We have a client who runs www.JohnSturtevant.com where you can learn to write with clarity and purpose (I haven’t completed the course yet so forgive the current author). John Sturtevant emphasizes the importance of BEING CLEAR!
He is truly a dynamic speaker and even lets you thrown things at him in class. I thought we had a good relationship going. And then this email starts circulating the office. I think I feel the love, but I am not quite sure. So to quote John:
v: To make to strict specifications in order to produce desired results. Example: "My business was going nowhere, until I had my website Schipulized. Now Iâ€™m getting more new customers than ever!"
n: An enthusiastic and prosperous person whose life is characterized by profound happiness, exceptional creativity, reassuring common sense, and a deep measure of morality. Example: "Sure, I used to think I was successful and happy, but now that Iâ€™m a Schipulite, Iâ€™ve found a true meaning in life â€“ plus Iâ€™m getting filthy rich!"
n: A thorough investigation of the nature, causes, and principles of web-based reality, knowledge, technology, and values based on logical reasoning combined with empirical methods and wry skepticism of all accepted assumptions or beliefs, tempered by a system of admirable values. Example: "Some people shun true Schipulosophy for more pedantic approaches to web marketing â€“ the wretched fools. "
n: The science of web-based life and of entities relying on the web for their subsistence, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. Includes Schipulotany and all its subdivisions. Example: "As soon as I heard the logic and rationale behind Schipulology, I threw all my Netelligent Design books in the Dumpster."
Of course after reading this I must *immediately* point out that it was 8 years ago that I really couldn’t come up with a better name for the *company* so that is the COMPANY name and what John is referring to above is the result of a COMPANY EFFORT. It is most definitely NOT my individual efforts that produce results for our clients although I would like to think I am a positive force in that direction.
What John does, playfully, emphasize is that we take our ideas behind web marketing and search engine optimization seriously. We actually do require employees to read the book Positioning for advancement and we train them on everything from collective action to marketing fundamentals. So there is more to it than design or code or PPC campaigns. We love this stuff.
Thanks for the kind words John.