Now that social media has become expected and for the most part is commonplace it is can be hard to know how to make yourself more visible. Lucky for you many platforms are constantly making updates to help you be more expressive on their platform, stories being one of them.
Even if you have a good relationship with your social media it stories may excite you or it may intimidate you but like in any relationship you need to evolve and grow. So, why not grow into the realm of stories before it evolves so much you are playing extreme catchup.
Michelle Cyca posted an article on Hootsuite called What You Can Learn from 7 of the Best Brands on Instagram Stories and there are some great ideas in there about how to get yourself started on stories. Honestly, it is not all that different from small talk with people in person.
When meeting new people in social situations people tend to have their trusted go-to stories for when there is a lul in conversation. You save them in you back pocket because they probably went over well the last time you told it. Think of your social media the same way. If you have something that works really well make sure to highlight it by saving it for people to see. That way people can easily get a sense of who you are.
Make sure to be engaging, stories are a great opportunity for you to interact with your audience. You can engage in a number of different ways from posting a poll to simply replying to engagements it is important to acknowledge your audience. You may have some stories in your back pocket to pull out for easy conversation but it is important to make sure to make the conversation a 2 way street and not always about you. If you give the common courtesy of asking about someone else in person you need to do the same in your stories.
Get up and get active. Take your audience on a journey with you. Give your audience a behind the scenes look, sneak peaks and exclusive insights. If you mix it up and keep your stories active people will return for more
So now that you have some tips to get yourself started get to work on brining your socials to the next level! Try out your stories feature and let us know how you it goes! Let us know where your at so we can follow also for some epic story times 🙂