The laminated sign next to the order and pay point at the cafe read: “We can’t and we won’t serve you while you are ON the phone. We need to engage.” These are the first words that greet every single customer (not just the rude ones). On the flip side, when I email a colleague…

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It’s tempting to begin with product and service descriptions when you are communicating the value your business creates. Of course, it’s easier to start with what we know for sure. We list features, benefits and specifications—telling the customer as much as we can about ‘the what’. And all the while we’re doing it backwards. Intead…

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