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People are often willing to perform favours, if you ask the right way

 

 

 

Asking Favours – and Getting Them

If you want someone to do something for you, here is an easy, non-manipulative trick. Be Polite. Ask, rather than demand. And, most importantly, tell the other person why she can do it better than you could. For example:

The one thing you absolutely must avoid is asking another person to do something for you because you are too busy or do not have the time. When you do this, you are implying that your time is more important than the other person’s time. You may well believe this to be the case. But the other person surely disagrees on this point.

On the other hand, provided you follow my advice, you will find that people are much happier to help you with tasks and take pride in helping you. Why? Because you have indicated that you admire and value their contribution.

We all like to be complimented. We all like to be recognised for our skills and the value we can contribute to tasks.

And if you enjoyed this article, please share it with your friends. I would do so myself, but you are more popular and persuasive than I am!

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