When visiting my twin sister’s office recently, I pretended to be her and chatted about five minutes with her assistant. It was hard to keep a straight face, but until my sister walked in, he had no idea I was Stephanie and not Melanie. Yes, we’ve pulled that trick a number of times in our many decades of twin life. Most of our close friends can easily tell us apart, but for others it can be disarming. But it’s all in good fun!
There, I’ve told you something personal about myself. There is a lot I could tell you about me that goes beyond my standard corporate bio, and I think B2B content writers need to consider going beyond the corporate template more often.
B2B #content writers need to consider going beyond the corporate template more often @EditorStahl. CLICK TO TWEET Telling you my twin story doesn’t distinguish me as a subject-matter expert, but it does make me human. And relating to an audience on a more personal level often leads to greater trust (even if I like to trick people).
Creating content isn’t just about marketing, notes John Hall, CEO of Influence & Co. “It’s about affecting behavior.”
If you have a targeted lead list and your response rate is less than 10% with personalized emails, your emails could use some work. Earlier this year a B2B company came to me for help with their emails. They offered an incredible service for the SaaS space, but weren’t very successful with their sales emails. Their response rates were below 2%.In about a month of working together I created a single email template that got them more than 16 new customers. But before I reveal the template, let's dig into what was wrong with their previous approach....
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Shield 5 is a captivating new thriller that follows a wrongfully accused man on the run, desperate to clear his name. It has a lot in common with shows like Homeland and 24, except for one tiny thing: Each episode is only 15 seconds long.Shield 5 is a new dramatic and cinematic series being released on Instagram in installments, just one recent example of what is being labeled as "social cinema." It is the brainchild of British director Anthony Wilcox, who was looking for a quick project to work on while he finished developing a bigger feature. "I’ve done a few short things online as a director-for-hire, and the fast turnaround of those things excited me. I was looking for a way to do that, but telling my own story," Wilcox told Fast Company....
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One of the most important tools in any salesperson’s tool kit consist of success stories that demonstrate capabilities, build credibility, and move the prospect closer to signing on the bottom line. Here’s a template used to describe the three parts of the commonly told success story:
“ Kendall Haven is a trailblazer. As the lead researcher and indeed, creator of the field of neural and cognitive science of story, he is on the front wave of discovering the catalytic power of story and how it can be used to influence, persuade, and change. He’s also the award-winning author of two books, “Story Proof: The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story” and “Story Smart: Using the Science of Story to Persuade, Inspire, Influence, and Teach.” ”
“ What Is Your Brand’s Personality? What are archetypes? As the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung classified them, archetypes are a universal and subconscious concept, “images that are integrally connected to the individual by the bridge of emotions.” Margaret Hartwell is well-versed in Jung’s psychology of archetypes and she brings her expertise to the Business of Story to apply this psychology to brand initiatives, creation, maintenance, and reinvention. As you can see from our resources section, these universal character archetypes have proven to be incredibly powerful in influencing the story of various brands in the world. Margaret shares how business leaders can bring these archetypes to life so that they are empathetic and so that we as consumers have an authentic connection that humanizes the brands in our lives.”
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“ I love finding brands who have deep-seated community values, who embrace the story of what made them become a brand in the first place, and who have a vision for how they plan to grow into something awesome. Sure, we live in a world where many brands and people are focused on getting ahead and achieving only monetary goals. But there are plenty of brands and marketing teams that enjoy being part of the community and are incorporating a big-picture mentality with story-worthy assets into their business models. And guess what? Consumers, especially millennials, love this.”
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