Stop the scroll: Adding value when posting about B2B events on social media

Summary of video:

A conference or panel event you attended can be a great source of social media content, but to help stop the scroll and get your audience to pay attention, add some value.

In this short video, I talk about what made me stop and read LinkedIn posts about events people in my network had been to.

All the posts added value; they didn’t merely highlight that the person had attended a particular event but talked about what they had learnt or what it was like.

Engagement – particularly comments – will give LinkedIn posts more visibility, so I finish by sharing some ideas for getting a conversation started on an event post.

Transcript of video:

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Have you noticed any posts about events that people have been to in your LinkedIn feed in recent weeks?

I’ve noticed some great ones: great because they made me stop scrolling, great because they made me want to click through and read more, and great also because they didn’t use the word delighted, which is always a bit of a bonus.

So what was it about them that got me interested?

Well, there were various different things. I saw bullet point lists of key takeaways. I saw pull quotes of key things that speakers said. I saw some information about what the room was like, the tone in the room, the quality of the speakers, the venue, that sort of thing.

It was a bit of extra information about what the event was like.

All of this was useful, interesting and insightful stuff that I wanted to read about and stuff that I was getting good information from.

They were getting likes, which increased the visibility of those posts, which is probably why they appeared in my feed.

If I was going to suggest one thing just to boost that engagement and visibility, one step further would be to add a question to get people commenting on that post.

And questions are a really good way of doing that; maybe relay a question that was asked to a panel and get people to say what they thought or relay a particular thought or idea that someone had suggested and get people’s views on that.

Getting people to comment on your posts is a great way to boost your content.

A comment is better than likes, likes will get you so much visibility, but comments will get you even more.

Have you seen a post recently about an event that somebody has been to?

Did you stop scrolling and read more? What was it about that post that made you want to read and find out more

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