Category Archives for "Empathy"

Oct 30

Take imperfect action?!? (A virtual hug for perfectionists)

By Renae Gregoire | Empathy , Lessons learned , Web content

Imperfect action ≠ crappy content  The gurus say that imperfect action is better than no action. In a way, I agree: It’s better to have an “imperfect” something out there than nothing at all. BUT. A huge BUT. Imperfect doesn’t mean “crap.” Glaring content issues that shout “CRAP!” to everyone Imperfect doesn’t mean you let content out of the house with […]

Continue reading
Jun 17

Small business marketing: How deep listening transforms content

By Renae Gregoire | Content , Customer experience , Empathy

Small business marketing + deep listening = better marketing content  You know the feeling that comes over you when you see or hear something transformative? When something about life, love, or small business marketing stops you in your tracks, and becomes, at least temporarily, all consuming?You can’t think of anything else.You feel compelled to share […]

Continue reading
May 31

Email marketing fail: When bad things happen to good marketers

By Renae Gregoire | Email marketing blunders , Empathy , Lessons learned

Why do bad things happen to good marketers?   Are you one of those people who always seems to run into glitches and snafus on the web — terrible email marketing messages, broken forms, unreadable pdfs, nonsensical writing, mystifying online shopping processes? Then you, my friend, may be, like me, a damn-good, empathetic marketer. It’s my theory […]

Continue reading
Jan 22

Is your business struggling? You might need softness.

By Renae Gregoire | Customer experience , Empathy , Lessons learned

Softness. Such a lovely word. It brings to mind pillows and clouds. Feathers, warm towels, and cuddly kittens.​ But I doubt “softness” is a term you’d associate with a struggling business, so it’s probably not a “solution” that’s crossed your mind.  Whether you’re finding it hard to win customers, attract prospects, gain traction, or even break even […]

Continue reading
Dec 22

How to lead people to YES with marketing content

By Renae Gregoire | Content , Customer experience , Empathy , Lessons learned , Marketing , Online marketing , The Yes Advantage , Web content , Web content writing , Writing

A few years ago, while pursuing a master’s certificate in professional and technical writing, I dabbled in a grant-writing class. Something I read in that class stuck with me because it’s as relevant to content marketing and content writing as it is to grant writing.From Miner and Miner, 2005, p.5., emphasis mine:​During the review process, […]

Continue reading
Jan 17

Sign up to get YES-driving content delivered right to your inbox

By Renae Gregoire | Content , Customer experience , Customer satisfaction , Differentiation , Empathy , Inspiration , Marketing , Online marketing , Readability , Small business , The Yes Advantage , Tools , Usability , Web content , Web content writing , Website development , Writing , Youtility

Hi there.If you’re an excellence-focused online marketer, small business owner, or entrepreneur, and if you want to communicate your value and offerings in ways that lead more prospects to YES — with less friction and effort — then you want The Yes Advantage.​What’s The Yes Advantage?​Glad you asked.When you have The Yes Advantage, prospects say:​”Yes, […]

Continue reading