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Get Off The Elevator

The elevator speech is a great concept; a concise yet compelling description of your business that you’re ready to deliver whenever the opportunity presents itself. For many, though, the elevator speech is little more than a commercial; a rapid-fire list of products or services, and the offering of a business card that will soon be at […]

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Reason #1 to Ditch the Pitch: convincing vs. connecting

We love buying things, but hate being sold things.  We go shopping looking for stuff to buy, but we tell the persistent salesperson to leave us alone.  We like searching the web for information, but we cringe when online ads and pop-ups search for us.  We enjoy the idea of getting something, but we hate the prospect of […]

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Reason #7 to Ditch the Pitch: being stuck in someone’s head vs. being unforgettable

Commercials tend to cram a ton of information into a clever or catchy package that is delivered as consistently and frequently as possible. This is great for the seller, because it lodges their pitch in the minds of listeners where it will play when they need the product. Unfortunately for the listener, it plays other […]

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