Product reviews are much sought after. Whether by the manufacturer who hopes to get an advertising boost, or by a potential buyer who hopes to have his questions answered before he takes the plunge, product reviews fulfill a need, that for information.
So what does it take then to write a product review? Some good sense, a fair and ethical approach, a balanced and unbiased mindset, and a few essential questions. These are:
* What does the product promise?
* Does it deliver upon this promise?
* Is the product worth it? And for whom?
All these can be addressed in a document formatting that covers an introduction, the review body, and a conclusion.
The introduction is basically an overview of the product and what it brings to the table. Generally, to set the tone of the review, the introduction ends with a one-liner about whether the reviewer liked the product or not translating device for business meeting.
The review body then goes deeper into the product’s features and functioning. The reviewer is expected to paint the portray of what it is like to use the product. Readers tend to expect the good to come before the bad, so the reviewer should know that he should feature pros before getting to the cons in the body.
The ending then is a strong conclusion which substantiates the one-liner in the introduction, based on the recounting in the review body.
There are a few things to note when writing a review.
– Know your reader
Always know who you will be addressing in your review. It also pays to bear in mind that as a reviewer, you are not writing a paper on your own like and dislike of the product, though this is expected to come into play. Your review is intended for the readers.
– Your target audience
This follows upon knowing your reader. Depending on who you will be addressing, the tone and overall information of the review will vary.
For example, if you are addressing technical crowds, your review will be more technical in nature, maybe with jargon and other such codes. Strive to use wording and tone appropriate for your audience, and link your review to the appropriate context and setting while using relevant language.
– Point to whom it may be useful
In your review, always make it a point to suggest to whom the product might be useful. This will help your reader in evaluating whether the product is for him or not.
– How is it different? And why choose this one?
Add to the uniqueness of the product. In a way, your review will recommend or shoot down a product. Point out how this product is different from any other on the market. Address what the product does and doesn’t do, and if you can, state whether these are useful or not.
– Know what you’re talking about/ product
An essential aspect of every reviewing venture. You need to really know what you are talking about. Make sure you actually use the product if you are going to provide personal opinions. In case the product doesn’t apply to you but you still need to provide a review, search for reviews and testimonials by people who have actually used the product.