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3 Killer Persuasion Techniques You Can Learn From Billionaire Warren Buffett

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3 Killer Persuasion Techniques You Can Learn From Billionaire Warren Buffett
If you want to persuade others, there are endless tips and tricks available. Most of them tell you how to package your argument to make it as convincing as possible, but according to psychologist Robert Cialdini, even if you heed every bit of advice out there on the topic, you've still ignored the most important part of persuasion.

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Pre-suasion

Pre-suasion

Optimal persuasion is achieved through optimal pre-suasion: arranging for people to agree with a message before they know what's in it.

Pre-suasion is about establi...

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Build unity

When it comes to persuading people, the trust often matters more than the content of your ideas, and you get people to trust you by demonstrating that you're all on the same team.

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Admit mistakes

Although counterintuitive, admitting your errors upfront shows that you're human and can actually be a brilliant move.

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Make fun of yourself

Showing vulnerability can, paradoxically, strengthen your argument.

You can do this by admitting missteps, but you can also strive to come across as more human and believable by m...

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An analogy is a comparison that asserts a parallel between two distinct things, based on the perception of a shared property.

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An analogy is a tool

Analogies are arguments that operate unnoticed. Like icebergs, they conceal most of their mass and power beneath the surface.

Analogies are also used in innovation and decision making. For instance, the "bicycle for the mind” that Steve Jobs envisioned as a Macintosh computer.

The importance of a good analogy

Using analogies help us to communicate effectively. For example, Warren Buffett noted "You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out,” meaning when times are bad, hidden weaknesses are exposed.

Lack of awareness of an analogy's influence can come at a cost. The ability to construct a good analogy can help you reach your outcomes.