Here’s a very quick tip, to help you improve the sales effectiveness of your marketing. It’s all about a word you use regularly, which is negatively impacting how people feel about your business.
That word is change!
People are hard-wired to fear change.
We know that change, good or bad, is a source of stress. Even something as positive as the change that comes from getting married, buying a new home or setting off for a week in the sun, is a cause of stress. In short, change is a trigger word, which places the prospective client or customer in a suboptimal state.
Because of the negative way people feel when confronted with change, it makes sense to remove the word from your marketing. Don’t worry, I am going to give you a massively more powerful, motivating alternative!
Improve, rather than change
Whenever possible, use the word improve, rather than change. Improve, is a positive word. It’s an attractive word too, because we are always looking for something better.
For example, look how the phrase below becomes far more powerful, when change is replaced with improve.
“This copywriting tip will change your marketing results.” (It could make them worse)
“This copywriting tip will improve your marketing results.” (It will make them better)
Your prospective clients or customers fear change, but want things to improve. So, stop offering them what they fear and give them what they want.