Covert Persuasion and the Law of Expectation

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Are you tired of giving assignment deadlines and constantly hearing that they are not finished on time? Are you frustrated when others fail to give 100% of their effort on important projects? Using covert persuasion and the law of expectation will change all of that. These four techniques can be used in various ways to help you get others to strive harder to please you, starting right now. 

Covert Persuasion and the Law of Expectation

In this eye-opening article, I’ll reveal some astonishing covert persuasion techniques to help you persuade and influence people to do what you want.

Ever heard of the expression “You get what you expect?” It’s a fact supported by a persuasion law known as expectation, and written below are 4 covert persuasion techniques utilizing this principle.

Covert Persuasion Technique # 1 - Use Parkinson’s Law

Want to know how to use expectation to persuade others to accomplish tasks 2 times, 3 times, or even many times faster? If the task requires 3 months to finish, tell them it has to be done within 3 weeks. The magic in this is that the work will be completed in a span of time based on a person’s expectation of how much time is required to do it. Parkinson's Law states "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."

If they cannot absolutely do it in that span of time, use another covert persuasion technique – the principle of comparison. Tell them that if they can produce excellent results, they will be given, let’s say, a 2-week extension. They will compare the 2 time frames and may even thank you for giving them enough time! You gave them the impression that they are given a lot of time (because you’ve added 2 weeks to the original 3-week deadline), even when the task can take up to 3 months to finish.

Covert Persuasion Technique # 2 – Be Specific.

Another great tip to maximize the power of expectation is to be as specific as possible. If you can say, “I know you’re a fast writer who can turn out at least 7 quality articles within 5 hours” instead of “I know you to be a fast and efficient writer,” then the results will be better and more accurate.

Read more on the Law of Expectation by Micheal Lee at Self Growth

Covert persuasion and the law of expectation are techniques that are used by professionals in business all the time, however they can also be put to good use with your kids, spouse and friends. 



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