The Authority Assessment Most industries have tons of experts, but very few rise to Authority status. Are you one of them? Take the Authority Assessment to find out. 1 Assessment2 Get Your Results What describes your highest level of education?*I have no degreeHigh School or GEDUndergraduate degreeAdvanced degree or formal accreditation in my industryHave you been given awards or honors for your work?*Yes, I have been honored locally.Yes, I’ve received numerous local and national awards.Not yet, but I’m working toward earning them.How many years have you been working in your industry?*0-1021 or more10-20Do you have a website?*NoYes, I have a personal brand website (for example, www.JohnSmith.com).No, but I have my name reserved as a URL.What best describes your email list?*I don’t have an email list.I have under 2,000 people on my email list.I have more than 2,000 people on my email list.Google your name. What happens?*My website and social media channels come up above the fold (in the top 5 search results).I don’t even show up in a Google search!Not much shows up right now but I have a few results on page one.Have you published a book?*No, I have never thought about publishing a book.Yes, I have published at least one book.I have been working on a book for some time, but it’s not published.Let’s talk about your branding! How much have you developed?*I have a basic logo and website in place.I don’t have a website or formal brand in place.The design of my logo, website, and collateral materials all flow together and speak to what my business is about.How often are you creating original content?*I barely have time to keep up with my business, let alone create content.I’ve written a few blog posts and email newsletters but I’m not consistent.I have a consistent content marketing strategy, including a blog, newsletter, and social media.How diverse is your content?*My content consistently includes all four forms, text, video, audio, and pictures.I post a few pictures here and there, but no videos yet.95% of my content is text only.What kind of “lead magnet” do you use on your website to grow your email list?*I have a free quiz or assessment available.I don't do any of these at the moment.I offer a free download (whitepaper, ebook, etc.)I ask people to “sign up for my newsletter.”How often do you receive media coverage?*I’ve been in a few articles here and there.I’m regularly featured in local and national media outlets.I’ve never been featured in any type of media.Do you re-market your media coverage?*Yes, I share media coverage on my social media channel.No, I don’t have enough to showcase.Yes, I have media logos prominently featured on my website and across social media.Do you currently speak to your target audience?*No way! I hate public speaking.I speak to audiences regularly and often command a fee.Yes, but not often and not always a ‘target’ audience.When you speak at events, how polished would you say your material is?*Not very polished at all. I think of it on my flight out to the conference.When I speak, my content is competent, polished, and professional, including a scripted call to action for the audience.I have a slide deck, but it’s not very impressive.Do you feel like you’re still selling your business or can you prescribe a solution for customers?*I’m confident in my expertise but leads seem skeptical.People come to me looking for information they find valuable. They see me as the authority in my topic area.I still feel like I’m “selling” more than “consulting” on a solution.How many leads do you generate per month?*I have a diverse lead stream, including inbound leads, referrals and content marketing.I have to scrape to generate enough leads to get by.I have a pretty good lead flow but most come from referrals.If your customers were out at a cocktail party and your company name came up, would they brag about your services?*They would go on and on about how positive the experience was.Some would, but honestly most aren’t wowed enough to talk positively about my company.They wouldn’t be negative, but I’m not sure I’m getting a ringing endorsement.What best describes online reviews about you or your company?*We have very positive online reviews!We had a couple of crazy customers who said negative things about us.It’s a mixed bag, but mostly positive.How often do you engage customers beyond the “deal”?*I hold several annual events to build loyalty among my client base and to expose more people to my services.I only engage with them during my provided service.I try to take customers for coffee or drinks whenever I can. 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