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Messaging Secret #15: spell-check doesn’t know write from wrong

I remember discovering spell-check…a seemingly magical function of the fancy new typing program on the newfangled computer.  I thought to myself, “It’s like an English teacher in the computer!”  Turns out, it’s not.  Because while spell-check may indicate when you’ve typed the wrong spelling, it will not indicate when you’ve typed the wrong word. Imagine […]

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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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Reason #6 to Ditch The Pitch: being efficient vs. being effective

Elevator pitches are about being efficient.  You need to be quick, because when the bell rings and the doors open, your audience is going to leave (or depending on the length of the ride, run away).  You need to be thorough, because if you don’t name every product you have, you might miss the one […]

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