Guaranteed Methods to Befriend Anyone You Want Pt 2: Keep the Other Person Talking



Tony Robbins, Robert Greene, Robert Cialdini, Social Circle Blueprint 1 & 2

Talk to a man about himself, and he will listen for hours.

Benjamin Disraeli

Engage in strategic conversation not merely for exchange of pleasantries or information; master the nuanced art that reveals motivations, weaknesses, and desires.

Employ the following strategies to turn every conversation into an opportunity to learn more about others, enhancing your influence and control in any relationship or social setting while ensuring the other person feels heard and valued.

Say Less Than Necessary

Speak less to appear more enigmatic and composed. Use silence as a tool to enhance the weight of your words, making even mundane statements seem significant. In other words, just keep the other person talking.

Employ Brevity and Silence

Employ brevity in speech to enhance perceived stature. However, balance your silence with occasional, meaningful contributions to avoid arousing suspicion.

Control the information YOU share to maintain an air of mystery, making it difficult for others to decipher your intentions.

Practice Active Listening

Actively listen and engage, showing genuine interest in others' narratives by actively listening, engaging, and asking follow-up questions.

Ask Open-Ended Questions

Pose questions that require more than a yes or no answer to coax others into revealing more about themselves.

Offer a Sympathetic Ear

Always appear interested and sympathetic to encourage people to open up, fostering trust and the revelation of secrets.

Employ Flattery to Learn More

Observe reactions to flattery; if someone seems to crave recognition, use it as a way to learn more about their desires and weaknesses.

Share Personal Secrets Strategically

Appear to share your own secrets to encourage others to reciprocate, fostering a sense of trust and openness.

Identify Unmet Needs and Emotions

Pay attention to behaviors hinting at unmet childhood needs or uncontrollable emotions. Offer what was lacking or exploit these emotions for influence.

Discover each individual's vulnerabilities to use this knowledge to your advantage, maintaining a facade of genuine interest and camaraderie.

Understand Influential Figures

Recognize that valuable information often comes from understanding who influences the person you're speaking with.

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