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5 tips to creating genuine and personalized content

By Kyle Lacy, kylelacy.com 

There are a certain group of tweets, status updates, and posts that are sent out every day that consist of what I call “The Tony Robbin’s Smile Tweet-Post-Update.” If you are familiar with Tony Robbins… you understand where I am coming from here… Here are some examples:

“Let’s have an awesome week! Lot’s of great stuff planned and new clients rolling in. Good luck everyone!”

“Just believe in yourself and all your wishes will come true!”

“If you don’t climb the mountain, you can’t view the plain.”

“Just talked to @abdcd and it was the best conversation ever! So Awesome!

Now… the last one in that list is not necessarily bad because you might truly think that the person was awesome  (I’ve done it) but does it really have to be every person you have a phone conversation with… and do I  need to know… every… time? There should come a time when you strive, yearn, and want to create something more. There should come a time when you want to create content and updates that make people think and strive to be furthered both intellectually and emotionally.

Where do you draw the line as a person and as a brand? I think the issue I am having an issue with all the irrelevant content. If I wanted an ego boost I would turn on Joel Osteen or Tony Robbins. So let’s talk about how we stray away from terrible content and create content that will be extremely beneficial to your life, business, and social media tribe.

1. Share thoughts and emotions surrounding an experience.

“This weekend’s funeral left me pondering: Do you celebrate the life lived, or mourn for what is gone and what will never be?”

This is an important development in the world of social media. You can share business and info about your company but you can go to an entirely new level with an update like the one listed above. (This is more for the personal business account than a company account) It is a tasteful update that will get a response and bring the community closer together.

2. Do NOT re-tweet, re-share, or re-post every quote on God’s green EARTH.

I am okay with one or two quotes a day but when I keep getting “live your best life now” or “this is the first day of the rest of your life” quotes it gets fairly annoying. I do appreciate the individual…>>>>READ MORE.   

Kyle is principal at MindFrame, a digital direct response company serving the nonprofit sector. Recognized both locally and globally for his knowledge of social media, he has currently trained over 175 companies and organizations across the world. Kyle is author of two books: Twitter Marketing for Dummies (Wiley, 2009 / 2011) and Branding Yourself (Pearson, 2010). The second edition of Twitter Marketing for Dummies was released in 2011. His website can be found at www.kylelacy.com.

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