The Conversational Blog

In these posts we explore conversational writing as
a powerful way to communicate and sell online.

No, that typo wasn’t me trying to be “conversational”.

If you watched the video, you already know the story.

But if you’d rather read than watch, here goes…

I received an email the other day from a student of the Conversational Copywriting course.

He’d spotted not one but two typos in an email I sent out. And he wondered if, perhaps, I had done it deliberately.

His thinking, I assume, was that the typos somehow made me appear more “real”… imperfect and perhaps vulnerable.

Read moreNo, that typo wasn’t me trying to be “conversational”.

7 Key Attributes of Conversational Copywriting

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The web is not and never has been a one-way medium where companies get to talk AT an audience.

It’s a two-way medium. Our audiences are as active online as we are.

They get to talk as well… among themselves… to us… and about us.
This has a huge impact on how companies should pitch their products and services online.

And that, in turn, has a huge impact on we, as copywriters, use our craft.

Here, in no particular order, are 7 attributes that make conversational copywriting different… and make it the perfect fit for online marketers.

Read more7 Key Attributes of Conversational Copywriting

Conversational copywriting is closer to the spoken word than the written word. Except when it isn’t.

At school we are taught to write properly. Our work is marked and graded. Grammar matters. And so on.

But when we talk with our friends, we don’t worry about that stuff.

We’ll talk in fragments of sentences. We’ll start sentences with the word “and”. We’ll end sentences with prepositions.

We don’t worry about the structure of our sentences or paragraphs. Not that we really speak in paragraphs.

The point being, when we communicate through writing, everything is more formal, more structured, more correct.

Read moreConversational copywriting is closer to the spoken word than the written word. Except when it isn’t.

Conversational Copywriting reduces friction and removes hurdles.

 

sales conversion rate hurdles

OK.. this is post #1 for this all-new blog.

Here’s hoping it will be the first of dozens and then hundreds of posts.

I was going to write some kind of general introduction…but then changed my mind. Felt too much like blah-blah-blah.

Better, I think, to dive right in.

Here goes…

Read moreConversational Copywriting reduces friction and removes hurdles.