Your Community: How To Build It and Grow It With Danielle Melton | POP 722

A photo of Danielle Melton is captured. Danielle Melton is the Founder & CEO of the MOTHERBoard Society, a member-based community for professional working mothers who want to grow in their careers, families, and self while connecting with other goal-getting mothers. Danielle Melton is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Are you mindful of how you approach your ideal clients? Why must you explain your “why”? How does your content depend on your customers and vice versa?

In this podcast takeover episode, LaToya Smith speaks with Danielle Melton about your community and how to build it and grow it.

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Meet Danielle Melton

A photo of Danielle Melton is captured. She is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the MOTHERBoard Society. Danielle is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

of the MOTHERBoard Society, a member-based community for professional working mothers who want to grow in their careers, families, and self while connecting with other goal-getting mothers.

In all the work she does, Danielle seeks to empower all working mothers to reimagine how women thrive in motherhood— encouraging them to pursue their goals and passions in both work and life. This is done through her empowering speaking engagements.

She and MOTHERBoard Society have been featured in publications such as Mother.ly, Entrapernista, Yahoo! Medium, and many other media & press outlets.

Visit The MOTHERBoard Society and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

In This Podcast

  • Be mindful of your verbiage
  • Be specific to your community
  • Explain your why

Be mindful of your verbiage

When you are trying to connect with your ideal client and grow a community, you must be mindful of how you are expressing your intentions and desires.

[Don’t say], “Oh, please follow me, I would like it and appreciate it, thank you”. No, you have to figure out what your audience needs and how you are of value to them. (Danielle Melton)

Do not ask people to outrightly follow you, because you first need to provide them with value so that they know what services you can provide for them if they choose to become a part of your community.

Be specific to your community

Once you are gathering a following, create content consistently and keep it specific to the needs and desires of your community.

The content that you create and the service that you provide to your audience need to be in balance throughout the growth of your company, because your content, your services, and your ideal audience all work in unison.

Hearing what they’re needing and wanting was really important because, again, [this work] is for the community, and that’s why I created those chapters so that it can be more specific to the community. (Danielle Melton)

Explain your why

Use your vision and passion to drive you.

Take the initiative to reach out to your ideal clients and create a conversation that will include them to connect them with you.

Be able to move forward and not be afraid to take those steps and those leaps … that’s how I’ve built what I have. (Danielle Melton)

Do not be afraid to put out what you are doing to expand your community, and when you explain your “why” really well, you can connect more easily with the people you want to work with.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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