Persuasion of opinions: Persuading others often stops when the person trying to persuade others has a belief about the person, group or situation before the process even begins.
How many times have salespeople lost the persuasion of opinions before they even started within their own mind?
How many times have you lost to the persuasion of opinions on a service or project before you have started and you don’t even have to be in sales?
Persuade yourself before persuading others: One of the first lessons for sales people is to not judge the person or the situation by the looks of the area or the person. You must first have the belief in yourself and in your abilities before you begin or you will have a tough time getting others to your idea or way of thinking.
There are many misconceived notions about how people are when they do or do not have money. Many times salespeople will look at a person and guess what they have in their pocket.
Some think that a person has money because of their material possessions:
- · A house
- · A car or multiple cars
- · The clothing that a person wears
- · The type of job or business that the person works for
Today here are two videos your job is to make a judgment about what will happen with the people who are interacting in the video clips?
So how does this help you to persuade others or learn how to use some influence when it comes to dealing with other people.
Now both of these clips are people singing. You are to judge the contestant before they start to sing. How well do you think that they will do just based upon the reactions of the judges. Now you can stop
The second thing you are to do is to figure out what you would do if you were on the stage. What would you have done differently to persuade the judges before you started if it were your presentation.
Now that you have watched the videos what did you think of the performers? If you had seen the videos before what were your first thoughts.
Most people who make the snap judgments about a situation miss out. Now this may happen if you need to persuade or influence others or even if you have a job that isn’t in sales.
How many times do you think that you have missed out on something cool or fantastic because of what you thought the situation was going to be?
Now the crowd reacted in a certain way and there was a few seconds while the singer or singers Chris Rene, Charlotte & Jonathan started there was the hope in the minds of the crowd and then the singers opened up and their voices took over.
Now when watching the X factor, Britain’s got talent or American Idol you have the opportunity to guess about participants before they start. Now sometimes you are surprised and sometimes you just may be right about the talents of the singers. It’s when you are wrong that hurts more than when you are right.
Persuasive sales skills, techniques and abilities require that you understand your own thoughts first.
Want to learn how to persuade others better? Here is a great place to start!
As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments or questions about persuasion of opinions.
Now go implement!
Scott Sylvan Bell
Persuasion Expert Scott Sylvan Bell – video credit – Persuasion of opinions