By Ryan Sauers As I have been giving recent speeches, I have opened my remarks with the following statement. I ask the audience to reflect upon two words that are not that different in appearance, but quite different in meaning. The two words are UNTIE and UNITE. You see, the two words are comprised of the exact same letters. The only change is switching the place of the letter “T” and “I. What does this mean? When “T” is in front of “I” we get the words UNTIE which means things are coming apart or undone. It means …
Why is it that we hear a car alarm going off these days and barely think twice about it? We barely notice it. In contrast, 10 years ago we would have stopped everything we were doing to see what was going on.
Why do I bring this up? The distraction of the car alarm mirrors the noise that takes place all around us in 2015.
My question for you is short and simple. Why does your message matter? Does it stand out from the noise around you? And who really cares? Does it really make a difference or simply sound like everyone else (visualize a car alarm going off in a shopping mall parking lot)? Does it really grab people’s attention?
Our communications via phone, e-mail, text, in person and/or via social media are more important than ever (online or offline). And they make or break us as sales and/or marketing professionals.
Is your message unique? Do you provide great information and content? Are you creative, consistent and compelling in your approach?
In a world that is constantly changing we must think with a “car alarm mentality.” That means thinking about how we get someone to pay attention to our message?
Your challenge this week is to think about this. In 12-17 seconds or less, can you articulate “so what, why you, who cares” in regard to why you or your company is the best choice? TPlease do not mention good price, service or quality. This is the first step of building a brand. BEEP, BEEP, BEEP…
PS more on this subject in my new book Would You Buy from You? Your Brand Makes the Difference