Research has shown that blogging is probably the best way to develop your brand online. Writing about why you do what you do, why you offer your product or service, sharing your experiences, and helping people by answering their questions is a great way to promote yourself and your business. Google loves blogs so blogging will elevate your brand online.
However, people online relate best to other people - not words or images. So to really promote yourself and your business get out of your shell and start taking more photos and videos of your work, your advice and your customer interactions. A recent study cited in a Forbes.com article showed that video was a better producer of sales leads than white papers, e-books, and even live demonstrations from sales reps!
As humans our brain function is naturally drawn to faces, motion and sound. Susan Weinschenk, PhD uses brain science to predict, understand and explain what motivates people and how they behave, and she says there are four reasons why online video is compelling and persuasive:
1. The fusiform face area of the brain forces us to pay attention to faces so we connect more readily with what is being said.
2. The human voice conveys rich information. The tone of your voice will impact on what viewers hear.
3. Emotions are contagious. Video captures your excitement and passion in a way that the written word simply cannot convey.
4. Movement grabs attention. We generally listen to any message when movement is attached to it.
So don't be shy, get online and share your business, your passion and your enthusiasm with a world-wide audience by Vlog (Video Blog). At Sothertons we are passionate about providing you with information and advice to help you achieve your goals in business and life. Call us on 4972 1300 to talk about how we can help you.