In this video, I review the key points of the new book Talk Triggers, including why it’s better than other books on word of mouth, what data points to look at, what data points the book misses, and why most people will gain no benefit from the book despite it being best-in-class. Watch the video to learn whether you’ll succeed at word of mouth marketing or not.
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My name is Christopher pen and co founder of trust insights, a data science consulting firm for marketers. And today we’re reviewing talk triggers the new book on word of mouth by Jay Baer and Daniel lemon. This book is about how to get people to talk about your brand. The one of the main stats in here is that you know, something around four out of five consumers make a purchase b2b or b2c, after receiving word of mouth information from friends or colleagues. Now, there are a lot of word of mouth books, there are a lot of books that talk about the importance of being remarkable. being worth of marketing about what I like about talk triggers, in specific are the is the framework that the book gives you. So the four talk triggers, criteria being remarkable, remarkable, relevant, reasonable and repeatable. The five types of talk figures, empathy, usefulness, generosity, speed, and attitude and the creation process. The six step process, which is a insights, customer data, creating and testing and measuring, expanding and amplifying,
here’s what’s different and good about this book. Unlike other word of mouth books that are very, very vague when it comes to the section about gathering insights in the book, page 144 is where this begins are the specific data points, the specific data sets that you want to gather as a marketer in order to make talk triggers the creation and identification of the insights needed to build your own talk triggers. So we have brand positioning, word of mouth and social media trends, competitive positioning, market research, customer retention service, NPS scores, win loss data, product quests, customer anecdotes, mega fans, customer churn, data,
quality center logon anecdotes,
that’s a really comprehensive list. The only thing I think is missing there is general societal data with stuff from things like the Bureau of Labor Statistics and things like that. But just short of macro economics, this framework gives you everything that you need to conduct an intelligent assessment of your market of your customers and determine what it is it’s going to get them talking. So I think that’s really, really powerful. The other section here there’s really important is the top part about talking to your customers and listening to your customers. And one of the big things in here that as a data science consulting firm I find super important is mining the data in your CRM in your call logs in the CRM software itself.
People don’t do that people leave their data to sit in the digital equivalent of a filing cabinet for weeks, months, years, decades, even. And it’s does no one any good, its massive opportunity cost, also a security risk. And it could be being used to make word of mouth to make to identify the things that customers actually want to talk about and share with their friends. If there was a book on how to develop a process to go viral, which is a term I hate this will be what this is really about is more that idea of the flywheel concept of marketing. What can we create that will get people talking, keep people talking and keep people talking. without us having to add a ton of resources always need some wasn’t a little bit of a nudge, but not having to spend massive amounts of budget to continue people talking about your brand. So get this as a Jay is fond of saying get this wherever it is that you acquire books, whether it’s online or offline, it is fantastic. You will get a lot out of it. Follow the process. That’s the other thing that’s really important about this book that 99% of you’re going to read this book, go cover to cover. Oh, yeah, that’s a really good idea. And that’s going to go read on the bookshelf. And you’ll never look at, again, 1% of you will follow the steps in the framework, do them do the exercises, and you will be the ones who will crush your competitors. Because this book is only as good as the effort you put into it. Following the framework, the 456 framework that’s in here if you follow that framework, you will create at the very least something worth talking about and quite possibly the next big thing so pick this up, read it then do it and enjoy the success that comes with it. Book is talk triggers available again, wherever books are sold by Jay Baer look for the alpacas on the front and you know you’ve got the right book. Thanks for watching. As always, please subscribe to the YouTube channel. In the newsletter I’ll talk to you soon.
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