– Episode 464 – Go Live, Get Pearls!

Saturday: Try This!

Go Live!

Ok, it’s not exactly what you think… but we’ll get to the thing you are thinking of!

EPCOT at Disney World is kind of a cool place. I like the International Showcase. I was a student in Japan for a semester and the EPCOT version is pretty true to real which makes me believe the other countries are realistic, too.

The last time I was at EPCOT I noticed a new attraction. Inside the Japan shopping store (which really is like the department stores in Japan) – they had a cool, live, interactive feature of finding a pearl in an oyster.

I noticed it because of all the people standing around watching… well, that made me need stop and watch!

The excitement of just opening the oyster to see the treasure inside is fun enough, but the addition of an overhead video monitor to “see for yourself” when you’re standing behind a row of three deep people is… thoughtful.

It’s worth considering as a business in the recretainment industry (any industry specializing in recreation or entertainment) you need to add a live feature.  The oyster/video monitor is a wonderful example.

Back to my original “Live” hint… you can use live on a social platform, too.  How?  Anytime you take the opportunity to communicate with your audience in a “real time” fashion is… cool.  Could you imagine getting a lunch time view of the beach at your favorite resort?  That would be amazing!

Use your creativity and add an experience!


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Episode #160 – New Concept In Small Business Marketing

Do you like fortune cookies?  Ok, most will say “yes”.  Here’s my theory, you like fortune cookies, but it can’t be because of the flavor.  If people actually loved the flavor of fortune cookies you’d have fortune cookie flavored ice cream, etc.  Fortune cookies taste “fine” but honestly, if you had two plates one with a fortune cookie crushed into several pieces, and one with a chocolate chip cookies crushed into several pieces, which would you eat?  That’s right, no contest…  Chocolate Chip!  (That’s my favorite!)

So why do we eat fortune cookies?

Because of the experience!

It’s everything from when you eat them… can you eat them before or during your meal… do you have to wait until after?  It’s the sound they make when you crack one open not knowing if it shatters or breaks evenly. Then the noise as you slide the paper out to reveal your fortune.  It’s such a ritual that there is even a word game you can play with the fortune.  The experience of the cookie is what you remember.

At your business do you have a fortune cookie moment?

What is your “ordinary cookie” that transforms into an experience for your customer?

Here’s one we do… and believe me it’s NO big deal but to our customers it’s a huge event.  I have “cheater” glasses for use.  Seriously!  I can’t figure out why every business doesn’t have a pair on hand. Now I didn’t used to, but I experienced a business provide this “fortune cookie” moment to a guest and I thought, “that’s brilliant”!  They cost $1.00 at the dollar store.  That’s it.

I have an area that I typically sign contracts in… what I did was buy two pair and put them into colorful sunglasses’ cases that hang on a hook.  When I notice someone struggling to see, I unzip a pack and offer them.  I have only received positive responses.  I mean VERY positive responses.  The purpose of the case is to present them… it also keeps them clean and nice.  So my total investment is $4.00 for two pair of glasses and two cases.

This is delivering an experience.

There are many little ways to create experiences.  If you ship items, include a hand written thank you note.  When someone signs up for your service, shoot an individual 30 second video where you thank them for signing up and then email it to them.  These are two simple ideas, one for a product based business and one for a service based business.  Start looking for ways to create “experiences” it’s the thing that small businesses can do waaaaay better than big companies!

What is your fortune cookie moment?

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Action Steps
1- Where can you create three “fortune cookie” moments in your business?
2- Create them.  They do not have to be expensive.
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What is the best “fortune cookie” moment you’ve experienced or created?

Listen to Episode #160 of the Two Minute Commute audio blog Podcast


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