Thiagi's Tweets: Persuasion Techniques

Every day, Thiagi tweets ready-to-use pieces of practical advice on different topics such as facilitation, listening skills, communication, leadership, productivity, training, and management.

Here’s a list of recent tweets about persuasion techniques that were frequently retweeted:

  1. Begin by making a big request (but not an unreasonable one). When this is rejected, make a smaller request.
  2. Collect and display testimonials from people who are similar to those you are attempting to persuade.
  3. Encourage people to disagree with you and to question your suggestions. Honestly respond to these disagreements.
  4. Openly discuss the drawbacks and shortcomings of the product or service that you are recommending.
  5. Do not despise the previous approach but frame it as the best available choice at the time the people selected it.
  6. Provide non-contingent incentives that do not require the recipients to do something in return.
  7. Go ahead, frighten the listeners with impending dangers. Follow up with effective strategies for reducing the danger.