Homeless man gets 10x the donations...

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Recently I came across a video that was both touching and inspiring.

It really showed how the power of your message can be changed with a simple change in the words you use.

In my opinion, it has been one of the most inspiring lessons of connecting with your audience through the power of connecting with their emotions through copy.

The power of words. [VIDEO]

I guess the lesson I learned here, is if your headline connects to the audiences deepest emotion and causes them to be there in their minds, then it will also cause them to be there with their wallets.

Even if you don't get that message, it is still a great video.

I hope all of you enjoy it.

James
#10x #donations #homeless #man
  • Profile picture of the author DanielleLynnCopy
    Originally Posted by James Campbell View Post

    Recently I came across a video that was both touching and inspiring.

    It really showed how the power of your message can be changed with a simple change in the words you use.

    In my opinion, it has been one of the most inspiring lessons of connecting with your audience through the power of connecting with their emotions through copy.

    The power of words. [VIDEO]

    I guess the lesson I learned here, is if your headline connects to the audiences deepest emotion and causes them to be there in their minds, then it will also cause them to be there with their wallets.

    Even if you don't get that message, it is still a great video.

    I hope all of you enjoy it.

    James
    Thanks for the share James, a friend recently showed me that video and I teared-up.

    Definitely captures how powerful words can be.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffLee
    Why'd I watch that?!

    I need a tissue now.

    Jesus.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Campbell
      Originally Posted by TiffLee View Post

      Why'd I watch that?!

      I need a tissue now.

      Jesus.

      lol

      Yeah....it gets to some of us.

      Sorry about that TL.
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottTMk
    A great video, very powerful! Will have to share that with people I know
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  • Profile picture of the author AnimalSpirit
    Thanks for sharing! Really touching...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sweetcheeks12354
    I would actually be interested to see if that really works. I heard of the story of the bum that make over $100k a year pan handling.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Campbell
      Originally Posted by Sweetcheeks12354 View Post

      I would actually be interested to see if that really works. I heard of the story of the bum that make over $100k a year pan handling.
      It is a big scam where I live actually. There are upper middle class kids who dress like "street kids" to do "squeegying" basically just cleaning up car windows at traffic lights when cars stop. They make that much money and sometimes more in a day, and then turn around and go to their nice homes. Using that money for partying and other not so great things.

      it bothers me quite a bit actually, because I like to help people in need.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by James Campbell View Post

        It is a big scam where I live actually. There are upper middle class kids who dress like "street kids" to do "squeegying" basically just cleaning up car windows at traffic lights when cars stop. They make that much money and sometimes more in a day, and then turn around and go to their nice homes. Using that money for partying and other not so great things.

        it bothers me quite a bit actually, because I like to help people in need.
        That is despicable, James. I have also heard of lazy poor people doing it here - instead of putting in an honest day's work somewhere, they panhandle for money by standing at a major street or next to a highway all day long, usually raking in several hundred dollars in the process.

        They're taking the easy way out by taking advantage of people's pity, and are also cheating themselves in the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    Just Loved that headline! Thank you for sharing this Vid.



    Bernard
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    • Profile picture of the author James Campbell
      Originally Posted by alcymart View Post

      Just Loved that headline! Thank you for sharing this Vid.



      Bernard
      Not going to lie. Link bait.

      I find that too many valuable posts and too much valuable information is overlooked on the main forum because the headline doesn't get enough eyes to be intrigued.

      Glad it worked
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    That is a very touching story. Although this was a scripted act, it goes to show you that words really do make a difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author im1217
    I just don't give them any money. When you give them food...they are looking at you like "damn I can't get beer or cigarettes with that!". My favorite two signs:

    1. Lear jet in shop
    2. I ain't gonna lie...I need a beer.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

      I just don't give them any money. When you give them food...they are looking at you like "damn I can't get beer or cigarettes with that!". My favorite two signs:

      1. Lear jet in shop
      2. I ain't gonna lie...I need a beer.
      This is funny, but also mostly true. I have come across many who just outright ask me for money to get gas, cigarettes or food (these are the most common lies), but when I offer to actually go get it for them, they decline and don't want me to help them!

      So far, in my countless encounters with these supposedly 'needy' people, there has been only one occasion where this person actually accepted my help and went ahead to get a burger to eat!
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  • I got in trouble today at school and the principal said if i watched a video he would let me off the hook. This was the same video. It is insane and inspiring!
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  • Profile picture of the author tsuccess
    You're right, this video is inspiring and shows the power of words...I like it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great share, very powerful!
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    That was beautiful. Thanks!!
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    Great video. Shows what good copywriting can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Shows what copywriting can do, especially for such a good cause.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
      Originally Posted by Jake Gray View Post

      Shows what copywriting can do, especially for such a good cause.
      I'm not sure it is a good cause without knowing the back story.

      Several friends of mine are blind and are more than fully self sufficient by (gasp) actually working.

      That said, I loved the way the commercial developed to drive home the point that words do matter.

      Marvin
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebastian Oudot
    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Some simple words but so much power.
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