194: The Art of Persuasion: How to Get Anything from Anyone with Raymond Duke

“Master-level persuasion is getting someone to do something because they want to do it.” – Raymond Duke

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Do you know how to be persuasive? Most people don’t. And yet, if you think about it, persuasion is the single most important thing when it comes to getting what you want out of life. It is the one skill that will translate into anything that you do. Whether you’re selling something, asking somebody out on a date, or just trying to convince your friends to see the movie you want to see, persuasion is a fundamental life skill.

My guest today is Raymond Duke, and he is a professional copywriter who has worked with big names in the world of business like Tai Lopez and many others. He’s here to teach the 4 U’s of persuasion, and how you can use them in every facet of your life.

So if you’ve ever wondered how some people are able to be so much more persuasive than you simply through the words the speak or write, or perhaps the copy on your website or ad is not converting the way you would like it to, this episode is for you! Listen up and take notes, because this will change your life!

“In effective sales copy writing, focus on the pain of not taking action to instill urgency.” – Raymond Duke

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Key Takeaways:

  • Master-level persuasion is getting someone to do something because they want to do it. They convince themselves
  • Balance between practicing and learning anything that you want to learn
  • Focus on the pain of not taking action to instil urgency
  • Just because you are using the four U’s doesn’t mean it has to be long. You can condense them into 1-2 sentences if you are careful about wording
  • Understand the market, and then ride the wave intelligently with your copywriting

The 4 U’s of Persuasion

  1. Urgency: How can you make someone take action now instead of later. Stress the pain of the situation right now
  2. Uniqueness: How do you differentiate yourself from everything else? Be unique in the way you approach customers, people you want to persuade, and your product/service itself
  3. Ultra-Specific Proof: You can make claims all day long, but you have to support them. Show people that it works
  4. User-Friendly Offer: Your call to action has to be positioned in a way that emphasizes the user’s best interest

Resources:

RaymondDuke.com

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