“Persuasion is a force to get you what you want in life. The more your company knows about what customers want, and the more desires your product fulfills, the more persuasive & coercive your force. Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz
Topics to Persuade: Looks, Means, Timing, Limits, Power, Future, Repete, Harmonize, Momentum, Slow to Fast, Opinion, Prep, Edu, Too Much, Desperate, Rejection, Audience.
12 Ways to Persuade – fm Life Hack
You don’t have to have super confidence in order to be more persuasive. You simply need to pay closer attention to the 12 ways below, so that you can skew the odds of success in your favor.
1. Dress up to look impressive.
Nice clothes go a long way in helping you feel & convey a confident image.
2. Choose the right Way for your Dialog.
You’re trying to convince someone to do something they probably don’t want to do (yet). This means that cultivating the environment for your dialog is quite essential. If you know the person, what is the best way they prefer to communicate? Simply ask them if they like to talk in person, on the phone, text or Email goes a long way, just as long as you give them some options. Face to face is best, because you can read their body language and adjust accordingly.
3. Use their best Timing.
Find out the best time to talk to them. This is easier, if you’re trying to persuade a friend or loved one, because you understand them better. Pick the right time to talk to them, and your odds of success will go way up.
4. Set Limits.
People want what they can’t have. Make it clear that this offer you’re extending to them won’t last forever, so they have to make a decision now. This especially works if you’re selling a product. Common tactics for offloading new products is by intentionally making them scarce & rare, which triggers something in people to “Get it now while you can!”
5. Make your Words “powerful”.
The pitch itself needs to be full of words that actually elicit a response. You can do this easily by making your statements using these most persuasive words: Advantage, Appreciate, Contribution, Easy, Free, Immediately, Improved, Limited, Opportunity, Possibilities, Potential, Reward, Simple, etc.
6. Focus on the Future.
Using future tense is a great way to establish confidence. It helps the other person know that you are moving forward and ready to carry out what you promise. You can do this easily by using the phrase like “We will” and “Then we’ll do this” will get the person used to the idea that this is going to happen. But don’t be pushy. Try not to make decisions for the other person, but instead talk about possibilities & the effects of decisions that can be made.
7. Repeat what they say, to Clarify etc. . .
to prove that you’re are listening to and acknowledging the thoughts and feelings of the person you’re talking to. You can affirm their stance by simply saying, “If I’m understanding you correctly, you’re saying that you find this important because of XY & Z. I understand that, and think AB & C.”
8. Harmonize with their Spoken & Body Language.
How to Speak. Finishing a person’s sentence is a bad habit to get into. This is because you’re inserting your own words into their independent thoughts. Who wants to feel invaded? Listen closely to how the person talks and watch how they carry themselves. Choose your own approach accordingly. Harmonize what they do to gain empathy.
Body Language should be matched effectively. If they like to talk with their hands, that means their ideal form of communication is active, so it is helpful for you to do similar. If their language is reserved and closed off (arms crossed, etc), then you know to avoid gestures that would make them feel uncomfortable.
9. Build momentum with your Emotions.
Let your emotional responses, such as enthusiasm & excitement, naturally develop during the conversation. Don’t overwhelm the person with a Zeal they don’t feel – yet. In many cases, you may want to wait until the end of your pitch to start sprinkling in the emotion & passion. This will ensure that it comes across as sincere and logically founded on what’s already been said.
10. Start Slow & Finish Fast.
A good rule of thumb is to start the conversation on an upbeat, but relaxed note. As you start discussing the topic at hand, gradually grow more excited & passionate about what you’re talking about. This way, the person won’t feel like they’re being “worked.” They’ll instead feel like you have strong confidence in your point of view.
11. Do Something for Them.
People are more likely to help us out if they’re returning the favor for something we’ve done. You can do this before you even pitch anything. If you start off a networking relationship with a favor, that person will be more likely to work with you later on. You should also return the favor, because you never know what’s being noticed about you. I once recommended a great website on this site, which was an unsolicited favor. The recipient of this favor was so grateful for the spike in sales that they sent me free merchandise. I didn’t ask for it and they definitely didn’t have to, but it cemented a relationship that could lead to more mutual benefits in the future.
12. Express your Opinion reluctantly.
You want the other person to believe in you. You have all of the answers, but how did you get there? Talk about what you used to believe, and what you believe now. Use your own learning experience as a story that they can model after. By doing this, you are pacing the conversation/pitch and giving the person assurance that this will work for them too.
13. Avoid Fillers.
Every time you let “um” or “uh” interrupt your speech, you lose credibility with the person you’re speaking to. It won’t even matter that what you have to say is important. Be clear and let your speech flow. The best way to do this is by practicing your speech at home or thinking before speaking.
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10+ Barriers to be able to Persuade Successfully –
from Skills U Need
One way to think about what works in persuading others is to think about what doesn’t work first.
0. Not being Prepared. You can’t ‘wing it’ every time. Your audience will see through you, and will think that you value your time more highly than theirs.
- Thinking that you are better at Persuasion than you are and therefore failing to hone your skills. Instead, take a long, hard look at yourself, and see where your skills need to be improved.
- Forgetting that the whole Conversation is important. You need to engage – right from the beginning – in order to persuade
- Failing to put in the Effort required to get what you want. Nothing, or at least not much, is free in this world.
- Talking too much. Stop, and just listen to the people you need to persuade. Get clues from what they are saying.
- Providing too much Information, which just confuses people, and makes them think you are trying to over-whelm them. What, they think, are you not telling them?
- Trying “too hard” to Persuade. Too aggressive will probably puts people off faster than anything else.
- Getting Desperate. Like insincerity, people can spot fear at a distance, and don’t like it. They wont trust you
- Making assumptions about your Audience and then not being prepared to re-assess the situation when new evidence emerges.
- Being afraid of Rejection. This can even stop people from trying to persuade in extreme cases.
- Talking down to your Audience. Talking down to the person is challenging them to a contest, you may not win. Remember that there is a fine line between arrogance & being assertive.
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