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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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.
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?
We hope to be seeing more of you soon.
Oh darling, giving you a straight answer wouldn’t be much fun would it? ;)
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.
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. ;)