Category Archives: Persuasion

Strategic Interrupting

Strategic Interrupting “Shut your f’ing pie hole” – Drill Instructor Sgt Smith, USMC Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been taught that interrupting people is just incredibly rude. And often times it is. But as I continue to … Continue reading

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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

One of the people I admire and study the most, he is considered to be one of the most highly influential people in European History.  We break down several of his Persuasion Tactics in my PowerPersuasion™ Boot Camp.

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Insight Into PowerPersuasion(tm)

I’m so amped up about your ability to persuade and influence this year!  I’m offering my PowerPersuasion(tm) Course to facilitate your growth and potential. Here’s what some previous attendees have to say about it. “Best course for people who are … Continue reading

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Influence – Fact or Gut Feeling?

I found an interesting study in influence and how the factor of “gut feeling” is tied to our acceptance of information being presented to us. This new research looks at one form of influence – teaching, and one controversial topic … Continue reading

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Becoming an Influence in 2012

It’s a new year! Time to set goals, make resolutions…or not.  However you do it, there’s a lot of focus on making changes whenever that calendar turns over to a new year. Would you like to be able to influence … Continue reading

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Build Rapport in Sales

You’re in a prospect’s office, and you look around as you usually do for things to comment on and build rapport.  Only one problem!  You can’t relate to anything you see.  S/he has horses, you have dogs.  You’re not a … Continue reading

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The Art of Persuasion – in a Second

The first rule of changing minds is to keep your message short, sharp, and simple. People tend to respond less well to long convoluted arguments, according to Kevin Dutton, Ph.D., author of Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art & New Science … Continue reading

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The Commitment Principle

Steve Pavlina had an interesting post recently about Commitment, and what it really means.  http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2011/10/what-is-commitment/ This goes well with my video on the Commitment Principle.  If you haven’t seen it yet, go to this post.

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Getting People to go OUT OF THEIR WAY to do what you want them to…

My latest video talks about the Commitment & Consistency Principle, one of the 6 most powerful laws of influence.  Check it out and let me know what you think! Commitment & Consistency Principle

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Can Charlie Sheen Persuade the Public to Forgive Him?

Can Charlie Sheen Persuade the Public to Forgive Him? Charlie Sheen is in some hot water with his latest shenanigans ultimately causing the entire production of CBS’ Two and a Half Men to be cancelled. His fellow actors, crew members, … Continue reading

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