Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Elements of Persuasion Blogging

When it comes to writing a blog, the persuasion factor plays a key role in how a writer will create his/her story. In the Science of Persuasion video, it talked about some key factors that may enable bloggers to really approach a blog with a sense security. I believe that consistency is the most important in the medium of a blog. A blog has to be consistently in order to keep interest from its readers as the video entailed. It talks about commitment which is important to blogging because a writer needs to be committed to detailing specifics and perfect their story. Persuasive bloggers will need ultimate consistency as the foundation to a strong persuasive blog to attract the attention it desires.

Other ideas I find relevant to idea of blogs would be liking and authority. Authority is very important to the credibility of a writer which is required for persuasion. If a writer is not an ethical persuasive writer, they will lose the audience before even getting a chance to present their case. Readers want to be persuaded by knowledge and individual who share a driving story of passion. That leads to liking where a connection needs to be established. The group of people that read a blog must be able to enjoy the topic and like it simply. If someone does not like the title because it is bland and boring, then the persuasion is out the window already. In the end consistency will have to be the most relevant foundation. Consistency brings in a great display of reputation and a great network that will remain intact throughout the consistent process of blogs for persuasion.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What is the Art of Influence?

When I think about what influences me, there are many questions I will make myself think about. The introduction of the passage The Art of Influence really seemed to remind the readers' such as myself of the importance of integrity and attitude in leadership. It was was a fresh fun look at the subject of influence. I feel like the introduction really talks about the fundamentals of influence and how it can impact our decision making and why we let influence define our life outcomes. There were excerpts talking about how family can impact the way you grow and I really find that to be the most importance influence you can have. Your family is the number one priority of influence from your days of adolescent to adulthood. Some define family has just simply parents while others have friends or mentors to look up to, but family is the absolute influence.

Looking in to the beauty of influence, I have the idea that influence is just an human perception that we all must fit in. The way we are raised, our experiences really define influence. My influence is from my parents solely and that is what persuades me to persuade others my style of method. I take what I have learned and make my own variation of influence to impact others. Influence is just a guideline to follow to find the inner depth of what you want to define in your life. My parents pushed me to go for education and that influence is what brought me here today. That is what enables me to write in this blog today. My influence of being surrounded with a great academic environment, sports, and good personality relates to this article as it tells us how a good basis of foundation is the key really to good influence. How influence takes place is that influence comes from within your own self, but others will help you find that within.