Persuasion Articles of the Week

Photo "Hong Kong 7.1 Rally 2014" by Studio Incendo, Flickr CC-By-2.0
Photo “Hong Kong 7.1 Rally 2014” by Studio Incendo, Flickr CC-By-2.0

What the Press Still Doesn’t Get About Trump

A good read focusing on Trump’s actions and how coverage of those activities often misses the mark. Trump’s activities are all about Persuasion!

There’s No Good Way to Kill a Bad Idea

Once our brain hooks onto an idea, it’s difficult to let it go. In the face of evidence against our ideas (and therefor our identity), we often dig in deeper and support those ideas even more.

Here’s the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

A persuasive message that hits the right notes can get your foot in the door.

The Mind-scrambling TED Talk

“In fact, we’re hallucinating all the time, including right now. It’s just that when we agree about our hallucinations… We call that reality.”

What did former shy people understand that made them become confident?

Great rundown of persuasion techniques… to use against yourself!