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