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Is Your Product Trapped in “Commodity Hell?”

I shaved this morning thinking about "commodity hell." That's when a market for a product is so crowded, every product is virtually the...

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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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9 Ways The Mind Resists Persuasion and How To Sustain or Overcome Them – PsyBlog

Running into resistance, when you set out to make sales? Maybe that’s because you’re running up against one of these nine big...

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The Science of Persuasion

If you haven’t heard of Dr. Robert Cialdini, you’re probably not a copywriter. And if you are, but you haven’t read his...

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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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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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The Positioning Myth

In the classic marketing book, "Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind," authors Trout and Ries made it clear. In any marketing challenge,...

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How Curiosity Can Save a Copywriter

Somebody once asked David Ogilvy for a list of traits that matter most when hiring copywriters. Above all, he said, they have to have an...

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