Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Know how to Convince

Are you a salesman? or just a simple individual who wanted to have this sort of a "talent" in the art of Persuading. I bet almost all of us went through the dilemma of wanting to convince a person or group of people for a certain cause but we just don't know how to do it. Well let me give you some ideas on how you will be able to successfully engage the person you are speaking to, with what's on your mind :D.

**When you are saying something to a person, you have to set your own experiences as an example. In this way, you will be able to get the trust of that particular individual. He or she will be challenged with the fact that you have done it already per your experience, why can't she or he?

**The ideas that we are offering should be unique and not mainstream. People tend to listen carefully if what we are saying is kind of new to their ears. Just as what provided in our economics class, if a resource is limited, the demand will be higher.

**If you are on a business meeting, you have to pick up the center seat. This is for the reason that, the one sitting at the center is the one that has more likely to have the influential power. That principle is called "Center Stage Effect", all eyes will be set upon you be it in a negative or positive way. Now it's all up to you on what impression would you want to give your business partners.

**Use humor when explaining or convincing others as it makes the mood of the conversation relax and it livens up the interest. It also helps in keeping everyone's attention to you because they wanted to hear more of you punchline that lies behind the thought that you wanted to convey.

**If you wanted to convince a friend of yours to lend you some money, the best thing to do is to start the conversation with a nice chat and question that is answerable by yes. In this case, he or she will have in mind the word "yes" as an answer. e.g. it's a great day today! hey have you lost some pounds lately?

**During job interviews, you need your interviewer to be convinced with what you are saying because you are simply selling your skills to him/her. You need to be trusted if you wanted to be liked in the first place. If  I am the interviewer I would most likely choose the person that resembles me. That's the reason why you have to watch the interviewer and slightly imitate his/her gestures. When you imitate other people, you'll resemble them and immediately they will like you. However, just be careful on how you'd do it as it is important not to become TOO OBVIOUS.

** If you are sharing your ideas to a group of people, make sure that you show energy and passion to it. What's the use of a very nice content of the speech if you are boring. To be convincing ,we should know how to deliver it correctly and we have to be interesting.

**Always be clear, concise and say only the necessary words. Don't overdo the things that shouldn't be overdone at all.

**Lastly, do you know that caffeine drinks can encourage the other person? it's the best way to get him/her to be more open to you proposals.

You may use the above tips depending on the situation that you are in. However, just always remember to use those properly. Don't do such actions if you are just up to something that will bring harm to your friends or to the people around you. This is a talent that you have to use for the welfare and benefit of the people who are dear to you. Perhaps doing great in your job interview in order to get the dream job that will bring pride to your family or picking up the center seat in order to explain the harsh downside of the panel's decision on a given scenario :)


  1. hmmm.. very interesting! thanks for the visit. left you some love!

  2. some people seems to just have been born with extraordinary convincing power, but i believe it is also a skill that can be acquired through practice ;) thanks for sharing this !

  3. great share post my friend :) thanks

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