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It’s hard to to find reliable data on just how many blogs there are, but a current estimate based on data by Technocrati says 450 millions active English language blogs. Blogging.org claims that 60 percent of all businesses have a blog. And WordPress says that 329 million people view a blog. Each month.
If you consider to launch a business blog, there are great impact possibilities and also great competition. But don’t let the latter stop you. By doing it right, business blogging can work wonder by establishing your firm among target customers, and to enhance your sales.
Imagine that you call your doctor to leave a message on her voice mail, and is met by an answering voice that sounds like Marlon Brando in the Godfather. I guess you would be a bit confused. It’s not what you expected, right?!
To pick a voice for your answering service, training course or advertisement, is a very important part of your business’ communication. Your customers will relate your brand with the type of voice you pick, so make sure you choose your voice talent carefully.
I’ll tell you a story about a now closed down business in my neighbourhood. They tried really hard to attract customers. On their sign they spelled out they had pizza, wedding cakes, full english breakfast, or porridge for those who liked it light. They could serve you sandwiches, all kinds of them, or sell you a take away latte if you were on the run. They could bake you the finest pastries or whip up the pasta of your choice. They were open from early mornings to late nights.
They tried to be everything to all. It didn’t work.
Ever had a bad dream? If so, did it include a hungry beast threatening your intranet? Or were the entire internal comms department chased by an armed ninja?
Probably not. Dreams are rarely about intranets, but real life nightmares are another story. They come true to communications pro’s from time to time.
I’m talking about the internal comms nightmare: the intranet being stabbed by the financial department’s knife.
You want to connect with your audience. Very well! Now, say after me: What’s in it for them?
Say it loud to yourself. Say it to your co-worker in the cubicle to your right. Say it again and again until you’re sure you’ll never forget it.
What’s in it for them. What does that mean? I’ll tell you: To know the answer to the question “what’s in it for them?“, is the first and most important secret you should know of when you’re about to connect with an audience. Read on for the explanation!