1. They don’t hesitate to take a bold stand….
2. They modify how quickly they speak….
3. They start by looking for small wins….
4. They aren’t afraid to (occasionally) swear….
I have seen research that the occasional mild swear (“damn”) increases one’s credibility and persuasiveness and agree with Jeff’s inclusion in a great list of traits of persuasive people.
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