Episode 48 The Secret Ingredient to Spark Sales

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Stories have a lot to tell, and your marketing is a series of stories you tell your audience about your brand. And what eventually leads to sales are the stories you share that make them relate and resonate with your product and service.

And what are the stories you need to tell? First off, have your signature story that you have to share every time you have an event or talk with anyone. Instead of talking to them about technical terms, it is best to let them know what you do and what transformation is achieved once they experience the product or service. There are a lot more stories you can weave in from there. Stories of your own customers' transformation - the before, during, and after can be one - this addresses their fears of trying the service. It gives them the feeling they are not the only ones having the problem. That there is a solution to their problem. Those testimonials you collect from those who have tried your services and product - they matter too. That adds credibility to your service. And that is important to your target audience that they see your service works for other people, which means creates the reassurance in their minds that it will also work for them. Tell them your own stories of being a mom, experiences where you and your audience can get insights from, your struggles and successes in your personal and professional life. All these things are significant inspirations for your stories.

Creating stories is one thing, and making an impact with your story is another thing. That is why we need to talk about the key ingredients in crafting stories that connect with your audience. Let your story have a hook that brings in the curiosity that will get them more engaged with your story. Second is, let it speak to their problem and the solution. It would be best if you zeroed in on the challenges and struggles they are experiencing, the transformation they want, and then provide them the opportunity to overcome it; this is where your services come in.

After connecting with them on an emotional and logical level, you need to show them that you are the authority, back your claims with proof. The bigger the promise of transformation, the more significant the proof is required. People need to find out that what you are communicating is true.

Stories indeed have the power to captivate and convince your audience of themselves about your service. They are not there to entertain but rather serve its purpose of not only telling but selling, and in effect, serving.

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