Let’s say you’re new in the field of influence and psychology, you're probably asking or wondering how and where in the world you can ever use persuasion techniques. And what effects do they have or will they have in your life? Actually, the best and most effective persuasion techniques are usually the simplest. As a matter of fact, these influence tactics won’t require you to do a lot of researching; they won’t even require you to get your hands dirty. Well, to expound further how these persuasion techniques could have a deeper and more profound effect on you, let’s pick out a scene from your daily life.

Okay, imagine you have just been assigned to another branch of the company you work for. But wait, this branch is located in a place with a totally different time zone! Now, it is really nowhere near your old one. You are all alone in a whole new different country (and continent) where the only common denominator you have with them is the boss that pays you. Not only that—the worse thing is, you're the only new employee there. At first, it is very natural for you to experience a bit of a culture shock (especially if it’s your first time in another country) and find it quite difficult to adjust and get acclimated to the culture of the country.

This makes it naturally hard for you to get comfy at work. Inevitably, this results to dissatisfaction and being unhappy. You then realized that whatever is happening right now is putting you at a great disadvantage. You then decided to resolve in making the change. Yet the question is: How do you persuade your new, foreign and exotic-looking workmates that you’re not just another foreigner in their land but you’re also there to work and like them, you could be competent enough and be at par with them? So this is where a few persuasion techniques could be applied. And since you're the neophyte or freshie here, you are the one who have to adjust to them.

The first thing you have to do is align or level yourself with your colleagues. Carefully observe them, their demeanor, etc. Citing credible and reliable sources is one way of persuading your co-workers. This technique has taught us since we were children. After all, we were trained to believe or side with an expert rather than with someone who doesn’t have expertise in the matter or issue. By doing this will undeniably make them believe in you or in the ideas you’re presenting. Next, synchronize yourself with their speech and thought patterns. For instance, listen attentively to how your workmates talk to you and then try to emulate their patterns.

This would enable you to have something in common with them. If your colleagues habitually bow to you after they speak, do the same for them, because you will quickly gain and foster admiration and respect from them. This persuasion technique is called ‘mirroring’ and it is something most people do unconsciously. When you do it consciously, however, you’ll be able to bring forth a more influential effect. These persuasion techniques would absolutely help you fit in with any crowd and gain persuasive power and credibility over your colleagues.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article Amy Twain is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully coaching and guiding clients for many years. Amy just published a new home study course on how to boost your Self Esteem overnight. More info about this “Quick-Action Plan for A More Confident You” is available at FabulousSelfEsteem.com.