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Killing me softly….How they get people to buy.

Killing me softly

Killing me softly….How they get people to buy.

Killing me softly

Killing me softly…

“Strumming my pain with his fingers,

Singing my life with his words,

Killing me softly with his song….”

I woke up with this song stuck in my head this morning. I saw a picture of Roberta Flack, who recorded this in 1973, on the internet yesterday and this song popped right into my head.

It’s one I used to perform back in my coffee house days. It is one of my favorites.

As I thought about it, I realized that this is exactly what marketers do as they promote their products in webinars and emails and blog content. In fact, this is used in virtually ALL advertising.

So what is the webinar and email, content formula? It’s all in the song.

Have you ever been on a webinar?

Why did you go to it?

“I heard he sang a good song.

I heard he had a style,

And so I came to see him,

To listen for a while”


Just like in the lyrics, you figured that he had something to offer and maybe you were just a little curious.

The host comes on and introduces himself and gives a little background that shows he is credible and can be believed.

Then the “killing” starts.

He starts calling off people’s names welcoming them to the webinar.

And launches into people’s pain points.

“I felt all flushed with fever,

Embarrassed by the crowd,

I felt he found my letters,

And read each one out loud.

I prayed that he would finish,

But he just kept right on…

Strumming my pain….”


A really good webinar presenter will hit most of the pain points of the people listening by telling his story or the story of someone else that will look just like you.

Then, at the end of this, the solution, the aspirin pill (if you will), will be given in the product that is promoted.

And then they offer not only the solution to your pain but a lot of extras too.

The offer becomes irresistible.

The attendee just can’t leave without the product.

And they’re incredibly grateful to the presenter.

That person understands and has a solution.

You’ve just been “killed” softly.


I don’t mean that in a bad way. Your product should kill the pain. But to get people to understand it, they need to be reminded of their pain, thus “killing them softly”.

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  • How to “kill them softly”.
  • How to craft a unique selling proposition,
  • How to assemble an irresistible offer,
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If you have never done a webinar and want to have a hit your first time, you need Webinar Sales Magic.

You can use all this information for creating great emails and landing pages too.

The principles are the same.

With all that said, now you should listen to the song.  Here goes…

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  • Anita Hales

    April 11, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Such a great song!! Amazing blog post thank you for sharing Anita!

  • Anita Hales

    April 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Beautiful analogy! A pleasure to read. =)

    Anita Hales

    April 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Killing me softly. Now I got that song in my head.

    Great post. I’m just getting my first webinar ready. Gave me some great ideas. Thanks

      Anita Hales

      April 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Good luck with your webinar. Let me know when you are having it. Sorry about the song, lol.

    Anita Hales

    April 11, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Anita, thanks for sharing. I love killing me softly, too.

      Anita Hales

      April 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks, it’s a great song with a great message.

    Anita Hales

    April 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Wow… excellent post Anita. I had no idea who Roberta Flack was … Beautiful song. Thanks for sharing!

      Anita Hales

      April 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      You’re probably too young to remember her. Glad you liked it.

    Anita Hales

    April 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I love this post with a song. It’s true, the lyrics of this song are applicable to Internet marketing. It matches every step and lyric before selling comes. Thank you for sharing.

      Anita Hales

      April 11, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Weird, isn’t it?

    Anita Hales

    April 12, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Ingenious….comparing marketing with Roberta Flack’s song. How perfect that was! Excellent post! 🙂

    Anita Hales

    April 12, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Wow, a powerful post Anita. I love the analogy between the song and the act of persuasion. It’s very true and you are killing softly or otherwise with this amazing blog post. Thanks for sharing..

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