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How Can I Be More Convincing and Get Anything I Want?

How Can I Be More Convincing and Get Anything I Want?
SExpand Dear Lifehacker, I've read about how to plant ideas in someone's head, but the whole idea of bald-faced manipulation makes me uneasy. Still, I'm not great at making a case for what I want, even though I know it's a skill that's incredibly useful. Can you offer any suggestions to help me better convince others to do what I want? P Sincerely, UnconvincingP

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