As a sales outsourcing company, that specializes in building sales automation engines, we work remotely from our clients. One key ingredient of our sales engines is the ability to use content to prove to buyers that the product we are selling solves a problem for them. And over the past several years we have discovered that nothing is more valuable than video. And when creating videos, regardless if it is our team, or their team creating the content, we have one major rule.
Rule # 1 – Keep it Simple
People buy products and services because they want to solve a problem. That’s it.
Rule # 2 – Address Buyers Problems
We have found over the past several years of video production and distribution that videos that perform the best supporting our client’s sales outsourcing reps, our lead scoring, and our content marketing are the ones that offer solutions to a problem. This is especially helpful for lead scoring because if a buyer has watched the video you know they may have this pain.
The problem could be as simple as, “When launching an email campaign, I want to get notified when someone clicks a link in the email.”
Company X could make a short video that shows a marketing team launching an email campaign, and sales people are getting emails to follow up with leads.
Now, that sort of video documentation is way more interesting than a text explanation of the technology. Some other ideas for problem-solving with video marketing. Here is one that shows how lead scoring helps callers:
- Create video content with happy clients or customers (remember, they don’t have to be long to be compelling 1-2 minutes) offering short testimonials.
- Create easy to follow videos for each step of your product implementation, especially if it’s a software program
- Create a weekly webisode series that shows your company’s spokesperson running into daily life issues that are solved with your product or service. This could be the office “talent”, so someone that is camera-ready is preferable.
This leads in to my next point….
Micro-Video Strategy Applications
Let’s face it, there are moments in your daily experiences that people like to see. These are the most interesting and compelling content that you can capture, and the challenge is knowing how to identify it. Which we will get into later.
With attention spans plummeting, now is the time to begin developing a short-form content strategy that blends with your overall content strategy. This is very applicable to your micro-branded products or services.
At Company X, for example, John has started a new 3-minute video webisode series where he talks about everything marketing and sales. The great thing about Joe is that he is able to record each video on his iPhone, and no one expects anything more from the production value because it’s more about the thought leadership he provides.
Video content can also be used to automate the explanation of products, services, and customer problems to help make it easier for buyer to buy:
- For Example turn your sales reps initial intro pitch deck (that takes 10 15 minutes to present live) into a simple to produce explanation video that talks about the current situation in the market, the problems this creates and how you solve the problem. It’s mini webcast on speed – part educational and part quick intro to the solution. Here is one we crafted for our tradeshow support package
If you can identify all of the moments that might need explaining, and make a short video about each, you’ll be able to create a video strategy that is built specifically for that pain point.
Remember, people have different problems they need solved. It is your job as the marketer to identify those problems with your sales team.
They will love you for addressing their questions and/or problems quickly and succinctly, without having to sift through pages of blog content.
Remember the things to keep at the top of your mind to create the compelling video for your product or service is pain points.
Ask yourself these questions: “Is this something that someone else would find valuable? How long did it take me to figure this out, and will it help someone else reach this conclusion quicker?”
At Gabriel Sales, we have created a video production workshop that will help you create compelling content that will help amplify your sales tactics, support out sales outsourcing reps to share and to create a video library for your potential customers and clients that they will love.
To learn more about how Gabriel Sales can help you to tell your sales story powerfully to as many buyers as possible using our sales outsourcing and sales automation services please visit our strategy and sales outsourcing services page. To decide if our team is the right one for you please visit our About Us page.