How To Write A Successful Personal Ad
No one would know how good you are if you
would not let them know about it. Whether you are promoting yourself for a
job or for a date, you have to advertise yourself well.
You have written your own personal ad.
Unfortunately, no one seems to be paying attention on your ad. You are a
little apprehensive that you do not possess the skills you need to write a
successful ad. You are thinking that perhaps itís not really your
writing thatís making you less appealing but your very own personality.
You want to overhaul your ad but you are considering others to write for
you because you feel you canít make an eye-catching ad.
Do not feel dampen about it. Thereís a
lot in you than you can think of. Itís just a matter of assessing
yourself. Discover your full potentials. Examine your ad and check whatís
lacking in there. You might only be missing some good points.
Want to write a successful personal ad to
get you in your dream job or a hot date? Why ask someone else to write for
you when you can hire yourself to be your advertiser!
Be your own brand manager. Itís all right
to ask your friends how are you as a person. But remember, it is only you
who knows your true personality. Itís just that sometimes, you do not
pay attention analyzing yourself and discovering your full potentials.
Here are some helpful tips in writing a
successful personal ad.
1. Be honest
Do not let others expect too much from you or expect less of you. Write
what is only true. Do not exaggerate data. Bare your true personality. Donít
under estimate yourself. Show your best qualities if you must. You should
not be ashamed to flaunt it if you really have it.
2. Be different
Create your own style. What makes an ad boring is that it looks like the
same as the others. If your readers see that itís same as the others,
they might even think that you just copy your own. Be unique. Make an
exclusive claim of your ad. Avoid being stereotyped. This will make your
individuality a lot visible. And this will set you among the rest. Avoid
creating an impression that you are plain and boring.
3. Learn from reading others
Examine other works. Read them carefully and take note of their good
points in writing. Search for the best successful personal ads and make
them your guide in developing your own style. Determine the styles they
use to make their ad very interesting.
4. Start with a good lead
Your first sentence should make the readers read the succeeding sentences.
This means that your first line should immediately catch readerís
attention. Make a sweeping statement about yourself. Summarize in one
sentence how interesting you are before you go through the meat of it. If
you introduce yourself like, "Hi, Iím Peter Scott, 24",
chances are theyíll just close their window and move on to the next ad.
Your lead must build up interest and give an exciting preview of what they
would expect when they read the entire ad.
5. Go to the meat of you ad thoroughly
Donít restrict yourself from going through the details of your admirable
features. Go into the meat of your abilities, skills and assets. Specify
what you want out of this ad. Check closely if you have put all the
necessary description of your personality. Do not enumerate boringly.
Insert a lot of positive adjectives to enhance the list of your qualities.
It will benefit you a lot if you can make your readers understand how
these qualities can be of best benefit to them. Be consistent on hyping
them with your ad.
6. End with a great impact
Once you have established yourself well enough from the lead and the meat
of your end, make sure that you leave a lasting impact to your readers.
Your ending paragraph should encourage urgent response. Make your readers
feel that you are one of the most sought after people. That if they take
time considering you they might end up losing you.
7. Play up your best assets
In the meat of your article, follow an inverted pyramid style. Start with
your most important and admirable assets going through the least of them
in the end. If you impress them with your finest qualities, they will take
little notice of your weaknesses. Impress them first hand. Play up your
expertise. Focus on them. Enhance these with striking sentences to enhance
your skills and other qualities.
8. Package yourself
As I said, be your own brand manager. Brand yourself based on your
excellent skills and qualities. Create your own identity and make it
evident to your writing.
9. Stand out of the crowd
Now, read the other ads. Compare yours to them. Ask yourself, does your ad
stands out among the rest? Make sure that it does because once you stand
out, it will be easy for the readers to pick you as their choice. Shine
among the rest.
10. Write your finer points
Transform your weaknesses into fine points. Or better yet, make your weak
points very subtle. Focus more on your finer qualities. In fact, lure your
readers to a number of your fine points so that they may forget to ask
about your weaknesses.
Lastly, be your own judge. While it is good
to consider other peopleís perception on you, do not depend entirely on
them. Be objective. If you think that their judgment is baseless, do not
Create your own image and be creative as
possible. Let your readers get hook on your personal ad. Love your
qualities and be confident with what you are. Put your best foot forward.
These are the keys in writing a successfull personal ad. Make a lasting
impression and you will reap the attention of thousand readers out there.
Yes, more than you can handle. So what are you waiting for? Grab your pen
and write your way to success!
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