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If You Had The Best Product In The World…

By Tom Ruwitch

If you had the best product in the world, how would you market it?  I spotted that question on a marketing forum last week… …and I was sad — but not surprised — to see the responses. Every single response focused on tools and tactics.  “I would personally advertise it through Google advertisements, PPC. I…

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I Got This Super-creepy Email. Here Are Some Lessons…

By Tom Ruwitch

Wow… Sometimes I can’t believe the garbage that lands in my inbox. I got this one last week from a guy named Joon: Hey Tom, I don’t want to sound weird, but I was creeping your LinkedIn profile and wanted to reach out. Thought I’d see if you’re open to hopping on a call. Put…

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How to Cure Writer’s Block to Create Client-Attracting Content

By Tom Ruwitch

A small business owner asked me recently if I could help her cure writer’s block. She wanted to create client-attracting stories. But every time she sat at her computer to write an email, blog, or social post, she’d freeze.  She’d stare at that blinking cursor and think, “Now what!?”  She was frustrated. She was confused.…

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Business-Building Wisdom from The Youngest Baseball Manager

By Tom Ruwitch

I live in St. Louis, Missouri, USA where baseball is a big deal. Earlier this week, the St. Louis Cardinals tapped Oliver “OIi” Marmol to manage the club. He’s 35. That makes him the youngest manager in Major League Baseball. He’s younger than a few of the players he’ll manage. So, naturally, reporters asked Oli…

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The Stunning Story of My Trip to Facebook Prison

By Tom Ruwitch

I’m not a hating kind of guy. But… I HATE Facebook. Lots of reasons. But here’s the latest… A few months ago, I set up a Facebook business account so I could run ads to promote Story Power Marketing. I logged in the other day to set up a new user. But I couldn’t manage…

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Maya Angelou’s Priceless Marketing Wisdom

By Tom Ruwitch

Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” She was a civil rights activist and poet — not a marketing consultant. She didn’t say that to help you and me grow our businesses. But take her words…

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Why Your Marketing Might be a Cliche

By Tom Ruwitch

A few months ago, I met with an employment coach who helps unhappy workers find a job to fit their passions and skills. When they come to her, they’re scared. They’re frustrated. They’re anxious. They’re unfocused. They’re unsure of themselves. She works with clients to TRANSFORM… From scared to courageous. Frustrated to satisfied. Anxious to…

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I Pull Back The Curtain to Reveal…

By Tom Ruwitch

Remember that scene in “The Wizard of Oz” when Toto pulls back the curtain so Dorothy and her pals discover the “Wizard of Oz” is merely a man? I’m thinking about that scene for two reasons: 1) After I send this email, I’m hopping in my car with my wife to follow the gray concrete…

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3 Most Important Storytelling Keys

By Tom Ruwitch

I just released a new on-demand micro-training (12 minutes): The 3 Most Important Storytelling Keys toCaptivate Prospects and Inspire Them to Buy —Without Pitching and Prodding You can watch the whole thing in less time than it takes to down your second cup of coffee. Click the big button below to watch now. And after you watch,…

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Why You Should Implement the Proven Thing, Not Chase the “Next Big Thing”

By Tom Ruwitch

Soon after I began the shelter-from-home thing back in 2020, a friend invited me to join Clubhouse. It was a new app that allowed people to converse in audio chat rooms. He said it was THE NEXT BIG THING. I didn’t sign up right away. But I kept hearing the Clubhouse BUZZ… ….The usual stuff…

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