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Maximum Influence—The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion, Second Edition 9780814432099


Salespeople, consultants, managers, executives, entrepreneurs...Influence is a crucial tool for absolutely anyone seeking success and prosperity. But how can everyday people actually become more influential? "Maximum Influence" unlocks the secrets of the master influencers. Now in an all-new edition, the book combines scientific research with real-world studies, presenting the most authoritative and effective arsenal of persuasion techniques ever. Author and renowned expert Kurt Mortensen reveals the 12 Laws of Persuasion, explaining why each law works, how to use it, and what to avoid. You will learn about the law of dissonance, the law of contrast, the law of expectation-and nine other proven principles that consciously and unconsciously propel people to act. You will also discover how to: read anyone instantly; get people to trust you instinctively; change minds easily; and convince anyone to give you almost anything. With new case studies and cutting-edge influencing techniques, this is the ultimate guide to the art and science of getting exactly what you want-when you want.
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by Kurt W. Mortensen
2013
ISBN: 9780814432099

Combining scientific research with real-world studies, this book presents an authoritative and effective arsenal of persuasion techniques by revealing the 12 Laws of Persuasion, and explaining why each law works, how to use it, and what to avoid.

Maximum Influence: The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion

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Salespeople, consultants, managers, executives, entrepreneurs...Influence is a crucial tool for absolutely anyone seeking success and prosperity. But how can everyday people actually become more influential? "Maximum Influence" unlocks the secrets of the master influencers. Now in an all-new edition, the book combines scientific research with real-world studies, presenting the most authoritative and effective arsenal of persuasion techniques ever. Author and renowned expert Kurt Mortensen reveals the 12 Laws of Persuasion, explaining why each law works, how to use it, and what to avoid. You will learn about the law of dissonance, the law of contrast, the law of expectation-and nine other proven principles that consciously and unconsciously propel people to act. You will also discover how to: read anyone instantly; get people to trust you instinctively; change minds easily; and convince anyone to give you almost anything. With new case studies and cutting-edge influencing techniques, this is the ultimate guide to the art and science of getting exactly what you want-when you want.
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Table of Contents
Maximum Influence—The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion, Second Edition
Foreword
Introduction

Chapter 1 – The Power of Persuasion: Key to Success
Persuasion: The Engine to Your Success
With the Right Tools, you will Succeed
Common Persuasion Blunders
Effective Persuasion Requires Adaptation
Effective Persuasion Has Lasting Impact
The Fable of the Sun and the Wind
The Formula: 12 Laws of Maximum Influence

Chapter 2 – Subconscious Triggers: The Automatic Yes
The Automatic Triggers of Persuasion
Thinking About Not Thinking
The 12 Laws of Persuasion
The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion

Chapter 3 – The Law of Connectivity: Contagious Cooperation
Attraction: The Halo Effect
People Skills: Winning Instant Acceptance
Rapport: The Instant Connection

Chapter 4 – The Law of Involvement: Create and Maintain Interest
Increasing Participation
Creating the Right Atmosphere
Maintaining Attention
Using the Art of Questioning
Telling Mesmerizing Stories
Engaging the Senses

Chapter 5 – The Law of Esteem: How Praise Releases Energy
Self-Esteem
The Inflated Ego
Respond Instead of React
The Leverage of Praise

Chapter 6 – The Law of Obligation: How to Get Anyone to Do a Favor for You
Definition of the Law of Obligation
The Law of Obligation and Marketing
Give a Gift, Expect a Gift in Return
Applying the Law of Obligation

Chapter 7 – The Law of Dissonance: Internal Pressure Is the Secret
The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance
The Human Brain
Methods of Protecting Mental Alignment
Maintaining Psychological Alignment
Using Dissonance to Create Action
Getting Your Foot in the Door (Fitd)
Four Steps to Using the Law of Dissonance
Final Note

Chapter 8 – The Law of Verbal Packaging: The Leverage of Language
The Inherent Power of Words
The Fundamentals of Language Usage
Vocal Techniques: Keep People Attentive and Listening

Chapter 9 – The Law of Association: Create the Environment of Influence
Anchors: Capture the Feeling
Affiliation: Create the Link
Advertising and Marketing
Use Association to Persuade and Influence

Chapter 10 – The Law of Balance: Logical Mind Versus Emotional Heart
Logic: What Stirs an Audience?
Evidence and Logic
Compelling Evidence
Emotion: Winning People’s Hearts
Types of Emotions
Mood and Happiness
Tip the Scale

Chapter 11 – The Law of Expectations: The Impact of Suggestion
Assumptions: Expect with Confidence
The Expectations of Others Affect Behavior
Presupposition: Assuming the Sale
The Placebo Effect
The Get-What-you-Pay-for Expectation
Time Expectations
Embedded Commands
Goal Setting: Creating Personal Expectations
Environment

Chapter 12 – The Law of Contrast: How to Make Price (or Time) a Nonissue
Types of Contrast
Comparison Effect: Taking Their Temperature
Just Noticeable Difference (JND)
How to Use the Law of Contrast

Chapter 13 – The Law of Social Validation: The Art of Social Pressure
Going with the Crowd
Social Validation at Work
Social Validation: the Power of the Group
The Other Side of Social Validation
Social Validation and Marketing
Making Social Validation Work
Are you Credible in the Eyes of Your Prospect?

Chapter 14 – The Law of Scarcity: Get Anyone to Take Immediate Action
Why Scarcity Drives us Wild
The Law of Scarcity in Marketing
How to Use the Law of Scarcity

Chapter 15 – The Inside Secrets of Maximum Influence: Your Prepersuasion Checklist
Change: Get Inside a Closed Mind
Monitoring the Acceptance Level: Where Does Your Audience Stand?
Your Listening Skills: Crack the Code
Meta Programs: Your Persuasion Radar
Persuasive Presentations: Structure to Win
Creating Your Call to Action
Inoculation: Defend Against the Attack
Preparation is the Key to Influence

Epilogue
Next Steps
Final Thought

Notes
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Epilogue



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