Influence: Science and Practice

Cialdini, Robert B.
ISBN:
9780321011473

What factors cause someone to say yes? And which techniques most effectively use these factors to bring about such compliance? In his best-selling book, Robert Cialdini, former salesperson, fund-raiser, and advertiser, and current professor of social psychology, examines the science and practice of persuasion and compliance. Praised for its enjoyable writing, practical suggestions, and scientifically documented content, prior editions have been widely read by business professionals, fund-raisers, and those interested in psychology. About the Author: Robert B. Cialdini is a well-known and influential speaker who gives frequent speeches on The Power of Ethical Influence to such organizations as IBM, the Mayo Clinic, and NATO. He is currently Regents' Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University Whether you wish to understand what shapes you own personal decisions or need to persuade in a job or business, this astonishing took is indispensable. Editorial Reviews From the Publisher Here's what people are saying about the material in INFLUENCE: Science and Practice: "This marvelous book explains in clear, practical language the ways in which we become persuaded. It offers excellent insights for those who sell, but even more importantly for all of us who negotiate and buy." -ROGER FISHER, Director, Harvard Negotiation Project, Co-author of "Getting to Yes." "For marketers, it is among the most important books written in the last 10 years." -JOURNAL OF MARKETING RESEARCH "The best sales tip I ever got was encouragement to read INFLUENCE by Dr. Robert Cialdini. It was so profound and insightful, I read it three times in a row." -GREG RENKER, President, Guthy-Renker "It would be marvelous reading for students taking Social Psychology." -DAVID MYERS, Hope College "The book is tremendously entertaining and very popular with students. It makes excellent reading for a Consumer Behavior or Advertising class." -ALAN J. RESNIK, Portland State University "INFLUENCE should be required reading for all business majors." -JOURNAL OF RETAILING

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