What can readers do differently with your stuff?
You know you should lead with the benefits, substantiate with the features. But how?
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Don’t write about your stuff. Write about what your readers can do with your stuff. Focus on the benefits of your products:
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Notice that pileup on modifiers — advantages — before the feature: FREE 24/7 on-demand. That’s a lot of words to describe your product. I’m not ready to sign up, because I don’t know what’s in it for me. Solution: Write in verbs about the reader.
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XYZ devices and solutions deliver industry-leading security to businesses of every size, while reducing IT burden across the organization.
Devices, solutions and security are features; industry-leading is an advantage. What can I do with this stuff?
Slash IT maintenance times, secure your intellectual property, and keep your private information private with XYZ security features.
Stop writing about us and our stuff.
Lead with the benefits, substantiate with the features.
How long should your message be?
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