“The most effective persuaders are the least obvious. Almost everyone is savvy enough to put his or her guard up against the fast-talkers — pushy salespeople, aggressive con artists, and egotistical leaders. the people who often get through to us, however, are more subtle. they seem likable, honest, and trustworthy.”
I just finished reading The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold by Robert Levine. Whether we are dealing with our clients, employees or our kids we are always trying to influence or persuade in one way or another. Though I don’t consider myself a hard core negotiator, I do enjoy reading and learning more about persuasion, negotiation and influence. On my Reading List I do have a section dedicated to this topic of the books that I have read.
I thought that it would be interesting to try Ms. Morgan’s approach and see where it goes. I would like to continue to learn more on this subject and I want to ask anyone who may read this post to share with me their favorite book or audio book on persuasion, negotiation or influence. I may not get anyone giving me a suggestion, but I hope I do. Let’s see what happens…
“Decisive, swift talkers are actually no more sure of their facts than are their more hesitant counterparts. But, more important ant, they create the impression of confidence and, as a result, are perceived to be more expert, intelligent, and knowledgeable.”