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The Trust Gap: How to Overcome Buyer Hesitation, Build Advocacy, and Cultivate Trust in a Skeptical World

Marcus Sheridan  (Author and Partner, IMPACT)

Location: Room 144

Date: Thursday, September 28

Time: 9:25 am - 10:05 am

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Audience Level: Intermediate

Conference Theme: B2C

Session Type: Session

Track: Content Strategy - Intermediate

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate


In today's ultra-competitive yet highly skeptical market, establishing trust between the customer and businesses is more crucial than ever. "The Trust Gap: How to Overcome Buyer Hesitation, Build Advocacy, and Cultivate Trust in a Skeptical World " dives deep into the psychology of consumer/buyer decision-making and the factors that create initial hesitation and uncertainty. This insightful and engaging keynote will explore the importance of transparency, authenticity, and empathy in building lasting relationships with your target audience. By understanding and addressing the doubts, fears, worries, and questions that arise in the mind of potential customers, businesses can effectively bridge the trust gap and ultimately secure their loyalty and patronage. Attendees will walk away armed with actionable strategies to close the trust gap and position their brand as a trusted partner in the eyes of their customers.


  • The Psychology of Trust: Gain a deep understanding of the cognitive processes and emotional factors that influence consumer decision-making, and learn how to use this knowledge to build trust and credibility.
  • Storytelling for Impact: Discover the power of storytelling in shaping consumer perceptions and fostering emotional connections that resonate with your target audience, ultimately inspiring trust and loyalty.
  • The 7 Building Blocks of Trust: Uncover the essential components of trustworthiness, including transparency, reliability, and empathy, and learn how to integrate these elements into your marketing and customer service strategies to create a solid foundation of trust with your consumers.