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Get Out of the Rat Race!

We’ve all had jobs we despised. We were underpaid, underappreciated, and bored out of our minds. We either quit these jobs or were fired for poor performance because we just checked out. Instead of falling into that trap, you need to consider every job an opportunity to learn something new that you will apply down the road to find success.   When you give people the tools they need to come up with extraordinary solutions, you are enhancing their lives for the future. You need to take this approach with your business. What if one of your terrible jobs had

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Prepare for Lift Off!

Last time I gave you a laundry list of tips and tricks you can use to make your Word of Mouth (WOM) program work for you. Hopefully you’ve had some time to reflect and identified the ones that are the best fit for your company, products, services and target customers, so you can put them to work in your WOM campaign.   We will conclude this series on WOM with the specific steps to create a WOM campaign. These steps are:  Seed the market. Find some way to get the product into the hands of key influencers; Provide a channel

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Put it to Work!

In the last post we explained how to conduct Word of Mouth (WOM) research and then put that research into action. Today we’re going to provide you with some proven ways to use WOM when building and executing your campaign The list below are some proven ways to use WOM that have been offered by George Silverman and can be found in his amazing book The Secrets of Word of Mouth Marketing. Here they are: Give them something worth talking about; Cater to your initial customers shamelessly; Give them incentives to engage in word of mouth; Ask them to tell

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Search & Implement

People tend to only remember the extraordinary. You need to ensure your ideas and marketing reflect the extraordinary. This doesn’t mean you have to have a product or service that is completely out of the norm, in fact, this could easily drive customers away. Rather, your product or service must be high quality and easily marketable, and then you work to market it as extraordinary and innovative.   As you research Word of Mouth (WOM), there are some questions you should be asking yourself along the way: What are the users willing to tell the non-users? Exactly how do your

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Science of the Memes

Today we will explore the science of the memes and how spreading ideas through society is ingrained in humans. Memes Memes refers to types of ideas that spread the quickest through society, why they spread so fast, and how that affects consumerism. You can use this same concept to create a lasting positive impression about your company, products and/or services. People are more likely to try a new product or service when they feel protected and reassured by the masses.   It has been established that spreading ideas is essential to the survival of a society. There are 5 main

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