Fonts as a Branding Tool

Fonts as a Branding Tool

Ah, branding.

A topic that continually comes up whenever entrepreneurship and business are involved… but for good reason! Your brand is the backbone of your business, and therefore it is so critical to be conscious and intentional about the style that reinforces it.

One way Assessment Generator is working to make this easier for you is with customized fonts to reinforce your brand through typography. We know you’re focused on the content and words you put out into the world on behalf of your business… so it’s time to make sure that how your content looks is treated with similar importance through font choice.

Based on your feedback, we’ve improved the ability to control and customize the fonts used in your assessments. Now, you can easily customize the font used throughout your assessment and even in your PDF report. Stay in line with your brand book, take your brand integration to the next level, or just have some fun playing around with some new font styles!

We have added a large assortment of font options for you to choose from when creating your assessments. In fact, you can now choose from over 1,000 Google Fonts to use in your assessment, on-screen results, and PDF reports if you have an advanced or higher subscription.

Using fonts to convey brand

Let’s say you have some branding like a logo, and maybe a standard font you use (hello, Arial, I’m looking at you) but are ready to make a statement and stand out. You want your clients and potential clients to see your content and think, “I know who that is!”

Fonts are a great way to be creative and do just that. A font choice, similar to brand colors or imagery, immediately sets the tone and lets people know it’s you — and your unique business — they’re interacting with.

Font choice, whether you’re a team of one or hundreds, is such an important tool for streamlining your brand and content as well. If you have a brand guide or a digital asset management system, knowing which font/s to use — and when — makes everything easier and more cohesive for your company and employees. Having a specific font, or family of fonts, that you use in your business is a simple way to create and maintain a consistent look across your company’s documents and content.

How Fonts Affect Your Assessments

Given the importance of font choice for your business as a whole, the choice of which font to use in your assessment is an important one! You may already be aware you have the capabilities to use your brand’s logo and colors in your assessment.

Now, take your brand integration and professionalism to the next level by using the same font in your assessment that you use across other content. Your font choice is incredibly powerful in reinforcing your brand, providing that brand familiarity to clients, and really just conveying that overall image of YOU!

Fonts are a great way to further brand yourself, your business, and your assessments. A font choice lets you customize the look and feel of your assessment right from the start, setting the tone. Let’s say your company plans weddings, and your logo and materials use a beautiful cursive font. Are you seriously going to link to, or share, an assessment in Times New Roman? What about assessment results? Think about how that might make your customers feel; not only is it jarring, but it reduces your credibility. Branding is so important in that way; consistency equals trust and professionalism in our minds, and brand consistency is key. You want your clients to see an assessment or a PDF report from you and immediately know it’s from you at first glance. That is brand recognition at its finest – and we can help you get there.

Give New Fonts a Try!

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the incredible variety of new fonts available to use in your assessments! Fonts provide an easy way to further incorporate branding and customization into your assessments, on-screen results, and PDF reports. It is our goal to provide you with all of the tools you need to create professional and impeccably on-brand assessments for your business. We can’t wait to hear how these new font options will help to easily give your assessments that extra touch of personality and professionalism!

Sharing Assessments for Increased Engagement

Sharing Assessments for Increased Engagement

You’ve created an assessment – great! Now, what are your options for getting it out into the world? Assessments are a wonderful engagement marketing tool to really draw in those ideal clients, but first, they have to be able to find you!

Luckily for you, Assessment Generator provides a wide variety of options for sharing your assessment and getting it in front of the people you want to see it. Below, we’ll take an in-depth look at three of the main ways you can do this. Get ready to let your assessments start doing some of the work for you!

Link Directly to your Assessment

Are you looking for a simple way to get your assessments in front of clients (and potential clients) with just a click? Linking directly to your unique assessment URL is a great place to start. Using a direct link to your assessment means you can integrate it into your existing content, like your website, emails, social media posts, or newsletters. Do you share regular blog posts, and want to gain some information on those reading them? Link to an assessment within the post! Do you want people visiting your landing page to share information with you, while also gaining some value (and insight into your services!) from their tailored assessment results? You know what to do!

As a bonus, you never have to worry about how your assessment will look after being accessed through this direct link; all of our assessments are mobile-friendly and optimized for the many ways you may want to share them.

Easily Embed your Assessment 

What if you don’t want users to leave your site to take an assessment? Embedding your assessment in an Iframe is another option available to you. This basically means your assessment will seamlessly appear on your website, almost as though you coded it in there yourself! (Don’t worry — the process to do this is as simple as copying a snippet of code we have ready for you, and pasting it onto your site!) Embedded assessments provide that extra bit of a safeguard to keeping potential clients on your site… and in tune with you and your services. With this option, they’re more likely to browse your offerings, engage with your site longer, and maybe even become your next ideal client!

Get Poppin’ with your Assessment

Have you ever been on a website and a pop-up came up, offering you something? Sure, when this is for a paid offering it’s easy to say “I don’t know if I want to invest in that yet!” What if it was something that could bring you value, though? That’s exactly what you’re offering with a pop-up assessment. Similar to embedding an assessment, setting up a pop-up assessment involves copying and pasting a small snippet of code into your website, and then you’re all set. If a potential client is on the fence but still spending time on your site, why not try to more directly engage them and help them decide to work with you?

As you can see, there are a wide variety of ways you can share your assessments, and you don’t need to decide on just one. Whether you’re trying to send out an assessment out to current clients via your email list, easily embed an assessment for a scrolling potential client, or catch someone before they leave your website for good, Assessment Generator has you covered.

Ready to learn more? Start your free trial today to create custom assessments and experiment with the multitude of ways Assessment Generator can help you attract and retain high-quality clients that are looking for YOU!

After the Assessment: Personalized PDF Reports

After the Assessment: Personalized PDF Reports

When a client of yours takes an assessment, you gain valuable insights to tailor your offerings and programs to them… but how do you clearly and professionally share those results and recommendations?

One of Assessment Generator’s main features is the ability to share a personalized PDF report with your clients. This PDF reporting capability is included in all subscription plans and provides an incredible takeaway for you and your clients. Having a tangible report that can be printed or accessed digitally is a unique way to share results and next steps as you build client relationships and grow your business.

Assessment Reports are Professional and Interactive

A PDF Assessment report gives you an opportunity for greater interactivity and professionalism with your clients. Are you currently communicating with clients via long (though expertly formatted!) emails or Google Docs? Do you have branding in place, but it gets lost in the shuffle when you’re sending new documents? Assessment Generator’s software allows you to customize your reports, adding features such as cover pages, headers and footers, and other dynamic, personalized content throughout. By truly tailoring these reports to your brand and a specific client, you are strengthening the level of professionalism and trust that clients will have in your work or services.

Reports Clearly Show Results and Action Steps


Another benefit of a report feature with your assessments is the clarity of results and actions that you can provide. It’s one thing to explain on a phone call or through email what a client’s assessment results were and what they mean – but to actually SHOW them? It’s a step beyond and leads to greater understanding and engagement. That is ultimately the great benefit of assessments over surveys – that you have valuable information from clients that can help you to better serve their needs. Now, you can visually show their personalized results and subsequent needs, and more clearly lay out your recommendations and next steps based on those results. 

You have incredibly flexible customization capabilities when creating your assessments – so now it’s time to carry those benefits over into reports! No matter the type of assessment you are using with your clients, a personalized PDF report is an absolute must if you want to up your game. By providing a tangible result in a short amount of time, your clients will feel taken care of and understood. It will also help YOU in your follow-up and subsequent interactions with the client as you move forward with coaching, products, services, or offerings.

These reports are truly a win-win, and we couldn’t be more excited to help you learn more about them and implement them into your business!

Ready to get started?

Check out our User Guide for details — including a complete tutorial — on how you can enhance the PDF reports for your assessments.

If you have any questions about this or any other feature of Assessment Generator, we’re happy to help!

Customize your Assessment with Background Images

Customize your Assessment with Background Images

Assessment Generator is excited to announce a new feature that will bring a whole new level of polish and professionalism to your assessments! You are now able to add background images to further customize your Assessment Generator assessments. Read on to learn more about this new capability, and how it can help you better reach your ideal clients.

A customized background image gives your assessment a whole new level of visual engagement and depth than a simple white page. Along with showcasing your custom logos and brand colors, a great background image can help tie your assessment seamlessly into your brand. Draw your current and prospective clients in with streamlined visuals so that everything on your site feels unified.

And best of all… it’s super simple to set up!

Assessment background image on desktop screen

Choose from Stock Images or Upload Your Own

Assessment Generator offers a wide variety of stock images that you can use immediately – just click and go! Whether a coach or service provider, we have images that can fit with your specific brand and offerings. Better yet, each stock image comes with its own, pre-defined mobile-optimized version as well.

Don’t want to use a stock photo? You also have the option to upload a custom image of your own design. As a bonus, we will automatically generate a mobile-friendly image based on the image you provide – or for the ultimate in customization – you can provide your own mobile version.

Mobile Friendly

Like most products, Assessment Generator’s assessments use a different background image for desktop browsers versus mobile devices. This does two things — first, depending on the image, the layout of the background may need to be different to accommodate the vertical orientation of a phone. Second, using a smaller image for phones saves users’ bandwidth and allows your assessment to load faster via WiFi or cellular data.

Mobile integration is extremely important if someone is taking your assessment on their phone vs a laptop or desktop computer. Having an easy, straightforward, and branded user experience for respondents means they will be more likely to take your assessment, complete it, and be willing to engage with you moving forward. It’s a win-win!

Ready to add even more customization to your assessments? To add a background image, just log into your account, edit your assessment, and click the Style tab. For more information, refer to our user guide.

Background image on mobile devices

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Choosing the Best Assessment Format for You

Choosing the Best Assessment Format for You

You have a great website. You have some pretty awesome clients. Now, you’re ready to take the next step and utilize assessments to engage those clients – and maybe even bring in some new ones!

So… where do you begin?

Two Ways to Score Your Assessment

Assessment Generator offers two different ways to score your an assessment: Simple and Type-Based. Below, we’ll go into more detail about each one to help you make the most informed choice as to which type of assessment will work best for you!

Simple Assessments

When you need to generate one single, overall score for your assessment, you’ll want to choose a simple assessment.

Don’t be fooled by the name, though – simple assessments have a very straightforward scoring process, but their results still pack a real punch! A simple assessment assigns a score value to each question that you ask. At the end of the assessment, those scores add up to one final, overall score for the assessment. 

When displaying your respondents’ assessment results, you can show scores as point values, or as a percentage of the total possible score.

Simple assessments are a great way to provide automatic feedback based on scores. Depending on a respondent’s score, you can tailor your messaging and products to where they’re at now. Do you want to recommend certain products or services based on their score? Share some content that would resonate with them? You now have some solid data – that they provided! – to back that up.

You can also set up as many different score bands as you’d like! For example, there could be “high”, “medium”, and “low” result bands, allowing you to provide different score interpretations for those whose scores fall into the range of each band.

There is also the opportunity to display results in a gauge chart, like the one below:

 

Gauge Chart

Simple assessments are a great tool for managing various numerical scores – and what those scores mean for you and your respondents. Not so simple after all!

Type-Based Assessments

A type-based assessment allows you to give your respondents multiple scores for a single assessment. This allows you to ask questions and gather information across various categories.

So, how does it work?

First, you create different categories in your assessment, and the score for each question is assigned to one of those categories. After answering all of the assessment questions, respondents will receive a separate score for each category. You can also decide to share an overall score for the assessment.

 There are two ways to score your type-based assessment:

1. Identify the highest (or lowest) scoring category, and present content for that category. This helps to illustrate an area where the respondent may need help… and how you can help them!

2. Show interpretation of the respondent’s score in every category. With this approach, you can define scoring bands within each category. This allows you to tell your respondent that they scored high in category A, low in category B, etc. You can provide different feedback and offerings for different bands or categories.

When displaying results, these assessments give you more visually compelling options to show scores, like point values or percentages. With a type-based assessment, you can opt to use one of these chart styles:

Charts for Type-Based Assessments

Taking the Next Steps

Once you provide your respondents with their score and interpretation, it’s a great idea to show them how they can take their next steps with you! You’ve read some tips throughout on how to do that, but truly we want you to feel comfortable with customizing your assessment so it can best fit you – and your customers’ – needs.

You can learn more about Assessment Generator’s unique chart options here.

If you’ve already created an assessment and realize you want to change it to either type-based or simple, we can do that for you. Contact us and we’ll get it sorted out!

Take the first step today by signing up for a free Assessment Generator account: