer Dr Michael Reed and colleague in final year of Gestalt -6 years of training- not one class on marketing -I was working for a large national relationship counselling service being paid small amount and having clients paying $150 an hour -out of frustration I left to go out on my own -had another job to keep myself going -created beautiful website- all about me -got business cards, rented a room and waited expecting clients to come through the door -clients didn’t come- I was struggling to make a living from clients- 2 or 3 a week, very inconsistent -realised I knew nothing about marketing- I had no goals, plan or strategy -decided I had to learn- hired marketing coach, educated myself- did marketing workshops, courses, studied copywriting, researched internet -discovered I had a passion for this, which helped, but I actually started to enjoy marketing -my passion was online marketing and I learned how to create website and write copy that got more conversions and my website ranked higher -now 99% of my business comes from Google- I have an associate -I created Australia Counselling and wanted to teach others how to do what I did
  • Identify: What makes you happy? What are you passionate about? What are your skills and experience? Where do you do your best work? -this all informs your niche later on
  • Mindset: - your attitude about your business -being an advocate for your business (not get confused that you are your business) If you know who you want in your caseload, you are likely to get them. Once you know who you want to serve, then you can let those ideal clients know who you are, what you have to offer and how to reach you. Talk easily about what you do and how you help people. To have your phone ringing and your appointment book filled you must be able to articulate what you do so that your ideal client says “Hey, that's me! And I want what she has to offer!” Let the community know you. To truly have a full caseload, you must have a plan. A plan that lets the community know what pain you help to reduce. (You see, people want to come to therapy to have their pain reduced.) Be paid well. Finally, you must decide that you are worthy of being paid a good fee. definition of a successful therapy mindset: Choose to work with clients you really enjoy. Work in a location that appeals to me. Create a schedule that suits my lifestyle. Set, negotiate, and collect fees that are in the best interest of both the client and me. Take care of myself physically and emotionally.
  • -fear of getting started -being exposed -fears of being criticised or judged by peers -fear of being unethical -fear of being overwhelmed -fear of looking stupid -fear of making mistakes/not being perfect -fear of looking like you’re selling Overcoming; -focus on your goals -be an advocate for your business -don’t personalise things -expect the ups and downs of business
  • -how has your story influenced you as a therapist? -how has this influenced who you work with and love to help? How does your history inform the way you work and what modality appealed to you to go further -your story can be an important part of your marketing -many therapists leave out their story in their marketing -example- this week I had a person in the creative arts see me- because I used to be a musician and used Gestalt- he connected with my story
  • -how has your story influenced you as a therapist? -how has this influenced who you work with and love to help? How does your history inform the way you work and what modality appealed to you to go further -your story can be an important part of your marketing -many therapists leave out their story in their marketing -example- this week I had a person in the creative arts see me- because I used to be a musician and used Gestalt- he connected with my story
  • intersection of 1. what you love to do and are passionate about/do your best work 2. what you’re experienced and trained in or want to specialise in 3. need or want for your services in your community When you figure that out, then ask yourself “Who needs that information?” And then you ask yourself: “ Do they know that they need it?” “ Would they say they need it?” “ Would they pay for it?” PICK A SPECIALTY FOR MARKETING PURPOSES This means picking a population you enjoy or a problem you like helping to resolve. And then telling your community about it. It absolutely does not mean excluding or limiting your practice. You can see whomever you wish. when you pick a specialty to market, your practice fills better, you feel better, and you have more consistent referrals over time. WHAT SPECIALIZING IS Specializing is about choosing a population of people you enjoy and crafting your marketing to appeal to them so that you can enjoy more of them in your caseload. Specializing is about identifying a particular pain that you’d like to help people reduce and letting our community know that you do. WHAT SPECIALIZING IS NOT Specializing is not excluding clients because you only see certain types of people or problems. With every intake call, you decide if you want to see that person. You get to choose. Specializing is not about only seeing one type of person or problem. We will go into this more in a moment.
  • -important part of marketing is building authority -not about mindless self-promotion or calling yourself an expert -authority is something that happens over time through you having a clear marketing message -you reveal your personality -you make yourself visible -you add value to your community
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    • 1. LIVE Marketing Workshop: Crash Course in Social Media for Therapists with Clinton Power, Developer and Founder of www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 2. As of July 2013: • Facebook 1.15 billion users • Twitter 500 million users • LinkedIn 225 million users • Google+ 343 million users Social Media Stats www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 3. Social Media Stats www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 4. Facebook www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 5. How to create a Facebook page www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 6. Create a cover image www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 7. Choose a unique URL www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 8. Facebook best practices www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 9. Content curation: www.news.google.com www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 10. Buffer App www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 11. Facebook tips www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013 •Log in and interact as your business page •Don’t post more that 2-3 times a day •Invite engagement •Use stunning images •Rotate cover image •Drive traffic to your own blog/website
    • 12. Follow me on Facebook www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013 •Facebook.com/AustraliaCounselling •Facebook.com/clintonpower.relationshipmatters •Facebook.com/clintonpowecounsellingconsulting
    • 13. Twitter www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 14. Register and choose your name www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 15. Create a compelling bio www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 16. Upload cover image www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 17. Twitter www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 18. Twitter language www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 19. Twitter language: RT www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 20. Twitter language: RT www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 21. Twitter best practices www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 22. Twitter relationships www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 23. Twitter networking www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 24. Twitter best practices www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 25. Twitter tools www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013 •www.hootsuite.com •www.tweetdeck.com •www.socialoomph.com
    • 26. Twitter tools www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 27. Twitter tools www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 28. Twitter tools www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 29. Twellow.com: Follow people in your niche www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 30. Use #hashtags www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 31. LinkedIn www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 32. Complete your profile www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 33. Use new link features www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 34. Start making connections www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 35. Find Alumni www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 36. Make regular status updates www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 37. Make and request recommendations www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 38. Join LinkedIn groups www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 39. Create a company page www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 40. Add products to your company page www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 41. Google+ www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 42. Register with your Google account www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 43. Create circles www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 44. Create circles www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 45. Upload beautiful images www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 46. Completely fill in your profile www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 47. Add links in your profile www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 48. Join Google+ communities www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 49. Google+ best practices www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 50. Google+ best practices www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 51. Create events www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 52. Engage! www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 53. The 3 E’s of social media www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013 1. Educate
    • 54. The 3 E’s of social media www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013 2. Empower
    • 55. The 3 E’s of social media www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013 3. Entertain
    • 56. Other social media platforms to consider www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013
    • 57. Social media ethics www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013 How to Create a Social Media Policy for Your Psychotherapy Practice Purchase at: http://bit.ly/drkeelykolmes
    • 58. Questions? www.AustraliaCounselling.com.au COPYRIGHT © 2013