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Why Highly Educated People Often Struggle to Make Sales

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday July 18, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Public speaking, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media, Website design, Video marketing, Referral marketing

Why Highly Educated People Often Struggle to Make Sales

If you're a highly intelligent, educated person, you probably have a special challenge when it comes to making sales. You explain your offering to your client, you tell them what you'll help them do, and you give them a list of the things they'll get... ...but instead of getting as excited as you thought they would, and immediately taking action to purchase a product they obviously need, they go blank-eyed and seem to lose all interest. They might ask you "What does that mean?", give a neutrally polite "that's interesting", or tell... Read More


10 Video Marketing Mistakes that Annoy Your Audience and Kill Your Sales

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday June 6, 2017 comments Tags: Video marketing, Marketing, Lead attraction, Public speaking, Client attraction, product launch, Content marketing, Lead nurture, Social media

10 Video Marketing Mistakes that Annoy Your Audience and Kill Your Sales

‚Äč When you make a marketing video, are people watching the whole thing, and are they reaching the end of the video with a desire to take the next step? Or are they clicking away and forgetting about it the moment its over or, even worse, giving up on it halfway through and leaving? Today, Im going to share 10 classic mistakes Ive seen people make in their marketing videos, and how to avoid boring your viewers into abandoning your videos. Mistake #1: Not getting to the point IMMEDIATELY. Yes, your animated logo is cool. No,... Read More


How to Capture and Keep Your Customers' Loyalty

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 16, 2017 comments Tags: Customer retention, Mindset, product launch, Content marketing, Customer Service, Public relations, Business planning, Lead nurture

How to Capture and Keep Your Customers' Loyalty

Did you know that your best leads and marketing allies are usually your satisfied customers? When someone has used your product or service and loved it, they've a lot more inclined to work with you again, and to recommend you to their friends, than a stranger to your business would be. This is especially important in light of the fact that bringing someone from being a total stranger to becoming a loyal repeat customer and advocate of your business can take a lot of work. You've got to get their attention, hold that attention, earn... Read More


Should You do the Job Yourself, Hire It Out, or Just Forget About It?

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 2, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Blogging, Mindset, Client attraction, product launch, leadership, Business planning

Should You do the Job Yourself, Hire It Out, or Just Forget About It?

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is finding the time to do everything they need to do - or using some other way to get it done. As my JV partner, Matthew Radin, has commented a few times during our calls, "You have three basic choices: do it yourself, get someone else to do it, or it doesn't get done." Today, I'm going to give you some criteria you can use to determine which option you should take for any given task. Here are the criteria you can use to decide whether to do it, delegate it or delete it. 1. Does... Read More


Is Curiosity Attracting Clients To Your Products, or Pushing Them Away?

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday April 11, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media

Is Curiosity Attracting Clients To Your Products, or Pushing Them Away?

When you try to raise curiosity in your potential clients, are you actually getting them interested, or just confusing them and turning them off? There's a right way and a wrong way to build curiosity. I recently participated in a #wattpad4 conversation on Twitter , where fiction authors congregate to discuss their craft. While the conversation was focused on fiction books, one of the participants gave a piece of advice that applies very strongly to marketing: "It's crucial that the opening line be CLEAR. Any questions the... Read More


When You're Trying to Write, but Just Can't Start: How to Write the First Few Paragraphs

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday March 21, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Lead nurture, Social media

When You're Trying to Write, but Just Can't Start: How to Write the First Few Paragraphs

Don't you hate it when you're supposed to write some content for your business, but you just can't figure out what to say in the first few sentences? One of the biggest challenges for a writer is knowing where and how to start. I've noticed this in my capacity both as a marketing copywriter and a novelist - sometimes, the first scene or paragraph is the hardest. This challenge stems partly from the fact that the first sentences are the most important. They're the ones that help your readers to decide whether or not to keep reading,... Read More


Do Your Clients Think They Don't Need Your Product?

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday March 14, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media, Branding

Do Your Clients Think They Don't Need Your Product?

Are you selling something your clients know they want? Or are you offering a cure for a disease they don't know they have? A little while ago, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, and I came across this gem from Calvin and Hobbes: It reminded me of a recent conversation I'd had with one of my clients when I suggested that she change the name of a chapter in her course. Why did I want her to change it? Because her potential clients don't know that they need the mindset she was describing. And if they don't know they need... Read More


One Selling Point You Should NOT Use in Your Marketing

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday March 7, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Lead nurture, Social media

One Selling Point You Should NOT Use in Your Marketing

When you're describing your product and how it helps your clients, there's one "selling point" that you should seldom or never use: "Why you should/shouldn't X". Seriously, this is a sale-killer. "Why you should never do __"... "why it's vital to __ after each meal"... "why every business needs __"... those are all examples of phrases that DON'T belong in your emails, sales pages, blog posts, and other marketing materials. Why is "why you should/shouldn't" such a bad phrase? I'm going to be a hypocrite for a minute here, and... Read More


A Harsh Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Understand

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday February 28, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media

A Harsh Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Understand

When I teach people how to describe their services, or when I write their materials for them, I often end up having to tell them a certain harsh truth: Unless they know you personally, your potential clients probably don't care about the things you care about. You know these things are important. I know they're important. But your clients don't know, and therefore, they don't care. At least, not until you give them a reason to care. Here are three things your clients don't care about as much as you might think. 1. Your... Read More


How to Concentrate For Long Periods Without Getting Distracted

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday February 21, 2017 comments Tags: product creation, Time management, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Mindset, Motivation, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar

How to Concentrate For Long Periods Without Getting Distracted

In today's distraction-packed world, it can be a challenge to focus on one task for a protracted period of time. You're just getting into the groove, your train of thought is leaving the station, and you're ready to be productive... and then an email comes in, someone messages you on Facebook, or you think of something else that has to be done, and the next thing you know, you've lost half an hour. Now, not only are you behind schedule, but you're wasting even MORE time on mentally kicking yourself! This challenge comes up a lot in... Read More



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