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Why Simple Writing Works Better

Someone once asked me… Why I would, so often… (At least in copy)… Use so many… One-line sentences… And so...

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How Sid Sold So Many Suits

Sid and Harry run a tailor shop in New York City. If you can picture it, Sid is the salesman working the floor, while Harry works over the...

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Scientific Study Asks, “Are You Creative?”

Say researchers published in Scientific American, while their isn't really a measurable "Creativity Quotient" (C.Q.) that they can pin to...

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7 Easy Ways to Get More From Writers

What’s the single best way to make sure you get what you want out of the writers you’ll hire? I’ll give you not just one...

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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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