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Analogies Gone Wild

Analogies can be a powerful tool when used well. But, like a parachute made from a volleyball net, they can sabotage your message when...

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Are You Creative?

There is no "Creativity Quotient" (C.Q.) test that measures how creative you are. But the same Scientific American research found that...

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Which Promises Work Best?

“That’s right – it filets, it chops, it dices and slices. It never stops. It lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn, and it...

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Breakthrough Thinking in Five Simple Steps

"Ideas are like rabbits," John Steinbeck once said, "You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen." ...

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Thinking Inside The Box

What is creativity? I'm sure you've heard the cliche that gets kicked around, about the value of thinking "outside the box." But in my...

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How Business is Done

There's a guy named Jack (just a coincidence). He has a son. The son is in his early 20s and unmarried. One evening after dinner, the...

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Beat the Natural Limit on Creativity

I'm sure, by now, you've heard that there are "right-brained" and "left-brained" people. The idea is that "left-brained" people are the...

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Sales Secrets from a Novel Writer

Do rules of writing great fiction come in handy when you're writing to make a sale? Conventional wisdom might say no, since sales writing...

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The Dark Side of Testimonial-Driven Sales Copy

It’s always a great idea to throw lots of testimonials into your copy. Except when it isn’t. Here are some times when you might...

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Nine Rules For Writing Blogs & Ezines

I've written the "Copywriters Roundtable" ezine for many years. I've worked with many others who write ezines. And I've received ezines...

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