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12 Sneaky Subliminal Persuasion Techniques That Work

Introduction

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a superpower?

Some pretty cool subliminal persuasion techniques can make you feel like you do. These techniques use very effective subliminal messages and subliminal persuasion. They’re based on years of subliminal research.

In this post, you’ll learn about 10 of these persuasion techniques and how to use them to influence others and get what you want.

What is subliminal persuasion?

Subliminal means beneath consciousness. So, subliminal persuasion is just influencing people at a level beneath their conscious perception. It is also affecting people with more than mere words. It is the strength of what lies beneath or behind the words.

1. Influence By Using Names.

“A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

– Dale Carnegie.

Using a person’s name is a subliminal technique because people aren’t aware of how profoundly affected they are by people calling their name.

When you use a person’s name, it makes them feel special and important. It’s a way of saying, “I know who you are.” 

One of the most effective ways to influence someone is by using his or her name. Studies have shown that people tend to like those who use their names more than the average person. It’s important to use a person’s name when speaking with them because it can make all the difference in whether they’ll like and trust you.

The next time you want to influence someone, try using their name. They will unwittingly be more likely to do what you ask or agree with you.

Related: The Power of Using a Name

2. Mirroring.

Mirroring is mimicking a person’s body language. It can also mean using the same words and even using a similar accent. It’s a very powerful subliminal persuasion tactic.

Mirroring someone’s language, gestures, and posture is one of the most effective rapport-building techniques. Showing them that you are on their level and understanding what they are saying will make it easier for them to open up to you. Be careful that you aren’t too obvious.

3. Framing. 

Is the glass half full or half empty?

It’s how you frame it!

Framing is wording something in a way that can alter a person’s decision. For example, instead of asking, “do you want to buy a box?” you reframe to say, “Would you like to buy a regular box or the heavy-duty one”?

The second form assumes the person will buy a box and is more persuasive.

Here’s another example. It presents the exact same fact in two different forms. One yogurt container says “10 percent fat,” and another says “90 percent fat-free”. 

Even though they mean the same thing, doesn’t “fat-free” sound more appealing?

Related: Framing in the Social Sciences

4. Irresistible Suggestions.

Irresistible suggestions condition a mind by setting up an expectation. Now, the mind is seeking to confirm the suggestion. For example, “You’re going to love this program.”

You have to deliver them sincerely and with enthusiasm for this to be a successful subliminal persuasion. 

5. Intonation and Inflections.

There are many ways to use volume, intensity, intonation, and inflection in your voice to influence how people are affected by your words.

  • Intonation is the rising and falling of pitch in a phrase or a sentence.
  • Inflection is the gentle rising and falling of the voice in a word or syllable.

You can influence people by using careful intonation and inflection on certain words. For example, “You’re going to LOOOOOOVE this program.

Or you might speak in a whisper to emphasize secrecy, ” If you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll give it to you at a 25% discount. Can you keep a secret?”

6. Extraverbal Suggestions.

The idea of extraverbal suggestions comes from the book Unlimited Selling Power. The book defines extraverbal suggestions as indirectly addressing what you want a person to do. For example, instead of telling a person to stand up or saying, “why don’t you stand up?” You would say, “Are you just a little tired of sitting down?”

The book also uses “extraverbal” to mean combining different hypnotic techniques in sales scripts to influence people’s choices.

They sculpted the scripts to use implanted suggestions, voice inflection, and intonation to magnify the presentation’s effect.

7. Hypnotic Amnesia.

You can trigger hypnotic amnesia using certain words to suggest something that would be difficult to remember. Say something like, “you’ll find it hard to remember that way after I show you this new way.” 

You use terms: forget, difficult to remember, easy to forget, impossible to remember, not important to remember, and too boring to remember.

Adding emphasis to the words increases the effect like “bOOOring.”

8. Hypernesia.

Hypernesia is influencing people to remember what you want them to remember. You use some memory trick and words to make them more likely to remember something.

For example: “You won’t be able to forget” how amazing this program is. Other phrases include: It will be impossible for you to forget, It’s unforgettable, you won’t be able to get this out of your mind, and you’ll remember this for the rest of your life.

9. Ben Franklin Effect.

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It is common the think you can create a kind of emotional debt by doing a favor for another person. And that is true, but by asking another person for a small favor, you can also greatly influence how a person views you.

Ben Franklin had a bitter rival that he turned into a friend by asking a favor.

The rival had a rare book in his library, and Franklin wrote and asked the man if he might borrow the book. The man agreed. Franklin returned the book with a note expressing in detail how much he enjoyed the book. After that, the rival became very friendly and cooperative with Franklin.

10. Fear of Missing Out (FOMO).

People don’t want to miss out on something good. If they see that something is in great demand and limited, they feel it has much greater value. That will cause them to want the thing more.

You can use this technique by saying things like, “there are only a few still available” or “they’re going fast.”

In marketing, it’s common to have a time limit for a discount and to display a countdown until time runs out.

11. Paraphrase And Repeat Back.

 A great way to influence others is to show them that you really understand how they feel and have real empathy for them. One of the surest ways to do this is by paraphrasing and repeating their words back to them, also called reflective listening. 

Studies revealed that people were inclined to reveal more emotion when therapists used reflective listening. They also had a better therapeutic relationship. 

This easily carries over to talking to your friends. Listen to them and rephrase what they say as a question to validate that you understood them. They are going to be more comfortable talking with you. 

They will also have a better friendship with you. People are more apt to listen to what you have to say when you show that you care about them.

12. Frequently Nodding.

Nod frequently while talking, especially when you are about to ask for a favor. Research shows that when people nod while listening, they are more likely to agree with it. Scientists also found that when one person nods a lot in front of another person, it is natural to mimic the nodding. 

This is natural because humans are well understood for mimicking behaviors, especially ones considered to have positive meanings. 

So if you want to be extra convincing, nod regularly throughout the conversation. The person you are talking to will find it hard not to nod themselves. They will start to feel agreeable toward what you are saying, without even knowing it.

Does subliminal persuasion work?

In short, it seems that subliminal messaging is best when it draws upon an existing desire. ‘If we’re not currently experiencing whatever kind of need or goal the subliminal message taps into, it probably won’t be very effective,’ Zimmerman said. When subliminal influences do occur without an existing psychological need, they don’t last long.

Related: Subliminal Results Proof

Can subliminals damage your brain?

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If you’re wondering if subliminal persuasion can damage your brain, the answer to that is absolutely not.

Subliminal messages are no more than positive affirmations repeated just below the normal hearing range. They can never damage your brain, but they can influence your subconscious mind.

Related: Are Subliminal Messages Safe?

Are subliminal results permanent?

No, the effects of subliminal programming can fade or be replaced over time. It’s no different than any other kind of training or conditioning in life. If you neglect something, it will eventually disappear.

Take exercise, for example. As long as you continue exercising, you stay fit. If you stop exercising, what happens? 

Another metaphor could be looking at your mind as a garden. You have to take care of it by watering it and pulling weeds. No matter how beautiful it is today, it will be overgrown and ugly in a few weeks if you neglect it.

Fortunately, your mind isn’t going to become run down quite as quickly as a garden might.

Conclusion to Subliminal Persuasion Techniques

If you want to become skilled at using subliminal persuasion, select one technique and practice it until you master it. Then move on to the next one.  

I hope you have great success and happiness!

Loyd

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