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Is there such thing as a fail-safe formula for content creation? Let’s dig deeper. In all walks of life, the internet has played a major role in communication. And communication in most part requires the creation of content
There are different ways of telling a story. For everyone else, stories can be random and quick as long as it is relevant to the people having conversations. But for an entrepreneur, there has to be a purpose. There has to be a reason for our stories. We need tools to make our storytelling structured, intentional and purposeful.
The trinity of content marketing; value, relevance, consistency. Can you survive with one from the other two and vice versa? You can if you are a Jedi in your previous life. But seriously, why do you need all three when you can just do one, or two?
Storytelling for SMEs is not as complex as it sounds. It is not expensive. It does not depend on an award-winning agency. In fact, everyone, I mean everyone on the planet can be a storyteller. Some may be good at it; some may be bad at it. And those who think they are bad at it are actually not utilizing their storytelling skills the right way.
You should look at the bigger picture, not because you "understand" how social media works, that would make you a social media literate person.
So how can you be a storytelling entrepreneur? We have listed a handful of guide questions below that should be enough to bring you closer to the golden age of your storytelling journey.
It is a given that not everyone is gifted with the skill of storytelling. More so in the B2B landscape, we have more sellers than storytellers. And that makes more sense because in this day and age businesses have to sell. By any form, we all need to sell. But can selling be an out-of-the-box experience both for the seller and the buyer? How do you make this build longer relationships, instead of once in a lifetime deals?
In the content marketing agenda, it has been a norm to talk about the role of marketers in coming up with a compelling proposition. Enough to drive an almost one-sided conversation that storytelling is better left to the marketers. We seem to have that scary idea that those who are in charge of lead generation and inbound activities are the only storytellers in the room. If you are from the sales team, it’s time to stand up!
I have been writing about marketing video content for a while now. And I have repeatedly mentioned that it was all part of your content strategy to include videos in your library of content. There are a lot of things you can build online video content from; you need not spend that much “scientific” approach to producing a video. Everyone on the internet is on the constant phase of scrolling through news feed, blog sites and search engines. So make sure that when they stop over your domain, you have these short videos that can be consumed in the shortest time possible and provide the biggest value it can give to your followers.