Monday Mash-Up – 2022.01.17

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Wise Words From…
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I usually include a quote at the end of the Mash-Up, but today, I will lead with one from MLK:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Recommended Viewing
The Power of Visual Thinking

I love this TED talk by Todd Cherches. Here’s the YouTube description:

How do you get an idea out of your head and into someone else’s so that they can “see” what you’re saying? In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Todd Cherches shares his personal story to show how you can change perceptions — and change the world – through the magic and the power of visual thinking.

Recommended Listening
My Favorite New Podcast: Storytime with Seth Rogen

Great stories. Funny commentary. Excellent guests. I love Seth Rogen’s podcast. Here’s the trailer…

Copywriting Tips
The Sales-Generating Power of Being Helpful

Here’s a great article from The American Writers and Artists Institute (AWAI): Writers – Use these 4 Easy Tips for Getting Someone to Make a Purchase (It Starts with Being Helpful!)

The headline says it all.

I especially like Key Point #3.

Recommended Movie
The Courier

My wife, Melissa, and I hunkered down on this past snowy weekend and went nowhere. Lots of reading in front of the fire. A few great movies. My favorite this weekend: The Courier, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

It’s a spy-thriller, based on the true story of British businessman Greville Wynne. British and American spies recruit Wynne to act as a courier to shuttle secrets out of the USSR, delivered to him by Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze). This happens in 1961 in the months leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.