Outline the problems your buyer personas have, with solutions that are relevant to their stage of the buyer’s journey. That will provide you with an understanding of the conflicts you can use in your content.
Remember this: if your story does not include a conflict, it’s not a story it’s a pitch!
4. Make sure your story includes a resolution
The purpose behind every stage of your story should be a resolution. Putting metaphors aside, your content should include a call to action that provides a solution relevant to the stage of the persona at hand.
5. Be authentic
“Tell the truth, but make it fascinating.” – David Ogilvy
People call BS quickly – don’t make promises you can’t keep and don’t make statements you can’t back up. This is a long term game, the idea is to build your brand’s authority and get your personas to come back for more value. This however does not mean that you need to be “more of the same”. A good storyteller will keep people on the edge of their seat. Make sure you aren’t writing technically, remember your “why” and let it lead the way.
6. Be clear and concise
Don’t get too in love with your own voice. There’s no need to say the same thing in five different ways. Remember that people are impatient. Review each sentence and ask yourself
- does this contribute to the story?
- Does it add value?
- Is it interesting?
No? delete it.
All businesses have people behind them, all businesses have a soul. Brining your vision and passion to the front of your brand, is the key to generating human relationships that have the potential of evolving to long-term business co-operations. Learn your audience, tell your story, be authentic. There’s no better way to attract strangers, get them to identify with your vision and “join your tribe”.