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Michel Fortin
Re: 10 Reasons Not To Vaccinate - http://vactruth.com/2014...
"This is the biggest piece of bullshit I've ever read on the Internet." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Bellevue woman makes progress in cancer battle with all-natural regiment - http://wkrn.com/2014...
"Impossible. If you are stage 4, that means YOUR cancer came back and it has metastasized into other organs. So either you are opting to live whatever little left of your life you have, or your bullshitting yourself and others about having stage 4 cancer. If your cancer has officially being diagnosed, and officially gone into remission, then you're lucky. Because statistically, without chemo, it happens in less than 0.001% of cases. (And it has nothing to do with natural cures or treatments.) But with chemo, it happens in about 22%. Now, as for your rude and despicable comment, you are a cruel person. "Isn't it funny?" No. Cancer is not funny, not even your snarky sarcasm. The science is pretty clear that chemo works, especially with the latest advanced in therapies. And Sylvie spoke out of the goodness of her heart. The fact that you both lambasted her as well as said that the woman should do what she wants tells me you're a sociopath. Either that or you're willfully ignorant and..." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
"Oh, the recipes is just one idea. It can be one tip, exercise, motivational story, interview, etc. My client who does recipes is specifically for weight loss but also has different twists based around certain themes, like paleo, keto, holidays, etc. I sure would do an interview! Awesome." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
"Well, I'm a direct response copywriter, but I don't mix my fitness stuff (although, since my new fitness journey, I've had more clients in the fitness, health, weightloss, and exercise fields). Now, for you, I can think of a couple of ideas: recipes is huge. Recipes by themselves suck, but with a specific goal or niche in mind, it works really well. Especially if you give your book a twist or shtick. Then it's easy to build after-products or even subscription sites based on this "angle". Some examples include one of my clients who's developed a podcast, makes affiliate offers on his blog, sells theme-based cookbook apps, etc. Another is a client who is a PhD in kinesiology and a nutritionist, but his twist is to tie it all to growing muscle and getting six-pack abs (for men), or having a bikini figure and how to lose "baby fat" (for women). These clients of mine both have multiple subscription-based websites and/or content models based on specific themes or topics. And in them,..." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Testing Powerlifting Meet Openers - http://fortinfitness.com/testing...
"I'll be uploading my lifts from the meet soon. ;)" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
"Thank you. I, too, thought the same. But it was deadlifts that saved my back. I had two herniated discs, sciatica, spams, and a hairline fracture (PARS defect), which was why I was walking around with canes. Deadlifting (slowly, with proper form) started building my back muscles, which took pressure off my spine. My lower back became a secondary spine, if you will. Once, my back would go out by just lifting a bag of groceries. And now this... https://www.facebook.com/miche..." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: How to Hook (More) Copywriting Prospects - http://michelfortin.com/hook-co...
"You're very welcome, Shelly. Good luck!" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: 20 WordPress Shortcodes and Plugins You Might Want To Try - http://www.hongkiat.com/blog...
"I personally use Shortcodes Ultimate for years now, and I love it. I don't have any affiliation with this site or plugin, but I always recommend it to my clients. http://gndev.info/shortcodes-u..." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: The Origins of 10 Nicknames - http://www.mentalfloss.com/...
"I thought "Harry" came from "Harold." Oh, well..." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Tip #4: Dump Your Thesaurus - http://michelfortin.com/tip-4-d...
"Bruce, great idea." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: When And How To Use An Alias In Business - http://michelfortin.com/when-an...
"Yes, you can be a character who narrates the advertisement. Look at actors in commercials or mascots, like the Pillsbury dough boy, Ronald McDonald, or the Michelin Man. But as long as the character or persona does not imply an actual result, then it would be a testimonial and therefore, by law, must be true and coming from a real person. The only disclaimer would be when the persona can be construed as an actual person and a result may be inferred unintentionally. But I'm not a lawyer, so I think this disclaimer would be a matter of personal choice and protection, and not a matter of law." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: When And How To Use An Alias In Business - http://michelfortin.com/when-an...
"I'm not a lawyer, but my guess is, if the results are real and identified coming from real people, that should be fine. The narrator is simply telling the story. He/she doesn't have to be real. It's no different than some disembodied voice that's never identified. But where the flog and linkedin profile are concerned, that's iffy in my mind. I think the flog is risky is there's no full disclosure somewhere based on the latest laws on full disclosure. Now, if the flog is really a "blog" (not a fake blog) but narrated by the persona/character who's fake, that may be different. It's no different than an anonymous blog or a blog issued by brand or business mascot, for example. "Flog" in my opinion is where the content is fake, which in this case might include fake testimonials, fake endorsements, fake results, etc. That would certainly be a no-no. I would check with a lawyer if I were you... Michel Fortin http://MichelFortin.com" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: The Most Overlooked Money Maker in Your Business - http://michelfortin.com/overloo...
"I hear ya, Michael. Loud and clear. I know that from experience. I specialized in doctors (cosmetic surgeons) in my early career. Trying to convince doctors, who are on their high-horses and believed I was therefore beneath them, the fact that their marketing sucked was quite a challenge. And... "the customer is not always right. but what's right for the customer IS always right"... oooh, I love that!" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Use Pressure To Prevent Procrastination - http://michelfortin.com/prevent...
"but you know that when you hover your mouse a note says to close it and "never show again," right?" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Free Pass to First Part of $497 Email Course - http://michelfortin.com/free-pa...
"Nope. Not at all. The series starts April 30th. Michel Fortin http://MichelFortin.com" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: I’ve Never Felt More Alive! Here’s Why… - http://michelfortin.com/felt-al...
"Nope. It's not a belt. It's one of my back braces (the same used by movers). I don't it wear it anymore. ;)" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: When And How To Use An Alias In Business - http://michelfortin.com/when-an...
"@nycphantom Again, I'm not a lawyer, but if your nickname is meant to mislead, or if the deception is part of the business or sales process, no you can't. But I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "if the business never able to take advantage of anyone." If so, then why are they in business? But if a person gives to charities and wants to remain anonymous, that's different. That's not a business.   Now, if a person provides a services and donates his/her time for charity, it depends on your location. Some laws prohibit the provision of a service without a business license or identification. I think it should be fine in many instances, but check with a lawyer to be sure." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Medical Update From Sylvie, in Her Own Words - http://michelfortin.com/update-...
"As you know, I’m participating in a “fitness-o-thon” in March to raise money for breast cancer research and treatments. It’s called Bust a Move For Breast Health™ and my goal is to raise $1,000. The link is http://ottawacancer.kintera.or... and the donations go directly to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Research Foundation and will be used to advance breast health services, of which Sylvie is a recipient. If you need any more information, there’s an FAQ on the site. Again, a big “thank you” from me and Sylvie." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Clean Bulk Fail #4: You Think a Calorie Is Just a Calorie - http://anthonymychal.com/2013...
"Anthony, I just read an awesome book: "Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss --- and the Myths and Realities of Dieting". This is a science-backed book that precisely points out what you said here. Essentially, the book says that hormones, timing, and our brains play a huge role in how calories are spent. So while a calorie may be a calorie, its environment and how it's burned varies greatly from person to person, day to day, and context to context (as you said, the calories and expenditure that preceded it). A good way to analogize, I think, is to look at wood is wood. Build a fire, and wood in will burn (wood out). But build a fire in a freezing arctic weather as opposed to hot tropical weather, with no wind versus less wind (oxygen), or dry wood versus wet wood, will burn completely differently. But a piece of wood is just a piece of wood, right? Anyway, great post. And I agree with you." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Medical Update From Sylvie, in Her Own Words - http://michelfortin.com/update-...
"@JohnForde Absolutely, John. Thank you so much for your support. That would be awesome. The link is http://ottawacancer.kintera.or... and the donations go directly to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Research Foundation and will be used to advance breast health services, of which Sylvie is a recipient. If you need any more information, there's an FAQ on the site. Again, a big "thank you" from me and a big hug from Sylvie." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: No Return Policy on This Awful Gift - http://michelfortin.com/return-...
"In Sylvie Fortin's own words: Just got back from the oncologist. News is not great, but it could be worse. It has been confirmed that it is, in fact, my breast cancer that has metastasized to my lung, liver and bones. I say "it could be worse" because they could have found major tumours and it could have been far more advanced. But it hasn't and isn't. There are a couple of "spots" on my liver and a couple of spots on my spine, as well as the phlegmy stuff in my lungs. So, prognosis isn't as dire as it could be.Our first priority is clearing up the lungs. Chemo starts this week. No waiting. No delays. I'll have at least 6 months of weekly chemo and regular checks to see how I'm responding to it. I'm choosing to think positively and deal with it one day at a time." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: What Copy Cosmetics Communicate - http://michelfortin.com/what-co...
"@Mordechai (Morty) Schiller Exactly. It's to avoid abuse on either end of the spectrum. Too clunky or too clean don't sell. Ugly doesn't sell, it only captures attention. Great for one-off promotions, but not really good for creating a lasting impression that invites repeat and referral sales.   Thanks for dropping by, Morty. Long time no type!" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Free Redeemable Vouchers From Our Host - http://michelfortin.com/free-re...
"@weedogroup Nope. Look under the headline." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: The Key To Getting The Fees You Deserve - http://michelfortin.com/key-fee...
"@Brilliant Partners Two options is better than none. Three might be overkill because the service you offer is not an tailored one, like copywriting services where each project is different. But if you want to test a third option, you might want to try follow-up consulting/coaching session. Some speakers will offer breakout sessions after the speech, or an additional half-hour presentation via video, webinar, or phone, to ensure they implement what they learned during the presentation (say, 30 days later or something like that). That's up to you. I wouldn't put the price on the site. While you may have an stock speech, the audience is different every time, and the keynote might be a half-hour, hour, two hours, etc. So really, every client is different and therefore they should ask for the quote. Besides, printing the price might confuse if they don't know what it means. But... I would put the two or three options and explain that pricing has 2-3 levels. Even if you don't mention the..." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Fortinize is Coming and I Need Your Help - http://michelfortin.com/fortini...
"@LawtonChiles Definitely!" - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Fortinize is Coming and I Need Your Help - http://michelfortin.com/fortini...
"Please type in your question here! Thanks." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Your Reader Wants To Know These 5 Things - http://michelfortin.com/your-re...
"Well, addressing in the letter in order, yes. But to answer these, the first, the reader, is THE most important. Because copywriting's most important element is the market." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Re: Apply The Law of Contrast to Build Desire - http://michelfortin.com/apply-t...
"@DamienElsing Most copy does something similar. So yes, it does." - Michel Fortin
Michel Fortin
Progress Report: Bring On The Muscles! - http://michelfortin.posterous.com/progres...
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