Day #63 Facebook Live Challenge
Hi, it’s Sue McVeigh VA, and today is day 63 of my Facebook Live challenge. And it’s another daylight video, which is lovely. It’s just after 6:00 PM in Melbourne, and you can still hear the birds chirping. I have the back door open, getting some beautiful, fresh air into my workspace, which is lovely. And I am… Yeah, doing my video while we decide what’s for tea, the family. The big kids are watching something scary on TV, so we are… I’m just going to mark some time until we decide what we’re going to eat. Today I was sharing… I’ve been working out my social media planning for my own business, and it’s… Sometimes it’s… I’m the biggest overthinker, but then sometimes the easiest, simplest thing is the best. And you need to find out more about your audience, and they need to find out more about you, which I have shared previously about my passions, and finding out… Letting everyone find out more about me. But today I will talk about engaging with your audience, finding out about them. Now, I love talking about me. I don’t know about you, do you like talking about me? I do. I’m one of those people that loves to do a survey. Somebody will call and say, “Have you got five minutes?” “Of course I can, of course I have. I’m going to do the survey.” I love it. Who doesn’t like talking about themselves? Maybe some people. But the thing is that if you are genuinely interested in what people have to say about themselves, and you ask a question, and then you pause and listen for the answer, and you’re not waiting to respond, you’re actually wanting to learn about them. So for example, yesterday, I shared on my Instagram and Facebook, my business accounts, your favorite flower. And I had lots of responses. There were gerberas, there were tulips, there were peonies. Peonies, I wasn’t quite sure what they were, but they’re gorgeous, very, very beautiful. And there were so many others, and it was just lovely to hear, and to see, because people shared a photo of their favorite flower so I could see them. And I’m not great with flowers, or gardens, and things like that, but you can always learn. And if I wasn’t sure I’d ask a question, “What is it called?” So then we’re still learning about other things, but we’re still learning about people and what they like. And we’re all different, and then we’re all the same, so it’s lovely to find out. And I came across this amazing, amazing… A lot of questions I had… I bought a calendar last year, social media marketing calendar from an amazing lady Angie Gensler online. And she has questions to ask your audience, and 52 questions on a list, so one for every week, just to put in there when you’re planning your social media, “Okay, well, maybe tell me Tuesday.” And say, “Tell me about you.” So you’re going to ask them. I love this one, because I love, “Would you rather read the book, or watch the movie?” Me, movie. Some people, book. I have been unable to read books for quite a long time. It’s something about concentration span, something about… Oh, I’m not quite sure. But I had to let it go, because I loved to read books when I was younger, and younger adult. You know what? It’ll come back, but at the moment, I’m learning different ways. And I do learn visually, so I love to learn… Yeah, I love watching movies. We’re movie people, we love movies. Our kids quote movie lines. That is a mark of our parenting success, is when our kids quote their first movie line. And sometimes we will sit round the table and we will just talk in movie quotes the whole time. Love a movie, love movie quotes, oh. Or a song will come on, and you go, “Oh, which movie is that from?” To find out. So yes, I do prefer the movie to the book. But there’s some great, engaging questions to ask your audience, to find out more about them, and also to learn more about different topics. So I am just about to… I’ve created three already that have… I’ve created the graphics for them in Canva. And I’ve put the question on them, and I’m going to slot them into my Later scheduling media library, and then I will be sharing them out over the next couple of weeks. So yeah, so learning more about your audience is really important for connection. Thank you, and I will see you tomorrow. Bye.