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"You make me want to be a better person than you."
Tags:choice, choices, restaurant, restaurants, dinner, eating out, out to eat, dining, fine dining, waiter, waiters, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers, date, dates, first dates, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, better, better person, self, self improvement, improving, improve, improvement, betterment, self betterment, self image, persuade, persuading, pretentious, pretentiously, self love, jealous, jealousy, competitive, competition, backhanded, backhanded compliment, insult, insulted, insulting, rude, rudely, mean, foot in mouth
"We get this place renamed the 'men-only prison,' and women will be demanding admission."
Tags:men's prison, men's prisons, male only prison, male only prisons, left out, feeling left out, persuasive, persuasion, persuade, jealous, jealousy, prisoner, prisoners, prison, jail, locked up, locked away, imprison, imprisoned, imprisonment, crime, crimes, criminal, criminals, convict, convicts, cellmate, cellmates, jail cell, jail cells, prison cell, prison cells, men, man, woman, women
'When I said that Sales is all about the Art of Persuasion I didn't expect you to start shouting at customers, ‘Buy it or my family will be out on the street!''
"It's not just a special advertising section,- it's a very special advertising section."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationship, long-term relationships, magazine, magazines, ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertising, advertisement, advertisements, advertising section, advertising sections, gender issues, beg, begging, persuade, persuading, consumer, consumers, consumerism
"You make me want to be a better man, Olivia. Then maybe I could find somebody else."
Tags:choice, choices, restaurant, restaurants, dinner, eating out, out to eat, dining, fine dining, waiter, waiters, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers, date, dates, first dates, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, better, better person, self, self improvement, improving, improve, improvement, betterment, self betterment, self image, persuade, persuading, pretentious, pretentiously, self love, jealous, jealousy, competitive, competition, backhanded, backhanded compliment, insult, insulted, insulting, rude, rudely, mean, foot in mouth, as good as it gets, married life, marriage
Horse and Stick
Tags:carrot and stick, horse, horses, horse and carriage, horses and carriages, horse and carriage, tempt, tempting, temptation, temptations, stagecoach, stagecoaches, stage coach, stage coaches, stage-coach, stage-coaches, attraction, attractive, gender issues, gender inequality, eye candy, attract, persuade, trick, trickery, false promise, false promises
"We don't offer a health-care plan. Instead, we have Lou persuade you not to get sick."
Tags:health-care, health care, health, healthy, insurance, health insurance, health plan, cover, health-care plans, health care plans, health care plan, health-care cover, private health, ppo, ppo plan, preferred provider organization, preferred provider organization plan, medicine, medical, medicals, threat, threatening, persuade, gangster, implicit threat, health coverage, health care coverage, health-care coverage, coverage
"When he reached the end of the pier, the rhetoric turned nasty."
Tags:rhetoric, persuade, persuading, persuades, persuasive, persuasively, witness, witness stand, witness box, court, courts, courtroom, lawyer, law, court of law, judge, judges, judicial, criminal justice system, judicial, judiciary, legal, legality, legal system, statement, mob, mobster, mafia, mafioso, murder, implications, implicate, implicated, imply, implied, implies
Tags:dangle a carrot, dangling a carrot, dangle carrots, dangling carrots, carrot, carrots, reward, rewards, reward based system, incentives, incentive, prize, prizes, idiom, idioms, figure of speech, saying, sayings, expression, expressions, figurative, persuade, persuasive, persuading, metaphor, metaphors, carrot and stick, encouragement
Dave's diaper-changing incentive chart.
"Simply put, Marcia, I want to be your President."
Tags:proposal, proposals, marriage proposal, marriage proposals, proposing, politician, politicians, political campaign, political campaigns, campaigns, political candidate, political candidates, presidential candidate, presidential candidates, unexpected, canvassing, political canvassing, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, shmooze, persuade, persuading, persuasive, persuasion
A Born Politician
Tags:politics, politicians, political, politic, kid, kids, children, child, education, educational, school, schools, example, examples, doublespeak, double speak, double think, doublethink, double-think, double-speak, spin, spin doctor, speech, speeches, rhetoric, persuasive, persuade, bureaucrat, bureaucratic, bureaucracy, schooling, youth, lead by example
"Of course, not everybody can face this kind of responsibility."
Tags:wines, wine, expensive wine, expensive wines, vintage wine, vintage wines, reverse psychology, persuade, persuasion, persuading, salesman, sales man, salesmen, sales men, salesperson, sales person, sales people, salespeople, responsible, responsibility, sales technique, sales techniques, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness
"All right! Have it your own way. It was a ball."
Tags:decisions, problem solving, entertainment, sports, baseball, umpires, way, have it your way, having it your way, argue, argues, arguing, argument, arguments, umpire, ref, refs, referee, referees, decision, decisions, persuade, persuades, persuading, persuasion, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, strike, strikes, convince, convinces, convincing, mankoff
'Did you notice how he was suddenly interested in our sales pitch when I mentioned a substantial bribe?'
"It reminds me of the very first ad that ever swayed me into buying something I didn't really want."
Tags:advertising, advertiser, advertisers, ad man, ad men, consumer, consumers, consumerism, consumer culture, persuade, persuades, persuading, persuasion, persuader, persuaders, proposal, proposals, proposing, marketing, marketing gimmick, marketing gimmicks, marketing department, marketing departments, sway, sways, swaying, swayed, nostalgia, nostalgic, dream job, dream jobs, pitch, pitches, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, consumer culture, consumer cultures
"An enormous amount of advanced engineering has gone into our latest models. That's not to say, of course, that an enormous amount of advanced engineering hasn't always gone into all our models."
Tags:engineer, engineering, german engineering, auto, autos, automobile, car, cars, motor, motors, sports car, muscle car, sales, salesman, salesmen, showroom, car salesman, advanced engineering, mechanic, mechanical engineering, mechanics, car maintenance, hard sell, hardsell, hard-sell, couple, couples, buy, buyer, buyers, customer, customers, customer service, spin, rhetoric, persuade, persuasive, persuading, persuades, dupe, duped, crook, model, car model
"Did it ever occur to you that we might be identical twins separated at birth and raised in radically different environments?"
Tags:beggar, beggars, begging, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, homeless, homelessness, poverty, wealth divide, wealth gap, poverty gap, inequality, persuade, persuasion, persuading, twin, twins, identical twin, identical twins, separated, separated twins, separated at birth, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide
"I own one plane, two yachts, four houses and five politicians."
Tags:millionaire, millionaires, billionaire, billionaires, wealth, wealthy, wealthy people, rich people, rich, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, corruption, corrupt, corrupted, politics, political, government, governments, politician, politicians, lobbyist, lobbying, influence, influencing, influential, persuasive, persuade, persuading, money talks, donate, donation, donations, manipulate, manipulation, manipulated
'I've been able to change their answer from 'never' to 'when pigs fly'.'
'Medicine needs research, and research needs people like you, Mrs Watts, to make sure they've got it right.'
Tags:research, medical, clinical trials, safety trials, pre-clinical trials, trial stages, clinical, treatment, novel treatments, cures, finding cure, research on patients, experimental, experiment, putting yourself forward, procedure, discovery, drug discovery, drugs, medicinal products, medical advances, wary, apprehensive, persuasion, persuade
"Why don't you come out and join us Tuesday night. We're a group committed to peacefully and nonviolently watching television."
Tags:tv, television, after work, after hours, peace, peaceful, peacefully, working world, working life, persuade, persuasive, persuasion, persuading, word play, word-play, play on words, group, commit, committed, activism, activist, reversal, couch potato, exhausted, water cooler, cooler, businessmen, businessman, office life, office drone, office drones, offices, modern life, modern world, importance, inflate, inflated
"Oh, come on, what's a Martini without an olive?"
'You don't want to sign? Hmmm... when I was a kid, I got all I wanted when I started to cry. Is there any chance that this could still work?'
Soft music, candlelight and cheese. Could be a trap.