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Every MLM and direct selling business needs to support distributors in the sale of product. Distributors need to understand how to approach a range of potential customers as well as maintain relationships with existing customers. Selling requires an understanding of ethical persuasion.

  • May 14, 2018

    Scarcity as a persuasive strategy

      "Limited time only!" "Close out sale!" "While supplies last!" "Rare and unique!" These are all phrases sellers use to create scarcity as a persuasive strategy. Scarcity is the idea that as things become less available to us, they become more desirable. You can create scarcity by limiting how peop... Read more ›

  • April 23, 2018

    Persuasive Strategies: The Norm of Reciprocity

    The norm of reciprocity states that we treat or respond to others in a similar manner as to how we are treated. The Golden Rule and an “An Eye for an Eye” are examples of the norm of reciprocity stated in cultural norms. What does reciprocity have to do with sales? When you walk through the grocery sto... Read more ›

  • March 29, 2018

    Persuasive Strategies: Consistency

    When considering consistency as a persuasive technique, we're looking at the frame of mind of the person whom we're trying to persuade. People are more likely to be persuaded to act in ways that they perceive to be consistent with their beliefs and their past behavior. Cialdini states that one of the best ... Read more ›

  • March 26, 2018

    Persuasive Strategies: Social Proof

    Google “social proof and persuasion” and you will find many bloggers who have written on Cialdini’s six proven persuasive strategies. In my own search, the authors’ expertise ranged from radiology physicians, to web designers, to advertisers, to academics, to religious organizations, to public relatio... Read more ›

  • March 12, 2018

    Persuasive Strategies: Liking or “In the Eyes of the Beholder”

    To understand the “Power of Persuasion” we can look at currency as an example. Money holds value for almost everyone and most individuals can be persuaded to action if there is a monetary reward.  However, if someone offers you a currency that you cannot spend, then the currency has no value.  Similarly... Read more ›