4 Steps to Creating an Effective Message

creating an effective message

creating an effective messageI get asked a lot by small business owners how to convey what they have to offer in the most compelling way. In most cases, they don’t lack for what to say, but rather how to sharpen its effectiveness. This guide provides 4 steps to creating an effective message.

 

Step 1: THE TARGET: Who is my audience for this message?

Messages are most effective when set in the context of a specific audience.

Step 2: THE MESSAGE: What is the solution I am providing?

This is the core of what you’re promising to…

Miriam Vializ-Briggs is a marketing consultant with 25+ years of marketing strategy and execution experience, garnered as an executive at IBM, American Express and Kraft General Foods. She has created solutions and marketing strategies in a number of industries including banking, biotech, packaged goods, energy, healthcare, industrial, insurance, restaurants, retail, and travel & entertainment.

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3 Effective and Low Cost Ways to Cultivate Your Customer Knowledge

hree Effective and Low Cost Methods to Cultivate Your Customer Knowledge

hree Effective and Low Cost Methods to Cultivate Your Customer Knowledge

I found this African proverb not long ago, “Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.” It serves as a reminder about the importance of challenging ourselves to continually seek to understand what is going on around us and in the world at large.

For those of us who run a small business, it can be especially hard to spend the time to look outward given our limited time and financial resources. But cultivating your customer knowledge and…

Miriam Vializ-Briggs is a marketing consultant with 25+ years of marketing strategy and execution experience, garnered as an executive at IBM, American Express and Kraft General Foods. She has created solutions and marketing strategies in a number of industries including banking, biotech, packaged goods, energy, healthcare, industrial, insurance, restaurants, retail, and travel & entertainment.

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