Some people seem to have a knack for persuading people to do what they
want. They just ask and they receive! Persuasion is an art form that can be
learnt and this report will cover various ways you can use friendly
persuasion to get what you want.
There is a correct way to go about this and of course you don’t want to
come off as a jerk!
Arlene Dickinson of Dragons Den fame says this about persuasion.
“Persuasion is an excellent test of character. What you will do and say, how
far you’ll go to convince others, reveals a lot about the strength and
reliability of your moral compass… Good persuaders are authentic…
honest… seeking a win-win… “
Persuasion is used in many different situations including sales pitches,
election campaigns, advertising and public service campaigns. When you
watch television commercials you are often being urged to stop smoking,
drinking and using drugs. These commercials are ways of persuading you
to change your habits.
One huge point that we want to make here is that persuasion is totally
different to manipulation. Persuasion is gently convincing a person to do
something for you. Whereas manipulation uses force or aggression to a
certain point to achieve this. You can manipulate a person against their will
to do something. This is definitely not what this report is about. If you ever
find yourself beginning to force your opinions or ideas onto someone then
you have gone way beyond persuasion. So please keep this in mind.
Thanks for reading and make use of your report.
Understanding the Art of Persuasion
The best way to define the word ‘persuasion’ is changing someone’s
behavior in order to get them to think, feel or do as you would like them to.
Persuasion falls under the realm of influence. The main difference is that
persuasion requires verbal communication while influence does not.
In order for you to successfully persuade someone there are several things
you will need to do.
• Know exactly what it is you want them to do or feel.
• Know the person – do you know exactly who they are, their likes and
dislikes and what their opinions are on certain subjects and issues.
• What needs does this person have?
• Place yourself in their shoes and think from their viewpoint.
• Listen intently to the person and show that you understand what they
are saying and where they are coming from.
When you have all of these things in place you can then start to work on
actively persuading them into thinking, feeling or doing as you would like them to do.
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