What You Have Here James Is . . .
Product reviews. We all do them. We love to tell people what we like about stuff. Even more, we love to tell them what’s wrong with stuff. . . .
The President had started a discussion about a product we were prototyping. Our new product was meant to compete with one that had owned the market for 10 years.
“So, what do you think of the product that’s out there?” the President asked the editors.
Each editor was eager to respond and gave in detail the things that she saw in the existing product. The President made sure that every editor had a chance to talk.
“I wonder how it continues to sell 100,000+ units per book per year?” Then he glanced over my way and said, “That’s why no one listens to editors’ opinions. They only talk about the negatives.”
I was the only person in the company who reviewed product for the President.
Where do you get advice about products? Most people trust friends and family first. If friends and family don’t know, research says that 77 percent of online shoppers read consumer product reviews and ratings.
That means you’ve probably done that.
Product review are big business . . .
. . . if folks feel they can trust what the review says.
If you want credibility James Bond would trust, you have to know 4 things before you start and tell 6 things when you write..
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