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You Don’t Have To Be Swedish To Appreciate This TV Program

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A new television program by Johan Romin and Erik Standstrӧm featuring Dr. Robert Cialdini delves into what is it that sweeps us into saying yes to messages publicly or in personal relationships.

Click here to view the program with Dr. Cialdini that looks into why and how we are so often moved into action.

PERSUASION – THE THIRD LEG

In times of economic uncertainty, it might just make the difference for your business.

Worried_coupleBy Steve Martin, CMCT

The messages of impending doom, which appear to be broadcast with increasing frequency by business leaders, analysts and media commentators, share some striking similarities to another forecasting favorite – the trusty weatherman.  Even the language is the same, with talk of storm clouds brewing, a bleak outlook and unpredictable conditions ahead.

Of course all predictions, whether meteorological or economical in nature, can be wrong.  But this happens less often than one would expect – forecasters are very often correct.

There are exceptions: few seeing the 2007-8 financial meltdown is one of the more cited examples of recent wrongs.  In general, it is easier for people to remember when forecasters “got it wrong”, rather than when they get it right.  It’s unlikely the topic of discussion at the water cooler starts with someone remarking how much they admire the morning news weatherman “for getting it right again”. They are much more likely to comment if he was wrong, simultaneously signaling that, and “had they known better, they would have brought their umbrellas to work.”

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UK Cialdini Certification Class: Bright, Innovative, Successful

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Click here for a brief overview of our CMCT class experience.

Last month in the UK, Dr. Gregory Neidert and I were able to train, appreciate, and approve for the next step in the certification process, an impressive group of five new Cialdini Method Certified Trainers most of whom will work with our UK partner, Steve Martin, to serve the increasing non-North American demand for our POP workshops. The first-hand experiences I had with these individuals makes me confident that our message of a scientifically-grounded approach to ethical influence will be communicated properly and effectively to new and eager audiences around the globe.
Dr. Robert Cialdini
President
INFLUENCE AT WORK

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