Are you a good 'pre-suader'?

Are you a good pre-suader?

Sushmita Bose

Published: Thu 10 Nov 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 11 Nov 2016, 1:00 AM

Apparently, the art of persuasion is passé. You cannot persuade someone into submission (in a good way, not the genuflection variation of it) just because you happen to be persuasive. You also need to be equipped with pre-suasion. What this means is, like all things else, there has to be an ambience - literally or otherwise - for conviction to be stoked. Social psychologist Robert Cialdini presents his case to wknd.: what it needs to be pre-suasive - settings et al. And you don't have to be (necessarily) manipulative. Pretty intriguing. Have a read.  
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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been either loved or hated. More hated, actually. So, one reason why audiences cannot relate to candy floss master Karan Johar's latest offering is how the film is singularly devoid of supporting cast: in the form of family. 'It's all about avoiding the family,' says Khalid Mohamed. Quite a far cry from 'It's all about loving the family' we usually associate mainstream Bollywood cinema with. There's another family on our pages this time. The entire, extended clan of Vitamin B. Find out why these eight key sources of good living have a huge impact on our health. Travel takes us to Sonaugi in Himachal Pradesh, where a homestead proves to be a home away from home. Tuck into contemporary Italian at Prego's in Fine Dining.
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