Category: Communications

Can You SPOT the FAKE? »

Are You Sick of FAKE “Real People” in Ads? I am. Here’s one that really makes me cringe every times it’s on the air. O.K. They admit at the beginning that they’re actors. But they don’t have to. It’s such an obvious case of over-acting! Compare this to a REAL “Real People” T.V. commercial. I […]

How can you use SARCASM to SELL YOUR STUFF? »

Could sarcastic humor help YOU sell your stuff? Or make your point faster? Brilliant biting example in the short video commercial below. This commercial mocks competitor companies that “monitor” stuff without helping you fix it. This one is for identity theft, but it could just as easily have been a commercial for antivirus or anti-malware […]

When you SPEAK, is your OPENING LINE as good as Jerry Seinfeld’s? »

Do YOU have a great OPENING LINE whenever you open your mouth in public? In this video, Jerry spends 5 minutes explaining how he crafts a joke, but it’s worth paying attention to his opening line. (NOT off the cuff, I can assure you!) “I know you think people are going to be interested in […]

Should Presidential Candidates thrust their kids into the spotlight? Was the Washington Post out of line? »

1.7 million views and counting. Cruz effectively used storytelling (and his kids) to make his point. So, was it fair game for the Washington Post cartoonist to satirize the fact that Republican Presidential Candidates, Ted Cruz, used his kids in a televised satire of Christmas stories? In the Washington Post cartoon, Cruz was portrayed as […]

9 Lessons from the Presidential Race on How to Attract Fans (& Clients) »

What marketing and branding lessons can we learn from the current Presidential Race? This is NOT discussion of politics. It’s not about who is or isn’t the best candidate. Please ADD to the 9 Lessons list below by sharing lessons you’ve observed that regular entrepreneurs and experts can apply to our own businesses. Here are […]

LEADER or FOLLOWER? Which DOOR Would YOU Choose? »

Dove has done it again, made us think, with a compelling new experiment and video which bolsters its “Campaign for Real Beauty”. Brilliant strategy–associating a product or company with an empowering feeling. A great reminder that as entrepreneurs, we must lead MOVEMENTS! What movement are YOU leading? If the 2 doors said LEADER and FOLLOWER, […]

Will you be playing GOP BINGO while watching the Republican Debate tonight? »

Special edition of Buzzword Bingo: Politics edition: Thanks to Paul Copcutt from my Step Into The Spotlight! group on Linkedin for posting a link to this Bingo card!

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