Persuasion is a well understood domain. For example, techniques such as ethos pathos and logos originate in antiquity and still underlie most persuasion today.Modern approaches to persuasion include things like nudge theory, social proof and call to action.
AdvertisingA magazine advertisement tries to persuade a target audience that a drink is refreshing, part of a vibrant lifestyle and associated with positive emotions.
ArgumentA child tries to persuade their parents that they should have more screen time because it's educational.
CommunicationAn employee memo tries to persuade employees that a new work-from-the-office policy is beneficial to all.
ConversationA friend tries to persuade another friend that a movie was brilliant.
DebateOne side of a debate argues that a government overreacted to a problem and created secondary risks.
Decision MakingThe principle of a school tries to convince a school board not to close a historic and high performing school.
Devil's AdvocateA teacher plays devil's advocate by temporarily trying to convince a class of an unpopular opinion in order to draw critical thinking and lively debate.
EssaysIn an essay, you argue that the Renaissance was sparked by the Bubonic Plague of 1347-1352.
Failure of ObjectivityA journalist tries to persuade their audience of their opinion as opposed to presenting the facts in an objective manner.
InfluencingA manager tries to persuade an executive to fund a technology project.
Job InterviewsYou try to persuade an employer that you're the best candidate in an interview.
MarketingThe packaging of a box of cookies tries to persuade customers that the product is healthy and natural.
MediaA film attempts to persuade an audience of a particular viewpoint on an issue.
MessagesA friend tries to persuade another friend to go out in a text message.
NegotiationAn employer tries to persuade a prospective employee that a salary offer is the best they are going to get.
Public SpeakingA public speaker tries to convince an audience that a social issue is important and urgent.
SalesA salesperson tries to persuade a customer that a vehicle is safe.
The process of trying to convince others to act or to change their thinking.