In the world we live in today one of the greatest weapons you could have is covert persuasive techniques.
They can help increase your leverage in the game of life and maintain your lead in that game.
Doesn't mater if you are a salesman, parent, teenager or just a regular Joe trying to get out of a jam, persuasive techniques are your best defense.
There are many different persuasive techniques and different styles are useful in a variety of different predicaments.
Here are three to think about and see which of them fits you best.
Friendship Friendship has been around forever.
Most people would usually help the people they perceive as their friends.
An example, if you own an auto repair shop and want to increase your customer base.
Who would be the first people you talk to...
well your friends.
Even the people who haven't seen since school will be glad to help you out.
That is because you have already built the trust your friends have in you.
Associating Let's say you work for a very reputable advertising firm, and your boss gives you a potential customer.
But instead of having the customer come to the office you take them to a very nice restaurant for an outstanding meal.
You eat and talk business and at the end of the meal you pick up the check does not matter how much it cost it is all on you (well on the company card anyway).
You want your potential client to feel good about the get-together.
That the reson for the nice restaurant, expensive meal and you picking up the check.
Your customer will associate there good experience with you and the firm you work for.
The law of association is a one of the most powerful persuasive techniques.
You can harness the law of association to your own benefit.
Associate yourself with only good things and other people will see you in that way also.
Disassociating The law of association and the Law of disassociation are complete opposites.
If you do not want to be seen in a bad light, then this might be one of the persuasive techniques that is right for you.
Here is a perfect example of where the law of disassociation came in handy.
It was not my experience but a friends.
In his own words, here's what happened: "Back in college, I had to face one of the most strenuous challenges in every relationship: meeting the girl friend's parents.
Things were going great at first until after dinner we went into in the living room to watch some television.
The news channel was reporting a fight that broke out between two rival high schools.
One of them was my old school.
There couldn't have been a poorer time for that bit of news to come out.
Her father knew where I went to high school, having already been questioned hours before.
'Does your school often get into fights?' he asked.
'They don't get into fights often.
That seems like a solitary case.
' I said.
" He used words like "they" and "that.
" By using those words he disassociated himself from the high school, and removed her father's notion of him being a ruffian.
It does not make you a self-seeking person to use persuasive techniques to your gain.
It means that you have a better perceptive of human nature.