2019/04/23 People skilled in the art of persuasion know that, to get someone to respond in a particular way, a seed must be planted in the mind of the person theyre trying to persuade. The plan surrounds the person being persuaded to believe the persuaders idea to be their own. Its not the cleverest option if the persuader didnt bother to ask in a polite, sensitive and enthusiastic way for someone to simply do what they want to them to do. This month, save yourself time and stress by asking someone what you need them to do. Theres no need to beat around the bush or try to be overly clever.