53: Writing better social media captions, faster

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What’s your first thought when you sit down to write social media captions?

  1. Why do I have so much to say in the office, but writing makes my mind go blank? 🤔
  2. I’ve got loads to say but no time to get it done 😒
  3. I’ve got my system down, and I’m all good 😎

Pat yourself on the back if category C is you. Most clinicians I know, though, struggle with what to write and how to find time to get it done. These days I can completely relate to the challenge of finding time to focus on your own content when you’re busy supporting others.

And I’ll NEVER forget my first task at my job as a journalist when I spent an entire hour writing one mediocre caption for one photo in the paper’s Noted & Quoted section.

Here’s why captions matter

The images you post are meant to grab your audience’s attention 👀

The caption is where you show your ideal audience that you are the right person to solve the problem they have ✅

Categories of captions every clinician needs

I divide all captions into 5 categories. I use the acronym PRICE to remember them:

Promotional: Think new appointment openings, promoting a workshop or sharing testimonials

Relatable: Captions that help people get to know you and what it’s like to work with you

Inspirational: Quotes and motivation

Conversational: Engagement questions to encourage your audience to comment (what’s your favorite XX, tell me XX)

Educational: Sharing facts or stats related to your expertise, Q&A

I also covered how to get this done, so be sure to listen.

Keep notes on your phone

Pull content from your day to day conversations and notes

Use voice typing

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About Wendy:

I help healthcare experts stand out by telling their story on websites, emails and social media. When it comes to marketing, the greatest waste is an idea that fails to connect to its audience – not because it wasn’t a good idea but because it wasn’t packaged as a great story.

My goal is to help health and wellness experts stand out with content marketing. I’ve worked in marketing communications for nearly 20 years and experienced firsthand the rapid pace of change in this space. I launched Sparkr Marketing to help you stay ahead in this age of information overload. I’ll help you filter through the countless marketing tactics to find the right ones to reach your target market. Most importantly, I help your business stay true to your story.

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