Archive: influencing readers

Two Persuasion Principles that Moved People to Vote

Get-out-the-vote campaigns succeeded because of two persuasion principles A low voter turnout is a hallmark of mid-term elections, so a huge push in the fall to motivate people to go to the polls relied on two persuasion principles. The group America Votes sent...
Tapping the Audience’s Emotions: A Key to Persuasion

Tapping the Audience’s Emotions: A Key to Persuasion

Aristotle said that to be persuasive, you must have the ability to move an audience emotionally, because people often do not make decisions logically. As I mentioned in a recent post, one way to tap emotions is through flattery. Another tactic is to ask for things in...