Give Your Stories a Ticking Clock to Raise the Stakes and Build Momentum

It would be “like killing Tony Soprano.” Series suicide, in other words. No, I’m not talking about the ending of the Sopranos… I’m talking about the show “24”. Because when it was suggested to one of “24’s” writers that they remove the pounding timer… His verdict was they may as well put a bullet through […]

7 Powerful Ways to Trigger Imagination

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein. Imagination is arguably the most powerful tool in our toolbox. Because when you can trigger positive images, feelings and hopes in your reader’s mind of the salvation that awaits with your product… just watch those conversions fly. So what’s the best way […]

What the World’s Highest Paid TV Star Can Teach Copywriters About Persuasion

Can you guess who’s the world’s highest paid TV star of all time? No, it’s not Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. Nope, it’s not Dr. Phil. It’s not even Simon Cowell or Ellen DeGeneres (despite both banking a bumper $75 mill each). Coming in waaaay ahead is TV’s ‘Queen of Media’ Oprah Winfrey. By the […]

Ever tried the “Columbo close”?

This post is based on Mark Joyner’s presentation “Trump Cards of Persuasion” at Project Persuasion Goes Dark 3.0. Ever tried the “Columbo Close”? This is where you’re reaching the end of your sales letter… your prospect is wavering… and you hit them with “Just one more thing”. A final killer benefit that obliterates their resistance. […]

Mass Hallucination

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_image src=”https://copywriterscrucible.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FB_IMG_1549881211102.jpg” _builder_version=”3.17.6″][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] I’m guy wearing the hat second from the right back row [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″]Last weekend I attended Project Persuasion Goes Dark in Phuket. Over 3 days I was lucky enough to rub shoulders and grab quick chats with legendary marketer […]

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