More and more people are trying their hand at conversational induction. Don’t know what that is? Read up a little bit on the subject then try it for yourself. You’ll be shocked at how well it actually does work. It doesn’t take witchcraft to convince people to do what you want!
Say you want your child to clean his or her room and start helping more with chores around the house. Telling them, screaming at them, or taking away privileges isn’t really going to work. You have to convince them that they want to help out more. How can you do that? By subconsciously introducing encouraging words and phrases into a normal conversation.
It takes a bit of preparation and some practice to get really good at conversational induction. The idea is to keep someone so engrossed in a particular story or conversation that they don’t realize you’re secretly adding words which refer to what you want from the person. The words can basically be introduced into any conversation with any person. However, if it isn’t done correctly, you could clue the person into what you’re doing and, after that, they simply won’t follow your suggestions.
Think of a subject which will interest the person you’ll be talking to. For a child, the conversation might be something about a hobby, a friend or even a fun vacation you once had. Try to make the conversation lively, intriguing or otherwise engrossing, so that the person is paying attention to your every word.
Before starting the story or conversation, practice it. Beforehand, write down words pertaining to the thing you want from the person – in this case, the cleaning of the room or other chores. Words which might pertain to the scenario include “clean”, “good”, “neat”, “tidy”, “helpful” and similar words. Work these types of words – or phrases – into the story, but in a normal way. For example, your story could be about a “good” dog who always “helped” his master. After he had his bath, and was “good” and “clean”, they went for a walk. That day, the dog found a “neat” little package on the side of the road. See where this is going?
It’s not enough to just work in suggestive words when trying to convince others to do what you want. The commands must be short, blend well into the story, and the words should not be particularly repetitive during the narrative. You also need to “mark” each command. Some examples of marking include speaking a bit louder when you say the command word(s), turning your head in a different direction when you say them, leaning forward and looking into the person’s eyes when saying a particular word or phrase, or taking a tiny pause before and after each command. You can also combine markings by using any or all of the above.
It’s helpful to write out the entire narrative and practice it when you’re first learning how to convince people to do things you want. Later, you’ll get better at it and will naturally be able to work suggestions into a conversation. Never use the suggestions to do harm, though – that’s immoral and wrong on more than one level. Also, it’s good to note that, no matter what tactics you try, people won’t do what they don’t believe in – what they feel is morally wrong or against their conscious or religious beliefs.
Source: Milton Model