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Patient Attraction Episode 251

Colin Receveur here on this hump day, Nov. 5. Today, we’ll continue our series on iconic sports moments that I hope will inspire you to get off the bench and get back into the game. Stay tuned.

– I’m not much of a baseball fan, but even I have seen countless replays of the point of today’s podcast.

– Back in 1998, the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball’s American League were a dominating 104-58 behind the bats of numerous Hall of Fame batters and pitchers.

– They looked like a lock to win the World Series – especially when the LA Dodgers won the National League pennant.

– The Dodgers didn’t have a single player hit .300 that year or drive in 90 runs.

– They had scratched and clawed their way to even get into the playoffs.

– And when the World Series started, the Dodger’s best player, Kirk Gibson, was not only not in the game, he wasn’t even on the bench.

– He was back in the clubhouse getting therapy for bad knees, a sore hamstring and an upset stomach.

– So everyone in the stands and watching on TV was shocked when Gibson limped out to the plate in the 9th inning with the Dodgers down a run with a man on base, to face the most dominant closer of the year, Dennis Eckersley.

– After a nearly 6-minute at-bat, Gibson was facing a full count when he lifted a titanic fly to right to win the game.

– Gibson pumped his fist wildly as he limped around the bases.

– The fist pump, for me, is what makes the moment so iconic and the shot you see on TV so often.

– Gibson wouldn’t make another appearance in the series, but the Dodgers went on to win the World Series.

– You can see the whole at-bat on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0smIeeH55HA.

– What does this have to do with your marketing?

– It just takes one big swing.

– You might be doing lots of little things right.

– You just need that one big thing to put you over the top.

– That one big swing could be web marketing.

– Or it could be the RIGHT web marketing.

– If you’re ready to discover what my clients know that you don’t about attracting patients online, you should schedule a Patient Attraction Blueprint Session. They are free to serious dentists who want to see a patient attraction system that can double their practice. For more information, go to smartboxdentalmarketing.com/blueprint.

– Until then, keep moving forward.

 

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