Domestic Diversions

How to negotiate issues, big and small: applying principles of persuasion to your life situations

The Freakonomics Blogs at the New York Times includes an interesting discussion on “getting what you want” with Robert Cialdini, Noah Goldstein and Steve Martin, the authors of “Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive.”

Annika Mengisen’s post addresses questions like:
How to ask for a raise
How to get the highest price for something on eBay
How to ask someone on a date (and have them say yes)
Which presidential candidate–Barack Obama or John McCain–is more persuasive

She also asks for reader comments on what is the most persuasive tactic they have used or had used on them. Very interesting . . . .

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