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Be Like Bond, Use Persuasion Psychology, and More – Roger’s Picks

We’re playing catchup after a rare vacation, so here’s the best of the best for the last couple of weeks!

Who doesn’t want to be James Bond, at least when he isn’t being tortured by a sadistic villain? I’m sure some 007 movie buff will provide a counter-example, but I don’t recall the fictional secret agent ever giving a public speech. Nevertheless, Nick Morgan (@DrNickMorgan) tells you Why Public Speakers Need To Copy James Bond. Be like Bond! […]

By |July 18th, 2014|

A Totally Bizarre Way to To Get More Phone Leads

My recent podcast interview with Brian Massey (@bmassey), aka The Conversion Scientist, had plenty of practical takeaways, but one of my favorites was Brian’s description of a test he ran to boost phone leads.

Brian’s firm was charged with trying […]

By |July 16th, 2014|

Giant Conversion Booster, Happy Design, More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s our curated list of some great content we found this week!

I’m a complete believer in A/B testing, and I’m always skeptical of sure-fire techniques. But a post by Brian Dean (@Backlinko) shows some dramatic results achieved without exhaustive […]

By |June 27th, 2014|

It’s Time to Forget the Fold

If you work with digital ads, you are no doubt familiar with the “fold” – the place where the user’s screen cuts off the content, and scrolling is required to view more. (It’s an anachronistic term from the newspaper days, when stories above the fold in the middle of the page were more prominent than those below.) Many advertising contracts specify “above the fold” placement on web pages, although exactly where that fold occurs depends on a variety of factors like screen resolution, browser window dimensions, etc. […]

By |June 25th, 2014|

Neuro-packaging, Google Brain, Brutal Landing Page Reviews… Roger’s Picks

Here’s the best stuff we found this week, feel free to add your own pick o’the week in a comment! […]

By |June 19th, 2014|

Ten Episodes of The Brainfluence Podcast

Time flies – we’ve published ten episodes of The Brainfluence Podcast already. This seemed like the perfect time to provide a quick guide to these sessions with some of the world’s top experts in persuasion, psychology, neuromarketing, and more. Each episode is about 30 minutes of audio, and the show notes page for each episode (linked below) includes a full text transcript as well as links to any resources mentioned in the discussion. To avoid missing any future episodes, subscribe to The Brainfluence Podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay.FM, or the player of your choice. […]

By |June 17th, 2014|

Fighting Friction, Evil Persuasion, & More – Roger’s Picks

We’ve got some particularly good finds this week, with several great user experience-related items. Check ‘em out, add your own!

If you are an engineer, friction is your enemy. That’s even more true if you are a web marketer trying […]

By |June 12th, 2014|

Dumb Comments by Others Make YOU Look Dumb

Writers need to think about more than the quality of their writing. They need to worry about the quality of the comments on their content. A recent experiment produced an interesting finding: the presence of low-quality comments on an article caused the article itself to be considered lower in quality. […]

By |June 10th, 2014|

Dominate Social Media, the 5-Second Conversion Window, & More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s some of the best stuff I found since last week… add your own great find in a comment! […]

By |June 6th, 2014|

How to Win Arguments, Be Attractive, & More – Roger’s Picks

Heres some of the interesting content we found this week…

Got platform? If you are trying to build your reach, a media approach tops traditional marketing, according to Brian Clark (@brianclark) of Copyblogger. Brian explains why and how in this 68-slide deck: SlideShare: 8 Ways a Digital Media Platform is More Powerful than “Marketing”. […]

By |May 30th, 2014|