How to Be Persuasive When You Need People to Change
This video shows you how to be persuasive when you need people to change.
The truth is there are situations in our lives, like our social lives where you don’t have to be persuasive. If you don’t get along with someone, guess what? You can filter the people in your life and keep the people that are positive and lift you up.
But, in certain situations (particularly the working world) you are going to have work with people who disagree with you. And you can’t just filter them out so you need to know how to be persuasive against obstinacy. This video will show you how.
In the wake of the tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Barack Obama demonstrates a 5 step process on how to be persuasive in those situations where you absolutely must convince people to change their behavior. Great for being more persuasive in the workplace!
Step 1 : Introduce the problem
Step 2: Handle objections before people actually bring them up
Step 3: Show them how their values are in line with your new plan
Step 4: Outline how great things could be with your new plan
Step 5: Ask at the end
At the end of the day, you cannot make anyone do anything. Persuasion means getting them to want to do things on their own and take ownership over an idea that may have started in your head is cultivated in theirs.