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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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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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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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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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How “Free” Really Works

Colleagues of mine call it the "Krishna Principle." I've also heard it called the "Rule of Reciprocity." The idea is that, by giving...

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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 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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