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The Transubstantiation of a Cheeseburger

Sometime back, I read the book "Fast Food Nation." In many places, the book is the anti-junk diatribe I expected. And it also takes pain to...

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How to Write Faster

Regardless of what kind of writing you do, says a study from the National Writing Project of Louisiana, three key components seemed to...

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Imagine If Everyone “Sold” This Way…

* Republished from Nov. 2008, because… property markets might be looking a little more “up” these days, but…...

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A Lucky Accident

I got a note awhile ago from consultant Bob Serling Bob writes: "Years ago, I was using a print broker for some of my mailings. She had...

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14 Ways to Make Your Prospect Relax

I’m not unveiling any big secret by telling you that a lot of what you’ll do when selling is all about emotion. And it has to...

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The Procrastinator’s Creed

Somebody wrote this, somewhere. But as far as I can tell, he or she never got around to signing it. So how about we just run the following...

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Does Sex Really “Sell?”

Does sex really sell? Not necessarily. In a poll that showed up on BizReport.com, the older the prospect you’re targeting, the more...

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The Two Best Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Seriously, I don't much believe in writer's block. Oh, there have been times I don't know what to write. And even times I've felt a little...

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Why Your Customers Lie

Every one of your customers is an untrustworthy, fraudulent, false-hearted, cheating, calculating, double-dealing... (deep breath)......

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David Ogilvy on What it Really Takes to Sell

In a YouTube video decades before there was YouTube... David Ogilvy sets the record straight on what really works in advertising. Are his...

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