If you want someone to help you with a task, one way to persuade them is to ask far in advance, because people usually don’t think clearly about future obligations.
Posts Categorized: Persuasion
The trendy words and phrases that we know as “corporate speak” tarnish any communication, but using them in a persuasive appeal can be particularly risky. For a persuasive message to influence an audience, people need to see or hear concrete language, words that link to real people, places, objects, and concepts that everyone is familiar… Read more »
The ability to overcome resistance is the key to being persuasive, because persuasion is rarely necessary unless the audience says it doesn’t like your idea, doesn’t believe your message, or doesn’t want to do comply with your request. So if resistance is the one obstacle that stands in the way of your achieving your goal,… Read more »
If you want to motivate others to help you, a simple thank you goes a long way.
Your preparation for a meeting, the ideas you bring, and your responses to questions and comments are among the qualities that can set you apart, particularly as a manager. To build credibility as a leader, use preparation and communication skills to present yourself well in meetings. Here are a few suggestions for doing the necessary… Read more »