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The Single Secret to Success?

Tom Bay wrote a book about Harvard Business School Grads and their financial success — or lack of it. About 10 years after...

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How Other Writers Get “In the Mood”

What's the parallel between writers? No matter how different their writing routines, each of these writers -- and thousands of others who...

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When Clichés Work “Like Gangbusters”

I joked in an issue of my e-letter about writing “good,” and got a note from a reader soon after that said… “So there I...

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How to Tell if You’re a “Natural Born” Copywriter

A personal confession: I don’t just like being a copywriter. I also happen to like copywriters in general. As people, I mean. Why?...

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The Marketing Test That Saved the World

In 1977 in the Horn of Africa... a marketing test saved the world. But let's back up just a second......

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The Details That Close Sales

Any good copywriter also knows that when you really... really... want to make for a powerful sales pitch, digging into the small details...

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A Surprising Storytelling Secret

I recently gave a Skype interview on how to use stories to make sales. I’m sure you guys know, I’ve talked about this a few...

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Brainstorming By the Rules

Alex Osborn, founder of a super-successful New York ad Agency and of the Creative Education Foundation, came up with a list of...

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“Need to Tell” vs. “Want to Tell”

Dumping a gut full of "want to tell" copy onto the page can feel cathartic. It can make you feel smart. It can make you sound funny or...

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7 MORE Ways to Thank Your Customers Like You Mean It

In the last post, we figured out how to heap lots of “thanks” upon the plates of our best customers. And yet, like a plump...

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