Trial By Fire
A long time ago I sold cars.
A great experience.
If you want to significantly increase your social skills, conversational skills, body language reading skills etc, getting a job in face to face sales is useful.
Anyhow, this one lady came in and wanted to test drive an SUV.
Now, most test drives are not really test drives.
There are very low key, “enjoyment” rides.
The purpose from the dealership’s standpoint is like the famous “puppy dog close.”
You give a family a puppy and let them keep it for a few days.
They become so attached to it, they HAVE to buy it.
A “test” drive is kind of the same.
A sneaky way to get the customer to “pretend” it’s their car.
Just to feel the “newness” of the car compared to their old one.
But one lady actually TEST drove the SUV.
She asked to veer off our normal route, and went onto a less busy road.
She would accelerate, and then slam on the breaks.
To really TEST how the car would respond.
After a lot of haggling (not only did she test the crap out of the car but she wanted the best possible deal) she bought the car.
A very hard earned commission.
Vicious Job Interview
Another time, way back in college, I had to take a class in library science.
(Or library something).
This was way before the Internet, so if you had to look up stuff, you had to understand the library system.
Anyhow, the guy teaching the class was very laid back.
But he said he used to work for the IRS.
And to pass the interview, he had to be interviewed by three guys at once.
Since being an auditor requires very thick skin, he said the interview was BRUTAL.
They relentlessly let loose a non-stop barrage of difficult questions.
The way to pass that interview was not to answer the questions correctly.
But to answer them calmly and confidently.
Banks also have to pass “stress tests” or else they’ll get shut down.
One of the biggest issues during the Great Depression was a bunch of bank failures.
So to (hopefully) make sure that doesn’t happen again, they have set up a system to make sure individual banks are aren’t ever on shaky ground.
Most dudes HATE frame tests from pretty ladies.
Everything’s going fine until she throws out some kind of “bomb.”
Most dudes COMPLETELY misunderstand these.
They get knocked off balance, run home and ask the internet why ladies are so mean.
Frame tests are AWESOME.
Invitation To Love
Passing frame tests with pretty ladies is like moving up higher levels of any video game.
The more you pass, the more attractive you’ll be.
Getting frame tests from a lady is like SUV lady slamming on the breaks.
BEFORE she buys the car, she needs to make sure.
So a frame test is a potential invitation back to her place.
How do you pass these?
With flying colors?
It’s much easier than you think.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.