Create social media messages that engage readers
How can you write social media messages that are relevant, valuable and interesting to friends, fans and followers?
Pass educational consultant Angela Maiers’ 70-20-10 test. That is:
1. Share 70% of the time.
Give readers information they can use to live their lives better by linking to valuable information — new research, tipsheets and tools.
Offer news you can use, and watch your reach and influence grow
“Our readers don’t want to read stories,” writes Brian J. O’Conner, editor at Bankrate.com. “What they really want is a big button they can push that says, ‘Solve my problem.’ It’s up to us to be that button.”
Sadly, instead of helping readers solve their problems, too many digital writers churn out content that focuses on “us and our stuff” — not on the reader and the reader’s needs.
But offer news you can use to live your life better, and you’ll see your online reach and influence grow.
At Get Clicked, Read, Shared & Liked — our two-day online-writing master class on July 27-28 in Portland — you’ll learn how to write webpages, blog posts, email messages and social media status updates that grab and keep reader interest with relevant, valuable, helpful information.
Specifically, you’ll learn how to:
- Find the right story — and craft the best story angle — for blog posts, content marketing pieces and social media status updates.
- Position your company as the expert in the field and draw readers in with news they can use to live their lives better.
- Get more likes and shares with stories that better serve your audience.
- Make sure your status updates are welcome guests, not intrusive pests, by passing the 70-20-10 test.
- Tap the power of the most-retweeted word in the English language. And avoid the one topic nobody wants to read about.
Save $100 when you register by June 27.
This is the only social media-writing Master Class we’ve scheduled for 2017. Don’t miss out. Register now.
Learn to Master the Art of the Storyteller, Catch Your Readers, Get Clicked, Cut Through the Clutter and more
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