Do you like me?
If not, than congratulations! If I’m ever trying to sell you a used car for some reason, you will be more resistant to my persuasive trickery.
However, if the opposite were true, we’d be much more likely to strike a deal — even if you ended up getting the short end of the stick.
The time has come to jump back into Robert Cialdini’s Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. This time, we’re talking about the wisdom of the crowd.
Oh hey there. Apparently it’s 2018 today, so it’s time for all sorts of resolutions and whatnot.
In an attempt to help some of these live past February, we’re talking about the art of cooking — a fantastic foundation for anyone looking to bulk up, lose weight, save money, eat healthier, or just learn a new skill for parties.
Happy New Year, almost!
I suppose this is also going live on Christmas, so Merry that as well.
Anyway, we’ve decided to break a bit from our normal list of topics this week to reflect on what we’ve been up to this year. 2017 has been a bit hectic, but on a personal level, we’ve had quite a few big things happen this year, good and otherwise.
Starting a business can seem daunting.
Between taxes, expenses, marketing, business types, and creating actual value for your customers, it’s pretty easy to decide that your million-dollar idea is just too hard to think about.
But clearly, some people actually follow through on their ideas, or I wouldn’t be writing this on a MacBook Air on a Roost stand in a local tea shop.
Humans are predictable. Sometimes, too predictable.
We’ve been reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, and it turns out that many of the same social patterns that have helped humanity flourish have a dark side.
In part one of this series, we talked about reciprocation.
Today, we’re talking about consistency, and why sticking to your guns isn’t always the smartest thing to do.
The art of persuasion comes in many forms.
We’ve been reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini, and quickly realized it’s got far too much depth to review in a single episode. So today, we start our series on the weapons of persuasion — starting with the rule of reciprocation.
Earlier this year, we went through the work of hiring a new writer. I say work for good reason; there were 259 applications to sort through and only one of me to sort them.
As with anything involving that much time and effort, we learned a few things. Here’s a glimpse into the thought process of a hiring manager.