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My weird ways work

🌋A cursory scroll through the “PEOPLE SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT ME” tag page on the Charm Offensive Facebook Group will reveal my weird ways work:. Here’s a few examples: There’s also evidence in the form of Facebook Memories.​ Thank heavens I used to post of these successes on Facebook – as now I get to […]

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How I write charming cold pitch copy

One of the things I have to think about when I wrote Charm Offensive templates is what I’ve called “The Way In.” With the original drunk cold email, “The Way In” was to poke fun at the most obvious digital elephant in the room: the fact the prospect doesn’t know me – and I have no reason for […]

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Deconstructing a viral story

Good storytelling… Let’s deconstruct it. Look at the target of the humour – and who is delivering it. Think about this when making jokes. A few lessons this story teaches: 1. In general, jokes should “punch up”, or at least, punch the villain.   2. Old people and kids can get away with saying things […]

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Want to get the attention of a dream client? 

Send them a handwritten letter. Nobody does it. That’s why it works. It follows the Charm Offensive ‘formula’, as it were: — [Attention] – The form alone will get attention. You earn a few additional seconds attention because sending a handwritten letter in 2018 is archaically charming. [Disarm] – Now it’s time your words to […]

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