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Old September 30, 2023, 01:00 PM
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Default Situational context. Getting a deal and getting the girl, two very different things.

The whole idea behind PUA (Pick Up Artists) is the use of word/touch manipulation and even some stage hypnosis all to get a girl to say yes...and it is mainly bought by those guys who need the help. The incels and hopeless guys who think they deserve to get what they want.

They don't.

And so the context of verbal communication; the where and when...are just as important. In a business setting, when wheeling and dealing, one wrong word can screw the pooch on things.

With ONE sided talk, as we see on YouTube, webinar replays, and as a tool for mass communication...there still are some ways to evoke an emotional reaction, depending, of course, on the audience. See any Trump Rally to witness these knee jerk reactions. Powerful are the believers.

So, the smart thing would be to seed the audience with your own peeps, such as they did on four camera TV shows, where you can hear the 'pros' on the laugh track.

But in the real world, whether it is a business deal, or a child/parent, or teacher, or personal relationship, the person who knows how to control and is aware of what they utter, has tremendous power in that setting...and the good news is, it can be learned.

In my escalator of biz op, it starts with TALK, and ends with TALK to the masses. In my golf biz, I did one to one talking, then groups, then on mass media, then rinsed and repeated for the next thing.

Knowing how to expedite or speed up the escalator can shave off years of trial and error, and get one to their goal much faster...depending on whether they master the art of personalized dialogue.

Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
Hi Gordon,

My thoughts are... with certain things... verbal and even visual communication can be more powerful than writing!

The reason I think is because more emotion comes across... In your voice, or in your expressions...

Until recently, the great power of written communication is it can be easily recorded and mass-transmitted... through the mail, or via email, or via a publication...

But now, when it is so easy to put a video up online... there is much more power to be had in audio and video compared to the recent past! (I really should use it more, I'm starting to convince myself as I write this)...

Of course, one-on-one, there's power in getting real-time feedback on what you're saying... That's also pretty powerful, if you know how to use it...

Sounds good to me, anyway...

Best wishes,

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