New Mind Blowing 21-Step Cheat Sheet: Secrets of Hypnotic Marketing — Revealed!
Subtitle: What No One Else Has Told You About How Info Marketers Really Use Hypnotic Marketing To Bring Unconscious Resources Into The Conscious Awareness.
By Marlon Sanders and Cecil Whorton/ tireponyman
I’m going to talk today about how you can use hypnotic methods in marketing.
Some people could see these things at first as being manipulative or somehow bad.
However, it’s really just about DELIBERATELY using tools of the mind that you can’t not use. Because you use these tools already unconsciously. So the only question becomes whether or not you want to use them consciously to get what you want.
Or do you choose to remain unconscious of them and use them in ways that sometimes work against you and keep you from getting what you want?
Most people get caught up in thinking that goes in loops. We typically called this looping thinking circular reasoning and it forms the basis for all problems.
The reason is that if the solution was in your awareness, you’d DO IT and you wouldn’t have a problem. Therefore, by definition, the solution is outside your awareness.
Hypnosis is a means of relaxing the conscious mind so that new information can be brought into awareness to get the mind out of the loops that it’s in and to solve problems.
Alright, if that doesn’t make sense to you, then at the end of this cheat sheet, I’ll recommend a resource that will explain it much better than I can here in a brief cheat sheet.
If you’re a newbie, some of this will be advanced for you. But if you do choose to study any of it further at a point in time, my recommended resource will be at the end of this article.
My purpose here is NOT to convince you to use these methods. It’s just to say here’s what the methods are and how you CAN use them if you want to.
a. In the 1500’s there was this dude named Paracelsus who was the first physician to use magnets to heal people by laying the magnets on their body.
b. Then in the 1600’s, “the Great Irish Stroker,” Valentine Greatrakes, healed people by layin’ his hands on ’em and passing magnets over their body. His BIG innovation was he didn’t have to actually lay the magnets on their body.
c. Around 1771 Maximilian Hell (that was REALLY his name) applied steel plates to people’s bodies to heal ’em. And he had a student who was a medical doctor from Vienna with the infamous name “Franz Anton Mesmer.”
d. Around 1770, Mesmer started performing “animal magnetism” or “mesmerism.” And THAT is where the term “mesmerize” came from.
I remember reading once that he’d actually hold these small groups where he’d dress up in a cape with a magnetized magic wand, go around and touch people with his wand. They’d faint and be healed. I’m NOT making this up! It’s all a matter of history.
Even American legend Benjamin Franklin got involved in that ruckus.
e. Fortunately, a scottish surgeon named Braid came along in 1842 and removed the mysticism from the topic. He debunked mesmerism.
Braid coined the term “hypnotism” (from the Greek hypnos, “sleep”). Better stated, it means “relaxed mind.” In other words, you get the conscious mind to relax and chill out so you can bring information into awareness that was OUT of awareness or unconscious. This way you can deliver resources the person needs to escape loops their thinking is caught up in.
More on this later in this cheat sheet.
All the following data draws liberally from the understanding I gained from this product.
I consider this the Bible of conversational hypnosis.
2. A few basic hypnotic methods that are used in online marketing
a. Project high status and authority
People are more suggestible to people they perceive as authorities.
— Use calm movements. This implies confidence. — Keep steady eye contact — Take up space when you sit. Don’t apologize for being there. — Demonstrate authority — Tell stories that demonstrate your authority — At the same time, avoid coming across as arrogant or too “try hard”
b. Gain a stream of agreements
— This is the old sales tactic of getting people to nod their head yes.
— Begin sales letters, teleseminar calls, presentations or videos with a series of statements or concepts people will readily agree with.
3. Use “hot words that have emotions embedded in them
Some words carry big emotional impact. Use these words in your sales letters, videos, and presentations. If you’ve ever read a John Carlton sales letter, you KNOW he’s a master of this. Ditto for the late, great Gary Halbert.
So a lot of times people’s brains are stuck in loops. Their thinking goes round and round in circles. They can’t get out of the loop. But their conscious mind shoots down any possible solutions. THAT is why they’re stuck IN the loop to begin with.
But to get the solution TO THEM you have to bypass the part of the mind that keeps shooting it down. One way to do this is to lull the conscious mind into relaxing 4. Build anticipation
This is what product launches do when they’re done correctly. They build an enormous sense of anticipation.
5. Use hypnotic words
Words like fascination, focus and mesmerizing actually help capture attention.
6. Use the basic 3-step hypnotic formula
a. Capture attention
We all know this marketing. It’s what headlines do. But you can do this even more readily using video if it’s really, really well done.
In sales letters, you have to keep pulling out headlines or ideas with a unique TWIST or angle to capture attention. Otherwise, your sale letter is just one in a million.
How can you capture ATTENTION? This is almost half the battle in online marketing today.
b. Bypass the conscious mind
Hypnotists use confusion, overload and other methods for this. So if you feel confused or overloaded, you may have been under the influence and not known it!
But there are MANY techniques for bypassing the conscious mind. If you just establish that you’re an authority, people will then lower their conscious guard.
The reason you want to do this sometimes is the conscious mind is going in loops over and over and over. The reason it’s going around in circles is that the solution is outside it’s awareness but it won’t let it in.
The term is circular reasoning. The solution is to find a way to bypass the loop and the circular reasoning to bring the info into awareness that is needed to get the person out of their STUCK POINT.
Conscious minds often run in LOOPS that create STUCK points. So the elegant use of hypnosis or “relaxed mind” techniques is to get the conscious mind to RELAX so that new data can enter the loop and free up the process.
As info marketers we sell information that allows people to get out of the loops they’re stuck in. But sometimes people won’t BUY because the info doesn’t fit in their paradigm. Which is why they ARE stuck in the loop to begin with.
My Overwhelm Cure is such a product. People feel overwhelmed and confused so they don’t buy what can help them out of that state. The easiest way to get them out of the loop is to bring information into their consiousness that bypasses their conscious mind that’s keeping the solution out of awareness.
c. Deliver your suggestions
This is whatever marketing actions you want people to take.
==> Do NOT attempt this formula without getting proper training.
7. Use “shock and surprise”
You’ve heard marketers use the term “shock and awe.” Well, THIS is where it likely comes from. People who use that term understand or use hypnosis consciously or unconsciously.
When people are SHOCKED, they respond unconsciously because there isn’t time for the conscious mind to analyze things.
Again, don’t try this without professional training…:)
Sales letters, videos or sales processes will sometimes SHOCK YOU with screen caps, numbers or some other thing. The purpose is to deactivate the unconscious mind so that a resource you were unaware of can be brought into your conscious awareness without resistance.
8. Destroy resistance via stories
— Telling stories is a subliminal way to overcome the resistance or scrutiny of the conscious mind.
— This is why most great marketers are great story tellers
— Tell stories about your friends. You can have THEM say things, so it isn’t “you” saying them! How cool is that?
9. Build rapport
— Avoid coming across as trying “too hard” or needing money or to make the sale “too much.” If you come across as too desperate or too eager to please, this makes the other person wonder what your motives are.
— For the same reason, avoid projecting that you need something too much from the other person.
This is the old ruse in marketing where you tell people your schedule is filled up but you may have an opening for them.
Or you’re really sold out but due to some weird thing happening, you might be able to squeeze them in! Kinda like when you call the doctor’s office.
10. Develop wide rapport by sharing experiences with the person in a variety of locations.
— This is the root behind the technique of showing video in your car, at the beach, in an office, at home and so forth. It’s a rapport building method.
— Cover a wide variety of topics so you aren’t put in just one small category in the person’s brain.
— By building rapport, you help the conscious brain to RELAX and go into the RELAXED MIND state (i.e. hypnotic state) so that you can bring things into the awareness of the person without getting it “shot down” by the conscious mind that is stuck in a loop that keeps repeating over and over.
11. Fractionate rapport
This is when you go “hot-cold.” A great example of this is product launches.
During the launch, the person is there with killer videos, blog posts, conference calls — everything. After the launch, you hardly hear from ’em.
This makes you ANTICIPATE the next launch. It’s the fractionation of attention and rapport.
Some people would argue this means you don’t write an ezine like I do. Maybe they’re write. But there are OTHER ways to fractionate.
Fractionating rapport is something you can’t not do. The question is only if you want to know what you’re doing and then do it deliberately.
Or do you want to continue doing it unconsciously and having no idea what it is you’re doing?
When the conscious brain is confused, it’s preoccupied with trying to figure things out. That means you can deliver information, data or resources to the person that they were previously unconscious or unaware of to get the person INTO a resourceful state.
Without rapport people’s conscious brains are on red alert and they shoot down any solutions that could help the person escape the loop or problem they’re in.
12. Get people to try to build rapport with YOU versus you being the one to try to build rapport with THEM!
— Make people apply to get in your coaching program vs. you begging them to join.
— Don’t show that you’re too “over-eager” to network with someone.
— Don’t come across as being “too eager” to get people to buy your products.
— Rapport is as much what you DON’T do as it is what you DO.
13. Develop your trance voice
This is the voice that is relaxing and easy to listen to. It’s different from your regular voice, so you don’t accidentally put people under the influence!
Use this voice in your videos when you’re pitching or from stage or in teleseminars.
You know how some people have this voice either in their spoken word or in their WRITING that you just love to listen to or read?
That’s the trance voice. It’s a highly attractive voice because step one in hypnosis is to absorb attention. You can’t do that without an attractive voice and persona.
Or what Dale Carnegie in the old days and others called a magnetic personality. Most people just aren’t aware that you can do this in writing by the stories you tell, the voice you use, the emotions you create and how you present your persona.
14. Imply rather than state directly when you can
— When you imply something, people are more likely to accept or believe it than when you outright state it.
— For example, if you want people to get the idea that a big shot, SHOW the results of this rather than TELLING people.
— I think Alexandria Brown does an awesome job of this on her blog. She SHOWS pictures of her at coaching events with her students where everyone is having a GREAT time! This implies that if you join, you’re going to have an awesome time also.
15. Create “magic moments”
— Create stories or other magical moments that glue in rapport and bonding.
16. Use metaphors
— Your brain responds to metaphors at an unconscious level — You can create metaphors via videos — But you can also tell stories verbally or in print that do the same thing.
17. Create an attractive or magnetic persona
— Be someone people are drawn to and want to hang out with — Ask yourself, would you want to hang out with your persona? — Do you project someone or something that people find magnetic? — A persona is something you work on, build and create over time — It’s a deliberate creation, not necessarily something you are to start with. — Study people and personas you find to be magnetic and ask yourself why.
18. Project confidence and a relaxed attitude and demeanor
— On the one hand, people respond to those they perceive as authorities — And with that, authorities don’t have anything to prove — Therefore, they often come across with a relaxed attitude — In other words, they’re chill and you’d like to hang with them — If you come across as too uptight or not lacking confidence, this activates people’s minds to scrutinize what you’re saying
19. Learn to frame, reframe, and deframe
— This is one of the most powerful methods you can learn — There are two types of reframes: context and meaning — If someone says, “the price is too high”, you can do a meaning reframe by saying, “This isn’t a cheap, low quality product.” So you’ve reframed cheap to MEAN low quality. Which, by the way, is also often true. — You can do a context reframe by saying, “Considering the value you’re getting and all the stuff, this is under priced.” In other words, you create a context in which the price IS cheap. — You’ve seen this done in sales letters a thousand times — Reframing is the art of helping the conscious mind get OUT of a loop by presenting information in such a way that it’ll slip through the filter and not be filtered out
20. Tell stories that capture attention
One of the biggest challenges we have as marketers is simply to capture attention. By telling the story you have that’s the most riveting and exciting, you can do this.
Think of John Carlton’s one legged golfer letter as an example. If you don’t know about John’s one legged golfer letter, you haven’t studied copywriting enough!
21. There are loops, nested loops, hard loops and soft loops
The brain thinks in loops and circles. And if you’ve ever gone round and round on something in your brain and gotten nowhere, your brain was caught up in a loop.
The problem with loops is the answer lies OUTSIDE your awareness. Otherwise, you would have already applied the answer.
A solution being outside your awareness means it’s something you’re unconscious of. And the only way to find the solution is to become aware or conscious of what you’re unaware of right now.
Without that process, you’ll just keeping going around in circles in a loop and get nowhere.
To get out of the loop, you become aware of what you’re unaware of. This is what info products do for you. They bring things into your awareness that you were unaware of so you can get out of loops.
— A “hard loop” happens without any explanation.
For example, you just start telling a story or talking about your product without any explanation.
— A “soft loop” transitions into the story or topic
— “nested loops” are stories within stories
If you want to explore the ideas of frames, loops, storytelling, magical moments, rapport or anything else I’ve talked about in this issue, then this is your bible:
Marlon Sanders is the author of “The Amazing Formula That Sells Products Like Crazy.”
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