Instructions: Choose a specific situation where you’d like to be more persuasive. Visualize the outcome, where everybody agrees that your idea is the best. See what you’d see, feel what you’d feel, hear what you’d hear. See people’s faces and body language as they finally understand the genius of your ideas and suggestions. Visualize speaking […]
If you’re interested in learning covert hypnosis, you’re not alone. Salespeople, therapists, seducers, and people who are just interested in learning some new party tricks have been studying the techniques of covert hypnosis for years.
However, before we get into the nuts and bolts of what covert hypnosis really is, let’s first talk about what it […]
Stories have an incredible way of getting a point across.
Since the dawn of time, humans have spent a lot of our spare time sitting around telling each other stories. Maybe it was the elder members of the tribe teaching the youngsters an important lesson.
Maybe they were slowly evolving myths about the mysteries of the stars, […]
I love a good TV commercial.
The best ones are entertaining, funny, and often times get more attention and social buzz than academy award winning movies.
Plenty of people watch the Superbowl, for example, not because they like football, but because the commercials are pretty good.
It’s widely known that an ad on Superbowl Sunday will set you […]
Every persuasion follows the same basic outline, whether you’re asking for the time or selling a billion dollar aircraft carrier.
And according to the latest linguistic research, every conversation is a persuasion.
The whole purpose of communication is to persuade. When you stop somebody on the street for the time, you’re trying to persuade them to tell […]
Contrary to what most people believe, politicians are NOT experts in NLP.
Now, most people think that simply because they’ve got so much persuasive power, they must have been trained in some kind of black magic arts of persuasion and influence, right?
The thing about covert hypnosis and NLP is that it was reverse engineered, not […]
There’s a difference between specific criteria, and pre-programmed criteria.
Understanding both is crucial to win-win persuasion, the kind where everybody gets what they want and feels better off after the transaction.
Regardless of whether you’re selling million dollar homes or convincing your partner to watch Mad Men instead of America’s Got Talent, understand ALL criteria is essential […]
One of the biggest killers of any kind of persuasion is ego.
The desire to “be right” and be recognized for being right is a killer.
It’s often been said that when people simply stop worrying about who’s going to get the credit, we can accomplish some pretty amazing things.
However, this is not so easy, as I’m […]
Everybody would LOVE to have some kind of secret “patterns” to magically use to persuade people.
To be sure, there’s no shortage of alleged gurus selling “black market” techniques and “banned hypnosis” or whatever other marketing gimmick they’ve named it.
In a sense, thought, any kind of persuasive language is like martial arts. Not that persuading is […]
Few people are ever 100% congruent.
Even we feel like we really, really want to do something, there’s always a small part of us that has a little bit of doubt.
Of course, if we weren’t like that, our lives would be an unmitigated DISASTER, as we’d rush headlong into pretty much every single decision without a […]