Posts Tagged ‘Seth Godin’

Chris, Seth, Mitch, Wisdom and the Power of Reply

March 17, 2013

Chris Brogan

It’s Sunday morning and I’m waiting for my weekly email from Chris Brogan, CEO of Human Business Works and co-author of the excellent books Trust Agents and Impact Equation about online and human behaviour.

Every Sunday he writes to me and shares some experience or learning, which is nearly always enriching and really valuable. He does this without fail and incredibly this costs me nothing. I really appreciate his generous spirit and openness and the fact that he does take time to write to me.

Of course he doesn’t write to just me – he has a huge “fan” (he’d never call us that but I’m going to use the word) base and we are all privileged to get his Sunday best!

The other amazing thing about Chris is that he has mastered the art of “reply”. If you send him a simple reply to his Sunday email telling you enjoyed it, he’ll actually come back to you and say thanks.

There is an actual person at the other end of that email who is quite happy to interact with you as well as just broadcast his message ..he’s genuinely interested in what I have to say.

I do appreciate that if he has to reply to thousands of emails he won’t have a life and we do need him to be bright and rested and able to send us those nuggets of wisdom – thanks Chris for your valuable time.

We’re really lucky to have so many really clever and quite brilliant people sharing their insights, experience and very often genius with us online.

I’m talking about bloggers who quite freely share their gems of wisdom on a regular basis with us including people like Chris, Seth Godin and Mitch Joel.

ReplyThe big difference with Chris is that he replies and interacts.

This in my view is the most powerful thing that he does and it’s this that sets him apart from the others..

Click here to sign up for his Sunday Service.

Greg Canty is a partner of Fuzion

Fuzion are a Marketing, PR and Graphic Design firm with offices in Cork and Dublin

What Wagner and X-Factor can tell us about Marketing!

November 6, 2010
Wagner - X Factor

Wagner - X Factor, My Hero!

Every week (and not by choice I promise  you – I blame Dee!) I watch X Factor along with half the country and we all wonder how Wagner is still in the competition. I am writing this as I am watching the programme on Saturday, 6th November 2010..

I keep banging on to the crew in Fuzion that no matter how bad he is he will still not get voted out, at least not for a while yet. I threatened to write a blog about it, before he does actually get voted (Mary Quille warned me that I should get my blog written sooner than later!) out so here goes, while my theory is still valid!!

My simple theory is ..

If you are not capable of being the best, it is better to be totally different, offer something that no one else is offering than being one of the many.

The thing is there are one or two really good acts on the show who compete at the top of the tree for the votes but after that there are a whole bunch of “me-too’s’’ battling it out for the same votes.

Wagner appeals to a niche, admittedly I am struggling as to who they are but there are clearly more of them than those voting for the “me-too’s”.
So, until the “me-too’s “ are totally eliminated he has a great chance of still being there (please don’t let me down this week!)

Seth Godin talks about the importance of being different to succeed, The Purple Cow, this year in X Factor it is Wagner, last year it was Jedward.

Are you totally exceptional at what you do, are you a ”me- too” or are you a Wagner?

(P.S. – I’m just after seeing his performance and I could be eating my words!)

Watch the video –  A really funny response from the really cool team at http://www.hometrain.ie

Greg Canty is a partner of Fuzion Communications