Selling the Invisible

A Field Guide to Modern Marketing

Ranked #32 in Marketing, Ranked #35 in Social Media Marketingsee more rankings.

A treasury of hundreds of quick, practical, and easy-to-read strategies - few are more than a page long - Selling the Invisible will open your eyes to new ideas in this crucial branch of marketing including why focus groups, value-price positioning, discount pricing, and being the best usually fail; the critical emotion that most influences your prospects - and how to deal with it; the vital role of vividness, focus, "anchors, " and stereotypes; the importance of Halo, Cocktail Party, and Lake Wobegon Effects; marketing lessons from black holes, grocery lists, the Hearsay Rule, and the fame... more

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Brian Burkhart I love this book. Everyone is a salesperson in some regard. You may not have a product to sell, but you certainly have yourself, your ideas, and your value to sell. Convincing people you, your principles, and your thoughts matter is a never-ending project. In Beckwith’s book—which is about selling services versus widgets—this theory definitely holds up. He also offers up a few profound thoughts on how people are wired. (Source)

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Drew McLellan Question: What five books would you recommend to young people interested in your career path & why? Answer: Radical Leap by Steve Farber Becoming a Category of One by Joe Calloway Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith Killing Marketing by Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose Waiting for your Cat to Bark by Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath (Source)

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