How to Be Very Persuasive
Published October 17, 2016
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    How can you be more persuasive? There is no better person to answer that question than my guest in this episode – Robert Cialdini, author of the landmark book Influence and the new book PRE-SUASION. The idea of PRE-suasion is to get people ready to agree with you before you ask them. I know. It sounds like magic but it is actually quite fascinating. For example, when you go on a job interview, there is one question you should ask the interviewer before you start that will almost always improve your chances of getting hired. Robert will tell you what that question is in the podcast as well as other ways to get people to agree with you and follow your ideas. Also today… Googling your medical symptoms. Is it a good idea? Well, it depends on why you are doing it. But if you think you are going to get an accurate diagnosis – even from WebMD or the Mayo Clinic websites– you are in for a shock. And is it weird to talk to yourself – out loud? You’ll discover what the science says and you may find yourself talking to yourself a lot more often.
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