[This is part of the series: 31 Persuasion Tips That I Learned From Scott Adams]
Can making a sale be as easy as simply asking?
Probably not – but maybe.
I just think of it as another tool in your persuasion belt.
I mean, while it is probably not everything, a direct ask can be persuasive.
Set the table first and make every little piece work together.
And at the very end of the discussion, ask for what you want.
Can I show you this video I thought was funny? This dog is so cute.
Anyway, I took out all the trash and finished my homework.
I also washed all the dishes so you don’t have to do it later.
You always emphasize how important relationships are.
And I know I need to work on building lasting ones.
Can I go to Jenny’s house for a while?
And should I take mom’s car, or your’s?
PERSUASION TIP 25: If you are selling, ask your potential customer to buy. Direct requests are persuasive.