Month: April 2017

Ep 53 – How to prove your value like a lawyer proves facts with Candice Lazar

   In This Episode Proof is the lifeblood of your sales message… … and with today’s hyper aware consumer, it’s more critical than ever that you nail your offer’s proof. (In fact–your prospect is waiting for you to get this wrong, so they’ll have the perfect excuse to click away and buy somewhere else) Here’s …

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How Eugene Schwartz’s Branding Secret Ignites Direct Response Sales

Before I became a copywriter, I spent 29 years working with brands. The power of those brands allowed me to create multi-million dollar businesses around the globe. That’s a nice piece of change. It worked because each brand had a clear identity that resonated with certain consumers. In fact, the product itself was often secondary. …

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Ep 113: Jim Breuer – How The Former SNL Star Revived His Career With Social Media

   In This Episode “I’m addicted to murdering on stage… I want to hurt you,” Jim said in our interview. “Once I fell in love with doing this again and discovered my real mission, I became unstoppable.” My guest today is stand-up comedian Jim Breuer. He’s famous for co-starring with Dave Chappelle in “Half-Baked” and …

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Ep 52 – How to develop a voice that cannot be ignored with Jody Raynsford

   In This Episode Would you be shocked to know that striving to “develop your authentic voice” is actually killing your connection with your audience? Here’s the thing: most sales copy your prospect reads comes off bland (even if you think you wrote something completely unique)… … and without a confident voice leading your prospect …

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[Story Sells] Establish Authority by Copying This Novelist Trick

  Can you establish credibility while lying your ass off? Yep. Novelists and other storytellers do it all the time. And when you tell true stories as a marketer, you can copy their technique to build trust. (Bonus: when you pull from real life, you don’t have to work as hard as professional liars.) Here’s …

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Ep 112: Sean McCabe – The Truth About Monetizing Your Passion, Risk-free

   In This Episode “I posted my lettering work for two years and no one even bothered to look…” Sean said during our interview. Sean McCabe started out cleaning windows―almost getting himself killed in the process―and repairing computers to pay the bills. When he wasn’t working, he was completely immersed in his love for hand …

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Ep 51 – What I learned Writing Copy For Frank Oz with Hillary Styles

   In This Episode “Frank Oz sits me down to review the draft and goes: ‘This writing is too cute for this project’…” Hillary told me during our interview. Today copywriter Hillary Styles joins me on the show. She’s currently helping Frank Oz with the sales copy for a new documentary. (He’s the puppeteer behind …

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Ep 111: Terry Dean – The Truth About The Selling Power Of List Indoctrination

   In This Episode “I was going door-to-door trying to sell satellite dishes to the Amish… I sold a grand total of zero…” Terry told me during our interview. Introverted, stuck delivering pizzas for $8 an hour, and bombing hard in belly-to-belly sales… … Terry Dean turned it all around and is now flourishing in …

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Ep 50 – Why you must understand the conscious consumer with Pauline Longdon

   In This Episode There’s a new reality about to dominate the marketing world: Your customers are more hyper aware than ever… … this “conscious consumer” sees everything you’re doing. Stay blind to this critical shift and your business will die off like the dinosaurs. (And if you’re thinking this is just another fad─like most …

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[Story Sells] How Bush beats Obama in your sales stories

  I loved watching SNL as a kid. My favorite player? Dana Carvey. You might remember some of his best characters … The very special Church Lady. The dependable Garth. And, of course, the fake George Herbert Walker Bush. Carvey’s impression of President Bush became so widespread, that the former president himself once did a …

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