Creating Trust With Assessments

Creating Trust With Assessments

Assessments are a unique tool in that they allow you to quickly build and create trust with clients. 

One of the most successful methods of generating high-quality leads is to focus on building trust — and an assessment is a tool that helps you do just that. As with any new relationship, clearly communicating what you can bring to the table, and how you can help, is extremely important in the beginning to create that trust and connection as a solid foundation.

Ok, that’s great – but how do you actually do it?!

We’re well aware of how overwhelming it can feel trying to find new leads, contact them and learn more about them, all while trying to share your information and knowledge along the way. How do you do that while maintaining your authenticity — and your sanity — over and over again?

Assessments Build Solid Relationships

What if there was a tool that could help you seamlessly turn leads into long-term relationships? It’s like going from an online date to the “exclusive” chat in record time! The best part is, YOU have the power here to start creating the business relationships you want — and ones that will stick.

Assessments are a wonderful tool to help build trust with your prospective clients, while still being efficient with your time. Instead of focusing on a “sale” immediately, why not gather important information about a potential client through their assessment answers? Then, you can better tailor your feedback or offerings to their needs. It’s an added touch of personalization and customization that allows you to do what you do best — and lets your potential or current clients feel seen, heard, and understood throughout the process.

Assessments Start a Genuine Conversation

In addition to starting conversations, assessments let your clients learn something valuable about themselves in the process. Assessment results (and your follow-up recommendations based on them) provide an instant opportunity for feedback and coaching. Your expertise is able to shine through with a client — whether it’s the beginning of a conversation or years into a conversation with a current client.

The questions you ask in your assessment, and the analysis you provide based on the respondent’s results, establish your credibility and knowledge. What other tool gives you an opportunity to truly shine in your zone of genius, while simultaneously helping clients with added value?

Assessments can be personalized even further to include your branding and imagery, and truly reinforce your company’s mission and offerings. Easily foster genuine connections through how you, as the business owner, are able to use assessment results. By learning about your prospect’s unique needs, you can better continue the conversation with them post-assessment.

Even better — they might just proactively reach out to you! Learn more about Assessment Generator, and how you can arrange an initial conversation automatically!

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!

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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!

Assessments vs. Surveys

Assessments vs. Surveys

An assessment, similar to a survey, can be an invaluable tool for you and your business. Both provide you with client data to use, while assessments allow you to take things a step further and offer expert feedback and tailored results to your clients. Are you looking to foster greater engagement with your current clients, or bring in new ones with ease? It might be time for you to try using assessments! Below, we’ll take a look at some of the main differences between assessments and surveys, and how to best utilize an assessment.

Surveys: A one-way street

A survey is intended for one main purpose – to gather information that the survey creators can use. Therefore, feedback to the respondent of the survey is typically limited to a “thank you” or “the survey is complete.” That’s not very personal!

Common uses for surveys include:

  • Customer service – How was your experience at our store or with our work?
  • Product feedback – How did your recent purchase work out for you?
  • Scientific – surveys intended to gather data on a particular topic for research or a study

In each of these cases, the respondent answers the questions and the data goes to the survey author, who typically analyzes the aggregated data. This type of information-gathering is typically used if you’re not interested in what any individual responses are, but rather the data as a whole.

Assessment Generator can certainly be used for this type of survey, but it offers so much more in terms of customer engagement and feedback.

If you’re looking for something more than a survey, and to really have a meaningful conversation and relationship with new or potential customers, an assessment may be just the thing for your business.

Assessments: A Conversation

An assessment is unique in that, in addition to answering questions, respondents can receive direct feedback from you. This feedback is the secret sauce that makes an assessment such a powerful engagement and lead generation tool. 

So, how does it work? Once a respondent submits an assessment, Assessment Generator calculates a score based on how the user answered the questions. As the author of the assessment, you get to decide how to define this score. It could be a combination of different responses to each question, or involve different categories to be scored throughout. Let’s take a look at the multitude of options available to you with Assessment Generator:

Simple Assessments
You can create simple assessments that automatically calculate a single overall score. Learn more about simple assessments here.
Type-Based Assessments
You are able to create type-based assessments that include multiple types or categories. These allow you to assign each question to a category and give your respondents a separate score for each category. Learn more about type-based assessments here.

After the score is calculated, the user receives feedback either on-screen or via email telling them how they scored and what their score means. It’s that last part — your expert evaluation of them based on how they answered your questions — that provides enormous value to your respondent.

This exchange also greatly benefits you:

  • This relationship forms a basis for further conversation. When you reach out to them again, it will be in the context of already having communicated with them and provided direct feedback. No more cold calling or emailing!
  • Your analysis of their results demonstrates your expertise and establishes your credibility with the respondent.
  • Delivery of the report establishes a relationship with the prospect. When they receive their report, your prospect has received something of legitimate value from you, for free! This makes them more likely to want to return the favor, and respond to future communications from you.
  • Your report can also invite your prospect to contact you to learn more about their assessment results.

Assessments can also be used to engage your website visitors that want to know more about what services you offer. Having your website visitors “test themselves” via an assessment, without obligation, is a terrific way to prove your value, gain their respect, and keep them coming back.

Automate your Lead Generation

You can completely automate your lead generation process with Assessment Generator. No, we’re not kidding! Instead of spending hours doing one-on-one evaluations and free consultations, try using an assessment to help find the clients that fit best with your offerings. It’s efficient and will save both you and your clients valuable time, effort, and headaches! An automated assessment frees you up to really focus on your passion of helping people to reach their goals. Isn’t that why you went into business in the first place?

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How Entrepreneurs Can Use Assessments To Manage Growth

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Assessments To Manage Growth

The word “assessment” can mean different things and conjure up different thoughts with every person.

I’m no psychologist, but I’m willing to say it may go back to grade school and the dreaded test day. No matter how much we were sure that we did our best on a test, we could’ve missed something and we might receive a disappointing grade.

It can be the same in business – if you keep doing the same things that you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get the same results. It’s easy to continue coasting along with that cozy illusion that we’re exactly where we think we are and need to be.

However, when it comes to our business, this tack of ‘looking in the mirror’ is counter to what we should be doing.

The reality is that when it comes to our business, tracking business performance is essential at any stage. As a company owner or an entrepreneur, you need to be aware of your business’s strengths and weaknesses.

As an analytical tool that provides a clear picture of your business—where it stands, where it is going—and the factors affecting your growth, a periodic assessment is essential to achieving your goals.

So, while many entrepreneurs think that assessments are simply used to point out the status of their business, client, or customer, a successful entrepreneur will use assessments to see opportunities for growth.

How to Conduct Business Assessments

Every business assessment should consider 4 factors.

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, or SWOT are the key ingredients that business owners should consider when analyzing the competition and planning effective strategies for the future. A SWOT analysis should be applied to the several departments integral to a company’s success.

We offer a set of pre-written Business and Entrepreneurship assessments that will help you understand where your business is today and identify areas that need improvement. The best part is that these assessments have already been written and are ready to go today!

An assessment is more than just taking the temperature of your business; rather, an effective assessment will help guide you toward the optimal track for growth. An effective assessment will enable you to translate your vision for your business into reality. Taking the same assessment every three to four months will show the gains you’ve made in striving for enhancing your business.

Use Assessment Generator to automate your assessments and get results quickly.

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How To Generate Success Metrics Using Assessment Generator

How To Generate Success Metrics Using Assessment Generator

You already understand the benefits of engagement marketing, and how assessments are a great way to establish a relationship with potential clients and help them get to know you. But did you know know that assessments can also be used within your coaching practice when you’re actively working with a client? In today’s world, a positive return on investment is very important to the client, and gathering success metrics is the first step in that process.

Are You Adding Value to Your Customer’s Life?

Measuring and reporting success metrics offers a number of benefits, both for you and for your clients. Providing your clients with a report showing how your program has helped them improve has the effect of re-enforcing the lessons from your program, and acts as a confidence booster, increasing their ability to apply the lessons learned to their daily lives.

You can offer assessments to measure progress either during or after the coaching program. Assessing progress during your program can help you and your client better understand areas where they’ve made the most progress, and areas that still need work. Assessment Generator’s Type-based assessments allow you to design surveys that provide scoring and feedback in specific areas – perfect for this application.

You can also offer the same assessment before and after completion of your coaching program in order to assess overall progress. You can use Assessment Generator’s group tagging feature to track a respondent’s scores on an assessment taken multiple times during your program.

Giving a client a tangible result showing improvement also makes it more likely that they will spread the word to others about the effectiveness of your program.

    Providing Success Metrics Helps you to Improve your Practice

    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind.

    Lord Kelvin

    As you continue to gather success metrics on your clients over time, you’ll gain critical understanding of your own success as a coach – after all, your goal is to help people improve themselves. And the better you can meet that goal, the more successful your practice will become.

    Gathering success metrics also gives you a powerful marketing and conversion tool. Referring to hard numbers in your marketing efforts takes your credibility to the next level and gives potential clients confidence that your program can help them.

    Advantages of Using Assessment Generator to Generate Success Metrics

    With Type-based assessments, automatic scoring, customized feedback, and the ability to integrate with thousands of other applications, Assessment Generator is the perfect platform for gathering success metrics.

    Start using this powerful tool take your practice to the next level today!

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