Friday, 24 February 2012
How to Plant Ideas into Someone's Mind
Planting ideas in people's minds is done every second of every day through advertising on a massive scale, but also on a personal level through conversation where we will others to agree with our own opinion and vice versa. Our minds appear like sponges willing to accept whatever they are told and spread it to the next person, but how does this transfer of ideas and information happen? The following article comes from http://lifehacker.com/ and is written by Adam Dachis.
Getting someone to want to do something can be tough if you know they're not going to want to do it, so you need to make them believe it was their idea. This is a common instruction, especially for salespeople, but it's much easier said than done. You have to look at planting ideas in the same way you'd look at solving a mystery. Slowly but surely you offer the target a series of clues until the obvious conclusion is the one you want. The key is to be patient, because if you rush through your "clues" it will be obvious. If you take it slow, the idea will form naturally in their mind all by itself.