3 Persuasive Examples in my Life

3 Persuasive Examples in my Life - The first example of...

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The first example of persuasion that I encountered in my life was when a salesman, selling Advanage cleaning solution, came to my house and proceeds to sell me the product. The theoretical idea that I am illustrating is the idea of “obligation” to buy the product from the salesman. The story goes like this: I was outside cleaning my truck when a man, who was hot, sweaty, and out of breath, carrying a large duffel bag and some towels walks up my driveway and approaches me. He explains that he has this wonderful cleaning solution that is guaranteed to remove even the toughest of dirt and stains from almost any surface I could imagine. He proceeds to tell me about the benefits of the cleaner and in the process of explaining, continually complements my truck and states that he is not out to “make a killing” off of this cleaner. I, of course, said that I was not interested in purchasing the product but, he begs me to let him try it out on the windows and tires of my truck. I let him proceed and he went on to spray the solution on my tires and windows and the product did clean them very good. Needless to say, I bought the bottle of Advanage and the spray bottle for $40 (a rip off). Now I know I could have probably bought the same product at Wal-Mart of some other retailer for probably around $5 and definitely could have cleaned my tires and windows just as well with a hose and maybe some Windex. So why did I buy his product? Through the salesman’s continuous compliments of my truck, him going out of his was to clean my tires and windows on
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course COM 101 taught by Professor Desantis during the Fall '08 term at Kentucky.

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