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Influencing Tactics

Subject : soft-skills
  • Answer 15 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Occurs when the target is allowed to participate in deciding how to carry out or implement a request

2. The use of logical arguments and hard facts to show the target that the request is a worthwhile one

3. Knowing there will some things out of our control

4. Occurs when the requestor clearly explains why performing the request will benefit the target personally

5. A tactic designed to appeal to the target's values and ideals thereby creating an emotional or attitudinal reaction

6. Talk through differences - _______ is not the thing to do when you disagree - avoid violent words or actions - avoid fleeing or sulking or feeling sorry and withdrawing

7. Agree on limits - rules - expectations - and consequences - these must be clearly established - agreed upon - understood - and enforced.

8. It takes time - accept the reality of step-by-step processes and natural growth cycles.

9. When the requestor asks for something based on personal friendship or loyalty

10. Used when the requestor offers a reward or resource to the target in return for performing a request

11. Knowing advance our actions and consequent reactions

12. When you are provoked or fatigued show self-control and...

13. _____________ to communicate intrinsic worth flows naturally out of our own sense of intrinsic worth.

14. The Golden rule

15. The use of favors - complements or friendly behavior to make the target feel better about the influencer