Why Project Managers Make Great Marketers

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Yesterday, I ran a group training for my Story Generator VIP members.

I showed them how to boil down storytelling to a simple process of gathering the building blocks and then assembling them.

“We don’t write copy,” I told the VIPs. “We assemble it.”

When you learn the simple process (the gathering), the “hard part” (writing the business-building story) becomes so much easier too. No more writers block. No more frustration. Better stories. More sales.

A few hours before that training I heard a master copywriter named Jack Turk share his tips for quickly producing sales-generating copy.

Before becoming a sought-after copywriter, Jack worked for 15 years at Microsoft as a project manager and game designer. He was all about developing project plans and systems and then implementing them.

After Microsoft, he became a professional copywriter. For several years, Jack was the lead copywriter for the great Dan Kennedy. That’s the copywriting big-time.

In his presentation, Jack said, “You’re not a writer…

…You’re a project manager.”

That’s another way of saying “We don’t write copy. We assemble it.”

I know lots of people who are GREAT project managers. They know how to conduct research. They know how to gather pieces. They know how to organize them. They know how to rinse and repeat.

But ask those people to write powerful stories that sell, and they throw their arms up in frustration. They think it’s too hard for them — maybe even impossible. They think that storytelling and copywriting are mysterious arts, reserved for gifted masters.

If you believe that, you’re making a big mistake. You can create powerful, business-building stories.

If you can conduct research, gather the pieces, and organize them, you can create powerful stories that captivate prospects and inspire them to buy your products and services.

I show you how to get started in my free training: “How to Harness the Magnetic Power of Stories…” That training, alone, will show you powerful ways to gather the building blocks you need to assemble business-building stories. And it’s free to attend.

Click here for all the details and to register.

Don't go away yet..

p.s. Coaches, authors, and consultants hire me to power-up their creative content and storytelling to captivate prospects, stand-out and book more business.

Whenever you're ready, here are several ways I can help you become a storytelling stand-out so you'll land more clients without pitching and prodding:

1) Get the Story Power Profit Pack -- 52 Strategies, Tips, and Tactics  to Transform Your Content from Ignored to Adored.

2) Watch the free, 7-minute Micro-Training: “The 3 Most Important Storytelling Keys to Captivate Prospects and Inspire Them to Act -- Without Pitching and Prodding.”

3) Become a Story Power VIP: Master how to discover, assemble, and deliver business-building stories. Twice-monthly live masterclasses. Members-only content. One-on-one feedback and consulting sessions. And more… If you'd like to learn more about our VIP program, just reply to this email and put "Story Power VIP" in the subject line. I’ll contact you with more details.

4) Work with me one-on-one: If you’re interested in working directly with me -- to discover, assemble, and deliver powerful, business-building stories -- simply reply to this email and change the subject line to "Private Client." Tell me a little about yourself, your business, and what you'd like to accomplish, and I'll reply to discuss options.

5) Invite me to speak at an event: I can tailor a presentation that meets the specific needs of your organization. Informative. Entertaining. Virtual or live. Potential for continuing education credits when applicable for your group. If interested, reply to this email and change the subject line to “Speaking Engagement.” I’ll circle back to discuss the possibilities.

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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.