Social Media Keynotes and Talks

Social Media Marketing

What are social media keynotes and talks?

Through in-depth keynotes, presentations, and talks, teams and event attendees gain the skills and confidence needed to effectively utilize social media marketing for today's business world.

With a wide range of subjects and topics available to meet the needs of your event, seminar, or conference, each talk track provides an easy and effective way to gain the knowledge and skills to become a successful social media marketer.

Highly knowledgeable and experienced in the field of social media marketing, giving you the assurance that you will get the most accurate and up-to-date information to help you succeed in your business.

Why would you want a social media marketing speaker?

A social media marketing speaker can be a great asset for any organization wanting to stay up to date with the rapidly changing social media landscape and staying ahead of the competition. The right speaker gives takes the technicalities and boring numbers, and makes the work fun while valuable insight into the latest trends and strategies, helping organizations better utilize their existing social media platforms and determine which new platforms are worth exploring. Additionally, a speaker can provide guidance on how to maximize the success of campaigns, as well as best practices for utilizing social media to reach specific goals.

How can Social Jargn help?

Ashley Smith, owner and founder of Social Jargn, has been teaching best practices and industry strategies since 2013.

Kickstart the Conversation with

Catharine O'Leary, The Quiz Queen

"Unmasking Social Media Strategies"

YouTube Interview with

Dr. Caroline Iscovitz

"Social Media & Sales Funnels"

YouTube Training with

Elevate Rapid City

"Social Media Policy for Your Business and Employees"

The average Social Media Marketing Manager enjoys staying at their job for 1 to 2 years.

There are over 61,443 Social Media Managers in the United States.

The predicted job growth for Social Media Managers is 10% by 2026.

Done For You

Done For You is exactly as it sounds. Consider Social Jargn your organization's marketing department without the additional costs of overhead, recruiting, and training. From start to finish, Social Jargn takes care of each and every intricacy for your organization. Regular meetings are held to ensure consistency and synergy with your sales team and internal leadership - this keeps everyone on the same page allowing for the best possible results! You remain the property owner for any digital assets created, meaning any intellectual property is yours to use at your discrecion. Services are available on a month to month basis, giving you the flexibility to add or remove projects as they fit your sales strategy and financial budget.

Done With You

Done With You plans are a hybrid between the Do It Yourself option and Done For You services. This tier is for entrepreneurs and business professionals who are looking to keep hands-on with their content and marketing, but need the routine tasks off their plate. For example, you may want consistent posting to be sent out on your social media accounts but prefer to handle comments and messages on your own. Or, you are recording your video footage and need someone to make the edits for you. Perhaps you have a podcast and would like the audio transcribed and reposted on your blog. We work in tandem and Social Jargn fills in the gaps you need so nothing is missed!

Do It Yourself

Sometimes, business owners are unable to hire a service to handle their marketing, social media, website maintenance, etc. but when they get stuck, they need someone to turn to! DIYers benefit from the Social Jargn community where learning is self-paced and questions are answered in video replies and click-by-click walkthroughs. For more in-depth hurdles, private virtual appointments are also available for guidance and troubleshooting.

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The Benefits of Social Media for Small Business

September 12, 20228 min read

The Benefits of Social Media for Small Business

I not only believe in what social media can do for a business – I’ve seen it. Heck, I’ve even made it happen! Not just for myself, but for clients. But getting off my own self-built pedestal, let’s talk shop.

Small business owner open sign

The reality is… everyone is going online in some capacity to do some sort of daily interaction. And with 3.5 billion people using social media on the daily. By the way, that number is approximately 45% of the world’s population. Just sayin. These people also spend an average of 3 hours per day on social media and messenger platforms and when they experience a positive on social media, 71% of customers are likely to recommend the business to their friends and family. And get this, 93% of buying decisions are influenced by social media with 49% of consumers saying they consider an influencer’s review, commentary, or demonstration and testimony of the product helps them make a buying decision. And if Facebook were considered a country, it would be the largest populated one in the entire world. So, why aren’t you getting your piece of the pie?

Common objections I hear when it comes to why a business doesn’t have a social media presence:

We get business from foot traffic/other ads/word-of-mouth/referrals.

Then social media is the PERFECT space for you! Seriously – all social media is, is word-of-mouth and referrals on the Internet. It’s an extension of what you are already doing in the real world and will help you capitalize on the momentum your business has already generated.

We have plenty of business now/we can’t take on any more business.

And that’s spectacular! But is this level of activity a steady stream or a temporary spike? A consistent social media presence not only helps keep the awareness and word-of-mouth of your business steady, but it also makes it easy for people to share your business with others. One thing I explain to clients is: don’t make it hard for people to give you money. So, using that same concept here: don’t make it hard for people to talk about you. You’ll pay less when it comes to obtaining new customers by letting your current client base “do the work for you.” You just have to give them the right tools – and social media is one of them.

Small business owner shipping boxes

We tried it and nothing happened.

Now with this one, I have to ask a lot of questions and get plenty of details for a full-story. How long did you “try” it? What were you posting? How often? What platform(s)? Do you use social media in your personal life? I’ve found that most people who start social media and don’t see it working are inconsistent with their posting, have little to no strategy, had unrealistic expectations on how their social media would perform, didn’t tell anyone about their social media, or only gave it 1-3 months to “work”.

Our customers aren’t on insert specific social media platform.

Oh yes they are – you just need to find them. And even if they aren’t, someone they know IS. And those people can’t refer you or talk about your business to the ones who need it without you posting content. I cannot tell you how many things I see online that I end up telling my parents about – like, “Hey Mom, you need this and this is why…”

We are a B2B, social media is too hard.

No lie, I’ve worked in the B2B world and it is super tough – but social media for B2B is more about making connections and leveraging social media in a manner to be able to establish and nurture those relationships. Your focus and your content could just be off. Most B2B’s I’ve worked with find their success through networking groups because so-and-so knows so-and-so who’s a big-wig at XYZ business. Networking groups are a great, traditional way of getting in front of people, but you can take a full day to hit 4 or 5 different networking groups and maybe make 5-7 solid connections at each event when you work the room properly… or a total of 20-35 contact for one day. OR… would you rather be in front of hundreds if not thousands of people for the same amount of time and effort? (By the way… future blog post on networking groups coming soon.) Not only that, but after you’ve made the connection with these decision-makers, you want to keep their attention. An active, compelling social media presence keeps you in front of them so they’re more likely to answer your phone call or respond to your email when you go in for the personalized follow up.

I don’t want to do social media. OR I hate social media.

Now, this last one? That gets me super excited – because if you hate social media, but you know you need social media, I have job security. And the chance to work with some really really cool people. A friend of mine recently shared with me what her main struggle with social media is… and it’s content. She doesn’t like to create the copy and she doesn’t like to create the graphics – so much so that she doesn’t and when she does it takes a ton of motivation and energy to do so. Sound familiar? It wouldn’t surprise me – I’ve earned a lot of business this way. And if this sounds like something that would work for you, let’s talk!

Why you NEED to be on social media:

Cost.

Social Media is FREE. No other platform is FREE. Radio, television, print… there’s a cost to get eyeballs on your stuff. Now, with that said, there are optional financial costs to social media – ie. ads, boosting posts, promoting content, hiring professionals like photographers, videographers, graphic designers, copywriters, strategists, managers, etc. BUT these are all optional and you can get started online for free until you are at that point in your business where you can hire this out (*ahem* hit your girl up) and afford to invest in things like ads. If you’re not able to commit to hiring someone on a regular basis, there are a ton of resources online AND training opportunities (shameless plug).

It’s accessible.

Man carpentry woodworking

ANYONE can be on social media. And while you may or may not agree if someone should be online, that’s beside the point. Almost everyone is on social media – I don’t care how many of your friends or family have signed off Facebook or deleted their Snapchat, or stopped checking Instagram, or have banned TikTok from their life… if your friends and family aren’t your customers (and they probably would be without you being on social media) who cares? Your potential buyers are online and you need to be in front of them!

Know your customers.

You may think you know your customers… but do you really? If you go into marketing with assumptions, it impacts your content – the images you choose, the copy you write, the posts you share… because you’re trying to talk to a particular audience. When you add the analytic insight social media provides your marketing – online and off – is able to be more impactful and becomes way more powerful for your business. What if you found out your high engaging audience was coming from Montana and not California? That they were between the ages of 27 and 36 who are college graduates and new parents? You would want to target your ads to these people as well as look into how you can use this knowledge to target these people in other marketing areas like television, radio, and print.

Increase loyalty and keep your customers!

Being easily accessible to buyers these days means being online (and being active). Make it easy for your current and potential customers to reach you, and you’ll see greater customer satisfaction leading to higher loyalty which means lower retention costs.

Recognition as a “real” business.

We’re in the age where having a social media provides a level of authority for your business as well as the credibility toward being a REAL business – just keep it active or people will question it! When you are just starting out or a small business but you are “put together” so to speak, it creates trust when people you don’t know or weren’t referred to you by a friend can find you. Think about it from the buyer’s perspective… if a friend told you of a woman she met at another friend’s party who does social media and could help you with your new business, would you think this person knew what they were doing? What if that friend showed you the woman’s Facebook Page, YouTube channel, blog, and website? That woman your friend met at another friend’s party instantly gains more status in your mind because of their online presence.

Competition.

Your competition is already online. You need to be to. And competition isn’t just a company that offers the same products and services as you. They’re also other businesses where your clients spend money. If you’re selling beauty products, your customers aren’t only shopping other stores for their skincare, makeup, and hair needs, they are also deciding how much to spend on those products because they’re also on a budget and want to buy a new purse or jeans. The more you are in front of people, the more you are able to influence buyers to prioritize not only your industry but YOUR company to buy from.

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The Benefits of Social Media for Small Business

September 12, 20228 min read

The Benefits of Social Media for Small Business

I not only believe in what social media can do for a business – I’ve seen it. Heck, I’ve even made it happen! Not just for myself, but for clients. But getting off my own self-built pedestal, let’s talk shop.

Small business owner open sign

The reality is… everyone is going online in some capacity to do some sort of daily interaction. And with 3.5 billion people using social media on the daily. By the way, that number is approximately 45% of the world’s population. Just sayin. These people also spend an average of 3 hours per day on social media and messenger platforms and when they experience a positive on social media, 71% of customers are likely to recommend the business to their friends and family. And get this, 93% of buying decisions are influenced by social media with 49% of consumers saying they consider an influencer’s review, commentary, or demonstration and testimony of the product helps them make a buying decision. And if Facebook were considered a country, it would be the largest populated one in the entire world. So, why aren’t you getting your piece of the pie?

Common objections I hear when it comes to why a business doesn’t have a social media presence:

We get business from foot traffic/other ads/word-of-mouth/referrals.

Then social media is the PERFECT space for you! Seriously – all social media is, is word-of-mouth and referrals on the Internet. It’s an extension of what you are already doing in the real world and will help you capitalize on the momentum your business has already generated.

We have plenty of business now/we can’t take on any more business.

And that’s spectacular! But is this level of activity a steady stream or a temporary spike? A consistent social media presence not only helps keep the awareness and word-of-mouth of your business steady, but it also makes it easy for people to share your business with others. One thing I explain to clients is: don’t make it hard for people to give you money. So, using that same concept here: don’t make it hard for people to talk about you. You’ll pay less when it comes to obtaining new customers by letting your current client base “do the work for you.” You just have to give them the right tools – and social media is one of them.

Small business owner shipping boxes

We tried it and nothing happened.

Now with this one, I have to ask a lot of questions and get plenty of details for a full-story. How long did you “try” it? What were you posting? How often? What platform(s)? Do you use social media in your personal life? I’ve found that most people who start social media and don’t see it working are inconsistent with their posting, have little to no strategy, had unrealistic expectations on how their social media would perform, didn’t tell anyone about their social media, or only gave it 1-3 months to “work”.

Our customers aren’t on insert specific social media platform.

Oh yes they are – you just need to find them. And even if they aren’t, someone they know IS. And those people can’t refer you or talk about your business to the ones who need it without you posting content. I cannot tell you how many things I see online that I end up telling my parents about – like, “Hey Mom, you need this and this is why…”

We are a B2B, social media is too hard.

No lie, I’ve worked in the B2B world and it is super tough – but social media for B2B is more about making connections and leveraging social media in a manner to be able to establish and nurture those relationships. Your focus and your content could just be off. Most B2B’s I’ve worked with find their success through networking groups because so-and-so knows so-and-so who’s a big-wig at XYZ business. Networking groups are a great, traditional way of getting in front of people, but you can take a full day to hit 4 or 5 different networking groups and maybe make 5-7 solid connections at each event when you work the room properly… or a total of 20-35 contact for one day. OR… would you rather be in front of hundreds if not thousands of people for the same amount of time and effort? (By the way… future blog post on networking groups coming soon.) Not only that, but after you’ve made the connection with these decision-makers, you want to keep their attention. An active, compelling social media presence keeps you in front of them so they’re more likely to answer your phone call or respond to your email when you go in for the personalized follow up.

I don’t want to do social media. OR I hate social media.

Now, this last one? That gets me super excited – because if you hate social media, but you know you need social media, I have job security. And the chance to work with some really really cool people. A friend of mine recently shared with me what her main struggle with social media is… and it’s content. She doesn’t like to create the copy and she doesn’t like to create the graphics – so much so that she doesn’t and when she does it takes a ton of motivation and energy to do so. Sound familiar? It wouldn’t surprise me – I’ve earned a lot of business this way. And if this sounds like something that would work for you, let’s talk!

Why you NEED to be on social media:

Cost.

Social Media is FREE. No other platform is FREE. Radio, television, print… there’s a cost to get eyeballs on your stuff. Now, with that said, there are optional financial costs to social media – ie. ads, boosting posts, promoting content, hiring professionals like photographers, videographers, graphic designers, copywriters, strategists, managers, etc. BUT these are all optional and you can get started online for free until you are at that point in your business where you can hire this out (*ahem* hit your girl up) and afford to invest in things like ads. If you’re not able to commit to hiring someone on a regular basis, there are a ton of resources online AND training opportunities (shameless plug).

It’s accessible.

Man carpentry woodworking

ANYONE can be on social media. And while you may or may not agree if someone should be online, that’s beside the point. Almost everyone is on social media – I don’t care how many of your friends or family have signed off Facebook or deleted their Snapchat, or stopped checking Instagram, or have banned TikTok from their life… if your friends and family aren’t your customers (and they probably would be without you being on social media) who cares? Your potential buyers are online and you need to be in front of them!

Know your customers.

You may think you know your customers… but do you really? If you go into marketing with assumptions, it impacts your content – the images you choose, the copy you write, the posts you share… because you’re trying to talk to a particular audience. When you add the analytic insight social media provides your marketing – online and off – is able to be more impactful and becomes way more powerful for your business. What if you found out your high engaging audience was coming from Montana and not California? That they were between the ages of 27 and 36 who are college graduates and new parents? You would want to target your ads to these people as well as look into how you can use this knowledge to target these people in other marketing areas like television, radio, and print.

Increase loyalty and keep your customers!

Being easily accessible to buyers these days means being online (and being active). Make it easy for your current and potential customers to reach you, and you’ll see greater customer satisfaction leading to higher loyalty which means lower retention costs.

Recognition as a “real” business.

We’re in the age where having a social media provides a level of authority for your business as well as the credibility toward being a REAL business – just keep it active or people will question it! When you are just starting out or a small business but you are “put together” so to speak, it creates trust when people you don’t know or weren’t referred to you by a friend can find you. Think about it from the buyer’s perspective… if a friend told you of a woman she met at another friend’s party who does social media and could help you with your new business, would you think this person knew what they were doing? What if that friend showed you the woman’s Facebook Page, YouTube channel, blog, and website? That woman your friend met at another friend’s party instantly gains more status in your mind because of their online presence.

Competition.

Your competition is already online. You need to be to. And competition isn’t just a company that offers the same products and services as you. They’re also other businesses where your clients spend money. If you’re selling beauty products, your customers aren’t only shopping other stores for their skincare, makeup, and hair needs, they are also deciding how much to spend on those products because they’re also on a budget and want to buy a new purse or jeans. The more you are in front of people, the more you are able to influence buyers to prioritize not only your industry but YOUR company to buy from.

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