In part two of this three part look at product launches, we will build on “Less is More” as featured in Part 1 here.
Tagline with word pictures
While pictures help to make a presentation more memorable, having a tagline can push recall even higher. A tagline is a one line description which sums up your key message. For example, the MacBook Air was described as “the world’s thinnest notebook”. You may not remember all the technical specifications but you if you remember the tagline, you understand why the product is special. And let’s face it, if you are really interested in the tech spec, visit the product’s web site.
Every product and service can use this approach. When 37signals launched their project management online software, Basecamp, their tagline was “the better way to get projects done.” Taglines are simple and easy to pass on to your clients, sales team and media.
While a good headline tagline will help your audience remembers your product uniqueness, you can add word pictures to other parts of your content. This turns your presentation into a more visual one. At the iPod launch, Jobs described it as ‘the size of a deck of cards.” This was accompanied by a picture of a deck of cards. This word-picture is much more memorable than giving the dimensions of the product as many technical presentations tend to do. Look for ways to highly key features and benefits with word pictures and taglines.
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