After Hours Athlete Guide To: The Art of Persuasion

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Have you got the gift of the gab?


The art of persuasion is hard one to master. Some see it as something you are born with, but we here at PUMA Social think that it’s a skill you can develop. Whether it’s persuading your mate to get a round in or trying to get a couple of numbers on a night out.

Not everyone is blessed with the gift of the gab so we have decided to put together a list of top tips to help you become a smooth talker.

Always commit– If you have to tell a little white lie never back down. If people question the lie, you have to stick to your story otherwise all credibility will be lost.

Know when to back down–In this game you will always win some and lose some. The important thing is knowing when to stop chasing. The last thing you want is to come across desperate. So if you can’t persuade your friend to get you a drink, don’t force too hard otherwise you may get a reputation for being tight.

Practise makes perfect– To master the art of persuasion sometimes practising is the key to being successful. Start small, just try getting a family member to make you a drink or get you something. Before long you will be getting numbers left, right and centre.

Eyes on the prize– If you know what you want, and want it now, then don’t deviate or get distracted! Keep thoseeyes on the prize...