5 DAY STORIES CHALLENGE

If there’s one question I get asked more than anything it’s “how can I get more engagement on Instagram”. Stories are just one of the many ways that you can give your channel a boost and get more eyes on your content.

I recently committed to doing a story on my Instagram channel every day for a week. Gulp. Stick me in a room with 100s of people or online training and I’ll happily chat all day long – stick a camera in my face and I suddenly get “the fear”.
But I know how valuable and important it is to show up and also to challenge yourself. And we all know that the more we do something the easier it becomes. I definitely felt more at ease by the end of it and have continued to do more stories.
Next week is also Mental Health Awareness Week so this feels like a suitable tie-in.
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Here’s your need to know so you can have a think ahead:

MY TOP TIP IS NOT TO OVERTHINK IT, IT’S JUST A STORY, IT’LL BE GONE IN 24HRS – WHAT’S THE WORST (BEST!) THAT COULD HAPPEN.

  • Record and post to your story every day for 5 days.
  • Tag @thechichestersocial @the_collective_sc and @marketingsuccessclub and we’ll share your daily stories too
  • Every day we’ll share a prompt to get you going – but it’s really up to you
Monday – Day 1 – Introduce yourself. It’s just saying hello really. You can talk about you and your business, where you are located or even how long you’ve been doing it. Whatever feels right for you.
Tuesday – Day 2 – What nature means to me. This week is mental health awareness week and their theme is “nature”. We know that being out in nature has a hugely positive impact on our mental health, so you could share your favourite place to run, walk or visit or a new found love for gardening.
Wednesday – Day 3 – Share the love. We are all about community over competition here and when one of us shines, we all shine and this is a chance to celebrate those people that keep you grounded; that have helped you along the way or just deserve wider recognition. Tag and mention 2 people or businesses you want to celebrate.
Thursday – Day 4 – Did you know … what’s a surprising fact about you? I could be that you are a former opera singer; you’re a crocheting ninja or that you once cooked a burger for someone famous. Surprise us!
Friday – Day 5 – How was it for you? It’s always good to reflect and look back on the past 4 days of the challenge. Was it easier or harder than you thought – did you secretly enjoy it and want to do more?! What was the reaction, what did you learn?
*** this is primarily an Instagram Stories challenge, but you could also set up to push directly to your Facebook Business Page; add as a Fleet on Twitter and even Stories on LinkedIn as well!

Need help planning your content? I can help you with everything from idea creation through to full management. To get started with me, I’ve made the process as pain free as possible:

  • Book a free discovery call

    In the call I’ll unearth the root of your woes — get it all out in the open. We’ll open that can of worms together!

  • We’ll agree a plan of action

    This could include a DIY strategy after an examination of where you currently are; some training and support to really evolve your social media and the encouragement for you to fly solo.

  • Get social media working brilliantly for you

    You’ll feel confident; have all the essential tools at your disposal and the confidence to share the value of your products and services on social media

The next step is in your hands … all you need to do is book a free call at a time and date that works best for you. Or you can email: [email protected]

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I recently attended a Social Media Workshop for small businesses and I am so glad I did. Not only was it delivered with lots of enthusiasm by Debbie who clearly knows her stuff, but it gave me great tips to use moving forward and gave me the kick up the behind I needed to get a little more consistent with my social media. I would definitely recommend this session.

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Debbie Ford is an inspiration & her Social Media workshop at Rume2 last week gave me loads of new ideas & a fresh perspective. Was really refreshing being amongst other business owners, all of us from different backgrounds, but everyone really friendly & supportive.

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I attended the social media masterclass with Debbie and I took away so many top tips and useful information. It was pitched at a level which meant if you were a total beginner or more experienced you would have walked away with much more knowledge that you had when you went in the room. Very useful and I’d highly recommend it to support your social channels for your business – thanks Debbie!

I am very new to social media and literally learning on the hoof! Debbie delivered an extremely informative social media presentation crammed with useful tips and links in a very relaxed and friendly style – lots of laughs too, no question too silly, and no chance of nodding off! Thank you! I will be in touch!

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I attended the social media for small businesses course you ran today with the Chichester Bid – and it was fantastic! The atmosphere was relaxed but interested, you were informative and happy to answer any questions that came your way. All of the tips you suggested looked attainable and the steps came from a place of common sense. Thank you!

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Debbie was fantastic… I struggle with social media (I only joined Facebook when I started my business a few months ago). Debbie spotted things that I could change quickly and easily as well as guiding me to streamlining my process for all platforms. She is incredibly supportive and I highly recommend her.

We trust Debbie to manage all our social channels for our web design and digital marketing agency. Debbie really understands how to get the most out of social media for our business. She gets that it’s all about engagement and authenticity, not just ‘likes’ and ‘follows’. Never generic or dull, our social feeds have never been so useful, interesting and consistent. Highly recommended!

Debbie really knows her stuff, and has great energy and ideas. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone needing some social savvy!

Thank you so much for the course, I found it eye opening and extremely informative.

Thank you to Debbie for coaching me with my digital media, Debbie has a wonderful way of thinking, so many brilliant ideas for content. Anyone that is involved with social media must have Debbie as a coach! Thank you  … and when you start seeing tangible results it’s such a good feeling!

Recently attended a course, run by Debbie, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It gave me the kick to start using Instagram (which is the social media channel I was lacking in). Debbie explained everything in a no-nonsense way, that even I could understand. Very much recommend her course.

Super helpful session with Debbie this morning, learnt some top tips which I have taken on board and already putting into practise. A calm and clear teacher with a friendly manner, with the vibe that no question too silly to ask. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her sessions. Thanks again Debbie.

I would thoroughly recommend Debbie. I joined one of her social media sessions. I thought she pitched it really well – giving us lots of useful and practical advice whilst creating a forum to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask! I came away with a renewed confidence in my approach to social media for business.

I attended a social media course run by Debbie.
It was very interesting and I learnt a lot to use for the future in my role at work.
would recommend

Debbie came and gave a very inspiring talk about Social Media to our networking meeting for The Selsey Business Partnership. She had a wonderful way of engaging with everyone in the room, raising lots of discussion and advised on ways to improve and help with business Social Media – everyone in the room found the tips very helpful whether or not they were regular social media users – highly recommend if you are looking for help with your business or as a speaker for your group.

Thank you for a very informative 121 session on email marketing!

Had a great day at Boston Tea Party Chichester with Debbie from The Chichester Social looking at how we use social media for our business, and the best tips to improve our social media presence – highly recommended 👍

For any business that needs a bit of Social Marketing Savvy, do get in touch with Debbie at The Chichester Social. She’s ace, and is most passionate about our local independents and entrepreneurs!

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Debbie is a mine of knowledge. Your talk has given me a lot if ideas and inspiration as to the direction I want my business to go in.
Thank you