We are safer together

…our Article last week 
IKEA EFFECT ON YOUR BRAIN 
discussed the “collaboration effect” 
on the human brain
…people like to participate
 
We are hard-wired for “We”.
 
This week let’s consider how “We” messaging reduces risk
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And what airline safety has to do with your sales results. 
Sunday Musing: 
We are safer together.
What is your “We” message?
Here’s a question for you…
What does the most successful marketing program in the history of selling cars have in common with the safest decade in the history of flying jets?

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IKEA effect on your Brain.

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Bottom Line up-front:
Ingvar Kamprad built IKEA, he asked people to help build his furniture and they built his fortune.
Let’s consider the billionaire’s genius idea, why it worked so well, and focus on tips for applying it to our own business and personal lives:
… think about how we package participation
… how to consciously design collaboration into our interactions
… the key concept is “together”
 
We can apply this thinking with customers, vendors, employees and even with our family to GET TO YES FASTER®.

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THERE ARE NO BAD WOLVES.

…our Article this week A WOLF IS A WOLF discussed the “rush response” that keeps wolves alive and also the “cognitive bias” that humans have to process visuals faster than words.  ///read full article ///
 
(watch 8-min Video for your Team on humans’ bias for visuals)
 
Our brains are wired to respond to stimuli in specific ways.
 
Sunday Musing: 
We are what we are.
 
Gregg Allman, my all-time favorite singer, would have turned 70 this weekend. 
I was lucky enough to meet him in a hotel bar in New Jersey after a concert when I was 18 or 19.  

A WOLF IS A WOLF

SCIENTIST: “Don’t ever run from wolves.”
DEAN: “Their response will disappoint you.”
 
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Biologists know something about wolves’ brains that is consistent with what Psychologists know about human’s brains: we are what we are.
 
Our brains are wired to respond to stimuli in specific ways.

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You Want Proof: “An OSCAR and the Bartender’s TIP CUP.”

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What is an Oscar award this evening worth to an actor? (MILLIONS.)
(What is JUST BEING NOMINATED worth to them? Some studies say an actor’s salary can double and a movie’s box office take can as well.)
 
Why? Because more people will go see the movie AFTER it receives the nod from the Academy.
 
A third-party endorsement is a worth a lot because it eliminates our perceived risk.
“If THEY say it is good it MUST be.”
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