Whether you're looking for tips on everyday persuasion, or ways to outsmart "The World's Only Consulting Detective" ; A Guide to Persuasion is blog designed to aid in the art of persuasion.
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noas-arc asked
Hello there! I was wondering if there were any tips you could give on how to persuade someone to give you something after they've issued the challenge to convince him or her to do it. For example, they won't give you a password but they say they might if you manage to persuade/convince them to. Therefore, any pretense of being 'under the radar' (using the correct body language, slipping in the right word usage) is gone because they'll be looking for it.

Hello, love. Great question. It is most certainly difficult to persuade someone when they are completely aware of your attempt to do so. My best advice is to approach the situation slowly. Look at what type of a relationship you have with that person. Is it intimate, a sibling relationship, one with superiority or ranks? You must play to your relationship. If it’s romantic, well, by all means play to seduction. If it’s a friendly relationship work towards selling them on giving you what you want. If they’re issuing you the challenge it’s as if they are asking you to sell them on something. You must approach them and tell them all the reasons why they should give you that password. Be firm with your approach, if you are weak in any sense you will fail, but with understanding how to play to your audience and how to sell your pitch you should be able to reach what you want.

In the most simple of terms it’s as if you are a cars salesmen and your goal is to sell a car. The person who you’re pitching to knows that you’re trying to do this, not only because they want to find a new car, but because it’s your job to. 

I hope this helps, darling. Please let me know if you need anymore advice.

IA xx 

slytherindoctorsat221b asked
Oh dear me! you are back! how was your trip miss Adler? .- Molly

Oh, Molly. Hello, darling! My trip was longer than expected, but let’s just say it was well worth it. 

How have you been in my absence?

IA xx. 

We’re back, darlings!
While we’ve been away we see that our numbers have been strong and, in fact, growing! I suppose that’s one of the best forms of flattery a girl can get around these parts. 
We thank you for your endless support and hope to be seeing more of you all now that we’ve properly set up shop for JSH’s semester (at yet another location).
Much love and kisses. 
IA//JSH
xxx
PS: To those of you who have sent us a little something, we’ll be replying shortly. 

We’re back, darlings!

While we’ve been away we see that our numbers have been strong and, in fact, growing! I suppose that’s one of the best forms of flattery a girl can get around these parts. 

We thank you for your endless support and hope to be seeing more of you all now that we’ve properly set up shop for JSH’s semester (at yet another location).

Much love and kisses. 

IA//JSH

xxx

PS: To those of you who have sent us a little something, we’ll be replying shortly. 

The Return of Irene Adler?

Darling followers,

We hope to be seeing more of you soon.

Until then.

IA xx

ensign-chevvy1 asked
Were you involved in Prince Harry's recent affairs in Vegas?

Oh darling, giving you a straight answer wouldn’t be much fun would it? ;)

IA xx.

viciousland asked
Hi, im new here, but I must say that i'm an instant fan of yours, I have a question...How should I deal with the failure of one of my persuasion plans? and when I know that the game is over?

Hello, love. l’m glad you enjoy the blog.

Here’s my advice:

Persuasion is just like any other art form or practice, darling. There will always be times when you fail because you made a miscalculation or a wrong step. If and when this happens you must carry on. Learn from your mistake and recalculate. Once you have taken the time to step back, level your head and recalculate, you will know whether or not it is a lost cause or if a new plan of attack is to be put into action. 

In simpler terms, try and try again. Don’t let failure keep you down. 

I hope that helps. - Please let me know if you need anymore advice.

IA xx 

samantha-spanner asked
You, Sherlock, and Moriarty should really start a club. The "We're not dead: let's have dinner." club

Oh, I do like your thinking, darling. I’ll have to inform the boys and see what we can do about that.  - You know I’m always up for dinner with Sherlock. ;)

-IA xx 

Here we are.
Sorry for the wait, darlings. 
IA xx 

Here we are.

Sorry for the wait, darlings. 

IA xx