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The importance of confidence
#11
Some modern day Sun Tzu stuff, right there. Thanks, Frigg.

Most of those techniques and points made are things many of the best and most charismatic speakers know either inherently or through some kind of studying and they DO use it masterfully to their advantage to manipulate.
Knowledge to recognize the bullshit and knowing how to employ some with being earnest in order to communicate well are useful. How you use a tool (destruction or construction) is up to the one wielding it.
"Why don't you try speaking in words instead of your damn dirty lies?"
~Louise Belcher
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#12
The Persuasion Techniques read like a sales instruction manual!

Back when I worked in the corporate world, the salespeople always employed all of those things, even when they were just engaged in normal conversation. You could just feel the slime whenever they were in a room.

My rule of thumb is to see if people "walk their talk." Also, if they play a ukulele I'm likely to trust them a bit more. Wink
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(01-13-2020, 10:46 AM)SkyCat Wrote: Well I didn't read everything (not up to reading walls of text right now), however I noted mention of essentially what amounts to confidence + scammers.  Yup, the biggest scammers are also the most confident.  Just think of used car salesmen.  They are always very confident about the story they will spin.  MSM does exactly the same.

That is a huge generalisation, my English used car salesmen has always been brilliant, I have always trusted him and have confidence in him because he has always told me the truth. That's how a great used car salesmen keeps their customers coming back when they change their cars.
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