Creative Ways to Share your Personal Story on Social Media
Are you wondering how to share your personal story on social media? Or, how to share your message to attract people to your network marketing business? Perhaps a better question is, are you looking for creative ways to do so — and be heard?
There is an incredible amount of noise on social media, so finding ways to stand out is important. In this post, we want to share with you some creative ways to tell the story your audience is waiting for.
Crafting your Story the Right way, Wins Every Time
Each of us has a personal story to tell. Our story includes our history, our family, our passions, and of course our place in the network marketing industry. But too often, our story gets lost on social media.
We might say to ourselves;
‘nobody cares about the pictures I post from my son’s Little League game’ or ‘why do people post their meals when they’re out?’
Believe it or not, those personal moments help tell our story.
And, define our personal brand.
Each and everyone of us has a personal brand – and it is so much more than what we do for a living. Learning how to share your story can help attract people to you, and even further — connect with you. Because here’s the deal, we know that relationships are a huge component to the networking marketing and direct sales industry.
So, in order to start building that relationship, you want people to gain a general idea of who you are. Personal stories are more powerful than you can imagine.
So, the right way — what does that mean anyway? There is this misconception in network marketing that for some reason that only real stories are ones that involve ‘rags to riches’. Please know that absolutely these stories exist, but so do the ones that involve corporate employees, blue collar workers, stay at home mom’s and all things in between.
Success’ only Requirement is Hard Work
Telling your personal story effectively, no matter what medium (platform), follows some key principles.
Those principles include:
- Focus: A powerful story should focus on one main message or feeling that you want to leave with your audience. You can definitely include other messages in your story but there should be one primary message you want the reader to walk away with.
- Logic (usually): Without logic in your story, your audience will not participate in the story-telling process with you. And, you want them to. You want them to relate, engage, feel, etc.
- Value driven: Your story should encompass your values. These values come out in your story through the words you choose, and the things you pay attention to. Your audience will pick up on the values you express in your stories — this should be seamless. From social media to stage ideology.
- Short: The best stories are short and to the point. They don’t end up on unnecessary side roads that throw your reader off balance. Creating the best version of your story is easy — it’s yours just be sure to stay on point.
You want people to be inspired by your story.
In other words, stay humble. Keep your ego in check. Sure, you want to be able to share and celebrate your successes — but remember your story should be designed to inspire others. It should elicit feelings of reliability, and the whole ‘I can do that too‘ mentality.
An authentic network marketer is great at storytelling and connecting to people on an emotional level. And listen, it’s totally OK to be emotional when you’re telling your story when it’s genuine. Sometimes it will just require you to take a breath, drop your head for a moment and regain your composure. This note is obviously for those who choose to tell their story via recorded or live video.
Action Steps to Telling your Personal Story
Be personal. Start with how you were introduced to network marketing even. What was your life like prior to that? Remember, nowhere does this require you to tell the company name or even products. Tell your story is about you — nothing more (at this point).
Authenticity is a must. No one like someone who feels fake – be real, be authentic and people will resonate with that. We promise.
Share things you love. What are you passionate about? Chipotle? Travel? Sports? Share things that are of interest to you – this helps to tell your story. And, this helps attract people to you who also like these things.
You life, is the content. Events, customers you’ve helped, clients you work with – these all tell the story of what you do and why you are passionate about it. Think about why you love the industry as a whole – that is a great place to start when you think about content and telling your story.
25 Writing Prompts to Help you get Started Telling your Personal Story!
- What lesson in life did you learn the hard way?
- Describe a time when your life took an unexpected turn
- Who do you think of when you imagine someone saying, ‘I believe in you’
- What slice of your life would you like your children to know that shed light on what has meant the most to you?
- As you look back over your life what threads do you recognize?
- To date, what are your sacred moments that come to mind?
- Write about several moments in your life that touched your deepest feelings.
- When you were a kid who could you always go to for honest answers? Explain who, explain why.
- Write of a single experience out of your past that found you caring and supportive of someone who was going through difficult times.
- Write of an instance when time seemed to stop and you knew you were part of a moment that held great significance.
- What is your faith and how do you experience it?
- List five things you like about yourself and write a 50 word paragraph on each.
- Something you learned from forgiveness.
- Write about something you learned from fear.
- Discuss something you learned from contentment.
- Write about something you learned from discipline.
- Share something you learned from joy.
- How common was working mothers in your day? Have working mothers been good or bad for our society? Explain why or why not.
- What do you remember feeling the day you launched your business? Describe it.
- What fills up your senses?
- Your favorite meal and why?
- What do you love to look at?
- What thrills your taste buds?
- Write of an experience out of your past that found you in a very deep and powerful relationship
- Describe a favorite teacher or business mentor
Final Thoughts on Sharing your Personal Story
Overall, we all have a story — and sharing it with our audiences can do more for them than any fancy product or service every could. We are in the most amazing industry of network marketing, but what is even more amazing are humans. And, thanks to the industry we have been blessed to meet and work with so many!
Find different ways of introducing people to who you are. Whether you use 60 seconds and share it on a Facebook story, or take a few more minutes and hop on Facebook Live. Alternatively, you may just prefer typing it out as a status — and that is totally OK too.
Would love to hear more about your story. Do you find storytelling on social media to be difficult? Are there people that come to mind who totally engaged you in their story? Be sure to leave us a comment below — we love to hear about your experiences!
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