8 Simple Techniques to Persuade and Influence People

persuade and influence people1. Framing

This technique is often used in politics. The most popular example of framing is the inheritance tax. Politicians opposed to this tax will call it “death tax”. The use of the word “death” instead of “inheritance” causes all kinds of unpleasant associations.

Framing is a fairly unobtrusive technique, but using emotive words such as “death”, you will have more chances to convince people to accept your point of view.

2. Reflection

This is a popular technique used in NLP. Reflecting someone means imitating his movements. Movements can be almost imperceptible, but the most obvious of them are the hand gestures, leaning forward or backward, various movements of the head or hands. We all do it unconsciously, and if you look closely, you might notice it.

The way to reflect someone goes without saying. However, there are a few recommendations: Try to do it imperceptibly, and do an interval of 2-4 seconds between the movements of the person and your reflection.

3. Deficit

This technique is often used by advertisers. Opportunities, whatever they may be, attract far more if we restrict access to them.

This method can be successfully applied to any person in a suitable situation. But more importantly, the knowledge of this technique will make you stay on your guard. Stop and think about how you are affected by the fact that… read more


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