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Ep. 968: Robert Cialdini Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Robert Cialdini
Robert Cialdini

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My guest today is the author of the foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications.

Robert Cialdini the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science.

In his new edition you’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else.

Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion:

  • Reciprocation
  • Commitment and Consistency
  • Social Proof
  • Liking
  • Authority
  • Scarcity
  • Unity, the newest principle for this edition

Understanding and applying the principles ethically is cost-free and deceptively easy. Backed by Dr. Cialdini’s 35 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research–including a three-year field study on what leads people to change—Influence is a comprehensive guide to using these principles to move others in your direction.

Bio: Dr. Robert Cialdini is an award-winning behavioral scientist and author. He is the president and CEO of Influence at Work, focusing on live and virtual keynotes, streaming and online corporate training. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, with more than 5 million copies sold throughout the world. He is frequently referred to as the “Godfather of Influence.”

In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

  • Universal Principles of Influence and Persuasion
  • Social Psychology
  • Why Do People Say “Yes?”
  • Commitment and Consistency
  • Authority
  • COVID-19
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Ethical Influence
  • Scarcity Principle
  • Unity, The Newest Principle

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