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It is a valuable skill to be able to persuade others. It may mean closing a big deal, persuading others to follow your example, receiving a promotion, or a slew of other business accomplishments. In your personal life, it could entail gaining the trust of a partner, raising well-behaved children who follow instructions, and enlisting the support of friends and family members in a pinch. Persuasion isn’t just for charming people; everyone may improve their ability to persuade others to agree to requests. Take it from Jephtha Tausig-Edwards, a professional psychologist in New York and Massachusetts, who claims that science has unearthed a plethora of information on the subject. According to the findings of persuasion researchers, here is her advise. Study participants were considerably more likely to take a survey if the survey contained a Post-it note with a handwritten message asking for their aid, equivalent to a favor, according to research done at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. “This emphasizes the value of the human touch,” adds Tausig-Edwards. “A handwritten message is essential, especially in this day and age when so much communication is electronic.”

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