If you search Google for -- how much is lost due to theft from retailers per year you will get a list of articles with headlines that say, retailers loose $44billion a year to theft -- which isn't true. In fact, that's not even close. What the NRF report said was -- Shoplifting and organized … Continue reading US Retail Management Kills Ecomony
Ever come across someone casually quoting you? It's a cool feeling. It's been happening to me quite a bit lately. Not like I'm famous or anything. Just periodically.
RAND research as well as others like PEW research have put out their findings on the Russian propaganda tech. The Russian propaganda model is high-volume and multichannel, and it disseminates messages without regard for the truth. It is also rapid, continuous, and repetitive, and it lacks commitment to consistency. Although these techniques would seem to … Continue reading The Russian Propaganda Model
Using Persuasion Techniques to improve the Sex Appeal level of your Romance novel characters, is not only fairly simple, it's effective and invisible to the flow of your writing and the rest of the storyline. The focus, is the reader. Your characters can look and read sexy with their moans and sighs, but it’s only sexy if the reader screams for real.
The combination of a measured Appeal to Fear in combination or tandem with the But You Are Free (BYAF), tool (also known as the Evocation Of Freedom to Compliance) is currently in the top three persuasion tactics currently understood.
measuring them for their effectiveness to induce the reader in three ways, by the level of Valence experienced, the level of Arousal induced, and the level of Dominance experienced.
With God, in hindsight, it would have been well if we were better strangers. There should be a bit of mystery in the heavens.
The second and more interesting point is that nothing changes. Everyone agrees, even the Emperor, but the procession goes on,
Philosophical discourse is itself just one discourse among others, and its claim to truth excludes it from the sphere of power.
If you wish to improve your conversation skills, to wield greater wit, and eloquence, then put down the word of the day calendar, lose the books of trivia and custom and master the art of being silent at the perfect moment.