A new study shows that the content of a headline changes what readers remember and even how they think. The challenge is to write headlines that serve multiple important purposes.
Whether you are writing an article intended to persuade, designing a commercial website, or building your slide deck to pitch your big idea, you can give your credibility a boost with one small change.
What question would you ask Dr. Robert Cialdini? He may not have invented the concept of persuasion psychology, but his 1984 book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, used extensive behavior research to add much needed structure to the field. […]
Time flies – we’ve published ten episodes of The Brainfluence Podcast already. This seemed like the perfect time to provide a quick guide to these sessions with some of the world’s top experts in persuasion, psychology, neuromarketing, and more. Each episode is about 30 minutes of audio, and the show notes page for each episode (linked below) includes a full text transcript as well as links to any resources mentioned in the discussion. To avoid missing any future episodes, subscribe to The Brainfluence Podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay.FM, or the player of your choice. […]
Book Review: Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion by Nathalie Nahai
I read a lot of marketing books, but it’s rare to find one that so closely matches my own interests. Nathalie Nahai’s Webs of Influence focuses on the intersection of web design and persuasion psychology. It’s safe to say that if you like Neuromarketing and/or Brainfluence, you’ll find lots to like in Nathalie’s book too. […]
Some words have an unusual power over us, disarming defenses and letting us be persuaded more easily. One of these words is “because.” I was reminded of some fascinating research conducted decades ago by Pubcon keynoter and persuasion legend Robert Cialdini. The study was done decades ago by Ellen Langer, then at Harvard. […]
If you attend conferences, you’ll encounter lots of people doing things to get your business card. Walk the aisles of an exhibit hall, and you’ll see fishbowls for iPad raffles, booth babes handing out t-shirts… all for the price […]