I’ve trained lots of sales people and there’s an acronym often used in sales meetings that applies very well for cover blurbs. It is AIDA and it means Attention, Interest, Desire, Action. The cover and the cover blurb have a big job. They have to grab a reader’s attention, capture their interest, provoke desire for … Read more Blurb appeal – 3 things you need to do with that all-important cover blurb and 9 ways to do them
It’s Cinco de Mayo. Like St. Patricks Day and Oktoberfest, it is celebrated by more people outside the country of origin of the holidays than those within. Cinco de Mayo really took off as a day of celebration as the result of intense promotion by beer breweries who began to promote the holiday in the … Read more How to Create a Memorable Character in 30 Seconds
Some of us remember Mad Magazine (actually it is still in publication after 60 years) and its resident mascot Alfred E. Newman. He is most famous for his “What, me worry?” line, but he had another epithet that is less well-known but revealing nonetheless. He said: “Most people don’t know what they want, but … Read more Are you sure that you don’t already have what you think you want?
NOTE: The following was sent to me by someone who does not claim authorship. Neither do I. If you know who did create this, please contact me so I can arrange to give proper credit. English is the easiest langauge to learn, mostly because it doesn’t make use of male/female for everything, like other lanugages … Read more English is One Strange Language…