Events are key and come in various shapes and sizes. They are a great way to connect with new people, offer lead magnets, and get more customers. They key is knowing HOW to do this when every event is different, when the people who attend the events are different, and when you play various roles at the events.
Becoming a keynote speaker at events is part of an integral step to grow one's authority. There are many successful business owners who want to expand into the speaking arena but are not able to book speaking gigs. This is because they are not well-positioned as speakers on the internet. Their website does not make them out to be an authority on a specific subject area. This is a big problem.
When you want something, the most logical thing to do is pitch yourself. Whether it is to get exposure on a talkshow or be featured in a newspaper article, your first instinct is to tell people why you deserve the spot. The only problem is that there are usually a hundred other people vying for the spot too. How do you stand out when your pitch is just a baby drop in the ocean?
Writing copy to boost conversions is not something that comes easily without practice. Let’s talk about psychology-based copywriting tips. Tips that make your words latch onto your reader’s subconscious, which solidify the connection between you as you become the best provider of the solution to their problem… and thus the only logical choice.
In the best interests of your business, your marketing follow-up strategy needs to tick a number of boxes. The real money is in the follow-up. As a business renegade you need to focus on more than just your product and its sales… how you reach out AFTERWARDS is also crucial to success.
Bob Stone once said, “A follow-up to the same list within 30 to 45 days will pull 40% to 50% of the first mailing”. HOWEVER… sometimes, the follow-up can outstrip your initial sales efforts!
Here’s four pointers I think are important to consider when implementing your follow-up process.
Most people run their business thinking about what will be best for them. Most entrepreneurs and business owners operate in a short sighted manner. They are slowly or sometimes more aggressively, killing off the geese that lay these beautiful golden eggs for their company. This killing is because they are neglecting the most important asset in their life...their customers. Through poor relationships and thoughtless interactions, customer loyalty crumbles and value diminishes. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
First, if you’re not doing direct response advertising, you are wasting money. An average direct response ad will outperform a ‘brilliant’ award-winning image ad every time. A good direct response copywriter working from home in his (or her) underwear can write a sales message that, when delivered to the right prospects, will sell circles around anything a fancy New York Ad Agency with a team of ‘creatives’ and an army of ‘award-winning’ graphic artists can produce.
How can one marketing message be of no interest, while a different message about the same product can be made so interesting, you read every word and take the requested action? The real question is, “What motivates you?” What gets and holds YOUR attention? What makes a product or service so irresistible you want it and you want it now?
When Superman began the story had a problem. Superman was invincible. All powerful. He could not be harmed. Holding readers interest in a Superhero with no weakness, no flaws and no way to be harmed, injured or even threatened was a challenge.Since Superman was guaranteed to win every conflict, every time, no matter what ... it didn't take long for people to get bored and for sales to drop. New episode. Superman wins. The end.
It’s no secret that newsletters are a great way to maintain contact with your customer base, and to communicate offers, news, ideas, and expertise to potential clients. But how many email newsletters do you receive each week? Each day? And of those emails, how many do you open? How many do you read? I bet it’s only a small fraction of those that land in your inbox.