What does this story have to do with internet marketing?

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Doctors in hospitals evaluate the mental status of their patients by asking them to interpret stories.

So, here is a little test of mental status for marketers. When you read this story, see if you can answer the following two questions:

1. What does this story have to do with internet marketing in general?

2. What, if anything, does it have to do with you and your marketing?
A man says to a girl, "Would you sleep with a total stranger for a million dollars?"

She answers, "Well, I guess I would."

He says, "Would you sleep with me for $20?"

She says, "No I would not. What do you think I am?"

He says, "We've already decided that. Now we're just discussing the price."
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmarketer1
    A great interaction between Winston Churchill and an unpleasant dinner guest....

    Mentally, he was top of his game and would spend an hour preparing for every minute that he spoke in public. Useful approach for us internet marketers....
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    • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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      [QUOTE=mrmarketer1;6923876]A great interaction between Winston Churchill and an unpleasant dinner guest...QUOTE]


      Agreed. Although that story always seemed to be a moral on personal values to me. A way to remind yourself to be aware of what you value.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Perceived value?
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Survey or cough *Pole your market..

    *Poll
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    • Profile picture of the author Cee
      Is this a trick question?

      I would say that once you've established what your standards are and people become aware of them you will be treated accordingly.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackTheFrost
    More is better?
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    standards, perceptions, opinions change depending on the amount of money involved

    and

    once you have determined what someone will do, figure out what they will do it for, and that will give you an idea of how much they value themselves
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      When we become millionaires we get to have sex with whoever we want
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Curtis
        Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post


        Agreed. Although that story always seemed to be a moral on personal values to me. A way to remind yourself to be aware of what you value.
        I think TheRealDudeman is right about it being a moral on personal values.

        Originally Posted by Cee View Post

        Is this a trick question?

        I would say that once you've established what your standards are and people become aware of them you will be treated accordingly.
        No, not a trick question but one that requires some thought. I'm not sure it has so much to do with how others treat you though.

        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        When we become millionaires we get to have sex with whoever we want
        Well, not exactly the moral of this story, but an interesting viewpoint nonetheless.
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        • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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          [QUOTE=Dan Curtis;6934482]I think TheRealDudeman is right about it being a moral on personal values. [QUOTE]

          BTW, this story reminds me of a question I ask among my friends...I ask them every once in a while if they would do {highly questionable action} for several million or billion dollars. Usually the question is sexually perverted and contrary to their orientation as to spark hesitation, despite the payoff.

          To my disgust, most of them are more than willing to do something strongly opposed to their initial "values" because they have no values. just thought I'd share that thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cee
      Or, if you've determined that you're worth a million bucks don't negotiate :p
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  • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
    Originally Posted by Dan Curtis View Post

    Doctors in hospitals evaluate the mental status of their patients by asking them to interpret stories.

    So, here is a little test of mental status for marketers. When you read this story, see if you can answer the following two questions:

    1. What does this story have to do with internet marketing in general?

    2. What, if anything, does it have to do with you and your marketing?
    A man says to a girl, "Would you sleep with a total stranger for a million dollars?"

    She answers, "Well, I guess I would."

    He says, "Would you sleep with me for $20?"

    She says, "No I would not. What do you think I am?"

    He says, "We've already decided that. Now we're just discussing the price."
    1] The same as it has to do with off-line marketing

    2] Nothing much yet
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  • Profile picture of the author hockmasm
    i think it is all in the interpretation. each person will have their own interpretation to what it means.
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