Secret Sauce

How to Pack Your Messages with Persuasive Punch

 Secret Sauce

Author: Harry Mills
Pub Date: February 2017
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438060
Page Count: 192
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814438077

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When it comes to messaging, what worked in the past won’t work today. Our noisy, digital world has undermined our ability to focus.For a message to grab attention and persuade, it now needs to pass the SAUCE test and be: Simple, Appealing, Unexpected, Credible, and Emotional.

Secret Sauce shows you how to transform unconvincing messages into compelling copy. It comes with a 15-question SAUCE test and a Heat Gauge that allows you to precisely measure the persuasive impact of your messages. Short, easy to read, and packed with visuals, Secret Sauce provides:

• Clear examples of what works and what doesn’t

• Fascinating insights from behavioral and neurological research

• Powerful lessons from successful and failed campaigns

Less than 10 percent of messages that are intended to be persuasive are truly compelling—engaging both the head and heart. Secret Sauce will help you weed out the clutter and craft messages that stick.

Harry Mills is the founder and CEO of Aha! Advantage, an international consulting and training firm whose clients include IBM, Oracle, Ernst & Young, Unilever, KPMG, and BMW. He is the subject matter expert on persuasion for Harvard’s flagship ManageMentor program, and the author of 14 acclaimed books including Artful Persuasion and The Rainmaker’s Toolkit.

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