When our latest guest told me the story of how she learned, “exclamation points are for lazy people,” it reminded me of “foster conclusions with specific, quantifiable facts” ...a lesson from Above-the-Fold Energy: How to engage the prospect’s mind with a carefully crafted opening (https://meclabs.com/course/lessons/above-the-fold-energy/).
Take a look at your headlines, sub-headlines, opening paragraphs and other writing you use to communicate about your business. Are you trying to force potential customers to believe it with (literal or figurative) exclamation points? Or are you helping foster conclusions by presenting information?
That is an opportunity for marketing optimization Nicole Salla sparked in me during our discussion. Listen now to discover what ideas the Chief Marketing Officer of Kiddie Academy (https://kiddieacademy.com/) will spark in you.
But first, a little background… Kiddie Academy has 300 locations in 33 states and DC, with 30 new locations opening this year, and Salla manages a marketing team of 20, plus agency partners.
Stories (with lessons) about what she made in marketing
Some lessons from Salla that emerged in our discussion:
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