When you are too worried about being seen as ‘wrong’, you’re blocking yourself from the people who will think you’re so amazing they want to pay you!
Let me give you an example…
I saw a post in my newsfeed, “I’m fed up with how many people book Discovery Calls with me but don’t turn up”.
Reading through the comments, everyone wrote variants of, “Me too, it’s so frustrating”.
I said, “This is often a positioning or qualification problem.
The person booking the call feels like they hold the power and perceive their time is more valuable than yours.
Add a few pre-qualification steps in front of the call with you, communicate through your copy and application process that getting on a call with you is a ‘prize’, embody this belief through how you show up, and you’ll massively reduce no-shows”.
Them: “Oh, that’s a good idea. I’m going to do that!”
Do you see the difference here?
Within a few seconds of reading, 99% of the comments on their post would be forgotten.
I made an impactful contribution, spoke up frankly to the poster and gave them tangible advice.
If you are like me, I bet there are lots of times when you read a post and internally, you think something different to what the others are saying.
How do you contribute to those conversations?
Push down what you really think and say something that agrees or fits in with everyone else?
Scroll by, saying nothing, staying invisible?
Or speak up and offer your thoughts to present a new perspective?
I will always speak up – sharing my thoughts, offered with kind intentions, embodying the belief that my viewpoint will be welcomed and valued.
A while back, a friend of mine posted her frustration at having a bad headache and forehead rash.
All the comments were suggesting solutions for the symptoms.
I was a lone voice in that crowd when I spoke up and suggested she get checked out for Ophthalmic Shingles.
Even though I know we “shouldn’t” diagnose people, I spoke up.
Speaking up, adding valuable contributions to social media conversations, is a key part of how I get found by people online and build my audience, nurture my network and generate sales online.
It is why my comments are regularly the top rated – because I have added value to the conversation.
It’s one of the ways I increase my visibility, introvert style.
Then I reuse my reply as content for you.
Stop trying to blend in with benign comments on vanilla threads, while vigorously marketing and privately hoping to stand out as an authority so you attract ideal clients.
Your voice needs to be heard.
Your dream clients, silently lurking on those threads need to hear it.❤️