Why Your Website Launch is DOA, Twitter Psychology, & More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s what we discovered this week, with my own new content below:

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Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

Book Review: Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff Oren Klaff is an investment banker and deal-maker who, by his own account, has spent more than ten thousand hours developing a “neurofinance” approach to presentations and deal-making. Klaff uses a variety of brain-based techniques to control the [...]

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Story Power in Presentations

Our brains like stories. That’s not a new theme here at Neuromarketing, but now there’s biometric evidence that supports what the best speakers already know: telling a story keeps the audience engaged.

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Avoiding Death by Powerpoint, the Neuro Way

Conference-goers know that at any given meeting, they will be subjected to a range of presentations – some interesting, others, well, not so interesting. Conference organizers don’t like to offer a podium to inept or boring presenters, of course – bad performances will drive away the paying customers. The approach conference organizers usually employ is [...]

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Six Selling Secrets From Magicians

If you think that magicians and neuroscientists have little to talk about, you’d be wrong: both deal with issues like attention and consciousness, albeit in a different way. And, as it turns out, marketers can learn from both groups, and in particular, from understanding why magicians can fool us even when we are trying to [...]

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Bill Gates – How to Create a Memorable Presentation

I saw Bill Gates do a presentation years ago at CES, and he wasn’t the most memorable speaker I’ve ever seen. (Gates has held up a lot better than the product he introduced that day – it was the short-lived software product “Bob.”) It seems like Gates has learned a thing or two about how [...]

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