Each of us has small tactics that help us to accomplish a certain goal or get what we want. Some people use seduction for this purpose, some prayers, and there are those who use the oldest method of all, intimidation. However, it’s important to know that you do not have to use bad methods to achieve the goal.
Start working on something instead of waiting for them to do it
You will be more likely to persuade people to do something if you start something for them, and they just stay to complete it. The next time you want your husband to wash the dishes, start cleaning the countertop, and ask him to wash the dishes.
Use The Phrase “Can You Imagine It”
This tactic creates a very vivid picture in the mind of a particular person about how much happier they will feel when they complete what you have asked.
Explain What They’Ll Lose
You cannot make your loved one get away from the TV on Sundays and take a walk with you? No problem. Instead of nagging him/ her with a sense of guilt and forcing him/ her to spend more time together, remind him/ her that the summer is coming to an end and that it may be one of the last sunny days you can spend outside. It’s easier to persuade someone to do something if you remind them of what they are losing, instead of what they get.
Be The One Who Gives
People are subconsciously charged with the obligation to repay the service. For example, if you pay the first beverage tour in a café, someone will pay the other one. The same applies to everything, even in business and personal life.
Seeking More Than You Need
There is a strong sense of guilt in people when they refuse to do something. So, ask them first to do something that you do not need so much. Once they refuse your request, ask for what you really need, and they will be more than happy to fulfill it.
Make Them Laugh
If you want to be more convincing, work on your sense of humor. People will accept a person who is nice to them and who makes them laugh, because they are very likely to identify themselves with that person.
Replace “I” with “We”
Many studies have shown that the use of a “we” substitute is much more productive when you want someone to convince to do something or accept your idea. Namely, using this substitute creates a stronger sense of belonging, community and support.