Messages vs. Thoughts

March 13, 2007 at 4:10 am 1 comment

picture049.jpgLast week ValleyStone hosted a seminar in our wonderful community room entitled “Life Wellness for Women” to a sold out audience of 70 women from our local community. That afternoon as I was setting up the room, and the presenter, Kate Forest of Bliss Yoga, was practicing her presentation, she asked if anyone in her pretend audience knew how many ‘thoughts’ on average a woman had each day. Of course, overhearing this I offered my answer. My answer to her was wrong, I was thinking about the data I, as a marketing professional, often refer to, not thoughts, but the number of messages we are exposed to each day. I had never really paid attention to the ‘thought’ number or for that matter, thought about a ‘thought’ number. So I couldn’t even guess at it. Of course she told me the answer right away and I was amazed. But then immediately began to wonder whether the ‘thought’ number was that different for a woman than a man? And then wondered whether there is a numeric figure, which illustrates a correlation between the thoughts/messages number.

The News CrewWhen our local NBC affiliate came to cover the event for the evening news later the night, I made the decision not to bring this up, it was too perplexing and would probably take the story in a different direction, but might later revisit it with them for a future story idea.

Our wellness seminar was spectacular, rave reviews; the women were so appreciative; and I was appreciative of their participation especially when I found out each of the women in attendance had on average, 65,000 thoughts per day!

Entry filed under: Brand, Marketing, Public Relations.

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  • 1. Ernie H.  |  March 21, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you and ValleyStone Credit Union for providing these wonderful “Free of Charge” seminars in your beautiful Community Room. Having attended other free functions that you have conducted in the pass for the community I look forward to seeing what other events are on your schedule. Please keep us posted on those events in the near future and thank you. – E – – South Hadley, MA


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Suzanne M. Boniface; Latest nickname: Suzanna; Public Relations, Marketing, Communications Consultant and Speaker - forever; writer and now blogger
Experience in credit unions/banking, non-profits, corporate and technology industries.
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