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Volume 137

FutureNow Article
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006

Opinions R Us (and What You Can Do About It)

August 15th, 2006

Understand word of mouth and how your business can benefit from it.

Let’s face it. You may be crooning honest-to-goodness marketing truth sans any shred of hype, but these days that can amount to little more than hollering in a windstorm. What do the plugged-in, tuned-in folks making a buying decision today usually do? More often than not, they consult the opinions of other folks who are much more likely to communicate what really matters to them.

Word of mouth is a…

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FutureNow Article
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006

How Much of My $1000 Rock Climbing Gear Budget Do You Want?

August 15th, 2006

Don’t sell yourself short by misunderstanding your customers’ needs.

Perhaps you’re improving your conversion rate. That’s nice to hear! And perhaps you’re removing some stumbling blocks and giving your customers a little more of what they want when they want. Way to go! But the big question is: are you really digging deep and going beyond your customers’ basic motivations?

We persuade most effectively when we understand the context of where our customers are coming from. Not just from tangible directions like…

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