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Bound in Biases

Biases.  We all have them, and although we may not realize it as we move through our day to day routines, every decision we make (subliminally or consciously) is measured in some degree against what past experience we have with a given situation, how that experience went, and ultimately, how much of a bias we have toward […]
March 26, 2022
2 min read

Whatelse

Back in October of last year, we talked about the difference between "do you need help?" and "How Can I Help?" One elicits a yes/no response, while the other (in most cases) garners a response that is actionable, ex: "chop up these onions..." Regardless of what business you are in, we are all in the […]
March 18, 2022
2 min read

Zone of Excellence vs Zone of Genius

A few weeks ago, we talked about thinking of the word "master" as a verb, not a noun. Today, let's build on that concept further as we discuss the pivotal difference between your "Zone of Excellence" and the "Zone of Genius" which could also be thought of as being an expert vs genius.
March 11, 2022
2 min read

Search, As A Service - Your Own Search Engine

At Captivation, we specialize in telling the unique stories of the brands and non-profits we work with.  Although we all tend to play in the same general sandboxes as our competitors, our clients have a unique approach, methodology, or process that sets them apart from the rest.  People come to them to solve problems in the […]
March 5, 2022
2 min read

Mastering the Verb, Not the Noun

When we consider what it takes to become a "master" of something, the tendency is to think of the process as having a destination that one ultimately arrives at.  What we have observed, however, is that true masters look at the road ahead of them as one that not only never ends, but one filled […]
February 26, 2022
1 min read

The Gold in the Gold Rush

Whether we're talking about the California gold rush of the mid-1800s or the "digital gold rush" associated with creating the next Facebook or the next voice-activated search algorithm - there is allure in the potential for success, big money, and opportunity. In the case of the California gold rush, the biggest opportunity came in the form of businesses that far fewer were thinking about.  What Do I Mean?  Most people were focused on following the "herd" and taking their role as a miner - crouching by the riverside for hours […]
February 18, 2022
2 min read

What's Your WIIFM?

Can you communicate the "WIIFM" of your product or service to your target client/customer/donor? What is WIIFM WIIFM (pronounced "wif-em") stands for "What's in it for me"   This phrase is directly tied to the unique value proposition that accompanies each and every product, service or concept you offer. How to Write a WIIFM Statement Successfully formulating your "WIIFM" statements […]
February 11, 2022
2 min read

The Two-Thought Slump

Earlier this week, I was on a call with Andy, CEO of Tanner Tees - a long-time client and creators of industry-leading hitting aids and training products for baseball and softball. We were discussing content for an upcoming blog, talking about the possible factors that cause a player to enter a hitting slump.  As Andy explained, […]
February 5, 2022
2 min read

Milk and Eggs

Imagine the inside of your local grocery store.  Picture its layout in your head… Now imagine the path you would take if I asked you to go find the milk or the eggs… You may not have noticed until just now, that the location of the milk and/or eggs are strategically positioned in almost every grocery store and in relatively the same […]
January 29, 2022
2 min read

As a local nonprofit, we hold an Annual Celebration and Grant Awards Ceremony each year. Due to our current in-person limitations, we looked to Captivation Agency to help us take our program virtually.  From the outset, they were accommodating and patient, guiding us skillfully through the process with ease. To me, that is equally as important as the final product, and they certainly delivered on both counts. The video was absolutely amazing and is a production that elevates the mission of Impact100 SRQ in the Global Impact community, and across our own community as well. We look forward to our next project!

Amy Tupper

Amy Tupper

Vice President, Impact100 SRQ
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