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#MondayMotivation: Attention Is a Valuable Thing

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: The One Word I'll Never Say Again ... Here’s one thing I’ve learned in my time working with live entertainment marketers and venues. Never say “algorithm.” It’s an ugly word. It sounds like “rhythm,” as though we’re going to get down to some funky beats, but it turns out to just be math. … Still, since people seem to use smartphones and...

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#MondayMotivation: Improving Your Pricing Isn’t Complicated

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Good Pricing Is Free Money. Good pricing is free money. This means that if you’ve paid little or no attention to how you set prices, or if you’ve done it mostly based on costs or based on what you’ve done before or what other people are charging for “similar” shows, you’re in luck. A small amount of focused thought and...

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#MondayMotivation: Emotions Shouldn’t Be Involved in Pricing

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Emotional Pricing is Like Drunk Dialing. Many of you would never, ever drunk dial. You would drunk text. I liked the alliteration of “Drunk Dial” so I went with it in the presentation, but it doesn’t matter because the idea is the same: Don’t do it! It feels good to express some powerful emotion via text to that person who really...

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#MondayMotivation: Be Everywhere Live Entertainment Fans Are

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Be Where the People Are (And the People Are on Mobile). Back in the 20th century, when someone wanted a ticket, they visited a box office (or called a phone bank) between certain hours. People went to where the tickets were, because that was the only option. And not just for tickets, but just about everything — clothes, toys, books —...

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#MondayMotivation: Move Yourself Closer to Something Special

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: You Might Fail, So at Least Fail Up. I have a friend who is a very successful live entertainment producer. He’s a creative genius, not as an artist, but as a business person and an impresario. He sees more ways of getting people excited to be in the same building with a bunch of other people to see a...

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#MondayMotivation: The Future Is About Attention

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: You Can't Fill Your Stomach on Low-Hanging Fruit. If you’re standing under an apple tree, and you want one apple, you do the obvious thing: You take the apple that’s easiest to pick. You don’t climb the tree, risking your life and ruining your sweater on the branches as you get to the top. You take the low-hanging fruit. It’s an excellent...

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#MondayMotivation: Theory of Pricing Relativity

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Tickets Are Worth Different Amounts to Different People. If you were riding on a train and you dropped a rock from the window of that train, it would appear to you as if the rock is falling to the ground in a curving arc behind you as you travel. If your friend were standing outside the train, facing the...

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#MondayMotivation: Breakthroughs Do Happen

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: No Breakthroughs Without Risks and Failures. London seems to be leading the way in shows that very actively engage all five senses. First, there was the fireworks show, and now there are the BitterSuite symphonies. It’s a classical concert that makes you smell, touch and taste things as part of the program. Lindsey Winship of The Guardian (UK) describes it like...

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