James Bond. Ferris Bueller. ET. They all had a certain type of persuasion and influence.
Persuasion. Even though it’s not a 4-letter word, people have strong opinions about it.
Used well, it defines the skill of someone who rapidly engages others, gains near-instantaneous adoption of ideas and seems to get faster support when needed than the average Joe.
There’s also the abused, dark side of persuasion, as demonstrated in movies like Wall Street, Body Heat or the Godfather.
It Isn’t How Far to Go,
But Knowing What to Do That Matters
Somehow, this just came on my radar.
The findings are eye-opening. The implications simple yet profound. The ease of use, awesome.
Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, compiled these 6 core shortcuts that impact how persuasive we are.
These 6 core costless actions are ethical and increase engagement, expand confidence and accumulate the necessary set of agreements that lead to sales, closes and adoption of your business, your cause and your mission.
The video is the best business video I have seen in some time and I share it with you to put its principles to use.
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Last Word on Persuasion
The last 8 weeks have been incredibly (and wonderfully) insane.
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Then two weeks ago, Firmology did an awesome interview of me which you can read here. Lastly, in case you missed the February Forbes interview of me, here is that link since it covers one of the most cost-effective forms of content sharing and distribution.
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All for now.