Sales Letters, Sales Copy and Words That Sell
A resource that I keep near my desk to help me find just the right words for my sales letters and emails is ‘Words That Sell’ – By Richard Bayan.
One of the areas that I think we all make the most mistakes is what Richard calls ‘”Puffspeak”. That is – inflated words and phrases that have made their way into our every day language without real need.
Check to see if you use these in your sales letters and copywriting:
Puffspeak and The Translation
At this point in time = Now
conceptualize = think
cost-effective = profitable or money saving
counterproductive = futile
effectuate = bring about
ramifications = consequences
state-of-the-art = latest
transpired = happened
If you want to make an impact in sales then use conversational words at the appropriate level for the people you are communicating to.
You are not writing poetry. Get to the point with short, sharp rational and emotional language.
Sales Letters, Sales Copy and Words That Sell.