The Power to Persuade answers a fundamental question: how can you navigate a world where persuasion, rather than direct command, is the rule? In public sector organizations, and in today's "flattened" corporate hierarchies, traditional management strategies simply do not work. This book shows how to hone the political skills that are so often the key to improved performance - whether the goal is better policy or greater profit. While teaching at Harvard University, Richard Haass realized that no existing book advised people working in political settings how to be more effective. Now he has filled the gap. Using a compass as his operating metaphor - your boss is north of you, your staff is south, colleagues are east, and so on - Haass provides guidelines for managing relationships, setting goals, and translating goals into results. His interviews with Colin Powell, James Baker, Robert Strauss, and dozens of others yield valuable, practical insight. For the tens of millions of Americans
The Power to Persuade tells how the four magazines persuaded that opposition to support America's going to war, and rallied the electorate to belligerent military confrontation against the Nazi-led Axis.
For second-semester freshman composition courses as well as for courses in Argumentative Writing/Critical Thinking, and Persuasion. A complete rhetoric and reader in one volume, this text prepares students not only to evaluate a written argument, but to construct logical, well-supported written arguments of their own.
Master the Art of Persuasion, Develop Rich Relationships, Influence Others to Do What You Want and Turbo-charge Your Career and Life! If you want to succeed in life or career; regardless of your industry, profession (not just marketing or sales profession), location, age, gender or any other aspect, you need to become more persuasive, you need to influence people. You cannot do it all on your own - you need people to leverage your efforts and get results faster. Persuasion is not merely for marketing and sales people - it's the basic life skill that every human being needs to sell their view point, ideas and get people along- everyone is into salesmanship. If you ever struggled in getting others on your side; if you think people don't pay attention to your logics and arguments; if your voice goes unheard - it means you lack basic persuasion skills. It means you need to learn this skill of persuasion. If you have always doubted whether persuasion is for you and therefore avoided learning and applying this life-changing skills, then you are already moving in the right direction. THE POWER OF PERSUASION will bust all your misconceptions about whether your need persuasion and what role it plays in your life. This is your essential guide to get started and will teach you how to persuade others, learn how to influence people and make friends, and leverage the power of people to get things done in lesser time. THE POWER OF PERSUASION will teach you: How persuasion is different from manipulation and why you need to become more persuasive in every area of your life. What exactly you gain if you know how to influence and how badly you suffer if you are totally unpersuasive. Learn the 7 key Steps to mastering the art of persuasion. 90% of human to human communication is nonverbal. Understand and master the body language principles and convince others through an effective posturing. Master the key signals your need to send for maximum persuasion. 8 practical approaches to make people comfortable being around you and how to effectively initiate and lead conversation to rewarding results. Effective storytelling techniques to instantly build rapport and trust with someone and transform them into your fans. People do business with people they like - understand the science of likeability and what to do and what to avoid to become more likeable. Learn the tips and tricks to use social proof to your advantage. And Much more. THE POWER OF PERSUASION doesn't merely regurgitates some already available material available in sales or marketing books, rather it supports its analysis with proper scientific and psychological studies about human behaviour and psychology. If you are really keen to master negotiation skills to your advantage (without manipulating); if you want to build rich personal and professional relationships; if you want to deliver the best through leveraging the power of people, and get best results- you must learn this life-changing skill. You must learn the art of persuasion. Go Ahead and Grab The Power Of Persuasion Today, Negotiate Smarter and Influence Others to Do What You Want.
To be effective, managers have to be skilled at acquiring power and using that power to persuade others to get things done. This guide offers must-know methods for commanding attention, changing minds, and influencing decision makers up and down the organizational ladder. The Harvard Business Essentials series provides comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Whether you are a new manager seeking to expand your skills or a seasoned professional looking to broaden your knowledge base, these solution-oriented books put reliable answers at your fingertips.
The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications. In the new edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert Cialdini—New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science. You’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else. Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion: Reciprocation Commitment and Consistency Social Proof Liking Authority Scarcity Unity, the newest principle for this edition Understanding and applying the principles ethically is cost-free and deceptively easy. Backed by Dr. Cialdini’s 35 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research—including a three-year field study on what leads people to change—Influence is a comprehensive guide to using these principles to move others in your direction.
Most of us are only too aware that, whatever roles we have in today's fast-moving world, much of our success lies in getting others to say 'Yes' to our requests. What many people might not be aware of, though, is the vast amount of research that has been conducted on the influence process. What factors cause one person to say 'Yes' to the request of another? Yes! is full of practical tips based on recent academic research that shows how the psychology of persuasion can provide valuable insights for anyone interested in improving their ability to persuade others - whether in the workplace, at home or even on the internet. It combines the counter-intuition of Freakonomics with the popularising of Does Anything Eats Wasps? For each mini-chapter contains a mystery which is solved in a way that provides food for thought for anyone looking to be more persuasive, and for anyone interested in how the world works.