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Are You Choosing To Partner With Losers?

Are You Choosing To Partner With Losers? - From Enrollment Resources

Yesterday I got off the phone with a client. It was a good news call. We’ve cut his cost-per-lead by 43% and increased his lead flow by 106% since Enrollment Resources took over the management of his Google Ads campaign. He was very happy.

But what was interesting to me was the story he told me about how his partner had been reluctant to hire us in the first place, preferring to stay with their previous vendor. It was only after a year of lousy performance that his partner finally agreed, with the caveat that: “You’ll take the blame if this doesn’t work.”

He is looking pretty good now.

I understand that some companies over promise and under deliver to “win” business. We don’t — mostly because Gregg and I don’t like liars. We also know it’s a short-sighted business development strategy, and the truth always comes out anyway.

So, I get that people are cautious about change. I am too. But help me understand something:

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Immediate Steps To Set Up For Virtual Admissions

Immediate Steps To Set Up For Virtual Admissions - Enrollment Resources

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This is a version of the white paper published through Career Education Review, and is a deeper look into the information presented by Tom King and Gregg Meiklejohn in the March 19th podcast ‘Organize A Quality Remote Admissions Program Quickly’. We hope this information helps.

As many schools rapidly shift to online operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Admissions teams are struggling to be effective when in-person interviews are not possible. Adopting a Virtual Admissions Best Practice process is, in our opinion, crucial in avoiding lulls in enrollment over the next few months. Virtual Admissions will mitigate the current disruption and also become the new normal when the dust settles.

Most schools were not prepared for this abrupt disruption in business processes. Your school doesn’t have to face this alone. There are many associations and businesses dedicated to making sure your school comes out the other side of this situation and is prepared for the demand waiting there.

Social distancing means many people are staying home, and while there, plenty of them will be thinking about their uncertain futures. For some, this will involve searching for new careers, upgrading their skills, or continuing education they paused in a better job market. Establishing effective Virtual Admissions processes now will help you to be there to support them. Let’s take a look at how we can help these new “Explorers” choose to upgrade their skills through your school. Read more

How Persistence Pays In Hard Times In Business

How Persistence Pays In Hard Times In Business - Enrollment Resources

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Right out of college, I worked for a forestry company that specialized in milling cedar logs into cedar roofing products, shakes, and shingles. When I started work, the country was deep into a recession. Not as many people were building or roofing houses, so the cedar shake and shingle industry was in the tank. I was expecting a Shortage of Work layoff notice, but the long-term employees told me not to worry.

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Admissions Relief – Set Up Effective Remote Admissions Fast

As many schools rapidly shift to online operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Admissions teams are struggling to be effective when in-person interviews are not possible.

To help schools organize high-performing Remote Admissions Programs quickly, we’re offering free 60-day emergency pilot projects of our Remote Admissions Pathway module in Virtual Adviser on a first-come, first-served basis, with clients given preference.

Contact Suzanne@enrollmentresources.com or call 250-391-9494 for info and to coordinate a demo. We’re here to help!

Weekly Client-Only Admissions Huddles

For the foreseeable future, we are holding weekly Client Admissions Huddles on Thursdays at 11am PST / 2pm EST.

We will focus on how your school can keep Admissions functioning during the crisis, including:

  • Virtual Admissions challenges
  • Holding on to enrolled students
  • Any other obstacles you are coming across

Get your Admissions questions answered and learn best practices about this critical topic.

If you are close to becoming even a small-purchase client, you can access this training series for free. Check your email for the login information, or reach out to your ER Rep.

How To Organize A Quality Remote Admissions Program Quickly – Podcast

In this short podcast, Tom and Gregg provide an overview of what your school needs to organize a quality Remote Admissions Program quickly. Listen here.

[Podcast] Organize A Quality Remote Admissions Program Quickly

Enrollment Management Round Table with Enrollment Resources - Organize A Quality Remote Admissions Program Quickly

In this podcast, Tom King and Gregg Meiklejohn of Enrollment Resources give an overview of the pieces needed to organize a quality Remote Admissions program quickly.

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A companion white paper to this podcast will be published this week. Watch your inboxes for the link.

For a more in-depth conversation on this matter, please call Tom King or Sterling Simpson at Enrollment Resources at 250-391-9494.

How to Write Compliant Copy That Converts

How to Write Compliant Copy That Converts from Enrollment Resources

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The typical approach for EDU digital marketing is centered around building an empirical argument to pursue training. Most marketers (us included) build arguments that rely on factual claims like placement rate, completion rate and graduate salaries to provide proof of the school’s value, followed by a call to action to fill out a form in return for more information about the school. This model is focused on sharpening that argument with hard data.

It’s not a bad approach and most schools do have stats to be proud of, but it does ride a compliance edge. If the data isn’t spectacular (i.e., completion rate or placement rate isn’t solid) or, more likely, claims rely on data that isn’t current, compliance problems arise. It’s easy for a school to overstate performance metrics mistakenly, and easier still for a landing page or website copy that was written months or years ago to get overlooked when new stats emerge.

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The Hidden Motivations Of Your Prospective Students

Enrollment Resources recently compiled data from over 125,000 prospective students who had completed a detailed online survey delving into their goals, frustrations, motivations and current life/work situations. We call this the “Career Training Readiness Quiz” (powered by our Virtual Adviser software). It is designed to do two things: Engage prospective students on the school’s website to help generate additional leads – typically a 30 percent bump in website generated lead flow – and help the prospective student understand if they are a fit for vocational education. Roughly 2.2 percent of unique visitors to a typical school’s website will engage with this survey.

The sample represented about 90 school systems across the U.S. and Canada with a wide variety of programs, including both male- and female-dominated programs.

Our analysis of the results has uncovered fascinating insights into career education prospective students, including where they are in their buying process, their dominant personality styles and how to communicate with them effectively, and the number one motivating trigger driving their buying decisions. Read more

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