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The Marketing Book Podcast: "Influence" by Robert Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, New and Expanded by Robert Cialdini

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About the Author

Dr. Robert Cialdini is the recognized thought leader in the fields of Influence and Persuasion and is a New York Times bestselling author with over 7 million books sold worldwide in 44 languages.

He is the author of Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, which was featured on episode 90 of the marketing book podcast in 2016. 

Dr. Cialdini is currently Regents Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University. He has spent his entire career designing, conducting, and publishing rigorous, scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals on what leads people to say YES to requests.

Dr. Cialdini is President of INFLUENCE AT WORK and a highly sought-after keynote speaker.

All this has earned him the moniker of The Godfather of Influence.

And, interesting fact - he is from the same place as the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright!

About the Book

The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications.

In the new edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert Cialdini—New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings.

Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science.

You’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else.

Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion:

  1. Reciprocation
  2. Commitment and Consistency
  3. Social Proof
  4. Liking
  5. Authority
  6. Scarcity
  7. Unity, the newest principle for this edition

Understanding and applying the principles ethically is cost-free and deceptively easy. Backed by Dr. Cialdini’s 35 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research—including a three-year field study on what leads people to change—Influence is a comprehensive guide to using these principles to move others in your direction.

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Douglas Burdett
Douglas Burdett
The Principal and Founder of Artillery, Douglas Burdett is a former artillery officer and Madison Avenue ad man. He also hosts The Marketing Book Podcast, where he interviews authors every week about the latest in modern marketing and sales.

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