I know we’ve all, at one time or another, experienced a snake or two in the upline. But where else, other than on page 20 of Success In 10 Stepsby Michael Dlouhy, will you ever see Hannibal The Cannibal connected to network marketing?
The purpose of any headline or subhead is to force the reader to keep reading … to ensure that they cannot put your piece down. And that’s how we get to the section, “Hannibal Lechter Missed His Calling.”
So if you want to keep people reading, you have to get their attention. Hannibal Lechter got a lot of attention in Silence of the Lambs because he had his friends for dinner … along with a nice chablis.
It’s pretty difficult for any onlooker not to at least take a glance at THAT train wreck!
I don’t recall exactly how I got there, but I was thinking, “I want subheads that will be riveting, that will be almost impossible to just gloss over without going to look and see exactly what it’s all about.”
So I thought of some names to insert … and I hit on Hannibal Lechter. How could anyone see the name “Hannibal Lechter” in this book and not feel forced to see how on earth Hannibal the Cannibal has anything to do with network marketing?”
So there was no rhyme or reason other than putting in a name that would rivet attention. And that’s why “Hannibal Lechter missed his calling” is one of the subheads in Success In 10 Steps.
I do not know how effective that subhead has been, but the book has certainly worked well, so I’ll assume Hannibal has done his job.
And I know for sure that YOU can creatively invoke Hannibal Lechter when you talk with a prospect. I guarantee you that nobody they’ve ever talked to before has connected Hannibal with network marketing. You will definitely create an unforgettable impression.