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Jedi Mind Tricks: 17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People

Jedi Mind Tricks: 17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People
Want to know how to persuade people online and get what you want? The power of influence is usually all that separates the successful from everyone else. These are some tactics, discovered through psychological research, that you have probably not yet heard about, but have the potential to increase your persuasive abilities. I’m not going to cover reciprocity, scarcity or social proof and all those widely known persuasion principles. You already know all about those (in case you don’t, stop everything and read this book by Cialdini). Related: How Nike’s Making Persuasive Product Pages 1. The best way to persuade audiences that are not inclined to agree with you, is to talk fast. Want to boost persuasive power? Don Moore from Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Behavioral Decision Research has published research showing that confidence even trumps past accuracy in earning the trust of others. People naturally associate confidence with expertise. 2. Light swearing, that is. Image credit 3. 4. 5. 6. Related:  Communication (Persuasion and Impression)

Confidence tricks Techniques > Confidence tricks Articles | Examples | So what There is, according to legend, a sucker born every day, and of course there are many confidence tricksters around who are all too ready to relieve them of their wealth. Two main levers of confidence tricksters are gullibility and greed. They will exploit the incautious and naive and offer something for nothing as an appeal to our natural desires. Articles Gullibility: Are there easy targets? Examples There are more con tricks than days in the year. The Antique Toy: Cheating the cheater. So what So for goodness sake be careful where you place your trust. Also be very cautious of things that are more ordinary. And of course don't stoop to harming others in such ways as these. See also Confidence tricks links

Is Starting A Business Safer Than Your Job? [Infographic] | Lendio - StumbleUpon What's Better - Getting a Job or Starting a Business? With a slow economy, many people have turned to entrepreneurship as a means to pay the bills. Which begs the question, what’s better today — getting a job or starting a business? We dug deep to find out the numbers and have compared the risk of starting a business to keeping a job. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own company, take a look at our graphic below to help decide if entrepreneurship is right for you. What do you think? Small Business Loans Made Simple Create a Free Lendio Account Overview “Laid off? “True entrepreneurs reduce risk to the point that action becomes quite logical.” Unemployment Rate: 9.1% 26% of North American workers are self-employedIn 2008 on average 2,356 people went into business for themselves every day.Their ventures accounted for 78% of U.S. businesses SELF-EMPLOYMENT There are only four paths toward business ownership: Among the fastest-growing industries are: Reemployment figures: To reduce risk:

35 Life Hacks! Free Perks, Snarky Tricks and More « Wonderment Blog 9GAG's infographic teaches us all sorts of conveniences and short cuts to daily life, urawaza style. Some aren't complete revelations (the first hanger trick below), but others are pretty cool (if they work!). A few I wouldn't mind trying: free wifi at the airportice cold drink in 3 minutes flatgo straight to your floor in an elevator Wisdom in few words: best motivational quotes | ZZE.ST - inspiration & lifehacks to make life better - StumbleUpon Throughout last couple of years I’ve been collecting my personal favorite quotations from various inspirational people in my Evernote. As a result I got quite a long list of sayings which I personally consider to be one of the smartest, wittiest, daring and positive at the same time. Moscow, 2008. So, I thought why not to share them with you? “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi“Life isn’t about finding yourself. “Interviews I conducted with more than 70 CEOs and other leaders point to 5 essentials for success — qualities that most of those C.E.O.’s share and look for in people they hire. “Pause now to ask yourself the following question: “Am I dreaming or awake, right now?” “The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. You might also like:Thoughts, pictures, music

HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING Over lunch with Simon Lovell, a fascinating former card shark, Allison Schrager learns all sorts of things about how swindlers operate ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE "I can spot someone's weakness a mile away. In any room I can pick out the best target," says Simon Lovell, reformed con artist and famed magician, when asked over lunch about the root of his talents. "Take that woman over there." "Or that man over there, over-dressed, too neat, over-confident, thinks he is too smart to be taken." "But ultimately, anyone can be conned, if you have the balls to do it." Simon Lovell should know. Presently, instead of subjecting people to cons, Mr Lovell stars in a one-man off-Broadway show, "Strange and Unusual Hobbies". "I could sell shit at an anti-scat party," he says, "you have to figure out someone's wants and needs and convince them what you have will fill their emotional void." It requires avid study of psychology and body language. Con men tend to be excellent conversationalists.

TheOatmeal.com blacked out in protest of SOPA / PIPA Perfect Persuasive Messages Craft messages that change minds using these 20 principles of persuasion, all based on established psychological research. Perfection is hard to achieve in any walk of life and persuasion is no different. It relies on many things going just right at the crucial moment; the perfect synchronisation of source, message and audience. But even if perfection is unlikely, we all need to know what to aim for. To bring you the current series on the psychology of persuasion I’ve been reading lots of research, much more than is covered in recent posts. Here are the most important points for crafting the perfect persuasive message, all of which have scientific evidence to back them up. Multiple, strong arguments: the more arguments, the more persuasive, but overall persuasive messages should be balanced, as two-sided arguments fare better than their one-sided equivalents (as long as counter-arguments are shot down).Relevance: persuasive messages should be personally relevant to the audience.

Kettlebell Snatching On A Warrior Diet! If you are adverse to pain, like trying to take the easy way around things, and don't like getting results quickly, move on to that article on how to best rock the leg extension machine. If you're still reading, welcome to my house of pain. This article centers around a method of kettlebell snatching and a nutritional plan that will achieve the following: Rapid fat lossMuscle-building (build muscle and burn fat together)Increase your VO2 MaxDevelop mental toughnessBuild elite level enduranceBuild functional strength (particularly in the posterior chain) First we will look at the snatch protocol. This is referred to in the kettlebell community as a Max VO2 Workout. There are two methods of doing this. When performing the 15-second protocol you are shooting for between 6 and 8 reps per 15 seconds with a 16kg kettlebell for men, and a 12kg kettlebell for women. One thing I neglected to mention is that the 15/15 goes on for 25 minutes. One-Arm Kettlebell Snatch So how do you work up to it?

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ). In a study conducted at UCLA, subjects rated over 500 adjectives based on their perceived significance to likeability. These adjectives, and others like them, describe people who are skilled in the social side of emotional intelligence. Related: 9 Things Successful People Won't Do We did some digging to uncover the key behaviors that emotionally intelligent people engage in that make them so likable. 1. The biggest mistake people make when it comes to listening is they’re so focused on what they’re going to say next or how what the other person is saying is going to affect them that they fail to hear what’s being said. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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