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How to Add a Poll to Instagram Story

Are you using polls in your Instagram stories? They are a great way to engage with your follower community, and a quick, easy way to get feedback.

I was in a Clubhouse room yesterday and the host mentioned that it was a shame there wasn’t a poll feature to be able to ask the audience questions. But CH profiles link to IG, so a workaround is to ask the poll on your story!

If you are new to Instagram or usually have a team manage the account for you and you need to create content on the fly, then this tutorial will show you how to create a story poll in less than a minute.

Learn how to create a Poll in your Instagram Story

Poll Stories are a great way to engage with your follower community. And can be a quick tool to use when hosting a Clubhouse room and want to get some feedback on the fly.

From your profile you can click on the blue plus button on your profile photo if you haven’t already published a story today. Or go to the plus next to your username in the top right. This will bring up the create menu and you can click on story. That will open up in selfie mode, so really quickly you want to tap on create to give you a blank screen. Here we have a blank canvas and we want to click on the sticker icon up at the top in the middle. And now it does what it says on the tin we want to click on the poll option and now you can type in your question. You can also change the answer from yes or no to put in your own answers.

If you want to change the background colour, look for the circle on the top row and click on it to get pink and again to get a bluey purple, and my favourite is the orange. You can also drag the poll with your finger and click and drag into the middle if you wanted it to sit there. And you can also add your hashtags and other stickers as required.

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My Contribution to the Corona Situation

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how I can make a positive contribution to the Corona situation. I have massive respect for anyone who has volunteered as a support worker in the community, accepted the recall and gone back to work in a front line role, or joined the ranks of essential workers in supermarkets, on farms or as delivery drivers.

I am fortunate that my business functions remotely, that I work with a company who has switched their production to make essential products in the fight against the virus. And I am working with many businesses to maintain their visibility, build their pipelines and prepare a strong foundation to leverage from post-Corona.

We can’t all be Dyson and start manufacturing ventilators, and although we’ve got gin distilleries and perfumeries producing hand sanitiser, fashion houses making hospital gowns and masks and cosmetics companies creating medical grade disinfectants. We can’t all shift to Corona related products or services.

But we can all work on our marketing. Even if our business is closed.

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Keep On Marketing

After the panic buying of the weekend it feels like the world has gone mad. Yet for the time being it’s business as usual for many of us. So, I wanted to check in and see how business is going for you or if you have been affected by the panic.

Depending on your business model you might be experiencing cancellations already as people become increasingly cautious about attending in person events, meetings or workshops. You might be worried about future cancellations or future drops in sales.

That’s why it’s important to keep on marketing.

Even with self isolation and remote working there are many business functions that can keep operating.

Marketing is one of them.

Here's 5 things you can do keep on marketing during the Corona crisis...

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Begin with the end in mind

If you don't put your destination into your sat nav, it can't give you directions.

Before we work on attracting and converting more customers, we need to keep customers coming back for more.

If our end goal is to build a sustainable business, we need strong foundations.

That’s why I’ve launched RETAIN as my first programme.

Beginning at the end.

What's your end game?

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As I was tucking into my bowl of cornflakes this morning I had flashback to running my very first webinar back in 2012. I was way out of my comfort zone and feeling like a fool for agreeing to host the online marketing training for our supply partners in the hospitality and healthcare industries. To make matters worse someone from Kellogg’s had registered. That’s right the Kellogg’s of Kellogg’s cornflakes – what could I possibly teach someone from Kellogg's about marketing?! Turns out there was something. The feedback from all attendees was so positive that this one webinar turned into a mini series!

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Hands up if you want more customers!

This time last year I was at an event and the speaker asked us to put our hands up if we wanted more customers. And the sentiment was that we should all be putting our hands up. That we should all be wanting more new customers. As if new customers is the symbol of a successful business.

But I didn't want any more new customers.

I didn’t put my hand up.

Everyone looked at me like I was a wierdo.

Want to know why I didn’t want any new customers?

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In this FREE webinar you will learn:

How to make sales without spending a penny on advertising

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Stop wasting time and money in your business and focus on the marketing activities that will bring you more bang for your buck.

How to maximise the lifetime value of your customers

So you don't have to be reliant on the feast and famine roller coaster of constantly finding new customers for your business.

You can make more money with your marketing

By creating a sustainable business with repeatable, scalable marketing campaigns.

The great thing about webinars is that if you can't join live, there is a replay! So as long as you register, you'll get access to the replay afterwards.

I hope to see you on Thursday or 'see you' on the replay!

I attended Louise's webinar "The One Strategy you are Missing to Make More Money with your Marketing" and it made so much sense and really got to the nitty-gritty of effective marketing. It was something I was already aware of but with all things wasn't implementing. Now I know the facts and figures I will be changing that behaviour! Louise has a great way of explaining things that helps me (as a dyslexic with short-term memory problems) to remember what has been shared."

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