When you talk about your services or products, what are you actually saying?
What do you tell people?
I am pretty sure that when most business owners go out and mingle and talk to other people – such as potential clients and customers – about what they do…
It’s BORING AS BATSHIT!
Don’t beat yourself up about it. It’s okay because most people do this.
The ‘elevator pitch’.
Ugghhhh so terribly boring blah blah blah…
You lost me at “Hi I’m batgirl and I _________”
So… I know you do this.
And… I know that I can help you stop doing this.
Next time someone asks you, “what do you do?” why don’t you start, or answer, by asking them a question.
That is an instant icebreaker and it engages the person you are talking to. When they are engaged, it is less likely that their eyes will glaze over and they are mentally stabbing their eyeballs out with a sharp stick.
Ask them a question that is directly relevant to what you do.
But, not just in the boring sense … in the sense of solving a problem.
Oh, ‘but how do I do that’ you may be thinking.
First you need to take a few steps back and really dive deep into the actual problem that you solve with your product or service.
You need to know what keeps them up at night.
What their emotions, pains, fears, joys are around this problem.
Then you need to work out how your service or product will make them FEEL after you help them.
After their problem is SOLVED.
This is the transformation.
This is what people pay for.
This is what they buy.
Not your service or product or your boring 60 second “I blah blah blah” spiel.
PEOPLE BUY THE TRANSFORMATION.
Read that a couple times.
Commit it to memory and create your services and products around this and everything will change for you.
Where once you were ignored or missed or glossed over, now you will catch their attention and attract them to you.
Focus on the EMOTION and the TRANSFORMATION.
This is the TRUE VALUE that you offer.
And.. you need to put this everywhere and make it an integral part of your branding.
If you’re on the GOLD COAST and you crave more more MORE of this branding and business strategy delicousness…. then check out the Branding Workshop that the GOLD COAST GIRLS IN BUSINESS is holding – hosted by yours truly – on the 21st of August.
It is going to be so freaking fun and engaging and interactive and amazing and … did I say FUN?
Steph IS the Branding Chick ~ Brand Designer + Consultant! When she isn’t at the beach, surfing, eating tacos or drinking wine… she spends her time consulting businesses and entrepreneurs on how to create a solid and stand out brand that creates an impact. Through consulting and her online programs as well as actually designing the brand visuals and logo, Steph is able to help her clients position themselves as the leader, influencer and authority in their industry.
She was recently featured on the cover of the nationally recognised GCGIB magazine and has recently won a major award in the 2019 Gold Coast Girls in Business awards. She was one of seven winners out of 16,000 women in business.
Steph also is a contributor to various online and print publications, writing articles, guest speaking and interviewing on podcasts.