Reducing the size of your initial request can be an effective persuasive tactic because it makes the request less burdensome to your audience.
Posts Categorized: Persuasion
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.
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.