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Elements of Influence by Terry R. BACON

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CHAPTER 2THE WAYS AND MEANS OF INFLUENCE

What is remarkable about the ways and means of influencing others is that there are so many of them. The English language contains numerous verbs whose meaning connotes influencing people to think or act differently or otherwise do something the influencer wants: activate, actuate, admonish, affect, align, animate, appeal, argue, arouse, ask, bait, bargain, barter, beckon, beg, beguile, bewitch, bias, cajole, captivate, catalyze, charm, coach, coax, convert, convince, debate, demand, develop, dicker, dispose, drive, egg on, enchant, encourage, enlist, entice, exchange, excite, explain, foment, galvanize, goad, haggle, impel, impress, incline, induce, inspire, instigate, inveigle, lead, mediate, mobilize, ...

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