Most people never give thought about what words fly out of their mouth. It comes straight from an unconscious reaction and completely exposes their internal representation of the world...their true feelings and opinions. Here are three words that can enhance or destroy your persuasion ability. And, when you hear them from others you'll have greater […]
Ah yes, the subtle art of persuasion.
Persuasive techniques to get into the minds of others so you can sell them your ideas, your products, or your services.
Persuasive techniques include simple things, like a genuine smile across your face, to help you get agreement. They also involve the more complex understandings of the unconscious processes behind the groups and individuals you want to influence.
Negotiation skills are different than group presentation skills. Covert persuasion techniques used in face-to-face selling are different than persuasive writing techniques. Yet, all of them involve using persuasive language patterns, influencing skills, and psychological techniques in unique ways.
Below are articles (from most recent to oldest) on persuasive techniques to help you increase your influence skills in whatever area you’re searching.
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Using a metaphor is one of the best ways to really drive home your message. It's like greasing the path for your ideas so they slide into your customer more easily and without resistance.
I'm constantly working on my storytelling. It's an area any persuader should begin mastering. However, not all metaphors need to be long stories.