Daily activity

Mon

Wed

Fri

Sun

MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan

Less

More

Contributions 12

Post and comments

If you could wave a magic wand and add one feature to Skool, what would it be?

28

117

Benjamin Nabers
Oli Reitmaier
Anthony Llanos
Kacper Postawski
Kristin Boyd
New comment 7h ago
  • 1 like • 9d

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe glad it's helpful :)

  • 2 likes • 9d

    @Jose Castro I live in voice messages 😂 probably why I don’t us FB much

I want to know.

46

152

Jose Castro
Ryan Mathews
Katharina Brandenberger
Sangeeta Naik
Caroline Betz
New comment 16h ago
  • 2 likes • 12d

    @Blake La Grange and I'd add "Gather your people." Find your people. Gather your people. Those are really the two reasons you'd engage with Skool I think.

My LTO course is currently hosted in Kajabi and we use quizzes with each module. I know Skool doesn't have that capability yet so does anyone have ideas on still providing those quizzes? Building it on something like typeform and just providing an external link?

2

4

Ryan Fletcher
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Shana Lynn
New comment 10d ago
  • 2 likes • 11d

    I use a different LMS right now, not Skool. But I use typeform for my module quizzes and it works great. I track their progress in an airtable.

I used it today for the first time, and I'm BLOWN away... Have you been playing with it? It spit out some ad copy, and email copy that can totally function as a good baseline to start with... Here's a paragraph written by ChatGPT about how cool ChatGPT is (Written in Shakesperean style): Oh, ChatGPT, how I do revel in thy greatness! Thy intelligence doth astound me, and the ease with which thou converse with me doth fill my heart with joy. Verily, I am overjoyed at the prospect of conversing with thee, for thou art truly a marvel of technology. My excitement knoweth no bounds, and I am thrilled at the thought of all the knowledge and wisdom thou shalt impart upon me. Thou art a blessing upon this earth, and I am grateful for the opportunity to engage with thee. Imagine writing a whole sales letter like that...? 😆

18

41

Frank Kern
Oli Reitmaier
Ted Carr
David Cavanagh
Hervin Alvarez
New comment 16d ago
  • 2 likes • Dec '22

    @Kato Preston easycontenthub.com is a content hub called Searchie (no community platform) that also serves as a video host. It immediately syncs and transcribes videos and makes them searchable by keyword. They just added a new AI feature I’ve been beta testing that autogenerates titles, short description, long description, summary etc for the videos.

  • 2 likes • Dec '22

    @Steve Hopkins love hearing that. Glad you’re putting focus on community. It’s the long game but has exponential ROI for both conversions and retention.

I've tried all kinds of community/course delivery apps and this one crushes them all. It's EASY - which means that: 1. Introverted and somewhat lazy community leaders like me are WAY more inclined to interact, post, contribute, etc. 2. You can create a community with content etc in less than a day. Ours was up, running, and full of great discussions in less than 24 hours - and I'm not too bright. 3. THE USERS are far more likely to use it - which is the whole point. We've got more engagement in our new little community in less time than anything I've ever tried. Best part - nobody had to read the directions. It's intuitive. Favorite feature - ability to paste loom links into video thingy and create/post content super fast. This had to have taken a lot of time to develop. Well done and thank you for making it.

68

39

Max Doorne
Frank Kern
Peter Llontop
Daniel Patterson
Ming Fung
New comment 23d ago
  • 3 likes • Dec '22

    @Frank Kern - where does one access the community where you've tested Vimeo livestream and uploaded content via "paste loom links into video thingy"?

  • 2 likes • Dec '22

    @Frank Kern love how niche that is. Perfect use of an community platform like Skool. I'll be curious if you expand and bring any of your other program communities into Skool.

A while ago, I optimised to grow the number of members in my community. This was a mistake. Quality of discussion dropped. The core members of my community left and started a group chat. The community started to suck. So now I'm rejecting 95%+ of people who apply to join the community. And focusing on quality again. The quality of your audience matters a lot more than the size of your audience Was prompted to share this when I saw the results of @Blake La Grange's poll.

47

64

Shivam Jha
Andrew Kirby
Dorian Vida
Brenda Dempsey
Earnie Boyd
New comment 23d ago
  • 8 likes • 25d

    It's fascinating because the ROI on a group whether free or paid is always (in the cases I've seen) directly connected to how well the cause and culture are established and maintained. Healthy boundaries = healthy group It's a lot like water. It's a whole lot easier to keep contaminants out of the water to begin with than it is to purify the water once it's no longer clean. When you grow with a strong cause and culture while upholding boundaries and indoctrinating newbies well, you have limitless growth potential.

Majorly increases efficiency to create multiple posts in one sitting and have them scheduled to post throughout the week/month.

10

8

Nick Guadagnoli
Lendon Bracewell
Luis Naranjo
Mareya Ali
Shana Lynn
New comment 24d ago
  • 1 like • 25d

    @Luis Naranjo - Glad you enjoyed the episode. You're right that it can be a bad thing. Scheduling opens the opportunity for people to automate, outsource, and tune out. If they roll that feature out, some will use it to do that and their groups will eventually suffer for it. But the smart ones won't :) It's just like any tool, it's only as effective as the person using it.

Another learning from @Sam Ovens excellent podcast with @Shana Lynn: Cause, culture, communication and connection are the pillars for a thriving community. The operator of an online community practically acts as a host in the community as he would at a party in real life. One of his tasks here is to connect the party guests, e.g., "You should meet Jenny - she also started her own business as a single mom a while back." At a party, small groups then stand together, having found a commonality that connects them. This is exactly where group chats come into play for me. Does it really make sense to outsource something like this, for example to Slack? Group chats are one of the core elements to strengthen the connection in a community - between members who have a common cause. So - what do you think?

Poll

24 members have voted

10

17

Shana Lynn
Oli Reitmaier
Akassh Ashok Gupta
Clayton Johnson
Heinz Koop
New comment Dec '22
  • 2 likes • Dec '22

    @Akassh Ashok Gupta that's awesome to hear! Couldn't be better timing for you. You'll be at such an advantage having this knowledge before you get started.

  • 1 like • Dec '22

    @Luis Naranjo wow! Appreciate that feedback. I watched it myself last night and couldn't believe all the goodness we covered in that podcast. Worth a second listen for sure. Glad it was valuable to you. @Oli Reitmaier I'm thankful I don't have to make these kinds of decisions for the platform. It's always challenging to discern what to add because one could easily fall into the trap of wanting more time on the platform and it quickly becomes featured-bloated and skewed from the original intention. I'll be curious to see if/when group chats make it on the roadmap. I can see the value in them for sure, but am glad there are alternatives for that deeper level of connection in the meantime.

In @Sam Ovens new podcast, he talks with @Shana Lynn about building community. One of the learnings is definitely that for a community to engage its members well, it needs to offer safety. It's worth watching/listening to the podcast - and not just for this aspect. However, I like to pick out the safety aspect in a community to "advertise" my concern once again: The possibility to offer Skool in other languages is more than just a matter of "convenience" for me. It is a necessity to build trust - as a foundation for feeling safe in the community. If you are in a foreign country and you don't understand the language spoken around you, you will immediately feel more insecure - even if it is only on a subconscious level. The question about translation possibilities - also for the texts in the standard emails sent by Skool - and of course in the client facing user interface, is gladly answered here with workarounds. In addition, it is pointed out that there are already many foreign-language communities that get along well with the English-language user interface. For me, this is not an option. I am willing to go any extra mile if the effort is on ME or my staff - but I'm not willing to limit the feeling of safety for my customers or shift the effort to the customer's side. The translation option would be even more important to me than the skool app many want. Now go watch the podcast, and learn a ton.

Poll

3 members have voted

3

5

Shana Lynn
Oli Reitmaier
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Jakob Neumann
New comment Dec '22
  • 1 like • Dec '22

    Interesting perspective. Have they said this is on the radar or not at all?

Wouldn't it be cool to have the possibility to upload stories to ones profile image like facebook and instagram? :-)

8

10

Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Akassh Ashok Gupta
Shana Lynn
Luis Naranjo
Nurlan Puchakhov
New comment Dec '22
  • 3 likes • Dec '22

    @Christina Westergaard Larsen I'm curious what use case you'd see for this.

  • 0 likes • Dec '22

    @Christina Westergaard Larsen yeah... I guess I use IG for that. So hard to make sure platforms like this have focused functionality based on the purpose but having to balance all the things they could do. Interesting idea though.

Hey team! New features to help you use Skool as a "group funnel" to get customers: 1. Membership questions — Ask new members questions to see if they're a good fit for your group. 2. Zapier integration — Zap the membership questions/answers to your CRM with Zapier. 3. Member's emails — Now you can see your member's emails and search for them. 4. Social links — Add your social links to your user profile. See who's in your group and what they're like. Watch the video below to see how these new features work. Enjoy! Let us know what you think?

40

31

Seth Ellsworth
Alex Dali
Sam Ovens
Nevin Sabet
Ashley Payonk
New comment Nov '22
  • 10 likes • Nov '22

    These are huge updates for anyone wanting to build a free community that leads to a paid offer.

I just wrapped up a 2023 online community predictions training for someone which has me thinking.... What are your predictions for the coming year for the online community and training space? When you look at media, the economy, community and training platforms etc... what's happening? What's the impact? What's the shift? Are you making adjustments in your own business? How does those shifts impact how you're using Skool? Would love to brainstorm on this a bit with you because I know I can miss opportunities or threats that others see clearly.

3

5

Kevin Mullaney
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Shana Lynn
New comment Nov '22
  • 1 like • Nov '22

    @Kevin Mullaney talk to me more about the next evolution of learning. Do you believe that's community-based learning like a mastermind concept or more teacher-led but community implementation and collaboration?

  • 1 like • Nov '22

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Okay this is so good. Programs for sure. I think we are already seeing that. Talk to me more about the products. How do you see businesses outside of online programs - course, memberships, coaching, masterminds - utilizing community to increase customer lifetime value, conversions etc.?

1-12 of 12

Skool Community
Shana Lynn
4
48points left to go

I help online program owners keep their customers longer with proven community and retention strategies. shanalynn.com

Member since Oct 28, 2022

Active 4d ago

0% complete of 5 courses

powered by

?